Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Horus Myth? | Cold Case Christianity
What if I told you there was once an ancient religion whose God was conceived by a virgin named Meri and had a stepfather named Seb (Joseph)? What if I told you this God was born in a cave and his birth was announced by an angel, heralded by a star and attended by shepherds? He attended a special rite of passage at the age of twelve (although the ancient texts describing this God are silent about His life from the age of 12 to 30). At 30 years of age, this God was baptized in a river (His baptizer was later beheaded). He had 12 disciples, performed miracles, exorcized demons, raised someone from the dead, and even walked on water. They called Him “Iusa”, the “ever-becoming son” and the “Holy Child”. He delivered a “Sermon on the Mount”, and his followers recounted his sayings. He was transfigured on a mount and eventually crucified between two thieves. He was buried for three days in a tomb and rose from the dead. His followers called Him “Way”, “the Truth the Light”, “Messiah”, “God’s Anointed Son”, “Son of Man”, “Good Shepherd”, “Lamb of God”, “Word made flesh”, “Word of Truth”, “the KRST” or “Anointed One”.
What Place Do Miracles Have in Apologetics? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Do miracles prove God or does the existence of God prove that miracles happen? What place do miracles have in apologetics? In discussing miracles, the “value project” is a discussion of the evidential merits of miracles. This can be subdivided into the “basis” question which looks at the evidence that miracles have indeed occurred and the “use” question which asks what religious beliefs are supported by said basis. There are two principle approaches to addressing the value project: the bottom-up approach and the top-down approach. While there are winsome and compelling advocates of both approaches in Christian apologetics, this essay will argue the case that the latter, the top-down, is preferable.
Why My Children Study at Reformation Bible College
There are not just different reasons why people go to college, but different legitimate reasons. There are in turn perfectly appropriate reasons why some people don’t go to college. I am not of the mind that anyone’s mind is wasted if it has never matriculated, or doesn’t know what matriculated means. As such, there is no one size answer fits all. What follows may sound something like a commercial. I apologize for that—it flows less from being a faculty member, and more from being a grateful parent.
Michael Brown - John Kerry, Israel, and Apartheid
After coming under intense criticism for his remarks that Israel could become an “apartheid state” if it did not embrace a two-state solution, Secretary of State John Kerry has now sought to clarify his comments , reiterating his support for Israel, which he called a “vibrant democracy.”
The Briefing 04-30-14
1) Restrictions on what ministers can do is of great concern for religious liberty
'I deserved to die'
Humble of manner at 60, Thomas A. Tarrants III spends his days in stark contrast to those of his violent youth, when he wielded a machine gun as a member of the Ku Klux Klan and was convicted of an attempted bombing. "I was filled with rage," he says of his younger years. Now president of the C.S. Lewis Institute in suburban Washington, D.C., the Mobile native mentors those looking to grow closer to God.
Advice for Christian apologists from Blake Giunta (TreeSearch.org)
You want to let the other guy talk as much as he wants in a debate. Ignore all the insults and red herrings, and pick the one or two points that you can refute the most easily – e.g. – because they are self-refuting, break the laws of logic, contradict known science, or are not admitted by atheist scholars. Refute one or two points using the strongest authorities you can, and let the rest slide. Let your opponent continue. You should convey the attitude that you don’t care about winning, and that you are not really concerned by anything they are saying because you’ve heard it all before and it doesn’t bother you. As you study and debate more and more, that will actually be the case.
What Can We Do to Deepen the Cultural Conversation about Christianity? - Stand to Reason Blog
Out of curious nature, I very often immerse myself in religious blogs, and without a doubt, they will always default back to the same basic arguments that have been debated a million times: The universe needs an immaterial mover, Jesus rose from the dead because the gospel writers were ready to die for their beliefs, morality cannot exist without God, atheism leads to communism/nazism versus God is immoral genocidal dictator, there is no proof of the supernatural, God of the gaps does not work as an argument, communism is political religion not atheist philosophy etc. This is one of the reasons I find the atheism versus Christianity debates nowadays usually so tedious, and have been more interested recently in finding about the philosophical differences between various groups of Christianity for example in regards to evolution and Darwin and the differences between various secular ideologies.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics
Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton as slaves? And only last June Paula Deen admitted using the “N” word?)
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Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian school girls reportedly sold as brides to militants for $12, relatives say
Samson Dawah was nervous. For two weeks, he had waited for any bit of information regarding his niece, who was among the 234 Nigerian school girls likely kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. This week, he gathered his extended family. He had news but also an unusual request. He asked that the elderly not attend. He wasn’t sure they could bear what he had to say.
Democrats Abort Their Texas Takeover | RedState
Thus ends the campaign of “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis. I told the Democrats they couldn’t run a gubernatorial campaign in Texas on pink shoes and children ripped limb from limb. But the Cult of Moloch is so strong with them, they were convinced their gods would help them.
Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live) by Passion
After a decade-long stint leading a student ministry at Baylor University in Texas, Louie Giglio and his wife Shelley moved to Atlanta in 1995 and started the Passion conferences, a national collegiate ministry that used live worship music and teaching to encourage young people to live for the glory of God. Yearly Passion events served as the movement's centerpiece — multi-day, festival-styled gatherings whose attendance grew exponentially from a couple of thousand when Passion held its first...
Crowning the dragon
Your selective memory is showing, 4.4 million jobs were lost in Bush's last year in office, if you hold the previous President responsible for the first year or so of the next term, which most economists do based on the budgets se the year prior, the administrative effect of the previous year, the policies of the previous year etc. you can also add another 2.6 million job losses that took place in 2008. I see you neglect the loss of 800,000 jobs per year in 2007 President Bush inherited a $236 billion budget surplus from President Clinton. But for the first two-and-a-half years of his term, between February 2001 and August 2003, job growth in the economy was under water America lost jobs consistently every month with only three exceptions. It was not until September 2003, with 109,000 jobs added, that the economy would finally start to pick up. I'd say you playing in the deep end isn't exactly your forte'. The deficit as it sits is doing what? Where is the market? Housing starts? Your simplistic approach to blame Obama belies a simplistic and biased approach to all things economic. As a note for your further discussions, the deficit is now at 514 Billion or 3% of the GDP, but I wouldn't wish to concern you with present day facts that wouldn't fit your political point of view.
Clerk shoots robbery suspect armed with toy gun in Harris County
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A robbery suspect with a toy gun was shot and killed in a northeast Harris County smoke shop late Sunday.
A quick guide to family worship
The key is to start small and finish big. The truth is your home is like a little church . Christian parents can lead their home in family worship. It’s really not that hard. Teaching your kids about your faith and sharing in a time of family worship isn’t just for trained theologians or pastors with kids. It’s for all of us, including single parents, working parents, and parents who are new to the faith. Trust me, if my wife and I can make time to do it, you can do it, too.
How Oklahoma's Botched Execution Affects the Death-Penalty Debate
In killing Clayton Lockett this way, state officials thus elevated a convicted murderer to a status he surely did not deserve in life or would have ever obtained had his execution been preceded by acceptable levels of due process. Lockett was not an innocent man who had been framed by the police, ignored by his attorney, or railroaded by a bigoted judge or jury. If we are to have a death penalty in this country, he was a suitable candidate. But in its zeal to kill him, in its frustration about the delay in meting out punishment, Oklahoma turned him into a symbol.
Grace to You
When Christ told His apostles, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you” (John 13:34), He had just washed their feet as an example of agape- love. The apostles were self-centered, quarrelsome, envious of one another, and even sometimes challenged the Lord. Yet Jesus always did for them what was for their good. And this is how He wants all of us who claim to follow Him to show love—even for our enemies.
Heaven Is Real; Hallucinations Are Not
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On this matter of people going to heaven is a very dangerous road, Satan the enemy of truth will do any thing for people to abandon the word of God. Let me put few points why these false claim is around, First is to make christians to focus on what they see and feel not on the promise of the Bible like we don't wait for the coming of Jesus christ we can go now and see him,you see that rather than waiting for the LORD ignoring all sorts of warning (Let no man deceive you by any means....2 Thessalonians 2:3,10-12) Second thing it vilolates God's order God has a time for every thing he does when he wills it mocks God and shows to the world that God is trying to convince people by showing them the flame of Hell and the goodness of heaven rathe than the revealed truth, Third one and I htink the big failure id totally abandon the ministry of the Holy Spirit what is the Spirit doing now convciting hearts and changing life it short circuit that.
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Mike Adams - Look Her in the Eye
Teen: I enjoyed listening to your talk on abortion just a few minutes ago. Your points were solid. But I have just one problem. It’s with the rape exception. Can you honestly tell me that you could look a rape victim in the eye and tell her that she could not have an abortion and that she must take the rapist’s baby to term?
Comedian Hilariously Shows What It's Like to Be a Christian Single in Less Than Two Minutes (VIDEO)
Comedian Hilariously Shows What It's Like to Be a Christian Single in Less Than Two Minutes (VIDEO)
Franklin Graham Answers Questions on Homosexuality: 'You Can Be Gay and Go to Heaven No Question - But You Must Repent First' (VIDEO)
Graham emphasized on the importance of repentance for all people and for all sins, "Maybe gays that are watching want to know, 'Can God forgive me? Or can I go to heaven as a gay person?' Absolutely. But the same for any of us. We have to repent of our sins in turn. A person cannot stay in adultery and be accepted by God. You'll have to repent."
9 Christian YouTube Channels that Help Inspire and Strengthen Our Walk with God (VIDEOS)
Social media has been the leading tool to amplify the reach of the masses and many find value in the amount of YouTube subscriptions one has on their channels. People in the millions are subscribing to fashion and gaming pages, but not many know of the pages on YouTube that were made to encourage people in the Lord.
God's Not Dead: The Incarnation of Jesus Christ: God in the Flesh
Jesus as the Son of Man and the Son of God
has two natures found in one person—Christ is God the Great I AM in human flesh
(Exodus 3:14; John 8:58). The Bible reveals the dual nature of Christ and
humanity’s salvation demands that be the case. It’s a mystery, but a mystery
that in selected ways not only makes sense, but is necessary for redemption.
Jesus, in the incarnation, did not lose His divinity. He did not lose His
authority or His deity. He voluntarily came to the earth as a human baby to
live perfectly as He fulfilled the Law—He took on our humanity in order to die
in our place (Isaiah 53:4-6; 2 Cor. 5:21; and 1 Pet. 2:24). All the newfangled
views of Christ fail to overturn such truths.
Beware the Dangerous Heresy of Michael Bird!
Apparently this Michael Bird fellow – along with other heresiarchs like Craig Blomberg, Michael Licona, Darrell Bock, and Kevin Vanhoozer – has committed the heinous heresy of advocating genre criticism. Yes, by asserting that the Bible contains “genres,” this Bird fellow has become himself the devil’s concubine, an incarnation of pure Machiavellian evil, seducing young sterile minds with this filth spewed forth from the bowels of hades and hell. Now the word “genre” is French and we all know that the French are socialists and all socialists are also atheists. So its not wonder that this French fried garlic soaked frog souffle of error called “genre” will necessarily encroach upon the truth of Holy Scripture whenever it is allowed. Oh, my friends, the days are evil, apostasy sallies us from all sides, the kingdom of God is indeed suffering violence, ETS allows in women, Rob Bell is touring with Oprah, the Russians are in the Ukraine, Democrats are in the White house, Fox News ratings are falling, Left Behind sales are plummeting, and poor people are being given government subsidized healthcare! No wonder that the Rapture Index is off the chart! Oh Saint Ronald of Reagan, please intercede for us and petition the Holy Father to send swarms of carnivorous panda bears and battalions of mutant koala bears to devour our enemies.
British politician arrested after speech quoting Churchill’s take on Islam
A British politician reading from a book penned by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill was arrested Saturday on the suspicion of religious or racial harassment, The Independent reported.
Obamacare website fix will cost feds $121 million
“There doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Obamacare website expenses,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican. “Developers are still being brought in to finish building HealthCare.gov, some states are abandoning their own failed sites, and federal taxpayers are still being handed the bills for it all.”
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5 moves to integrate theology into your ministry
Being in ministry means learning to live with the disappointment of people. Sometimes you will genuinely let them down because of your shortcomings and failures, and sometimes they will have unrealistic expectations. If you build your ministry on yourself and on your abilities, this disillusionment — both yours and theirs — will be crippling. If, on the other hand, you show them that Jesus is the only one who never disappoints, that our hope is in him and that he alone is our standard and our strength, then their hope rests on Christ alone. Talk constantly about Jesus, about his attributes and about his grace and truth. We see more of God’s glory in Christ than Moses ever saw on Sinai. Jesus is lovely and he is ours.
Restoration in the South Bronx
Contemplating that scenario ultimately instigated my desire to plant Restoration Church in the South Bronx. I read Matthew 9:36, and I was completely broken. God moved me to understand his grace in a way that I never had before. I began to see the people as Jesus sees them. Because of the real and hard circumstances in our neighborhood, we simply do not see hope or help as viable options. Then God opened my eyes to an incredible truth. Grace is hard to extend if it has never been received. Because the everyday difficulties of living in the South Bronx are indeed real and hard, it's challenging to grasp God's grace when life is seemingly absent of grace or second chances. We need someone to point us toward the real hope and help we so desperately need. I knew immediately that God was calling me to say, "Yeah, I know how you feel, but take a look at Jesus. Do you see what I see?"
She Wasn't Supposed to Be Able to Walk - Now She's a Medal-Winning Runner (VIDEO)
Molly Hincka ran her first race at the age of 8, and she's been running ever since. She won three medals at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. At the beginning of 2013, she set a goal of running a marathon. She achieved that goal by completing the Detroit Free Press International Marathon later in the year.
4 Reflections About Online Dating
In this context, it's easy to say you're waiting for God to work, but in reality you believe that you are making things happen. Of course, I hope what you've read so far shows you that this kind of thinking gets you nowhere. Online dating is a beautiful expression of, and by no means a replacement for, God's sovereignty. I firmly believe I would have fallen in love with my wife no matter where we met. It could have happened anywhere, at any stage of our lives. But it didn't. Until it did. In the fullness of time, out of the overflow of his mercy, God was pleased to bring it about. I couldn't make it happen. God could, and he did. Praise God!
WORLD | A pox on Mother’s Day? | Marvin Olasky | May 3, 2014
Her article’s only redeeming social value is its undermining of the case that abortion is not evidence of sin but merely evidence of the need for societal restructuring—that income redistribution, free day care, and different work schedules would make abortion obsolete. Marcotte wrote: “let me just put a stop to this s___ right now. You can give me gold-plated day care and an awesome public school right on the street corner and start paying me 15% more at work, and I still do not want a baby. I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly … time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. No matter how flexible you make my work schedule, my entire life would be overturned by a baby. I like my life how it is, with my ability to do what I want when I want. … I like sex in any room of the house I please. I don’t want a baby.”
Glenn Beck preaches Mormon theology at Liberty University - On Faith & Culture
I suggest you check your facts again, Sir. Liberty is an accredited university. In 2009, it received level VI accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Its Law Program is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) As for job searching, I can attest that in my case, having Liberty U on my resume was one of the reasons my boss was interested in me. As a graduate of Liberty, I have received what is considered a well paying job for someone fresh out of college. I work alongside a federal law enforcement agency. Yes, the school leans conservative. If you show me a truly bias school, I’ll eat my hat. First, I’ll make sure it is an edible hat, made out of yellow possibly, but then I’ll eat it. I’m not saying Liberty is for everyone or that I agreed with everything taught/supported there, but given the choice again, I do it all again in a heartbeat!
Eric Metaxas & Dennis Prager
This public conversation, hosted by Hashtag Productions and the American Enterprise Institute , will include candid Catholic and evangelical perspectives on suffering, happiness, hard work, and the conditions that make for true human flourishing. Moderated by Gregory Thornbury , president of The King’s College, two leading thinkers (and dads) will share fresh insights about leadership, faith, business, humor, and public policy as they speak with students, young professionals, and mainstream New Yorkers.
Sex, Millennials, and the Church: Five Implications - ThomRainer.com
I am not a millennial or a boomer, but I am a Christian. As a progressive minded pastor, I still believe that old adage, hate the sin but love the sinner. I further believe that we all make choices in this life, and all of our choices may not be accepted by everyone, never-the-less, they are our choices. Everyone does not accept the choices that people in same sex relationships have made; however, that’s their choice. I welcome people to worship at our church, regardless of their skin color or sexual persuasion. I strongly believe that if they keep coming, eventually they will see, hear or feel something from the power of God’s presence to make them want a life-style change; which again, is their choice. No, I don’t condone same-sex relationships, but I realize that sin is sin and all sin stinks in the nostrils of God so I pray for all who I perceive sin before God, including myself.
There are many reasons to consider a job at Southern Seminary; a rich legacy of serving students, faculty and staff, excellent employee benefits, a team environment and a challenging & rewarding job. Southern has a major library, an onsite health clinic, a full service fitness center, easy access to the interstate network and downtown Louisville.
What Is Nothing? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
There seems to be a lot of confusion over the word nothing, when scientists and philosophers are talking cosmology. Philosophers, when speaking about the origin of the universe, will ask questions like, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” or ”Did the universe come from nothing?”
Contra Mundum: The Flat-Earth Myth - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I’ve been studying Christopher Columbus in my history class and my history books say that prior to Columbus everyone did think the world was flat……..I don’t know if it was a mistake in the history book or your mistake…..but anyway….I guess I have some things to learn! God bless ~ Katie
Christians must be able to explain their faith - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Hosted by Justin Brierley, presenter of Premier Christian Radio’s faith discussion programme ‘Unbelievable’, the conference aimed to equip Christians with reasons for the truth of their faith with evidence from Science, Philosophy and Bible scriptures.
Timothy Keller: Radical truthfulness about who we are - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God's saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God's mercy and grace.
<em>Taking God At His Word</em> Giveaway
After reading DeYoung’s new book, David Platt had this to say: “My trust in God’s Word is greater, my submission to God’s Word is deeper, and my love for God’s Word is sweeter as a result of reading this book. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Blaise Pascal: Religion, Reason, and Grace - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
It is the conduct of God, who disposes all things kindly, to put religion into the mind by reason, and into the heart by grace.
Christian Ex-NY Yankee Mariano Rivera Honored by American Bible Society for Contributions to Spreading the Gospel
Mariano Rivera, arguably the greatest closer in MLB history, was recently honored not because of his future MLB Hall of Fame career, but because of his impact on the Hispanic community through his Christian faith and love of Jesus.