What is the Best Evidence that God Created the Universe?
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In 2011 Dr William Lane Craig spoke at the Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL) in Hungary. While they ...
Paul Knight, High School Graduate
On Friday we celebrated another milestone - Paul graduated from his high school program at Bridge View School in Saint Paul. It was a very nice ceremony.
Why Shouldn't We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospels Attributed to Peter? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
When I first started investigating the reliability of the New Testament Gospels, I was fascinated by the ancient non-Canonical stories and legends related to Jesus . While they were written too late to be legitimate eyewitness accounts, they were built on the core truths of Gospels (albeit altered and embellished by authors with specific motivations ). There are good reasons to reject these texts , but there is much we can learn about Jesus as well. I’ll be examining a number of non-canonical documents over the next several weeks in an effort to discover how they differ from the reliable accounts, why they were rejected by the Church, and what we can learn about Jesus, in spite of their unreliability. We’ll begin with the work of ancient authors who attempted to legitimize their stories by attributing them to Apostle Peter:
Was Individual Resurrection a Common Belief in the Ancient World? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
A common claim of resurrection skeptics is that the people who lived in first century Palestine and the surrounding Roman Empire would believe just about anything. They would have easily embraced the story of Jesus’ resurrection without thinking twice. So, for the early proponents of Christianity who thought they really saw Jesus alive after his crucifixion, it was relatively straightforward to spread the story. After all, in the ancient world everything is believable.
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The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Reparations
The battles of the civil-rights movement were enormously contentious and divisive until they began to achieve victories; at that point, they became a useful means of allowing the country to forget its complicity in the state of affairs that had made the movement necessary in the first place. We know, or ought to know, how this story invariably ends. It’s worth recalling that Lincoln, in his initial draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, sought the repatriation of the freed slaves—thus rewarding black people who had helped save the Union with exile, while granting continued residence to the Confederates who tried to overthrow the government. In 2005, the United States Senate offered an apology for the decades during which it did nothing to halt the tide of lynchings that claimed the lives of nearly thirty-four hundred black people between 1880 and 1920. Yet that apology—which was tied directly to government inaction that facilitated terrorism directed at a subject population—was not accompanied by any order for compensation to the descendants of those victims.
Grace to You
We must seek to manifest the forgiving spirit of Joseph (Gen. 50:19–21) and of Stephen (Acts 7:60) as often as needed (Luke 17:3–4). To receive pardon from the perfectly holy God and then refuse to pardon others when we are sinful people is the epitome of abuse of mercy. “Judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment” (James 2:13). So be sure you are practicing forgiveness of others.
Blame the Gun Laws, Not Judd Apatow
Because it won’t do any good, though, I won’t press these points. But please: don’t blame YouTube, and leave Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen, one of the stars of “Neighbors,” out of it, too. I can’t say that I’m familiar with their latest movies, or, indeed, with the rest of their oeuvre. I’m willing to take it on trust from Hornaday, who gets paid to watch this sort of stuff, that some of it is laced with sexist images and misogynistic tropes. If that’s indeed the case, it’s no credit to Hollywood, or to the cinemagoers who pay hard-earned money to see these kinds of movies. But it’s got very little to do with the ongoing tragedy of gun violence.
Maintaining Unity when doctrine can be divisive: 5 mistakes pastors make
Mistake 5 : A failure to love. A pastor must never forget that God sent him to love the people, not merely to imbue them with biblical facts. When a congregation hears a pastor’s love for them, they will accept his teaching much more readily. Loving pastors will still face occasional opposition, but it will usually be much less angry in its tone and also less able to stir up others. Jesus said that the greatest mark of our discipleship is that we love each other. No pastor can make disciples of his people if he lacks the most significant element of discipleship himself.
Reports about Meriam Ibrahim's release are 'absurd'
Meriam Ibrahim's lawyer tells Channel 4 News that reports she is to be freed are "absurd" and untrue, as political leaders call on the Sudanese government to lift her death sentence.
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Part 4 – Did not our hearts burn?: expository reading
My prayer is that these principles will encourage you to immerse yourself in the Scriptures. There is no more worthy endeavor than to honor God by seeking to know and understand all that he has said. As with all good things that God gives us, they are not for our benefit only. In the spiritual life, you are either a stagnant pool or a flowing fountain. If you are learning but not sharing what you are learning, you will be like an algae-covered pond. You might not be in full-time ministry, but when it comes to the Bible, all of God’s people are to overflow with the truths they are learning. Even if your conversations about the Bible are only with your children, spouse and neighbors, you should be seeking to share the new insights you are learning about God. As you move forward in sharing the Scriptures, may you and those you teach cry out to God, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth” (Ps 119:103)!
On TV, How Dark Is Too Dark?
In George R. R. Martin's fictional universe, bad things happen again and again. I'm not just talking about the explicit sex and violence that viewers should expect from a serial drama airing on HBO; bad things include heartless, gruesome storylines: an adopted son betraying the family that raised him, a brother selling his sister to a warlord in hope of gaining an army, an honorable man beheaded at the order of a spoiled child, and guests slaughtered at a wedding reception.
What are ten fiction books you recommend for homeschool teenagers?
I was honestly surprised when this was pointed out to me. I would guess over the course of my life I’ve read two works of fiction for every work of non-fiction. I hadn’t planned at all to make the list all non-fiction, and so am happy to add here fiction. As with before I am not here arguing that these are the ten best fiction works ever, only that they are the ten that I genuinely want my children to read. Here they are, in no particular order:
Scripture calls us to be holy as God is holy and exhorts us to strive for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. There are pitfalls, however, as we strive to mortify the flesh: we can easily fall into either legalism or antinomianism. In this lecture, Dr. Robert Godfrey provides biblical guidance and wisdom for Christians struggling against the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Three Paradoxes of Atheism - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Historically, one of the most attractive features of atheism has been its claim to stark realism. No matter how unappealing a godless universe may turn out to be, atheists claim to be committed to adhering to the truth at all costs. However, in this essay I would like to show that at the very heart of atheism are several extremely unexpected paradoxes, areas in which atheism is shown to be in tension with a commitment to realism and a life consistent with truth. I'll work out these paradoxes in three areas: truth-seeking, moral reflection, and moral motivation.
Ten Books for Eager Reading — The 2014 Summer Reading List
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is experiencing something of a renaissance in interest and influence in recent years. A biography by Eric Metaxas reached the best-seller lists and various other projects have drawn ample attention. Charles Marsh, a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, now arrives with Strange Glory , a massive and important biography of Bonhoeffer. Serious readers will welcome this book. Of all the books on this list, this one is likely to have the most lasting influence. It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive or substantial biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer arriving in this generation. Marsh, who also directs the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, has written a compelling account of one of the twentieth century’s most compelling figures. It is not to be missed. Bonhoeffer was a man of contradictions. He was a man of tremendous personal courage and moral force. His defiance of Naziism cost him his life. Offered continued safety in America, he insisted on returning to his people. He was also prophet of a Christian ecclesiology that was hammered out in the crucible of horrifying times.
10 Apologetics Quotes from Cold-Case Homicide Detective and former Atheist J Warner Wallace - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I have to admit that I never took the time to examine the evidence for the Christian Worldview without the bias and presupposition of naturalism. I never gave the case for Christianity a fair shake. When I finally examined the evidence fairly using the tools I learned as a detective, I found it difficult to deny, especially if I hoped to retain my respect for the way evidence is utilized to determine truth. I found the evidence for Christianity as convincing as any cold-case I'd ever investigated.
When Did the Idea That Jesus Never Existed Originate? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Bauer’s early writings tried to show that historical criticism could recover the main truth of the Bible from the mass of its historical difficulties: that human self-consciousness is divine, and the Absolute Spirit can become one with the human spirit. Bauer was the first systematically to argue that Jesus did not exist. Not only do the Gospels have no historical value, but all the letters written under the name of Paul, which could provide evidence for Jesus’existence, were much later fictions. Roman and Jewish witnesses to Jesus were late, secondary, or forged.
J.P. Moreland: Faith is built on reason - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Biblically, faith is a power or skill to act in accordance with the nature of the kingdom of God, a trust in what we have reason to believe is true. Understood in this way, we see that faith is built on reason. We should have good reasons for thinking that Christianity is true before we dedicate ourselves completely to it.
Seven Steps Toward Clarifying Atheist Vocabulary - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
If we have different meanings in mind, conversations are more likely to lead to confusion than conclusions. Therefore I offer these questions and thoughts, in hopes of clarifying atheist vocabulary.
The life of the mind is an indispensable aspect of the overall Christian life and worldview - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The most important aspect of Christianity is the truth of knowing the Triune God through the redemption that is initiated by the Father, accomplished by the Son on the cross, and applied by the work of the Holy Spirit. The gospel is the “good news” that we can be forgiven of our sins and be reconciled to God through faith.
4 Reasons to Teach the Bible's Storyline - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The storyline of the Bible is important because it helps us think as Christians formed by the great Story that tells the truth about our world. It is vitally important that people know the overarching storyline of the Bible that leads from creation, to our fall into sin, to redemption through Jesus Christ, and final restoration in the fullness of time. If we are to live as Christians in a fallen world, we must be shaped by the grand narrative of the Scriptures, the worldview we find in the Bible.
Behold, Countless Earths Sail the Galaxies ... That Is, if You Would Only Believe - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
"The figures suggest our galaxy, the Milky Way [which has more than 100 billion stars], will contain 100 million habitable planets, and soon we will be identifying the first of them," said Dimitar Sasselov, professor of astronomy at Harvard University and a scientist on the Kepler Mission. "There is a lot more work we need to do with this, but the statistical result is loud and clear, and it is that planets like our own Earth are out there."
Still Looking for C.S. Lewis - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
For the past nearly two decades I have been routinely asked, “Where are the C.S. Lewises of our day?” What they are asking is, “Who are the people that are doing for our generation what Lewis did for his?” In two decades I don’t remember ever being asked, where are the Augustines, the Luthers, the Bunyans, the Wesleys, the Edwardses, the Spurgeons, the Moodys or Chamberses of our day. Perhaps such questions have and are being asked, but they have not been asked of me. But this question is asked, and asked uncommonly often about C.S. Lewis. Why? In this year, the 50th anniversary of his death, why are we still hungry for more Lewis?
Is the Size of the Universe Evidence for Atheism? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
An unusual, yet popular, objection to Christian theism is that the sheer size of the universe is evidence against God’s existence. On the face of it, this seems like an odd objection. Surely the larger the universe, the greater the power of its creator? The objector, however, takes aim at Judaeo-Christian theism. Specifically, the scale of the universe is supposed to conflict with the Judaeo-Christian teaching that God created the universe for human beings.
A Call for Improvement in Science and Faith Discussions - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The discipline of science and faith integration is deeply complex and, I would argue, the most frequently muddled area within the broader project of Christian apologetics. Compounding the issue is the attitude of staunch inflexibility many Christians exhibit in their perspective on matters of origins, despite any deficiencies in their knowledge of the relevant philosophy, theology, and science. Thus, misconceptions persist, which handicaps scientific apologetics.
Does Defending the Faith Offend the Holy Spirit? Aren't We Just Supposed to Preach the Gospel? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Every week I receive great questions via social media or in person. I choose one to try to answer and this week I received several along the lines of, “Does defending the faith (i.e., apologetics) offend the Holy Spirit? Aren’t we just supposed to preach the Gospel?” This is a great question and one I get frequently these days, especially from my fellow members of the Reformed camp.
Screwtape Goes to Church
I have come to believe that churches and ministries need to embrace what C.S. Lewis calls “mere Christianity.” Lewis defined “mere Christianity” as the doctrines Christians have clearly held to since the beginning such as those found in the classic creeds. I understand that may need to be tweaked a bit as Anselm demonstrated the importance of penal substitutionary atonement but I wouldn’t add much more to Lewis’ definition. I certainly hold strong opinions as to whether women should be elders/ministers, how and when Jesus will return, whether the universe is 6000 or 13.5 billion years old and even as to sanctification but I refuse to divide the Body of Christ over these issues. Ironically, it was the polarizing figure of Mark Driscoll who convinced me that there are “closed hand” and “open hand” issues and only the former are worthy of a public fight. After all, if the world is to know us “by our love” (John 13:35) then perhaps we should act as people who truly love each other rather than just as people who loosely belong to the same club.
Defending our Faith from Within - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
This statement may sound strange at first, particularly to the reader who says, “I thought apologetics was done to unbelievers or those of different religions?” While that statement is true, we are certainly called to do apologetics to those who do not believe in Christ, there is another setting in which apologetics is to take place: the church. That’s right; apologetics is also to be done in the body of Christ. What do I mean by this? Why would we do apologetics in the Church and why is this practice important for every Christian to implement?
Alice in Wonderland and The Problem of Evil - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I have probably seen the movie a dozen or more times in my life, but this time something new occurred to me. It came to me during the scene where Alice takes a bite from a mushroom and suddenly grows taller than all of the trees in the forest. Mind you, that was the result of only a tiny bite. What would have happened if she had eaten the whole mushroom? Presumably she would have become hundreds, if not thousands of feet tall. That is when the thought hit me. If a land like Wonderland existed in reality--a land where simply eating a naturally occurring food could increase a person's size, presumably indefinitely--we should expect that someone would take the notion to conquer the land simply by becoming unstoppably huge. After all, what match would even the greatest army in the land be for someone who could crush each and everyone of them in a single footprint, or wield a redwood tree as a weapon?
If These Reasons Wouldn't Justify Killing a Kitten, Why Would They Justify Abortion? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
All the arguments here are unnecessarily emotionally charged and fallacious in many ways. You can't compare an already born child with a set of 140 cells. Why? Because of something psychologists call the person-file system. The person-file system is what we use to create files of the people we know. Now, groups of cells and fetuses don't create person-file systems. We're not very attached to them, we don't presume mind states in them as long as they don't have a nervous systems, and all in all, they don't have a personality (at least not a detectable one) until they're born. After birth is when we open a new template for a person, and start storing information and creating attachment. So, of course it's different to consider an unborn whatever from a born one. So, comparisons of embryos and fetuses with born children is beside the subject when it comes to abortion.
Key Christian Thinkers on Faith and Reason - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
He next proceeds to recommend, that in adopting opinions we should follow reason and a rational guide, since he who assents to opinions without following this course is very liable to be deceived. And he compares inconsiderate believers to Metragytae, and soothsayers, and Mithrae, and Sabbadians, and to anything else that one may fall in with, and to the phantoms of Hecate, or any other demon or demons. For as amongst such persons are frequently to be found wicked men, who, taking advantage of the ignorance of those who are easily deceived, lead them away whither they will, so also, he says, is the case among Christians. And he asserts that certain persons who do not wish either to give or receive a reason for their belief, keep repeating, “Do not examine, but believe!: and “Your faith will save you!”
Music Video Showing Daughter Surviving Abortion Saves Three Babies From Abortions - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
John Elefante released a music video for the song, “This Time", which was inspired by his adopted daughter Sami’s birth. Posted to YouTube and announced on September 16th, the video quickly went viral, with more than 100,000 views in just the first five days. With more than 330,000 views now, the video is not just changing hearts and minds, it is save lives.
Is Jesus A Product of Pagan Myth? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
To be sure, there are similarities between certain events in the Gospels and the ancient myths of Egypt, Persia, and other nations. Long before the first century A.D., Egyptians deities such as Osiris, Adonis, Attis, and Horus were believed to have risen from the dead. The Persians—previous to the time of Jesus—venerated Mithras, a deity whose cavern-originated birth may have been marked by visits from shepherds. And when was Mithras born? According to some sources, soon after the winter solstice, around December 25! These evidences have led one duo of writers to declare, “The traditional history of Christianity cannot convincingly explain why the Jesus story is so similar to ancient Pagan myths.”
The unassuming faith of Maya Angelou
In a 2013 interview with the Times-Picayune, Maya said that she believed in God because that’s what she was taught. She became courageous, however, when she internalized that belief. “I dared to do anything that was a good thing. I dared to do things as distant from what seemed to be in my future,” she said. “When I was asked to do something good, I often say yes, I'll try, yes, I'll do my best. And part of that is believing, if God loves me, if God made everything from leaves to seals and oak trees, then what is it I can't do?”
Review of Defining Inerrancy
What I’m most curious about is whether or not the authors include both the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics as part of the traditional view. Or did they suggest that the contextualizing view is still somehow compatible with them despite what Dr. Geisler, Dr. Sproul, Dr. Packer, and Dr. Kaiser have said in the last couple years about one of the more well known attempts to interpret a biblical record as less than historical? Seems to me that the CSBI and the CSBH were the first real attempts to define inerrancy (and a hermeneutic that wouldn’t undermine inerrancy). Like it or not, the framers and signers of the CSBI and CSBH set the standard. It’s pretty much the only standard there is for now. It also seems to me that the nontraditionalists are caught in the uncomfortable position of needing to redefine inerrancy in a way that is not consistent with the ICBI statements but they’re not willing to admit that their hermeneutical methodology is at odds with some of the affirmations and denials in the CSBI and CSBH.
Foster Care: Orphans in their Affliction
Foster Care. Just the thought of it scares us. What if we can’t handle the children? What if we get attached and then have to give them up? What if their problems are too big for us? What about our own children? We know there are needy children, orphaned by their parents through abandonment or addiction and abuse that end up in the foster care system. These are orphans in their affliction, and we are called to help them. In this conversation, hosted by Rev. Laurence Windham, three couples who have walked through all these “what ifs” share their foster care stories and fears and the beauty that can come from hopeless situations.
The Morality of God in the Old Testament (Christian Answers to Hard Questions) - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Beale’s purpose in writing this book is to succinctly discuss “the problem of how God can be considered to be morally good, while at the same time he does things and commands people in the Old Testament to do things that do not appear to be good.” Beale’s question is a legitimate question, and if we are being honest with each other, one that all of us, as Christians, have thought about at one time or another. I don’t have any statistics to back this up, but if I had to wager a guess I would assume that this is one of the reasons why a lot of Christians avoid the Old Testament. To them, it appears as if this is a completely different God than the New Testament Jesus who is both “unjustly” cruel (commands Israel to kill all the men, women, and children of the Canaanites) and always angry about something (makes Israel march for 40 years in the desert while killing off the disobedient generation who doesn’t believe God’s Word that the Promised Land is theirs for the taking). Though there are a lot of different “problems” that can be discussed as it pertains to God’s morality in the Old Testament, Beale’s book focuses on the ethnic cleansing of the Canaanites and then the imprecations (cursings) in the book of Psalms.
Imagine No Religion - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything . The title says it all. Religion is not something author Christopher Hitchens finds merely unhelpful, unpleasant, or out of place within his own life. Rather, religion is “a poison . . . a menace to civilization . . . a threat to human survival.” 1
Got religion? How churches, mosques and synagogues can bring young people back
When the Revered DeForest Soaries attends gatherings of his fellow leaders in the Black Church, he often finds himself the youngest man in the room. Soaries, the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, is 62-years-old. The graying of the church leadership (both among the professional clergy and laypeople) started to really concern him a few years ago, he tells me, when he learned that “the youth director for the National Baptist Convention was 80-years-old.”
How Theists and Atheists Share the "Burden of Support" - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I make this point in my Reasoning (logic and critical thinking) course each fall at The College at Southwestern. It looks like a high-volume Internet atheist agrees with me. In very few academic subjects beyond mathematics is "proof" possible for either side of most specific disputes. Arguments might be very strong, but proof is rare. Cline agrees. Mr. Cline and I also share the following understanding of the theism-atheism dialogue in regard to burden of proof (burden of support). The quotations below are from Cline's same essay quoted above.
Beware The Apologetics Sledgehammer - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I love apologetics. Real apologetics. I’ve known Christians who say they like apologetics, want to learn apologetics, or enjoy doing apologetics. That’s a really great thing! The desire to learn how to do apologetics can lead not just to a deeper understanding of Christian theology but also many other disciplines as well (philosophy, physics, biology, astronomy, literature, psychology, etc.). But sometimes I fear that an overzealous pursuit of apologetics can lead not just to sloppy arguments but to arguments and behaviors that are downright harmful to fellow Christians and to the witness of Christians in the world.
We need to make sure we are not dismissing challenging questions - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I believe there are some apologetics teaching and books written that give overly simplistic answers to very difficult questions. It’s not enough to quote a verse or two to prove a point. A simple, take-it-or-leave-it, case-closed approach to difficult questions will quickly lose people’s trust. When we teach on difficult or sensitive topics, we need to make sure we are not dismissing challenging questions or understandable perplexity with simplistic, tidy responses. When there are clear answers, we should not shy away from giving them just because they’re difficult teachings. The flip side is that it’s not a weakness to say, “I don’t know for sure”; it actually increases respect. Our primary “apologetic” is love. But we must also be ready to offer reasonable answers to this generation’s most difficult questions, both in our individual contacts with people and in the life and teaching of the church.
What Do We Mean by Faith? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
To answer that question, we must first attempt to flesh out a definition of faith. The dictionary includes definitions such as “belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or something, especially without logical proof” and “allegiance or loyalty to somebody or something.” Before looking closer at a Christian definition, a couple of things bear noting: when considering “faith,” we need to clarify the person or thing in which the faith is attached; what exactly is it that we are holding to? Second, there must be an assessment of the degree to which “logical proof” is present or absent. Speaking of faith generically, then, is not particularly helpful. Faith, like any other thought process we engage in, may be sound or flawed, well-placed or foolish. There’s no way to know which without further analysis and reflection. For instance, the faith I place that my car will successfully take me to the mountains depends in part on my knowledge of the car – its current condition, its history of maintenance, the conditions on the roadway. It would be nonsensical to say as a blanket rule, “you should never have faith in your car” because you have “no evidence” or you’re engaging in wishful thinking.
In this section Dr. Sproul explains that the wages of sin is death and this is covered in chapters 1-3 of Romans and that the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord represents chapters 4-6.
No override attempted on Gov. Jindal’s surrogacy veto
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- State Representative Joseph Lopinto, R-Metairie, gets a hand slap from a seated Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette, after Lopinto voluntarily pulled his HB187 from consideration on the House floor, Sunday at the State Capitol. to avoid pitting his House colleagues against Gov. Bobby Jindal. The bill would have set up a legal framework for surrogacy in Louisiana, allowing families to set up contracts with birth mothers.
Sunday Quote!- Scripture Reports Things that Didn't Happen?
Every Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way!
AW Tozer: Lord, to whom shall we go? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
This generation of Christians must hear again the doctrine of the perturbing quality of faith. People must be told that the Christian religion is not something they can trifle with. The faith of Christ will command or it will have nothing to do with a man. It will not yield to experimentation. Its power cannot reach any man who is secretly keeping an escape route open in case things get too tough for him. The only man who can be sure he has true Bible faith is the one who has put himself in a position where he cannot go back. His faith has resulted in an everlasting and irrevocable committal, and however strongly he may be tempted he always replies, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life’ (John 6:68)