Religion, Cults and Apologetics

Dec 28

This reminds me of Philippians 4:4-7, which says

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

This reminds me of Philippians 4:4-7, which says

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Respecting Others' Gifts -

Some Christians seem to see other believers as objects to enlighten but not as sources of enlightenment. It fascinates me, for example, that Christians who criticize the use of Bible commentaries generally make a lot of commentary on the Bible themselves. It seems they do not really object to commentary being made on the Bible; they apparently just dislike it being made by those who know more about the Scriptures than they do.

More articles by David Kowalski

Dec 27

Is 'Breaking the Faith' real or fake? -

It’s both, and we’ll tell you why.

Also, at Religion News Blog and Apologetics Index we’ve been sharing news and information about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for many years. 

These are good sources of information if you want to know more about this destructive religious cult.

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Faith healing manslaughter charges -

A couple from Albany, Oregon, is facing first- and second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of their 12-year-old daughter, who died of type 1 diabetes on February 5 this year.

This couple belongs to a church that teaches nonsense about faith and faith healing.  As a result many people have died.

Is God Bigger than Doctrine? -

I sometimes hear “God is bigger than doctrine” spoken as a way of dodging the issue of whether a teaching is true or false. It has also become faddish to say that God is bigger than Christianity (enabling the speaker to advocate inclusive, religious pluralism). We are told we should not disagree with another religion or any heresy because “God is bigger than doctrine.”

Mar 24

“Let me ask you a theological question: Are you born again which results in your believing in Christ, or does your faith in Christ result in your being born again? Maybe you think I’m just playing with words, but how you answer that question significantly affects what you believe about man’s sin, God’s salvation, and more important, your eternal security.” — John MacArthus, How Firm Our Foundation

Mar 22

Jesus: God’s Tangible Sign

No one embraces faith in Jesus Christ based solely on factual evidence. Equally, no one rejects Christianity or loses their faith solely because of a lack of facts. A combination of intellectual, personal and social factors is at work. I would ask readers, whether Christian or not, to explore the life of Jesus fully aware that we form our views on the big questions (and the small ones) through a range of factors. After all, if there is a God, surely we should expect his truth not only to be factually verifiable but also personally satisfying and socially relevant.

- John Dickson, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Mar 21

Obituary for Dr. William “Bill” Alnor

When a brother or sister in Christ is suffering from a terminal illness and it is not the purpose of God to heal them but to call them home to Himself, it is always with a combination of sadness of joy that we learn of the temporary loss. So it is as we learned of the temporary loss of Christian academic journalist Dr. William Alnor, beloved husband of Christian apologetics researcher Jackie Alnor. …

Moriel