Wednesday, February 8, 2017

One True Faith


Articles:

Many Ways To God? Aren't All Religions Basically The Same?

How Is Christianity Different? - By Jack Graham

Jesus The Only Way To Heaven - By John MacArthur

Jesus Versus The Ultimate Predator - By Todd Wagner

What Makes Christianity Unique?

With All Of The Different Religions, How Can I Know Which One Is Correct?

How Is Jesus Different From Other Religious Leaders?

The Resurrection: Game Changer - By Jonathan Pokluda


Videos:

That's My King - By Dr. S.M. Lockridge

Jesus Died! - By Paul Washer

God So Loved - By Jaci Velasquez

Speechless - By Steven Curtis Chapman

How Many Kings - By Downhere

Listen To Our Hearts - By Geoff Moore

One Way - By Hillsong United

Good News


Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” ​

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” ​​

- Acts 16:30-31 ​

The universe, the earth, and everything in them were created by a good, loving, and perfect God. God created mankind in a sinless state, but our ancestors chose to disobey God's single commandment, which was not to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:17). Because our ancestors sinned they became spiritually separated from God and their sinful nature was ultimately passed down to us (Romans 5:12).


​God is a holy and perfect God and because of your sinful state you cannot come near Him to have a relationship with Him and ultimately your sinful condition will result in physical and spiritual death since you have been cut off from God who is the source of all life. Yet because of God's great love for you (John 3:16, Romans 5:8) He sent His Son Jesus into the world to live the holy and perfect life you should have lived and then He died in your place for your sins (2 Corinthians 5:21). The Bible says that Jesus took your sins upon Himself (1 Peter 2:24) and through Him you can be healed and restored to God (1 Peter 3:18).


​Because He is perfect and all-powerful, three days after Jesus died He came back to life and now He reigns in Heaven forever. The Bible says that when you believe this good news God forgives your sins and reckons you righteous based on the righteousness of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:22, Romans 4:5). You are freely given eternal life and sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13). ​​

Do you believe?


The Bible is clear that we are saved by God's grace through our faith in Jesus Christ and not by our works or efforts to earn salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9). However, the Bible also says that you can tell who has true faith based on what they do (James 2:14) even though what they do cannot save them. Works are evidence that someone has true faith and is saved just like healthy fruit on a fruit tree is evidence that the tree itself and its roots are healthy. When someone truly believes the good news of Jesus and is spiritually born again they will now seek to follow Christ and obey His commands.


​The first command is to be baptized as a public proclamation of faith. This shows the world that you have died to the old self and are a new creation in Christ. Romans 6:4 says it is also a powerful symbol of how Christ died and was buried (when you go under the water) and then rose again (when you come up from the water). The water is a reminder of Jesus' blood that was shed on the cross to wash away your sins (Acts 22:16).


After being baptized, believers begin to live a different life that is marked more and more by doing good and loving others. Believers develop friendships with other believers in order to pursue God together and encourage one another to keep their faith and grow in righteousness. Believers also devote themselves daily to reading God's Word (the Bible) and to prayer (Colossians 4:2, 1 Timothy 4:13).


The Apostle Paul explicitly defines the Gospel, which simply means "good news", as the propitiatory death of Christ for our sins, and His subsequent burial and resurrection. This he calls "of first importance" because it is this message that if believed reckons one righteous in the sight of God:

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, [and] that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

- 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

Friday, February 3, 2017

Age Of The Earth


Articles:

The 10 Best Evidences From Science That Confirm A Young Earth

1,426 Articles Supporting Biblical Creation And A Young Earth




Helium Evidence For A Young World Overcomes Pressure





Videos:

Science Confirms Biblical Creation - By Dr. Jason Lisle

Evidence For A Young Earth - By Dr. John Baumgardner

Starlight And Time - By Dr. Russel Humphreys

Astronomy Reveals 6,000 Year Old Earth - By Dr. Jason Lisle

Evidence For A Young Earth - By Dr. Marc Surtees

The Age Of The Earth - By Kent Hovind

Reliability Of Scripture


Articles:

Is The Bible Reliable?

Is The Bible True?

Five Reasons The Bible Is The Most Important Book On Earth

Every Supposed Biblical Contradiction Answered

353 Prophecies Fulfilled After They Were Originally Written

Four Reasons I Think Jesus Really Existed - By Trent Horn

Horus Manure: Debunking The Jesus/Horus Connection - By Jon Sorensen

Did The Accounts Of Jesus Evolve? - By Joe Heschmeyer

Why The Resurrection Was Not A Conspiracy - By Karlo Broussard

What Year Was Jesus Born? - By Jimmy Akin

Easter: Myth, Hallucination, Or History? - By Edwin M. Yamauchi


Videos:

300 Prophecies That Jesus Fulfilled

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries That Authenticate The Bible

Forbidden History: Dinosaurs And The Bible

Confirming The Bible Through Archaeology - By Dr. Steven Collins

Evidence For God


Articles:










Videos:

How Great Is Our God - By Louie Giglio

Alistair McGrath - Atheist Turned Christian

Is God A Delusion? - By William Lane Craig

The New Atheists: Old Arguments New Attitude - By Greg Koukl

The Incoherence Of Atheism - By Ravi Zacharias

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Father


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 

- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4



The Son



The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. 

- Colossians 1:15-20