Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Should we celebrate Christmas?


Many Christians have been convicted about celebrating the Pagan holiday “Halloween”. This is good, but they continue to celebrate Christmas. One might say, “Well, that is totally different because we have adopted things like Christmas carols and the manger scene and mixed “Christ” into this pagan holiday.” To them, I ask, “why didn’t you just have your children dress up as biblical characters and replace the phrase “trick or treat” with “feed the sheep” or something like that? Can we mix the holy... READ MORE

Friday, 17 October 2014

Rev. Billy Graham compares America to Sodom and Gomorrah

Reverend Billy Graham, arguably the most well-known and respected evangelical preacher of the last 50 years, said in a recently published commentary that America was “founded by men who believed in prayer” and that prayer can turn “the tide of history,” adding that while “America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah” and deserves “the judgment of God,” this judgment can be lessened through prayer.

“Even though America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah ever were, and as deserving of the judgment of God, God would spare us if we were... Read more -->

Sunday, 5 October 2014

What is the Christian Gospel?

There is nothing in itself that makes "forgiveness of sins" good news. Whether being forgiven is good news depends on what it leads to. You could walk out of a courtroom innocent of a crime and get killed on the street. Forgiveness may or may not lead to joy. Even escaping hell is not in itself the good news we long for - not if we find heaven to be massively boring.

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-is-the-christian-gospel

Friday, 26 September 2014

Iraq is the second most mentioned nation in the Bible

Some of you are very familiar with the Bible & it's teachings.
You probably know this but haven't seen it presented this way. Very Interesting read.

VERY INTERESTING-
1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq.
2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq ..
4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq .
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq ..
6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq ...
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq .
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq ...
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel .
10. Amos cried out in Iraq ..
11. Babylon , which is in Iraq , destroyed Jerusalem ..
12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq .
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace!).
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the 'writing on the wall' in Iraq.
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq .
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq ..
17. The wise men were from Iraq ..
18. Peter preached in Iraq .
19. The 'Empire of Man' described in Revelation is called Babylon --which was a city in Iraq.

And you have probably seen this one: Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible.
But do you know which nation is second?
It is Iraq !
However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible.

The names used in the Bible are Babylon , Land of Shinar , and Mesopotamia ... The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris And Euphrates Rivers .
The name Iraq means country with deep roots.

Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible.

No other nation, except Israel , has more history and prophecy associated with it than Iraq . 

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*Thanks to Bro. Pinto for sharing this article on whatsapp

Saturday, 20 September 2014

L S Lewis defines Christianity

C. S. Lewis (@CSLewisDaily) tweeted at 6:14 AM on Sat, Sep 20, 2014: "Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed & is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage." #CSLewis (https://twitter.com/CSLewisDaily/status/513126490415038464) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

Friday, 19 September 2014

How many people does it take to change a light bulb? - its a joke, relax

    How many actors does it take to change a light bulb? To change it or not to change it, that is the question.

    How many aliens does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to abduct the light bulb and another to probe it.

    How many Arminians does it take to change a light bulb? None. The light bulb changes itself.

    How many atheists does it take to change a light bulb? Irrelevant. Atheists like the darkness.

    How many agnostics does it take to change a light bulb? We can't know for sure.

    How many Calvinists does it take to change a light bulb? None. It was predestined to be burned out.

    How many car salesmen does as it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but first he sells you the light bulb, the socket, the electricity, and then you sign a contract for light bulb maintenance.

    How many Christian apologists does it take to change a light bulb? First we need to undermine the light bulb's faulty presuppositions. Second, we need to discuss how the properties of light and electricity produce light. Third...

    How many Christian Scientists does it take to change a light bulb? Wrong question because you are perceiving the broken light bulb incorrectly.

    How man communists does it take to change a light bulb? It isn't your light bulb. The state owns it and you. How dare you think independently. We have ways of making you talk.

    How many conservatives does it take to change a light bulb? None, a free market will take care of it shortly.

    How many deists does it take to change a light bulb? The light bulb's existence has been left to itself, unaided, so who knows?

    How many movie directors does it take to change a light bulb? One to say, "Ready..... Action!  Change!"

    How many druids does it take to change a light bulb? 501. 1 to change the bulb, 500 to move the stone circle.

    How many Easter Orthodox does it take to change a light bulb? They don't change it.  They deify it, change it into an icon, kneel down before it, and pray.

    How many evolutionists does it take to change a light bulb? Irrelevant, because they will just wait for the light bulb to evolve into a laser.

    How many existentialists does does it take to change a light bulb? My experience tells me it is only cracked.

    How many geologists does it take to change a light bulb? We have to move a mountain to find out.

    How many Hindus does it take to change a light bulb? Irrelevant. It will come back as a sparrow.

    How many Jehovah's Witnesses does it take to change a light bulb? Two, one to change it and another to read what the watchtower magazine tells them what to believe about it.

    How many mathematicians does it take a change a light bulb? The cube root of the bulb's volume divided by the cosine of 45º multiplied by pi and divided by 17 will give the answer.

    How many Mormons does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but he has to have special garments to do it.

    How many Muslims does it take to change a light bulb? They don't care because they blew it up in the first place and now they are coming after you.

    How many new agers does it take to change a light bulb? Just one to gently twist it until it is in tune with divine lightbulbness.

    How many Pelagians does it take a change a light bulb? None, the light bulb is not defective.

    How many Philosphers does it take a change a light bulb?  Epistemilogically the ontos of platonic lightbulbness cannot be fully known, but can be experienced in a non-nihilist, cognitive state of  Analytic realism, resulting in dgmatic rationalism about the morality of changing a lightbulb. Therefore, 1, unless you're a determinist, then it doesn't matter.

    How many policemen does it take a change a light bulb? Just one, after it is frisked.

    How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb? Too many! First a committee must be gathered to examine if the light bulb has been discriminated against. Then they pass a new law about light bulb equality. Then they raise taxes. Then they exempt themselves from those taxes.  Then they take your light bulb and use it as their own and blame you for mistreating all light bulbs. If you're white, you're automatically a light bulb bigot because you mentioned that light is white.

    How many quantum physicists does it take a change a light bulb? The light bulb isn't broken unless you look at it. So don't look and it won't break.

    How many reincarnationists does it take to change a light bulb? Change? Wrong concept because in the cycle of life it will come back as a fig.

    How many Roman Catholics does it take to change a light bulb? None. They ask Mary to change it.

    How many socialists does it take to change a light bulb? It is a collective effort with many hands changing a bulb that isn't broken.

    How many surrealist painters does it take to change a light bulb? A fish.

Courtesy: carm.org

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

How to preach a good sermon

Most people can recognize a good sermon when they hear one, thought they might have difficulty articulating why. For those of us who try to preach those “good sermons” it is useful to understand what it takes to get those positive responses from our listeners.

Of course, listeners vary and have different things that they are looking for in a preacher. A listener’s theology will determine his or her sense of the sermon. Those who are committed to a high view of Scripture might expect something different than one committed to a more active view of the work of the Holy Spirit. Learning style is a factor in considering the effectiveness of a sermon. Some listeners learn best through reflection and others prefer a more active and participatory approach. Culture will affect one’s evaluation of a sermon. Where we come from, what generation, we belong to, our denomination, our economic situation, and our gender all play a part in determining the kind of preacher we best respond to.

http://www.preaching.org/how-to-preach-a-good-sermon/