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I was thinking about this today during lunch.
The LGBT along with its ‘so-called’ christian supporters tell us that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality and that if Jesus, friend of sinners, was around – he would welcome these ‘sinners’ and forget their abominations, ahem, relationships. Now, let’s say sure. that sounds about right. Jesus is cool!
But consider this: what happens once these homosexual, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders get to heaven. What will the Father do? For surely the Father said plenty on the subject and it ain’t pretty.
Myth 1: Contradictions in the Gospels
Myth 2: Pagan Parallels in the Mystery Religions
Myth 3: The Fraud Theory
Myth 4: Hallucinations
Myth 5: It’s a Matter of Faith
Myth 6: Apparent Death Theory
Myth 7: It Was Merely Legend
Myth 8: Science Proves that Resurrections Cannot Occur
Myth 9: Not Enough Evidence
Myth 10: Lost Gospels
If you find this information helpful, you’ll want to get the Case for the Resurrection of Jesus DVD with Mike Licona. This is a two-disc set with 8 sessions. An excellent small group resource!
So I’m prepping for my sunday school lesson tomorrow and doing a bit of research and what do I find?
Love Wins: For Teens. Nooooooooooaoaaaah!!!!! After waking up from the shock and terror, I watched the promo video. The highlight, you ask?
Jesus loves parties. God is throwing the biggest party ever. You’re invited!
ay aye aye.
A while back, someone asked Richard Dawkins, What if you’re wrong [about Atheism]?
He replied by saying that we all could be wrong about many things. We could totally be wrong about unicorns or the flying tea pot (alluding to Bertrand Russell*).
And I was just getting into this conversation when he made the following poor comment:
He said: if you had been born in a Muslim country – you would’ve been a Muslim. You’re a Christian as a matter of chance.
Oh boy. Good old demagogics. The crowd loved him of course.
Yet – the truth is – this is not how God works. Christ doesn’t need a Bible, or a Christian country, or a Christian witness to bring people to himself. He who defeated death is not bound by country lines.
So what about those who haven’t heard? Simple. Christ is real. He’s not a figment of our imagination. Because he is real, he can personally reach out to people. And he is working such miracles as we speak.
A while back HavenToday.org ran a wonderful series documenting how Muslims are coming to Christ through dreams and visions. Ravi Zacharias talks about these conversions in many of his podcasts too.
You want miracles? Here you have them. Muslim people that have never heard of the Gospel are quoting it. We are reminded again that God is gracious with us. For those he predestined, he will call. And those he calls, he justifies. And those he justifies, he loves and glorifies (Romans 8).
And so my brethren, people want miracles but even if they could see one, they would not believe. Our Lord, Yeshua, put it best:
But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. Do not grumble among yourselves. All that the Father gives me will come to me ... and No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6).
If you want to hear about miracles, check out these audio archives below. HavenToday starts with about 4 minutes of music and then gets into the meat of the matter.
HavenToday.org: Islam, Visions, Dreams & Miracles
Persian Springs: Read the story of four Iranians coming to Jesus through dreams and visions. I haven’t read the book but Ravi Zacharias recommends it.
HavenToday Podcast. iTunes required.
* Bertrand Russell popularized this tea pod story. What if there is a tea pot floating somewhere near the sun. We can’t see it. We can’t detect it. We can’t prove its existence or non-existence.
I just finished listening to the Unbelievable show Did Jesus Exist? Richard Carrier vs Mark Goodacre and I thought it was very good.
I always thought of Richard as an “not really my type of guy” but he comes across well on the radio show. He puts up some good arguments (not too silly). He takes some cheap shots here and there but overall – very juicy. Give it a listen if you got 50 minutes and get an update on the latest Christ-myth discussion.
Last night, SNL aired a sketch portraying Jesus as a violent revenge-blood-thirsty maniac judge (a’la Quentin Tarantino).
Forget any violations of the second commandment, little did NBC know – this is exactly what’s coming.
The Judge of the living and the dead is near. Some shall rise to eternal glory. Some to eternal judgement.
Watch it here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/457671
These 45 minutes are a must listen whether you’re new to apologetics or not. It is a great review of the SLED method as well as a discussion of answering the rape and incest questions.
Scott does a great job. God bless him. Meet him here.
How is it that President Obama gets to talk about the Creator, or God, and even gets to pray that “God may bless American today and forever” and yet we, the people, don’t get those same privileges in our schools?
Surely if our president gets to talk publicly about the Creator or God, and Pray – shouldn’t that set the tone for the rest of the people? Isn’t he the people’s representative? Doesn’t he represent our values and beliefs?
During our devotion tonight, my son asked me if God had violated his own commandment by killing people?
I told him – God does not murder or kill capriciously like man.
Having told Adam, “of this fruit you shall not eat or you shall surely die”… he was fully justified in ending his life, cursing the earth and all of creation. God is righteous. His commandment is clear: Thou shalt not kill
In a time and place where it is considered old-fashioned and primitive, Hugh Hefner’s recent engagement tell us something about this special institution we call marriage.
Hef (as his friends call him) has it all. Women. Riches. Power. Fame. Fortune. Why, we ask, why would he want to marry? What’s the point? Couldn’t he just hook up and live together with his new found love of his?
Could it be that Hef sees the beauty, perfection, harmony, timelessness, enchantment, and importance of marriage? A man and a woman. Together. Until death do them Apart. Thoughts?