The Christian is free from slavery and adopted into the family of God. Having been gifted the Holy Spirit he or she is empowered now to live a life in pursuit of the Glory of God found in the face of His Son. In this message Pastor Jon explores what it means to be Alive In Christ.
This weekend we will be back in Paul's letter to the Galatians as we pursue a better understanding of the unlimited resources and rights given to those who are covenanted with Christ. Having been adopted by the Father, not only have the bondages of slavery been broken but the believer has been made heirs with Christ. Join us as Pastor Jon seeks to encourage us to continually refocus our minds on the fact that having once been slaves we are now set free as current heirs to the Kingdom of God.
The evidential argument from evil, unlike the logical argument, does not contend that there is a logical contradiction between the existence of God and evil. Instead the argument tries to prove that it is improbable that God would exist in light of the evil in the world. But does this approach do any more damage to the idea that God exists?
It is clear that evil exists. But does the existence of evil serve as evidence against God? This is what many would say. Normally the argument is something like: If God is all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing then He would either prevent evil from happening or create a world where evil doesn't exist at all. But since evil does happen and it does exist then God must not exist. In this, the first of two posts dealing with The Problem of Evil we will encage the Logical Problem to see if the argument holds water. Does the existence of evil erase God?
Is Christianity just a copycat religion? Are the death and resurrection accounts of Jesus merely a retelling of ancient myths with pagan origins? In this article we will explore these questions in pursuit of truth in the knowledge that if Jesus has been raised it changes everything.
Moral relativism is the social norm in today’s world. The anthem is, “As long as you’re happy then it’s okay by me.” Some times the caveat, “As long as you aren’t hurting anyone,” is added. All done in the spirit of inclusivity, neutrality, to appease everyone while offending no one: the epitome of the new tolerance. But in reality there's no such things as moral neutrality.
Can we trust the New Testament documents as being historically reliable? I would say yes, in fact I would go as far as to say that if you are willing to dismiss the New Testament as being legend or nonhistorical you would have to through everything we know about the ancient world. Here we explore why this is.
Today's cultural climate demands that the Christian be able to articulate their worldview. Part of the Christian worldview is the unashamed defense of life. Here we discuss the very emotional topic of abortion and rape.
The Kalam Cosmological Argument is one of the most powerful arguments for God's existence. It's also one of the easiest to memorize and discuss with our friends and neighbors. Here we explore the argument while seeking to form a basic understanding with the hopes of butting it in our apologetics tool bag.