In the cultural climate of the 21st century unbelievers need to hear the gospel message as much as ever before. However, unlike the world of the mid 20th century, atheists, agnostics, and proponents of false forms of the faith are becoming more evangelistic for their causes. Students, workers and even ministers are being challenged to accept that modern science, philosophy and mere human desire dictate that they should live a life devoid of Christian sacrifice. For this reason, Trinity Crusades for Christ exists. We are happy to assist God’s people by scheduling evangelistic events, Christian defense conferences and personal evangelism training weeks. It is our desire to see the lost embrace the life that Christ died that they might have, and see Christians grow in their knowledge of how to preach and defend that message. If you would like to schedule an event in your community, contact us now. We are excited to work with you.
The connecting of dots is really all that a careful facilitator needs to accomplish in order to teach it to a church group, or discuss it with a skeptic. What follows is an explanation of the argument that should be easily adopted by learners and retains the powerful philosophical truths it reveals.
Isn’t humanity’s shared desire for happiness an objective foundation for morality? Isn’t humanity’s shared desire to flourish an objective foundation for morality? If God is necessary for objective morality, why do some believers live amoral lives? Doesn’t societal evolution explain why people believe morality is objective?
Ultimately, the truth of atheism would mean that we may only properly refer to man as liking kindness and disliking murder. We cannot say that kindness is good or murder is wrong. This strikes most people as horrid, but it is even more deplorable when one considers even more horrendous events in human history. As many Christian defenders have pointed out, the holocaust of the Jews would, if there is no God, not be a bad thing. It would just be a thing.
If atheism is true, so is determinism (the belief that no freedom of the will actually exists). The universe is just a closed system of cause and effect - like dominoes falling in a line. Even our choices are determined. We don't really have the genuine ability to choose. But, can this really be lived out? Find out in this very short story.
This is not an oddity that should serve to amuse, nor is it an achievement that should be praised, nor is it merely a matter of one’s battle against cultural opinions. It’s more. It has to do with the image of God, the reality of sin’s effect on all of creation, the intent of the Designer, and the question of whether we live for our own satisfaction or His.
Occasionally I’ll discover that some professor, preacher, or Bible teacher I greatly admire holds to at least one seemingly weird view. That one view will then capture my attention and hang in the back of my mind as I listen to them discuss other unrelated issues. The weird affirmation is like a pimple on the face of their systematic theology.
I figured, if we could have a visual representation, always on hand, then the girls would be able to remember. Perhaps we could place sections of the finished project on their walls, or have them laminated. That’s when the idea emerged to create a flowing and ongoing chronological mural that includes pictures drawn and colored by the ladies - from Genesis to Revelation.
In the end I found myself sitting in a vast kingdom of gold on a pixelated 8-bit throne. My daughter was in her own kingdom far away in another land. We decided to go back to our simple life of work and community. I left the castle behind.
Fish tales exist on blogs as well. One such case is the oft-repeated claim (whether you’ve head it or not) that atheists actually have more fulfilling sex lives. Is this true?
No longer can one even say, “man,” when referring to “mankind.” "Manmade," must be exchanged for “personmade,” or “handmade.”
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There are a lot of things that those of us in the Christian church culture say as a part of our natural conversation. Some of those things need to go. Let's talk about some of those things on Trinity Insight!