Restore, Confirm, Strenghten, and Establish You

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1Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

This has been the toughest time of my life. I would have rather endured cancer again than have dealt with this. Yet in the midst of the greatest suffering that I have ever known, I have received insights that allowed me to grow closer to God. I have begun to forgive a person that the world would say that I have had every right to hate for the past 29 years! I have seen through the behavior of another person to realize as hateful as she was, it wasn’t her fault. If I was in her place, I could have very easily made the exact same error. It also reminded me how much that I need God on a continual basis. He is my anchor that prevents me from crashing on the rocks during the hurricanes of my life. Now more than ever I KNOW that he really can restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

For more insight into the Christian view of suffering read “The Question That Never Goes Away”  by Philip Yancey

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Wanda Zippler

 

William Lane Craig debates Daniel Came: Does God exist? | WINTERY KNIGHT

The video of the debate was posted by ReasonableFaith.org – Dr. Craig’s organization. This debate occurred in March 2017 at the University of Dublin, in Ireland. The video: (91 minutes)…

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What Was the Shape of Jesus’ Cross? | Cold Case Christianity

     Recently, after speaking at large conference, I was approached by a man who asked a question about the shape of crucifixion cross of Jesus. He’d been approached by Jehovah’s Witnesses who challenged the traditional shape of the cross. They argued the Greek word for “cross” (stauros) simply meant an “upright pole”, “upright stake” or “torture stake”. His Jehovah’s Witness visitors claimed Jesus was actually nailed to a straight stake with a single spike through his hands and another through his feet. In my experience with Jehovah’s Witnesses, I’ve also heard them argue the traditional Christian shape of the cross was borrowed from pagan sources and, as a result, it is un-Christian to acknowledge the traditional cross shape in church architecture, worship or adornment. While the Greek words used for the cross in the New Testament are not specific about its shape (“stauros” = stake / pole and “xulon” = timber / tree), there are several evidential clues offered in the scripture to help us understand the true shape of Jesus’ cross.Before we look at the evidence related to the cross,

Source: What Was the Shape of Jesus’ Cross? | Cold Case Christianity

Does the pro-life position require that you pay for all unwanted children after they are born?

A photo of The Thinker by Rodin located at the Musée Rodin in Paris
Many people claim that in order to be pro-life that you have the responsibility to support all the children that you prevent from being aborted.

Many pro-lifers do adopt children from people who did not plan to become mothers, they support Crisis pregnancy centers and others charities that do everything possible to make it easier for the mother to support the child, this is awesome, but is it a requirement?

Most of the world is against the murder of people who are already born, but how many people are actually supporting those people that others want to kill? Unless you count the witness protection program which is funded by taxpayers, not many!  Does not being able to support those who are on the run from killers mean that I am pro-murder? NO!  How many people are against killing puppies?  If I were to use the logic of the pro-choice crowd, I would say that unless you regularly adopt all of the animals at the SPCA, you have no right to complain when someone kills an already born puppy, but that logic is just silly!
It’s nice when you help animal charities, but not an obligation to be against their mistreatment.

The only relevant question is, Is the “thing” inside a human woman a human being or not? If it is a human we as a society have an obligation to protect, or at least not harm said human.  The people who made the baby are the ones with the responsibility to care for the child or find someone who is willing to do so. We should encourage them, and help them to take responsibility for their choices, not to kill the child!

If you are interested in learning more about how to  defend the pro-life view
Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively, is available for purchase at Amazon. 

How Do We Know the Apostles Died As Martyrs?

People who die for thier faith today provide little if any evidence for the truth of the faith they died for, the apostles however knew for a fact if the reserection was real or not. You could not find that many people who were willing to die, for what they knew was a lie.

Many people are willing to die for their beliefs, but finding people who are willing to die for something they know is a lie, is another matter entirely.

Read more by the presenter of this video
Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith

God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe