David Limbaugh: It pushes the limits of credulity…

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It pushes the limits of credulity, to argue that the same early Christians who taught the greatest ethical system in the world, passionately proclaimed the truth of their message, and suffered and died for their faith were at the same time dishonest schemers and propagators of a great fraud. — David Limbaugh (from, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel)

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Love don’t KO

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I have often stated that debating is my sport. While it can be fun for strange people like me, we (Yes I am including myself in this) need to be very careful not to lose focus on what is really important here.  The goal should not be to smash our opponent’s face in with our fist till he or she is to battered and bruised to get off the floor.  It is tempting to say that some people deserve it, I personally have been battling harsh feelings toward someone who claimed she was my friend, and have been quite grumpy toward people with similar philosophies for almost a year now. It is time that I STOP IT!  Our goal should be to lead them closer to the truth, not to obliterate their face! Being mean wins no one, if Christ loved you before you were saved, you should at least try to love the person that you are debating. If you are mean, you could do more harm than good. It is possible to win the battle, but lose the war.
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Proverbs 16:32

 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

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The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books | WINTERY KNIGHT

I sometimes hear this odd objection that the books that were to be included in the Bible were not decided until the 4th century. I think it comes from some Hollywood movie, or maybe a TV show. Anyway, this post should help fix that myth. I’m going to quote from New Testament expert Dr. Michael J. Kruger from his blog. He writes: One of the key data points in any discussion of canon is something called the Muratorian fragment (also known as the Muratorian canon).  This fragment, named after its discoverer Ludovico Antonio Muratori, contains our earliest list of the books in the New Testament.  While the fragment itself dates from the 7th or 8th century, the list it contains was originally written in Greek and dates back to the end of the second century (c.180). […]What is noteworthy for our purposes here is that the Muratorian fragment affirms 22 of the 27 books of the New Testament.  These include the four Gospels, Acts, all 13 epistles of Paul, Jude, 1 John, 2 John (and possibly 3rd John), and Revelation.  This means that at a remarkably early point (end of the second century), the central core of the New Testament canon was already established and in place. Although there is still dispute about some books, that does not negate the fact that the main books we use (the gospels, Acts, the letters of Paul) are all considered to be canon by 180 A.D., much before any famous church councils ever happened. And those books were decided on because they were in widespread use and respected by everyone.

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Did Jesus’ Resurrection Really Happen? Part One – Straight Talk with Claudia K


Did Jesus’ Resurrection Really Happen? Part One March 18, 2016 To call into question the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ which was witnessed by Jesus’ disciples and more than five hundred others just three days after He was declared dead and buried, is to presuppose that the resurrection is the biggest hoax mankind has ever known. However, if Jesus did in fact resurrect from the dead, it is the most vital piece of information that every human being must know for the sake of one’s own life in eternity.

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Don’t judge a church by it’s music.

 

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     I have been to many different churches in my lifetime, most of them were mainstream denominations. All except for my current one played only traditional Christian music. I left the others for various reasons including a pastor that was cheating on his wife with multiple men, and a pastor that told me that I read the Bible too much, and every week was reminding me more and more of the Jehovah’s Witnesses I knew.
It wasn’t until I found my current church that I found one that I was incredibly happy with, all churches have issues, but mine is the best. It is the most biblical church that I have ever attended. This church has two Sunday morning services. The early one plays modern Christian music, and the later one plays traditional hymns. Both have the same biblical service.  Yet I keep hearing people say that Churches that play modern songs are liberal and anti-Christian. If my church is anti-biblical, I really need for someone to point out exactly what it is doing wrong with scripture.   It is possible that my church is unique, but my point still stays the same.
Churches that play hymns can be unbiblical, and churches that play modern Christian music can be biblical.
Church isn’t about the music played, it is about God if the people in it are glorifying the God of the Bible with their hearts and their minds, it is a good church regardless of the speed of the music, or the instruments being used.

Below is a song that is a favorite of my church.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

If Paul could become all things to all people, why can’t we sing to modern people to attract them to the true Gospel?

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Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) by Casting Crowns