Monthly Archives: December 2008

It cannot be denied that this time of year holds a special place in most people’s hearts. The tinsel, glitter, Christmas trees, gift wrap, exchange of presents, good food, and everything else that our culture has made the indispensable ingredients of the holiday fill our hearts with positive feelings of peace on earth and good will toward men. What is odd, however, is the overemphasis that is placed on these aspects year after year.
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The handshake. The warm greeting. “It’s good to see you.” The single invitation to have lunch.

What do all these have in common? They are all the typical first experiences of a visitor to an American church.
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One of the longest-running debates in Christendom has been the debate about whether or not a true believer in Christ can lose his or her salvation. There are quite a few people who believe that a Christian could—by turning away from Christ—lose his or her salvation and end up receiving eternal condemnation along with those who are outside of Christ. Continue reading

There are different schools of thought in Christian circles about how evangelism should be conducted. Some of these schools of thought are biblical, whereas others simply leave me scratching my head and wondering what bible inspired them. Continue reading