Christianity

Lord of the Rings Is Occultic and Anti-Christ – End Times Christian Article

Lord of the Rings Is Occultic and Anti-Christ The Lord of the Rings was the sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. This book series took shape in Tolkien’s mind in the late 1930s. One day as Tolkien was grading papers, he found a blank sheet of paper and a sentence came to his mind: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (See “Who was Tolkien?” in Works Cited). He wrote it down and began to…

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FREE eBook: It’s About Relationships – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

NOTE: This is not a book of fluff, it is practical and will help you grow relationships. There is no shortage of programs, resources, or ideas in children’s ministry today—but at the end of the day, what is most effective in reaching kids for the Gospel hasn’t changed in a hundred years—it’s building relationships and personally introducing children to the Savior. This ebook is loaded with practical ideas on how to have a more relational ministry. You’ll be surprised by…

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The Tragedy That Never Happened – Christian Article

The Tragedy That Never Happened Tourist boats moving through European canals tend to move at slower speeds than are permitted on North American lakes. The headline might have looked like this: followed by the subheading: Witnesses Say 12-year old Was Driving I was that 12-year-old. My mother was escorting a group of seniors in a tour around a lake in Ontario’s vacation country. At least it might have been that. Or it could have been that both my parents were there…

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I Heard God Whisper, “Do you know how much I love you?” – Christian Article

I love to travel. I love everything about it. Being able to experience new places and cultures, make friends all over the world, truly excites me in such a way that I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I find it funny however, how God uses the things we love most to speak truth over our lives. For me, God has always used travel. I think He does that for two reasons, one I enjoy traveling alone. I know, many people…

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In Iran, It Is a Crime to Be a Christian | Endtime Ministries | End of the Age – End Times Christian Article

The Islamic Republic of Iran is unleashing a sweeping crackdown on Christians, particularly those who have dared to convert from Islam to Christianity. Most recently, nine Christians in Iran, possibly converts, have been convicted by the Islamic court, and each sentenced to five years in prison. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested them for attending church services at a private house. According to a report by Article 18, an Iranian NGO which promotes religious freedom: “The arresting officers introduced…

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Apologetics: Was the Story of Christmas Based on a Pagan Myth? – Christian Article

  Apologetics: Was the Story of Christmas Based on a Pagan Myth? by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones It’s an accusation that’s been around a long time. Even in ancient times, critics of Christianity noticed some parallels between Christian beliefs and pre-Christian myths. In the late second century, a pagan philosopher named Celsus charged, “The Christians have used the myths of Danae and the Melanippe, of the Auge and Antiope in fabricating this story of virgin birth!” In more recent times,…

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Pope warns of ‘rigidity’ in living out Christian faith | Endtime Ministries | End of the Age – End Times Christian Article

Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield” of hatred and misunderstanding in a world where Christianity is increasingly irrelevant. Francis called for Vatican bureaucrats to instead embrace change during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals, bishops and priests who work in the Holy See. Francis’ message appeared aimed at conservative and traditionalist Catholics, including within the Vatican Curia, who have voiced increasing opposition to his progressive-minded papacy. Their criticisms have…

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New Uses for the Hymn Board – Christian Article

New Uses for the Hymn Board After yesterday’s discussion on Twitter prompted by Traci Rhoades, I thought you’d like to see what my wife did when she inherited a hymn board at the church where she now serves. For Advent it got more complicated! The second line in this board is replaced each week… …with the lines shown on the right in this picture. And the candle flames on the left……end up on the hymn board on the other side of…

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Do Small Things Greatly – Christian Article

Life is full of small things, isn’t it? I don’t mean snails and sand fleas. No, I mean the small choices we make, like taking care of our bodies, and tasks we complete, like home and work responsibilities. Since “small” or seemingly routine, non-earth-shattering items construct the majority of our time, perhaps they aren’t so insignificant after all. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for daring adventures and if you follow my personal blog, you know I just returned from…

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The True Nature of Eyewitness Testimony Explains the Differences in the Gospels (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the nature of eyewitness testimony. Given the reality of eyewitness testimony, why would anyone be surprised about the degree to which the gospels differ? For more information about Southern Evangelical Seminary, please visit their website: www.ses.edu. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and…

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Why Reasonable Doubt Is A Sufficient Standard When Investigating Christianity (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the Standard of Proof used in criminal trials and why this standard is sufficient when investigating Christianity. J. Warner also describes why we need to be able to communicate the standard to others before we begin making the case for Christianity. For more information about Southern Evangelical Seminary, please visit their website: www.ses.edu. To see more training videos with J. Warner…

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Dear Christians, We Have a Calling On Our Lives to Live – Christian Article

We live in a ‘quit society’. I’m guilty of it. You’re guilty of it. We all are. The moment something becomes boring and mundane, we often check out and move on. Let’s face it; life is amazing. There is so much going on in the world at any given moment. They literally invented an iPhone 8, skipped the 9, and made the 10 within 15 minutes of each other. It’s overwhelming. It’s also stimulating. This makes it so much easier…

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Why Are Young People Leaving the Church? (Video) – Christian Article

The number of young people who identify as Christians continues to decrease. Why is this the case? J. Warner Wallace answers this question in his “Think Like a Detective”series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. If your church is subscribed to RightNowMedia, you can watch the Cold-Case Christianity Bible Study or the Forensic Faith Bible Study. You can also purchase the DVD set for the Cold-Case Christianity group study (it comes with a facilitator’s guide) along with the…

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Does the Appearance of Design in Biology Point to A Designer? (Video) – Christian Article

Even atheist scientists agree that biological organisms “appear” to be designed. How can we best explain this phenomenon? J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed best explanation for the origin of life in the cosmos. (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/) To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the scientific and philosophical evidence pointing…

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How Can the New Testament Be Inerrant If There Are Variants in the Ancient Manuscripts? (Video) – Christian Article

In this clip from a Summit Worldview Conference session, cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace, defines the notion of “inerrancy”. How can we call the New Testament the “inerrant word of God” when we don’t possess any original documents, and there are so many variations between the ancient manuscripts we do have? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for Christianity,…

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Dammit Isn’t God’s Last Name – Christian Article

On the last Friday night of the month, Youth Pastor Wayne Wyatt would suspend the normal Youth Group format in order to have either a sports night or a music night. For the music nights, he would book a band that was known either locally or regionally, but this week was an exception. “We don’t really have a name;” the guitar player told him. Wayne preferred to use bands that had played other area churches so he could contact the…

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Why Risen is Still One of My Most Favorite Movies – Christian Article

This past weekend, I once again indulged in one of my well accustomed traditions, of watching Risen. This movie never ceases to encourage my faith and encourage me in my walk with God. Without giving away too much, the movie is about a Roman Soldier, Clavius (played by the very talented Joseph Fiennes) looking for the dead body of Jesus. Yet he ends up finding the resurrected Jesus instead. Related Post: The Only Perfect Image To Believe Is Jesus! He cannot fathom…

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Why Do There Appear to Be Differences Between the New Testament and Old Testament Laws? (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded at a Fearless Faith Seminar, J. Warner Wallace helps answer an audience question: Should we, as Christians, observed Old Testament laws? If not, why not? Why do the Old Testament Laws appear to be different than many of the New Testament laws (especially some of the Levitical laws)? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for…

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Why Being Like a Mountain Goat For God Matters – Christian Article

I know the title sounds a little strange, but in a minute you’re going to love it. What does it mean to be a mountain goat for God? What’s a mountain goat? First of all, what’s so special about mountain goats? Well, they eat grass, butt heads, and they stand on rocky ledges that make people wonder how they even got up there, to begin with. But those three things are what’s incredible about mountain goats. Be sure you’re getting…

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Feeding the Two Wolves | c y b e r f i z h – Christian Article

There is a Cherokee story of a grandfather teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” said the grandfather to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The…

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How a Detective Template Can Help You Investigate the Fine Tuning of the Universe (Video) – Christian Article

In this clip from J. Warner Wallace’s longer talk on the existence of God from cosmological evidence (based on his book, God’s Crime Scene), J. Warner describes a simple investigative template that will help you determine if the universe has been fine-tuned for life. Are there good reasons to believe the universe (as a “crime scene”) has been tampered with? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the scientific and philosophical…

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Review: Worldviews and the Problem of Evil – Christian Article

Every so often, one needs to challenge themselves by reading something that is one level above what they might normally peruse. I’m not entirely sure how a copy of the just-released Worldviews and The Problem of Evil: A Comparative Approach ended up in my mailbox. Lexham Press — home to bestselling apologist Dr. Michael Heiser — doesn’t normally send me review copies, and so I figured this one had arrived unsolicited and tossed it on the ‘unread’ stack. Neither was…

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Following Jesus Will Cost More Than You Think But It’s Worth It – Christian Article

I was 18 and at a young life summer staff camp when I first thought about the cost of following Jesus. I was a leader at this three-week camp. During this time, I was confronted with some hard questions while living among other Christians. It was the first time I realized that to follow Jesus; there would be some sacrifices. I realized at this moment that following Jesus will cost more than you think. Although at the time I didn’t…

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Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family Are Compromised – End Times Christian Article

and Focus on the Family Are Compromised An R-Rated Movie Is Subtly Promoted by Adventures in Odyssey? In the “Odyssey” cartoon video titled “Escape from the Forbidden Matrix,” an Arnold- Schwarzenegger-like character appears, fighting aliens. Aliens had been attacking Dylan Taylor and Sal Martinez in a jungle, in a virtual reality game. The Odyssey cartoon had scenes highly resembling scenes found in Schwarzenegger’s R-rated (1987) Predator movie, a Hollywood film about a group of people (headed by Schwarzenegger) who have to stop…

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Simon Peter’s Three (3) Denials of Christ and Peter’s Three Boastful Statements in the Gospel Accounts – End Times Christian Article

Peter’s Three (3) Denials of Christ and Three Boastful Statements in the Gospel Accounts________________________________ Why the Accounts in Luke, John, Matthew, and Mark Differ on What Jesus and Peter Said When Peter Proclaimed His Loyalty to Christ When Simon Peter proclaimed his loyalty to Jesus just before Jesus Christ’s unjust trial, Peter actually proclaimed his loyalty three different times. Twice, he proclaimed his loyalty to Jesus prior to Jesus and His disciples leaving to go to the Mount of Olives…

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