does God bless America?

Does God Bless America?

  In Acts 17, the Apostle Paul stood at the Areopagus (also known as Mars Hill), a place where many idols had been erected to many false gods. Among those idols was an altar “To the unknown god.” The Greeks wanted to make sure they had their bases covered, lest their be a god they …

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does God love the world?

Does God so Love the World?

  John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” What a great single-verse summary of the gospel! But even though this one verse stands true on its own, there is still a context that we must …

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what if you witnessed a miracle

What if You Witnessed a Verifiable Miracle?

  Today’s charismatic gatherings are not producing the kinds of miracles the apostles did. Instead of being obvious supernatural signs like we read about in the New Testament, their own teachers have to admit it’s mostly fake. “In the last twenty years, I have concluded: in manifestation meetings all over the world — and again, …

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God told me

God Told Me…?

  Hebrews 1:1-2 says, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world.” That’s something to keep in mind …

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what is theology

What is Theology?

  There’s a word you won’t find in your Bible, yet you’ll find the subject all over your Bible: theology. What does theology mean? Augustine was perhaps the first to use the word, theologia in both Greek and Latin, which he defined as “reasoning or discussion concerning the Deity.” Now, people often say things like, …

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The Shack vs the Bible

The Shack vs. the Bible?

  The Shack, a novel by William Paul Young, has sold over 20 million copies and has been made into a feature film. It’s about a man whose daughter was murdered, leading him to ask why a loving God would allow such evil. He returns to the place where she died and meets God as …

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do Jews, Muslims, Mormons, and Christians worship the same God?

Do Jews, Muslims, Mormons, and Christians Worship the Same God?

  It’s often said that because Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, and Christianity share a common historical heritage in Abraham, then they all worship the same God, right? No, they don’t. While Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are all monotheistic. Mormonism is not. Mormons believe in many gods and that they will become gods themselves. They might worship …

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moves and music can't be christian

Music and Movies Can’t Be Christian?

  Christian musicians are fond of saying things like, “Well, we’re not a Christian band. We’re Christians in a band,” and think they’re being profound. Front-man Jon Foreman was once asked, “Is Switchfoot a Christian band?” And he answered, “To be honest, this question grieves me because I feel that it misrepresents a much bigger …

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