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If Christians had a 200-year Crusade, Muslims have a 1,400-year Crusade (and still going)

November 20, 2015
If Christians had a 200-year Crusade, Muslims have a 1,400-year Crusade (and still going)

1492. The last Muslim armies defeated in and expelled from Spain after almost 800 years of occupation. 1529 and 1683. Muslims laid siege to Vienna and defeated both times.

Transformed by Incomprehensible Love (Repost)

February 13, 2012
Transformed by Incomprehensible Love (Repost)

A husband promises to love and to cherish his wife, but would he keep this promise if his wife was unfaithful? Not so with Christ, who, like Hosea, kept his promise, even to an adulterous Bride: he "loved the church and gave himself up for her."

The Two-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Victim in China: Is She the “Neighbor”? Part 1

October 20, 2011
The Two-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Victim in China: Is She the “Neighbor”? Part 1

Jesus's last question, “Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” turns the lawyer’s question, “Who is my neighbor” upside down.

A Ruler and Shepherd Born in Bethlehem

December 25, 2009
A Ruler and Shepherd Born in Bethlehem

As you celebrate Christmas, remember that as a Christian, you have a King from Bethlehem who rules over your lives. Is Jesus the King of your lives? And as your Shepherd, do you know his voice when he calls you, and follow his commands as he leads you in your earthly pilgrimage?

The King Comes Riding to His People

April 6, 2009
The King Comes Riding to His People

Two thousand years ago, Jesus entered Jerusalem in humility and peace. The Jews acknowledged him as "the King who comes in the name of the Lord" with shouts of joy and acclamation. But when he returns, he will come as the exalted and victorious Warrior who will exact complete vengeance on his enemies as the "King of kings and Lord of lords."

95 Theses Against Dispensationalism (Updated)

August 5, 2008
95 Theses Against Dispensationalism (Updated)

Thanks to Albert for leading me to a thorough refutation of dispensational premillennialism: "The Ninety-Five Theses Against Dispensationalism" written by Dr. Robert L. Reymond for the NiceneCouncil.com

The Death of Christ and the Eternal Covenant

March 21, 2008

The first time I talked to a Christian friend about the doctrine of "limited" atonement, the reaction was immediate shock and indignation: "That's so wrong!" "That can't be true!" Out of the notable "five points of Calvinism," two usually generate heated conversations: "unconditional election" and "limited atonement." Both doctrines evoke images of a whimsical divine puppetmaster who amuses himself by toying with his created beings.

Sinai worship: “altered state of awareness”

March 4, 2008

Moses and Israelites high on Mount Sinai trip [T]here were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled… The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly (Exodus 19:16-18). […]

Demythologizing 7 Popular Christmas Myths

January 9, 2007
Demythologizing 7 Popular Christmas Myths

December 25 was not an accommodation to a pagan festival. Rather, it was regarded as the actual historical date of Jesus' birth since the 2nd century.

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