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Echoes in Eternity

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Secularism says, "Right now counts for right now."
Christianity says, "Right now counts FOREVER!"

The Prayer God will ALWAYS say yes to...

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Isn't it about time we ask God for a change of character, instead of a change in circumstance?

Patience that Runs

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We are an impatient generation. The average public cost for red light running alone in the US exceeds $14 billion per year - 207,000 crashes, 178,000 injuries, and 921 fatalities attributed to the hurry up mentality that dominates us and saves us on average about 50 seconds. We are in a race according to Hebrews 12:1 ("let us run with endurance the race that is set before us") but one that is tempered with patience. James 5:8 tells us, "You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand." So how do we run with patience?

George Matheson wrote, "We commonly associate patience with lying down. We think of it as the angel that guards the couch of the invalid. Yet there is a patience that I believe to be harder -- the patience that can run. To lie down in the time of grief, to be quiet under the stroke of adverse fortune, implies a great strength; but I know of something that implies a strength greater still: it is the power to work …

Planets and Stars To Scale

How big is your God?

I Need More Evidence

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The reason people do not believe in God is not because of a lack of evidence or logical reason, but because of a rebellion to God himself. As Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen points out: "There is the evidence of the created order itself, testifying to the wisdom, power, plan and glory of God. One should not miss the testimony of the solar system, the persuasion of the sea, the amazing intricacies of the human body. Theres the evidence of history. Gods deliverance of His people, the miracles at Passover night and the Red Sea. The visions of Isaiah, the Shikinah Glory in the temple, the virgin birth of Jesus, His mighty miracles, His resurrection from the dead. There's the evidence of special revelation, the wonder of the Bible as God's word unsurpassed in its coherence over time and its historical accuracy and its life renewing power." In short, there is no shortage of empirical indicators or evidences of God's existence, from the stars of the heavens to the five hundred witn…

Why Does God Allow Evil?

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The Problem of Evil does not exist an in atheist universe. If there is no god, than there is no absolute moral standard. Rape and torture, although painful, would not be wrong in an atheist universe because there is no absolute standard of good by which one might measure evil. This can only occur in a theistic universe and thus the very asking of this question presupposes a theistic worldview. The laws of morality themselves are derived from a worldview that sees clear distinctions of right and wrong, good and evil based on some standard. To have a rational interchange on the subject, one must presuppose certain definitions of what evil is. Without the existence of God you cannot prove anything. You must have concepts of abstract entities such as laws, universals, and prescriptions to speak of what is moral or immoral. But how does an atheist use laws of logic, science and morality without in so doing, give continual evidence of the fact that they arent atheists at all. They know this…