The Biblical Case for Everyone Going to Heaven is just over 59,000 words. The title is straightforward and self-explanatory.
Some people think Jesus Christ was crucified and raised from the dead so that a subset of the human race could go to heaven. On the contrary, the work that Jesus did is efficacious for every single human being. Everyone is going to heaven!
William Lane Craig Exposes Robert M. Price – YouTube.
This 31:26 video clip is excerpted from a debate on the resurrection of Christ between William Lane Craig and Robert M. Price.
From 19:09 to 24:14, Craig addresses Price’s contention that belief in the resurrection of Christ had its origins in pagan mythology. In doing so, Craig explains how Price’s theory emanates from the “history of religions” school of thought that rose during the turn of the century (19th to 20th) and was since abandoned. From 24:15 to 30:02 Craig addresses Price’s contention that 1 Corinthians 15:3-11 is an interpolation and was not part of the letter than Paul originally wrote. Craig uses evidence both external (24:15 to 26:20) and internal (26:21 to 30:02) to the biblical text to disprove Price’s contention. Included is a brief, but effective, reconciliation of 1 Corinthians 15 with Galatians 1. That is, Craig explains how Paul states in 1 Corinthians that he received the historical confession of the resurrection of Christ from the other apostles but the understanding of its import (i.e. “his gospel”) from the Lord Himself (26:21 to 27:04)
Pastors Matt Chandler and David Platt are preaching that single men should search for a godly wife. Both pastors say that men in the Church are often waiting when they should be taking the initiative to find a wife.
Short video clip of David Platt and audio clip of Matt Chandler included.
via Pastors Matt Chandler and David Platt Challenge Single Men to Get Married | Best Videos.
I was quite happy to see this. Singlehood for men in their 20’s and 30’s is, generally speaking, not healthy.
“Two-hundred million Christians currently live under persecution. It’s absolutely on the rise,” Jeff King, the group’s president, told FoxNews.com.
via Some 100,000 Christians killed per year over faith, Vatican says | Fox News.
2 Timothy 3:12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Quotation of Scripture taken from the NASB.
A Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that sexual relations between two men or two women, and unmarried women having a baby, are morally acceptable.
In the new survey, 59 percent of American adults answered that gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable, a 19 percentage point increase since 2001 when only 40 percent said it was morally acceptable.
Sixty percent of respondents said that having a baby outside of marriage was morally acceptable, a 15 percentage point increase since 2002 when only 45 percent said it was morally acceptable.
via Gallup Poll: Majority Now Say Gay Sex, Unwed Births, Are Morally OK.
I wonder if babies born out of wedlock agree with the sixty percent of adults who think that their being fatherless is morally acceptable.
The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly voted Monday to allow congregations the choice of accepting openly gay ordained ministers, while allowing other parishes to opt out if their congregants disagree with the gay lifestyle.
via Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Openly Gay Ordained Ministers.
If even the ostensible standard-bearers will not hold up the standard, what will the people do?
Some of the results:
According to Surveys of Pastors . . .
90% felt they were not adequately trained to cope with the ministry demands placed upon them.
80% believe that pastoral ministry is affecting their families negatively.
75% have reported a significant crisis due to stress at least once every five years in their ministry.
For the complete list, see SOULeader Resources.
Excerpts from this article:
Dannah Gresh, a best-selling author and advocate for the sexual purity movement, was a featured speaker at this year’s TEDxPSU event at Pennsylvania State University, and spoke about sexual myths that are hurting teenagers and college students who are navigating a culture that promotes tolerance of all sexual behaviors and choices, except abstinence.
“We’re waving the banner of tolerance over the nation, but the one thing that’s not tolerated is abstinence and sexual purity,” said Gresh in an interview with The Christian Post on Wednesday. “Something parents don’t understand is that their teenagers are living in an age where virginity isn’t tolerated.”
What Gresh strives to do is to teach teenagers and college-aged women to satisfy their cravings for love by having a relationship with God, and to be in the presence of God.
via Sexual Purity Under Attack in Nation’s Schools, Says Christian Author Dannah Gresh.
“The Bible is the final authority in all things spiritual.” – John Hus 1369-1415
His name is also spelled “Jan Hus.” He was a Czech priest and reformer. There is a movie about him.