Jesus’ death and resurrection was the greatest demonstration of love the world has ever seen. We have a Father in heaven who wants a restored relationship with each of us and His Son was willing to make this possible by bridging the gap between us and our Creator – this gap exists because of sin.
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (Ephesians 1:6-7)
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
If Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead then the Christain faith is void and worthless. It’s this fact of the gospel message that a Christian’s belief should be rooted in. The belief here is more than simply accepting that something is true – Christians have to give themselves to the fact that Jesus rose from the dead, they have to surrender to that truth!… Continue reading
The gospel accounts of Jesus’ death and resurrection are dismissed by many as fiction, but some details don’t make sense if this was the case. One such detail is when blood AND water came out of Jesus’ side after His side was pierced:
But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. (John 19:33-34)
If someone was making this up why would they add water to the description? It’s only with our deeper medical understanding do we know that this is feasible,… Continue reading
The beliefs of Christianity are exclusive and narrow, but this is no surprise as the truth is narrow and exclusive for everybody! Christians are often labeled intolerant for saying Jesus is the ONLY way and increasingly Christianity is called oppressive simply because their views are different to secular society. The ironic reality is that you only find out about truth by learning about it, usually from someone else who you may currently disagree with!
Real tolerance means you can disagree with someone but still give them the right to be wrong – this view is unfortunately quite rare in our current society. Social media can at times feel oppressive with… Continue reading
Living Waters have released their latest film The Atheist Delusion. The synopsis of the film says, “Having to prove the existence of God to an atheist is like having to prove the existence of the sun, at noon on a clear day. Yet millions are embracing the foolishness of atheism.” Ray Comfort asks various atheists questions to show how they are denying the obvious!
This is a powerful and challenging film for any atheist, but also a great resource for Christains, as it provides a framework for those times we are defending our faith. The full film is below, we highly recommend watching it and sharing it with your friends:
One of the most recognized and memorized Bible verses in the world is John 3:16:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Many non-Christians will be familiar will this passage – however, it’s familiarity can lead to us missing things. The whole of John 3 is a fantastic summary of the gospel but there are assumptions in mainstream evangelical Christianity that are very dangerous. One of these is the ‘once saved, always saved’ doctrine that it promoted by many churches – this states that if you have made a profession… Continue reading
Biblical doctrines of hell have been gradually swept under the carpet in recent years as the concept of an everlasting punishment becomes increasingly counter-cultural – this also applies within evangelical Christian circles. This does huge damage to the gospel and presents a defiant move away from many of the teachings of Jesus Christ. The gospel is a message of love, forgiveness and mercy – an opportunity to be saved…but saved from what?! Many Christian’s fudge over the consequences of rejecting salvation through Jesus or completely deny the existence of hell and instead adopt a doctrine of annihilation.
It surprises many to learn that Jesus taught more about hell than any… Continue reading