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10/25/2011 - 11:16 Which Belief is Right? Book page

 Which belief system is the right one?Whether we are religious or not religious, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, or Atheist, I would assume that we think that we are the ones who have it right. Otherwise, why would we believe the way that we do unless we think that our belief is right? There are many belief systems and religions in the world  (see... Read more

10/26/2011 - 16:38 Gandhi glimpsed Christ, rejecting Christianity as a false religion Biblio

MIDDLE EAST, INDIA, March 28, 2011 — After twenty centuries all that can be said of Christianity is that it is the world’s largest religion with over 2 billion followers. Its influence on men’s hearts and minds as the truth is highly debatable.

Mahatma Gandhi is perhaps the best example of someone who was discerning enough... Read more

10/26/2011 - 17:07 Christian pastors violate biblical principles and pay the price Biblio

The Pastor. He is the fundamental figure of the Protestant faith. So prevailing is the pastor in the minds of most Christians that he is often better known, more highly praised, and more heavily relied upon than Jesus Christ Himself! The unscriptural clergy/laity distinction has done untold harm to the body of Christ. It has divided the... Read more

10/26/2011 - 18:02 They Accept Jesus But Reject "Christianity" Biblio

Frank Decker writes about new movements to Christ among Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu populations. (No link is available to his article in Good News Magazine, May/June 2005, p. 43.) In these fast-growing movements, people accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, but deny being ‘Christians.’ That is because in their countries the word “Christian” does not mean what it does to us.

A Thai... Read more

10/26/2011 - 18:10 Can you follow Christ without Christianity? Biblio

Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves.

– Blaise Pascal

Going to church does not make... Read more

10/26/2011 - 18:18 An appeal to writers: Don't confuse Christ with Christianity Biblio

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. - Martin Luther King Jr

I consider western Christianity in its practical working a negation of Christ’s Christianity. - Mahatma Gandhi

I am no friend of present-day... Read more

10/26/2011 - 18:58 Religion versus true faith: What is your worldview? Biblio

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.

I am no lover of disorder and doubt as such. Rather I fear to lose truth by the pretension to possess it already wholly.

Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egoism.
 - William James

You must picture me alone in that room at Magdalen, night after... Read more

10/26/2011 - 19:57 Giving up religion for individual faith. Is there a difference? Biblio

"Here is a door behind which, according to some people, the secret of the universe is waiting for you. Either that's true or it isn't. If it isn't, then what the door conceals is simply the greatest fraud....on record."    - C.S. Lewis 

"The religions of mankind must be classed among the mass delusions."... Read more

10/26/2011 - 23:14 How Can The Bible Be Authoritative? Biblio


How Can The Bible Be Authoritative?

(The Laing Lecture 1989, and the Griffith Thomas Lecture 1989.  Originally published in Vox Evangelica, 1991, 21, 7–32.  ... Read more

10/27/2011 - 10:20 Fables of Faith Book page

These are stories yet to be written or rewritten


Climbing the cliff to the higher life


The tapestry


7 blind men go to see the elephant


Pushing against the rock


The Tortoise and the Hare


Pushed out of one's comfortable room into the fog


The Diving Board


The Dragon in... Read more

10/28/2011 - 07:57 Walking In The Spirit Book page

About 12-15 years ago we were attending a church clear across town. We had been there for a few years. During a period of time I thought I was living by the spirit, and let the spirit decide whether we would go to church. There would be times when I felt led by the spirit to go to church (I felt so bonded with the church and the people) and I would would excitedly go to church. There were... Read more

10/29/2011 - 18:43 Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Followers of Jesus: How Should We Respond? Biblio

Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Followers of Jesus: How Should We Respond?

Can you have genuine members of the Body of Christ who do not consider themselves “Christian” but do consider themselves Bible-believing followers of Jesus? Is it possible to have people who faithfully study the Bible in order to follow and obey Jesus but who also consider themselves... Read more

10/30/2011 - 09:33 Science, Truth, and Faith Book page

Science is often seen as an enemy of those of faith. But we would like to make the case that true science and true faith are closely related and can work hand in hand. True science searches for the truth. True faith is based upon that which is true. Since both are .... truth, we will start with the Truth


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10/30/2011 - 09:52 The Scientific Method Steps Biblio

Key Info

  • The scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments.
  • The steps of the scientific method are to:
    • Ask a Question
    • Do Background Research
    • Construct a... Read more
10/30/2011 - 10:37 Private Interpretation of the Bible Biblio

Private Interpretation of the Bible

Question: How can you interpret the Bible for yourself? I must warn you that the Bible cautions against that: "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation" - 2 Peter 1:20 (KJV).

Answer: You... Read more

10/30/2011 - 10:52 Can we test the great religions? Biblio

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.  Albert Camus, French philosopher

It is hard for many people to give up the religion in which they were born; to admit that... Read more

10/30/2011 - 11:02 Long-Awaited Medical Study Questions the Power of Prayer Biblio

The New York Times... Read more

10/30/2011 - 11:09 Prayer's Power to Heal Strangers Is Examined Biblio

Prayer's Power to Heal Strangers Is Examined
Cardiac Patients in New Study Fared No Better With Spiritual Intercession

By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 15, 2005


Praying for sick strangers does not improve their prospects of recovering, according to a... Read more

10/30/2011 - 11:27 25 Intriguing Scientific Studies About Faith, Prayer and Healing Biblio

25 Intriguing Scientific Studies About Faith, Prayer and Healing

by Miranda on March 31, 2010

Whether or not faith and prayer can aid in healing has been a topic of debate in the medical community for decades. Doctors have done... Read more

10/30/2011 - 11:37 Faith Healing Biblio

Faith Healing

Published by under... Read more
10/30/2011 - 11:57 What is science? What is Pseudoscience? Biblio

What is science? What is Pseudoscience?

by Donald E. Simanek

A visitor to my web site asks "What is the definition of pseudoscience?" That's a fair, but challenging, question. Normally one would expect the practitioners of a discipline to define it, but in this case the practitioners of pseudoscience... Read more

10/30/2011 - 12:49 What is Faith? What is PseudoFaith? Book page

(this article is in process of being written, and will be frequenlty update as more is added or changed.)

The Idea for this article came from a similarly Titled article "What is Science? What is Pseudoscience?... Read more

10/31/2011 - 23:00 Spirit of Christ - mind of God - Holy Spirit Biblio
11/05/2011 - 08:19 Understanding Legalism Biblio

Understanding Legalism

Understanding Legalism

How do we define legalism? Because the term legalism is a very serious one (and because my heart is especially susceptible to it) I frequently think about how the roots of legalism sprout in our lives. So today I want to work towards a definition.

Three events from... Read more

11/05/2011 - 08:29 What is Legalism? Book page

It is so easy for one who is under another's authority to fire off "You are so legalistic" to those in authority. One real potential problem with this way of think is it can be used as an excuse to not follow the rules.

The rules are not the problem. No matter where we are we all under rules, guidelines. It's our attitude toward the authority that is the problem.

A driver can... Read more

11/05/2011 - 10:28 The Spirit and the Flesh Book page


The flesh wants to be free from the constraints of the law.

The flesh refers to our immature selfish nature. A vivid example of the flesh can be seen in a two-year-old throwing a tantrum. "Mine! Mine! Mine!" he screams. He wants what he wants, and he wants it NOW!

11/06/2011 - 06:51 Not By Works - Work Out Your Salvation Book page


Works of righteousness

For it is by grace

Work out your salvation

We become what we to. For example, a man becomes a thief by stealing. A man becomes a carpenter by building stuff with lumber.

It works the same way in the things of the spirit. We become righteous people by doing righteous (right actions) deeds.


For it is by grace... Read more

11/06/2011 - 10:36 Perseverance & Consistancy Book page


In one's growth there needs to be a stable foundation to build upon. Befosre a builder builds a house he first levels the area and lays a solid foundation. Withought the solid foundation the house may crumble and fall down.

Consistancy of responsible thinking and behavior provides a  stable foundation to build one's life  upon, no matter what you are trying to build. IN... Read more

11/07/2011 - 09:17 Faith Without Actions is Useless Book page

It has been said, "Faith without works is dead." I'd rather translate it so it is clearer. "Faith that is not put into action is useless and meaningless." We can't say that we have faith and then not do the actions that our faith proclaims.

A person can have faith that he can be a great doctor, but if he doesn't put in the actions (going to school, diligently studying, etc), his "faith... Read more

11/07/2011 - 09:18 Parenting Book page

As we grow up in life, we develop a lot of theories of how we think that life works. However, once we get married that begins to change. If we are aware, we begin to see that we don't know as much as we thought. Then, when children come along and begin to grow up, our whole world changes. We realize that we are not the center of the universe, but a small part. We realize that we know very... Read more

11/07/2011 - 09:28 Accepting Correction from One's Child Book page


This morning I had taken a walk with our dog, a Sheltie named Teddy. While it wasn't raining, the streets and sidewalks were still wet from the rain of last night. Consequently, when we got home Tedd's legs and underside were quite wet. When I brought Teddy inside, I picked him up, carried him over the carpet, and put him on the kitchen floor. I told him to stay (I didn't want him... Read more

11/07/2011 - 11:20 Truth Book page

 Calling something the truth does not make it true. Truth refers to those things that are true. Truth stands up to investigations and questions. In fact, truth invites questioning and close examination. Those who walk in truth don't have to "defend" the truth because the truth is self-evident. For example, the truth is that we can safely walk upon the ground. The ground will hold us up. This... Read more

11/07/2011 - 11:30 Confession Book page


""For there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ."

Confession is quite simple. It is correctly stating what happened or what is.

For a doctor to be able to correctly diagnos someone, he needs to know that facts as they truly are. He needs to know the family health history. He needs to know any injuries or illnesses the patient has had. As the patient (hopefully... Read more

11/07/2011 - 16:44 History Biblio

There is no great and no small
To the Soul that maketh all:
And where it cometh, all things are;
And it cometh everywhere.

I am owner of the sphere,
Of the seven stars and the solar year,
Of Caesar's hand, and Plato's brain,
Of Lord Christ's heart, and Shakspeare's strain.

There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to... Read more

11/08/2011 - 07:37 Family Book page

Articles on the family

11/08/2011 - 12:13 Believing is Faith in Action Book page


I'm slow at times. Sometimes it takes me a while to finally grasp some things. For a long time I've wrestled with, trying to understand, the difference between "faith" and "belief" or "believe". Do the mean the same thing (if so, why use two different words) or do they have different definitions. I finally looked the definitions in a Greek dictionary. This is what I found:

... Read more

11/09/2011 - 14:24 Examples of Faith Book page

This is a section giving stories that show faith in action.

11/09/2011 - 14:25 The Decorator and the Cornice Book page

I'm and upholsterer (since 1966) and have been making upholsterered cornices for one decorator for over 10 years. We have a real good working relationship. I respect her integrity and her professionalism. She respects the quality and preciseness of my workmanship. She and I have talked through and planned out the making of many cornices.
Today I'm making another cornice, which will be... Read more

11/12/2011 - 07:42 A Father's Role Book page
11/12/2011 - 07:43 A Father Provides Security Book page

I just received another lesson on the role of a father. A father should be very similar to a good Internet Security System for computers.

Since I am setting up a new computer, I'm also re-evaluating our Internet Security Software for the computer. Besides all the security features, a good security software should protect your computer fully, but not bog it down.

This morning I did... Read more