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"CHRISTIAN FAITH" is an evangelicalnon-commercial website run by committed volunteers. Our site has the occasional blog and article but it’s more like a large evangelical filing cabinet with very extensive links. Here you will find free Christian resources and mp3 sermons. You will also find LOOKOUT - quality, world-class articles on new religious movements.

Our main aim is to help you to grow in your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Maybe for some, to actually find saving faith in Jesus. (What is faith?)

 

Female Bishops in the Church of England - gender distinctions finally gone

In what we will no doubt look back on as a watershed moment, the Church of England has begun a “completely new phase” of its history, in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

Freedom Climb 2015 ….

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.  Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” Prov. 31:8-9 NLT

  • 7 climbs (Sydney, Wodonga, Armidale (NSW), Auckland, Brisbane, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Melbourne); 

  • 5 movie nights (‘Nefarious’ and ‘Not Today’); 

  • 1 breakfast;
  • 2 International Climbs (Table Mountain, South Africa and Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia);
  • 12 x monthly prayer calendars sent out;
  • over $63,000 raised and disbursed to anti trafficking and anti slavery projects in: India, Cambodia, 
Zambia, France, Bangladesh and the Thai Burma Border…

We are seeing awareness, prayer, funds and advocacy happening!

Freedom Climb is a ministry of OM aiming to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

An Impossible Steep Climb

Freedom Climb raises funds and awareness through Global and Local climbs. Climbs are a way of identifying with those trapped in slavery who have a seemingly impossible climb to freedom.

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WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0079)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

FREE AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOAD for this month only via Christian Audio (look for the rotating yellow star!) is …

The Attributes of God (Volume1): A Journey Into The Father's Heart by A.W. Tozer

  • Narrator: Michael Kramer
  • Runtime: 5 Hrs. 12 Min.
  • Downloads:   ZIP M4B MP3
  • Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

“A.W. Tozer is a giant among Christian authors. His books speak to the majesty and sovereignty of God in the most beautiful and reverent tones. That is why we are so pleased to offer The Attributes of God, Volume 1 as the free audiobook of the month for November. One of Tozer’s most famous quotes is “Whatever comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” We agree with him and hope that this audiobook helps us think rightly about who God is.” (Christian Audio)

There are other new entries to this site. Please read on...

 

Homosexuality and the Christian

Over the last decade the topic of 'homosexuality' has become a very sensitive issue for Christianity in general.

In part, that is a good thing, as the Church has often been guilty of failing to love its neighbour; instead, it has often harshly targeted a segment of the community for its sexual practices whilst turning a blind eye on other sexual practices - including its own.

However, there is also a disturbing trend that is gaining momentum in the Church and it's also to do with a failure to love that same segment of the community. This failure has been in its refusal to speak the truth in love when it comes to the need for repentance of sexual sin. Entry into the Kingdom is always on God's terms - not ours.

The following extensive article by Terry Allen deals with how the church is currently addressing 'homosexuality' and how it should deal with 'homosexuality'. I commend it to you [Ed.]

 

Who is this guy called Jesus? Six reasons I think he is in fact the Son of God as he claimed by Dr. Bruce Watts

Are there justifiable reasons to believe that Jesus was more than a mere man?

Dr. Bruce Watts shares with us 6 key reasons as to why he personally believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Each key reason is compelling, well articulated and thought-provoking.

1. The reality of God surrounds us and is unavoidable to the unprejudiced mind. 

Key reasons for me to think this way are:

Humans are full of, and appreciative of, - beauty, love, music, imagination, maths, logic, literature, art, kindness, laughter, humour and nobility of spirit. None of this has any reasonable explanation in evolutionary theory. It is far more consistent with being created in the image of God. For example, see The beauty of the peacock tail and the problems with the theory of sexual selection by Stuart Burgess.

The universe generally, and this planet specifically, is finely tuned to allow life to exist. Not only that, the universe and this planet are aesthetic and beautiful in form and design (see The universe is finely tuned for life by Jonathan Sarfati).

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WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0078)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

Articles: Joyce Meyer by Matt Slick (CARM) and Exposing Joyce Meyer by Josh Buice (DBG).

Article: How long can we flog this parson? by Simon Manchester (The Briefing). An illuminating article about the second chaplain to New South Wales - Samuel Marsden - who is known as the 'flogging parson'.

Question: "I am a Buddhist. Why should I consider becoming a Christian?" (Got Questions?)

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Jesus and that awkward question mp3

The miraculous feeding of 5,000 men (plus thousands of others, of course) is the only miracle of Jesus that is mentioned in all 4 New Testament Gospels.

Was the 'sign', as John prefers to call the miracle, significant? If so, how significant? What is a 'sign' anyway? And why did Jesus ask Philip that very awkward question when He knew what He was going to do all along?

A lot of questions are raised in this fascinating passage including the questionable motives of the large crowd itself.

Perhaps there is much more in this 'sign' than meets the eye.

This sermon is well worth listening to ... download it now ...

 

Hugo be thy name

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

That old French saying is never more true than when sin manifests.

It has been over a year since Venezuelan Hugo Chavez passed away, but the former president was, politically, brought back to life this week in an all too familiar scene.

 

Free audiobook: How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer

This is a true Christian classic and should not be ignored - highly recommended by 'Christian Faith'.

For the month of September only, you can download this wonderful book,  How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer, for free.

Schaeffer is one of our favourite authors and if you have never come across his books - then now is the time!

Thanks to Christian Audio and also Crossway Books.

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0077)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

BLOGS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN: 'THE GALOTTIES’ by Elisha Galotti, 'a thirty five year old wife to the best man I know, Justin. He's also my pastor at a church we love in a city we love, West Toronto Baptist Church.

Premier website! Ex-Mormon Christians United For Jesus! (Michael Wilder and Lynn Wilder). See video: " Unveiling Grace: The Film.' on our front page.

Free Bible Software: e-SWORD has more capabilities than you would expect for free!

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The trials and tribulations of Mark Driscoll.

STOP PRESS: 16.10.14 On Tuesday, October 14, Pastor Mark Driscoll submitted his resignation as an elder and lead pastor of Mars Hill Church. 

STOP PRESS: Mark Driscoll Steps Down As Mars Hill Pastor During Review 'The 43-year-old pastor has been under fire in recent months for plagiarism, inappropriate use of church funds and improper behavior toward subordinates.' (Huff Post)

This is somewhat difficult!

We feel we need to be upfront with all of our readers and inform you that we have recently removed videos etc of Mark Driscoll from our site.

We should also be very candid with you and inform you that not everyone on the 'CHRISTIAN FAITH' team has been keen to have Driscoll feature on our site at all! Certainly not for the past few years. There have been worrying signs that all is not as it should be.

If you don't know by now, our Christian brother Mark Driscoll has not been enjoying the best of years - humanly speaking. In fact, this year in particular has been awful - true story!

Allegations of bullying, plagiarism and a lack of accountability has recently seen Driscoll's books removed by a bookselling company; his services as a speaker curtailed and even former colleagues have denounced him on the blogosphere. Driscoll is not the poster boy he once was.

We have been increasingly nervous about recent developments yet we are not sinless either. We run a very responsible website but we are not blameless in all that we do. Suffice to say that it's best (responsible) that we remove Driscoll's published input on our site - whilst he works out how he can best serve the Lord He truly loves. We want only the best for him and also those he has clearly hurt.

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Why am I not a boy?

Can you imagine that your husband abandoned you just because you gave birth to two girls? Can you imagine that your father has no interest in you because you are girl? Can you imagine a life growing up as eight years old girl, knowing that your father left you and your mother just because you are girl, not boy?

Bhagya Lakshmi has been living with the truth that her father left her, her sister and mother just because she is girl. It has made a huge impact on her. Her heart is already wounded. She has grown up witnessing the father’s physical abuse and accusations on her mother for not giving birth to boy. Bhagya Lakshmi and her mother used to cry for hours after her father gone out. Her father showed no interest at all to have girls. So he left girls and mother on the street and walked away.

This article, by Brother Elisha (Indian national), continues...

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0076)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

BRIEF ARTICLES ON ISLAM. This is very helpful! 9 Things You Should Know About Islam by Joe Carter (Gospel Coalition). Also on the same page, 10 Things Every Christian Should Know about Islam by Zane Pratt (Truthbomb Apologetics)

STEP Bible is a Tyndale House (Cambridge) project to build high quality free reliable Bible tools, with the aim of enabling anyone who wants to study the Bible seriously to do so.

Read on for more additions to this site...

 

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Christian Quotes

"Believe God's word and power more than you believe your own feelings and experiences. Your Rock is Christ, and it is not the Rock which ebbs and flows, but your sea."

Samuel Rutherford

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