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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?)

 

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.

 

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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!

Please read on for more new additions ...

 

The trials and tribulations of Mark Driscoll.

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.

Read on for more information ...

 

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...

 

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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...

 

The 'Coffs Harbour Cult'

Last night I watched 4 Corner's investigative program (ABC TV) highlighting a 'cult' in our own back yard of Coffs Harbour.

The program was called: 'Cult of Horrors' and features Scott Willliams and the pseudo 'church' he leads called 'Christian Assemblies International.'

It was disturbing viewing and also very uncomfortable viewing. I noted with sadness a few familiar faces along with a few familiar names. Brave people - hurt people - and victims of toxic Christianity (and no doubt, their own choices, to some degree).

We have posted links to this program and an ABC article on this page: Christian Fringe Groups.

 

Helping non-believers to know God.

Where do you start? The answer to that depends upon where a person is at.

People however, must earn the right to disbelieve. They must be challenged to give meaningful reasons for their disbelief rather than giving shallow answers like believing in God is like believing in the flying spaghetti monster or garden pixies. 

 

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HINDU EVANGELISM: Crucial Skills in Witnessing to Hindus by Cathy Douglass who has been in touch with us. This is a free pdf download from Cathy, a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ as well as a teaching video you can download – exclusive to ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’.

NAYA JEEVAN is a ministry project of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), sharing the Gospel with South Asians in North America and abroad.

Please read on for more new additions ...

 

John, his baptism, his mission.mp3

Who was John (the Baptist)?

Who was this man who, according to Mark... “wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and … ate locusts and wild honey”?

What gave him the right to bypass the local Jewish Bible College professors and begin baptising the local citizens in the local river?

In fact, why was he baptising at all?

Who does he think he is?

Well ……that’s actually a very good question!  Let’s go and find out. 

Read on to download a free message based on John 1.19-34...

 
 

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FREE EBOOK: A Vision for a Gospel Centered Life (eBook) by Dr. Tim Keller. (Available in ePub, Kindle mobi and pdf formats.)

BIBLE TEACHING ABOUT.COM is an online resource for free Bible teachings, answers to Bible-related questions and free online Bible academy.

This is an excellent video: Why I'm Not an Atheist by J. P. Moreland (Professor of Philosophy, Biola University).

And there's even more! Read on ...

 

Baptism. What Does it Mean? mp3

The first Christians were baptised. In fact, they were fully immersed in water very soon after their profession of faith in Jesus. They all knew that baptism contributed nothing to their salvation but they didn't downplay the importance of baptism either. 

What does baptism actually mean? What does it signify? What baptism is and does is actually very significant. It speaks very powerfully about what Jesus has done for us and our union with Him. It also has profound practical consequences. 

Please read on - then download the free message on baptism ...

 

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