Sharing important aspects of the Christian faith
"CHRISTIAN FAITH" is a growing, non-commercial, evangelical website: run totally by keen volunteers. Our site has the occasional blog and article but it’s more like a large evangelical filing cabinet. We provide a variety of articles, free Christian resources and mp3 sermons.
Our main aim is to help you to grow in your relationship with the Lord Jesus. Maybe for some, to actually find saving faith in Jesus. (What is faith?)
We warmly welcome you to our site. Five local Christian blokes, from two different churches, serving the broader community together. (A 'bloke' is an Australian term for a 'man'!)
It was towards mid-afternoon in the Middle East. You know, the sleepy section of the afternoon where you feel like resting and letting your thoughts wander, as in a dream.
Well, that’s exactly what I was doing. Just walking lazily through the desert oasis at Ein Gedi in Israel; allowing my restful mind to wander before an abrupt stunned fear grabbed hold of me in a controllable, yet unbelievable way.
Why? What happened? You will have to read on…
You might think the doctrine of original sin is a given amongst Christians. Perhaps it is up to a point, but that depends on your definition.
Did Adam sin for us or simply before us?
Do we sin because we are like Adam or because we were there that day 'in Adam' (ie sinning with him)?
Can Christians achieve a sinless life now or only at the second coming?
Just a few questions and already you can see the problem. There is widespread confusion on the doctrine of sin in today's Church.
We are at it again! New additions this month abound! This one, for example, is one of the best sites we have linked: Third Millennium Ministries.Their mission is to prepare Christian leaders by providing biblical education, for the world, for free. The gospel of Christ is their passion so you will find in-depth biblical education for Christian leaders around the world in their languages, for their lands, and absolutely free.
We have also linked a CHRISTIAN PARENTING BLOG by Natasha Crain and other great links. Please read on ...
Fast forward to 13 minutes 13 seconds - the beginning of the debate.
'Illogical Atheism.' A Comprehensive Response to the Contemporary Freethinker from a Lapsed Agnostic
David Bentley Hart says that the new atheism has "now proved itself to be so intellectually and morally trivial that it has to be classified as just a form of light entertainment."
The philosopher Alvin Plantinga refers to Richard Dawkins and Peter Atkins as “dancing on the lunatic fringe” and "in terms of intellectual competence, the new atheists are certainly inferior to the ‘old atheists’ – Bertrand Russell and John Mackie come to mind. They are also inferior to many other contemporary but less strident atheists – Thomas Nagel, Michael Tooley, and William Rowe, for example. We may perhaps hope that the new atheists are but a temporary blemish on the face of serious conversation in this crucial area" Source: Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion and Naturalism.
The book by Bo Jinn, Illogical Atheism: A Comprehensive Response to the Contemporary Freethinker from a Lapsed Agnostic (presently, Kindle only) gives a wide-ranging response to the new atheists in a style that is fluent and to the point.
His book is well written, very comprehensive and his points are logically structured in the form of premises and very well argued.
I have read the book twice and loved it. Highly recommended!
....for the scientific atheist
It's interesting that some atheists, who hold 'science' as the supreme fount of wisdom, demand that Christians give solid 'empirical evidence' for the existence of God. Now, by empirical evidence they mean 'knowledge acquired by means of observation or experimentation'. i.e. "science".
A good way to answer such a question is to ask the following:
1. What is the empirical evidence for atheism? (Please read on...)
'Christian Audio' is giving away their AUDIOBOOK: 'ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible' (2011 Version). We appreciate their generosity and urge you to take advantage of this once-only-opportunity.
Details are as follows:
ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible (2011 Version)
- Author: Crossway
- Narrator: David Cochran Heath
- Runtime: 75 Hrs. - Unabridged
- Publisher: Crossway
- Downloads: ZIP
Be quick! Their offer can be located HERE.
Welcome to 2014 everyone!
Please peruse our new additions for the new year. For example, we have added two helpful links to our ‘CHRISTIAN MUSIC’ page:
- Article: 'Why Switchfoot won’t sing Christian songs.' (CTK Blog). This is a short article and well worth reading.
- KEITH and KRYSTYN GETTY – we have included their YouTube channel as well as their website. Sound music!!
FOR WOMEN: GIRL TALK is a website by a mum - Carolyn Mahaney - and her 3 daughters: Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore and Janelle Bradshaw.
Please read on for even more ...
The new booklets are:
- How Can I Develop a Christian Conscience?
- What Is the Church?
- What Is the Lord’s Supper?
Highly recommended! This series helps us to understand WHAT we believe and WHY we believe. You can find out more HERE.
All of us here, at www.christianfaith.com hope that this Christmas is a time in which you find great meaning and purpose in Jesus the Messiah. May you ponder deeply on the One Who made His home among us.
We hope to see you back here, very shortly ... God bless!
Jesus is undeniably the central topic of the Christmas period, a season which celebrates his birth.
But, what is not readily known is what took place during the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin Council. The hearing is widely accepted as being the most significant trial in human history, but how legal was the process? The historical Rabbinic literature of the Mishnah gives us a comprehensive insight into how Jewish trials were supposed to be conducted during that era. What exemplifies the Sanhedrin trial are the eye witness illustrations that come by way of the four followers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It is those narratives which contradict the authority given from the Mishnah, which allow us to better determine the validity of the trial.
Please read on...
As we approach the end of the year it will evident to most of us that we will actually have time to read a book! The following book is contemporary to say the least and was born out of a series of blogs by Dr. Keith Mathison.
Reformation Trust's free eBook is from Dr. Mathison's 'A Reformed Approach to Science and Scripture'.
The Table of Contents is as follows:
- Foreword by R.C. Sproul
- 1. All Truth Is God’s Truth
- 2. General and Special Revelation
- 3. Interpreting General and Special Revelation
- 4. Luther, Calvin, and Copernicus
- 5. Earthly Things and Heavenly Things
- 6. When Science and Scripture Conflict
- 7. The Age Of The Universe and Genesis 1
Hi everyone! This month we have added some more excellent links, articles and videos.
For example, this is very good: THE ONE MINUTE APOLOGIST which has its own YouTube channel with hundreds of videos on various apologetic topics! We have actually included this one on our site: Are All Religions Basically The Same?
We highly recommend another dedicated YouTube channel well worth viewing: White Horse Inn. This is also one of our favourite podcasts. This particular channel features excellent videos that are consistent with the White Horse Inn radio broadcasts.
Read on for more, including Christian Audio's free eBook of the month...