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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?)

 

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...

 

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...

 

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. 

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0075)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

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...

 
 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0074)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

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 ...

 

'FREEDOM CLIMB'. Hope For Those Caught in Slavery and Trafficking.

Nick Rodwell and Vinitha Nair (Melbourne) are serving with Freedom Climb in South Africa, presenting  ‘Traffick Proof’ - a human trafficking awareness and education programme - to schools, churches and youth groups, and participating in Justice Seminars to raise awareness and educate people about human trafficking.

Nick and Vinitha will be in Perth and Melbourne from May 16 – June 4. Come and hear what God is doing in South Africa, or join one of our climbs.

Events in Australia include:

  • May 17 – Nick and Vinitha are sharing at: 26 Fifth Avenue, Mt Lawley, Perth @ 7.30pm
  • May 24 – Vinitha is speaking at a Ladies breakfast, 6/25 Chapman St, Blackburn, Melbourne  ($15); @ 8:30am
  • May 25 – the Inaugural Melbourne Climb, Thousand Steps, registration $15, @ 2pm
  • May 31 – Movie in Albury/Wodonga: ‘Nefarious – Merchant of Souls’; @ 7:30pm City Central Church, 445 David Street, Albury, entry by donation
  • August 2nd – Brisbane climb, details TBC
  • August 30th – Armidale (NSW) climb – Cathedral Rock National Park @9am

 

To RSVP: email info(at)freedomclimb(dot)net(dot)au

For further details visit Freedom Climb 

 

Please read on for even more information...

 

Huge List of Gospel Kindle Deals!

OK. This will be short and sweet!

One of the guys on our site wants you to be aware of these fantastic Kindle deals via Amazon.

It's well worth the look because there are some stunning books on this list compiled by Tim Keller.

For example, How Long, O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and Evil [Kindle Edition] by D. A. Carson. This book is excellent!

So, over to you: Huge List of Gospel Kindle Deals!

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0073)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

For example, an article entitled Jehovahs Witnesses view of 1914 - A Refutation by Rev. Paul Seiler (Christian Library Australia).

FOR WOMEN: ‘PROVERBS 31 MINISTRIES’ has a president: Lysa TerKeurst who has had articles published in 'Focus on the Family' (we may need your feedback on this one!)

How about this! 2 Articles! TWELVE MYTHS ABOUT CALVINISM and TWELVE MYTHS ABOUT ARMINIANISM by C Michael Patton (Credo House). Enjoy!

 

FREE Audio Download: 'Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God' by J.I. Packer

For those of you who receive our regular monthly e-newsletter, you will be aware that we promote most free books from CHRISTIAN AUDIO.

Every so often, however, there are just some audio books that need an extra 'plug'. And this is certainly one of those!

CHRISTIAN AUDIO is offering, for this month only (May, 2014), this much admired (must read) classic - 'Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God' by J.I. Packer (one of the most respected Christian authors of the modern era).

DETAILS:

  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
  • Author: J.I. Packer
  • Narrator: Grover Gardner
  • Runtime: 3.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
  • Downloads: ZIP M4B MP3
 

Don't miss out on this very generous offer from CHRISTIAN AUDIO!

 
 

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"Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him."

St. Augustine of Hippo

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