Sharing important aspects of the Christian faith


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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, among other things, a large list of recommended 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?)

 

Tea for Untouchables

"I want to share a childhood incident which made a huge impression on my heart. It happened when I was doing my university degree, I was about 19 years ago. One day I went to a little far away village to attend a wedding. I went to small village restaurant to have a cup of tea. I ordered tea, lifted a teacup to my mouth and took a sip of delicious Indian masala tea."

Writes Brother Elisha, an Indian Christian national - please read on...

 

The Historicity of the Patriarchs Matter!

"What's the big deal about the ancient patriarchs of the Old Testament?" some may ask.

"Who cares if they existed or not - what does it really matter?"

Matter? Matter?

It matters a great deal. In fact, Stephen Cracknell suggests this: "The historicity of the patriarchs is absolutely and unequivocally critical to Christians.  It is our SALVATION which depends on them being historical realities."

That's a big call! Why does he believe this?

Please read on to read this article by Stephen Cracknell...

 

NEW POLL: Genesis 1 is predominantly 'HISTORY'

We have just started a new poll based on the statement: Genesis 1 is predominantly 'HISTORY'

What do you believe to be 'the truth'?

Do you agree with Tim Keller who says, ""To account for evolution we must see at least Genesis 1 as non-literal."

Or do you agree with Rick Phillips who believes "Genesis 1 is a historical narrative that intends to set forth a sequence of events."

Or, are you unsure?

Please enter your 'vote' on our new poll on the right-hand side of this website ... or here.

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0081)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

A GUIDE FOR READING THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR by Benjamin Shaw (Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) . This reading schedule is designed to take the reader through the Bible in chronological order. Download as a useful pdf document. On the same page: BIBLE READING PLANS from Ligonier Ministries. Here you will find quite a few different plans to choose from. Highly recommended!

What Sermon Illustrations Should Be Banned From Pulpits? (Not every story helps the preaching moment. Three views) by Marguerite Shuster, Richard Allen Farmer, and Haddon Robinson (Christianity Today)

Please read on for more interesting new links ...

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From all of us here at 'Christian Faith' - to all of you everywhere: a very joyous Christmas and a very happy and purposeful New Year.

Thanks so very much for checking out our site! Apparently there are a lot of you and we are grateful that we can serve you with our 'filing-cabinet' style website.

If this is your first time with us - welcome! Please peruse our site - there's a lot to see and your time will be well spent.

Hope to see you all back again in 2015. God bless!

 

The Sydney siege - three things we learnt

Around the world there has been shock this week at the events which took place in Martin Place in the centre of Sydney. The siege, which ultimately led to the death of a gunman and two hostages, has left plenty of questions on the lips of Australians, who still think of their country as a relatively peaceful place, free of the nasty events seen so often around the world. But it also provided a few answers.

FREE SONG - Just released: ‘Revive in Us the Age-Old Story’ by 'shama'

Peter Aitken and Stephen Cracknell (‘shama’) are giving away their latest revamped song ‘Revive in Us the Age-Old Story’ (mp3).

This song was written by them as an inspirational song of personal revival on the basis of His (Jesus) all sufficiency and love.

Time ticks away for all of us and it is so easy to forget our ’First Love’ as the world and our own agendas take greater precedence.

Therefore, we all need His Spirit to renew our misguided hearts.

Please read on…

 

FREE Audiobook for December: 'The Dawning of Indestructible Joy' by John Piper

Christian Audio is offering 'The Dawning of Indestructible Joy. Daily Readings for Advent' by John Piper. 

Narrator: Maurice England

Runtime: 2 hours - Unabridged

Publisher: christianaudio

Downloads: ZIP M4B MP3

You can access this very kind offer here.

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0080)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

ADAPTIVE BIBLE is unique. It's a Bible 'project' that explores an automatically derived translation of the Bible (NT). You can browse by chapter and verse on the ONE page.

TRUTH ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE is extensive, which includes dedicated pages such as 'Christian Life', 'Apologetics', 'Eschatology', 'The Afterlife' and 'Theology'.

Ten things every Christian should know about Islam by Zane Pratt (SBTS). PDF download.

Read on for more excellent entries ...

 

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.

Please read on...

 

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.]

 

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Christian Quotes

"What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it."

John Bunyan

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Genesis 1 is predominantly 'HISTORY':