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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?)

 

NEW PAGE! MP3 talks by Adrian van Leen

We have just started a brand new page on CULTS. To be more accurate, we have been converting Adrian van Leen's messages on 'Cults' that first aired on "Sonshine FM" in Perth, WA, Australia.

They are very informative and most helpful - as Adrian is one of the top authorities on cults and Christian fringe groups in Australia. And I would add, one of the most respected!

You can access the first group of mp3 talks HERE (we still have a lot to add over the next few months).

 

Review: 'Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels' DVD

'Young Earth creationists' are often a target of jokes, ridicule and even vitriol. Consider this little gem: “To put it bluntly but fairly, anyone today who doubts that the variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of evolution is simply ignorant—inexcusably ignorant, in a world where three out of four people have learned to read and write” (Daniel C. Dennett, Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life).

Apparently, Young Earth creationists are ‘inexcusably ignorant’ if not downright unintelligent.

Even in the Christian community, Young Earth creationists are sometimes treated like ‘flat-earthers’ and are even seen to be ‘unhelpful’:  “The debate that has been conducted in terms of "creation versus evolution" has gotten caught up with all kinds of other debates, and this has provided a singularly unhelpful backdrop to the would-be serious discussion of other parts of the Bible” (N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense).

Surely Young Earth creationists can’t be serious scientists!

Well, that perception (among others!) is quickly dispelled by a recent documentary called, ‘Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels’ featuring no less than 15 Ph.D scientists. These 15 intelligent, articulate, passionate scientists have some major issues with the theory of evolution and they give their reasons, as scientists, why they hold the views they do.

Compelling viewing … please read on.

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0084)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

COLD CASE CHRISTIANITY is simply fabulous! J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case maker and author. He used to be a conscientious and vocal atheist as well! We also recommend his YOUTUBE CHANNEL called 'Please Convince Me'.

“Answering Doubts: A Conference for Questions” (RZIM (featuring Nabeel Qureshi)) was a  gathering for Christians and non-Christians alike who focused in 2014 on addressing essential, profound, and relevant questions about the Christian worldview. (Video messages).

What science tells us about the unborn by Paul Stark (Right to Life). "Before deciding how we ought to treat the unborn—a moral question—we must first be clear about what the unborn is. This is a scientific question, and it is answered with clarity by the science of human embryology.

Please read on for more new links...

 

'The Case for the Real Jesus' by Lee Strobel - Free Audiobook for March!

Our friends at CHRISTIAN AUDIO have come up with a great offer for March 2015!

FREE AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOAD

The Case for the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel

Narrator: Lee Strobel

Runtime: 10.75 Hrs - Unabridged

Publisher: Zondervan

Downloads: ZIP MP3 M4B

(Regular Price: $12.99)

 
 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0082)

 

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

SHORT ANSWERS TO BIG QUESTIONS is a new project by RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) with a video answer emphasis (Youtube/Vimeo)

10 Things Science cannot do (Logically Faithful)

Get up close and personal! View, very closely, a papyrus fragment of St John's Gospel, Chapter 18, verses 31-33, in which Christ appears before Pilate. It was discovered in Upper Egypt, possibly at Oxyrhynchus. It is part of a codex, and is the earliest known fragment of the New Testament in any language. It was acquired by the John Rylands University Library at Manchester in 1920.

Read on for more new links...

 

FREE Audio-book: 'Everyone's a Theologian' by Dr. RC Sproul

Whenever Christian Audio offer a free audio-book of some significant substance we let you know!

This one is simply awesome (apologies for using that word!). Great book by a great author: 

Everyone’s a Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology.

For this month only (February 2015) you can access it for free here.

Please do!

"This book is anything but a dry discussion of minute points of doctrine. Dr. Sproul, demonstrating his trademark ability to make complex subjects easy to understand, surveys the basic truths of the Christian faith, reminding us once more of what God is like and of what He has done for His people in this world and the next." Ligonier Ministries

Please read on for a video understanding of the book...

 

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…

 

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Christian Quotes

"Jesus' resurrection removes our fear of death"

John Chapman

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