Sharing important aspects of the Christian faith
"CHRISTIAN FAITH" is an evangelical, non-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?)
Song & Lyrics: Stephen R Cracknell
Video, Musical Arrangement & Performance: Peter Aitken
Would my friends truly understand my life changing decision to become a Christian? The "voices" in this song are the voices of those who proclaim the Gospel. (Also, love the dog in this video!!)
It has often been said that “A teacher hasn’t taught until a student has learned,” which is attributed to the famous Christian educator Henrietta Mears - one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th Century.
But … I have, over a long period of time, wondered if that statement: “A teacher hasn’t taught until a student has learned,” is actually true.
If we play around with the statement we could end up with something like this:
“The Lord Jesus hasn’t taught until His disciples have learned.”
As Christians we believe that no-one, NO-ONE, in history, nor the present time, is as great a teacher than the Lord Jesus. It’s even still acknowledged in our secular culture that Jesus – at least - is considered a great teacher.
However, when we carefully read the gospels, we read that when the Lord Jesus conducted an assessment of His teaching He gave out, at times, pretty low grades to His students who were enrolled in the “Tradesmen to Disciples 101 Course”.
The world’s greatest ever teacher clearly had a difficult class!!
Please download a FREE message built around this theme.... [Read on]
Slavery, exploitation and human trafficking – many people think these were a problem from years ago, and exist only in history books or epic films of former times.
The sad truth is that there are more people caught in slavery today than at any other time in history. The United Nations estimates that more than 27 million people are enslaved right now, with the majority being women and children, many in sexual slavery.
With over 50 projects in more than 30 countries, Freedom Climb brings hope and transforms the lives of women and children who are exploited, enslaved and trafficked.
Projects supported by Freedom Climb have one or more of three focuses: rescue and rehabilitation, prevention, and development.
Please read on...
"Is a fetus a person?
Is “pro-choice” really a neutral position?
For 40 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the abortion debate has been highly charged and politicized. Questions like these—and passionate but widely varying answers—have become the common language of the public dialogue on this issue. Yet behind the scenes of this historic case are other intriguing questions:
· How did the Supreme Court come to be involved in the abortion debate?
· Was language manipulated to affect the outcome?
· What was the moral basis underlying the decision?" Christian Audio
Please read on....
"The Bible depicts Joseph of Nazareth as a good and honorable man. The adoptive father of Jesus, he stood by his wife when it appeared that she had betrayed him, raising Jesus as his own son. In doing so, Joseph provided all Christians with a beautiful picture of what fatherhood is meant to look like: steadfast, loving, protective. But such love stands in stark contrast to what we see in our world today: on-demand abortion, unreported abuse, and widespread neglect. Calling Christians to take a stand for children—born and unborn—this short booklet, adapted from Adopted for Life, makes a passionate plea for Christians to view adoption as a way to value and protect every human life." Crossway - available HERE.
On July 20, 2012, James Holmes entered a cinema during the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado and murdered 12 people. He was also convicted of 140 counts of attempted murder.
The jury deliberated for many hours before reaching their decision. Why?
Because the jury was involved in a serious quest for JUSTICE.
That James Holmes committed the massacre was not in dispute. What was in dispute in the jury room was this – should he die or go to jail for the rest of his life. In other words - what is the JUST sentence that we, as a jury, should determine together?
How does this incident relate to Malachi 3:16 - 4:6? Listen to this message by Stephen Cracknell. Read on...
See the Australian Christian Lobby for more information.
'The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert' by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield - Free Audiobook for August 2015!
"Earlier this year, I had the privilege of attending the Ligonier National Conference in Orlando, Florida. One of the speakers was Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. She proceeded to give one of the best gospel presentations I have heard.
This was more than a change of lesbianism to heterosexuality, but a true Jesus-encountering and life-altering experience marked by total transformation.
Her memoir The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert is outstanding and is the free audiobook of the month for August." Todd Hoyt, eChristian.
You can access this free download from CHRISTIAN AUDIO.
THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…
The Big List of Christian Podcasts (Reasonable Theology). If you like Christian podcasts – then you will love this!!
As a result of a sincere reader’s query we have started a brand new page on Anabaptists.
JOSH McDOWELL MINISTRY. "The purpose of Josh McDowell Ministry is serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus."
The parable of the man with two sons (aka 'the prodigal son') is one of the most famous of all Jesus' parables. But what was his point?
Was it simply to let Israel know that God was loving?
Was there a message about the Gentiles in there?
Which one, if any, is Jesus?
Which one, if any, is us?
THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH & LAST MONTH…
TACTICAL FAITH - "Equipping the church for apologetics and theological training."
“Why Give a Study Bible Away for Free? Crossway now offers the ESV Global Study Bible free of charge, accessible via a variety of digital platforms. In providing free access to the Global Study Bible, we want to equip the global church with theologically rich, gospel-centered content aimed at helping God's people better understand the Bible and apply it to their own lives. This goal stands at the heart of Crossway’s mission as a not-for-profit ministry and reflects one of our ongoing global ministry initiatives.” Crossway
There's a lot more! Please read on...
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).
'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.
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...