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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!

 

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 ...

 

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...

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0078)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

Articles: Joyce Meyer by Matt Slick (CARM) and Exposing Joyce Meyer by Josh Buice (DBG).

Article: How long can we flog this parson? by Simon Manchester (The Briefing). An illuminating article about the second chaplain to New South Wales - Samuel Marsden - who is known as the 'flogging parson'.

Question: "I am a Buddhist. Why should I consider becoming a Christian?" (Got Questions?)

Please read on for more new entries...

 

Free audiobook: How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer

This is a true Christian classic and should not be ignored - highly recommended by 'Christian Faith'.

For the month of September only, you can download this wonderful book,  How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer, for free.

Schaeffer is one of our favourite authors and if you have never come across his books - then now is the time!

Thanks to Christian Audio and also Crossway Books.

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0077)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

BLOGS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN: 'THE GALOTTIES’ by Elisha Galotti, 'a thirty five year old wife to the best man I know, Justin. He's also my pastor at a church we love in a city we love, West Toronto Baptist Church.

Premier website! Ex-Mormon Christians United For Jesus! (Michael Wilder and Lynn Wilder). See video: " Unveiling Grace: The Film.' on our front page.

Free Bible Software: e-SWORD has more capabilities than you would expect for free!

Please read on for more new additions ...

 

The trials and tribulations of Mark Driscoll.

STOP PRESS: 16.10.14 On Tuesday, October 14, Pastor Mark Driscoll submitted his resignation as an elder and lead pastor of Mars Hill Church. 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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 ...