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Thursday, March 29, 2007
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Here's one list from
1. Commit and stick to a schedule of being in the Word every day.
2. Seek out ways to show people the truth about Scripture, about deceptions being played out in the world and about deceptions being played out in mainstream Christian churches that have gotten away from spreading the Truth in the Word of God
3. Live a life of integrity - the most effective witness that we provide to the people around us is when we live a life of integrity so as to not diminish Christ and His sacrifice for us in any way. There are too many leaders today within the Christian faith that exhibit a lack of integrity.
4. Witness to those around you. This past year when I sent out Christmas cards I included a tract called "How to be 100% sure you will go to Heaven". I sent these to everyone I could think of including my mom's boss, who is Jewish.
5. Pray everyday and keep an active prayer log.
6. Constantly be challenging myself and others around me to live as though Jesus could come a second from now.
7. Take your ministry seriously - Mine is ... www.raptureforce.blogspot.com - and do things to advance that ministry for the cause and purpose of spreading the Gospel.
8. Support Christian causes and websites - Whether you support Rapture Ready, or other Christian websites (I actually help support Prophezine on a monthly basis) and Christian causes (such as Compassion International) do so with the intent to share the gospel.
9. Advance your knowledge in Scripture by participating in Bible classes or in depth Bible studies.
10. Be active in your local church. Whether distributing tracts from the church, inviting people to come with you, actively participating in Sunday School, or ministries within the church. Just do something.
Many of them apply to us as Christian writers--what do *you* feel we should be doing?
What should Christians be doing?
Friday, March 16, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Statistics And The Jesus Family Tomb.
"Today is when the Discovery Channel will air the documentary by James Cameron and company about the so-called Jesus tomb. I am not a scientist or an archeologist. While I have my opinions, I'm not qualified to speak with authority on some of the hypotheses put forward by those who want to claim that Jesus Christ of Nazareth was in that Jerusalem tomb. However, author Randy Ingermanson, a physicist, has read the book and prepared a thorough analysis. I hope you'll read it and then include a link on your own blog."
Check out his work and see what you think.
Here's an excerpt from the start of the article:
(March 3, 2007) This past week, Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino launched a new book titled "The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History." They'll follow it up with a documentary to be shown on the Discovery Channel.
It's a fascinating book. I grabbed it as soon as I could and read it carefully to see what the case is. I'll say right away that I came to like Simcha Jacobovici very much while reading the book. His intellectual curiosity launched this investigation, and he clearly loves a great puzzle. There are folks who want to make Simcha the bad guy here, as if he somehow set out to demolish Christianity by cooking up some evidence. I don't get that impression from reading his story or watching him on video. He's clearly passionate about this story and interested in getting at the truth.
This is a BIG story! A bone-box was found in Jerusalem with the name "Jesus son of Joseph!" Right nearby were nine other bone-boxes. Five of them had names on them, and those names included Mary twice, Joseph, Judah, and Matthew. We know that Jesus had two brothers named Joseph and Judah and his grandfather was named Matthew. Furthermore, two of his disciples were also named Judah and one was named Matthew. Isn't that an awfully big coincidence? What if this Jesus is the REAL Jesus of Nazareth? Why didn't the archaeologists pursue this with a little more interest?
After reading the book carefully, I believe there are some serious problems with the case that the authors have made.
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