Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Blog - Follow The Loadstar

A dear Brother in the Lord has just opened his first blog! Welcome Vaughn into the blogosphere over at Follow The Loadstar.

New layout with a new header pic

I've been wanting a "stretch" profile that will take advantage of larger display monitors. Blogger doesn't exactly have the widest selection of templates.. but this one will do. The picture above was taken by my wife in Drumheller Alberta (that map is centered on as close as I can tell that I was standing) just outside of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

The picture represents a lot of thinking, growth and failure to me. When I got back to where my wife was standing - a long way away - I was disappointed that she had had such a hard time taking photos. The results were not what I had hoped for and I didn't understand why they might have been hard to accomplish. There now that this is out of the way, I could not post this picture without the confession of the conversation that happened afterwards - it would not be honest and my meager conscience would not allow me to knowingly mislead here where I minister and live daily.

The picture is a representation of a lesson God has spent three years teaching me. I'm standing in a valley there. Around me all I can see is destruction. Literally actually as what I am standing in is a scar left over by the Flood. But more personally, to me I was standing on a mountain in the valley of the shadow of death.

It is in the deep dark scary valleys of life that we learn about, and to trust God Almighty. It is the proving of our faith. Not that we are faithful, or that we have faith. But that our faith is true. That God is exactly who He says He is. When our faith is proved to not be in vain, because the Object of our Faith is TRUE then that is more valuable than anything and everything else in the World.

So what you see the chubby little me doing in that picture is raising my hands to Heaven deep in a valley, yet high on a mountain! Because I have learned that in the depths of despair we rely the most on God and so we are the most secure. When we know this, then we can praise God in the valley! This is what the Lord has taught me so far on my walk toward Him.

JP and The Gospel According To John MacArthur

My friend and Brother in the Lord got to it before me! He's started his series on John MacArthur's newest revision to what is probably his flagship book. I'm still trying to find time to finish my review but JP is well ahead of me it seems! Please check out Part 1 of what promises to be another deep and exciting series at (LINK REMOVED due to severe disorder). The Blog about Free Grace where everyone gets the freedom of speech.

My Brethren, be more noble minded than to fall for labels, position, systems, and reasonings. Be sure of what you believe is true because it lines up exactly with the full of Scripture. Be not persuaded by proof-texting and clever statements. Be anchored in the Living Word of God.

Can YOU tell someone the Gospel in one minute?

You never know when God is going to ask you to take a minute to change someone's Eternity. You never know when you'll only have a minute to do so. This script can be spoken in under a minute. Memorize it!

Where will you spend eternity? The Bible says that the price of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. So, how many times have you sinned? How many times have you lied, lusted, stolen, hated, used God’s Name in vain? Because every time you have, you’ve sinned against Holy God, alienating yourself from Him – even your thinking is against Him. You will face the second death, which is eternity in the Lake of Fire!

But Jesus Christ paid for your sins, taking them and God’s wrath against you, upon Himself. He shed His blood and died on the Cross in your place, and then He rose from the grave, defeating sin and death – just as the Scriptures foretold that He would!

To be reconciled to God, you must repent (change your thinking based on the facts) to trust that Jesus died for all the sin you are guilty of. Your sins will be forgiven and God will grant you eternal life. Then you can expect God to start truly changing you from the inside out, filling you with His abundant new life and purpose! Isn’t that Good News?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Proof Of Trust! Our Faith Confirmed.

This is a follow up to the post where I recounted a short story of service to my wife entitled Proof Of Trust?  It was nothing big but it did point out, at least to some, that works are not proof of trust. The discussion that followed ended up with the subject of assurance and when someone "should" or "should not" have assurance of their Salvation.

The slipperiness of the doctrines of Lordship Salvation bugs me. With nothing clearly defined the person who is trying to prove the position is free to explain away everything and anything that disagrees with it and to change the focus of the conversation at any moment.

There is an immense amount of circular logic that flows through the arguments for Lordship Salvation. The shear amount of assumption they are based on makes it next to impossible to answer each point in a normal conversation. It's actually a bit like how an aggressive nation invades another country. They don't have to have the best soldiers, planes, tanks or ships.. all they need are a lot of them. Likewise, there is no argument for Lordship Salvation that stands the test of Scripture that I have ever heard. But when facing the mass attack of a bunch of the assumptions at once it's very hard to answer each point without writing a book. And that's a big reason why as we discuss the false message of Lordship Salvation we try to focus on "what a sinner must do to be saved." Not the things that ought to follow Salvation. And it is this what must be done to be saved that is at the heart of the perversion of the Gospel that is Lordship Salvation.

But this post is entitled "Proof Of Trust! Our Faith Confirmed." and so I've got to deal with assurance. What "proves" trust? How can we know we are saved? Do we know we're saved because we live different lives now? How different? Because we "hate" our sin? How much? Because we do good works? How many? What if we do sin and good works?

Thankfully my dear Pastor was preaching about Faith this past Sunday and he reminded me of Heb 4:16. A blessed definition of trust is found therein.
Hebrews 4:15-16 NKJV
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
My Pastor's purpose was not to forward this discussion. He wasn't speaking about how to "know you trust" as the conversation with Lordship Salvation proponents often turns to. He was simply speaking about trust, actually he termed it "confidence" in the Lord. When he spoke verse 16 I remembered verse 15 and thanked the Lord for His own definition of trust. He is trustworthy, and so we trust Him and as we trust Him we have faith in Him.

The end result of these two verses is this "...that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." The end result is the Lord satisfies our need. This is the result of true faith. So let's examine THAT faith which leads to such a perfect result.

For understanding of the implications of Christ being our High Priest I suggest an in-depth study of Hebrews. I do not have the space, time or skill required to get into that subject in this topic, yet I do acknowledge that it relates.

Verse 15 speaks of the character and qualification of our High Priest. Verse 16 says that our actions are because of this character and qualification "therefore" and shows our trust as "coming boldly to the Throne of Grace."

Notice please, WHY we come boldly, confidently, in trust, because of Christ's character and qualifications. Not because of ours. We do not have confidence that leads to obtaining of Mercy and Grace because we have been changed but because He is Who He is and Has done what He has done, and so will do what He will do.

This is most important: Why should a Christian have assurance of their salvation? Because of Christ's character and qualification.

I've been asked many times... if a person is not doing good works, not going to church, not reading their bible, not giving, not this or not that.... How can they have assurance of their Salvation? Check the threads here at OMW over the last two months and count how many times that question has been asked. It's stunning.

A person can have assurance of their salvation if they can come trusting fully that the Gospel is true and that despite anything about themselves our High Priest's character led Him to do and complete what He was qualified to do on our behalf. 1 Cor 15:1-11 The Church of yesteryear used to sing to teach.. not just to entertain. I love the following hymn.
Rock Of Ages

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Nothing in my hands I bring, simply to the Cross I cling.

The proof of trust is not how I have changed. The proof of trust is that I come to the Saviour in confidence. If I know the Gospel Truth of Who He is, what He has done and trust that He has done these things for me and is faithful to save me then I will be confident in Him. Not in me. That is trust. And that coming boldly to the Throne of Grace is the only proof of that trust.

May God bless the reading of His Holy Word, and the singing of man made words describing the truth of our condition.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Proof Of Trust?

Today I decided not to go out running. My wife who is more dedicated to the enterprise of physical fitness than I am decided she would go even though she wasn't feeling the best. While she was out running it started to rain. Well OK it was more than just rain it was a downpour! It doesn't rain that hard very often, let's just leave it at that. Yes I giggled, and when I tried to stop giggling I believe there was some belly laugh action happening. :)

But my first instinct was to run upstairs grab a couple of jumbo towels, take them down to the basement and shove them in the dryer so she'd have big warm towels to wrap around her when she got home. I did this, and when she came in she loved the treatment.

So the question is, did this act of service - this "good work" - prove that I trust her? Or did it prove something else?

This is the crux of the discussion about "evidences" of Salvation. It's clear that some people are going to do good works without ever having been saved, and it's also clear that people who are saved are going to do Good Works. So they are not an accurate test of Salvation.

In a person who is saved they are an accurate test of maturity though.

What my little episode with the towels proves is that I love and care for my wife. Not that I trust her. Just like Good Works, if done in the power of God and for His Glory (if they be TRUE Good Works) are not proof of our Salvation they are proof of our love for Him.

UPDATE: I should comment on my conclusions in the article. My actions don't actually prove my love for my wife. They might be resultant of that love, or of a desire to appear as though I love her.

This doing something for appearance is what the people who will have called Jesus "Lord, Lord" will have done. Mat 7:21-23

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In Such A Rush

I want to depart from some of my specific writing against the Lordship Salvation message and talk about the health of the Brethren. Not that this is a complete departure, I guess it's more of an inoculation against all false teaching.  

Are you in a rush to be Spiritually "mature"? You know every child is in a hurry to grow up right? Do you not sometimes pine for your youth? Growing up takes TIME. To coin a phrase spoken to me many times as I went through a long fiery trial "It's a valley you can't go around. You
must go through it." There is no shortcut to maturity. Reading books by men explaining what it means to be a Christian will not make you one. Just as reading books about devotion will not make you devoted.

I'm almost done evaluating a book by an author who USED to intimidate me. He intimidated me for all the same reasons that he is lauded by his followers - prestige, academia, reputation, endorsement, position, and authorship of more books than I've likely read. All of this coupled with the fact that I am just a layman of the Word of God, a "kid in Christ" as it were. How could I dare disagree with such a man? And even if I were to happen to be right in my disagreement how could I ever endure the thrust of his flagship apologetic on his position?

Well I'm evaluating this book and as I have recently confessed to my near Brethren I started reading with the intention of being completely forthright in that IF it were to convince me I have been in error that I would come right out and say so. I would not try to cover up my mistake, error and arrogance. To my great surprise, or more accurately my absolute astonishment this exalted man's arguments are as weak as they are wrong. I do not know how his followers have not called him on them.

This leads me back to focus on maturity and our normal rush to reach it. Here's a thought to blow the young one's mind - maturity can not be reached. A very good musician was once mentoring me. He told me that the better he got the more he was able to see of what he didn't yet
know, what he couldn't yet do. That's as close to maturity as a human being will ever get prior to Resurrection. The closer we get to Christ Jesus the more we see of our falling short. The clearer we see, the more glorious He becomes in our eyes, and so how much more impossible the Mark is to hit.

In our desperate desire to be more mature, and let's be honest here - in our desire to appear more mature than we are - we will do just about anything to attain our goal. Often this means reading the "book of the month" that we are told by friends and family has "so impacted" their
walk. We want that. It's normal. But Brethren, are we feeding at the trough of man's wisdom blindly? Not everything with the word "Jesus" written in it's title exalts God. Not everything found in the local "Christian" store is actually helpful to us.

Wisdom and maturity come from the effectual working of the Holy Spirit in the believer, as He chooses and in His time. Heb 12. And you guessed it..that can take a great bit of our time.

Here's why I'm on about all of this today. The best defense against false teachers and false doctrine is KNOWING the Word of God. I don't mean knowing "doctrine" (which is just a fancy word for some guy's teaching) I mean knowing the whole Word of God. As I have been evaluating this book I have become SO MUCH MORE THANKFUL for the desperate lonely year and a half of my life when I only had God, my bible, and my wife. The many hours spent reading and taking notes have surely paid off. How? NOW, when I read a man quote a verse and insert his own context on to it I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I can read the chapter, or chapters and see what the Word is actually saying. I know I can now. The Lord has worked that little bit of maturity into me. I trust that He really does reveal Truth (not opinion) in the Scriptures. That CONTEXT can be known, and shown - and I've also learned it can be ignored. The practice of quoting a single verse or even a few verses out of context to support a man made argument is called "proof-texting." Here is my argument, and here is the verse that proves it. That is the exact opposite of what the Student OF the Word should do. Finding validation of our argument in Scripture is called eisegesis. Having Scripture dictate our arguments is called exegesis and exegesis is what we should each aim for.

Do you know doctrines? Can you defend your position from the Word of God? That may seem good, it may even seem like you "know" the Bible. But can you read any verse in any chapter and see the context from the chapter instead of from the teaching? That's a great question, where is the "context" you're using coming from. Did the context exist before you read the rest of the chapter or did you let the chapter interpret the verse?

How do you get to this point? You read the Bible, over and over and over again. Read whole books at a time. Read a book, and then read it again, and again. Then read another book and read it again and again. And so on. IF you do this, if you take the large amount of time this takes, you will be blessed with being able to easily identify almost every false teacher and false doctrine. Because your view of the "proof-text" will not be limited to just what is shown to you by that teacher. You will have read the many parallel verses, you will have read the whole sections from which these verses are pulled.

This is the best defense against the Lordship Salvation movement, AND the Crossless Gospel movement and any other "movement"... reading the whole Bible over and over and over again. I will continue to counter false teachings specifically but my countering them will be of little value compared to your taking the time to read the whole Bible and to mature as God leads you.

If you do what I suggest you will see the false teacher's wrong usage of Scripture. And then if you study even just two Logical Fallacies you will be equipped to recognize and counter almost every false teaching you will ever encounter. Those two would be the Strawman Argument and the False Dilemma. There are many other Logical Fallacies but these two are most common in theological debates.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What if the Church loved each other like this?

Brother Robb asks a great question over at his blogcast "Good Morning, Jesus Christ!"

An Example Of Lordship Salvation On The Street

Yesterday I had the opportunity to link up with a good friend to assist in his "open air preaching" at the Halifax waterfront. The Buskers are in town and the waterfront is PACKED. As my friend preached his message I took note of the heavy influence that Paul Washer has had on his preaching. I do not want to take away from what my dear friend was doing but he could remember Paul Washer's imagery nearly perfectly but the Scriptures were eluding him. Man had eclipsed the Word.

I love this man. He is a dear Saint who loves the Lord and truly seeks to see people saved. But the story gets worse.

As he finished up I had opportunity to run after a few people to ensure they got tracts. The people with my friend didn't run after anyone. A few people did approach my friend to talk about his message further but the conversations did not last long. Not that they have to, but it seemed strange that the conversations were done before I could give out the few tracts I had in my hands.

I came back to hear how things were going and the group was standing around in a circle talking about... you guessed it.. Paul Washer's sermons. They were excited about his imagery. I began to realize why these had been so fresh in my friend's mind while he was preaching. I stood there silent, listening and praying. All the while hundreds of people were walking by us. The Spirit kept prompting to hand this one or that one a tract. Each time the tract was taken, but I just felt more and more strange. As I listened I realized what was bothering me. These people who had come down to a special city event where there would be thousands of people were standing around holding tracts and talking about a man instead of passing out the tracts or at least talking about Christ.

My friend, who knows me well enough, picked up on my silence and asked me how long I would be staying. It was all I could do to choke back the words I wanted to say. I told him, it looks like you have all the help you need (there were 5 or 7 people with him) and I'd be going in a moment. I'm sure he knew there was more to it. But he was the leader there and that was not the time or place for the discussion that was needed. So I left, saddened.

I want to write for a moment about one thing they were very impressed with because I find it ironic. The conversation included Todd Friel's mocking and rebuttal of some other man's teaching - I honestly can't remember the name of the person.. something to do with a bull horn though. False teachers... false prophets... false converts... these are always high on the list of exciting topics for those who preach Lordship Salvation. The mark of a false teacher or a false prophet - they don't agree with you, and they have illustrations that don't come from the Bible. Wait for it...

So during their praise of all things related to Paul Washer I heard something I never noticed in like conversations ever before. The things they were praising Paul Washer for were the illustrations he makes that are not from the Bible. Here is one that they were particularly excited about. I was not taking notes so it is not an exact quote.
Paul Washer asks do you know how vile man is? Do you have any idea how evil the best person you've ever met is? When God sends that person to Hell all of Heaven will praise Him for it. The last thing that sinner will hear is the shouts and applause of all Heaven in praise that God is ridding the World of that vile being.
Where is this in the Bible?

In fact since those in Heaven will be perfectly sinless ( the Bible says that Christians will be resurrected in the very image of Christ ) there is no chance at all that we will be cheering about something that gives God no joy. Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’
There were a number of other illustrations they were excited about that I could also ask "where is that in the Bible" and show the Word in contradiction to Paul Washer's sermon but this is enough. While hundreds of people walked by on their way to the horrible eternity that is Hell these people were happy to stand and praise a man for something he made up that doesn't even agree with the Word of God.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Offense Of The Cross

The Apostle Paul was constantly questioned, examined and reviled because he preached grace instead of law. People who thought godliness was the key to salvation, and that obedience to rules and regulations was the both the standard and mark of such godliness could not stand Paul’s message of the Christian’s total assurance in the sufficiency of Christ. The Apostle’s words resound with meaning as he rebukes the idea that he still preached law.
Gal 5:11 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? The the offense of the Cross has ceased.
Paul says it clearly. The offense of the Cross is that through it the unholy are justified, and seen as holy. The Cross and nothing else.

The World is offended by the Cross because it shows them God’s wrath for sin. It declares each and every person throughout history as having been judged and found guilty. It shows the “god of this age” guilty, judged, defeated and even made a public spectacle. 1 John 2:2 John 12:31 Col 2:15

How? The only power Satan has to destroy someone is by deceiving them so that they fall under God’s judgment and just sentence of death. But since God died in our place the full payment has been made and can freely be applied to anyone who receives it. The “sting” has been removed. Because God paid the price, the one who has fallen under the influence of Satan doesn’t HAVE to pay the price for his sin, Salvation is available and even JUST. The payment has been paid in full. The power that justly should fall on Satan's victims fell fully on God's Only Begotten Son.

Some of the offense caused to the World by the Cross is just plain unreasonable. Such as the criticism that Jesus is made a martyr by the Cross, that He is the Man wrongfully convicted of sin He did not commit. But what is missed by those who make claims is that Jesus went willingly to the Cross. He was not “wrongfully” convicted. He willingly paid the price. Luke 22:42 He is the Man who gave His life for ours.

The World which has ignored the God Who’s Glory is clearly revealed by Creation Rom 1 is shown exactly how Good He is by the Cross. What more offensive thing can there be than absolute proof that the One you hate is perfectly good and loving? The Lord God Himself took on our guilt to save us from having to come under His just wrath. He’s not the evil God who’s waiting to damn sinners to Hell. He’s the Loving God who was willing to do the ultimate to show His mercy without compromising His justice. He paid the price we could not. 1 John 4:10 John 3:16 1 Cor 15:1-11

That’s the offense the Cross causes the world. But Gal 5:11 talks about the offense the Cross causes some professing believers. That the completely guilty go completely free by Grace through Faith. This is the offense of the Cross to those who preach Lordship Salvation.

See, Salvation is by Grace through Faith apart from works lest any should boast. Eph 2:8-9 Salvation is the Gift of God. Rom 6:23 John 4:10

What the false message of Lordship Salvation says is that one is enabled to be “worthy of Jesus” through regeneration prior to Salvation. Mat 10:34-38 is an example of a proof-text of what some will preach as a so called “Gospel presentation” by the Lord.

But Scripture says that Salvation is by Grace. Χαριτ or unmerited favor. The Lordship Salvation preachers would have one believe that God makes a person worthy and then saves them – regeneration then Salvation. They say that man can do nothing, not even see they need the Savior, and surely not call out to Him for help, because they are “totally unable” or “dead in their sins” but God makes them better – He regenerates them! They are “born into God's family” (which is what regeneration means) and then they are “able” to seek the Savior and respond to the Gospel in Faith. They are made worthy, and adopted, and then they are saved. This is not Grace, because the Salvation of a regenerated child of God is merited.

But this issue of Regeneration is not truly the matter of offense. What is offensive to the Lordship Salvation proponent is that a guilty man can simply stand before God trusting that Jesus Christ died for his sins and seek God's forgiveness and be fully and completely Justified. Luke 18:9-14 is as good a rebuke of the Lordship Salvation message as any
9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
This is the offense of the Cross that many true believers hold today. That the sinner who has given nothing, either through God given ability or their own is Justified (called Righteous by God) apart from works, simply by Grace through Faith. He who believes he is or even has been made worthy is rebuked by the Lord God Himself.

The Lordship Salvation proponent would have a sinner “pledge” to be a Christian. I will submit. I will love. I will work. I will forsake all. I will exchange mine for His.

But the Apostles, all of them, expected sinners to receive. 1 Cor 15:1-2, 11

Faith does not come by pledge. Salvation does not come by pledge. Works do not come by pledge.

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Salvation comes by Grace through that faith. And Good Works, for which Christians are “created in Christ” for, were "prepared" for Christians to “walk in.” Christians are created in Christ for this purpose, not sinners to perform in the process of OR for Salvation.

But the Lordship Salvation proponent doesn't promote such a Gospel. That Christ died for our sins and that this is enough. That there is no other work to be done for Salvation. Their message turns even Faith it's self into a Work (as recent readers can attest to) using the common question “What must I do to be saved?” and the answer “Believe” to equate that Belief must therefore be a “work” that one does.

Instead of preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ that the Corinthians were saved through reception they preach what seems reasonable to them. They deny and rob the power of the Cross by preaching a man centered message instead of a Cross centered one. 1 Cor 1:17-18

Christ has forgiven all the trespasses of those who believe in Him. He has wiped out the handwriting of God's requirements that was against us. Col 2:13-14 There are no “requirements” for Salvation. The Living Water is free to drink. John 4:10 John 7:38 Rev 22:17

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall surely be saved.
Acts 16:31

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Tyndale House Toolbar

If you look to the left you'll see I've added a search box for the Next Bible. It's an impressive resource and so is the Tyndale House Toolbar for IE and Firefox. BTW it's running just fine here on my Linux box.

Spontanious Repentance At Communion Service

On Sunday, July 6th 2008, I was at a Communion Service at City Heights Church. Pastor Frank Willoughby preached a very short message on the Lord's Table. He spoke of the purity of the table and what it means to examine yourself. He did not preach a "hell-fire" message, or even a "convicting" message. It was short and to the point. Then he did something I've never seen before. He told the congregation that we always examine ourselves privately but that today the Lord was leading him to have us do this openly. He said the microphone is open, if you want to confess, encourage, lead, witness, or repent before this congregation come.

It only took a moment and the men started coming. A few women came forward as well but it was amazing to see the men and to hear them pour out their hearts. Even I was drawn forward early on. In broken words, and tears and beautiful joy man after man came forward. There was confession, encouragement, leadership, witness to the Truth, and true repentance. There was a sweet smell and a soft feeling in the church after the service. I had never experienced anything like it. Yes we went well over our normal timings... but absolutely no one minded.

Here was God doing a work in His people. He has been putting the men of CHC through fiery trials for the last several years and sustaining us through them. He has written a testimony of Him self through HIS faithfulness. And on that Sunday morning the work He has done paid off with much fruit and glory.

Gary Habermas vs Anthony Flew pt2

Saw this linked at JP's Blog and it's just plain too good not to share widely.