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    Religion Or Christ: What’s The Difference?

    Following the rules of religious practices can identify you as a leader among men; however, submitting to Christ will give you favor with God. This study of Jesus’ confrontations with the Pharisees will help you see the significance of a relationship with Christ and the inadequacy of performance-based religion. Und

    From a convinced atheist to a convicted believer of Christ – Ghislaine’s Story

    Ghislaine firmly believed that God didn’t exist. But when her husband rededicated his life to Christ, Ghislaine’s entire perspective slowly began to change. Don’t miss hearing how God can reach even the most stubborn hearts.

    Do You Believe In Magic? Interacting With The Spirit World

    Interest in magic and a fascination with supernatural knowledge and power have become a part of today’s culture. This fascination raises questions in the minds of many. Find out what the Bible has to say about magic, as author Dennis Fisher offers a biblical response to some of the questions you may have regarding popular views of magic, the dangers of experimenting with magic, and the difference between real and make-believe magic.

    Dangerous Faith: A Journey Through Deception

    Robert Newhouse heard about God growing up in church but didn’t know how to touch Him. So Robert gathered his backpack and set off on a quest to find the meaning of life, asking everyone he met the same question, “Do you believe in God?” Hear Robert’s story and find out what he discovered in his quest for God.

    The Da Vinci Code: Separating Fact From Fiction

    In the book The Da Vinci Code, author Dan Brown alleges scientific evidence that the New Testament is false testimony—a claim that has caused confusion, doubt, and anger among many faithful followers of Christ. In this booklet, author Dennis Fisher helps you sort out the facts from the fiction. Find out how you can know where the truth begins and ends.

    DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, Where Did the Bible Come From? Part I

    Is the Bible the Word of God, or a collection of manuscripts orchestrated by a fourth-century Roman emperor to ensure his own political survival? Many are wondering whether they've been told the truth about the Bible after reading the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code. Learn more about the history of the Bible.

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    DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, Has The Bible Been Corrupted? Part II

    One of the most popular novels of all time is leading many to believe in so-called long-hidden "facts" that refute history as recorded in the Bible. Could the historical background of the novel be more reliable than the Bible? How can we separate fact from fiction when it comes to The Da Vinci Code's story of conspiracy and cover-up? Has The Bible Been Corrupted?

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    Haters Of God

    Recently, I listened to an audiobook by a militant advocate for atheism. As the author himself read his own work with spiteful sarcasm and contempt, it made me wonder why he was so angry.

    The Bible tells us that a rejection of God can actually lead to a more hateful attitude toward Him: “Even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind . . . [to become] haters of God” (Rom. 1:28-30).

    DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, Was Jesus Just a Man? Part III

    The most influential person in history is Jesus of Nazareth. How has one man stood at history's center stage for 2,000 years? Some would say it's because of His exemplary life and wisdom. Others would say it was His miracles. And millions of Jesus' followers would go further, pointing out that according to the New Testament this son of Mary was actually God walking among us in human form. According to The Da Vinci Code, a best-selling work of fiction, the deity of Jesus came about because of a cover up, a grand religious and political conspiracy. "Was Jesus Just A Man?"

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    DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, The Three Marys Jesus Loved, Part IV

    One of the most scandalous stories of all time is the alleged romantic relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The story has been told again through the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. But is this scandal credible? What we can learn from “Three Marys Jesus Loved.”

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    Still True Today

    The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland, has an extensive collection of ancient Bible fragments dating back to the second century AD. One fragment on display is a piece of Acts 17:16.

    The message that ancient fragment displays, however, is as contemporary as today’s newspaper. It reads, “While Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols.” Paul was angered by the proliferation of idols in ancient Athens, and I am convinced he would be upset with us today.

    What’s The Appeal Of The New Age Movement?

    New Age thinking has become more visible today in art, music, business, education, and government; however, this increasing interest in “spirituality” is creating a move away from Christ. In this booklet, co-authors Dan Vander Lugt and Kurt De Haan examine the teachings and tactics of the New Age movement. Find out how it differs from biblical Christianity and how you can avoid its path of delusion.

    A Spiritual Journey

    The miracles that God worked through Moses challenged the many gods of Pharaoh. Yet, in another time, there was a Pharaoh who promoted the belief in one deity. Pharaoh Akhenaten pointed to the rising and setting sun as the great deity who gave life to the earth.

    The Hope That Banishes Hopelessness

    When atheistic communism was a world-menacing power, it proclaimed that there is no God and that faith in any future life is a deceptive illusion. Leonid Brezhnev had been the Soviet dictator, the embodiment of Marxist unbelief. But something happened at his funeral that contradicted atheism. George H. W. Bush, then vice president of the US, was the country’s official representative at the solemn, formal ceremony.

    He reported that while the casket was still open, Brezhnev’s widow stared motionless at her husband’s body. And just before the soldiers were about to close the lid, she reached inside and made the sign of the cross over his chest. What a desperate and significant gesture! That widow evidently hoped that what her husband had vehemently denied might somehow be true.

    The Time Will Come

    A USA Today article describes how parents today seek to initiate their children into a world of all faiths. Ema Drouillard, who runs a ceremony service, was asked by a couple to conduct a service for their baby, Greer. The mother said, “We just wanted a larger spirit to guide our daughter, but we didn’t want to get specific. I wanted all her bases covered.” The couple said, “We just do Christianity L-I-T-E” for Greer, who “believes in angels and fairies, leprechauns and Santa Claus.” This illustrates the low value placed on scriptural truth that is so prevalent in our culture today.


    September 2019: Christian Living

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