It might seem bizarre, but there is a very common way in which professing Christians do a great deal to further the cause of atheism in society. It is the responsibility of God’s people to advance the cause of God, not to hinder it by advancing the cause of those who deny God and refuse to acknowledge Him or His word. And yet, very often those who refuse God can claim vindication of their views from the behaviour of professing Christians! (more…)
The Kamloops atheist Society and the Centre for Inquiry in Kelowna have announced plans to run this advert on buses in the Kamloops, BC and Kelowna, BC areas in January 2011. It is one of two sponsored by local and national atheist groups. See the other ad here.
The message of the ad very obviously is that there is NO more extraordinary evidence available to support the claims of Christ than there is to validate the legend of bigfoot or the alleged sightings of UFOs. The website www.extraordinary-claims.com which is part of this advertising campaign, reaches the following conclusion in an article about God:
“God is a mythological construct invented by humans. The hypothesis of his, her, or its existence is unsupported by any evidence, fraught with logical contradictions, and – in cases where God is said to intervene in the world – often incompatible with solidly established scientific knowledge.” (more…)
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore-mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the take which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” –Revelation 21:8Revelation 21:8
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The great catalogue of man’s sin lies open before us, that solemn list of crimes against God that will damn the soul of the guilty. God shall definitely judge liars, idolaters, and sorcerers. God will judge the abominable, the murderers and those who sell body and soul. (more…)
Karel Soucek was a professional stuntman with a flare. For eight years he planned his trip over the Horseshoe Falls in his bright, red, nine-foot barrel bearing the words, “The Last of Niagara’s Daredevils”. If someone followed him, he intended to repeat the act and always be the last.
On July 3, 1984, his barrel was lowered into the river 1000 feet from the cataract. In seconds, it was swept over the brink. Shortly after, Soucek emerged safe but bleeding. Having tasted success, he decided to build a museum at Niagara in which to display his stunting paraphernalia. He convinced a corporation to finance a barrel drop of 180 feet from the top of the Houston Astrodome into a tank of water to pay for his project.
Before the drop, a reporter asked if he believed in an after life. He replied, “There is no heaven or hell; there is no God. It’s all a myth. You’re born, you live, one day you die and that’s it.” (more…)
Scripture: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalm 14:1Psalm 14:1
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV
14 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
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Please note: A link to an audio recording of this message can be found at the end of this article.
The heart and life of a fool and especially what he believes about God is on display in this text.
It seems strange that such a theme as this should be found as part of the Lord’s song. That this Psalm was intended for use in the public praise of God by the OT Church is clear from its title. That it is the subject of this song means that God clearly intends for His people to consider this matter in a public setting and even in the area of praise. (more…)