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Should You NOT be a Christian? (Part III)

Several weeks ago, we began working on a response to a YouTube video sent to us by a college student entitled “Why I am no longer a Christian,” a 1½ hour step-by-step presentation of how another young man went from devoted Christian to atheist. It was a well done, non-inflammatory treatise on why the author now believed Christianity to be just a story. Today is Part III of this three-part series, and we will primarily focus on the core issues of his reasoning that drove him away from Christianity and into the camp of atheism. How valid are these points? Stay with us and judge for yourself!

Should Christianity Be an Emotional Experience?

There are many different approaches to Christian faith. Some of us find the basis of our faith in feeling Jesus present in our lives. Others of us find the basis of our faith in intellectual understanding and reasoning through the Scriptures. Still others of us thrive on the fellowship of our brothers and sisters in Christ as the signature of our faith. Each would argue that their approach to faith is strong and sustaining. So, what does true Christianity really want from us? Are we supposed to always be excited, spiritually charged up and energized – or are we supposed to have a quiet and firm faith that might be characterized as strong and silent?

Should You NOT be a Christian? (Part II)

Several weeks ago, we began working on a response to a YouTube video sent to us by a college student entitled, “Why I am no longer a Christian,” a 1½ hour step-by-step presentation of how another young man went from devoted Christian to atheist. It was a well done, non-inflammatory treatise on why the author now believed Christianity to be just a story. Today is Part II of this three-part series, and we will primarily focus on the portion of the video that spells out specific issues that the video’s producer encountered with the Bible itself.

Should You NOT be a Christian? (Part I)

About two months ago, we received an email from a listener - a college student - who was troubled. He is a Christian and had watched a YouTube video entitled, "Why I am no longer a Christian," a 1 1/2-hour, step-by-step presentation of how another young man went from devoted Christian to atheist. It was a well-done, non-inflammatory treatise on why the author now believed Christianity to be just a story. The young man who emailed asked us if we could answer, to which we responded, yes, just give us time. Stay with us for Part I as we go through this very detailed reasoning!

Can Gay Rights and Christianity Co-Exist?

Some subjects stimulate the heart and not the mind and others stimulate the mind and not the heart. Then there are those that do both – to an extreme. Today we have such a subject: gay rights, gay marriage and Christianity. How should we view these things? Should we be redefining our vision of families? Should we be focusing on being compassionate and understanding? How much of the Bible is relevant to this issue here in the 21st century? Stay with us as we honestly and respectfully take this journey.

Are Muslims and Christians Compatible? (Part II)

A few weeks ago, we began looking into Islam to try and understand what its principles are as we witness the effects of radical Muslim extremists on our world today. We examined Islam’s peaceful approach to life and some of the similarities to Judaism and Christianity. This morning we will ask: What about Jihad? Who exactly was Mohammad? Who was the promised seed? What about Sharia law? What’s the difference between Sunni and Shiite?

Are Muslims and Christians Compatible? (Part I)

A few weeks ago, we began looking into Islam to try and understand what its principles are as we witness the effects of radical Muslim extremists on our world today. We examined Islam’s peaceful approach to life and some of the similarities to Judaism and Christianity. This morning we will ask: What about Jihad? Who exactly was Mohammad? Who was the promised seed? What about Sharia law? What’s the difference between Sunni and Shiite?

Is Christianity a Cult?

Cult...the very word conjures up all kinds of dark and evil images in our minds. These images are of dominating and charismatic leaders and their lowly group of followers who are tethered to their every word, driven by their every vision and obedient to their every desire. Such images are rightfully disturbing. The question is, are there different kinds of cults – even some that can be good and wholesome, or are they all bad? Is Christianity a cult? Stay with us as we explore what cults are and how to watch our steps so we stay far away from any evil that can be associated with the dark side…

Is the Gospel Working or Failing?

It has been 2,000 years since Jesus walked the earth with the good tidings of the Gospel. When he finished his work, he left the infant religion of Christianity in the faithful hands of the twelve Apostles. These men “prospered and grew” Christianity. So 2,000 years later, in a world that is mostly non-Christian and largely secular, is the work of the Gospel still “prospering and growing?" Are we now achieving what our Lord Jesus set out for us to do? Stay with us as we look at the cold hard facts of Christianity in the world today.

Islam – Christianity – What’s the Difference? (Part II)

Last week we began a discussion on Islam and Christianity. Our objective was to portray mainstream Islam in an honest and positive light. This kind of portrayal is not often heard in our world today because the radical Islamic perspective (which is a minority) is so utterly dark, evil, and frankly, scary. This morning we are going to look into that scary belief system and try to do two things: One, we will portray it as clearly and honestly as we can, and two, we will address the all important question – what should we as Christians DO about it? Stay with us – this conversation is vital!