Stephen Meyer: Charles Darwin’s Methods, Different Conclusion

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/stephen-meyer-charles-darwins-methods-different-conclusion-2/

4th-Generation Atheist Becomes A Christian After 2 Years of Weekly Investigative Studies – See more at: http://www.btylerellis.com/2014/07/31/college-graduate-becomes-a-christian-after-2-years-of-weekly-investigative-studies/#sthash.K34GHdWr.dpuf

http://www.btylerellis.com/2014/07/31/college-graduate-becomes-a-christian-after-2-years-of-weekly-investigative-studies/

How to Shepherd Every Member; Shepherding by the “Parish Model”; What’s the “Church” in Matthew 18?

https://9marks.org/mailbag/38/

New book: A fortunate universe: Life in a finely tuned cosmos

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/new-book-a-fortunate-universe-life-in-a-finely-tuned-cosmos/

Women Teaching Men — How Far Is Too Far?

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/women-teaching-men-how-far-is-too-far

 

Women Teaching Men – A Short Response

http://www.theologyforwomen.org/2016/05/women-teaching-men-short-response.html

Our Inseparable Relationship

Romans 8:31-39 31 What can we say about all these things? Since God is for us, who can be against us? 32 God did not keep His own Son for Himself but gave Him for us all. Then with His Son, will He not give us all things? 33 Who can say anything against the people God has chosen? It is God Who says they are right with Himself. 34 Who then can say we are guilty? It was Christ Jesus Who died. He was raised from the dead. He is on the right side of God praying to Him for us. 35 Who can keep us away from the love of Christ? Can trouble or problems? Can suffering wrong from others or having no food? Can it be because of no clothes or because of danger or war? 36 The Holy Writings say, “Because of belonging to Jesus, we are in danger of being killed all day long. We are thought of as sheep that are ready to be killed.” 37 But we have power over all these things through Jesus Who loves us so much. 38 For I know that nothing can keep us from the love of God. Death cannot! Life cannot! Angels cannot! Leaders cannot! Any other power cannot! Hard things now or in the future cannot! 39 The world above or the world below cannot! Any other living thing cannot keep us away from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.

God is love. His nature requires that He care for His creation unconditionally. This means that no matter what people do, think, or say—even if they reject Him—the Lord will not stop loving them.

After reading that last sentence, there are many people who are going to think of a dozen reasons why they are an exception. So let me make this clear: God loves each and every one of us, and the only thing preventing us from experiencing that love is our own response. We will believe either our feelings or the truth of Scripture.

Paul points out that God is on the side of the believer. (See Rom. 8:31 above.) He gave up His Son Jesus Christ to death so that we could be purified and enter into a relationship with Him. Jesus’ sacrifice itself is proof of God’s love, but there are many additional expressions of His care for us. The Lord has a purpose and plan for every person’s life. Through His sovereign control, He works every situation—good and bad—to our benefit (We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are chosen to be a part of His plan. Rom. 8:28). He is a loving Father who not only is interested in what happens to us but also is actively involved in our daily life.

Some people read and intellectually believe every word of the Bible but still feel unloved because they judge themselves unworthy. Their doubt acts like a dam, keeping the flow of God’s care from their hearts. The barrier will hold as long as the person believes he or she must deserve His love. But no sinner deserves pure love. God knows that and freely gives His love to us anyway. It is our choice whether to accept it.

~ Andy Stanley

Why I Am Not an Atheist ARTICLES Why I Am Not Atheist

http://www.challies.com/articles/why-i-am-not-atheist

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