Can You Believe Bible Prophecy?

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Are you a spiritual skeptic? Do you question whether the bible is actually the Word of God? After all, you may reason, none of the authors are around to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that it’s genuine. You want evidence to verify that the Bible truly is God’s word. You need something solid to back up your belief. How do you start? Where do you search for the facts to solve your dilemma? There is a source that can answer your suspicions. Stay tuned to Beyond Today as we…

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Power Faith: The Power Of Faith

Power Faith: faith has awesome power. Faith has the power to shape your words, thoughts, and actions. Power Faith has the power to remove things out of your life and bring things into your life. By faith you receive from God. Before you receive from God you first have to have faith that it is so before you see it so. God requires you to believe before you see. For instance the Bible says “By whose stripes ye were healed.” You have to believe that before you see that. Like the…

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God Has No Favorites

Why don’t some people believe their faith in God will work? I know from experience that a lot of people have faith in my faith and in the faith of others. But they don’t have confidence that their own faith in God will work. For some reason, they don’t believe in themselves. The reason for their unbelief is that they don’t know what the Bible teaches about who they are in Christ. They need to find out.Some people think they’re not “good enough” for their faith to work. Some feel…

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The Jesus Many Never See

Good afternoon, everyone; a very pleasant good afternoon to you all. This afternoon, what I’d like to do is to address a topic that is certainly very timely in our day and age as never before. Jesus makes a very clear statement to his disciples when He had called them and trained them. He told them, He said, “Blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, because you hear and understand.” But He said that the vast majority of individuals, they would not at that particular time be…

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Telling the Gospel Through Story

Steve was a house painter from England vacationing at a beach in the Philippines with his family. I happened to be staying at the same resort. One day during a conversation that began to turn toward spiritual things, Steve said, “I’ve talked to numerous religious leaders but they’ve never been able to answer my questions satisfactorily. So I’ve given up on religion and am trying to live a good life.””What were your questions?” I asked.”The main one is, why is the world so unfair? Why is there pain and suffering…

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Creationism

What is Creationism? Creationism is the belief that the universe is the product of a supernatural being. Creationism has become a more pronounced worldview category since the late 1800’s when Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution gained scientific and cultural traction. Today the term “creationism” is applied to a variety of views about the origin of the universe, all of which share the belief that a supernatural being is ultimately responsible for its existence.

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Why Christians Should Believe in a Global Flood

The Biblical Flood in the days of Noah has become a great divide between two watersheds of belief. On the one hand there are those who say it is either a purely mythological event or else possibly a local or regional flood. This group includes practically all evolutionists, but it also includes the “old-earth creationists.”These all accept the so-called geological ages as the approved record of Earth history, recognizing that a global hydraulic cataclysm would have destroyed any evidence for such geological ages. The geological ages concept and a worldwide…

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“What is Christianity and what do Christians believe?”

The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.Beyond these core…

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We Are an Easter People

“Mommy, why are you so grumpy?” my 8-year-old asks. I’m on a tear, gathering stray socks, shoes, and toys from the floor. I’ve morphed into what I’ve jokingly come to refer to as a “Tsu-Mommy.” All I see is the mess, and my sweeping arms and kicking legs will do anything to clear out the cluttered life living with four little ones leaves in its wake.Still, her question makes me pause. Why am I so grumpy? Why am I so fixated on the mess? Why are my expectations so rigid…

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How can I believe in God when there’s so much suffering?

“How do you expect me to believe in God,” asked Woody Allen, “when only last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of my electric type-writer?” For a while now, at least in the Western world, the existence of any form of pain, suffering or evil has been regarded as evidence for the non-existence of God. If a good God existed, people say, these things wouldn’t. But they do and, therefore, He doesn’t.

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The problem with faith

Sunrise:Often in a conversation on the meaning of faith, someone will invoke the idea of the sunrise to underline their point. They may say “I have faith that the sun will rise in the morning” or “I am certain the sun will rise in the morning.” They probably won’t say “I believe the sun will rise in the morning” and are even less likely to say “I hope the sun rises in the morning” unless they are wishing for cloudless skies.:

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To Live by Faith

 As we look back into the lives of some of the greatest men and women who ever lived and try to discover the source of that greatness, we may perhaps be surprised to learn that what pleased God the most about these people was not so much their various accomplishments but the power or force that propelled them. Noah devoted his whole life to building an ark by which all animal and human life was saved. Abraham became ancestor of a great nation, Moses delivered that nation from slavery, gave…

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Angels: Do angels watch over us?

Angels, by any name, exist within the major religions of the world. In Buddhism, “devas” are celestial beings and “dharmapalas” are protectors. In Catholicism, angels are intermediaries between God and humans. In Eastern Orthodoxy, angel and archangels are workers and messengers of God. In Hinduism, there are “devas” and “apsaras” which are spiritual beings that help people’s spiritual beliefs. In Islam, angels are called “malaikah” who are intermediaries and messengers of Allah. In Judaism, angels are messengers who help carry out God’s work and plans.

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The Faith Of God

Without faith it’s impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6), so our relationship with the Lord is dependent on it. Faith is what brings the things God has provided for us from the spiritual realm into the physical realm (Heb. 11:1). Our faith is the victory that enables us to overcome the world (1 John 5:4). Everything the Lord does for us is accessed through faith.Yet there is much confusion about faith today just as there has always been. It’s like having a computer and knowing its potential but not having…

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THE CHURCH

We believe that a church is always and only a local congregation of scripturally immersed believers who have been scripturally organized (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 14:22; 15:41; I Cor. 12:13, 27; Eph. 4:5; Titus 1:5), who associate by a covenant of faith and fellowship in the Gospel (Acts 2:41, 47; I Cor. 5:12-13; II Cor. 8: 5); observing the ordinances instituted by Christ; governed by His laws alone; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges vested in them by His Word (Isa. 33:22; Matt. 28:18-20; I Cor. 11:1-2; Eph. 1:20-23; 5:23;…

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Every Day Say This Prayer

Praying keeps you close to God. Every time you pray you will develop a sense of power. You will begin to believe that your life can change that things will be improved. You will be revitalized and you will develop faith and begin believing in the future and you will start your day with a surge of confidence and power. Every day say this prayer: I love you Lord and I thank you for all of the blessing that you have brought into my life. I thank you for my…

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What is Christianity and what do Christians believe?

The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

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Is It Ever OK to Be a Secret Christian?

Is It Ever OK to Be a Secret Christian? I heard recently about people living in Islamic countries who believe in Jesus but do so secretly. They attend the mosque and outwardly their lives are no different from Muslims. Only in secret do they practise anything of the Christian faith, so that they can avoid being persecuted or even killed for what they believe. This raises an important question. Is it ever OK to be secret about Christian faith in this way? As always when asking what Christians should do…

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If You Believe In God You Do Not Belong In Prison.

If You Believe In God You Do Not Belong In Prison:This essay is written to the young man sitting at home holding a gun in his hand contemplating an act of violence. If you believe in God you should put the gun down and reconsider your position. You should walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror, and ask yourself these four questions: Do I belong in prison? Do I want to spend the rest of my life in prison? Does my mother want me to spend the rest of…

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Why Should I Believe in Hell?

“Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2 NIV). The horrors of hell are such that they cause us instinctively to recoil in disbelief and doubt; yet, there are compelling reasons that should cause us to erase such doubt from our minds. First, Christ, the Creator of the cosmos, clearly communicated hell’s irrevocable reality.

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