Sunday, April 7, 2013

Contending is Our Calling 4/5/2013

A hardy group of evangelists, including Mark, Dean S. with his son Kyle, Dr. Jack with his wife Barbara, Dave, Dean C., and Steven V. headed out into the chilly night air to heed the call. Here the good doctor has the rapt attention of a group of young teens as he explains the gospel. Later, Dr. Jack shared, with the team, a graphic description of the clinical implications of Jesus' description of the horror of hell: "Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched." (Mark 9:44) Ask him about it sometime. Here is an article on the subject.

It was Steve's turn for an evening of heckling, as the tag-team of Albert, Victor, Enrique, and Ryan all presented questions or monologues intended to cast doubt upon God's Holy Word. Here are some sample questions with links to related articles:

-Where did Cain get his wife?   Article 1, Article 2

-How could the earth have become so populated from only two people?

-How did the animals on the ark have enough to eat? How did the animals get along without killing each other?

-What about gay marriage? Don't you think that people should be free to marry who they want?

-Do other religions allow same-sex marriage?

-Aren't all the major religions worshiping the same God?  Article 1, Article 2

-Didn't God set us up for failure by creating us with the capacity to sin, and then punishing us for it?

-Why should I ignore logic and critical thinking by believing something from a 2,000 year old text that could have been revised countless times?

-The bible says there were talking snakes.

-Doesn't science prove that the universe is older than the Bible claims?  Article 1, Article 2

Many other questions and comments were exchanged. 

David shared the following from the box:

We're here tonight because we care about your soul. The Bible teaches that there is appointed a day for man to die once and then the judgement. We are all going to stand before God. The scripture says that God made you and He made you for His glory. He did not make you to live for yourself. He did not make you to have "fun" and to be "happy" all the time. No, Jesus said, "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted," those who mourn over sin. When we turn away from Him that is the worst sin. What happens when we do this is it opens up the Pandora's box to all the other sins. You were wired to give God glory. If you don't live for Him you will not stop worshiping, you'll just worship yourself. You were not made for you, you were made for God.

"And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth, for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know Me," says the Lord.  (Jeremiah 9:3)

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