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In today’s politically correct environment Christians are increasingly afraid to share their faith. One of the most common reasons given is not being sure what to say. But the truth probably lies closer to a fear of rejection.

The witnessing category of this site is intended to share do’s and don’ts, along with Bible principles and ideas.

Also, we’ll define what successful witnessing looks like – and why it’s not what you think!

Christians who witness and share their faith are among the happiest followers of Christ on the planet. Let’s share stories and ideas to help us win others to Christ!

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Blind, Random Chance? or Design?

The Honey Bee’s “Waggle Dance”

 

 

Logarithm & The Waggle Dance

n.  log·a·rithm  ˈlôgəˌriT͟Həm – “The power to which a base, such as 10, must be raised to produce a given number. If nx = a, the logarithm of a, with n as the base, is x; symbolically, logn a = x. For example, 103 = 1,000; therefore, log10 1,000 = 3. The kinds most often used are the common logarithm (base 10), the natural logarithm (base e), and the binary logarithm (base 2).”  From The Free Dictionary.com

Want to have some fun?

 

Check out these Wickipedia diagrams of logarithm’s functions in different contexts.

 

Now, consider how the honeybee uses a carefully choreographed “waggle” dance that instructs the rest of the hive where to find a flower so they can go harvest nectar.

 

But here’s the clincherthe honeybee’s dance moves which draw a map to the nectar are using logarithm!

 

Two Choices & Two Choices ONLY

honeybeeWhether you are a Creationist or an Evolutionist, when it comes to origins you’ve got 2 choices, and 2 choices only … Chance or Design?

The evolutionist wants you to believe the honeybee does it’s waggle dance – based on logarithm (an advanced form of mathematics) -  purely by chance. (Are they serious? Logarithm by chance?)

The creationist believes the honeybee was endowed by it’s Intelligent Creator with the ability to use logarithm by design!

When you think of honeybees doing “log”, and getting it right – which seems more rational … chance or design?

One thing I learned in math class when I was working with what my teachers called “imaginary numbers”. The teachers didn’t like my random, “imaginary answers”! They demanded precise calculations to arrive at correct answers. Which required intelligence and the ability to use abstract thinking. (Do you realize how difficult the average person finds logarithm to comprehend?)

The obvious question for the evolutionist to consider is this … in what other context – other than when weighing the debate between creation and evolution (and logarithm dances performed by bees) – would they consider it rational to believe blind, random chance was responsible for complexity, rather than intelligence and design?

Here’s more food for thought … the honeybee doing the waggle dance isn’t the only wonder – what about all the other bees being able to read it – and know precisely where to go to get newly found nectar – including how far it’ll be to get there?

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”  Romans 1:20

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What Did Lennon Really Believe?

 



Where Do We Place Our Trust?

I grew up as a non-Christian, and music was a major part of my life. As were The Beatles. To say I was a Beatles fanatic is to put it lightly.

But, is music just innocent entertainment, like I believed it was growing up? Or did it influence the way I thought? These are important questions – because as it was shown on the video, whatever our standards of right and wrong are, if they’re not God’s standards, they’re irrelevant. And if they’re irrelevant that means we’ve got a problem.

Why? Because according to God’s standards -

“… all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. Rom 3:23

We’ve all lied, cheated, stolen, and done worse. We’ve let our minds go places when thinking about sex. We’ve put ourselves first ahead of others. And we’ve knowingly disobeyed God.

And when music, the internet, tv, etc., encourage us to “do our own thing” it’s telling us to live to please ourselves only, as if there is no God.

Is Everyone Going To Heaven?

If we’ve sinned against God, we’ve shown we couldn’t be trusted if allowed into heaven … so where does that leave us instead? The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death” Rom 6:23 What that means is if our lives are out of harmony with God’s will (which He expressed in the form of the 10 Commandments) – God will leave us to our own desires, He’ll depart. He’ll honor our will and leave us alone. (see Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”)

Which creates a dilemma. Because when God departs … we die. Why? Because the Scriptures also tell us that God ALONE has immortality … 1 Tim 6:15,16  says God is ” … the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see”.

Bible Study Thoughts - At the CrossAccording to the Bible we don’t go to heaven because we think we’re good, or because we tried to be good … we go to heaven if we believe Jesus is good, and that as a good man He lived a perfect life – which Adam didn’t, in order to save all of humanity who would become repentant for their sins, and trust in what He did in their place. Jesus lived in perfect obedience to God’s laws as a man. This is what makes Him the “second Adam”.  1 Cor 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” That is, all who choose Jesus. We can remain in Adam, or be born again in Christ.

NOTE: So was John Lennon a Christian? Watch the video to discover the answer!

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His Story

MangerJesus was:

  • Born in an obscure village
  • The child of a peasant woman
  • He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
  • For three years He was an itinerant preacher.
  • He never owned a home.
  • He never wrote a book.
  • He never held an office.
  • He never had a family.
  • He never went to college.
  • He never put His foot inside a big city.
  • He never traveled over three hundred miles from the place He was born.*
  • He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness.

He had no credentials but Himself…

 

His Results

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him.

  • His friends ran away.
  • One of them denied Him.
  • He was turned over to His enemies.
  • He went through the mockery of a trial.
  • He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves.
  • While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat.
  • When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

 

His Legacy

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King of Kings, and Lord of Lords

Twenty long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.

I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned,

put together

have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.

Thank you, Jesus

 

Originally By Dr James Allan Francis *where I edited

 

 

 

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What Is Evolution?

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ev·o·lu·tion

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noun

 

“Evolution is the belief that intricate designs can assemble themselves out of nothing, based on pure chance.

Take for example, a computer. Using speculation and assumptions consistent with how evolutionists view matter,  the parts of a computer could miraculously appear out of thin air, and over millions of years assemble themselves into the intricate design of a computer.

Also, consistent with its assumptions, it is rational to believe a computer does NOT reveal an intelligent design behind its existence. Rather, to the evolutionist it’s more rational to assume it exists by blind, random chance. If the creation of a computer isn’t personally witnessed, evolutionary theory says it is preposterous to believe its design reveals it had a designer.

Instead, evolution suggests it’s more scientific to deny what empirical observation reveals to us in any other context – that complexity and design are evidence of a designer which preceded it as its cause. This is because when it comes to Creation versus Evolution – random, blind chance is the only plausible (i.e., academically safe from persecution) explanation.”

by Virgil Stanphill

 

The Monkey Speaks …

“The part that I don’t get … is why anyone would even WANT their lineage to come from me, rather than from God? What possible reason could there be for that?”

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The Bible Answers …

Preachers011“Professing themselves to be wise they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man – and birds and four footed animals and creeping things (*webmaster adds – and things that swing in trees).”

Romans 1:22,23

 

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I Was A Pseudo-Atheist

For most of my first 24 years of life I considered myself to be an atheist (which also turned out to be quite convenient considering the lifestyle I was living). I was 24 years old when I surrendered my heart to Christ, and asked Him to be my Savior.

Interestingly, though most of the time I considered myself an atheist, I now realize it wasn’t as much that I didn’t believe in God as it was that I was mad at Him. Like I said, I was an atheist for most of 24 years, but not all of them.

Bible Study Thoughts.com - ChurchI have memories of being a very young child and going to church with a family who were friends of my mother. I also remember we moved a lot. Often when we’d move my mother would form friendships with our new neighbors and she’d attend whatever church they did. That meant us kids did too.

I remember as a young child having a heart that was wide open for God. When we’d go to our neighbors churches I’d pay attention to the Sunday School teacher and the pastor, and react favorably. Probably the biggest influence of all came in the form of a set of Bible Story books my parents got. I would read them for hours and stare at the pictures on the pages which depicted the story in visual form and imagine myself right in the story.

And then something happened

A Rough Beginning

I’ll be disclosing some personal information here, but I need to so you’ll understand the depth of feeling I had when I kicked God out of my life, and went on to believe I was an atheist.

I grew up in a very abusive situation. I had a step-father who was introduced to me as my real father when I was 5 or 6 years old. He and my mother had split up and when he left her they had 2 kids, my older brother and sister. When he came back he had 2 more – me and a younger brother.  As I said, I was introduced to my step-father when I was around 5, so during my first 5 years I grew up without a father in the home.

At about age 3 or 4 I started realizing all my friends had fathers – but I didn’t. So I started bugging my mom trying to find out where my father was (I didn’t know I was the product of an affair, and at that age wouldn’t have known what an affair was anyway).

That motivated her to track down her first husband. When she found him he was in the Air Force. The Air Force threatened him with a dishonorable discharge for deserting his family if he didn’t go back to my mother immediately.Apparently he and my mother had gotten married, had my older brother and sister, and then separated. But they never went through the legal proceedings of getting a divorce.

Of course I knew none of this.

So imagine my surprise when he showed up. I finally met my “daddy” – and he wanted nothing to do with me. Neither one of my parents told me I wasn’t his. He was introduced to me as my father, so I thought he was. His first day home he kept ignoring me, and giving me angry looks when I tried to get his attention. Finally I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm any longer and I excitedly ran to him and hugged him around the legs crying out “daddy, daddy”.

He promptly got a vise like grip on my head, put it between his legs, and started spanking me. I remember panicking, and being confused. I was terrified because I was being beat and didn’t know what I had done. When he finally released me I went running to my mother and buried my head in her skirt and kept crying, “What did I do?” “What did I do?”

My mother angrily confronted him asking what I’d done wrong and he came close to me, pointed his finger in my face and said with venom, “boy don’t you ever call me “daddy” again – you call me dad“. Trust me, I never again called him “daddy”.

From Bad to Worse

BibleStudyThoughts.comI won’t go into all the gory details (the real bad stuff), but things didn’t get any better after that first day. There were almost continual spankings for imaginary crimes I’d committed, accompanied by angry looks. I was constantly being accused of doing things I hadn’t done and getting whippings, etc. One example  is my step-father would accuse me of stealing cigarettes out of his carton and I’d be in trouble. When I was around 9 years old I figured if I was going to get in trouble for stealing them I might as well do it, so I started stealing his cigarettes and smoking when I was 9 or 10.

As I said, we moved a lot, which led to me getting real a shock when we moved to New Britain, CT, and I needed a birth certificate to attend school. I was about 9 or 10 years old at the time. Well the birth certificate came and it had a different last name. That’s when I was told the name I’d been using all my life wasn’t mine, and who I thought I was wasn’t true – because the name on my birth certificate was the last name of my real father. I was in a daze and nothing seemed real. I cried and cried because I felt like I was no longer a part of the family. It felt like being ‘kicked out’.

I think the worse thing about growing up in an abusive home was the unpredictability. There was no way to prevent the abuse, because it wasn’t based on what you did. In fact, there weren’t really any right choices because you were going to “get it” no matter what.

That, and the insults and name calling. I was told constantly, “I hate the day you were born – boy” (he always said the word “boy” with venom). “I wish you’d never been born”. “I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you”. “You’re not worth a pot to piss in”. “You’ll never amount to anything”. “You don’t have what it takes to be a ____ “(whatever I was excited about). “I can’t wait for the day you leave, here’s $20 – don’t let the door hit you on the _ _ _ on the way out” (of course he wasn’t really going to give me $20 – but he would’ve been fine with me leaving)

So at about age 10 I started running away from home. I ran away several times and it was always ‘reckoning day’ for me when I’d get caught. I’d be taken down to the police station and have to be picked up by my step- father. Needless to say I was terrified when he’d get me.

And then there was church – and God – which I’ll share in my next post, “How I Found God” – Part 2 …

 

 

 

 

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# 1)  Get the Big Picture First

Bible Study by Reading the Bible Through Before considering different ways of studying the Bible it’s a good idea to get the big picture first. How do we do that? By reading it all the way through while asking ourselves, “What does this tell me about God?”

One of the biggest benefits you’ll get by reading the Bible completely through is you’ll see how God relates to people over an extended period of time. I always tell people to reserve judgement about what they read, and not to be impatient when they come across parts that are hard to understand. Things become a lot clearer when the Bible is taken as a whole.

This is the exact way Jesus did it when He appeared to the men on the road to Emmaus after He’d been crucified, and had risen from the dead. The Scriptures say, “And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke 24:27

This means that Jesus, rather than turning to a couple of “proof texts” to explain the events which had occurred in Jerusalem to Cleopas and his friend – took them on a broad tour through the entire Bible.

It says, “beginning at Moses and all the prophets” He expounded to them …”

Let’s see – Moses wrote Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and possibly Job. Add in “all the prophets” and you’ve got most of the Old Testament (the NT hadn’t been written yet). This is saying Jesus gave a Bible study on a certain topic (His birth, life, death and resurrection) which took Him through most of the Bible which was in existence at that time.

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TAKEAWAY TIP # 1: A great way to go through the Bible – whether you’ve read it before or not – is to get a chronological, one-year Bible. This type of Bible makes it much easier to read through because it’s broken down into daily readings. That’s the 1-year part.

Also, by getting one which is chronological it takes the events from start to finish in the order in which they occurred. Many people aren’t aware that the Bible isn’t compiled in the exact order in which the events occurred. The chronological comes as close as possible to exact order, with some speculation about the exact time of certain books, e.g., Job.

The second thing that makes it easier is the translations.  There are 2 versions of a Chronological, 1 Year Bible. They are the New Living Translation (NLT) and the New International Version (NIV). I much prefer the New Living Translation because it reads like a story and makes it really easy to stick with it. I’ve gone through the NLT twice this way and thoroughly enjoyed it each time.

# 2) Get the Right Mindset

Bible Study Thoughts - ThinkerAnother aspect of  “Getting the Big Picture” is having the right mindset before you begin your study.  Doing this takes an understanding of what makes the Bible different from any other book … so let’s look at that.

Here are a few interesting facts about the Bible that make it unlike any other book in human history:

First, the Bible claims to have been inspired by our Creator – think about that!!! (more on this below)

  • It was written over a period of 1500 years
  • It had 40 different authors
  • The authors were from 19 different occupations
  • It contains history, poetry, drama, & prophecy – all telling the same story from start to finish
  • The Bible tells us who we are, i.e., where we came from; why we’re here; and where we’re going
  • Unlike other books of antiquity the Bible records the true record of it’s heroes and it’s nation. It’s honest about their defeats when they happen and it openly discloses the faults of it’s heroes.  Again, this is different from other books of antiquity, which “doctored” their stories, covered up their defeats, and ‘deified’ their heroes

INSPIRED BY YOUR CREATOR

Before going on I’d like to elaborate on the first point I made above – the claim of inspiration.

The Bible claims it was inspired by God, i.e., the One who made us. Rather than take it for granted wrap your mind around that for a second then ask yourself -

Q. What if that’s true? What if the Bible really is a communication to us from our Creator? Wouldn’t that have profound implications?

A. I believe it would.

Bible Study Thoughts - galaxyHere are some fascinating quotes I’ve taken from Isaiah chapters 45 & 46. What’s amazing about them is they claim to be God Himself speaking to us in the first person. Did you catch that? God Himself speaking! The Bible, several times in Isaiah chapters 40-46, is filled with incredible claims. It claims our Creator is speaking. I’ve gleaned just a few to give you a sample of what’s said in these chapters:

“Thus says the Lord who made you, And formed you from the womb, who will help you.” Isa 44:2

“I am the Lord, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me.” Isa 45:5

“I have made the earth, And created man on it. I … My hands … stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.” Isa 45:12

“Look to Me and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess.” Isa 45:22,23

TAKEAWAY TIP #2: We lead busy lives and it’s so easy to treat the Bible as an ordinary book, or to view its reading or study as a routine task we’ve obligated ourselves to do. So here’s a tip … Before you begin get the right mindset.

Stop and think about the book you’re about to open. Before you open it, say a short prayer to God and ask Him to guide you in your understanding. Use God’s Word as the focal point of your prayer.

For example, in Isaiah 55:11 God’s Word says, “My word shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and prosper in the thing for which it was sent”. Ask Him to accomplish in your life exactly what He wants His word to accomplish, and to prosper His word in your life for the exact purpose for which He sent it. That’s how you make the Word the focal point of your prayers. You’re praying for what He said in the text to happen in your life.

So one way you can  do a topical study through Scripture is to compile a list of texts referring to your topic.

In the above example I used God’s Word as a topic, so, if you wanted to get creative and dig a little deeper you could go through the Bible and compile a list of texts on God’s Word.  There are TONS of them you can use but here’s a few for starters: Mt 4:4; Prov 2:1-6; Ps 119:49-50, 67, 81, & 130.

Besides all the great Scripture you’ll be learning and applying in your life this can help keep you from feeling daily Bible study is too routine.

# 3) Get Objections Out of the Way

rsz_questionsSometimes when I mention studying the Bible people will raise objections. Here’s a few of them, which I’ll follow afterwards with suggestions on to deal with them:

  • The Bible’s too intimidating
  • It doesn’t make sense to me
  • No one knows what’s right, that’s why there’s so many different denominations
  • The Bible isn’t relevant to our culture today
  • and many more …

 

TAKEAWAY TIP #3: Deal with any objections you may have to studying the Bible.

Write down any thoughts you’re having that can affect you in a negative way, then think them through. For example, here’s a few responses to the objections listed above.

“The Bible’s too intimidating”. That’s ok! We feel intimidated about a lot of things we do when we’re first getting started. Did you feel intimidated the first time you drove a car? Had to give a speech in school? Asked a girl out on a date (or agreed to one if you’re a gal)?

“It doesn’t make sense to me”. Hmmm. Did chemistry make sense the first time you attended? Or algebra? Or a foreign language you learned? Of course not! The Bible is like everything else. The more you spend time with it the more sense it’ll start making to you.

No one knows what’s right, that’s why there’s so many different denominations.” You’re right, there are a lot of denominations. But you don’t need to join them all. Nor do you need perfect understanding. What’s more important than that is having a right heart and a right spirit. Just concentrate on what does seem right, and stack the odds in your favor by going on the weight of evidence.

For example. Let’s say I want to know what happens when a person dies. I can take a Bible concordance (basically an index) and trace my topic through all of Scripture. If I find 30 texts on my topic, and 24 of them are saying one thing, but 6 of them seem to be saying something else, I can go by the weight of evidence and feel safe going with the 24, and use them to try to better understand what the other 6 are saying in their context.

One reason for so many denominations is people not using the weight of evidence to formulate a doctrine, but going on maybe 1-6 texts on a topic while either being ignorant of or ignoring everything else.

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The Church vs The World

The Bible isn’t relevant to our culture today.” Really? When was it ever relevant? Just joking (kind of) but think about it like this … there always has been, and always will be, a tension between the ways of God and the culture around us. The Bible says, “Come out from among them and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing”. 2 Cor. 6:17. It also says, “we are strangers and pilgrims on this earth” 1 Pet. 2:11  And, “do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Rom 12:2 While cultures are different principles will always remain the same. As will the tension between the church and the world (just as it is for the individual – see Gal 5:17 “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh“)

 

God bless everyone,

 

 

Virgil

p.s. I hope you feel you got some good tips on how to study the Bible. If so, be sure to comment below and share your input. If you have any personal questions about Bible study or becoming a Christian please contact me using the contact form in the right sidebar.

 

 

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Is Ignorance Bliss or Deadly?

 

Many seem content to avoid God at all costs.

They play games, buy things, party, keep finding new partners, chase the almighty dollar … BUT
One day their eyes will close, their hearts will stop, and their life on earth will be over.

 

Sometimes What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!

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Not a care in the world.

Decided you don’t need to know what the Bible says?

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You …

“But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears.” Zech 7:11

Start Paying Attention!

 

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People Give Evolution A Second Thought …

While it doesn’t start out that way – Ray Comfort, the interviewer in the video – causes people who profess atheism and a belief in evolution to THINK!

As you’ll see, so much of what people believe is simply “assumed”. It’s very easy to accept what a college professor says – but are they right?

Watch the video and see if you can defend what you believe. Under the video will be a link to a list of 800+ Professors, Scientists and Phd’s who dissent from Darwinism! Plus, 900+ members of “Physicians and Surgeons for Scientific Integrity” who dissent.

 




800+ Scientists Who Dissent:

A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism

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Here’s what they signed their names to …

“We are skeptical of the claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection

to account for the complexity of life.

Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”

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Would you like to see the list?

HERE IT IS: http://biblestudythoughts.com/A_Scientific_Dissent.pdf

 

Why Was This Done?

“The statement was drafted and circulated by Discovery Institute in 2001 in response to widespread claims that no credible scientists existed who doubted Neo-Darwinism. Discovery Institute subsequently took out an ad in The New York Review of Books and elsewhere showcasing over 100 scientists who were willing to publicly express their scientific skepticism of Neo-Darwinism. Since 2001 the signatories of the statement have grown to over 800 scientists, both in the United States and around the world.”   From dissentfromdarwin.org

 

900+  Physicians and Surgeons Who Dissent:

Here’s what they signed their names to:

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“As medical doctors we are skeptical of the claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life and we therefore dissent from Darwinian macroevolution as a viable theory. This does not imply the endorsement of any alternative theory.”

 

 

Would you like to see the list?

HERE IT IS: http://biblestudythoughts.com/Physicians_and_Surgeons_for_Scientific_Integrity.pdf

 

Why Was This Done?

“Sadly, academic freedom is no longer assured in many countries. This is especially true when it involves espousing views contrary to the theory of Darwinian macroevolution. Numerous instances have been documented where scientists and teachers have either been censored or removed from their positions for allowing or facilitating open discussion of the empirical problems of macroevolution …

As academia has suppressed freedom of speech in this area, another avenue needs to be available to promote accurate information and the free exchange of ideas concerning the debate over Darwinism and alternative theories on origins. Allowing physicians and surgeons to speak on this subject with a united voice in significant numbers is one of the best ways to let the scientific facts be known, and to dispel falsehoods, innuendoes and distortions that often flood the media.

To accomplish that goal, Physicians and Surgeons for Scientific Integrity (PSSI) was established as a means for physicians and surgeons to publicly be counted among those skeptical of nature-driven Darwinian macroevolution. In joining PSSI members of the medical profession certify their agreement with the above statement of dissent.” From http://www.pssiinternational.com/

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How To Witness – 3 Things NOT To Do

 

#1. When witnessing don’t lie!

PinocchioLie?  That’s self-evident … why suggest not lying?

Because lying takes so many forms, some so subtle you can engage in them and never even know you’re doing it.

  • We lie when we care more about what our friends will think because we’ve given a Bible study, or brought someone new into the church, than we care about the person we’re ‘witnessing’ to.
  • We lie when we answer a question we don’t really know the answer to, either because we’re afraid our new friend will think less of us, or we don’t want to admit we don’t know.
  • We lie when we pretend to be perfect, or try to project an image of who we think we should be rather than who we really are. Who are we? We’re sinners saved by grace. That’s it. The good news is about Jesus – not us.

Can you think of other ways a Christian can lie when witnessing? If so, share your comment below!

 

#2. When witnessing don’t try to do too much.

  • When witnessing don’t try to do the Holy Spirits job. Our job is to lift up Christ.  That’s it.
  •  Jesus promised, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” ~ John 12:32 Realize all we can do is exalt Christ – and what an awesome privilege that is!
  • It’s easy to avoid witnessing when we’re afraid we’re not going to have the ‘perfect’ answer for everything. Being perfect’s not our job. Sharing our faith is.

 

#3. When witnessing don’t think negatively.

How? By:

  • Believing there’s no point in witnessing because no one will be interested or respond anyway. How people respond isn’t our job either. The Bible says,
  • Sowing_seed“In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike shall be good.” Eccl. 11:6  This is saying -
  • We won’t necessarily know how well our efforts have worked. The Scriptures say sow anyway.  Witness in the morning, and regardless of how it was received or how things appear, don’t hold back from witnessing in the evening.

There. Those are a few of my thoughts on the topic. Any you care to add?

Help your fellow believer and share any other ideas that have worked for you in the Comment Section below.

 

God bless you and keep coming back!

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