Wednesday

A Letter To Friends!




Dear Friends,

Praise be to the God and Father 

of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father 
of compassion and the God of all 
comfort, Who comforts us in all 
of our troubles, so that we can 
comfort those in any trouble with 
the comfort we ourselves have
received from God.


Paul




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2 comments:

Professor Howdy said...

SONGS FROM THE HOSPITAL HIT PARADE



"I'll be Sewing You"
"Red Cells in the Sunset"
"It's Spleen a Long, Long Time"



"It Had to Be Flu"
"On the Bonny Banks of Glaucoma"
"Gonna Take a Sentimental Gurney"



"The Staphs and Streps Forever"
"Old Man's Liver"
"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Brace"
"The Girl From Emphysema"



"MRI Blue?"
"My Melancolicky Baby"
"From Here to Maternity"

Professor Howdy said...

Dear Professor Howdy,

With all of the various religions out there to choose from, why
should I become a Christian? What distinguishes Christianity
from all the other worldviews?

Christianity is unique among the world's religions for several important
reasons -- not the least of which being that Christianity, unlike other
religions, is historic and evidential. Jesus of Nazareth is a historical
figure. He was, of course, born in Bethlehem in Judea during the reign of
Caesar Augustus and was put to death by Pontius Pilate, a first century
Roman Governor. More important, the testimony of His life, death, and
resurrection comes to us by way of eyewitness accounts (1 John 1:1-4).
Therefore, Christianity is a historic faith and its claims can be validated
by examining the testimony of history. None of the other religions of the
world can claim this kind of historical support.

Another unique feature of Christianity is that its founder claimed to be God
(John 8:58). Of the great religious leaders of the world (Buddha, Moses,
Zoroaster, Lao Tzu, Mohammed), only Jesus claimed to be God in human flesh
(Mark 14:62). Yet far from being an empty claim, His historically verifiable
resurrection from the dead vindicated His claim to deity (Rom 1:4; 1 Cor.
15:3-8). Other religions, like Buddhism and Islam, claim miracles in support
of their faith, but unlike Christianity, these miracles lack historical
verification.

Finally, an additional feature setting Christianity apart from other
religions is that it is a coherent belief system. Some Christian doctrines
might transcend complete comprehension, but unlike the claims of many
religions, they are not irrational or absurd. Furthermore, the Christian
faith is unique in that it can account for the vast array of phenomena that
we encounter in everyday life: the laws of science, the universal laws of
logic, ethical norms, love, the meaning in life, and the problem of evil and
human suffering. So to state it philosophically: The Christian faith
corresponds with the present state of affairs.

Hank Hanegraaff

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