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Is Christianity a fairy tale fit only for children and the feebleminded?  Or is this worldview a revelation of God's truth for humanity?  Can someone accept it or reject it  without eternal consequences ultimately?  How can we know whether or not accepting Christianity is reasonable given the evidence presently available to make a decision?

 

 

The Bible is the "instruction booklet" for a very complex, intricate "product" of the Creator:  humanity itself. Given the truth that the Bible reveals special knowledge to humanity that can't otherwise be known by human reason and/or experience, what does it actually teach us to do and to believe?  Are the mainstream traditional churches, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, correctly interpreting Scripture by and large?  Or, perhaps leaning on tradition itself as a source of authority, could have they made fundamental errors unbeknownst to generations of sincere believers, whether they be laypeople or clergymen?

Consider the following doctrinal controversies:  

Should God's existence and the reliability of Scripture be proven by human reason?  Or should they be believed in by faith alone?

Click here to access essays that defend Christianity's truth

Was Jesus Christ, the Savior from sin according to Christians, God in the flesh?  Do Christians have to obey God in order to be saved?  Or is faith alone sufficient for both justification and sanctification?  

Is the Old Testament law still binding on Christians in any form?  May Christians ignore the Fourth Commandment?:  "The seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work" (Exodus 20:10).  Does God expect us to tithe today or even obey such festivals and holy days as the Passover, Pentecost, and the Day of Atonement as described in Leviticus 23?  

How should the assembly of believers, the church, be organized?  Should it be hierarchical, with ordained ministers?  Or should it be congregationalist, with no one having earthly church authority directly from God but only as allowed (ultimately) by a vote of the assembled believers?

Click here to access essays about specific Christian teachings

Click here for the notes of various sermonettes

So our quest here is two-fold:

1.  Is Christianity true to begin with?       

2.  Given that Christianity is true, what should Christians specifically believe?

SINCE  ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS ABOVE ARE GOOD ONES TO ASK, WHERE SHOULD WE TURN FOR THE ANSWERS?

GIVEN ALL QUESTIONS ABOVE THAT COULD BE ASKED, ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT TO ACCEPT CHRISTIANITY TO BEGIN WITH AND WHAT CHRISTIANS DOCTRINES ARE TRUE, WHAT SHOULD THE SINCERE SEEKER DO?

THIS WEB SITE IS DEDICATED TO HELPING THE INQUIRING SOUL IN TWO WAYS:  

1.  IT PROVIDES INFORMATION BEARING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO EMBRACE CHRISTIANITY AS A CORRECT WORLD VIEW.   

2.  IT PROVIDES INFORMATION BEARING ON THE CORRECT INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE.  

THE DOCUMENTS AND ESSAYS POSTED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE THE MAIN WAY IT SEEKS TO HELP THE SINCERE SEEKER.  THE WEBMASTER CAN ALSO BE ASKED QUESTIONS ON VARIOUS DOCTRINAL AND RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS AS WELL.

 


  (April 2012

Why did Jesus have to die?  Why did God have to suffer for the sins of humanity?  Why couldn't have God avoided all this pain to Himself and His Son?  Read the following brief essay to find out why!  

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?  .rtf

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?  .htm

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?  .pdf

 

 Whitewash!  Islam's hidden history exposed!

Is Islam really a "religion of peace"?  Do poverty, ignorance, and oppression explain why Muslims on average are more apt to resort to non-state terrorism?  Have Muslims always been the victims of "Christian" Crusades and Western imperialism throughout history?  Or have Muslim nations been frequently guilty of launching jihads and aggressive wars of conquest of their own? Are crusades evil, but jihads good?  If "equal opportunity" conquest by many different civilizations has happened historically, why is the West being unfairly singled out for excessive criticism on this issue?  Can non-Western civilizations also be imperialistic?   Is the modern State of Israel, the product of the Zionist movement, a uniquely sinful and illegitimate state?  Does its very existence violate God's law more than any other nation's existence?  Is the self-determination the ultimate political value that overrides all others?  Click on the essay below to find out more about these subjects:

Whitewash!  Islam's Hidden History Exposed! .doc  

Whitewash!  Islam's Hidden History Exposed! .htm

Whitewash!  Islam's Hidden History Exposed! .pdf

 

This Web site also has a page dealing with various general historical subjects.  Click below in order to visit it:     

 

Who was better off on average in 1830?  A black slave living in the American South or an English farmworker?  Who had the higher standard of living?  Who had the better quality of life?  How did the sexual division of labor affect both groups?  How did the respective ruling classes keep control of the slaves and farmworkers?  How did the slaves and farmworkers resist their respective masters?  While citing many primary and secondary historical sources, this document carefully compares and contrasts these two groups while describing the way they lived and worked on an everyday basis.  Part of the original form of this document (roughly the first fourth) was accepted as an M.A. thesis in history at Michigan State University in 1997.  This kind of history writing shows how falsely Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" portrays the slaves' conditions while it  romanticizes nostalgically the antebellum South.

Were American Slaves or English Farmworkers Better Off?  .htm

Were American Slaves or English Farmworkers Better Off?  .doc

Were American Slaves or English Farmworkers Better Off?  .wpd

Were American Slaves or English Farmworkers Better Off?   .rtf

Were American Slaves or English Farmworkers Better Off?  .pdf

  

 

 

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.  We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ."  (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) 

  

 

 


 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."  (Matthew 5:5)

  

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