Why Christianity? The reasons abound

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Why Christianity? Because there was a manger; because there was a baby born; because angels sang and the shepherds heard them; and wise men sought the baby and worshiped Him.

Why Christianity? Because this baby represented God's love for the world, and there was a cross in Jerusalem that made it possible for us to know God.

Why Christianity? Because at this time of year, the whole world remembers the birth of that baby!

Why Christianity? Because this baby's birth is not a myth or a fable, as some would have us believe. He lived, died and rose from the dead -- and lives in the hearts of those who receive Him.

Why Christianity? Because the sciences we study reveal the wonderment of the universe -- the planets and stars that cannot be numbered, moving about at great speeds without colliding; because archeological findings support the historical records of the Bible; because geology shows a young Earth with sea-life fossils in the sedimentary stratum of the mountains; and because a single cell is so complex, it could only be created by God!

Why Christianity? Because it meets the needs of the human heart that really, inwardly, seeks to know God.

Gil Ward

Evans

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Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 12/24/09 - 05:14 am
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Fine letter! Yes, what we

Fine letter! Yes, what we know of our Savior isn't based on cunningly devised fables but on the accounts of eyewitnesses. Creation itself testifies to God's handiwork rather than to the random-chance mythology that evolutionists preach. Oh, that more hearts would seek to know God!

GGpap
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GGpap 12/24/09 - 05:46 am
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Stupid letter! Aesop wrote

Stupid letter! Aesop wrote better morality tales than the charlatans that authored the fairy tales that alluded to the birth of a baby that supposedly was the "son of a god" that doesn't really exist. Christian proselytizing continues to be an odious "stink" that wears ones' patience thin! GGpap

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UncleStrom 12/24/09 - 05:59 am
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GGpap, is it safe to assume

GGpap, is it safe to assume that we won't be seeing you at Christmas Eve services tonight to celebrate the birth of Our Savior? Merry Christmas to you, sir. I hope you find peace and salvation in your remaining mortal time on earth before it is too late.

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robbie1 12/24/09 - 06:28 am
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Speaking as a Christian, if

Speaking as a Christian, if you want people to see Christianity as the way to meet the needs of the human heart, show it in your actions. Myself included. If you worry about the person in the mirror, and let God worry about the rest, folks will BELIEVE that you are a Christian. Unfortunately, too many times we act like Pharisees and focus on the ritual and miss the true message.

robbie1
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robbie1 12/24/09 - 06:29 am
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Oops... Forgot... Merry

Oops... Forgot... Merry Christmas!

GGpap
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GGpap 12/24/09 - 06:38 am
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GOOD MESSAGE, robbie! And a

GOOD MESSAGE, robbie! And a Merry Christmas to you, sir!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/24/09 - 06:52 am
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GGpap Wouldn't you say we

GGpap Wouldn't you say we are all connected in some way,,,doesn't really matter what our beliefs are..We are only here for a brief minute in time..I celebrate life & the time spent at Christmas with the people I love..

GGpap
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GGpap 12/24/09 - 06:56 am
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And a Merry Christmas to you,

And a Merry Christmas to you, Uncle Strom! I usually prefer to recognize and commemorate the Winter Solstice. While the Winter Solstice heralds the first day of winter it also marks the day the earth begins its' trip toward the first day of spring, and much warmer weather; so, as I like to say, bring it on! GGpap

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/24/09 - 07:03 am
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GG Don't pick on Uncle

GG Don't pick on Uncle this am... He has had a busy week posting,,, & he has been really funny...We got the Garmin & GOB loves it,,thanks

GGpap
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GGpap 12/24/09 - 07:13 am
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seenitB4, Yes! If we are

seenitB4, Yes! If we are human we must indeed be connected in some way...and that is good! It is only when our beliefs tend to divide us into "good and bad; saved or lost; god loving or infidel pagans" that I lose some tolerance for some of the humans among us. As for you and yours, I can wish you, in honest sincerity, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS without reservations, and I do! It is only when folks appear to proselytize that I lose patience with some of my human connections. Again, Merry Christmas, seenitB4! And, a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New year as well!. GGpap.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/24/09 - 07:41 am
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I'm sure GGpap will be

I'm sure GGpap will be working on Christmas..........no sense celebrating the birth of someone who "never existed."

soldout
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soldout 12/24/09 - 08:05 am
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Great letter Gil. As

Great letter Gil. As Christianity is attacked today even the non-Christian will begin to notice the downward slide of the country as the Christian influence is reduced. Some choose to believe only the world was made without a creator while everything else had a creator. This free country cannot survive without the strong influence of Christianity. Without a basis for morality our government and country will become so corrupt we will self destruct or just limp along. For the individual Christian though; who has a relationship with Christ, they will continue to enjoy the peace and prosper while thousands fall around them. Christians need to be strong and not luke warm. If you catch on fire the world will come to watch you burn but they won't like you. If you don't hate sin, you will be consumed by it.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 09:19 am
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Funny that GGpap condemns

Funny that GGpap condemns Christian proselytizing, but then does his own atheistic proselytizing in the same breath. He claims God does not exist, but there's no way he could ever prove that. So,at best, it's tit for tat. At worst, he's doing exactly what he condemns. Obviously, GGpap has not read the comments of modern astronomers and cosmologists that are saying there's more compelling evidence to believe in the existence of God now than in the previous 150 years. Even the new director of the National Institutes of Health and former director of the Human Genome Project has written a book defending his belief in God, and I reckon this guy is a heck of a lot smarter than any of us here. So, GGpap has a right to his opinion and can believe what he wants. But, the evidence in support of his position is not what he believes it to be. It's pretty amazing to realize that Jesus Christ was born and died to give GGpap the right to say God does not exist. The love of God is pretty amazing, isn't it?

justus4
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justus4 12/24/09 - 09:38 am
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Blah, blah, blah, about
Unpublished

Blah, blah, blah, about Christianity. Most people who think they are good Christians are completely wrong. In fact, they are just the opposite of righteousness and good based on their ACTS. Say, preaching, speaking, praying, invoking, screaming, or chanting His name does not a Christian make. Oh, and about the theory of creation, well some things man will never understand. The exact age of the earth is one of them.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 09:45 am
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So Justus, how then do you

So Justus, how then do you define a "good" Christian?

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 09:48 am
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On the age of the universe,

On the age of the universe, it's pretty clear that the Big Bang happened about 14.5 billion years ago. Nothing in the Bible contradicts this age at all. In fact, there are at least 14 verses in the Bible that say the universe is expanding. So, the more science learns about nature, the more accurate the Bible proves to be.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 09:50 am
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Justus, you are aware that a

Justus, you are aware that a "good" Christian is commanded to care for their own family and work for a living? It's very directly stated that if a person does not WORK to provide for themselves, then they should not eat. Sure, compassion and charity are cornerstones of Christianity, but personal responsibility and accountability are just as foundational. Don't hear much about that though, do we?

1941
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1941 12/24/09 - 10:02 am
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Don't you people know by now,

Don't you people know by now, that you will never agree on religion, and politics!!!

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 10:06 am
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It's not always about

It's not always about agreeing. It's about correctly presenting the evidence, and drawing the most logical conclusions. That's where the problems often are. People don't know the facts -- mostly because they're too lazy to research and discover the facts. If people would base their opinions more on evidence than upon heresay, we'd all be better off.

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Serioun 12/24/09 - 10:07 am
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Love the message!! Oh, 1941,

Love the message!! Oh, 1941, u missed the point...we don't have to agree, Just Love with the Love of Christ!!

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 10:12 am
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Agreed, Serioun. I've always

Agreed, Serioun. I've always believed that promoting Truth was one of the highest forms of love. Jesus never missed an opportunity to tell it like it was. He made a lot of "smart" people very upset by putting them in their place and revealing their "religion" as being nothing more than self-serving hypocrisy. He even said that He WAS the Truth.

FaceTheMusic
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FaceTheMusic 12/24/09 - 10:15 am
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A good Christian is as a good

A good Christian is as a good Christian does!

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 10:18 am
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Let's all remember the words

Let's all remember the words of Jesus. On the subject of being a "good" Christian, Jesus said, "No one is good." So, be very careful in talking about what a "good" Christian is. There really is not a good Christian. Only Christ Himself is truly good. We are all just imperfect people trying to imitate the Perfect One (and we fail more times than we succeed!).

HollyHoly
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HollyHoly 12/24/09 - 10:36 am
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GG Your 6:13 is SPOT on!!

GG Your 6:13 is SPOT on!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

bdittle
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bdittle 12/24/09 - 10:40 am
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soldout, why do Christians in

soldout, why do Christians in this part of the country like to portray Christianity as "under attack"? Do you really feel that your ability to worship is under attack?? I don't get it. Even the 9/11 terrorist attacked our financial and political sites, not our religious places. BTW, not being able to display the Ten Commandments at a gov't courthouse is not attacking. Any beef with Wal-Mart, Target, or any retail store displaying "X-mas" is a beef with the free enterprise system.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 10:49 am
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BD,no one is attacking

BD,no one is attacking anyone's right to worship. That's not the point. What is being attacked are the principles of Christianity. These are being fought against like never before in this nation. Christianity teaches that there are absolute rights and wrongs, and that there are important consequences for all actions. Modern culture increasingly denies any absolute truths, and demands that everything be tolerated. If you watch the Discovery or History Channel, any show they have about the Bible or Christianity is very biased -- they rely only upon "new" scholarship that attempts to negate biblical truth. So, yes, Christianity is being attacked in the U.S. like never before. Every religion or philosophy must now be tolerated -- everything except Christianity, which must be belittled.

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deekster 12/24/09 - 11:03 am
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HE came unto HIS own and they

HE came unto HIS own and they received HIM not; but as many as do become the sons of GOD. Gil is doing what he was commanded to do by our LORD. Go into all the world and proclaim t he good news of Christ the Savior. If you don't care for the message, you have that right. And may the ONE you reject have mercy on your soul. May the Child of Bethlehem enter your heart this day and bring "new life, everlasting life to you.

bdittle
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bdittle 12/24/09 - 11:07 am
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howcanwe, I'm not sure why

howcanwe, I'm not sure why you think Christianity is being belittled. I mean, sure, there are people like GGap above who are baiting you because they know the reaction you'll give, but on a national scale, it is difficult to see the belittlement. The need for tolerance of diversified beliefs is more of a product of global economy which drives most things in the U.S. In the 50's, we did not depend on Hindu and Muslim and Buddhist countries, but now they are intimately tied to our national economy. I don't buy that Christianity is under attack any more that any other century. I'm sure it can survive the Discovery Channel.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/24/09 - 11:18 am
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BD, I agree that Christianity

BD, I agree that Christianity will survive. It has survived far worse! But, I'm not sure this nation will survive without Christianity (just my opinion). Here's the rub: Regardless of why, we are now told we must tolerate Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity as being differing paths to the same God. All beliefs are equal. Truth is relative, and no one belief has any monopoly on God. All hail diversity and tolerance!! This may sound good on paper, but it's impossible. Christianity boldly claims that there is one way to God -- Jesus Christ. Every other belief system denies this foundational fact. Although Christianity accepts anyone and everyone into it, it is extremely exclusive in that Christ is the ONLY way. This belief will not be tolerated by others. It is exclusive, and is repulsive to those who worship tolerance above all else. So, Christian principles must be attacked or, at a minimum, watered down. We see this in the media all the time. Maybe I'm more acutely aware of this situation than others, but I don't think it is to be glossed over. I agree with Soldout that Christian principles are under attack. I hope and pray that you are right about us just overacting!

apex24
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apex24 12/24/09 - 11:24 am
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GGap, Justus and

GGap, Justus and HollyHolly(Angie) when you are lying on your death bed or someone you love (if any) cries out for the help of Jesus while that pain rips across their or your chest don't be surprised when the heart stops!!!!

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