Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tom Brady: Football Doesn’t Matter to God

Conceivably, a win would show that God answers prayer. But what about the intercessors whose team loses? Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a very devout believer whose Twitter feed is filled with biblical quotations. However, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (whose team lost to the Seahawks) is also a very strong Christian. Which believer should God have favored?
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t sure God cares who wins: “Look at the attention I get: It’s because I throw a football. But that’s what society values. That’s not what God values. He didn’t invent the game. We did. I have some hand-eye coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don’t think that matters to God.” Rodgers agrees: “I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan.”

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Short Answers 03: Isn’t Faith Just for the Stupid and Gullible? (Video)

In the third video of the Short Answers to Big Questions series, Nathan Betts of RZIM answers the question, “Isn’t faith just for the stupid and gullible?”

In the Short Answers to Big Questions series, Nathan and Andy Bannister take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realize we can only often scratch the surface — nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media.

If you want to read more widely on this particular, check out “The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails” by Randal Rauser.

JAS: What happens during the Rapture?

January has been prophecy month at the John Ankerberg Show. We have had prophecy scholars Dr. Renald Showers and Dr. Jimmy DeYoung on the show to answer: Does the Bible teach that the Rapture and Christ’s Second Coming happen at the same time? What happens during each event? Where are these subjects discussed in the Bible?

In case you have not been able to join us for this encouraging series or if you would like to watch them again, we wanted to let you know the programs from the series, “Step by Step through the Rapture” and “1 Coming or 2 – 8 Differences Between the Rapture and Second Coming” can be found online here to watch for free.

Also, we have thousands of free articles on our website, many on topics such as the Rapture, end time events, and the Tribulation. One of these articles, “Does the Bible teach that the Rapture and Christ’s Second Coming happen at the same time?” further addresses questions from our current series, and shares my answer to the question that includes seven of the differences that led me to this conclusion. If the Rapture and Second Coming are not subjects you have studied before, consider diving in to these important topics, and get excited about what the Lord has planned for those who love Him in the last days.

Check out these and the thousands of other free resources on our website!

Blessings,

Dr. John Ankerberg

IS JESUS A SOCIALIST? | Worldview Weekend

When the question is posed: “Is Jesus a socialist?” The clear answer is “Of course not!” The claim that Jesus was a socialist was recently posed by Gregory Paul in The Washington Post who tries to argue for a biblically mandated socialism from the early chapters of Acts.[1] Paul’s claims are nothing new and have likely arisen out of the overall debate our nation is involved in concerning socialism vs. free markets. President Obama and his crowd want socialism, while the rest of the nation wants to move away from government control of the economy.

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Cold Case Christianity: Rules to Evaluate Alleged Bible Contradictions and Difficulties (Free Bible Insert)

I’ve been slowly working through a number of alleged Bible “contradictions” and “difficulties” here at ColdCaseChristianity.com, using simple investigative principles I’ve adapted from my casework as a cold-case homicide detective. Here is short list of the rules I typically use when evaluating eyewitness statements. The first ten principles are derived directly from my casework related to homicide investigations (modified to address the Biblical narratives), and I’ve added three rules specifically applicable to the study of the New and Old Testament:

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