Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Truth Divides

These are the 8 points from the message delivered 28 October at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, as an ongoing series on the Gospel of John.

1. Truth always divides.
2. Jesus is the truth.
3. If you reject the truth, you are judged already.
4. If you keep rejecting the truth you will soon be more wretched than you can imagine.
5. If you know the truth – share the truth.
6. If you share the truth you will be loved as no man is loved and hated as no man is hated. It doesn't matter-share the truth.
7. Rejection of truth is a spiritual problem not an intellectual one-be prayerful, patient and kind.
8. Acceptance of truth is a spiritual blessing not a sign of personal brilliance-be humble, grateful and kind. Worship him.

Everything hinges on #2.  The premise of this blog, even the name itself of "discover truth" is all about determining if #2 is true and then following up with #6 of sharing what I've discovered. There are no shades of gray here.  Jesus is who he claimed to be, or he isn't.  What do you believe?  What are you going to do about it?

Audio and video available here:  http://www.watermark.org/media/series/252/

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Eastwooding Richard Dawkins

I saw this live at the Watermark Apologetics conference. Dr. Craig was the key note speaker. The line of up speakers for the event on September 29 was impressive. More videos will be posted soon.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

An Atheist's View on Life (and its opposite)


These 20 phrases describe the typical worldview of an atheist:

(1) I will live my life according to these beliefs
(2) God does not exist
(3) It is just foolish to think
(4) That there is a God with a cosmic plan
(5) That an all-powerful God brings purpose to the pain and suffering in the world
(6) Is a comforting thought; however,
(7) Is only wishful thinking
(8) People can do as they please without eternal consequences
(9) The idea that
(10) I am deserving of Hell
(11) Because of sin
(12) Is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power
(13) “The more you have, the happier you will be”;
(14) Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose
(15) In a world with no God
(16) There is freedom to be who I want to be
(17) But with God
(18) Everything is fine
(19) It is ridiculous to think
(20) I am lost and in need of saving

However, the atheist has it exactly upside down.  Read these same 20 phrases in reverse order:

(20) I am lost and in need of saving
(19) It is ridiculous to think
(18) Everything is fine
(17) But with God
(16) There is freedom to be who I want to be
(15) In a world with no God
(14) Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose
(13) “The more you have, the happier you will be”;
(12) Is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power
(11) Because of sin
(10) I am deserving of Hell
(9) The idea that
(8) People can do as they please without eternal consequences
(7) Is only wishful thinking
(6) Is a comforting thought; however,
(5) That an all-powerful God brings purpose to the pain and suffering in the world
(4) That there is a God with a cosmic plan
(3) It is just foolish to think
(2) God does not exist
(1) I will live my life according to these beliefs

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." (Psalm 14:1)

Source: One of those random emails that people forward.