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The Atheist Does Not Exist

One day this past week (5/23/2012) between 5:00-6:00 PM, I was out on the street with the cross. A young man (college age) approached and began to take a photograph with his phone, I attempted to hand him a gospel tract, he was aloof, and refused to except it, but when he saw that he would not get his photograph until excepting the tract he took it, I stepped back, he got his photograph and departed. Later that evening my daughter told me that my picture was on the internet, the picture had appeared on her facebook news feed with several derogatory remarks. So, later that night I contacted the young man by facebook messaging and here is that conversation. I have changed his name to Sam and corrected a couple of my own misspellings, but otherwise the conversation is as it was that evening. I give you this conversation for three reasons: First and for most to glorify Jesus Christ; secondly as an example, as how not to get distracted in staying focused on the gospel, because it is n…

Walking By Faith

There is something that has been on my mind as of late that I would like to talk about today and that subject is faith. In essence the word of God speaks of faith often; what is faith? For by it we are saved. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. We each have physical senses, five to be exact; we have eyes with which take in light and see the objects of our environment, we have ears by which we hear audible sounds, we have nerve endings by which we can detect the objects we touch and detect temperature variations, taste buds to detect flavors of foods, and we have a nose by which we can smell the varying fragrances surrounding us. We all have a spirit that is dead until revived by the Holy Spirit of God. If we are honest with ourselves we know we have all sinned (broken the Laws of God) and the wages of sin is death, spiritual death separated from God, we remain dead in our trespasses unless the Holy Spirit breat…

Vanity

I at times feel as though I am an alien in a foreign world, I am so out of place. The Lord through His word revealed to me what sin is and its devastating effects on man. Man sinned and was separated from God and the earth was cursed. Salvation is of the Lord! God became a man and dwelt amongst us, and as a man He never sinned, taking upon Himself the penalty for sin which is death; so that He could save some, that they may know Him. Jesus is the Lord! He died for our sins, this was prophesied of in the scriptures, He was buried, and on the third day from His death He rose from the grave alive. The bible tells us this Jesus is God in the flesh, He is God the Son. “He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification” (Romans 4:25); God saved me through the death of His Son Jesus as a man, and has assured me of life by raising Him from the dead. I have assurance of salvation through faith and that faith was given to me by the gra…

Who Does Jesus Claim to Be

As many of you know, the Lord has led me to put to memory “The Gospel According to John”. This past week by the will of God I have now memorized the first 5 chapters. As I have gone through this journey in scripture I have endeavored to write about my Lord, through “The Gospel According to John”. It has been some time now since I have written about my Lord through “The Gospel According to John”, so I would like to get back to that today.

John chapter 5 is an amazing work; the story begins in Jerusalem at a pool called Bethesda, where the sick hung about hoping to be healed. Jesus heals a man who had been sick for 38 years, He tells him to take up his mat and walk; and he did so walking right into some Jews who got on to him for carrying his mat on the Sabbath. This leads to a confrontation between Jesus and these Jews on His authority, and the heart of unbelief.

These unbelieving Jews first sought to kill Jesus because He healed a man on the Sabbath, then when Jesus said to the…