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Are you prepared to be Naked? – Dominic Miller

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Ray: Dominic Miller, Sting’s lead guitar player describes his spiritual quest in the following video. He asks some profound questions. He has not found the Lord Jesus Christ as of yet on this quest but I pray that he will.

In this 5 minute clip Domonic asks these questions;

1. Might everything start with the relationship between you and a somebody or something?

2. Might you have the opportunity to recognize this and to create your own story?

3. What story is waiting to be told?

He states that the most important thing in life is not my being a musician.

In this video Dominic bears his soul and asks “Are you prepared to be naked, blemishes and all”. He refers to the outer appearance but asks about letting people know what’s inside.

The Bible has some answers for Dominic.

Jesus said that it is not the outside of the cup that is important it is the inside that matters. What is inside a person matters in the light of eternity, not their outward appearance or accomplishments.

The Bible says there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Dominic and anyone reading this post can come to know that friend, the Lord Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with him. Jesus said (in John 14) that he will prepare an abiding place for you in heaven but he asks you to prepare one for him in your life. He says that he wishes to manifest himself in your life. The answer to Dominic’s first question is that everything begins when you form this relationship with that someone, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Finding my hope

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Ray: God speaks to each one of us and tells us through nature, through sunshine, through special times in our lives and in dark times that He is present. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother according to Proverbs 4.8. He is the still small voice and if we quietly listen we will hear Him as the Psalmist wrote. He says “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears My voice I will come in and sup with him and he with Me” (Rev 3.20). He is a hope when we realize that we have no hope. Please take the time to watch this video and visit the organization which puts it out if you wish to chat or have any questions. You may also email me at r a y l u f f @ r o g e r s . c o m.

http://www.findingmyhope.org

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Can an Atheist experience a Changed Life?

RAY: This is an outside link that I think is very interesting. Alister McGrath in the video explains his decision to change from Atheism toward a belief in the God of the Bible as his worldview. He does not seem to have believed the Bible 100% however in that he still hangs on to some Evolution ideas. God does not require that we know everything first before coming to Him. Each of us is on a journey. But the Journey begins for the Christian when they trust Christ as their source of truth in their lives.

Atheist blogger Leah Libresco converts to Christianity
By Louis Casiano, msnbc.com

A prominent atheist blogger says she has converted to Christianity.
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Leah Libresco made the announcement on Monday on her Patheos blog, “Unequally Yoked.” The blog post, titled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal,” details how Libresco came to her decision.
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She said she struggled with moral law, exploring where it comes from and what’s behind it. As an atheist, she states that friends told her that her philosophy was unsustainable.

“I was ready to admit that there were parts of Christianity and Catholicism that seemed like a pretty good match for the bits of my moral system that I was most sure of, while meanwhile my own philosophy was pretty kludged together and not particularly satisfactory,” she wrote.

She goes back to the night before Palm Sunday, where after a debate on religion she then had a discussion with a friend about morality.

After a back-and-forth where her friend asked her to make an argument about where moral law comes from, she couldn’t think of any. She then realized that it had to come from something like a person or being.

“I believed that the Moral Law wasn’t just a Platonic truth, abstract and distant. It turns out I actually believed it was some kind of Person, as well as Truth. And there was one religion that seemed like the most promising way to reach back to that living Truth,” she writes.

(For the rest of the article –> http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/19/12299214-atheist-blogger-leah-libresco-converts-to-christianity?lite)

C.S. Lewis was a famous Atheist who changed to Christ
Another very famous Atheist that changed over to becoming a Christ follower was C.S.Lewis. I hope to invite the past president of the C.S. Lewis society of Toronto also past president of ministry called “the Shantymen”. Dr. Arthur Dixon to come and join us on an upcomming show to talk about the things that attract a person away from the Atheistic world view to the Christian world view. I would also like to ask Arthur about his experience in inner city mission work and in his various ministries that he has been involved in, including his current itinerant Pastor Ministry among the Christian Brethren of Ontario (Also called the Plymouth Brethren).

In the meantime if you turned from Atheism to Christ we would like to hear from you. Please add your comments to this topic and let us know what you experienced in switching over your worldview.

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Changed Lives

RAY: One of the ways that God reveals Himself is by His written Prophetic Word which we discussed on a previous program. Another way that God reveals Himself is by the Manifestation of the Trinity Father, Son and Holy Spriit in the Christians Life.

This week we decided to discuss this topic. Most will say that this is not proof that God exists. But if you think about it, if God does exist, does it not make sense that He would choose to reveal Himself in some way to His creation. Many say God is unknowable. Perhaps they do not Know Him but He claims that He is knowable. This week we are discussing what it is to Know God in your life.

In our first segmant we start out with a discussion about the promotion of the Christian faith in public places. Then we devote segments 1b, 2 and 3 to the main topic “Changed Lives”.

Segment 1a – Christians handing out tracts in Public Places
Brad called Adam Benton Adam Bethune in this program by mistake. He mentioned that we would like to have Adam join us in a future program. Forgive us for giving your name incorrectly Adam.

Segment 1b – Christian World view verses Secular Humanist / Evolutionary World View

Segment 2 – Paul Smith’s testimony about His life change.

Segment 3 – Lisette Smith’s testimony about Her life change.

RAY: I added the following article from another blog site becasue it relates to handing out tracts and it points out that Chrsitians that do things in a Loving and joyful manner: In a manner which manifests Christ to others are able to communicate God effectively. Ones that do things in a less friendly manner do not make friends but instead make enemies. King Solomon once said that One that wishes to make a friend must show himself friendly. The New Testament says that the Joy of the Lord is our strength. Unjoyful, Bitter Christians are not of much use for our Lord or to those they wish to reach. The message of the tracts that Christians joyfully hand out however must still tell the truth. If A tract talks about heaven it must by necessity point out that there is a hell. If it talks about Light it must refer to darkness.

4000 Tracts Quietly Seeded at Muslim Festival
July 2012

This year, the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan was again targeted by two types of Christians. And the news media picked up both stories. In one, Christian “protesters” charged in waving confronting signs and placards and carrying a pig’s head on a pole. The other was Tim Berends, a six-foot-tall guy wearing a warm smile and a I-(heart)-Muslims T-shirt.

While the “protesters” were ducking rocks and bottles, Tim quietly moved through the crowds handing out Chick tracts to booth keepers and spectators alike. By the end of the 3-day festival, that attracted over 300,000 attendees, he had salted 4000 copies of the tract, Unforgiven into the hands of mostly Muslim people.

The T-shirt, with “John 9:35-38” on the back, attracted much attention with some Muslims asking where they could get one. Tim would walk against the flow greeting people with a smile and the Arab greeting, “As-Salamu Alaykum (pronounced, aah suh laah mu aah lay kum) which means “peace be upon you” and hand them a tract. Often a family would approach and the father would ignore Tim but, behind her husband’s back, the wife would reach for the tract.

One young lady demanded why he was there trying to cram the Bible down their throat. He replied: “I truly believe in heaven and I truly believe in hell. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe that Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father but by me.’ But I love Muslims and want them to come to trust Jesus.” This “soft answer” turned away her “wrath” and she wandered off.

The group of Christians who wore T-shirts and carried signs with scriptures immediately drew a hostile crowd. When the crowd got unruly, they requested police protection and were told there were not enough officers available. The crowd became abusive, shouting profanities and throwing rocks, bottles, and eggs. Eventually the Christians were escorted out and threatened with citations for “disorderly conduct.”

Last year, Tim used the same quiet, unobtrusive technique to distribute 1800 tracts at the festival while the same group used confrontation and met with similar resistance. Tim demonstrated that sometimes it is better to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

(Click here for rest of article –> http://www.chick.com/articles/tracts_quietly_seeded.asp)

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