Responding To The Refugee Crisis: Leading The Way

I have been silent on the refugee crisis for some time now. It is a sensitive matter that requires much prayer and thought. I came across this message written by “Ash”, “Leading The Way’s North American Arabic Follow-up Coordinator”.
Ash sums it up nicely;

“When news broke of refugees fleeing the Middle East and Europe, I struggled with some of the same issues you may have had. I struggled with the fact that many would not be going through any security checks—but at the same time, I wanted to welcome the foreigner. I was concerned that Islamic groups would spread because of open doors to mass immigration. I was concerned that Christians fleeing places like Egypt, Jordan, and Libya would leave their nations virtually church-less.

Like you, in some ways I felt conflicted. But all politics aside, regardless of where you stand on the issue of whether or not to open our nation’s borders, I think there are some more important things we all need to agree on as brothers and sisters in Christ:

We need to be ready. We may not be able to change whether or not thousands of refugees are crossing our borders—but we can be prepared. Is the church ready for a vast new mission field? Are you prepared to be involved in reaching the unreached as they move into the neighborhood?

We need to be motivated by the voice of God, not the voice of fear. I believe God is preparing His church for a revolution against its comfort zone—something beyond what we ever dreamed or imagined. What opportunities might we miss if we live in fear? Let’s replace our fears with prayer for our nation and for those who might cross our borders.

We need to be shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves. Several times in Scripture, when God was ordering His nation to fight or to take new land, he also commanded them to welcome the foreigner and be merciful to the widow (see Deuteronomy 10:18-19). We see Jesus demonstrate this Biblical tension with the open-ended answers he often gave to yes-or-no questions. I pray we can all have that kind of discernment so that we can exhibit both wisdom and mercy in responding to our broken world.”

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God Bless

Brian Mason

“Catholic” Does Not Mean “Roman Catholic”

Be certain when defending God’s Word that you keep in mind that there is an air of confusion with the term “Catholic”. By definition “Catholic” refers to and literally means “universal” and theologically means “the entire Christian Church”. As the Roman Catholic Church does not follow proper Christian doctrine it cannot mean the same and cannot even be called Christian for that matter.

God Bless

Brian Mason

A Prime Example Of The Dillahunty Dodge

As Tim Hurd of the Bible Thumping Wingnut proposes….”Is this the best that atheism has to say?” Matt Dillahunty who goes out on the debate trail for a fee, will not debate Matt Slick! You can see why in this clip; Dillahunty will not take a position and defend it! Thus the “Dillahunty Dodge”!

Please pray for Matt Dillahunty and his lost followers!

God Bless

Brian Mason

Why Does God Allow Suffering? Tony Costa

This is a question that athiests, non-Christians and even Christian believers ponder. Why does God allow suffering?
This is Tony Costa on 100 Huntley Street explaining as best he can as to why? His book “The Reason For God” is one that I have on my to-read-list.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Why Won’t Matt Dillahunty Formally Debate CARM’s Matt Slick?

For years now Matthew Slick has been asking to formally debate Matt Dillahunty a well known atheist in the United States. The best that Dillahunty will do is make appearances in a non-formal setting and quite honestly will not commit to any atheistic position. The wait continues for a debate. Don’t hold your breath! Please watch the following video presented by the “Bible Thumping Wingnut” Google hangout that happens every Sunday evening, and as the evidence put forth Matt Dillahunty may need to educate himself?

God Bless

Brian Mason