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

Was Jesus Married To The Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Okay, now that I have your attention we are coming to the time of the year that draws closer to Christmas. Along with the time frame comes the expectant liberal media nonsense trying to attack Christ. As usual, there will be some “evidence” that Jesus was married, had children or was fictional; something along that ilk
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BBC, CNN as well as many other secular will broadcast or print some nonsense that was poorly researched.

Please fellow Christians that it is your duty to research and defend these accusations as they come up! Read:

“But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence,” (1 Peter 3:15).

God Bless

Brian Mason

Why I am not an atheist David Robertson vs Matt Dillahunty

Matt Dillahunty usually explains he was a Christian! However, a true Christian would not have left the faith, so he was a false Christian! Listen and come up with your conclusion. Please watch the show he hosts and you will see how he handles it! Matt Slick from CARM.ORG has still coined the “Dillahunty Dodge” Matt Dillahunty says there is a third option…Is there a God or there is No God? Matt Dillahunty says there is a “third option” however Matt Dillahunty will not say what that “Third Option” is!!

God Bless

Brian Mason

The Athanasian Creed

Athanasius, the fourth century bishop of Alexandria who was the strongest defender and advocate of the doctrine of the Trinity as well as the divinity of Christ. In this creed you will see “catholic faith”. This is “catholic with the small “c”, meaning the Universal Christian Church, not the Roman Catholic Church

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the persons, nor dividing the substance.

For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. But the godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, is all one, the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal.

Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit. The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, and the Holy Spirit uncreated. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit incomprehensible.

The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Spirit eternal. And yet they are not three eternals, but one Eternal.

As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated, but one Uncreated, and one Incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Spirit Almighty. And yet they are not three almighties, but one Almighty.

So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. And yet they are not three gods, but one God.

So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Spirit Lord. And yet not three lords, but one Lord.

For as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge each Person by Himself to be both God and Lord, so we are also forbidden by the catholic religion to say that there are three gods or three lords.

The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone, not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Spirit is of the Father, neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.

So there is one Father, not three fathers; one Son, not three sons; one Holy Spirit, not three holy spirits.

And in the Trinity none is before or after another; none is greater or less than another, but all three Persons are co-eternal together and co-equal. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.

He therefore that will be saved must think thus of the Trinity.

Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the right faith is, that we believe and confess, that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and man; God, of the substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; and man of the substance of his mother, born in the world; perfect God and perfect man, of a rational soul and human flesh subsisting. Equal to the Father, as touching His godhead; and inferior to the Father, as touching His manhood; who, although He is God and man, yet he is not two, but one Christ; one, not by conversion of the godhead into flesh but by taking of the manhood into God; one altogether; not by confusion of substance, but by unity of person. For as the rational soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is one Christ; who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, rose again the third day from the dead. He ascended into heaven, He sits at the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence He will come to judge the quick and the dead. At His coming all men will rise again with their bodies and shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil into everlasting fire.

This is the catholic faith, which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Marriage: Does It Have A Purpose? What Does The Bible Say?

In this age of confusion over marriage and the reason for marriage, I was wondering if the Bible was clear on its purpose. I was not disappointed as the Bible is loaded with scripture to clarify any misconceptions. Let me list a few of the verses and context of the biblical position, God’s Word;

Marriage was instituted by God to protect the woman:

Eph. 5:28-29, “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church.”

To set up structural order within the family:

1 Corinthians 11:3, “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.”

To receive the Lord’s Blessings:

Proverbs 31:10, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.”

To have children:

Psalm 127:3, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.”

Is to serve proper sexual union:

1 Corinthians 7:2-3, “But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.”

To keep from sexual immorality:

1 Corinthians 7:2-4, “But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.”

1 Corinthians 7:9, “But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.”

To reflect God’s image:

Genesis 1: 26-27, 6 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

When Jesus was confronted by the Pharisee’s on the subject of divorce Jesus was clear on God’s design for marriage:

Matthew 19: 3-6, 3 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” 4 And He answered and said,“Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

God Bless

Brian Mason

What The Christian Sign Of The Fish Really Means

Here is a great article from Tassos Lycurgo of “DEFESA DA FE” on the real meaning of the Christian Fish Sign re-posted by http://www.defenseoffaith.org

Read the article on the link below:

http://defenseoffaith.org/apologetics/know-christian-sign-fish-really-means/

God Bless

Brian Mason

The Greatest Message!

It is something that Christians, followers of Jesus must keep in mind even though it is difficult sometimes…

Matthew 5:43-48 (NASB)

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Yes the persecution and injustices are happening as prophesied by Jesus, however the best apologetic that a follower of Jesus Christ can do is LOVE YOUR ENEMY! Plain and simple.

God Bless

Brian Mason