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Growing in Christ — Part I

A Growing Relationship with the Living God

When a person accepts Jesus Christ into their heart, he (or she) becomes a Christian. But that’s only the beginning. The Bible says you are reborn as a child of God.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1: 12-13 (NAS)

The Bible also says Christians are a new creation in Christ Jesus:

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. II Corinthians 5: 17 (NAS)

Becoming a Christian is just the beginning of a fantastic new life. The apostle Paul introduces us to this new life in Colossians 2: 6-7

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. (NAS)

What is it like to be a new creation in Jesus Christ? Well, to begin with, you have an exciting new life. You are connected to and residing in a living relationship with the great God—the creator of the universe! You are aware of a new set of standards for living. There is so much to learn; so much to experience. Where do you start?

Like a newborn baby

 

 

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Atheist Beliefs — Part III

Atheist Beliefs

Part III – Scientific Racism

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Atheism is a belief system. Atheists don’t like to admit it but it is. They want us to believe atheism is based on scientific facts, not beliefs. However, the basic tents of atheism are unproven and cannot be proven. You must believe atheist doctrine in order to be an atheist.

This discussion of atheist beliefs is divided into three sections. The first section examined ancient atheist beliefs. Lucretius produced the most complete statement of this system of belief during the first century B.C. in his book On the Nature of Things. The second section concerns the growth of atheism and the application of atheist doctrine to new areas such as science and business. This third section discusses one of the ugliest developments of atheism—scientific racism.
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Atheist Beliefs — Part II

Atheist Beliefs

Part II – Modern Applications

Atheism is a belief system. Atheists don’t like to admit it but it is. They want us to believe atheism is based on scientific facts, not beliefs. However, the basic tents of atheism are unproven and cannot be proven. You must believe atheist doctrine in order to be an atheist.

This discussion of atheist beliefs is divided into three sections. The first section examined ancient atheist beliefs. Lucretius produced the most complete statement of this system of belief during the first century B.C. in his book On the Nature of Things. This second section concerns the growth of atheism and the application of atheist doctrine to new areas such as science and business. The third section discusses one of the ugliest developments of atheism—scientific racism.

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Atheist Beliefs — Part I

Atheist Beliefs

Part I – Ancient Beliefs

Atheism is a belief system.  Atheists don’t like to admit it but it is.  They want us to believe atheism is physically rational, based on scientific facts, not beliefs.  However, the basic tents of atheism are unproven and cannot be proven.

But in spite of their protests, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on August 19, 2005, in the case of Kaufman v. McCaughtry, defined atheism as a religion.  In its opinion, the Court stated the following:

Without venturing too far into the realm of the philosophical, we have suggested in the past that when a person sincerely holds beliefs dealing with issues of “ultimate concern” that for her occupy a “place parallel to that filled by God in traditionally religious persons,” those beliefs represent her religion.  . . . We have already indicated that atheism may be considered, in this specialized sense, a religion.  If we think of religion as taking a position on divinity, then atheism is indeed a form of religion.

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