CARM Newsletter 01-12-05

 

WELCOME

Welcome to the Jan. 12, 2006 Newsletter

Welcome to the first CARM newsletter of 2006.  I hope that all of you are had a great Christmas and New Year's time.

Live Radio Show!

The radio show began on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 and it is going great.  So far, we've had callers from all over the United States with listeners in Japan, Australia, and England (via http://www.live365.com/stations/matt_slick). Even though the station is based out of Boise Idaho, most of the callers have been from out of state. They listen via the Internet connection at www.myfamilyradio.com on the AM station.

The show is called "Faith and Reason with Matt Slick."  It am on for one hour, five days a week, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Mountain Time). It's a live call-in show where people can ask all kinds of questions dealing with Christianity, the Bible, cults, etc.  Why don't you call in? The toll free number is 877-377-3790.  I'd love to hear from anyone calling in with a question or comment.  Heck, call in and tell me what you think of CARM.  Here are the times

Radio Show Times
Monday through Friday
Phone # is toll free 877-377-3790
Hawaii Alaska Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
2-3pm 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 8-9pm

Thanks to all of you who have contributed financially to support the cost of doing the show.  It has been a big help and has made this endeavor possible. If you are interested in supporting the CARM radio show that you could hear via the internet, you can donate in two ways.  First, you can go here http://www.carm.org/goods/radio.htm.  Second, you can donate via CARM at PO BOX 995, Meridian, ID  83680.  Please make a note that it is for the radio show.  Thanks.

Finally, you can check out www.faithandreasonradio.com, too.

Praise Report

As some of you know, my wife has Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that affects the entire body.  Because of this condition she is, basically, uninsurable.  Last month after she had a standard mammogram, a dark spot was discovered.  Yesterday she went in for another exam it turns out the dark spot is nothing to worry about, a common cyst.  In addition, she was given a grant by the medical center to cover the added cost of the more specialized test that was necessary to determine what that dark spot was.  So, we're praising God that everything has turned out okay.

Please remember to pray for my wife.  Marfan syndrome is not fun.  I could list several things that she is undergoing because of it but do not want to burden you.  There are, after all, so many who have legitimate needs in the body of Christ that I don't want to draw unnecessary attention to our plight.  But, should the Lord put it upon your heart pray for us, this Ministry, and my wife, we would greatly appreciate it.

Prayer Ministry

CARM does have a prayer Ministry.  If you are interested in joining us as we pray for others' needs, or if you have needs that you need pray for, please go to http://www.carm.org/prayer.htm and sign up.

Goals for CARM

Please pray for this Ministry.  There are several things in the works, behind-the-scenes, that could strongly affect CARM is a Ministry.  Hopefully, we will have additional help here on site to enable me to be freed up to do more teaching, writing, research, etc.  There are several people who are very interested in working with CARM and we have some good ideas.

The goal is to do as much as possible for the presentation in defense of the gospel.  To this end, I hope to move into further audio teachings, PowerPoint presentations, flash presentations, and video presentations.  I've been entertaining the idea of developing a Sunday school curriculum for apologetics and basic Christian doctrine.  But, these of have to wait until after I finish my two books.

CARM desperately needs a staff. Please pray.

What are they saying?

CARM is constantly getting e-mails of thanks and praise for the information and research that is available.  Here are a few e-mails...in the raw.

  • I have read much of your web site and I have read the criticisms of it as well.  My conclusion is that you are not in error, and that your opponents are.  May God strengthen and bless you and continue to arm you in your fight.  Chris

  • Hi There.  A fellow Christian in South Africa; just dropping a line to say thank you for your excellent work. I love apologetics and having an answer for every question; and I thoroughly enjoy your site. My younger brother came to the Lord recently; and I gave him your site address promptly; so he can equip himself.  Han

  • hey my name is Jeremie Webber and i live in BC Canada, and ya i just wanted to say thanks soooo much for this website its been super helpful you don't even know .. my girlfrend used stuff off your site cause she gets JW's at her house all the time and ya just crazyness.. i use it all the time now too. its great cause it only strengthens my own faith.. and ya i guess some people could say its a christian byist website but the truth is the truth ! so ya dudes thanks a lot and keep rockin this website !!!

  • I really enjoy your site. As a former mormon, i understand the value of truth. Most of my relatives are still mormons, so i know how hard it is to come out of the cults. keep up the good work.  Sincerely, Darryl

  • Blessings from a fellow believer! I have been absolutely blessed reading from http://www.carm.org! The truth that is spoken in love and humility resonates God's heart. I am researching for a theology paper concerning the Oneness movement, and have found your site most helpful. Unfortunately, I was unable to find an email address, but after searching the net, have found it. May our great and awesome God bless you thoroughly as you seek to honour Him with your words and actions. The enemy will want to attack because such Truth radiates from this site! But continue to press on in Christ, and speak His truth boldly, confidently, humbly, gently, and ABOVE ALL, in love. It is encouraging to read such a wonderful presentation of God's Word in all its truth from the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry site! May God be glorified through this, and may it further His Kingdom! Zoe

What do you think of CARM?  Why don't you let me know at [email protected]?

CARM has a Chat Room

The CARM chat room is a success and we have had as many as 20 people in it at a time who come from all over.  So, if you are interested in chatting with me or others, then check it out.  It's located here http://www.carm.org/boards/chat.htm.

Weekly Teaching Time on Paltalk

Every Thursday evening I host a live discussion room on paltalk.com. Paltalk is a free voice chat system that is quite good. Paltalk is full of Christians as well as non-Christians and the battles over truth are frequent. It is however, a good place to learn how to defend your faith. If any of you are interested and would like to check it out, please join us for our weekly discussion by going to paltalk, download the program, and join us on Thursday evenings.

Paltalk.com | Section = Christianity | Room = CARM
Every Thursday
Hawaii Alaska Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
4-6pm 6-8pm 7-9m 8-10pm 9-11pm 10-12pm

$5 Support - We really need your support - The holidays hit us hard.  For those of you reading this far, please read this.

Please consider supporting CARM.

CARM is reaching thousands and thousands of people all the world for Jesus Christ.  There are very few ways that are more efficient and more effective in preventing the gospel message than the Internet.  Your support can go a very long way in further in the kingdom of God.  Please consider supporting CARM with $5 a month or whatever you feel led to contribute.  It's easy to do and it does help a great deal.  If interested, please sign up here.

From the Theological Dictionary
Antinomianism
The word comes from the Greek anti, against, and nomos, law. It is the unbiblical practice of living without regard to the righteousness of God, using God's grace as a license to sin, and trusting grace to cleanse of sin. In other words, since grace is infinite and we are saved by grace, then we can sin all we want and still be saved. It is wrong because even though as Christians we are not under the Law (Rom. 6:14), we still fulfill the Law in the Law of love (Rom. 13:8,10; Gal. 5:14; 6:2). We are to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27) and, thereby, avoid the offense of sin which cost God His only begotten Son. Paul speaks against the concept of antinomianism in Rom. 6:1-2: "Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?". We are not to use the grace of God as a means of sin. Instead, we are to be controlled by the love of God and in that way bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-25).

Be fishers of men, not keepers of the aquarium

 

 

 

 
 
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