CARM Newsletter 01-26-06

Welcome to the Jan. 26, 2006 Newsletter

Intro Stuff

By God's grace, it has been a quiet couple of weeks. There isn't a whole bunch to say. However, there are two things that stand out more than others. First of all, we released some new discussion boards (I send an update about this). The new boards are located at http://www.christiandiscussionforums.org/v/index.php. We are getting about 50 sign-ups a day and with the new features that this software has, we hope to more efficiently utilize the boards as a teaching venue for Christians.

Second, I read a very good book: Answers to Prayer, by George Mueller. You can find it here. It has been a long time since I have read a book that has had such an influence on me. George Mueller was a man in England in the 1800s who God called to start an orphanage. His prayers and his humility are profound examples to us as Christians of what can be done when total dependence upon God is practiced. I strongly recommend that you get this book and I hope that it would affect you as much as it has me.

Goals for CARM

As you know I have goals for CARM and am hoping to be able to produce various flash presentation lessons that people can download. I'm not yet ready to begin the project because I need to catch up on some other ones. Nevertheless, the goal is to produce free material that can be used all over the world. Also, it might be the will of the Lord for me to produce some Sunday school curriculum dealing with theology and apologetics. Many people lately have expressed interest in such a thing. So, perhaps the Lord will provide the drive and the time to accomplish this, should it be his will.

Also, CARM definitely needs a staff.

Online Schools

Just a reminder. CARM has two online schools that you can sign up for. One is on theology and it is the most popular and the second one is on apologetics. Each school costs $50 (which is used to run CARM, expenses, etc.) and has about 90 lessons in each. So, if you are interested in both supporting CARM and getting some bang for your buck, check them out. The are located at http://www.carm.org/online.htm

What are they saying about CARM?

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.

  • Your article on religious tolerance was one of the best I've ever read from the view point of any faith! You used your religious text (the bible) to completely back up your opinion, but also used it to remind readers that we are STILL supposed to love our neighbors, not persecute them because of their beliefs. Congratulations on a fine job. Carolyn

  • Just wanted to give a supporting comment on your treatment of the biblical perspective on sex. Its great to see someone who is willing to tackle the issues and get right to the point with chapter and verse. If we the church don't take this responsibility seriously and educate people, especially the young, then the world and Satan definitely will and are doing so. God bless and increase this work. David

  • The Lord bless your good work. I am a teacher at a Christian school and in wanting to give my parents an historical account of the Halloween holiday and why as a school we prefer not to celebrate I was so very happy to stumble upon your site. You did a very balanced and excellent job of explaining without condemning. Thanks so much, teacher.

  • Just wanted to say I have been getting your newsletters and am always very encouraged when anything new pops up on the site. I've found it to be a very valuable research in solidifying my faith in the Lord, and can't tell you how exciting it is to be able to learn and grow in the area of Apologetics. Your site makes that all possible. Thanks again for
    your hard work! Keep it up. I'm praying for you. Evan

  • Your site is awesome! I've used it for the past few years to explain those things others are afraid to comment on. Thank you for spending the time to help us layman out. Rich
  • Hate mail:

    I don’t hate you I just think you are stupid. You are uneducated. Its not a hypocrite which I know you cant spell, its just stupid. You don’t really read the bible or you would know. I don’t hate you. I pity you and the stupid people that will be what your kids are when they grow up. You are the Osama bin Christians. The end justifies the means. I don’t care what you do as long as it doesn’t impact on my life. Leave us alone but you wont do that – you go on TV, the Internet and tell us we are all damned. And ignore that your kids are screaming stupid brats. If Jesus was God he would have been without sin. Jesus wasn’t without sin so he was not god. Just read the book you supposedly know so much about. Also the 10 commandments is another step. You have broken at least 4 I can count on your website. I know this is like talking to a lump of cheese but there are those of us that are highly educated, with upper middle class lives who are just sitting back wondering about the nut cases like you all and worrying that you are cooking another Timothy McVeigh in your midst. We in our home actually live the values in the bible because its more important to actually ACT god like than to SAY you are acting godlike. I don’t need a website to prove to anyone that I am good. I know we are. I don’t need to get on TV or sell CD’s to prove I am good, we just are. Goodbye.

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

CARM Ministries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Live Radio Show! - Live radio show that began on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006. The show is called "Faith and Reason with Matt Slick." I 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. You can call in to the toll free number is 877-377-3790. You can listen to old programs here: http://www.live365.com/stations/matt_slick) and live via the Internet connection at www.myfamilyradio.com on the AM station.

    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

  • 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 - CARM depends on your support. 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
Arianism
An ancient theological error that appeared around the year 320. It taught that God could not appear on the earth, that Jesus was not eternal and could not be God. Additionally, it taught that there was only one person in the Godhead: the Father. Jesus, then, was a creation. It was condemned by the Council of Nicea in 325.

 

 

 

 
 
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