CARM Newsletter 07-17-06

 

Welcome to the July 17, 2006 Newsletter

I'm letting you know that we need your support
CARM is reaching thousands and thousands of people all over the world for Jesus Christ.  There are very few ways that are more efficient and more effective in presenting the gospel message than is the Internet.  Your support can go a long way to further 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.

The Online Schools are now Unlimited Duration
After some consideration and prayer, I have decided to make the CARM online school's of unlimited duration should you sign-up.  For those of you who have already signed up, I will gladly extend your access time.  Just let me know.  Also, the program that governs how the school is accessed has a maximum duration of 20 years.  I have set all the schools to have access for that length of time.  Check out http://www.carm.org/online.htm.

CARM is Under Attack
Please pray for CARM since it has been under attack recently. We have had a series of problems with taxes and are doing our best to take care of everything properly. It is rather difficult to explain, but it looks like our 2005 tax situation was not properly handled. Because of this problem, the CARM account is at zero. The good Lord will provide as he always does and I am presently looking for a job to fill in the gap. Again, please pray for this Ministry since we have had many people write me and say that they want to see CARM fold. As a matter of fact, last year a group of atheists stated that they were going to do whatever they could destroy this Ministry.

We Christians often face various trials and to the glory of God, we endure them. This is nothing more than another trial so familiar to us all. I know there are many of you who are going through tough times as well. We have a prayer chain available on the CARM web site at http://www.carm.org/prayer.htm.  Please let us know what your requests are so that we might lift them up to our sovereign and holy Lord. Praise God and thank you.

Moving Forward
I've been working very hard on researching and modifying the CARM site for a future revision.  I will open CARM up for other writers, if they are qualified, to contribute.  It is obvious that I can no longer keep up with the vast amount of requests for information that come in on a regular basis.  Also, because the Internet is advancing, so must CARM.  Therefore, I am redesigning CARM using CSS (cascading style sheets).  It is a lot of work but it will enable me to quickly modify the site very easily should it be needed.  Also, I plan to provide areas for video download, audio download, and PowerPoint presentations' downloads, as well.  The goal to provide as much as possible for the body of Christ regarding the truth and a defense of the gospel.

Radio
The radio station that hosts my daily show is very encouraged by the responses that we have received so far.  The Christian radio owners are behind it 100%.  We are hoping to expand the show into other radio markets.  Therefore, we are looking for two things.  First, we are specifically looking for any radio market that you might know of where we can make contact.  If you have any information that might be helpful, please e-mail me at [email protected]  Second, we're looking for sponsors who would be interested in expanding the Faith and Reason radio show to other markets.  Again, if you are interested in doing this, please contact me at the same e-mail address.

Also, there is a local "liberal" weekly newspaper here in the Boise area with a large readership.  I would like to include an ad for four weeks that introduces the Faith and reason radio show.  The audience of the newspaper would be primarily unbelievers, just the people that CARM purposes to reach.  Remember, is the lost a need the gospel.  Each week a 1/16 page ad would be $87.  If you are interested in sponsoring these ads, please contact me.

Printer
One of the needs of CARM is a color laser printer.  I hope to write a series of gospel tracts as free downloads as well as ordering from CARM.  Instead of sending them out to a printer, it would be cheaper to produce them here in our office.  However, I will need a color laser printer.  Please pray about this need and if you know of a good-quality laser printer that can do double sided prints, I would be interested in any feedback.  We are in the early stages of research on this.  Thank you.

Online Schools Reminder
CARM has three online school's:  Theology, Apologetics, and Critical Thinking located at http://www.carm.org/online.htm.  They are there to help equip the body of Christ in theology, apologetics, and proper thinking.  This is a major Ministry offering of CARM that is used both to support CARM and to equip Christians. Please consider signing up for the schools so that you can defend the Christian faith better.  By the way, I'm offering all three schools at a substantial discount if you are interested.

Radio Archives

We have some radio shows archived here http://www.live365.com/stations/matt_slick.  You can also listen live to the show at http://www.myfamilyradio.com.  I'm on at 6pm Mountain time on the AM station.

Love and hate mail

CARM is constantly getting e-mails of thanks and praise and condemnation.  Here are a few...in the raw.

  • Love mail:

    • I found CARM about 4 years ago when I became interested in the cults. I had dialogues with friends about their doctrines and I was searching for sites on the internet that had information and yours proved to be a valuable find. Your site was easily the most reliable, content filled, easy to use website I could find on the internet. I used information from it many a time with my friends.

    • "I like the web page. I found the information easy to read and very informative. . . . I look forward to reading more from your web page as you continue to add information."

    • "Great web site, I'm glad I found it. I have been witnessing to a JW for about 4 months and found some additional resources that I didn't already have at your site."

    • "The Web site looks great. Very colorful, informative, and not too many graphics to get into quickly."

  • Hate mail:

    • Your goal is to bring down the Church but the pit you dig for God's church will cause you to be swallowed up into that same pit. I will pray for you that the ravish spirit of Satan depart from you. Please if you truly love the Lord Pray, Pray, Pray and let the Holy Spirit lead you, don't be lead by lies your father.

    • Why would you use your resource to spread religious intolerance and bigotry in the name of God no less and then call yourself a Christian group. In a world full of lost souls that need spiritual help you choose to spread intolerance among your own flock? Your right about one thing. The God that I worship is VERY different from the one you serve.

    • drop dead

    • "Hello. I think it very sad that you waste your time trashing other religions when you should be worrying about the salvation of your soul!"

    • "Your page is bogus and I hope you repent of your misinformation if you are purposefully misrepresenting. Otherwise I can help you with your ignorance on the matters. If you are curious as to your mistakes, you can write back, but be prepared for humility."

    • "It is amazing that you would trust more in a book, the Bible, rather than God Himself. Who told you the Bible was true if it were not God Himself? . . . At least be honest as the Bible teaches and get it right. You have been a dishonest man, even if it be in ignorance."

    • "Matthew, I've tried very hard to help you, but you are a sick man, with a twisted concept of good. I will say that you do apparently believe in social Darwinism since you place anyone with differing views in hell. I will say this, you have an interesting and twisted mind."

CARM
Ministries
  • 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 prayer for, please go to http://www.carm.org/prayer.htm and sign up.

  • Discussion Boards - http://www.christiandiscussionforums.org/v/index.php.  We have a very active discussion boards and if you are interested in joining us, check out the link.

  • Chat Room - http://www.carm.org/boards/chat.htm.  Want a live discussion?  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 number is 208-377-3790.  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 208-377-3790
    Hawaii Alaska Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
    2-3pm 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 8-9pm

     

  • CHANGE:  Weekly Teaching Time on Paltalk - Every Tuesday (changed from 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 Tuesday evenings.
Paltalk.com | Section = Christianity | Room = CARM
Every Tuesday
Hawaii Alaska Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
4-6pm 6-8pm 7-9m 8-10pm 9-11pm 10-12pm

 

From the Theological Dictionary
Decalogue
The Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20.  Deca means ten in Latin.  Logue comes from "logos" which means "word."

Be fishers of men, not keepers of the aquarium


In Jesus,

Rev. Matt Slick, your missionary to the  Internet. Equipping the church to defend the faith in a secular society.

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Notes

  1. Walvoord, John F., and Zuck, Roy B., The Bible Knowledge Commentary, (Wheaton, Illinois: Scripture Press Publications, Inc.) 1983, 1985.

 

 

 

 
 
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