CARM Newsletter 07-25-06

Welcome to the July 25, 2006 Newsletter

Reminder:  The Online Schools are now for an Unlimited Duration
The CARM online schools (Theology, Apologetics, and Critical Thinking) are now for an unlimited duration when you sign-up.  For those of you who already have, 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 -- but when you get to twenty, let me know and I'll extend it another 20.  I have set all the schools to have access for that length of time.  Check out .

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.

CARM Modifications
I've been working very hard on researching and modifying the CARM site for a future makeover.  (See the sample layout page for articles).  In addition, I will open CARM up for other writers to contribute, if they are qualified.

I'm still collecting information on video cameras for use in developing DVD video presentations.  If you know of a good camera that can be used to produce DVD quality video, please send me the information at [email protected] if you or anyone else would like to contribute for that cause, please let me know at the same address.  Also, I need to find video editing software.  Instead of doing hundreds of hours of research, I am asking readers who have knowledge of this to recommend some good software.  From what I understand it costs between $500 and $700 to get something decent.  My initial research suggests that in order to get the necessary equipment, and software, I will need between $2000 and $2500.  The goal is to produce videos on numerous topics that can be distributed via CARM.

We are still collecting various audio files, editing them, and preparing them for release.  The audio files are from the radio show and the Internet.  We hope to produce a DVD with many hours of teaching.  Please keep your eyes, and ears, opened for this in the future.

CARM now has podcasting ability:

The owners at the Christian radio station are behind my show 100% and want to expand into other markers.  Thank you for the suggestions about possible radio stations.  If you have not already sent me a suggestion, please do so 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.

Liberal Newspaper
Last week I mentioned about putting an ad for the radio show in a local "liberal" weekly newspaper here in the Boise area.  It looks like we have a sponsor for one month.  The radio station is interested in possibly contributing to the ad as well.  Each week a 1/16 page ad would be $87.  If you are interested in sponsoring these ads, please contact me at [email protected]

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.

Radio Archives

We have some radio shows archived here  You can also listen live to the show at  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 the raw.

  • Love mail:

    • I came across your site while surfing the net tonight. It is the most AWESOME SITE I HAVE EVER HAD THE HONOR OF READING. TOTALLY AWESOME. Please never , never, let the site go down. People all over the world need to have it there to read. Its just AWESOME. I cannot say enough. Thank you so much for having it up.  Mary Anne

    • I know that you had received a lot of hate messages. This actually show that you have successfully reaching those who have been told a many lies by Satan. Since they read the truth from your website, the Lord Jesus will use what they read to work on their hearts. Be encouraged! You are doing excellent work for the Lord Jesus!  Steven

    • Thank you for your resource, for its clarity, and for its humility and truth.  May the Lord continue to be with you in all you do. God bless you all.  Graeme

    • Don't know how to begin thanking you for your WEB site. I'm taking early retirement and am searching for what my Lord would have my do for His Kingdom. James

    • Thank you.  I just read some "hate" email and I gotta say, preach on.  You are surely making Satan a little nervous... God Bless you and your ministry.  Mark


  • Hate mail:

    • Did ye call or are ye just saying that for ye are afraid of the truth of God?  Are ye chicken or brave?  (Ye know that in debate apostle Gino Jennings will smash thy damnable trinity doctrine to pieces.  Therefore, bring it on.  [this is one of several such e-mails I have received from an individual who is very accusing.  I have agreed to fly out to Philadelphia to debate the Trinity but have yet to receive a response.  When I tell this person I have agreed to debate, he continues to accuse me and call me a liar]  Mark

    • [Another from Mark.  And yes, he uses 'ye' and 'thy', etc.] Ye fool. Ye are the one that is afraid of the truth of God.  Truly truly ye do not have confidence in thy pathetic false doctrine of Trinity.  The repent ye or hell ye shall go for eternity along with thy triune deity that is truly a false god.  Mark

    • I don't like getting emails from Satan, so pleas stop emailing me. Thank
      you.  Carol

    • You do not know the truth about the organization and their beliefs. They are not a cult.  They receive free and give free. It is also obvious YOU have returned to your own vomit.  Carol

    • ok.  I have SO much to say.  speaking my mind.  I am wiccan, but i used to go to a catholic school with a bunch of moronic, idiot psychos who had no mind of their own. they were brainwashed god freaks.  YOU would LOVE them all to pieces.  Now I'm wiccan, and you've got us ALL wrong.  We worship god, and don't like satan more than anybody else.  you're just some stuck up Christian with a website who doesn't care about other religions.  you think Christianity is the only way to go or the rest of us will rot in hell.  NOT TRUE!!!! you should try being on one of those shows where they switch lives, and see what true Wicca is about before u judge us and our beliefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CARM
    • 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 and sign up.

    • Discussion Boards -  We have a very active discussion boards and if you are interested in joining us, check out the link.

    • Chat Room -  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: and live via the Internet connection at 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 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. | Section = Christianity | Room = CARM
    Every Tuesday
    Hawaii Alaska Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
    4-6pm 6-8pm 7-9m 8-10pm 9-11pm 10-12pm


    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.

    From the Theological Dictionary
    Decrees of God
    The Decrees of God is His eternal purpose, according to His will, whereby He has foreordained whatever comes to pass.  His Decrees do not negate the responsibility of people for their sins nor does it mean that God is responsible for sin.  But, it necessarily is true that God knows all things actual as well as potential, and that that which exists, exists due to His creative effort.  It also follows that God has eternally known all events that have occurred, are occurring, and will occur in this creation including the fall, redemption, glorification, etc.  Yet, God is not the one responsible for the sin in the world but has decreed, by His permission, that it be allowed to exist.  Isaiah 46:9-10 says, "Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, 10Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure."  
    God's efficacious decrees are those decrees which God has purposed and determined to occur, i.e., Acts 2:23 "this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death."  God's permissive decrees are those decrees where He permits things to occur such as evil.

    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.


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


    About The Author

    Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.