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.

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).

 

 
 

About The Author

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