CARM Newsletter 01-18-07

Welcome to the Jan. 18, 2007 Newsletter

Welcome
Welcome to the CARM newsletter.

It is amazing how busy this Ministry is keeping me.  I'm finding it necessary to schedule my time, even my sleep time in order to better accommodate the demands that I'm under.  Please pray for me that I might have more help to accomplish the great needs that are out there.  Thanks.

Radio Show Status
It looks like the radio show will continue.  We have monthly commitments totaling just under $500 and I'm confident that we will reach the goal and keep the show going.  Thanks to all of you who have supported.

On the air I will continue to mention the need for support with the goal of expanding it to other organizations. Hopefully, we can get maybe one hour a week on different stations so we can gradually increase the listening audience size, have more calls come in, and more interaction and debates. At least, that is the goal.

Also, I've managed to set up my old laptop at the radio station so that I can receive instant messages from both Yahoo and AIM while on the air.  So, if you would like to instant message me during the show (and maybe before) and ask questions or make comments, you can.  The address for both of the accounts is "radiocarm".

You can listen to the show live at www.myfamilyradio.com/player.html and past shows via podcasts.

Last Night's Show
Last night on the radio show I tackled Mark Bonocore, one of the leading Catholic apologists.  It was a rather energetic dialogue.  He kept telling me that all the Church fathers agreed with his position regarding Matt. 16:18 (that the rock on which the church was built is Peter).  But I quoted the Church fathers that did not agree with him.  We went head-to-head on this topic both regarding the church fathers and the Greek of Matt. 16:18 and I firmly believe I demonstrated his position is unbiblical.

He will be coming on the radio show every two weeks so our next topic (January 31st) will be purgatory.  This is truly a Catholic invention that needs to be addressed and refuted.

Also, one of the things we're thinking about doing is assembling all the Catholic shows and putting them on one CD, all the Mormon shows on one CD, etc.  Hopefully, in the near future we will be able to release those on the CARM website.

Possible Bible Study
My wife has been inquiring about renting rooms at various hotels in the Boise area in order for me to teach Bible studies one night a week.  I'll let you know how that goes.  The church that I attend is on the outskirts of the county and we want to have a more centralized location that, hopefully, listeners to the radio show might want to attend.

 

Love and Hate Mail

CARM is constantly getting e-mails of thanks and praise and condemnation.  Here are a few...in the raw.  (At the suggestion of a reader, the hate mail is first so that the last taste in your mouth, is the love mail).

  • Hate mail:
    • You are misleading people!!  You need the Holy spirit.  May the Lord have mercy on you for changing what the Bible says.
    • Matthew 4.4, you need to read this Scripture before Degrading the People of the Pentecostal Faith. We live by the Bible period. Not by our flesh or carnal attitudes. How can you even thing you don't need Baptism to go to heaven, when Jesus himself had to have it. You are putting yourself above Jesus Christ.
    • You talk about Jehovah's Witnesses being a cult, so in other words you are passing judgment on others, seems to me that's very unchristian like. The Watchtower Magazine is not a mind controlling thing, it brings out issues in modern Christian life that can be discussed in an open forum. Do you not listen to your leadership at your congregation, or are you saying you too are being controlled? God's purpose was not for us to be like the hypocritical Pharisees, but to love our neighbors. Please read your Bible carefully and you will see that Jehovah's Witnesses are trying to be like the early Christian Church. What you have to offer to the public about the Jehovah's Witnesses is false accusations. Please be careful.
  • Love mail
    • I wanted to tell you that I first discovered your web site back in 2000 just after I got saved. I was fooled early in my walk into joining a Oneness Pentecostal church. I didn't agree with many of the philosophies but was assured that as I grew, I would "desire" to please God by conforming to these ideals like only wearing ankle length skirts, never cutting my hair, no makeup, no jewelry, etc. I read what was posted here about oneness several years ago and due to my deception, I unsubscribed from your newsletters because I was told you were "of the devil". Well, it is now 2007.six years later! I'm happy to say I no longer go to the oneness church and have gracefully severed all ties to that organization. Anyway, wanted to say thanks for keeping on with the site and persevering through all the hate mail and other demonic attacks you've no doubt had to endure. I did subscribe again to your newsletter and am looking forward to reading the first one this week! Eventually I plan to purchase the MOAN in the very near future. Thanks for all of your work and your effort. You are a blessing!
 
 

About The Author

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