CARM Newsletter 05-02-06

Welcome to the April 15, 2006 Newsletter

CARM stats

CARM has averaged more than 35,000 visits per week for the past month.  Praise God.  I do, however, expect this to drop as summer approaches.  This is normal at this time of year.

Below is a chart that I have been keeping for 10 years.  Each data point represents one weeks worth of page views on the homepage of CARM.  As you can see, since June of 1996 there has been a steady increase of weekly page views.  We passed the 10,000 mark in the year 2000, the 20,000 mark in 2001, and the 30,000 mark in 2004. We hope to pass the 40,000 mark later this year.  This means that CARM is going very well, becoming more and more popular, and is an increasingly important presence on the Internet.

 

Odds and Ends

It has been a rough couple of weeks. This Ministry is very demanding and is becoming more and more time consuming. Please pray for my ability to govern the requirements of this Ministry properly and that I might better able delegate. So far, we have several volunteers who are stepping up to the plate and helping out in various areas. We have Deborah who is editing the online schools for slight grammar and punctuation errors, and then she will move into the CARM web site. We hope to develop the schools into Sunday school curriculum along with audio presentations and teachers guides. Before that can be done we need to have all those little syntax errors found and corrected.  (It is difficult to edit your own material sometimes.)

Also, the CARM discussion boards (http://www.christiandiscussionforums.org/v/index.php) are doing quite well and we have over 4000 people signed up in just over three months in the. We are getting around 40 new registrants per day. At this rate, by the end of the year we hope to have over 10,000 registered posters. The boards are a great place of learning and opportunity since there are a great many unbelievers who come there to talk. This is another area of important Ministry of CARM.  It is supervised by Diane who oversees numerous volunteers on the boards who help keep them running smoothly.  Diane has been helping me for around seven years. She's great.

We are now working with someone who is going to be assembling PowerPoint presentations. The goal is to develop small 5-10 minute timed lessons on various Christian topics in both doctrine and non-Christian cult apologetics, and then convert those files into flash that can be freely distributed over the Internet (with printable outlines for use in classes). Please pray for Jay who is dedicated to the Lord, is skilled in PowerPoint, and wants to use his abilities to help further the gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise God.

 

  • Love mail:

    • I just listened to your sermon on the trinity online parts 1 and 2.  I have to tell you what a blessing it was for me.  I am a Christian but sometimes I think too much and my mind plays tricks on me with trying to maybe put God in a box or understand EXACTLY who he is.  I have struggled with the topic of the trinity and trying to understand it and I EVEN teach middle school Sunday school class.  Your sermon really allowed God to reveal himself to me in a way as never before.  God is who he is and the whole persons/beings/God deal is something I do not want to debate in my mind any longer. God is the one and only God who is and has always been the one true God and he is a trinity of three distinct persons making up the Godhead.  Your sermon was what I knew and trusted ALL along but you put it in a way in which I know God is using you.  I appreciate that and thought I just needed to share with you that a fellow believer needed this reassurance and I thank you for giving it to us straight from the word.  Darris

    • Thank you for your obedience, your site has helped me.  To God be the Glory for the great things He has done and chooses to do through broken vessels. Sincerely Osaze, student at Palmer Theological Seminary

    • I just want to let you know that this ministry is really helping me to learn many things which are
      needed for defending my faith and also to teach others.  In the midst of many false teachings, cults, movements etc, we need this kind of ministries to do an outstanding work which equips the believer to discern the right and wrong.  I like the way you approach each subjects, without any
      pre-conceived denominational influences. Subjects you address like "Slain in the Spirit", "Eternal security", "Trinity" etc really helped me to get many of my doubts clarified. Thank you so much for your work. God Bless you and your ministry. Pls. continue to add more relevant contents as required. Love in Christ, Bino

    • I just wanted to thank you for such a great site!!! My husband and I being raised Catholic and having "seen the light" and had our eyes opened by some Christian friends about 5yrs ago are curious about how other religions "tick" Thanks for the Christian viewpoint on these other so called Christian faiths. Many questions have been answered and thank you for putting my heart at ease that leaving the Catholic church was the best thing my husband and I did for our children and ourselves!!! God Bless --Cathy

  • Hate mail:

    • I just read your page about getting the same kind of e-mails all the time.  What makes you think that you are Christian and we are not?  I would invite you to go to a Mormon church service and see for yourself.  Also, what right do you have to tell people that Mormons are not Christian?  Don't you have anything better to do?  Casey

    • I can not believe how you say you are followers of Christ, yet you blatantly attack people trying to get a better handle on the bible. It is god's place (and his alone) to judge. He paid for our sins cause he was perfect and so was Adam (before he was punished). If you are loving Christians, you would not be initiating a verbal attack on the internet towards Jehovah's witnesses or any other religion, for that matter.  Megan

    • I am presently knocking the dust off my feet!  Peter

    • You left out a cult.  You forgot to mention the cult of good old American, fundamentalist,  born-again, fire-and-brimstone Christianity, a movement which is funded by millions of dollars,  proudly proclaims itself to be the truth, and all others to be cults.  Anonymous.

    • Dear followers of King Henry the 8th, masquerading as followers of Christ:  I found within your site many useful arguments against Muslims, and atheists, but i came across this mistake against the Holy Roman Catholic Church (descended from "the rock on which Jesus will build his church").  Jesus taught about DOING works of goods, and then you find a small passage which, if read ignorantly, can seem to teach Sola Scriptura, and make an assumption that we should not DO any good works in life. Don't arrogantly follow the man-made PROTESTANT religion, research Catholicism, the bride of Christ.  Guy.

 
 

About The Author

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