CARM Newsletter 12-30-05

Welcome to the Dec. 30, 2005 Newsletter

Welcome to the last newsletter of 2005.  I hope that all of you are having a great Christmas and New Year's season and that you are looking with expectation and confidence to what the Lord will provide for you in the future.  Remember, our trials and tribulations show us two things:  God and ourselves.  Every year brings both, but if you keep your eyes on the Lord through it all, the good and the bad, you will bring glory to him and he will comfort your heart.  Trust Him always.

Live Radio Show!

The radio show begins on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006.  It is going to be an exciting time.  I'm a little nervous about starting because it's going to be live, and because I will be in a new environment.  There will be a lot of stimulation around me from the board operator, notes being passed, etc., while I try and interact with phone callers, and do research on my laptop.  I think the first two weeks will be a time of needed adjustment as I get used to everything.  Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to beginning the show and hope that the Lord will bless it greatly.

The show is called "Faith and Reason with Matt Slick."  It will be one hour long, five days a week, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Mountain Time). We have committed to a three-month show and at that time we will decide whether or not it continues.  It's a live call-in show where people can ask all kinds of questions dealing with Christianity, the Bible, cults, etc.  It will be challenging but enjoyable. Also, the show will be streamed live on the Internet so people from all over can listen to it. There will be a toll-free phone number to call as well. Please pray for its success that it can be used by the Lord to help equip the body of Christ, exposed error, and give a reason for the validity of Christianity.

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.

Goals for CARM

Every now and then I like to let people know what the goals of CARM are so that they know how to pray for this ministry.  As you know, the web site does very well and gets around 30,000 visits a week. This is a great means of disseminating information. But not all people are avid readers. Therefore, we are hoping to develop audio lessons as well as video lessons. The goal is to have complete audio and video sets on various biblical topics that can be downloaded very cheaply. Unfortunately, I can't give all of it away for free because it costs money to rent web space, pay for downloads (bandwidth), etc., and it is necessary to charge in order to cover the costs. Nevertheless, the Internet is expanding all over the world and it's a great opportunity for us to be able to spread the gospel.

 

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.