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Do We Need Religion to be Moral?

Posted by on November 21, 2015 in Christian Worldview vs. Humanistic Worldview | Comments Off on Do We Need Religion to be Moral?

I saw this post on someone’s Facebook page recently: “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you don’t know the difference between right and wrong, you lack empathy, not religion.”   While this view sounds good on the surface, it is actually contradictory to what many anti-religionists believe about truth. Many non-religious people proclaim that there is no such thing as absolute truth, and they state that absolutely! They have proven wrong their own argument by the very statement itself by saying it so dogmatically.   Many...

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My Personal Testimony: Life Lessons from my Story

Posted by on March 7, 2015 in Christian Worldview vs. Humanistic Worldview, Spiritual Growth | Comments Off on My Personal Testimony: Life Lessons from my Story

It occurred to me recently that few people really know the details on my personal testimony. I don’t talk about my pre-Christ life much, because, honestly, I’m ashamed of it. I identify with the Apostle Paul when he wrote to the Ephesians that it is “shameful to even mention what the disobedient do in secret” (Ephesians 5:12). So while I will not go into the sordid details of my past, I do believe there is merit in providing an overview of my spiritual odyssey in order to magnify the magnificent saving grace of God. I haven’t taken the time...

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The Times, They are a Changin’

Posted by on November 7, 2014 in Christian Worldview vs. Humanistic Worldview, War of the Worldviews | Comments Off on The Times, They are a Changin’

The Times, They are a Changin’

Bob Dylan once sang, “The times, they are a changin’!” That certainly seems to be the case in the political climate of America.  In some ways, the times are changing for the worse.  But in other respects, they are changing for the better. Enter, then, Dr. Ben Carson, one of the most heralded and brilliant neuro surgeons in the world.  He is also very outspoken on a variety of political issues, and his viewpoints resonate with a growing segment of America to the point that some are urging him to run for President.  Go here to...

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Jesus’ Claims Force Black and White Choices

Posted by on November 1, 2014 in Christian Worldview vs. Humanistic Worldview, War of the Worldviews | Comments Off on Jesus’ Claims Force Black and White Choices

Jesus’ Claims Force Black and White Choices

Results of research on religious trends in America by Barna Research Group estimate that 85% of Americans identify themselves as Christians, but only 7% actually embrace beliefs and practices that coincide with the Bible and the teachings and example of Jesus. One criticism leveled at American Christians is that most of them don’t even know much about the Bible.  But I would suggest that perhaps not everyone who refers to themselves as Christians are really in the faith.  Today we have people referring to themselves as Christians who actually...

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Putting Honor in its Proper Perspective

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Christian Worldview vs. Humanistic Worldview | Comments Off on Putting Honor in its Proper Perspective

Putting Honor in its Proper Perspective

In this past Sunday’s sermon we spoke about the Biblical perspective on honoring leaders.  This may have been a difficult part of the message to listen to, in that we now live in a society where our government leaders openly oppose the Biblical principles this great nation was founded upon.  In fact, our President, Barak Obama, stated in a public address that the United States of America is “no longer a Christian nation.”  Indeed, he seems to have much more regard for Muslims than he does Christians and the Constitution. Having said that,...

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Christian Junkies

Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Accessing God's Blessings, Spiritual Growth | Comments Off on Christian Junkies

Christian Junkies

As an addendum to this week’s sermon on faithfulness, today’s post is taken mostly from the my book, The Life God Honors.  The foreword was written by my friend, Brian Blair, of The Republic Newspaper.  He writes: “When I first began watching ESPN’s Sports Center a few years ago, the NBA highlight reels transfixed me. The nightly wrap-ups featured more dunking than an Oreo cookies-and-milk extravaganza.  Since I was raised on the razzle-dazzle high flyers of the now-defunct ABA, once a rival roundball league, I...

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Lessons from a Blind Piano Tuner

Posted by on September 14, 2014 in Accessing God's Blessings, Christian Worldview vs. Humanistic Worldview | Comments Off on Lessons from a Blind Piano Tuner

Lessons from a Blind Piano Tuner

As a follow up to this Sunday’s sermon, I want to share a true story with you. In the sermon I talked about my father and his standards of excellence in his chosen field of tuning and restoring pianos.  What I did not mention is that he learned those skills from a blind man. At the age of 12, my father, Bob Robbins, was hired by a blind piano tuner and taught the craft.  Now, I learned some of that craft from my father as a teenager, and I can tell you that tuning a piano is no easy task for a person with perfect eye sight.  To do it...

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The Power of Your Attitude

Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Spiritual Growth | Comments Off on The Power of Your Attitude

The Power of Your Attitude

In yesterday’s sermon I spoke of the power of attitude.  Here’s an important addition to the discussion. It is in your power to choose your attitude.  Many people think that their circumstances dictate their attitudes, but this is not true.  You are a creature with amazing God-given power to choose your thoughts, attitudes, and even emotions.  Yes, thoughts, attitudes and emotions will come and go, but to simply give in to whatever emotions and attitudes that present themselves is the default position.  You can take  hold of your...

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How To Help Destroy Your Church (and Your Spiritual Life) in 6 Easy Steps

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in church life, Spiritual Growth | Comments Off on How To Help Destroy Your Church (and Your Spiritual Life) in 6 Easy Steps

How To Help Destroy Your Church (and Your Spiritual Life) in 6 Easy Steps

Sometimes I hear people say, “Our church is under attack; we need to pray.”  Well, here’s two obvious observations about that.   First, most every church – if they are doing the work of the Kingdom at all – is under attack all the time, not just some of the time.  We are, after all, engaged in a titanic conflict that has been waged since the Garden.  The entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation speaks of a spiritual war that is being fought in the unseen, and we are right in the middle of it.  The very fact that a church is founded in the...

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Pop Culture and the Bible

Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Christian Worldview vs. Humanistic Worldview, War of the Worldviews | Comments Off on Pop Culture and the Bible

Pop Culture and the Bible

The popular culture in America is becoming increasingly humanistic.  The formal definition of humanism is, “An outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters.” Humanism, then, has its own set of philosophical doctrines, most of which are in direct opposition to the teachings and doctrines of the Holy Bible.  Listed below are a few philosophies of humanism that are increasingly being readily accepted as fact in our culture, but that one cannot embrace if you are a Bible-believing...

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