Friday, 26 July 2013

10 questions you need to be able to answer

Are you afraid to engage others in conversation about matters of faith and the Bible? Do you fear that difficult or challenging question.

Don't worry. We are here to help. You don't need to feel that way any longer. Here are some trusted books which many others have found helpful. They will reassure you and equip you to be able to give a reason for the hope that is in you.

  1. Why are you a Christian?
  2. How can I trust the Bible seeing it contains so many errors?
  3. Is there such a thing as truth and how can I know it?
  4. How can there be a God when there is so much evil in the world?
  5. Aren't miracles a contradiction of nature?
  6. Wasn't the God of the Old Testament a cruel despot?
  7. Wasn't Jesus Christ just a good man sent to show us how to live?
  8. How can I accept science and believe the Bible?
  9. Isn't religion evil?
  10. How can Christianity be the only way?

Reasons for Belief
by Norman L. Geisler

Easy-to-understand answers to 10 essential questions

£8.99 £7.99

Why Trust the Bible
by Amy Orr-Ewing

answers to 10 tough questions


Gunning For God
by John Lennox

Why the new atheists are missing the target

£9.99 £8.99

If God Then What
by Andrew Wilson

wondering aloud about truth, origins and redemption

£8.99 £6.99

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Born to be King

Many years ago, Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II, was on an overseas trip. They came to a mountain and the princess, with a few others, climbed the mountain, leaving the rest of the party at the foot. While they were gone, word came to the camp that her father, the King, had died. From then on, people said of her, "she went up the mountain a princess and came down a queen."

Yesterday, the Belfast Telegraph carried the headline "A King is Born." However, Elizabeth was born a princess, one day to become queen. The new royal baby was "born to be king", but not "born a king."

Only one person in history was born a king, born with the right to rule. That person stands as a unique figure in the history of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ, the son of God.

It was said of Him, "Where is He that is born king of the Jews."

The One who was born King, chose for Himself a cross, so that we could become part of His "royal" family. Now the cross is empty, the tomb is empty, He is on the throne waiting the day when He will come back to rule and be known as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.