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Do you know your Bible?

Do you know what it means to be a Christian?

A recent conversation reminded me how many people claim to be Christian while actually not believing in the principles of Christianity. The word, Christian, has become a universal term. New Age is blending with Christianity to create a new false religion. Some Buddhists are blending Christianity with their gods. Lots of church-going Christians have unbiblical ideas of what it means to be a Christian.

Dating a believer doesn’t make you a Christian.

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian.

We have to be careful what movies, music, and books we endorse on our social media as the people who put them out are not always a believer, but may claim to be one.

If you endorse something, people who admire and emulate you will believe what you say, too. A heavy responsibility lies with us on social media to be sure of what we approve of. If we make a mistake of endorsing something, make it right. Post about it. If we do not become more discerning, what David Platt claims could come true:

According to David Platt:

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070, ending two millenniums of Christian dominance going back to the birth of Jesus Christ, projections released Thursday by the Pew Research Center show. READ MORE

The Christian is, from the beginning, a missionary or evangelist. The article talks about fertility rates, but I believe the bigger issues are apathy, busyness, and the ever-growing gray areas that Christians are becoming more and more acceptable of, like living together, divorce, the gay issue, etc. Instead of trying to make Christianity more palatable to the non-believer, we should instead stand compassionately for a holy God.

This starts with our behavior online. More later on this. Meanwhile, enjoy the following topics.

Articles:

Lecrae, the Church, and the World

The mission of every believer is to make disciples. We are called to preach the good news of the cross and point people to a loving and just God who judges the world. For some of us, it means our primary focus will be the ministry of and to the Church. For others, our focus will take us primarily outside the four walls of the Church. We need both.  READ MORE

What Do Americans Believe About Jesus?

On Sunday, March 29, National Geographic Channel premiered its adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Jesus to 3.7 million viewers—the channel’s biggest audience in history. CNN’s Finding Jesus miniseries has also sustained impressive viewership. Google searches of Jesus Christ climbed by 53 percent in the week leading up to Easter—a likely result of both seasonal television programming and the approaching holiday. READ MORE

How to Read the Bible For Yourself

When we read, we do not generally really think until we are faced with a problem to be solved, a mystery to be unraveled or a puzzle to be deciphered. Until our minds are challenged, and shift from passive reading to active reading, we drift right over lots of insights.  READ MORE.

Roma Downy and New Age Beliefs

First, she is a graduate from the (unaccredited) University of Santa Monica, a private graduate school founded by New Age self-help guru John-Roger, with a master’s degree in spiritual psychology. READ MORE.

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About Nikole Hahn

A new appointee with WorldVenture, a missionary organization, who works at FBC Prescott as a church secretary and has joined the world of cybermissions. You can partner with her in ministry, by giving at worldventure.com/nhahn.

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