Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Every now and then someone makes the assertion “Muslims and Christians really worship the same God.” It’s a comforting thing to say, because what it means is that even though you call him Allah, and I call him Jehovah, we’re really on the same page theologically. People make statements like this in an attempt to minimize the differences between religions.

It’s important to recognize that the reason we hear things like this is because we live in an age where tolerance and inclusion are the only acceptable standards by which to operate. According to the policy-makers of our culture, we must accept everyone as equal and every practice as acceptable. If you state that someone’s beliefs are wrong, or that their lifestyle is out of line, you are a bigot. To avoid this, people try to find every possible indication of commonality

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What is a Marriage?

 
It seems that for the last few years everyone has been talking about gay “marriage”. Here in Canada, gay “marriage” was legalized on July 20, 2005. In the United States, the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay “marriage” on June 26, 2015. Christians everywhere are asking “Now what?” What are we to make of all the fuss over gay “marriage”? Where should we stand on this issue? How do we talk about it amongst our friends and colleagues?
 
As Christians, recognize that we operate in two spheres – the sphere of God’s Kingdom and the sphere of this world. Neither sphere shares the same values as the other. That’s what makes it so challenging for us as Christians to live out our faith in the world. Let’s look at the gay “marriage” issue from the perspective of both spheres. Read more…


Seven Great Things About Being a Christian

 
  1. You have been saved from eternal lostness.
There’s nothing worse than not knowing where you are or how to get somewhere. It’s a very disorienting feeling and can lead to frustration and despair. Your soul was made to live forever. The question is where will your soul be living after you die? If you are a Christian, you know the answer to this is that you will be forever with the Lord (I Thess. 4:17) in a place of eternal joy and contentment. (Rev. 21:4) The Bible calls this “salvation” and God offers it to anyone who will receive it. Read more…


Do You Believe in Karma?

 
 

What does the Bible say about Karma?

It may sound like I’m being somewhat technical, but the Bible doesn’t specifically say there is no Karma, because the Bible doesn’t say anything about Karma good or bad. First, to define Karma: it comes from the Hindu belief that the good or bad we do in life determines what happens to us in the afterlife. It also ties into reincarnation – if you do more good than bad this time ‘round, you come back as something better; if more bad than good, you come back Read more…