God Who?

This essay was written on July 2002. This very basic essay was written because of the recent revival of God and prayer throughout the USA. On the one hand, we have experienced a wonderful time of coming together, repentance, prayer and thankfulness. On the other hand, this is a time in which due to syncretism[fn] …

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False Teachers Reveal Truth

Have you ever shaken your head in disbelief at the expounding of certain Christian teachers? Do these people seem to be false prophets, deceivers, ignorant and unstable, promoters of controversies, ferocious wolves, who offer meaningless talk, who are conceited and understand nothing, who exploit you, who tell fortunes for money, and use godliness as a …

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Did Jesus Say “I am God”?

A friend and I were asked, “Show me where Jesus said ‘I am God.’” We pointed the inquirer to John 8:58 where Jesus states “before Abraham was I AM.” The response was “he did not say ‘I am God.’”

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Confused About Creation

The following was written by Mounir Murad: “And out of the ground made the Lord to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:9)

Christmas

There appears to be two Christmases: one is all sugar coating and no substance and the other is substantive with sugar on top. What we are referring to is that one manner in which Christmas is celebrated is to focus on Santa Claus, trees, reindeers and gifts (secular Christmas) and the other way is to …

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Christianity’s Dangerously Liberal Side

It is very easy to pick on the orthodox-fundamentalists-conservatives but when it comes to authentic Christianity, liberalism is a danger. For example, a friend and I went to a lecture by Muslims about Islam. This lecture took place at a Christian church; St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church – Alb. NM.

Charismatic Fanatic

Sometimes I agree with the skeptics; what is it with these charismatics? They gather in stadiums and around television sets. They yell, jump up and down and wave their hands around. It’s all these people talk about. They spend money on all sorts of paraphernalia; bumper stickers, t-shirts, pins, hats, etc., etc. It really is …

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The Local Archdiocese and the Death Penalty

Deacon Juan Barajas is the Director of Evangelization and Hispanic Ministry at the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Catholic Center, Alb., NM. Deacon Barajas writes a column that is mailed out to the Parishes of the Archdiocese to be included in the church bulletin.For September 16, 2002 the column titled Stewardship reads:

Are You Multilingual?

Comments on Linguistic Elitism Christians face may challenges when witnessing; Jewish people will often ask, “Do you know Hebrew?” and Muslims will often ask, “Do you know Arabic?”

MONOPHOBIA

Mono means one, phobia means fear, we live in a time and place where there is an increasing fear of claiming uniqueness, of claiming one way, one truth, one life (technically monophobia is the fear of being alone).