True Mythology

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Fans of fiction writings can easily see traces of the biblical gospel in the literature they read. They may not be aware it or they might not admit it, readers gets suck into the stories that have been told over and over again. As Christians, we need to be aware of two things. One, God implanted those stories in our very being and two, although we see the glimpses of the redemption story of Christ, those stories wont save us. They’re merely pointing us to the gospel itself that we need for the forgiveness of sins and salvation.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “Love Story” (Glen Scrivener)

I have a new quote cards collection involving the this post over my FB page and also a fresh translated article from Joe Carter now live at the Driven By The Gospel website. Hope you’ll check those updates.

Now here are my favorite quote from the book Love Story by Glen Scrivener published by 10 Publishing. If you want to support the author, get a copy of this book by following this link.

“Christians insist on telling a story – all about God coming to earth to die for his creatures. More than its creeds or rituals or moral codes, it is the Easter story that is central for Christians.”

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The Freebie Round-Up #105

I have two new articles on Driven By The Gospel. One is a translated article from Desiring God about Valentine’s Day and a quote collection from an author I recently interviewed here on this blog. Plus a new quote card collection over the FB Page of this blog.

Now that those have been taken cared of, lets proceed to our freebies. If you missed the previous one and some of the old round-up, just scroll down and you’ll find them at the end of this article.

Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.

FREE 10 Sunday School lessons for kids – So you want to sample Truth78 Sunday School curriculum? Then click this link to sample 10 of it for free.

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The Freebie Round-Up #103

I have an interview article over Driven By The Gospel which I interview Trevor Bates, author of the book, Confess. You can check also some quotes from that book if your interested to get a copy.

Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies for the week. If you’re new here to this post or you missed out other freebie round-ups, check the links to those post at the end of this article.

Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.

FREE digital audio download of “Understanding Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses” (Robert Bowman) – Credo Courses is back giving away some great stuff! Download this free audio lecture about two popular cults from America.

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The Rebel’s Dictionary: Swoonies

The Rebel’s Dictionary injects humor and satire to made up words. TRD’s goal isn’t to poke fun on individuals or use these words to label a person or entity.  By using funny words as jump off point, TRD aims to discuss serious issues concerning Christians, the church and Christianity at large. At the end of every entry, TDR includes biblical and practical answers to such inquiry. That’s what TRD is aiming for. 

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The Rebel’s Dictionary Entry #1

Swoonies (noun) – Refers to a group of people who believes in the swoon theory. It’s a combination of swoon as in the swoon theory (the belief) and Moonies, followers of the Unification Church, a religious cult lead by Sun Myung Moon (that’s were the Moon in Moonies came from) from Korea. Although swoonies doesnt adhere to the teaching of the Unification Church, the number of followers holding to such belief, is enough to call them as a cult. Some of their holy books are Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The DaVinci Code.

 

Reality Check: Sometimes lies never dies. But so is truth. In fact truth, has a eternal imprint that can outlive lies. Lies are only temporal. Truth can stump it out. We just need to boldly stand and proclaim it. If swoon theory gives you problems in reaching out skeptics, here are some links that will help you:

Got Questions: What is Swoon Theory? Did Jesus survive the crucifixion?

Desiring God: Historical Evidence for the Resurrection

Stand To Reason: The Medical Accuracy of John’s Description of Jesus on the Cross

Credo House: Jesus Didn’t Die from Crucifixion (The Swoon Theory)

 

 

Used Book Find: Cheap Apologetics Books

Apologetics (defending the faith) has never been this cheap! If you’re like me, I spend time digging books at BookSale (a second hand book store chain in the Philippines) and always find books that engaged you in defending the Christian faith. The price may be cheap but the books are not. In fact, what I find are classics and bestsellers from leading Christian apologist. Authors like Josh McDowell and Lee Strobel rings a bell to everyone who knows apologetics. So I’ll bring their books to the spotlight in this article for your search and enjoy the book.

First is the classic book (and I think the most popular) “More Than a Carpenter” by Josh McDowell. This little book is the summary of his search to refute the claims of Christianity. As a student, he was challenged by Christians to examine the faith.  This book is a must read and a must have for Christians who is starting out with apologetics. It can be use as an evangelistic tool.  It was such a bestseller it was turned into a film. For years now it seems every time I visit BookSale I find this book. I make it a point to buy a copy (since they are price P10-50 only), stock it in my cabinet and donate it to schools. The book tackles topics like the deity of Jesus, reliability of the Bible, prophecy etc.  The book ends with a personal testimony of Josh McDowell.

If you want  more meat and fast pace read about apologetics I’ll direct you to the next book feature. It’s from a former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel. The titles are “The Case for Easter” and “The Case for Christmas” (which sells from P10-P45 only). Both books are excerpts on a bigger book titled “The Case for Christ”. The reason that they released it on a smaller volume is for mass evangelistic outreach. Definitely, those two books are awesome for seasonal give away or simply what I do, donate it at a school library. Having read his books (especially “The Case for Christ” which I got also from BookSale) I can say that Strobel gave skeptics a run for their money.  Using his journalistic writing style (which I love when he opens a chapter of the book) and his legal expertise interviewing Christian scholars that makes the book like a thriller novel!

So there you have it. Books that is best for apologetics.  I would like to end this article with appeal to Christian books stores here in the Philippines. If your own, work or patronized Christian bookstores please put or ask to stock these books. I’ve been checking out their shelves and I can’t find works by Josh McDowell and Lee Strobel (I stand corrected if you find one). We need such books to protect us from cults and false teaching prevailing and stand against the attacks of atheist and skeptics that undermine the truth in Christianity. God bless you as you do it not only for believers but also those who are seeking the truth.