Episode III: Would Christ Change The Nations Laws For Good? Part 1 of 2

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | | |

  1. Will Christian Politicians Benefit The Movement of Christ?
  2. What it Means to "Resist" Evil
  3. What The Laws Of Society Actually Reflect
  4. The Root of the Problem
  5. The Flaws of "Mandating" Christianity With Law
  6. The "Bottom-Up" Principles of Christ
  7. The "Top-Down" Approach of the World
  8. Why You Don't See Many Christian Politicians
  9. The Root Cause of an Unhealthy Nation
Jesus Gives Purpose To Our Pains

KCLorelei of Digg Shares Her Story:

"I was once one of those people who had to find out for myself, that my ways weren't working. Oh, I was a church kid. I had accepted Jesus as my Savior at an early age. But He wasn't the Lord of my life for many years. I made many poor choices in my teenage years, that ultimately led to tragic consequences. And I spent a very long time as a prodigal, always running from the truth.

God never forgot about me, though....

If it wasn't for one particular Christian that loved me when I was unlovable, and prayed for me, questioned my run from God....well, I don't like to consider where I'd be today.

I found forgiveness, restoration, comfort, healing, and even the joy of my youth too, because of the one lady that allowed God to love me, through her.

(Of course, there have been many other fine, loving Christian women since that first one that first reached out to me, that have helped guide me and keep me firmly in God's love this time. But I know which one touched my heart first)

I now am preparing to go back out in a specific ministry myself, to comfort others as I have been comforted with the love of Christ.

Me, who once thought I had nothing of any use to offer another person."

Episode II: Should The Christian Church Fall?

Monday, January 12, 2009 | | |

  1. The Downfall is Going To Happen
  2. It's Not That We Want It To Happen
  3. Why Would We Let The Church Fall?
  4. The World Will Never Understand The Paradox That Is Christianity
  5. We Are Not In This To Force The World To Be Like Us
  6. Unconditional Love
  7. Summary
As a side note: 
This is meant to illustrate that the downfall of the Church has much importance to the outreach of the Christian faith.

Episode I: Introducing My Wise Generation

Sunday, January 11, 2009 | | |

  1. What My Wise Generation is All About 
  2. Failure to Communicate Love 
  3. What Many Christians Agree Upon 
  4. Modern Wisdom Brings Pain
  5. About the Host
  6. Conclusion

Should Christians Fight With Non-Christians?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 | | |

Many of us ask ourselves at some point whether or not our moral defense is justified.  Fighting in defense of the Christian faith is important, but is fighting really the way the war for the human heart should be waged?  These questions perplexed me last April, and given my doubts, I stopped my message within this blog.

Now that I have given myself some time to re-evaluate and pray about my values.  God has revealed a very important revelation.  This year God placed me in a Church that fights sin in a way I never had fought it before.  My desire was to appeal to common sense and logic, yet they fought with love, patience and understanding.

Jesus has provided me with time to sit back and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of my argumentation.  I now realize that my discussions should not be non-believer focused, but believer focused.  I cannot, for the life of me, place the burden upon myself to reveal the light to those who are in darkness.  This is because there are actually two forms of logical argumentation.  Worldly wisdom and Godly widsom.

Worldly widsom encompasses all thought, logic and reason set apart from God.  Those who are wise in the world can live peaceful, happy lives, but must be enslaved to a part of themselves that is in the world.  This may be money, sex, drugs, religion or any other form of addiction.  Every man defends their God, those of the world choose a different God than Jesus Christ.

Godly wisdom ecompasses all thought, logic and reason given through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  The holy spirit lives within each follower of Christ, and although we are often horrible at interpreting what the spirit tells us due to our sinful nature - that relationship allows us to learn with God's wisdom and following so that we can find true happiness.  The spirit reveals to us our strengths and weaknesses given to us by God, and allows us to fulfill our purpose through him.  This results in peace, patience, kindness and gentleness... what are known as the fruits of the spirit.

So this begs the question, should Christians fight with Non-Christians?  The short answer is no, we are to love eachother as we love ourselves - if we fight with others, then we only fight with ourselves.  It is difficult to love others that despise you, but this is the calling of following Christ.  

What each Christian must understand is that we are called to love those that are least like us, and it is only through our example of this love that we can reach those who hate us.  In order to be loved, we must first be hated.  It is often that Christ's teachings are taught in a paradox.

Christ was first hated and destroyed so that he could prove his love for us, we must also do the same thing.  Christ didn't hate those with whom he spoke.  The words he spoke were of love, and he lived his life to prove his love for them.  Yes, he argued with those who were blind, but he did so under the authority of God himself.  Notice, also, that he did not argue with them for the sake of changing their minds, he knew that they would not understand.  Rather, he used those who hated him as an example to those who loved him to better illustrate his message of love.

Do we fight with non-Christians?  No.  We let them destroy our beliefs and destroy our Church and bring down our faith.  We let them follow the path they have chosen, and we love them through the whole process.  We help them when they suffer from their decisions.  God's work is beyond our own, when we attempt to bring non-believers into our logical framework and defeat them, we limit what God is capable of doing in their lives.

Christianity will shine brightest when the world is in darkness.  Let us be a light to the world, and shine the love of Jesus Christ on those who hate us.  It is what we are called to do.

Craig Chamberlin

"Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning." - Proverbs 9:8 - 9