Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fresh Air

I love these pictures of the triplets made on their little vacation in Gatlinburg, TN recently.  It's wonderful to see them out in the fresh air enjoying themselves together.

Fresh air is so pleasant in the outdoors and as we go about life.  For example, this email we got this morning from our friend, Jim Chilton, brought us a breath of fresh air in a different sense. It is a blessing to hear from an intelligent someone who is tuned in to the spirit and speaks God's word clearly.   it is truly refreshing.

I'm publishing it  as we received it this morning. I hope it is a blessing to you.  If it does, you may contact him and subscribe to his letters at thejameschilton@gmail.com.

Doubt Defeated (5th April 2011)
        Sir William Ramsey was a professor at Oxford University in the late 1800s.  He was a professor of classical Greek and Greek archaeology.  He was not a believer; he was a skeptic, an atheist.  A lot of the students were witnessing to him, telling him about Jesus Christ.  Dwight L. Moody came to England during this time period and many were brought to Christ.  Professor Ramsey got so sick and tired of these naïve students trying to witness to him that he took a year’s sabbatical to go to Turkey and Greece to excavate for himself.  He took the Book of Acts with him and followed Paul’s journeys to prove that it didn’t happen the way it was recorded.  The opposite happened.  He was so impressed with the accuracy of the text, that he gave his life to Christ!  He came back and became one of the staunchest defenders of the Christian faith in the intellectual world in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 
        Peter said it this way:  “No part of Scripture ever came about by the writers’ own imagination.  But these men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”  God was involved in the process.
        The Word of God is under attack again today.  I’m not worried because Jesus spoke a promise (Matthew 24:35).  His Word will survive!
        Voltaire, a French writer and atheist (1694 – 1778) predicted the Bible would be dead in 100 years.  100 years later, not only is the Word well and alive, the very house he lived in is being used as a Bible publishing house!  God is smiling. 
        Robert Ingersoll, American agnostic boasted, “I’ll have the Bible in the morgue in 15 years.”  Exactly 15 years later, he was in the morgue.  Man’s word cannot defeat God’s Word.
        We can count on His Word!  Trust the Word of God and the God of the Word.

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