The Kingdom-MindedMoms material was written by Christians for the edification and equipping of Christians. However, we welcome everyone to make yourself at home and pour a cup of coffee and get acquainted. If you are Christian, you will find us both comfortable and invigorating. If you are non-Christian, you will find us not easily offended by your questions - we’ve been where you are and we trust there are very real and reasonable answers provided by God in His sufficient general and special revelation.
We post our statement of faith for your benefit – we want you to know where we are coming from. We are forthrightly Christian in focus and present information in light of a Biblical worldview. We serve to edify the Body of Christ and to be a blessing to all people.
Whether one is a Christian, a 'professing Christian', an Agnostic, an Atheist, or even a Pagan - we are all religious.
Being religious requires two things - faith, or belief, and an object of worship.
We all have faith/belief/trust in things that are unseen and we all hold assumptions that are unverifiable. Every man has belief in something that can not be proved beyond a shadow of a doubt. Faith is the confident assurance that what we've hoped for is going to happen. Like being right about what it is we believe. That's why it is called faith. Further, each and every one of us has an object of supreme worship. Everyone - without exception. Those of us who are Christians worship our Lord Jesus Christ; the Creator of the universe; the lover of our souls.
People who put their hope and trust in the things of science worship science. They are religious. They have a chief object of worship. They have faith in assumptions that in time may be refuted - remember when the scientists of the world believed the sun rotated around the earth? Remember the time when the scientists of the world believed that bloodletting was a cure for disease? Some people worship themselves - these people are called Narcists. Some people worship their work - they are called Workaholics. Some people worship knowledge, intellect, and great thought and they may be our Philosopher kings. Some people worship pleasure and they are Hedonists.
We all have an object of worship, therefore we all are religious. It is our faith - those beliefs and presuppositions about our object of worship - that directs and defines our entire life.
True Christianity - which is a life lived out of faith, affection, worship of, and service to our Lord Jesus Christ - is the most reasonable faith. Faith, HIStory, and science are not contradictions. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is by far the most attested event from antiquity. The Bible has more manuscript evidence than any other 10 pieces of classical literature combined. There are over 24,000 manuscript copies of the New Testament alone in existence today, with the oldest manuscript dated at 125 years after the original autograph. That might seem like a long time, but by comparison, Homer's Iliad is a distant second with a mere 643 manuscript copies, and with the oldest copy dated at 500 years after the original. University Professors and the great minds of literature and social science do not refute the authenticity and existence of today's copies of the Iliad. (or the reality of Homer for that matter...) Scoffers and skeptics are biased against this truth contained within God's Word - the Bible. Their own desire to live as they please without the knowledge of God corrupts their reasoning. It hardens their hearts to the wooing of the Holy Spirit calling them to a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. The enemy of mankind has blinded them and fans the flame for their destruction.
"In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to Me."
~ JESUS CHRIST ~ John 18:37b niv
If you are not convinced of the above facts, we urge you to read one or more of the following eye-opening books written by former atheists:
Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity by Dr. Jay Wile
The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith and The Case for the Creator by Lee Stroebel
More Than A Carpenter and Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowel
Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to." ~ C.S. Lewis ~
*Thank you TerriAnn Olson for allowing me to use this... well done girl!
HERE IS THE BIG 'SO WHAT' We believe it is not a coincidence you have come across our website. The quickening of the Holy Spirit is a mysterious thing; but at this moment your heart may indeed be cultivated for a true and lasting personal relationship with Jesus Christ - your Creator. He indeed is the Good Shepherd. If you are to be His, He died your death to reconcile yourself to Him. He loves His sheep that much. He paid the penalty for all the sins of the sheep. He loves His sheep that much. If you sense this longing to begin walking in a right relationship with Jesus. May we suggest you to read the following:
"Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you fail to meet the test!"
II Corinthians 13:5 esv
"Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure...."