Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Breaking Ground

Posted by John Lindsay on 15th January 2015 in Christian Articles, Christian Doctrine, News

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A Christian radio talk show host has a contest every so often where he invites his listeners to call in and present the gospel to him as if he’s a non-believer. Listening to type A personalities bulldoze their way through a one-sided conversation has its entertainment value, but so does watching a car accident.

I was in sales for 25 years. I started as a cold caller – Someone who knocks on the door of a business without an appointment, gets through the gatekeeper, pitches the owner and closes the deal in one call. The hardest part of my job wasn’t understanding what my product could do or verbalizing how my service would benefit a business. My tallest hurdle was dealing with the aftermath caused by the droves of rookie salespeople that preceded me. Read the rest of this entry »

Extreme Faith

Posted by John Lindsay on 28th December 2013 in Christian Articles, Health, News

Medicine BibleTwo guys walk into a doctor’s office. The doctor tells them both they are going to die in six months. Six months later one dies while the other lives another thirty years. Why the difference? – Perhaps because one believed the prognosis and the other did not. If this is true, do people die from the presence of disease or an absence of faith?

Let us assume for argument’s sake, disease is a guardrail on the road of life; a not-so-subtle reminder something is wrong and/or missing. If disease is a symptom based on unhealthy actions initiated by bad choices, what precedes the choice? What convinces us to continue to make detrimental decisions as well as turn a blind eye to their consequences? Read the rest of this entry »

Creation – It’s Not Surprising

Posted by John Lindsay on 4th April 2013 in Christian Articles, Christian Arts and Entertainment, Christian Doctrine, News

The Cat's Eye Nebula

It is not surprising when someone refuses to accept the biblical view of creation. People prefer to see themselves as independent masters of their universe. Children cannot forget soon enough they were birthed from something. When given the choice between freedom and accountability, what teenager would choose the latter? We teach our kids to do their own work and to stay out of other people’s business and then throw them into a community environment as employees and wonder why they struggle. Even confusion has an origin if you look for it.

It is not surprising people do not believe in God. God is a spirit. We are predisposed to favor the physical over the spiritual. It is also difficult to filter spiritual concepts through physical senses. It is especially challenging equating spiritual attributes like faith to great power. When something physical is manufactured, it is not surprising no one sees the spiritual influence behind it. Read the rest of this entry »

True Value

Posted by John Lindsay on 12th March 2013 in Christian Articles, News

My wife Laura recently took me to see our safe deposit box for the first time. She played tour guide while we viewed the contents together as if she were showing me the Crown jewels. It was interesting what was valuable to her. There were a couple of non-silver silver dollars (It’s interesting that we are still associating the word “silver” to a dollar in order to keep the illusion of its perceived stability and value alive). She then opened an envelope containing about ten $2 bills and a couple of $25 savings bonds that had reached maturity in the early 80’s. I tried to mimic her enthusiasm. Next in the exhibit were two singles and a $5 bill circa 1954. Read the rest of this entry »