Is Christianity a Religion or a Way of Life?

by Osamagbe Lesley Egharevba Unmasking Sophistry, vol. 1, no. 1, April-June 2021 Unmasking Sophistry, vol. 1, no. 2, July-September 2021 Many scoff at the idea that Christianity is a religion. It is very common to hear and read people speak about Christianity as not a religion but only a way of life. This sentiment is…

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Why do some people think Christianity is a problem?

Question: Why do people think that the concept of religion and God is a problem? I understand that many evil examples by apparently religious persons have turned people away. Still, I don’t fully understand why they think it’s something that needs to be eliminated. Answer: “He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but he…

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Does Truth Exist?

by Terry Wane Benton Jesus claimed that it does and that it can be known (John 8:30-31). However, others make the claim that truth does not exist and that it is only what each person wants it to be. Some “intellectuals” say, “There is no truth.” But that itself is a truth claim. Is it…

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Restoring God’s Religion

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/RestoringGodsReligion.mp3 Text: II Kings 18:1-6   I.         Without a doubt our society has slipped in its desire to follow God             A.        Sin and the acceptance of sinful practice has become prevalent. We have convinced ourselves as a society to be proud of our tolerance of sin.             B.        Churches are losing members.                         1.         In their panic, they look for ways…

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Only an Appearance of Religion

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/OnlyAnAppearanceOfReligion.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Amos 4:1-5 I.         When you look at the religious world, there are many odd ideas about what constitutes a religious person. II.        Exhibitionism as Religion             A.        Some people judge how religious a man is by the religious things that he does in public                         1.         Matthew 6:1-6 – Some people make sure everyone notices…

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What is the oldest recorded religion?

Question: Dear Mr. Hamilton, I am here to ask a somewhat moderate question: What is the oldest religion ever recorded? The reason why I want to know is that earlier today, I had a discussion with a few of my fellow classmates on the topic of religion. It started when I said, “Well, if you…

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Daily

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Daily.mp3 by Steve Chetelat

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Hopefully, religion will be forgotten in the future

Question: How can you possibly deny scientific proof? The Bible is like Mother Goose or fairy tales. If you actually believe in the stories of Noah or Jonah, then you should possibly commit yourself to a mental institution. I do believe that the Bible has done good for people. It teaches people morals and the…

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