Defend the Faith
There’s no doubt about it. Our Christian faith is under attack. In just a short span of time, we have faced bestsellers from Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code (who wrote that “almost everything our fathers taught us about Christ is false”) to Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion (who wrote that “when one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion”). What do we do? Ignore it and wait for it to blow over like the proverbial ostrich’s head in the sand? But there is no sign of waning. Instead the attacks are intensifying. What we can do is make the most of the opportunity.
That's why we praise God for the 300 pastors and workers who joined the FaithSearch’s Discover the Ah-ha! of Life seminar here in our church last Monday, November 12. Almost 70 joined the teacher training. One of the facilitators, Dr. Don Bierle, was our guest speaker in our English Worship Service the day before the seminar. Dr. Bierle holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the life sciences and an M.A. in New Testament Studies. He is also an academic dean and college professor for nearly 25 years. He is skilled at communicating complex subjects in a clear, original, and fascinating way. May his tribe increase!
Brethren, let us “contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” (Jude 3)