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    Before you start looking around, I would like to tell you how I came to accept the truth that GOD loves me and has a plan for my life. I grew up as a religious person. I went to church every week. I prayed and read the Holy Bible daily. I thought I was fine with GOD and everyone else was left to their own journey. I focused on survival and relaxation. I did not care about others and focused on myself. A cloud of depression hung over me keeping me from the truth. In early 2000, my brother asked me to be the godfather for my first nephew, which I gladly accepted. This got me thinking about what I wanted to teach him. I knew the church I was attending did not teach the whole Biblical truth of the path to eternal life and had many unbiblical practices. I decided that the day of his Christening would be the last day in that church for me. I then started searching for a biblically based church for me to grow in. I found my home church two weeks later in the town where I grew up. I spent the next 2 years growing in discipleship. On August 11th, 2002 I was baptized at my home church. I publicly acknowledged four things.

1. God loves me and has a plan for my life.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
Jesus said, "I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" (that it might be full and meaningful) (John 10:10)

2. Man is SINFUL and SEPARATED from God. Therefore, we cannot know and experience God's love and plan for our life.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
"For the [result] of sin is death" -- spiritual separation from God. (Romans 6:23)

3. Jesus Christ is God's ONLY provision for Man's sin. Through Him you can know and experience God's love and plan for your life.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
"Christ died for our sins... He was buried... He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures... He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred..." (I Corinthians 15:3-6)
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.'" (John 14:6)

4. We must individually RECEIVE Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives.
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12)
"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
"I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Do not be surprised when I say you must be born again. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit." (see John 3:1-8)
Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him." (Revelation 3:20)

If you would like to know more about how you can receive the gift of eternal abundant life please visit Four Spiritual Laws from Campus Crusade for Christ.

After I committed my life to Jesus Christ I was freed from mild depression which lasted most of my life. I have experienced a steady growth of joy in my life. I have developed friendships with people who want me to grow. God has helped me be more outgoing and sociable. He has cleansed sinful habits from my life. His love for me has given me love for others. I have learned that God has created me to fulfill His purpose in my generation. To discover how God has shaped you for a purpose, please visit Purpose Driven Life
I pray that God will bless all who read these words with the gift of eternal abundant life.
Care2 Save the Rain Forest (Click every day and advertisers will donate to charities) The Hunger Site. Learn vocabulary and Give Free Rice
Help End Hunger in the United States - one of the missions of The Feinstein Foundation
Matching organizations: USA Weekend Magazine Make A Difference Day   Volunteer Match   Serve Net   Single Volunteers   Net Aid   Christianvolunteering.org
Habitat for Humanity   Compassion International   Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Urban Promise in Camden, NJ   SouperBowl.org   Concerned about over-population? Check out overpopulation.org
Help the world via your long distance phone company at Working Assets Long Distance
grassfire.org A Grass Roots Internet based petitions drive. Mostly Conservative and Christian issues.
Find out more about charities at Charity Watch

CHRISTIANITY - Christianity VS. Other Religions - Pascal's Wager - Genesis Theory - How to Share your faith in Christ - Core Christian Beliefs - Bible study meditation - Why Would A Good God Allow Suffering? - Speaking in Tongues and Charasmatic Services

If you are interested in learning more about Christianity or if you would like some helpful words to defend it you could visit these sites. Cross
The Ten Commandments from the Book of Exodus
Another Christianity Online Commercial Resource
A company that produces a Christian Comic Book Eternal Studios
Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship Home Page ........ IVCF @ TCNJ
Catholic Campus Ministries @ TCNJ      
My Utmost For His Highest
Search the Bible .................. Our Daily Bread
Are the Biblical Documents Reliable? brought to you by Leadership University a Christian Resource
Why Do I Believe that the Bible is the Word of God? brought to you by HolyBible.com

Christian Music

CD Christian Music Place Artists Directory   My favorite groups 4Him ,JarsOfClay ,Third-Day
HOPE FM 90.5FM Medford Lakes, NJ, a ministry of Calvary Chapel of Medford
KLOVE 106.9FM national contemporary Christian radio - Philadelphia, Pa / Camden, NJ and 90.7/93.3 Virgina Beach/Portsmouth
WXHL Today's Christian Music Radio Station - 89.1 Wilmington DE, 103.5 delaware county, 91.9 Salisbury, 97.1 Philadelphia, PA
WVCH 770AM Christian Radio - Philadelphia, PA
WFIL 560AM Christian Talk Radio - Philadelphia, PA
WAWZ Star 99.1FM - Zarephath, NJ (NorthEast Jersey)
88.7 The Bridge serving Delaware, Maryland, Virginia (DelMarVa)

Church Search

Looking for a church in the Virginia Beach area, check out Hampton Roads/Tidewater Area Church directory
Looking for a church in South Jersey or Philadelphia area? Try these churches:
New Covenant Community Church, Audubon - My home church, small with a lively service
Fellowship Alliance Chapel, Medford - A large church with a large Young Adults Ministry with Friday night meetings
Gloucester County Community Church, Pitman - Another large church
First Baptist Church of Clayton.
Christ's Bible Church of Pennsauken A medium sized church I have attended
A church that I've heard good things about: Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia
A church a friend of mine from Audubon pastors First Baptist Church of Pitman.
Also check out this South Jersey Church directory

Christian Publishers

Apologetics Resource Center
Good News Publishers / Crossway Books started in 1938.
The Tract League of West Michigan The League has over 300 tract titles in stock. started in 1922.
American Tract Society -- Gospel Literature Since 1825!
Chick Publications Chick cartoon tracts make witnessing easy for anyone! The cartoons grab people's attention, then each tract presents a simple gospel message. Over 70 titles available. We also carry books, comics, and videos.
World Missionary Press- Scripture Booklets for the World World Missionary Press is an interdenominational faith ministry producing 48 page topical Scripture Booklets in over 300 languages for free worldwide distribution as God enable.

Online Christian periodicals

New Man Magazine Online :: America's #1 Christian Men's Magazine
Christian Post Christian Online Newspaper with articles posted daily
Christianity Today Magazine A monthly magazine with additional articles posted Monday thru Friday
One News Now (Daily Christian News Media Service)
Way of the Master Discover an old way of sharing the good news
Outreach Magazine the gathering place for the ideas, insights and stories of today's outreach-oriented church. Designed exclusively for pastors and church leadership

Other Christian sites/Organizations

Apologetics Fiction Defending the Christian Faith has never been so much fun!
Kingdom Series - Christian fiction books including Wars of the Realm, The Kingdom Series, and The Knights of Arrethtrae books and audio dramas by Chuck Black.
Withreach.com Resource for Incarnational Ministry & Community Transformation
Echelon Mall Ministry
A Christian organization to which I've donated: American Bible Society
Another Christian organization to which I've donated: Food for the poor
Peace Prayers
Learn about other religions so that you may minister to Non-Christians better at religioustolerance.org
Interested in seriously studying the Bible? Consider Cairn University, Langhorne, PA or Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA or Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
awesome.crossdaily.com - A Christian Portal site
Clean Christian Humor
Focus on the Family Ministries
Crown Financial Ministries
afterabortion.org Find out about the real consequences of human abortion on women and society.
The Center For Christian Counseling And Relationship Development
Choose Birth:A Life-Giving Alternative to Abortion. MA and nationwide unplanned pregnancy help.
Christian Research Institute Equip.org The stated Purpose for this site is "To provide Christians worldwide with researched information, well-reasoned answers and equip them to represent it to people influenced by ideas and teachings that assault or undermine orthodox, biblical Christianity."
New Jersey Family Policy Council a non-profit education and research organization, working to strengthen the family through informed citizenship and improved public policy.
The Relationship Resource Group Incorporated Producer of the "Better Families" church bulletin insert.
Acts 1:8 MinistryFREE Outreach training kit, and consulting services for Churches. (focuses on giving out stuff for free to the public)
Campus Crusade for Christ Ministry Resources Campus Crusade for Christ's resource ministry serves churches and individual Christians with training, discipleship and outreach resources.
Purpose Driven Ministries Purpose Driven is a part of the Mission of Saddleback Church, based in Lake Forest, CA. Our task is to equip pastors all over the world to plant and renew churches to become balanced, grow healthily, and reproduce. We do this by promoting and utilizing Rick Warren's biblical teaching on the five purposes of the church and other supporting concepts.
The Center for Reclaiming America established by Dr. D. James Kennedy, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries, provides non-partisan, non-denominational information, training, and support to all those interested in positively affecting the culture and renewing the vision of our Founding Fathers. The Center for Reclaiming America is a national grassroots organization with members in all 50 states.
Yes, I believe in God to equip and empower students in schools across the nation to boldly proclaim their faith in Jesus.
The JESUS Film Project The purpose of The JESUS Film Project is to show the JESUS film to everyone in the world in his or her own language.
ChristianCourses.com Free Online Discipleship courses
Evangelism Explosion International an organization dedicated to equipping Christians thru seminars and church class courses to share the Good News!
The Salvation Army National Headquarte The Army of Compassion
Boundless Webzine | An Online Magazine for 20-Something Christian Singles

The Core Beliefs of the Christian Faith

There are certain beliefs that are necessary for salvation and eternal life. It is important to know that these a necessary and that everything else is personal preference in worship.
The first is you need to know and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)
In addition You need to know about Christ's Atoning Death and Resurrection   (Romans 10:9  2 Timothy 2:8  1 Corinthians 15:14-17  Hebrews 11:6)
For further evidence on his Resurrection look at these verses (1 Corinthians 15:1-3  John 6:47) 
There are additional Fundamental beliefs that are needed to support our faith
Been Thinking About Contentment
For most of my life, I have thanked the Lord for a great sense of contentment that I have. This article shows the importance to have a contentment for your situation, but as the serenity prayer says, we need to have the courage to change the things that need to be changed.
A quote from the bible on contentment (sortof)
Why Would A Good God Allow Suffering?
     God allows pain and suffering in our world to alert us to the problem of sin, to direct us to respond to Him in faith and hope, to shape us to be more like Christ, and to unite us so that we will help each other. For a more in-depth look visit Our Daily Bread
Who was Jesus?
     If you don't accept Him as the true Savior you must conclude that He was a phony, a madman, or that His disciples started the greatest hoax on earth.

    PHONY? Could He have been merely trying to gain a following? If He was, He certainly wasn't very successful--if you gauge success by power or financial gain. He turned many away by His high standards and His unwillingness to overlook hypocrisy and halfheartedness. And He certainly wasn't tricking people to get their money. The evidence does not support the possibility that He was a charlatan.

    MADMAN? Self-deceived? Sincere but deluded about His own identity? His words and actions do not reflect the behavior of a person who is mentally unstable. Such a charge against Him does not explain the miracles, the brilliance of His teaching, nor His resurrection.

    HOAX? Could the disciples have been guilty of painting a picture of Jesus that was far bigger than life? It doesn't make sense that all the disciples would conspire to create a monstrous lie that would contradict what they knew to be true. Would you die for what you knew was a lie? The disciples wouldn't have either, yet most of them died as martyrs.

    TRUTH? We have good reason to believe that the Bible presents an accurate picture of Jesus Christ. His fulfillment of prophecy, His impact on history, His life and teachings, and the response of His disciples all point to a conclusion that He was and is all that He claimed to be -- the Son of God.
    Have you personally put your trust in Him as the One who died for you and who offers to you forgiveness of sin? Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me"(John 14:6)
The following chart is based on Pascal's evidence for following Christ. If you have a better way of saying it I would appreciate it if you would let me know.
  God Exists and Jesus Christ is His SonGod does not exist
You follow God You get a joyous, peaceful life, You get Heaven, You lose sinful pleasuresYou get a joyous, peaceful life, You die permanently, You lose sinful pleasures
You Don't follow GodYou get Hell and sinful pleasures as well as their consequences, You lose HeavenYou get sinful pleasures as well as their consequences, You die permanently

In other words, there is more to lose if you don't follow Christ than there is to gain. And there is more to gain by following Christ than there is to lose.
Learn more about the Philosophy behind Pascal's Wager

CHRISTIANITY VS. Other Religions
In response to the belief that: "I think all religions are pretty much alike. You just do the best you can, and if there is a God, well, He'll respect your sincerity."
The following argument may be made:
"I think there is one thing that clearly separates Christianity from other religions. Every other religion is an attempt to please God. It's all about trying to make ourselves look good or doing things to impress God. But we can never do that. True Christianity is all about Christ. It's why Christ came to die. We can't come to God without Christ and the sacrifice He made for our sins."
"Jesus said that no one comes to the Father except through Him. Christ is what makes Christianity different from other religions."
The above is an excerpt from Campus Journal, an out of print devotional from RBC.
Additional resources for religious comparisons:
World Religions Index
Christianity, Cults & Religions Comparison Chart by Rose Publishing

An article from Our Daily Bread on "Two Ways To God?"
    I believe that there are a lot of people who have destructive views on how the universe was created. Many people think that there are only two sides to how it occurred. Evolution or Young Earth Biblical Creation. In Young Earth Biblical creation the universe was CREATED by GOD in a very complex design. (More information is available at Answers in Genesis) The theory of evolution claims that all life came about through a RANDOM process of genetic mutation and natural selection without a creator managing the process. People usually fall into four categories concerning the relationship between science and religion.
1) Science always trumps religion
2) Religion always trumps science
3) They are two different discourses/domains. Spiritual/moral domains & empirical world.
4) They are two ways of knowing (continuity & convergence).

I fall into the last category when it concerns the Christian faith.
I believe in the theory of inteligent design. It simply claims: "that intelligent causes are necessary to explain the complex, information-rich structures of biology and that these causes are empirically detectable." [William A. Dembski, Intelligent Design (Downer’s Grove, Ill: InterVarsity, 1999), p. 106. ]
for more information, please visit Access Research Network

There are six ways that are popularly used to interpret the creation account in Genesis.
1. Literary approach (held in the patristic period)
2. Progressive creationism or day-age theory (theistic evolution) (held from Augustine to present)
3. Pictorial or revelatory-day theory (days of revelation to Moses) (medieval period)
4. Gap theory (popularized by Scofield Reference Bible in the 1800s)
5. Flood theory (creation science or scientific creationism developed in the 1900s)
6. Appearance of age theory (don't know the origen, but I don't think it is worth investigating)

Here is how the flood theory might work, Biblical Creation through genetic mutation and natural selection, aka theistic evolution. Based on a verse found later in the Bible. For the Lord, a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years like a day. This theory has some support by both science and the Bible.
    1. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1) -- Big Bang
    2. God created Light (Genesis 1:3) -- The beginning of stars
    3. God said let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other. (Genesis 1:6) -- As the earth cooled the oceans formed as well as the clouds.
    4. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth vegetation..." (Genesis 1:11) -- Plants were the first form of life on earth
    5. God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night; (Genesis 1:16) -- The sun and moon were created around the same time as the earth
    6. Then God said, "Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures..." (Genesis 1:20) -- Animal life most likely began in the ocean after plants had made enough oxygen.
    7. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures..." (Genesis 1:24) -- Life migrated to dry land.
    8. Then God said: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." (Genesis 1:26) -- Homo Sapien is the youngest species of the very complex animals.

As evidence is still being examined, I will remain open to other theories as to the process of creation until I see sufficient evidence. Please let me know your thoughts on this highly debated issue.
Speaking in Tongues and Charasmatic Services
If you are interested in the gift of the Spirit, "Speaking in Tongues", or Charasmatic Services you should compare present day occurences with scripture. A specific chapter in the New Testament covers this topic well is 1 Corinthians 14. You should also read the other passages where speaking in tongues is mentioned which you can look up at Search for Speaking in Tongues
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