IPS-Eye-White

Site Directory

 
IPS-Header

Whether you think you are a Christian, or are a dyed in the wool atheist, don’t know what you believe or don’t really care, the purpose of this site is to challenge a lost and dying world and a church that, for the most part, has wandered so far from the truth to be rendered not only ineffectual, but equally lost.

Sections: Although not mutually exclusive, the site is roughly divided into 2 parts, the first being less confusing to New or Non-Christians. We recommend the short Introduction to anyone who hasn’t been here before, while Recent Additions may be useful to those that have.

Navigation: The link in the black bar at the top of every page leads to the index page of the topic you are currently viewing, while Site Directory in the coloured bar brings you to this page. Site Search will open in a new window. Bold brightly coloured links are not usually part of the original article, but added by us. They lead to a related topic which is often in a different section of the site, and will therefore almost always open in a new window to prevent you getting lost. [See help if you want to allow only specified sites (like this one) to open pop-up windows on your computer].

Sharing a Page: Click on the mailbox at the top of any page to send that particular page to someone.

003white  Appreciation and Disclaimer: While we are very grateful to the large number of Christian authors who’s work has made this site possible, the fact that we carry one or several articles by an individual author or organization does not mean we necessarily agree with everything, or even anything else, that person or organization believes. Nor does the mention of any particular person in the body of an article not written by us, mean that IPS endorses that person. And, in all fairness, it works the other way around as well... The inclusion of someone’s work does not mean they agree with everything on this site. [See Fair Use Notice below].

New or Non-Christians
 

Introduction
 Chasing After The Wind?

Why Christianity? Presenting The Evidence  (Faith Solidly Grounded In Facts)

Life or Death... The Choice is Yours. The Bible very clearly tells us that we all have a choice to make in this life - the most important choice we will ever make. And, if the Bible is indeed the word of God, the consequences for the individual who chooses to ignore, or counter the evidence with clever arguments, will be fatal. In view of which, If Christianity even has a one in a hundred chance of being true, perhaps we should not be demanding greater evidence, but wake up to the fact that a far more sensible way to look at it is .... the more severe the consequences, the less we should take risks.

What is truly interesting is that most people seem to be prejudiced against the Bible, but well disposed towards other 'scriptures'. This is a rather illogical situation, because there is far more evidence in favor of the Bible being true, than there is for any of the other 'holy books'. This includes scientific, historical and archaeological corroboration and the many fulfilled prophecies.

Also, all too many people, picking out a random phrase or two, think 'love' was Jesus' core message. Unfortunately, they are terribly wrong... the Kingdom of God, a phrase used over 50 times in the four Gospels alone, was at the heart of Jesus' ministry. But here is the interesting part, the Bible's description of this kingdom of God, also called heaven matches the world most men and women would choose to live in, one of peace and safety, where there is no crime, hunger and disease, war and above all... no death. In other words, Christianity, which appears to be outdated, out of touch, and largely irrelevant to modern society, promises exactly the utopian world that mankind can only dream of. Now, you have to decide if you want to be there.

Jesus.. Enlightened mystic, great moral teacher, deluded mad man or Son of God. He certainly broke all the rules of ‘How Not to Start an Ancient Religion’ so how did Christianity thrive and grow? Was the Resurrection historical fact or fiction?

Archaeology & The Bible.. Were events in the Bible just ‘pious tales’ or proven by archaeological excavations to be historical?

 The Bible.. Since it does not glow in the dark, levitate or exhibit any other supernatural physical qualities, how can we know beyond a shadow of doubt that the Bible is and always was the only Word of God, above other sacred writings? What about Science & the Bible, The Apocrypha, The Gnostic Gospels?

Prophecy... The Test Of Prophecy can be applied to all ‘sacred writings’.... It is a simple matter to ascertain whether such prophecies have been fulfilled or not. Understanding Prophecy and Typology: The western ideas of prophecy involve prediction and fulfillment. The Hebrew idea of prophecy is a pattern that is repeated… sometimes over and over again. The Seven Feasts of Israel: The historic and prophetic significance of these feasts is one of the most fascinating Biblical studies, since they lay out God’s plan of salvation for mankind in chronological order

God.. Does He exist?.. How does a 3-dimensional being comprehend God? The Trinity... Are we elevating creedal statements, an author’s explanation, or our own understanding of God to the place of untouchable orthodoxy? The ‘Jealousy’ of God. Can God Change His Mind? Is God ‘Different’ in the Old New Testament? Are there types of people God hates? Christian Clichés about God's Love. The Wrath of God... and More

Section 3B
Questions Skeptics Ask.. Alleged Biblical Contradictions, Errors and Discrepancies, Did Christianity evolve from pagan religions? Noah’s Ark, Methuselah, The Flood and more .

Section 3A
Barriers to Faith... How can a loving God allow evil to exist or consign people to Hell? Also World Peace and Natural Disasters, Hypocrisy, Slavery and Concubines in the Bible, The First-Born of Egypt, Miracles.. And more

peach  Section 4
The Heart Of The Matter... Sin, Repentance and Salvation. If you've been told that salvation is as easy as ABC; if you were assured that a momentary decision would save your soul, you are deceived! You can be wrong about a lot of things but if you are wrong about this you are in big trouble.

peach Section 4A
The Heart Of The Matter... Safeguarding Your soul James 2:19 is an incredible statement. “You believe that God is one? You do well. The devils also believe and shudder”. The demons are way ahead of too many Christians who ‘believe’ and think they are saved.  DONT BE DECEIVED... According To Scripture spiritual tragedies are possible

Evolution .. There ought to be a law against evolution... And there is.

New Age.. Is not new. It is a modern revival of ancient religious traditions, along with a potpourri of influences..

 Relativism.. affirms that moral right and wrong are only socially and individually determined, all ethical truth is relative to a specific culture or that one religion can be true for one person/culture but not for another

Atheism.. A rational system that accounts for all human experience without the need to appeal to God?

Other Religions.. Do all paths lead to the same destination? A Investigation of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Baha’i.

Section 5
Other Beliefs

Reading and Understanding The Bible.. Section includes Overviews of the Old and New Testament, Guides To Reading The Bible, How The Bible Came to Us, A Brief History Of The Bible, 12 Golden Rules, Helpful Hints, What Not to Do...etc.

Ips-Bar

Section 7A
Defending The Faith..  Most Christians today seem to prefer experiencing Christianity to thinking about or explaining it, But Christianity thrives on intelligence, not ignorance.

Christians
It is totally pointless to embark on a investigation unless one is prepared to set aside one’s denominational presuppositions, experiences etc. and rely strictly on what the Word says. For the thousands who 'believe' one thing, there are thousands who deny it. SOMEONE is wrong. Unless we are willing to go back to square one and ask what the Bible really says, we are never going to affirm God’s truth on the matter. Gullibility is not synonymous with spirituality. The four most dangerous mistakes any Christian can make are (not necessarily in any particular order) 1) Believe that we, or our pastor/denomination/spiritual leader cannot be fooled, 2) Attribute every personal testimony and “sign” as being of or from God, 3) Take Bible verses out of context and 4) believe that we, as Christians, are not to judge anything or any one.

Section 7B
Sharing The Faith.. The Gospel is the greatest story ever told, about the greatest person who has ever lived, who is making to men and women the greatest offer that has ever been made.. So why is it often so difficult to tell others?

Section 7
Living The Faith...The Biblical Christian
Section Includes... The Times, Holiness, The Christian and Knowledge, Knowledge Fear and Worship of God, Faith And Works, Legalism Vs. Grace, Growing in The Faith, Money and Finances, Women, The Pattern Of The New Testament Church, The Lord's Supper, Baptism, Prayer, Daily Living, The Will of God, God’s Tests, Confrontation.. Forgiveness.. Reconciliation and Love, Entertainment/The Media, Christian Spiritual Practices, Separation and Warfare, Giving Up, Misc (The Unforgivable Sin, Personal Resolutions, The Environment.

Ips-Bar

Section 9A
The Present.. Let The Fire Fall ...What is Revival & Why Do We Need it? Genuine Revival. Preaching That Hinders Revival.

Section 9B
The Future..The Signs Of The Times, The Days of Noah, Overview of Revelation, Antichrists and The Antichrist, The Seven Seals and Matthew 24... Persecution of the Church, The Wrath of God, The Judgment of God…The First Six Trumpets, That Earth Shaking Seventh Trumpet, The Rapture, The End of The Age..The Seven Bowls, The Two Witnesses, A Dragon and Two Beasts, The Millenium, The Judgment Seat of Christ, Rewards in Heaven and Hell 

Section 8A
A Question Of Salvation.. Were we all born sinful with need of a Saviour? Does Christ’s sacrifice mean everyone is saved whether they repent and believe or not?  Did God decide who would be saved or is it a matter of free choice? The Jews… are they saved? Perhaps asking whether a person can a person lose their salvation is not the right question. perhaps we should be questioning whether or not We Are Even Saved Now. The Biblical answer to which is ... Yes and No! What most Christians do not realize is that Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary was but the first half of the process, with the second phase still in the future.

Section 8B
Controversial Issues That Confront Believers Today.
 Judge Not? Prophecy and Miracles Today, Healing, Binding and Loosing, Deliverance Ministries, The Apocrypha, The King James Version, Paraphrases of The Bible, Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, Tongues, Bible Codes, Women, The Problem With Creeds, Alcohol, Smoking and Tattoos, Tithing, Prayer of Jabez, Merchandising the Gospel, Virtual Christianity, Television, And More

Ips-Bar

Section 10A
 
The Contemporary Church, The Devil’s Playground... The problem with America's Christianity today is that, for the most part, it doesn't exist! What passes for Christianity at best is largely an anemic, spineless, diluted substitute without convictions or principles... diluting the Gospel, embracing worldly methods and becoming people pleasers. Not only does today’s fad driven church push the tacky, the trashy, and the trivial, but the very church that should have been a bulwark against evil has, with apostate leaders and a Biblically illiterate population, latched on to the coat tails of the world, extensively borrowing from other religions and cults. Worse, we have adopted practices that are DIRECTLY derived from the occult. We are so busy congratulating ourselves on how “spiritual” we have become, that we little suspect that we have actually lost all rights to call ourselves “Christians”, or the body of Christ. Instead we have truly become The Devil’s Playground. May God, in His mercy send us a Nathan to accuse, a Jonah to warn, and an Elijah to threaten before it is too late. Includes the four most dangerous things any Christian can do.

Section 10D

Losing The Fight For Our Country...                          Losing The Fight For Our Children...

America.. The chilling thing about our behavior as a nation is that the Bible teaches that when a nation under judgment refuses to repent, it will ultimately reach a point where God will deliver it from judgment to wrath from discipline to doom.

Founding Fathers.. Were ‘most’ of them deists? Where did the expression Separation of Church & State originate and what exactly was meant by it? We now have Muslims, Atheists and Hindu Prayer In Congress... How receptive were the Founding Fathers to the influx of non-Christian religions into the country and the government. Ten Things Every Christian Should Know About the Founding of America.

 From Harry Potter and The Golden Compass to Veggie Tales, Santa Claus, Teen Mania, Dungeons and Dragons. What Are We Doing To Protect Our Children? Are we, as parents, following the instructions of Deuteronomy 6:6,7? Is it time to exodus Public Schools? Our dangerous college campuses. Teen Mania’s success... a a movement of the Holy Spirit or well oiled corporate planning?

Losing The Fight For Our Church, Country and Children

  Losing The Fight For Our Churches

Ips-Bar

Section 10B
Ecumenism.. Christians seem to totally forget that they are followers of the man who called the Pharisees white-washed tombs and drove the money- changers out of the temple. We are students of the Apostle Paul, who called down God's curse on anyone who preached a different gospel.

Section 12B
 Alternative Medicine
Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Hypnotism, Yoga Martial Arts, Muscle Testing & more

Section 12A
The Occult... The number of Christians involved in paranormal practices is very alarming. Section includes Visualization, Channeling, Gaia, Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, Ascended Masters, Maitreya, Wicca, Satanism, Witchcraft, Psychics, Paganism, Astrology, Near Death Experiences, Shamanism, UFO’s, Reincarnation, Halloween and more

Section 12C
 Secular & ‘Christian’ Rock Music
Today, at almost any "heavy-metal'' rock concert violence, sex, suicide, rebellion, and drugs are not only promoted, but acted out on stage. Rock music has evolved into Satan’s single most powerful tool against our youth. Worse.. ‘Christian’ Rock has linked worship to the demonic, sexual, rebellious style of rock and roll, destroying any remaining fragments of Biblical walls of Christian separation.

Section 12
New Age/New Thought..  If it is not bad enough that New Age thinking is showing up in art, music, business, education, environmental concerns, health programs etc. it is also showing up in the church. This modern revival of ancient religious traditions, along with a potpourri of influences including Eastern mysticism is being spread by people like Oprah Winfrey, plus a host of others who blindly swallow anything and everything told them by nefarious invisible hosts with no credentials and no evidence that they are who they say they are. And they call Christians stupid and gullible? Seems to me the boot is on the other foot. But this movement, fueled by unholy forces that oppose both God and man, is the single largest danger to the professing church, poised as it is to usher in the antichrist.

Section 11
Cults.. Not necessarily satanic or weird, but dangerous all the same. Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Unity School of Christianity, Scientology, New Thought, Urantia and More.

Section 13B
Social.. Premarital Sex, Abortion, Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage,  Birth Control, The Pill, Homosexuality, Pornography, Stem Cell Research, Euthanasia, Suicide, Cloning, Transexuality, Capital Punishment and more..

Section 13A
Political/Spiritual Alliance.. The New Interfaith Agenda, The Earth Charter’s Unholy Ark, Men Who Run The World, The European Union.. Fulfillment of Ancient Prophecy? One World Religion,

Section 14A
Focus On The Emotions... Worry and Anxiety, Handling Guilt, Depression... And More

Ips-Bar
Ips-Bar

Fair Use Notice: While many Christian writers do allow faithful reproduction of their work with all due credit, most of the other articles on this site have the specific permission of the author to use their work. However there is some copyrighted material on this site, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to our efforts to advance understanding of Christian issues. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 {TOP OF PAGE}