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Big Ol’ Catholic Billboard

I took this picture today in Pueblo, Colorado. They also bought the other side of the billboard and it has a different message. The thing that is just so painfully obvious to me is that Catholics do, in fact, worship Mary. Talking to someone who is dead, and expecting them to be able to help […]

Effective Evangelism

If you’ve ever questioned whether passing out tracts is an effective method of evangelism, I hope this picture will dispel your doubts. This youngster was handed a tract, and sat down and read it. This is not an uncommon occurrence. Living Waters is a good place to get tracts.

Ergun Caner Cover-Up

Each time this comes up, I’m surprised by how many people haven’t heard about it. I don’t think it’s been discussed on Defending Contending, so I think it must be pointed out. Ergun Caner has been exposed as having embellished his resume in years past, and there is ample, irrefutable evidence of these lies. Rather […]

A Lone Voice

I always thought that you would have to be old to look back over your life and see substantial cultural change. But now, we have seen a major cultural change over the last few years. In 1991, Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV. Isaiah Thomas began to question whether Magic was a homosexual. In 1991, […]

This Is My Kind of Politician

Check out this story of an evangelical preacher who ran for president of Ecuador. He definitely doesn’t pull any punches. He has allegedly said: He believes homosexual behavior is “immoral” and that it is a “severe deviation of conduct.” Homosexuals are sinners. The judge’s ruling against him was “contrary to the law of God.” “[Those […]

Abortion Ministry

I took this picture—of about 50 Catholics and their priest performing mass—last Friday while standing on the sidewalk near the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood. The clinic performs abortions on Thursdays and Fridays (aided in part by any American who pays taxes). This was the first time I’d been to an abortion clinic. Colorado Springs is […]

Seven Reasons America Hasn’t Been Reached for Christ

Greg Stier wrote an article giving seven reasons why America hasn’t been reached for Christ. It’s an astounding thought that maybe America hasn’t been reached for Christ. There are so many Christians here. But, if you talk to 10 unbelievers I’d estimate that four of them wouldn’t know why Jesus died on the cross. Probably […]

Christmas Parade Witnessing

I was able to go witnessing at the Pueblo, Colorado Christmas parade on Saturday, an event that attracted thousands of people. A friend and I passed out 500 tracts in about 30 minutes, covering only a portion of the parade route and one side of the street. Among the few conversations I had, one was […]

Controversial?

A Georgia member of the House of Representatives recently stated that he believes the Bible, and that evolution is false, and the earth is approximately 9000 years old. That’s not controversial as far as I’m concerned. But since some people think it’s controversial, I appreciate the stand he’s taken. The truth will ultimately win the […]

Science & Faith: Friends or Foes?

I received an advertisement for a conference where the question “Science & Faith: Friends or Foes?” will be answered—or at least discussed. I don’t know what the speakers will say about it, but I thought it was an interesting question. The answer is that anyone who puts any stock in science has faith that the […]

We Need More People Like This Guy

The story behind this is worth reading, and you can find it here. In that story, Pastor Rodriguez says that he didn’t think he handled this situation correctly, and maybe he should have asked for his pastor’s counsel, but I think it turned out perfectly.

Giving Themselves Away

At the end of the story, after the student defeats his professor in the debate, it is revealed that the student is Albert Einstein. In actuality, there was probably no such debate, and this certainly isn’t a true story about Albert Einstein. While it is an interesting tale, I don’t think this is the best […]

What’s the Big Deal?

It is rather shocking to see this man arrested with no warning while reading the Bible in a public place. Here’s some further explanation from the Advocates for Faith and Freedom website—the lawyers handling the case for the Christians. Initially, when Mr. Mackey was arrested, the CHP officer stated that it was illegal to “preach […]

ABC–Always Be Closing?

Lately during really good witnessing encounters the question about what to do with someone who appears really remorseful over his or her sin has resurfaced for me. The other person who was witnessing with me took this as an opportunity to try to close the deal. Though this individual thankfully doesn’t subscribe to the sinner’s […]

Living Dangerously: A Dangerous View

Almost a year ago now, I had a quick discussion with the author of Living Dangerously: Seven Keys to Intentional Discipleship in the comments of one of his blog posts. Before I knew Shawn Anderson was the author of any book, I disagreed with the YouTube video he posted and with his related comments. One […]

The Painful Truth

NEW YORK — An outdoor advertising company has taken down an anti-abortion billboard that pictured a black girl along with the tagline, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.” Some residents had said they found the billboard offensive, and members of the black community were especially outraged by it. Taken from […]

Should We Tell People Jesus Loves Them?

I’ve heard bold, outspoken Christians tell strangers that Jesus loves them. I’ve heard of people passing out candy and balloon animals along with a heartfelt, “Jesus loves you.” I hate to tell these individuals they should stop. Their proclamation of Jesus’ love is more witnessing than what 90 percent of Christians will ever do. However, […]

Wal-Mart Evangelism

My friend invited me to help him share the gospel at Wal-Mart. The store’s corporate policy allows people to set up a table near the entrance. Most organizations I’ve seen taking advantage of this policy sell something as a fund raiser. We simply gave away tracts and had several good conversations about the gospel. Wal-Mart […]

An Honest Abortionist

“Am I killing? Yes, I am, I know that.” – Abortion Doctor Curtis Boyd HT: What is Chazaq?

A Catholic Leap

There is little doubt that many Roman Catholic doctrines simply aren’t in the Bible. They’ve been introduced by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries. Much as Muslims make weak attempts to find prophecies about Muhammad in the Bible, Catholics grasp at straws to find support for their doctrines in the Bible. I recently had […]

Climate Change in Crisis

The shocking speed with which the climate change hoax has come unraveled has been a delight to watch. Recent revelations about the science behind it has shown it to be a joke and a scam. A hacker obtained e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England, which show collusion […]

Two Evangelists Murdered in Florida

This story is from the Palm Beach Post. There is little information on what the beliefs of these men were. BOYNTON BEACH — Jeriah Woody executed two men who made the mistake of preaching religion to the 18-year-old, a witness has told police. Woody, who turned himself in to Boynton Beach police Wednesday, is charged […]

Homosexuals and Hypocrites

Jeremiah, a man who claims to be a homosexual Christian, left a comment on my blog making his case for why homosexuality is not a sin. I’ve recently learned quite a bit from reading Same Sex Controversy by James White and Jeffrey D. Niell. Without a doubt, the Bible calls homosexuality a bona fide sin. […]

Shocking Honesty

For once I don’t want to over-analyze this. I just want to enjoy it for what Brit Hume said. It is shockingly frank and shockingly great for someone on TV to say something like this. Tiger Woods needs to turn to the Christian faith. He needs his sins forgiven more than he needs his next […]

Newsflash: Global Warming is Caused by the Sun

After Noah’s flood receded, God promised Noah that, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” (Genesis 8:22). If cold and heat remain, that rules out the possibility of runaway global warming, and I doubt that He chooses to show us this […]

Is Ray Comfort’s Idea Original?

A lot of Christians are opposed to presenting the law before the gospel, and say Ray Comfort’s method is unbiblical. They generally say that his series of questions isn’t found in the Bible, and they would be right. However, no one has said that they were in the Bible, and there are many ways to […]

How to Evangelize Drivers

It can be annoying when people put flyers under your windshield wiper. Usually, you get into the car before you realize there’s a flyer on the windshield. Here’s a place to put a tract where the driver will definitely see it before they get in the car. It helps to have tracts that are printed […]

Evolutionists: Spreading Ignorance and Superstition for 150 Years

According to evolutionary theory, a vestigial organ is an organ that evolved to serve our ancestors, but as evolution marched on, it became useless and now serves little or no purpose. Of course to a creationist, who believes animals and humans were designed by God about 6,000 years ago, that is absurd. One of the […]

How Important is 1914 to Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Here is a list of good reasons why the real date should be 586/587 B.C.  Thanks to CD for the links.

Listen To Your Heart?

I’ve often heard people say that they’re not worried about their sins; they just do what their hearts tell them to do. I’ve even heard burly bikers say sappy stuff about their pure hearts. Where do people get that, and why do so many believe that? Could it be that it has been pounded into […]