April 2011 Newsletter
Philosophy of Religion
I am sure the title of this newsletter has many of you really excited! Often, it seems when we hear the
word ‘philosophy’, negative thoughts come to our minds. I took a philosophy class at Auburn
back in the day, because I was looking for an easy A. Well, I got an A, but it wasn’t easy!! I was
so glad when that class was over!
I love the Crucifixion and Resurrection seasonThe time when we remember the death, burial and
resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:3-6 says,
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our
sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according
to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above
five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
This is one of those ‘wow’ times of the year! Spring is here, and just as the seasons are
changing, the cross of our Lord still changes lives! It is not Easter weekend, but Resurrection weekend!
Traveling to Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago, I sat next to a college student named Annalee. She is
in her senior year and taking a Philosophy of Religion class. So do you think she was getting taught
that there are many different ways to get to heaven? What if I told you that her teacher was a Southern
Baptist Minister? Now do you think she was getting taught that there are many routes to heaven?
Well you probably guessed it: That is exactly what she’s being taught! What you might have thought
was a safe zoneone of your kids taking a class taught by a Southern Baptist Ministercould
actually prove to be a death knell for their faith.
Well the really good news is that Annalee has parents that love the Lord. As a matter of fact, she has
parents that taught her to be bold for the Lord and not to be ashamed of the gospel. And this young lady
raises her hand up, and speaks Biblical truth to this teacher and this class! She was even taking notes
as we talked on the plane flight getting more ammunition to make her stand for the Lord!! She doesn’t
mind being called a narrow-minded bigot when she knows she is just telling people what God says is true!
Acts 4:12 says,
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among
men, whereby we must be saved.”
1 Timothy 2:5 states,
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
John 14:6 says,
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the
Father, but by me.”
1 John 2:21-23 states,
“I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no
lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that
denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that
acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”
Isaiah 43:10, 22 says,
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and
believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after
“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no
As you can see, the Scriptures are pretty clear on the fact that there is only one God and one
Savior, Jesus Christ, through whom you can be right with this God. You can’t really get around
that. Now if the issue becomes you wanting everyone to like you, and you are more concerned about
pleasing men than God, then you run the risk of falling for this lie at the end of times. Won’t
this loving God just let anyone into heaven? The answer is no, He will not. You have to come His way,
or no way at all.
Remember there are many paths to the cross: You can take the adultery road, the fornication road, the
homosexuality road, the lying road, the stealing road, the dishonoring your parents road, the anger road,
etc. There are many roads to the cross, but only one road to heaven, and that road is through the cross
and through the blood of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins!
Please pray for the Annalees of this world. There are plenty of college students that are standing bold
for Jesus Christ. Pray for more of them to go into the harvest field for the Lord to reach those lost
students and professors for the absolute truth of God’s word.
Have a great Resurrection weekend. It is a good time to share your faith and invite someone to church.
And don’t forget, it is always a good time to share your faith! Make the most out of every opportunity
in the days to come!!
Until the nets are full,
P.S. We have gotten so much feedback on the One Second After You… booklets, that we have
decided to work on another booklet! It is going to address the ‘there are many roads to heaven’
argument. I am really excited about this booklet. We are just finishing it up. Please pray that it all
comes together just how the Lord wants it, and we will let you know when we have them ready. Many thanks
for your prayers for this project and the ministry!