God-Centered Salvation and Man-Centered Salvation Explained Briefly

Here is a brief article by Alan Kurschner explaining God-centered salvation vs. man-centered salvation.  These two concepts of salvation are diametrically opposed to each other.  I think the article makes this clear even though it is short.  Take a minute to read the article and then examine what you believe about salvation.

Which category does your belief fall into?  Is your belief consistent with what is taught in the Bible?  If not, are you motivated to do some more study and possibly change your belief?  Share your thoughts in the comments here.

Do Creationists Think That Various Scientific Disciplines Represent A Vast Conspiracy?

Let’s be honest here, shall we? As a young earth creationist, I think it’s fair to assume that you think that geology, biology, and astronomy, among other fields, all represent a vast conspiracy.  (posted by Dan in the comment section of this post)

Dan and I are discussing whether evolution should be classified as a science or a religion.  Dan made the above comment as part of our discussion.  I now come to you…do you think that young earth creationists look at the various fields of scientific study that Dan listed represent a conspiracy against creation and creationists?  I don’t and you will see my response to Dan if you read the all comments.

Basically I told Dan the creationists and evolutionists have the same data and the we just interpret it differently.  This difference arises due to our different presuppositions.  Do you agree with my thoughts here?  If not, how would you answer Dan’s comment?

I am looking forward to your responses as I they will be very enlightening.

Jehovah’s Witness At The Door

Yesterday I was visited by a couple Jehovah’s Witnesses.  They were older men, probably in their late 50’s or early 60’s.  They were very nice and well dressed (both were in suits).

They were out in my neighborhood passing out literature and inviting people to a special event that were having were they could “share what they believe about Jesus“.  They did not tell me they were JW’s but the literature was printed by the Watch Tower Society.  I thanked them for the invitation and told them that I was a member of First Baptist and served as a deacon there.  They asked me to read the material anyway to see what they believed.  I told them that I had some knowledge of what they believed and did not need to read their literature to find out.  At this point their attitudes changed, they were not rude but clearly did not want to discuss anything.  I was hoping for an opportunity to discuss some things with them.  They politely asked me for their literature back so they could “give it to someone else” and they left.

This is the first time I have been visited by JW’s.  I wonder if they will come back and take time to discuss some things with me.  It has been sometime since I studied the specifics of what they teach so I may take so time to review a few things just in case.

Have any of you has the opportunity to discuss your faith with JW’s?  If so, how did it go.  Was it something you would do again?