What site can I go to where other Christians are, and we can have church?

Question by cjam: What site can I go to where other Christians are, and we can have church?
Its been a long time since I have been in church because I cant afford to travel anymore to a church which I really like. The people were kind and no one made themselves more important than I am. There is a church in the town I live in, but there are too many people who go there who makes me feel that I am wrong on everything. I know this isnt so, because I Like most people. I need a online church I think.

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Answer by whirlingmerc
http://www.sermonaudio.com has many sermons you can freely listen to

http://www.DesiringGod.org also has many many sermons you can freely listen to

there are many Christian chat lines as well
but many someone else can recommend one?

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Q&A: Serious question for christians?

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Question by Moatilliatta: Serious question for christians?
Someone posted this website: http://godandscience.org as a good source of clarity on biblical contradictions that just seem to make no logical sense, and where opposers draw the majority of their material from…. ok, so I peeped this site and I read the article posted why the god of the old testament went around on a tirade for like 12 books.. this is it here: http://godandscience.org/apologetics/killergod.html

Here, the author attempts to balance god’s love with god’s ‘righteousness’.

God destroyed entire cities because its occupants were evil.. well, first of all god actually doesn’t do the dirty work himself sometimes, he tells his people those people are evil and they have to kill them.. so my first question is why is the most high omnipotence who can bat an eyelash and create at whim not just do it himself??? He’d rather dominate you gangs-of-ny style and send his thumb breakers? Anyway..

The author continues to argue one of god’s people goes to bat for the evil city and says if there was anyone righteous in the city would he spare it? To this god says yes, even if there was but ten righteous people he would spare it.. so upon further review they god changes his mind???? What’s really disturbing is the how wishy washy this guy is.. you mean to tell me god OVERLOOKED something? That his sentiment is subject to reproach?

You also mean to tell me the all seeing eye of god has to physically travel to a location to know whether it’s as evil as his subjects report? Does god read the paper on the can too? I couldn’t believe what horse s#@$ is in this story till I actually read it over in an online bible.

There’s too many things that fly in the face of gods supposed all encompassing manner for it not to become ludicrous not to at least question at most burn as rubbish.

Projecting his justification from a stand point that attempts to mix water & oil in intertwining the idea that love and hate share the same mechanics. Posing that one can be acted upon thru the tenets of its polar opposite. It’s true love and hate have a large gray area in between them, but the in between is really a form of convoluted egoism of one or the other to justify ones own interests. In reality love is love.. if you operate from a state of pure love (which most still understand to be some point of that gray area), real universal love, you wouldn’t even pass that sort of judgment on another to begin with (tho this directly contradicts gods image as the almighty judge), let alone turn someone to a pillar of salt for turning their head in a moment gripped by fear. Love is a force of nature as much as any measure of gravity that unifies with a compassionate gentility not fiery brimstone… to argue from that stand point is to travel into that gray area of what love actually is.

I’ve voiced what I have to say long enuf, I’m curious with that being said, what christian’s L-O-G-I-C-A-L explanation is. How is it you’ve come to overstand these important anecdotes in light of who god is or what he claims to be? Because my bet is you haven’t settled much of your inquiry at all, and believing something that doesn’t make sense to you is just sheepish, so at the least I hope my questions require you to think for yourself.

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Answer by jus’ sayin’
yeah man it gets my panties all in a wad when i think about that stuff too.

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The Plight Of Mideast Christians – Dennis Prager reads Michael Oren

3/9/12 – Dennis Prager introduces this segment and then reads an article by Michael Oren in the Wall Street Journal (online.wsj.com Transcript: “Those of you who have faith in world opinion, please know, it is doing nothing. As far as the United Nations is concerned, they devote massive amounts of time to Islamophobia. So let me assert, for the record, that what there is in this world is Christianophobia. But there’s no word for it, because the Left makes up our political vocabulary, and they are uninterested in persecution of Christians. If what were happening to Christians were happening to Jews or Muslims, there would be a worldwide outcry. But there is not only no worldwide outcry of the decimation of Christian communities in the middle east, there isn’t even a worldwide Christian outcry. Christians have gone from 20% of the Middle East a century ago to less than 5% today. In Egypt 200 thousand Coptic Christians fled their homes last year, after beatings and massacres by Muslim Extremist mobs. Since 2003, 70 Iraqi churches have been burned, and nearly a thousand Christians killed in Baghdad alone, causing more than half of the million Iraqi Christians to flee. Conversion to Christianity is a capitol offense in Iran, where last month Pastor Yusuf Nadarkhani was sentenced to death. Saudi Arabia outlaws private Christian prayer. As 800 thousand Jews were once expelled from Arab countries, so are Christians being forced from lands they have inhabited for centuries
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Q&A: Is Islam the fastest growing religion in the world, should Christians be worried?

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Question by Joey: Is Islam the fastest growing religion in the world, should Christians be worried?
Is Islam the fastest growing religion in the world, should Christians be worried?
The following table has been quoted as taken from the 2005 Encyclopædia Britannica. Its figures for percentage growth come from the 1990 to 2000 version of the World Christian Database given above.

ReligionBirthsConversionsNew adherents per yearGrowth rate
Christianity 22,708,7992,501,396 25,210,195 1.36%
Islam 21,723,118 865,558 22,588,676 1.48%
Hinduism 13,194,111 660,377 13,533,734 1.14%
Buddhism 3,530,918156,6093,687,5271.09%
Sikhism 363,677 28,961 392,638 1.87%
Judaism 194,962 -70,447 124,515 0.91%
Baha’i Faith 117,158 26,333 143,491 2.28%
Confucianism 55,739 -11,434 44,305 0.73%
Jainism 74,539 -39,588 34,951 0.87%
Shinto 8,534 -40,527 -31,993 -1.09%
Taoism 25,397 -155 25,242 1.00%
Zoroastrianism 45,391 13,080 58,471 2.65%
Global population 78,860,791N/A 78,860,7911.41%
By all the reliable sources, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. It has been verified by many independent sources, many of which are listed below.
CNN World News ( 14 November 1997 Report — See link below )
World Christian Database ( 200-2005 Survey — See link Below )
Foreign Policy ( May 2007 Report — See link Below )
And also, by many other websites like,
People’s Daily Online ( 2 Nov, 2006 — See link Below )
Islam is Growing ( — See link Below )
And, the number of adherents of Protestants and Catholics is decreasing. So, as people are accepting christianity, they are leaving it at a greater rate as reported in leading newspaper. The New York Times ( 25 Feb, 2008 Report — See link Below )
Therefore, as verified by indepedant news media, western sources and even by the christian organisation itself, Islam is indeed the fastest growing religion in the world.

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In short- By percentage growth: Unknown
By real person growth: Christianity
By percentage growth the fastest growing religions in the world are the smaller religions. This is because with a smaller sample size, every additional adherent accounts for a higher percentage increase.
Therefore, by percentage growth we are uncertain what the fastest growing religions in the world are. However, logically speaking with statistics in mind by percentage growth the larger religions including Christianity (2.2 Billion Adherents), Islam (1.3 Billion) and Hinduism (900 million) are the least likely to be the fastest by percentage growth. An example to illustrate this point is Deism in the United States of America. Although in the period of 1990-2000 it experienced a growth rate of 717% the amount of new followers was very small and the large percentage increase is attributed to a smaller sample size.
The alternative measure for fastest growing religion in the world is growth by the number of new adherents. That is, the religion to gain more new believers each period would be the fastest growing religion.
As it stands the fastest growing religion by this measure is Christianity. Using the most up to date figures we determine that on average in 2007 Christianity gained 7-8million more adherents than any other religion (i.e. Islam, followed by Hinduism at 17million less).
In conclusion, the fastest growing religion by percentage growth is unknown as smaller religions are not usually account for. By number of new adherents per period Christianity is the fastest growing religion.
A side note, any argument that a religion is true because it is the largest or fastest growing is a logical fallacy. The amount of adherents or growth rate does not imply validity.

Sources: World Christian Database, 2006 World Christian Encyclopedia, 2001 FastestGrowingReligion.tk

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Deists or Deism by 717% which was the religion of most founding fathers of USA.
Religion 1990 Est. Adult Pop. 2001 Est. Adult Pop. % of U.S. Pop., 2000 % Change 1990 – 2000 Deity (Deist) 6,000 49,000 +717%
Taken from Sullivan county website.
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According to the ARIS survey, “deity” at a growth rate of 717 is not the fastest growing. “Wiccan” (for example) had a growth rate of 1,550%. In America it was Wicca.

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By number of new adherents Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world with 30,360,000 new adherents annually (from 2000-2005). This is followed by Islam with 23,000,000 new adherents annually and Hinduism at 13,000,000.

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Answer by Awesome Arcane Advent Avatar
No, we should not care.

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Prophet Muhammad’s Promise to Christians?

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The document is not a modern human rights treaty but even thought it was penned in 628 A.D. it clearly protects the right to property, freedom of religion, freedom of work, and security of the person, says Muqtedar Khan.

Muslims and Christians together constitute over fifty percent of the world and if they lived in peace, we will be half way to world peace. One small step that we can take towards fostering Muslim-Christian harmony is to tell and retell positive stories and abstain from mutual demonization.

In this article I propose to remind both Muslims and Christians about a promise that Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) made to Christians. The knowledge of this promise can have enormous impact on Muslim conduct towards Christians. Muslims generally respect the precedent of their Prophet and try to practice it in their lives.

In 628 AD, a delegation from St. Catherine’s Monastery came to Prophet Muhammed and requested his protection. He responded by granting them a charter of rights, which I reproduce below in its entirety. St. Catherine’s Monastery is located at the foot of Mt. Sinai and is the world’s oldest monastery. It possesses a huge collection of Christian manuscripts, second only to the Vatican, and is a world heritage site. It also boasts the oldest collection of Christian icons. It is a treasure house of Christian history that has remained safe for 1400 years under Muslim protection.

The Promise to St. Catherine:

“This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them.

Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by God! I hold out against anything that displeases them.

No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries. No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses.

Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate.

No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight. The Muslims are to fight for them. If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray. Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants.

No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).”

The first and the final sentence of the charter are critical. They make the promise eternal and universal. Muhammed asserts that Muslims are with Christians near and far straight away rejecting any future attempts to limit the promise to St. Catherine alone. By ordering Muslims to obey it until the Day of Judgment the charter again undermines any future attempts to revoke the privileges. These rights are inalienable. Muhammed declared Christians, all of them, as his allies and he equated ill treatment of Christians with violating God’s covenant.

A remarkable aspect of the charter is that it imposes no conditions on Christians for enjoying its privileges. It is enough that they are Christians. They are not required to alter their beliefs, they do not have to make any payments and they do not have any obligations. This is a charter of rights without any duties!

The document is not a modern human rights treaty but even thought it was penned in 628 A.D. it clearly protects the right to property, freedom of religion, freedom of work, and security of the person.

I know most readers, must be thinking so what? Well the answer is simple. Those who seek to foster discord among Muslims and Christians focus on issues that divide and emphasize areas of conflict. But when resources such as Muhammad’s promise to Christians are invoked and highlighted it builds bridges. It inspires Muslims to rise above communal intolerance and engenders good will in Christians who might be nursing fear of Islam or Muslims.

When I look at Islamic sources, I find in them unprecedented examples of religious tolerance and inclusiveness. They make me want to become a better person. I think the capacity to seek good and do good inheres in all of us. When we subdue this predisposition towards the good, we deny our fundamental humanity. In this holiday season, I hope all of us can find time to look for something positive and worthy of appreciation in the values, cultures and histories of other peoples.

Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Director of Islamic Studies at the University of Delaware and a fellow of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

Just wanted to share this with my brothers and sisters of Islam

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Christians In America Don't Know What Persecution Is

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Cordoba, Spain
December 2008

We took a train from Sevilla to Cordoba for a day.

The highlight of Cordoba is La Mezquita, or The Great Mosque of Cordoba. On this site, there’s been a Roman temple, Christian Visigoth church (600 AD), Islamic mosque, and a Roman Catholic cathedral of early Baroque style.

Learn more about this architectural gem and world heritage site: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mosque_of_Cordoba

Cordoba (Cordova) was medieval Europe’s center of learning and culture, and rivaled Baghdad and Constantinople in population. (~ 950 AD)

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Why do the JW’s, and some other christians always say “have you heard the good news”?

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Question by Buddhist_teen: Why do the JW’s, and some other christians always say “have you heard the good news”?
Isn’t the “good” news that pretty soon two thirds of the world is going to hell? Only one third of the world is christian, so that doesn’t exactly sound good to me.

I try to respect all other religions and lack there of, and I do, but hell is one belief I can’t bring myself to respect. So why is it “good” news?

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Answer by Red Headed Stranger turned grey
?! huh.

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Married And Singles Christians – What Are Your Beliefs When It Comes To Sex And The Single Christian?

Question by slc_225: Married And Singles Christians – What Are Your Beliefs When It Comes To Sex And The Single Christian?
All comments are welcome, whether you are a Christian or not. However, I am especially interested in the views of those who are Christians.

Single and married Christians, men and women. When it comes to our faith, what are your views concerning sex and the single Christian?

Do you believe that abstinence until marriage is only for the young, or do you believe that fornication is a sin no matter how old a person is?

I am not asking this question for myself. I am single, but I believe that sex without marriage is fornication and that fornication is a sin as the Bible says, but I’m curious to find out what you believe.
I would like to take a moment and clear up a misconception to those of you who are not Christians.

Sometimes Christians are viewed as prudes and people who hate sex and believe that it is something dirty. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the first place, we are all here *because* of sex. We are also sexual beings, and sex is a divine creation (and gift to married people, men and women) from God. I am not forcing my beliefs on you, just stating some things I believe are true.

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Answer by jesusfrk
Sin is sin, no matter the age. Sex is a gift from God to the married folks only. God knows what is best. Think of the mess that happens when people do it their own way. There is unwanted pregnancies, diseases, emotional baggage, I am sure the list could go on and on.

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Do christians believe any breaking news is a sign of the end of the world?

Question by THE MIGHTY RA: Do christians believe any breaking news is a sign of the end of the world?
Are they salivating at the prospect of their doom.

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Answer by I’m Ron Burgundy?
Maybe that’s why I’m Catholic. No rapture business to worry about.

No offense Fundamentalists, just my personal taste.

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