ThoughtLetters filed under 2001

Is Jesus Only a Legend?

by Daryl E. Witmer The following article is based, in part, on an actual exchange that I had with a skeptic during the Fall of 2001. DEW: Well, who was -or is- Jesus of Nazareth to you anyway? Are you suggesting that He was deliberately lying as regards His claims to be God (i.e. John […]

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Is God Fair to Save Only Some?

Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, once said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.” -Matthew 7:13, NASB QUESTION If it is true that many more people on this planet will end up spiritually […]

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Seven Short Answers to Evolutionary Textbook “Proofs”

This month’s article is reprinted with permission from Think & Believe, the official bimonthly publication of the Alpha Omega Institute, PO Box 4343, Grand Junction CO 81502. Editors: Dave & Mary Jo Nutting. Do you and your children have answers for the most commonly used “proofs” of evolution? It would obviously take more space than […]

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Roman Catholicism’s Most Convicting Bible Texts

by Daryl E. Witmer The following is addressed primarily to our friends and readers who claim an affiliation with Roman Catholicism. What does Romanism say? In November of 1544, in the northern Italian community of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church convened its 19th ecumenical council. The Council of Trent officially lasted from December of 1545 […]

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Judaism’s Most Convicting Bible Text

by Daryl E. Witmer The following article is addressed primarily to those Jews among our friends and readers who remain unconvinced that Jesus of Nazareth was the promised Messiah and, therefore, the Son of God. “He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom […]

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Mormonism’s Most Convicting Bible Text

by Daryl E. Witmer The following article is addressed primarily to those of our friends who are affiliated with one of the following three faith systems: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), i.e the Mormons – with over 10 million members worldwide. Community Of Christ (COC) – the brand new, official name […]

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Why I Am A Creationist

by Dr. Wayne Frair The following excerpts are drawn from a far more extensive chronicle of Dr. Frair’s spiritual and scientific pilgrimage that is also available at no cost from AIIA. What follows here is an original, never-before-published article. Dr. Frair has been an AIIA Resource Associate since 2000. He is author of more than […]

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The Remarkable Congruency of Scripture

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The Top Ten Cults in America Today

by Robert T. Pardon Bob Pardon is director of the New England Institute of Religious Research (NEIRR) in Lakeville MA. NEIRR was founded in 1991. Rev. Pardon has been an AIIA Resource Associate since 1995. He recently appeared as a consultant on NBC’s national news documentary, Dateline. NEIRR may be contacted directly at 508-947-9571, or […]

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How Good Is Good Enough?

by Daryl E. Witmer For nearly a quarter-century now, I have committed myself to a periodic rotation as chaplain-on-call at our local community hospital – Mayo Regional Hospital – in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. One afternoon in the late Spring of 1992 I arrived at the hospital and, as usual, checked in with the charge nurse about […]

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