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Is God a Genocidal Maniac?

Introduction In one of his debates before his death, atheist Christopher Hitchens once said that if God existed, the God of the Old Testament was unworthy of the name God. Why? [...]

2013 Christmas Eve Service

Come one and all! You're invited to our Christmas Eve service. It will begin at 6:30 PM, in the Chapel of the Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA. Feel free to join us for a [...]

Fasting in an Age of Fast Food

Introduction The Bible is a big book, so from time to time we read things in it that we have forgotten. One such teaching is fasting. It’s a biblical topic many pastors may have n[...]

Being a Member of OURC

Introduction As those who belong to Jesus Christ by faith, Christians also belong to each other in love as the body of Christ: “we, though many, are one body in Christ, and indi[...]

 

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Being a Member of OURC

Introduction As those who belong to Jesus Christ by faith, Christians also belong to each other in love as the body of Christ: “we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another” (Rom. 12:5). As a body, the earliest Christians devoted themselves to each other in what Luke called “the fellowship” (Acts 2:42). As a congregation we desire that same love and devotion “by serving […]

Is God a Genocidal Maniac?

Introduction In one of his debates before his death, atheist Christopher Hitchens once said that if God existed, the God of the Old Testament was unworthy of the name God. Why? Because, according to Hitchens and so many other critics and skeptics, the God depicted in the Old Testament portion of the Bible is a genocidal maniac (See “Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson at Westminster” at http://www.youtube.com). Have you heard […]