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Religion

  • Angry at God for the tragedies of the world

     

    “Are we allowed to get angry at God for allowing tragedy to happen?” — David 

     

    Is God the source of tragedy? We don’t want to think so. We perceive of Him as ultimate love and thus the very one who protects us from tragedy. 

    Our anger arises when we are certain that a sovereign God could have stopped a terrible event and when we are also pretty sure there can be no good purpose for it.

  • Church listings 7-18-14

     

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com.  Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome! Come join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • Church listings 7-4-14

     

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com.  Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • There are no various levels of sin

     

    “Are there some sins worse than others?”

     

    To state the painfully obvious: all sin is sin. As we have seen, sin is a state of rebellion against God. It is a falling short of His holiness and perfection. It is continually choosing self over God; that is, making self one’s own god. In this sense, all humans are sinners and all sins are offensive to God (Rom. 1-3). This fact is why we ought to be very hesitant to point out the sins of others as if they are worse than we are (and/or that we are somehow superior.)

  • Church listings 6-27-14

     

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com.  Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome! Come join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • The devil can entice but not force

     

    “Am I responsible for my sins? Can’t I just blame the devil?”

     

    The Bible certainly accedes to the existence of and activity of the devil — and he may well be involved in “your sins.” 

    The devil has made sin look good since the beginning (Gen. 3:1ff). Liar that he is (Jn. 8:44), he convinced Eve that God was not really serious when He warned the humans not to eat the fruit. 

    The devil convinced her that if she ate the fruit, she could be like God — a falsehood that was the undoing of both her and her husband.

  • Bible Answers: The debate between being ‘good’ and ‘bad’

     

     

    “Is man basically ’good’ or basically ‘bad’?”

    The short answer is “yes!” However, I suggest that we change the terms. “Good” and “bad” are quite subjective in meaning, depending on the current usage in the culture. Scripture offers a bit more precise, and also more complex perspective.

  • Church listings 5-16-14

     

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    A member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com.  Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome! Come join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • Church Listings 08-15-14

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • WRPC taking donations for rummage sale

    White Rock Presbyterian Church is hosting its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23 in Memorial Hall, 310 Rover Blvd. Donations will be accepted Aug. 15-20.

    There will be a number of items for sale, including clothing, books, games, sports equipment, household goods and furniture. WRPC will also accept donated gently used items. Donation receipts will be provided.  
    Community members are also welcome to set up a table around the perimeter of the parking lot to sell their own items. Spaces are limited so call the church office at 672-3682, or email office@wrpchurch.com to reserve a spot.