Religion

George Barna’s Survey On How to Get to Heaven (illustration)

George Barna does a great deal of research in religious circles. In surveys taken a few years ago (1996 and 1997), he found some amazing facts. Most Americans, including many professing Christians, believe that people are inherently good, and that their primary purpose is to enjo …

God Has a Plan for His Children (illustration)

Children lined up in the cafeteria of a Christian school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The teacher made a note: “Take only one, God is watching.” At the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A boy wrote a no …

The Great Difference (illustration)

“There is a great difference between your religion and mine,” said a Christian to his neighbor.             “Indeed!” was the reply. “What is that?"         …

Williams: Religion is a Social Penicillin (illustration)

“Religion is a social penicillin, which is lethal against a wide array of behavioral patterns.” This statement is the result of  a study of black inner-city youth by Harvard University’s Richard Freeman: Boys who regularly attend church are 50% less likely to commi …

Religion is the opium of the people (illustration)

There is a sense in which Karl Marx statement that ’’religion is the opium of the masses’’ is true, states John MacArthur. People are religious because God created them to be worshipers. If they will not worship the true God, they will worship someone or something else. We look a …

Old Lady Running a Pretzel Stand (illustration)

It seems there was a pretzel stand out front of an office building in New York. One day, a man came out of the building, plunked down a quarter, and then went on his way without taking a pretzel. This happened every day for three weeks. Finally, the old lady running the stand …

Do You Need The Holy Spirit? (illustration)

“If God called his Holy Spirit out of the world, about 95 percent of what we are doing would go on and we would brag about it. ”This blunt statement about church programs by Dr. Carl Bates of Amarillo, Texas, was coupled with an equally blunt question to ministers at …