Reclaiming The Internet For The Glory of God

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n4c-welcomeAs the Internet has grown and changed, so has the face of various ministries. Traditional preaching has always been and always will be God’s primary method for reaching the unbeliever. However, the Lord has made other tools available to us so that we may reach the masses. In the Apostle Paul’s day, one had to travel from town to town to spread the Gospel.  The preachers were restricted to literally speaking face-to-face with others or sending letters. As technology evolved, people could easily spread the Word of God through print. One person could take the message of salvation to a town or region.  Still, travel was required. During the twentieth century, we watched as technology gave us radio and then television. Both are excellent mediums to reach vast numbers of people, but both are exceedingly expensive. Today, we are truly in a magnificent age – an age where millions of people can be reached with the Gospel of Christ for very little, if any, cost. Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, we can give the message of the Gospel of Christ to anyone, almost anywhere in the world.  The cost: very little more than the effort required to create the message. We hope you will spend some time here. Get to know us and let us get to know you.

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Are you one who spends hours a week in your car? Perhaps you spend time working out, walking, cleaning or wasting time some other way and you would like to systematically listen to the Word of God. Well, if you have a smart phone (or even an iPod or iPhone), now you can. Just add the link below to your Netcast player and you will be able to download about 30 minutes of Bible every day. Keep an eye out for other podcasts coming soon. Enjoy and please share!

By the way, if you are looking for a great app to catch and play netcasts on your Android-based tablet or phone, I strongly recommend DoggCatcher.

If you are looking for a great app to catch and play netcasts on your iOS device, I recommend you get an Android device and DoggCatcher.  If you can’t do that, the next best option is iTunes. We are working on getting this listed in the iTunes store. Until then, you will have to add the link manually.

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So, do you believe?

Most parents will ask their children that question once or twice a year – just before Christmas. Of course, these parents are not asking if the children believes in Jesus, they are asking if the child believes in Santa Claus – the mythical mascot of Christmas. Throughout this season, television shows and seasonal movies will speak of Christmas miracles brought about by jolly old Saiint Nick.  We will see destitute children who have only one hope, people on their death bed with no cure, loved-ones in far-away lands who know they will not see their families. These all have one hope in common, one chance to rescue their Christmas – Santa Claus.  Santa is portrayed as the one, the only one who can work out a miracle on Christmas.  Of course, Santa is a myth.

Santa is not only portrayed as a miracle worker, Santa is portrayed as super-natural.  Aside from all the Christmas miracles with which he is accredited, Just think about the feats Santa is capable of: He can stuff one sleigh with enough toys for all the children in the world. That sleigh is pulled by a mere nine tiny reindeer (one of which, Rudolf, is a perpetual juvenile with a miraculously glowing nose). The sleigh, reindeer, toys and, of course, Santa are able to travel to every house in every time-zone while children sleep. To accomplish this, Santa must be supernaturally omni-present with equally super-natural powers over physics.  Santa seems to have lived for ever and will continue to live forever, never aging.  We cannot forget that leading up to Christmas (you would think this to be his busiest time, when he would be busy in his workshop), Santa is in every mall, department store and parade.  Plus, Santa is on every corner ringing a bell for the Salvation Army.  Santa must be omni-present.  Let us not forget that Santa knows if you are asleep or not, he knows if you have been good or bad and he can see you (when you sleep). Santa must be omnipotent.  Of course, there is another point of view. Think about it- Santa watches you when you’re sleeping.  Where I come from, we call people like that perverts.

Most of these attributes (except for the pervert part) are attributes of Jesus. You see, Jesus is the only one who is all-powerful, all-knowing and able to be in any place at any time. Jesus is the only one who can produce genuine love in someone and Jesus is the only one who can do a real miracle. Of course, the best miracle is the miracle of salvation.

Do you believe? The question really should be, “Do you believe in Santa?” Of course, the question is irrelevant. It really doesn’t matter whether you believe in Santa or not. What does matter is that you, I and everyone else will stand before God.  On that day, the questions will be did you believe in Jesus. Today, you have the opportunity to make that choice. Are you saved (follow the link to know for sure)? Do you believe in Jesus or do you believe in a lie? You cannot believe in both.