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About craigolson001

Follower of Jesus Christ. Devoted husband. Avid student of the Bible. Former missionary to northern Japan for eight years. Retired. Author of The Lukewarm Church. Pickleball enthusiast. Biker, golfer. Member of Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, IL.

More Reasons to Believe the Bible

Linguistic Evidence The oldest written language in the world is Chinese. It dates back 4500 years, just shortly after the biblical account of the Tower of Babel, and consists of thousands of characters. Each of these characters is composed of … Continue reading

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Another Mega Church Bites the Dust

Targeting Other Churches I have been reading up on the controversies going on at Harvest Bible Chapel and its affiliates on https://theelephantsdebt.com/author/theelephantsdebt/ and I am not surprised at what I see. I attended the Naperville branch when it was meeting … Continue reading

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Where Seeker Friendly Ultimately Leads

Where Seeker Friendly Came From The Seeker Friendly phenomenon had its genesis with Robert Schuller of Crystal Cathedral fame. It was first popularized in his book “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Two of his first disciples were Bill Hybels and … Continue reading

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Reasons to Believe the Bible From History

Historical Evidence Archaeology confirms scriptural accounts of history over and over again. In fact, archaeologists used to deny the existence of the Hittites, Horites, Edomites, and other peoples and places mentioned in the Old Testament. Evidence of all these groups … Continue reading

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Love Grown Cold

The Death of Romance Some time ago a young lady from North Korea made her escape from that tyrannical regime. I recently watched her on Youtube talking about the oppressive conditions under which she was raised. The most intriguing thing … Continue reading

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What to Trust – The Bible or Science?

Are Science and Faith Really Incompatible? In 2002 the Council for Secular Humanism produced a manifesto that declared, in part, “”We deplore supernatural terms to explain the universe.”1 They maintained that the realms of science and faith are mutually exclusive … Continue reading

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Millennials – A Lost Generation

The Greatest Generation Tom Brokaw, host of NBC Nightly News for many years, wrote a book extolling the virtues of the generation of Americans who survived the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II. The Book, … Continue reading

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