“Cold-Case Christianity” By J. Warner Wallace

“There are many similarities in investigating cold-cases and investigating the claims of Christianity. Cold-case homicides are events from the distant past for which there is often little or no forensic evidence. These cases are sometimes solved the basis of eye-witness testimony even though many years have passed between the point of the crime and the point of the investigation.”-J. Warner Wallace

“Atheism: Why I Converted To Christianity”-J. Warner Wallace

“The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken

“My theology wasn’t any deeper than my understanding of Scripture. … It didn’t take me long to get to the 28th chapter of Matthew. There, Jesus gives His followers final instructions: to go into the world, and share His Good News and make disciples.”-Nik Ripken

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“Cold-Case Christianity” By J. Warner Wallace

(FCA {Forensic Statement Analysis}– carefully using methodology & by carefully using the suspects choice of pronouns, use of tense, language, compression, or expansion of time along with many other linguistic tendencies)

“… I began to use FCA as I began to study the Gospel of Mark. Within a month, in spite of my deep skepticism and hesitation, I concluded that Mark’s gospel was the account of the apostle Peter.”-J. Warner Wallace

“Cold-Case Reliability Of The Gospels (Why Jesus)-J.Warner Wallace

“The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” By Nik Ripken

“… I next went to an older pastor who’d known our family for some time now. … When I went on to explain the feeling called to serve God, the minister response was, shockingly, more negative that of my parents. He looked me right in the eye and said, ‘You really don’t want to become a preacher, Nik. Churches will eat you alive.'”-Nik Ripken

“God Will Make A Way”-Don Moen

A Look Into “The Insanity Of God”-Nik Ripken

“Cold-Case Christianity” by J. Warner Wallace

“I have interviewed hundreds if not thousands of suspects. I had become familiar with the nature of eye-witness statements, and I understood how testimony was evaluated in a court of law. Something about the Gospels strck me as more than mythological story-telling. The Gospels actually appeared to be ancient eye-witness accounts.”-J. Warner Wallace

“The Gospels”-Ryan Stevenson

“Is There Any Evidence For Jesus Outside The Bible”-J.Warner Wallace

Jesus Is Calling: “Stand By Me…”

Alone? Jesus Christ is calling you to Stand By Me. Stand by me” was a rhythmic song put out in 1961 by Ben E. King that instantly became popular since the people in the United States and eventually all over the world could identify with the song. Although I haven’t looked into the story of Ben E. King, I am going to want to say that he had some connection with being left alone while personal tragedy hit him, and thus was the inspiration for “Stand by me.” A few generations have gone by, and it can be heard at your local parties expressing faithfulness to a friend, friends, and more intimate setting like marriages. As already said, it is known worldwide since it connects to each and every one of us with the lyrics. The song goes like this:

When the night has come, and the land is dark,

And the moon, is the only light you see,

No, I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid,

As long as you stand, stand by me.

Oh, darling, darling, stand by me, oh stand by me,

Stand by me, stand by me,

If the sky we look upon should happen to stumble and fall,

All the mountains should crumble to the sea.

I won’t cry, I won’t cry,

No, I won’t shed a tear just as long as you stand by me.

And darling, darling, stand by me, oh oh stand by me,

Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me,

Darling, Darling, stand by me, oh stand by me, stand now, stand by me, stand by me.

Whenever you’re in trouble, won’t you stand by me, stand now, oh stand by me.

This song only last 3 minutes. However, it was made popular with just about everyone because deep down inside we are afraid to go through tough times alone. Yet the song, “Stand by me“has an almost everlasting sense to this physical life. And while it is good to express the emotions of faithfulness, it seems to me that this song has some spiritual overtones.

It was early in my life when I started to make deeper connections from songs to what really matters in this life. Let me show some Biblical examples of Jesus Christ’s “Stand By Me” attitude:

1 Peter 2:21 says:

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may walk In His steps. (ESV)

Or Luke 9:23-26:

And He said to them all, “If anyone who would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever would lose his life for My sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of man will be ashamed when he comes into His glory and the glory of the Father and His holy angels. (ESV)

Psalm 89:30-34:

If His children forsake My law and do not walk according to My rules, if they violate My statutes and do not keep My commandments, then I will punish their transgression with a rod and their iniquity with stripes, but I will not remove him from My steadfast love or will be false to my faithfulness. I will not violate My covenant or alter the word that went forth from My lips. (ESV)

Romans 8:16-18:

The Spirit that we received does not make us slaves to fear again; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit, we cry out, ” Father.” And the Spirit Himself joins with our spirits to say that we are God’s children. If we are God’s children, we will receive blessings from God together with Christ. But we must suffer as Christ suffered so that we will have glory as Christ has glory. (NCV)

I could go on and on with this, but hopefully, prayerfully you get the picture. In order for you to enjoy eternal life with the heavenly Father, you must believe first, then comes all the rest. There are no other ways. Choose eternal life or choose eternal death. This life here, right now, is a pretrial life for how we will spend True Eternal Life.

If by any chance you feel convicted within your soul to not answering the call of Jesus, then it is the Holy Spirit urging you to come to Jesus Christ. Simply talked to Jesus Christ, ask Him to forgive you for all your sins, and help you to live the rest of your mortal life here on earth for God the Father. Once you do that, He will not leave you or forsake you (even though you may feel like it at times). Please answer the call, giving the opportunity for Jesus to “Stand By Me…” Then you can join me in a song that praises Jesus for His outstanding faithfulness: Jesus Is Calling: “Stand By Me…”

“Stand By Me”-Ben E. King

Blog is written by:

Darren L. Beattie, BA, MSHS

“The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken

“I didn’t realize that it was possible to question or even ignore the Holy Spirit. I was so surprised by what was happening that all by myself, alone in the back of that food factory, I made what seemed like the only possible choice I had under those circumstances; I gave God my life.”-Nik Ripken

“Lord, I Offer My Life To You”-Hillsong

“Ghost”-MercyMe

“Cold-Case Christianity” by J. Warner Wallace

“Something about the Gospels caught my attention-more of an investigator than someone interested in the ancient philosopher of an imaginary sage.”-J. Warner Wallace

Rutgers University-“Cold-Case Christianity”-J. Warner Wallace (Part 1)

Rutgers University-“Cold-Case Christianity”-J. Warner Wallace (Part 2)

“The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken

“‘Nik, are you tired of running?’ The words were so clear and so close, that I whirled around to see who managed to sneak up on me. There was no one there. Odd. I turned my attention back to my task. Thinking my mind was playing tricks on me, ten minutes later I heard the same voice. ‘Nik, are you tired of running?’ I looked around again. No one was there. What in the world was going on! Weary now, I kept on looking around. There was not another person near when I heard the voice for a third time. ‘Nik, are you ready to stop running and serve me?’ I suspected that a co-worker was playing a trick on me. Quickly, though, I sensed in my heart that the voice that was speaking to me belong to God.”-Nik Ripken

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“Cold-Case Christianity” by J. Warner Wallace

“While I was uninterested in bowing my knee to Jesus as God, I was at least willing to listen to Him as a teacher. A week later, I purchased my first Bible. My friends knew me as an angry atheist. A skeptic who thoughtfully dissected Christians and their whole world view. Yet I found myself reading the Gospels to hear what Jesus was would have to say.”-J. Warner Wallace

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