It is around thirty AD. A Pharisee has invited Jesus of Nazareth to dine with him, but he is amazed beyond words that his special guest didn't go through the procedure of ritualistic washing before He sat down to eat.
"Foolishness" is a archaic word. "Stupid" is the modern equivalent, but its use is a little harsh in today's word-sensitive society. Nowadays we don't call people stupid, because we have no tolerance for intolerance.
In January of 2000 a well-known ex-televangelist said on CNN's Larry King Live, "I believe that every person who died in the Holocaust went to Heaven." He was very sincere, and if he was seeking the commendation of the world, he surely got it with that statement.
I've always wanted a chicken. I love farm animals of all kinds, but there is something about those fuzzy little birds that I am particularly fond of. Luke, my four-year-old son, recently hatched some chicks in his pre-school classroom and I practically trampled some toddlers on my way to the brooder to see them.
As you may have heard, the newest of the Left Behind movies in now available; it's called Left Behind: World at War. Because of its very unique and successful release strategy in churches, I have been asked to be on CNN twice, Access Hollywood, VH1, the Today Show, and Good Morning America to talk about making the leap from Hollywood to "Christian" projects.
I was recently at a large church outreach event, where the music was wonderful, the testimonies were powerful, and the harvest for salvation was ripe. As I listened to the invitation to come to Jesus, something didn't feel right. I had seen altar calls so many times, and heard the familiar words so frequently, a year ago I would have missed it.
Are you a child of God? Is God your Father? Are you sure? To be mistaken on this point, is to make the greatest blunder of your life. Has God been made to be your Father through the divine adoption? There is no other way.
For years, I have been witnessing on camera (for "The Way of the Master" television program) to hundreds on the streets, in malls, in shopping centers, on planes, and in taxis. I've preached to thousands in churches, universities, and outreaches, but I've never had the courage to find a "fishing hole" in my own neighborhood and go there on a regular basis.
Shortly after speaking with Ray at a Christian Worldview Weekend seminar in Washington D.C., a few friends and I stopped at a diner to grab something to eat. It was 11:30 p.m. We were tired and hungry. Our day was done. As we sat down, I noticed that my friend Larry was no longer with us.
Tuesday, 19 October 2004 Written by Kirk Cameron
This article is the final part of a three part series for Christians who want to know how to "make it" in Hollywood. The only way for a Christian to "make it" is to say with the Prodigal Son, "Father, make me your servant," or as Jesus said, "Not my will, but thy will be done."