Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast and the Hank Unplugged podcast, can’t get Afghanistan off his mind. In 635, three years after Muhammad died, Damascus (the city toward which Paul was advancing when he experienced a dramatic conversion to Christ) fell to invading Muslims. Two years later, Antioch, where followers of Christ were first called Christians, fell. Shortly thereafter it was the tragic task of the Patriarch of Jerusalem to hand over the city to conquering Muslims. And so for fourteen centuries, the advance of Islam has continued not by word but by sword—as we see in Afghanistan today. Will Christians again be martyred? Certainly. As contrast is the conduit to clarity, compare Muhammad and Christ.
The Epistle Reading for the 4th Sunday in Lent
Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios † In today’s Epistle, Saint Paul calls hope ‘a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul’. A ship without an anchor runs the risk of being dashed against the rocks Read more…