Europe is by far the most secular and least religious continent in our world.  The United Kingdom and Sweden lead the way with less than 50% Christian.  Only Romania remains at almost 100% Christian, which is mostly Eastern Orthodox.  Europe once held the world’s dominant economy from the time of the Middle Ages until the two World Wars of the 20th century, and they are now beginning to see the long-term effects from the Enlightenment Period, Socialism, Marxism, Nazism, secularism, liberal church doctrine, and scandals in the Catholic church and Church of England.  The large and majestic ancient churches are empty and are being replaced by humanist philosophies, nationalism, and pluralism.  They have lost their religious identity.  Europe is now […]
A common discrepancy I hear a lot is that Jesus never said he was the Son of God, the Messiah, and that this claim only came from what others said about him.  Yet, when looking through Jesus’ words in the New Testament, he did in fact make this claim several times.  Why else would they be trying to kill him? Matthew 26:62-65, 27:11 ~ Jesus faces the Sanhedrin and Governor The high priest then stood up and said to Jesus, “Don’t You have an answer to what these men are testifying against You?” But Jesus kept silent. Then the high priest said to Him, “By the living God I place you under oath: tell us if You are the Messiah, […]
I read a statistic recently that said about 75% of Americans think “being good” will get them to heaven. That must include a lot of church-going people in that statistic! In response, my analytical mind always wants to ask, “How good do you have to be?”  Is one really good heroic deed enough?  Or does the good have to outnumber the bad – and if so, what is considered bad, because that is equally important to the equation. And do little white lies count as bad?  You get the idea. Ironically, the statistics on charitable giving and doing is far less than the 75% who think being good will get them to heaven.  Do most people generally think they are a good […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.