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Opinion: 2nd Presidential Debate

Opinion: 2nd Presidential Debate

October 24, 2016 – 5:58 pm | No Comment


by Brooke Biggins
Another presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has come and gone. This debate took place just days after a video was released displaying vulgar comments about women that Tr

ump made. Though …

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Seeking the Core in Christmas

December 1, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

By Dr. Paulette Sauders

“I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me,” Jesus said.

Do you realize that some people believe that verse, but still don’t b

elieve Jesus is God?  They believe that Christ was saying this as a prophet — not as God, but as a way of saying He could show people the way to God.

I want to add to The Core emphasis here on campus that Jesus is God!

When Grace College had a college-level degree program inside four of the prisons in Indiana, I taught a course each semester in one of two of those prisons, and I remember well one of my students at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind.  “Bill” (not his real name) had made a profession of faith and seemed to be stable in his Christian faith.  But one day in class, he told me that he had been talking with those of other faiths inside the prison and had been influenced to conclude that Jesus never said He was God.  So now he was having second thoughts about his faith.

As a result, I started searching Scriptures to find specific passages I could pass on to Bill to prove to him that Jesus actually did claim to be God.  I found numerous passages where Jesus clearly declared He was God, as well as many passages where He suggested this to the Jewish leaders — and they definitely understood what Jesus was saying because they planned to kill Him for claiming to be equal with God.

  • Perhaps the most obvious verse is John 10:30 where Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.”  In response, the Jewish leaders picked up rocks to stone him and called His words “blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God” (John 10:33).
  • In John 8:58, Jesus said, “… before Abraham was born, I am.” Again the Jews picked up rocks to stone Him for blasphemy.
  • When Christ is praying to God for believers in John 17:5, He prayed, “Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”
  • On Palm Sunday, referring to Himself, Jesus told the Jewish leaders that “because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you,” your enemies will destroy you (Luke 19:43-44).
  • In the healing of the paralytic whose friends lowered him through the roof down in front of Christ, Jesus told the man, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” The Pharisees thought He was speaking blasphemy because “Who can forgive sins but God alone?” But Jesus said, “… that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” He told the paralytic, “… get up, take your mat and go home,” and the man did so (Luke 5:18-25).

Many more passages in the gospels reveal that Christ Himself said He was/is God.
As we start to think about Christmas, please go back to the Scriptures and remind yourself that Jesus was conceived and born miraculously by God’s plan.  For no other “prophet” did God send angels to announce his birth or put a special star in the sky.  That’s because Jesus is God, not just a prophet.  He is not only “the way, the truth, and the life,” but God Himself.

Love Him Or Hate Him

November 21, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
Love Him Or Hate Him

by Katelyn Minder
Last Tuesday Americans voted. The 45th President of the United States will be Donald J. Trump. The controversy has been, so far, very interesting. Some people love him, some tolerate him and others …

The Magic Behind Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 21, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
The Magic Behind Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Brooke Biggins
If you’re like me, Thanksgiving Day always starts with watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I love watching the parade and seeing all the giant floats, the entertainers and the costumes that make up …

College Football Review

November 7, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment
College Football Review

By Justin Perry
College sports, to me, is by far better than professional sports. In college athletics, you have kids our age playing their hearts out in a sport they love. Do they get paid for …

Third Party Candidate Stirs Pot

November 7, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Third Party Candidate Stirs Pot

By Katelyn Minder
With the impending election looming, many people are only concerned with the two prominent candidates. However, a third-party candidate is making quite the move. Evan McMullin is near the top of the polls …

Opinion: So What About Gary Johnson and Jill Stein?

October 24, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Opinion: So What About Gary Johnson and Jill Stein?

By Natalia Kurkova
The election hype is on the rise as November approaches. Dialogues unfold regarding changes if Clinton or Trump come to power. The media bash both candidates. Both candidates insult each other. Some citizens …

Fall Events

October 24, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment
Fall Events

The Kercher’s Apple Orchard event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards, 19498 Co Rd 38, Goshen, Ind. Students will be able to …

Opinion: Should Christians Celebrate Haloween

October 24, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Opinion: Should Christians Celebrate Haloween

by Katelyn Minder
“Halloween: noun, the evening of October 31; the eve of All Saints’ Day; All Hallows Eve: observed especially by children in costumes who solicit candy,” often by threatening minor pranks. Sounds pretty harmless, …

Opinion: Presidential Debate

October 4, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Opinion: Presidential Debate

By Katelyn Minder
Monday night, many Americans fired up their televisions to watch the first presidential debate. In all fairness, the candidates were extremely reality TV-esque, both yelling and over-talking the other. Poor Lester Holt had …

Prof ’90s Q & A

October 4, 2016 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Prof ’90s Q & A

Brent Mencarelli
1. Favorite TV Show?
-Boy Meets World
 2. Favorite Friends character?
3. Favorite clothing store to shop at?
4. Favorite Clothing Item?
-Carpenter Jeans
5. Favorite ‘90s song?
-“Closing Time”
6. Favorite candy?
-Pop Rocks
7. Favorite ‘90s dance move?
-didn’t dance
8. What car did you …

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 19, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment
World Suicide Prevention Day

By Abigail Moellering
            Over 800,000 people in the world die by suicide every year. In the United States, suicide rates are at a 30-year high (according to a study done by the New York Times). …

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