unChristian Faith Refresher

The title above is one of this things that reads the opposite of the underlying intention. A book entitled “unChristian” is the inspiration of this post. But read the book and you will be sobered by multiple realities, for those who hold to biblical faith and those who have put faith in Bible as a mere side note to life.

Further below we provide an image of the book cover and a link to the book at Amazon. Take a look and read the reviews if you like.

THE SURVEY SAYS!

The majority of the text to unChristian addresses a rather in-depth assessment of Christianity in language most Westerners would find familiar. But the revelations come by marketing analyses and surveys of young persons and then place that in the context of society today.

Bottom line to all this might be stated, at least in one way, as: “Bible believers and those outside the faith are both in trouble. Both are not on sound footing. Christians need to hold to the real core values of their faith and this means putting love in place of the “anti-this and anti-that” opinions that outsiders have of Christians. What’s worse, but not having a factual example to refer to, outsiders are not getting real information that should garner true attention to what biblical faith is, really is.”

Getting facts straight works in all directions. Misperceptions are often hard to correct, unless good examples come along.

NEED REFRESHING FAITH 

There is a ‘window perspective’ we have to all this.  And this comes from the Bible itself. In the last book there are seven letters delivered to seven churches (and to be clear the English word church really should be translated as ‘group of believing people,’ because at the time the letters were written these groups included both Jew and Gentile … whose faith was based on Messiah). The last letter typifies where we are on Earth today, in that many who profess to be believers are neither hot or cold. Being lukewarm is not acceptable.

And this is where we are today. Many believers are lukewarm. Many non-believing (non-Christian, non-Messianic, secular, atheist, agnostic, etc.) are lukewarm (to more than to just biblical core values).

In the weeks to come WindowView.org will add new pages that address factual information that is illustrated in ‘unChristian.’ Until we do, we wish to leave the believing community (those who declare a faith in Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus) with points for a refresher.

SEVEN ELEMENTS for a DAILY TRANSFORMATION

What might believers focus on to tighten their focus on faith.  The following seven elements are from the book:

– worshipping God intimately and passionately

– engaging in spiritual friendships with other believers

– pursuing faith in the context of family

– embracing intentional forms of spiritual growth

– serving others

– investing time and resources in spiritual pursuits

– having faith-based conversations with outsiders

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unChristian

unChristian

The world has grown ever more complex and confused. The focus on faith has blurred as social issues stray from a morality that was clearly evident in previous generations. To distinguish oneself today may make us feel a bit odd, but that’s because the world at large is on a tangent. It’s not good news what’s going on in the world. What is good news is being a part of what transforms us daily and what becomes a good example to those around us. That example removes negativity about faith and sheds light on the real promise for life.

Director, WiindowView.org

 

The Seventh Letter … from Revelation 3:14-22:   14* “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:  15* “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  16* “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.  17* “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ –and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked–  18* “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.  19* “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent   20* “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21* “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22* “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”

unChristian Faith Refresher is co-posted on our companion blog

 

 

 

August Israel News Summary

From David Dolan’s latest post:

The Middle East appears to be on the brink of possible all-out war as the United States prepares to respond militarily to the apparent Syrian regime use of chemical weapons on a major scale last week. Israeli officials are warning that embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad may order his Hizbullah ally to launch a major rocket assault upon the small Jewish State in response to any significant US action. How Iran and other enemy countries might respond to such action is anybody’s guess, but the chances the situation could spiral totally out of control are being seriously asked at present in Israel. Naturally this month’s Israel news report of looks at the situation in Syria, although it begins with the crisis rocking Egypt.

Despite the growing prospects of wider military action in the region, I wish all of my Jewish friends in Israel and around the world a shana tova, or a good new year ahead as we begin the calendar year 5774 next week.

To read the full article click here!

Director, WindowView.org

Talmud and Evidence Related to Messiah

One of The Top Visited Pages at WindowView

Some time ago we were informed that the Talmud contained some very interesting passages.  If you reflect on what the Bible says, both in the Tanach ( Covenant, Hebrew Bible) and the New Covenant, these passages make perfect sense and are a testimony to Messiah having appeared to the Jewish people. He came for a time, then left. What happened after he left is astounding.

Come visit our page on Talmudic evidence for the Messiah of Israel!

The Talmud Describes  Wonderful Events

The Talmud Describes Wonderful Events

In the coming weeks we are going to challenge visitors to experience more of the window. Typically, visitors hit on a page or two without really appreciating the larger concept of WindowView.  We will tell you more about that challenge here in the coming .

Blessings,

Director, windowView.org

Convergence – Three Vanatage Points In One

WindowView points to a Convergence

As the new format was being created, there was a need to integrate all of the content. New navigation features help, but a new emphasis on what really summarizes the content throughout the site was desperately needed. In the past there were summary sections and a few pages entitled Convergence, but what really are we talking about?

convrg_Overview

To keep this post simple, here is one way of looking at convergence at WindowView: “Few people really stop to look at life and to understand that what is happening around the globe today was actually anticipated centuries ago.” 

If you glean the key realizations in the areas dealing with Change, Science, and Harmony … plus take a peek at the Timeline, you will see that there is an explanation for life and what is happening in the world today. Resistance to seeing where the evidence leads us … is an issue for you or others around you. In a nutshell, life is an opportunity to “get the idea why we are here” and to further understand there is a promise extended to all of us. There is even a page within the window that describes the promise.

If you visit the window, please send a comment, there are little notebook and pencil icons all around the site. Let us know what you think!

Director, WindowView.org

What’s New in the View!

The recent update to WindowView includes a new video introduction to each area of the web site. This replaces prior videos and specifically relates to the content of the new Overview and Thesis pages that are new additions to each area of the WindowView.

The Harmony Area Introduction

The Harmony Area Introduction

Click on the image above to visit the Harmony Area’s new introduction. You will also find new navigation features that make it easier than ever before to get around the entire web site.

Director, WindowView.org

Window Relaunched: New Format & Content

No more beta testing for now … we have gone live!

Try it out!

www.windowview.org

The new format and a number of improvements including the new video introductions, Overview and Thesis pages help to better define the over intent, content, and purpose of WindowView.

We’ve even updated the comment feature … let us know what you think!

Director, WindowView.org