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    Dr. Steven J. Lawson Defines the Doctrines of Grace

    A brief excerpt (below) from the Iron Sharpens Iron radio program at www.sharpens.org as Chris Arnzen interviews Dr. Steve J. Lawson.
    HT: Nathan W. Bingham

    Posted by John Samson on August 19, 2009 02:24 PM

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    Just as many of you, I heard the tragic news on Monday that world renowned, beloved comedian & award-winning actor Robin Williams committed suicide, at 63, apparently by asphyxia.

    If anyone would like to share with others the free downloadable MP3 of an excellent radio interview I conducted 6 years ago on this very sensitive issue, especially since the topic of suicide is bound to be spoken of frequently by Christians & the lost alike in the days to come, feel free to pass on this link for "SUICIDE: A Christian Response": Pastor Bill Shishko on Iron Sharpens Iron (2-13-08): http://sharpens.blogspot.com/2008/02/william-shishko-suicide-christian.html

    One comforting note is that I know reliable eyewitnesses who are aware that Robin over the years has investigated Christianity, & has visited, off & on, Biblically solid churches in CA, NYC & Canada. A Baptist friend (who he met at a mutual friend's funeral years ago) actually accompanied Robin to rehab, at Robin's request.

    Whether or not he ever truly embraced Christ & His Gospel may be only known to him & to God.

    In His grip,

    Chris Arnzen
    Cruciform Christian Media
    (631) 291-7002

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