Webster defines "challenge" as: "a calling into question; a demanding of proof, to call to account, to make objection to..."
We are objecting and calling to account the religions of Mormonism and the Jehovah's Witnesses as well as the religion of Evolution. We are absolutely convinced that none one of these belief systems will stand a careful investigation, and those that are trusting in them has built a life upon sand. We also are challengeing the general beliefs of a godless society as whether they are valid against the standard set forth in the Bible. Our ultimate purpose is that sinners would turn to the living God for salvation. Consider Matt 7:26-27:
"And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Actually, we believe that all have the right to choose what one believes in this life. We are only suggesting that all the facts be taken into account so a wise decision can be made. Especially serious is the fact that much of what we believe will be taught to family and friends. What an tremendous responsibility!
Our motive is not to win an argument or simply to tear down someone's beliefs, but rather to replace error with a message of peace and hope in "an awesome God" who cares and loves them. The "eternal one" Whom it is written:
"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
"For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)
of faith in the Jesus of the Bible and His blood that was shed in our
behalf, we can become new creatures, declared righteous and forgiven
with the promise of eternity in the presence of God. What message could
possibly be more valuable than that?
"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ,
"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
(II Timothy 4: 1-4)
Unfortunately, by nature man is rebellious to God's ways and seeks what "seems right" in his own judgment, even choosing to twist and abuse God's Word to fit his own ideas. For this cause we are especially challenging those who believe in the system of Mormonism and the Jehovah's Witnesses or the so called scientific fact of "evolution," to give an answer or strong defense for what you believe and why you believe it.
If Mormonism is right we should all want to become Mormons, adamantly proclaiming Joseph Smith as a prophet of God.
If the Jehovah's Witnesses are truly "God's Organization" we should denounce all other religions as false and actively defend the witnesses doctrines and teachings.
If evolution is true, an all wise intelligent God isn't necessary, and there should be no concern about any accountability to Him. Our lives should count only for what makes us happy.
If all roads lead to heaven, as many in our secular society believe, then one way is as good as another and Jesus is just one way amoung many.
On the other hand, if these belief systems are in error there are eternal consequences at stake. Although some can ONLY view God as a "loving God" as presented in Hollywood with programs such as "Touched by an Angel," the truth of the matter is that God is Holy and "will" punish the rebellion of man's unbelief:
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36
We believe further that Christians should not be ashamed of the gospel message (For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believeth; Romans 1:16). We likewise are challenging Christians to without compromise make a stand for the truth. We will diligently attempt to educate and encourage Christians to share their faith in a Biblical manner. We will also attempt to lead believers in outreaches to the general public with the purpose of winning the lost to Christ regardless of their religious, or lack of religious beliefs. Because of the high price that was paid for our salvation it is more than a "reasonable service" but rather a GREAT privilege to proclaim the truth in Jesus Christ to the world around us.
Questions Often asked about Challenge Ministries
(1) If what you say is true, what have you better to offer?
A new life in Christ by receiving the "real Jesus" who not only is the Savior, but is the Sovereign Lord, Creator and Sustainer of all things. (Col. 1:16-17). Forgiveness of sins, peace with God, and eternal life are all promised to anyone who will come to Jesus who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). This new life in Christ is described in II Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
2) Are contributions to Challenge Ministries tax deductible?
Yes. We are considered by the IRS as a religious 501-C, nonprofit organization. We were founded in 1983 by Jerry and Dianna Benson.
(3) How can I contact Challenge Ministries?
You can easily contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or write: