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A Friendly Atheist Has 78 Questions for Christians: Conclusion
When I started answering Hemant Mehta's questions for Christians, I knew I wouldn't get to all of them. This is my last post in this series and I have managed to answer more than I thought I would. These last few questions kind of deal with general theology but they're...
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Science Cannot Contradict Historic Christianity
When detractors of Historic Christianity claim that ‘Science contradicts Religion’ or ‘Science contradicts Christianity,’ many Christians succumb. These claims, at their face value, have rattled some Christians because their busy life precludes a possibility of undertaking an adequate research into this theme. Hence, some Christians either believe that science and...
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Can A Christian Kill For A Living?
Can a Christian serve as a policeman, soldier or a secret service agent? These occupations include killing. But the Bible speaks against murder, here’s a sample: Exodus 20:13: “You shall not murder.” Matthew 15:18-19: “…the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile...
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A Friendly Atheist Has 78 Questions for Christians: Part 5
We're nearing the end of this series. The remaining questions are a little more random and not as easily grouped to create a theme for my post but some of them need to be addressed. Like I said in the introduction, I knew I wouldn't get to every single question,...
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Proof and Evidence Doesn't Convince Some Rigid Atheists: Ho Hum
Classical Proofs and Evidence Rejected by Hardened Atheists by Mike Robinson Atheists look at all the proof and evidence and say, "I'm not convinced!" For since the creation of the world His (God’s) invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power...
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God is the God of Reality, Facts and Science
God Displays Proof Everywhere by Mike Robinson If God is God, he is the God of reality and facts and science and history (Eric Metaxas). We may say that a living body or organ is well designed if it has attributes that an intelligent and knowledgeable engineer might have built...
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A Friendly Atheist Has 78 Questions for Christians: Part 4
Several of the questions Hemant Mehta asked in his video, 78 Questions for Christians, have to do with homosexuality. In this short video, Mehta never explains his point in asking any particular question but, rather, lets the question speak for itself. In many cases, the viewer can see how a...
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The Reformation: A Great Schism or Necessary Change?
In this special edition of the Come Let Us Reason Together podcast, Lenny sits down with Reasons to Believe Senior Research Scholar Ken Samples to discuss the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It was on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 theses on the door of...
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Greater Influence Of The Lesser Known Women Of The Bible
There are lessons to be learnt from every character in the Bible. However, we habitually focus on the popular characters such as Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Joseph, Esther, Mary, Paul, Peter, John and the rest. (I do not want to include the Lord Jesus Christ as one of the...
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A Friendly Atheist Has 78 Questions for Christians: Part 3
In Hemant Mehta's video, 78 Questions for Christians, he asked several questions concerning the truth of Christianity – especially when compared to other religions. We'll discuss these in this post. 28) If a group of people came from, say, Africa, came to your community with the intent to convert you...
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Why did God allow the Early Deaths of Qureshi, Keith Green and Bahnsen part 2? Video See my book on Greg BahnsenGreg Bahnsen: The Man Atheists Feared the Most HERE on Amazon
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The Young Deaths of Nabeel Qureshi, Keith Green and Greg Bahnsen; Why?
Why did God allow the Early Deaths of Qureshi, Keith Green, and Bahnsen? Video See my book on Greg BahnsenGreg Bahnsen: The Man Atheists Feared the Most HERE on AmazonCheck out my Greg Bahnsen biographyFor more see my book The Reason God Must Exist HERE on Amazonor the paperbackGod Does...
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Why Pray When Everything Happens As How God Determines?
The question, “Why pray?” is so vital that if we do not have a reasonable answer, our prayer life may be weakened. Some of us may not have a reasonable answer to this question. Others may doubt the power of prayer because of the adversities that they have faced. Either...
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Dismantling the Pro-Abortion Argument of Saving Children vs. Saving Embryos
Is a fertilized egg a new human being at its very first stages of life? The answer, of course, is yes. Left to its natural course, a fertilized egg will grow and mature into a fetus, an infant, a child, and ultimately an adult. Each stage adds complexity and capabilities,...
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A Friendly Atheist Has 78 Questions for Christians: Part 2
Hemant Mehta describes himself as a friendly atheist. In his video, 78 Questions for Christians, he groups the questions according to subject. The first section dealt with heaven and hell. The next section deals with prayer. I've numbered the questions according to how Mehta numbered them but I've rearranged them...
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What the #TakeAKnee Controversy can Teach Christians About Sharing Their Faith
It's no secret people are feeling more and more divided these days. Even the actions of professional sports stars are creating strong feelings on both sides as NFL players decided to not stand while the National Anthem was being played in fields across the country yesterday. The players stated they...
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Talking with Mormons (podcast)
Mormonism boasts over 12 million adherents, and it's still growing. What should we say when Mormon missionaries come to our door? How are Christian beliefs different than Mormon beliefs? In this latest podcast, Lenny provides are some ways to help you how to engage Mormons in fruitful discussion. Talking with...
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Yes Jesus Existed: Even Romans Outside the Bible Wrote About Him
It seems that given enough of a shine, any bad idea can gain traction. For most of history, scholars have debated the events of the life of Jesus recorded in the biblical accounts. However, the vast majority of New Testament scholars, both those who are of the faith and those...
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Follow @Kindle4Christ Switch to mobile friendly version Greg’s Note: Thanks so much to everyone who are purchasing the Christian Apologetics books we offer and to those of you who are shopping at Amazon via our affiliate link. Commissions from your purchases go toward supporting Ratio Christi and The Poached Egg....
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Follow @Apologetics_Qts Switch to mobile friendly version Regardless of one's point of view, it's quite easy to see that Darwinism is not in the same league as the hard sciences. For instance, Darwinists will often compare their theory favorably to Einsteinian physics, claiming that Darwinism is just as well established...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Switch to mobile friendly version Book Preview- Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique Open theism and divine perfection You Need to Be a Leader if You Hope to Lead People to Truth A Museum Fit for the Bible: Telling the Story of the World’s Greatest Book...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Switch to mobile friendly version Finding Purpose in Faith by Al Serrato Many skeptics maintain unquestioned faith that science will solve the world’s problems. Seeing the evidence of chaos throughout the world, often the product of religiously-inspired violence, they conclude that religion is somehow the problem. Authors like...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Switch to mobile friendly version Three Bad Arguments against Life Beginning at Conception by Amy K. Hall A recent article on Romper argues “3 Ways Science Proves Life Doesn’t Begin at Conception,” and the arguments are not good ones. To begin with, the author is not actually arguing...
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IntroductionA few months ago, an article on Lifehacker with some financial advice caught my attention. In today's materialistic (financially speaking, not philosophically speaking) society, resentment towards those who spend more than we do is a real problem. Whether the source of the money is hard work, financial responsibility, a gift,...
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In this special edition of the Come Let Us Reason Together podcast, Lenny sits down with Reasons to Believe Senior Research Scholar Ken Samples to discuss the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It was on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 theses on the door of...
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Is a fertilized egg a new human being at its very first stages of life? The answer, of course, is yes. Left to its natural course, a fertilized egg will grow and mature into a fetus, an infant, a child, and ultimately an adult. Each stage adds complexity and capabilities,...
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IntroductionFor nearly all my life, I've had a fascination with the physical sciences. Meteorology and astronomy were two of them that always caught and kept my attention as a kid. In my teens was when I started to focus more on information technology, and in my twenties I was drawn...
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It's no secret people are feeling more and more divided these days. Even the actions of professional sports stars are creating strong feelings on both sides as NFL players decided to not stand while the National Anthem was being played in fields across the country yesterday. The players stated they...
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A Purpose for SufferingThis past weekend I pulled out some of my old CDs and came across a song I had not heard in a while. With all the pain and suffering in the world, it is often hard to see how God could have a good purpose for what...
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Mormonism boasts over 12 million adherents, and it's still growing. What should we say when Mormon missionaries come to our door? How are Christian beliefs different than Mormon beliefs? In this latest podcast, Lenny provides are some ways to help you how to engage Mormons in fruitful discussion. Talking with...
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It seems that given enough of a shine, any bad idea can gain traction. For most of history, scholars have debated the events of the life of Jesus recorded in the biblical accounts. However, the vast majority of New Testament scholars, both those who are of the faith and those...
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IntroductionEver since I was a kid I have had a fascination with space, rockets, and Marvin the Martian. I have always been interested in knowing whether life could exist somewhere else in the universe, and if so, what kind of life. As a kid, UFOs caught my attention and fascination....
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IntroductionI have to say that ever since I heard that cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace was working on a new book, I was extremely excited, especially when I heard it would be a book on learning how to be a Christian case-maker. I read and reviewed his two previous...
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Who Were The First Apologists? A Look At The Apostles
Introduction Over the years I have had plenty of people ask me how to go about sharing their faith with others. They always ask whether they should just go ahead and share their personal testimony. I agree that using… Continue reading →
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The first year I decided to take a group of students to Utah to share the Gospel with Mormons, a parent of one of the students asked me why I would take such a trip: “Why would you want to strip someone of their faith in God and Jesus?” This...
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Is it any wonder why our culture does not have a clear understanding about the nature of biblical faith? One of the most common assertions about biblical faith is that it is nothing more than a “leap of faith.” A… Continue reading →
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Book Review: Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response (Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology) by Kevin Diller
Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response (Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology) by Kevin Diller, 2014, IVP Academic. 352 pp. 978-0830839063 In Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified… Continue reading →
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From Jesus to Us: A Look at P.O.W.E.R.
The New Testament does not reveal Jesus as any ordinary prophet or religious teacher. Rather, it reveals Him as God incarnate (John 1:1; 8:58-59;10:29-31;14:8-9;20-28; Phil. 2:5-7; Col. 2:9; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pet. 1:1). Anyone who reads through the… Continue reading →
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The History of Joseph the Carpenter is a relatively ancient text allegedly providing detail about the childhood of Jesus. But is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it really written by eyewitnesses who observed what they recorded in the text? There are four attributes of reliable eyewitness testimony, and the first...
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In this blast from the past, J. Warner tackles the issue of “Spiritual Gifts” and distinguishes the difference between such gifts and the natural talents that all of us possess. Why do Christians sometimes describe what appear to be natural talents as “Spiritual Gifts”? Are they just attributing to God...
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Why Apologists Can’t Afford to Ignore the Work of The Holy Spirit
Introduction When Jesus brought his Church into existence, he gave all his people certain gifts so they can be a blessing to others. As Rick Schenker, former President of Ratio Christi (a nationwide apologetics ministry) once said, “the apologist is… Continue reading →
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The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy of the Savior is an ancient text purportedly providing detail about the childhood of Jesus. But is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it really written by eyewitnesses who observed Jesus as a child? There are four attributes of reliable eyewitness testimony, and the first...
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Aaron Klemm from Summit Ministries in Colorado talks with J. Warner Wallace about the challenge of deciding which evidences we must master to make the case for Christianity in this edition of the Summit Forum. Given all the evidence (much of which is technical or difficult to learn), how should...
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Devastating storms, killer earthquakes, record-setting fires and horrific acts of evil dominate recent news headlines. Why would an all-loving, all-powerful God allow these things to happen? Is God just unable to stop this kind of evil? If so, why call Him all-powerful? Is God unwilling to stop this kind of...
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Why Christian faith simply can’t be about a relationship with Jesus!
Over the years, I have attempted to educate youth, college students, and adults about the need to move from a privatized faith to a public faith. In other words, when we present the Gospel, almost all of us talk about… Continue reading →
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