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The Sad, Mad Case of Mean-Spirited Atheism
Atheism’s Rational Failure Leads to Unhinged Anger By Mike Robinson Some new atheists can get very upset over God Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is...
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By Ben Russell Introduction Christians, Atheist, Hindus, and other people in the world may believe in self-refuting statements. Self-refuting statement are propositions with an ontological property that cannot apply to reality or the universe. Self-refuting propositions may be mentally comprehended but are absurd epistemologically. Ontology is the study of reality...
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Another “best” argument from atheists
As a Christian apologist, if I may presume to be one, I would feel slack in my duty to God if I only answered the easiest arguments skeptics make rather than the most difficult ones. Over the years, I've responded to many “best arguments for atheism” articles I've found on...
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Pope Francis Accuses Satan Of Uncovering Bishops’ Sin
Any well-meaning Christian would claim that the Christian testimony to the secular world – that a Christian loves the Lord Jesus and seeks to glorify the triune God in and through every aspect of his/her life – is of supreme significance. The Christian testimony stands on a doctrinal foundation of...
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Exposing the Tired Old 'New Atheism'
The Weak New Atheism: An Absence of Belief Fails Quicker By Mike Robinson Some of the new new atheists define atheism as 'merely lack of belief.' Atheism is not an affirmative belief that there is no god nor does it answer any other question about what a person believes. It...
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How can someone eat an entire elephant?
There's an old riddle that goes something like this: Q: How do you eat an entire elephant? A: One bite at a time! There's a certain amount of wisdom in that riddle. It's true that what seems like an impossibly big task could be accomplished in small enough increments. This...
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The Incel Terror: Satan’s Latest?
Satan will exploit every trick in the book to deceive people. The “Incels” are his latest victims. On April 23, 2018, 25-year-old, Alek Minassian, drove a van into a group of pedestrians killing 10 and injuring 15 in Toronto, Canada. He did not belong to the ISIS or another terrorist...
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The Conflict Between Evolution And Ethics (Evolution Cannot Explain Ethics) – Part 2
While some atheists believe morality and human freedom are meaningless and illusory, other atheists believe in objective moral values. Atheist neuroscientist, Sam Harris, posited the existence of objective moral values in his book, Moral Landscape. Is it plausible to postulate objective moral values in a godless paradigm that atheists subscribe...
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Atheism is Impossible - Disproving Atheism at Its Foundation
Atheism is Impossible Mike Robinson Atheism is impossible, and all people know it. “Christianity is reasonable in virtue of the impossibility of the contrary.” ( Greg L. Bahnsen). “It's no longer enough to teach our children Bible stories; they need doctrine and apologetics” (William Lane Craig). --------------------------------------- A scam, yep!...
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It's God's world so it's God's rules!
My wife and I lead an adult community group at my church (community groups were formerly called Sunday School classes). In our current series, we've been going through the 10 Commandments. Now, I've studied apologetics for many years now and talked a lot about creation and evolution so perhaps I've...
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By Ben Russell Introduction The Gettier Problem is an objection in the field of epistemology specifically. Epistemology is the study of knowledge and how knowledge is obtained. The Gettier Problem also relates to ontology in some degree. Ontology is the study of existence and being. Epistemology and ontology are related...
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How To Answer Difficult Questions From The Bible?
A few days ago, a prominent personality posted an apparent contradiction from the Bible on his social media page. He had thousands of ‘likes,’ hundreds of ‘comments’ and ‘shares.’ This person did not discover a new contradiction from the Bible. He did not ask a question that had the potential...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Is Faith Emotional or Logical? How to Get Non-Believers Into Your Church Book Review: Reasoning with the Unreasonable by Matt Smith 8 Things to Remember When Teaching Kids Theology Did Jesus Exist? How We Know the Original Message through Multiple Copy Errors Book Review: Signature In The Cell...
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Follow @Kindle4Christ Mouse over for pricing; click thumbnail for book description and ordering info; scroll down for full text listing: Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to Make the Unbelievable News about Jesus More Believable by Sam Chan $2.99 The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the...
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They (non Christians) are valuable, so we should meet them in love and compassion. Thus, we meet the person where he or she is. Consequently, if I were with Paul and Silas in the Philippian jail, and the Philippian jailer said to me, “sir, what must I do to be...
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love studying theology. I teach a New Testament theology class at Talbot School of Theology, speak on theological issues at Summit Ministries, and teach a high school systematic theology class at a private school in Orange County. Along with philosophy, theology is one of my favorite topics to study. And...
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It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. (Psalm 119:71)God does use trials to draw us closer to him and sometimes uses them as disciplines, to correct us as a good Father does the children he loves. But we can’t know in a...
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IntroductionAstrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross is a well-known voice in the scientific and evangelical Christian communities for his scientific defenses of the Christian worldview. Over the last few decades, he has written incredible books powerfully defending the arguments for God's existence from the beginning and design of the universe. A few...
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IntroductionToday I am excited to bring you a review of a book that I have been anticipating for a little over a year and a half. In January 2017 particle physicist and University of Oklahoma professor Dr. Michael G. Strauss (check out his blog and YouTube channel) and I were...
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In my latest series of articles, I've been looking at leveraging beauty in our evangelism and our defense of the faith. We've already established that beauty is one of the primary virtues, and how we can know that beauty is not simply "in the eye of the beholder" as we've...
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In my last article, I said that we live in a beauty-starved culture and one overlooked aspect of sharing our faith is appealing to the beauty of God and the beauty of the Christian story. Beauty is one of the three primary virtues, along with Goodness and Truth. Each of...
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Beauty matters. Along with the Good and the True, the Beautiful was understood to be one of the fundamental aspects of ideal human existence. From the earliest societies, people sought to surround themselves with what is beautiful. It is a part of how people shape their culture and how they...
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IntroductionAn interesting TED Talk came across my Facebook feed a few weeks ago. The talk focused on finding meaning in life. More and more people are discovering that pursuing happiness is leading them nowhere. They discover that every time they think that something obtainable or achievable will make them happy,...
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IntroductionThe other day, I heard a podcast that I want to highlight for anyone who is a victim of the evil and suffering of life and questions God's purposes, His love, or even His existence. Whether our experiences are singular traumatic events, day-in and day-out pain, or a combination of...
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IntroductionThe time is coming soon for a new chapter of our children's lives to begin: college life. This can be quite an apprehensive time for both Christian parents and the teens. The parents are preparing to let their kids go out into the world, unable to be protected by Mom...
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Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. Government had surrounded the compound of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, embroiled in a stand-off that would last 51 days and tragically ended in gunfire with 75 of the 84 people inside dead, including children.I was recently interviewed by Brody Harness for a research...
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Introduction Perhaps you have heard of the book The Five Love Languages: Secret to Love That Lasts. This book has been quite popular among couples. There is no doubt the culture is changing at a faster rate than we can keep… Continue reading →
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As an atheist, I used to challenge my Christian friends with a common objection heard across the Internet today. Although my formulation of the objection differed from time to time, it was a lot like the popular statement attributed to Stephen F. Roberts: “I contend we are both atheists, I...
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In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace interviews Christian apologist, Don Stewart and they talk about his long career defending the truth of Christianity. You can also subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed.
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Can We Reconcile The Messiah Ben David and The Messiah Ben Joseph Tradition in Judaism?
Should Christians try to share the message of the Jesus the Messiah with their Jewish neighbors? This has always been a thorny topic. Anyone who has studied Church history knows that our relationship with the Jewish people hasn’t always worked… Continue reading →
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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to train 80 high school students at Crossline Church here in southern California. These students were capable and willing to engage the tough issues at a high level, and their churches and Christian high schools have embraced the mission. Students have a...
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In this clip from J. Warner Wallace’s longer talk on the existence of God from cosmological evidence (based on his book, God’s Crime Scene), J. Warner describes how the Second Law of Thermodynamics can help us make the case for God’s existence from cosmology. To see more training videos with...
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Even though the Christian can always offer certain dates for the Gospels, it should remembered that there was a gap of time between the ascension of Jesus and when the Gospel authors actually wrote their individual biographies about the life… Continue reading →
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The number of self-proclaimed Christians is shrinking in America. I’ve been collecting data on this trend for over ten years, and the surveys reveal an important truth: Fewer people claim a Christian affiliation than ever before, and those who claim no religious affiliation are the fastest growing group in America....
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There is no doubt that the hallucination hypothesis is one of the most common explanations for the resurrection appearances. Here is a nice clip by James Warner Wallace. Also, see our post Answering Sixteen Objections to the Resurrection of Jesus.
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Whenever I teach an apologetics class, I always clarify the relationship between faith, doubts, and questions. It is important to remember that asking questions about what you believe is not necessarily the same thing as doubt. For example, when I… Continue reading →
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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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Answering the Objection “If Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, where’s the peace?”
In a previous post, I discussed some of the common objections anti-missionaries and groups like Jews for Judaism make to the claims about Jesus being the Jewish Messiah of Israel and the nations. One objection that always comes up is… Continue reading →
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