Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is it Just to Allow People to Go to Hell? (Part 3)

This is the third part in a series, and this post is dependent on the information given in parts 1 & 2. The series deals with common questions posed by those who disagree with people going to hell. Question: How … Continue reading

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Is It Just To Allow People to Go to Hell? (Part 2)

Before we get to the common questions about hell, it is important to first look at what the Bible teaches about the subject. Other related issues are the Bible’s teachings about heaven and the human condition. Today we will lay … Continue reading

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Is It Just To Allow People to Go to Hell? (Part 1)

Perhaps the most disliked doctrine by modern man is the idea of people going to hell forever. The idea tends to promote several questions: How can a good and loving God torture people in hell? Why cannot God merely forgive … Continue reading

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The Ontological Argument From a Realist Perspective

The following video presents a good explanation of the ontological argument. It also allows us to examine the distinction between analytic philosophy, which the ontological argument is part of, and realist philosophy, which could be represented by the thought of … Continue reading

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Documentary Hypothesis: Fails

The Bible is often criticized from many areas, but has shown its resilience throughout the centuries. The four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, tell the story of Jesus while He was on earth. Whenever the passages in these four books … Continue reading

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A Few Quotable Quotes

“I am persuaded that men think there is no God because they wish there were none. They find it hard to believe in God, and to go on in sin, so they try to get an easy conscience by denying … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading in Christian Apologetics & Theology

The Christian Apologetics Journal edition of Spring 2012 (10.1) includes an excellent series of articles. This particular issue is most valuable, and includes the following: Philosophical Antecedents to Thomas Aquinas’ Second Way, by Richard Howe. In this article Howe does … Continue reading

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Problem of Evil

Sorry for the long post, but the shorter ones seem to be passed over. The problem of evil has been asked for as long as people have been around. In modern times it is often asked in some form of … Continue reading

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Sex News

A few interesting articles about sex-related issues. First, a frank discussion from a child of two lesbian moms, talking about what it was like. It’s almost refreshing to hear a description without all the spin. You can find it here. Next, … Continue reading

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Islam: ‘The Religion of Peace’ Death Tally

The Religion of Peace website (found here) keeps a tally of the people killed by Muslims during Ramadan. The following is the totals as of today. But as they say, the totals might be a little behind, since it takes … Continue reading

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A Question Atheists Cannot Answer

If God does not exist, then all that exists is matter and energy, and all things can be explained by the forces of matter and energy. A person who holds such a position can ask a myriad of ‘What?’ questions, … Continue reading

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Evil & Epicurus

In response to the evil we encounter in the worlds, many atheists seem to be conversant with the following argument: Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? … Continue reading

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Is The Universe Fine-Tuned For Life?

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross and his organization Reasons To Believe have done quite a bit of research into how the world around us is structured to support life. The basic idea is that life, and specifically intelligent life, could not exist … Continue reading

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Atheist Criticisms of Richard Dawkins

An atheist professor gives his criticism of Richard Dawkins. Here we have a man who is honest enough to recognize that Christians have some intelligent answers, even if he does not appear moved by them. At the very least, he … Continue reading

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