False Dichotomy: Faith vs Reason

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Introduction Anecdotally considering the meaning of faith, one recognizes the prevalent misconceptions that faith is either an epistemological category—where one receives divine knowledge, which is often contrary to human logic—or represents a fundamental lack of knowledge, resulting in blind adherence … Continued

When Atheists Attack: Responding to Michael Shermer

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Introduction Michael Shermer recently published an article titled, “What Would it Take to Prove the Resurrection?” in which he purportedly helps readers think about truth claims—mainly the Resurrection. This critique will show some of the fundamental flaws within Dr. Shermer’s … Continued

Supernatural Origin: Arguing for the Miraculous

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Introduction Skeptics, who maintain a naturalistic worldview, quickly reject the historicity of the gospel accounts because miracles appear within the narrative. Their a priori assumptions preclude supernatural occurrences, which severely limits their ability to analyze the narrative, thereby causing them … Continued

Short Answers: Why is eternal punishment fair?

Summary: Eternal punishment is fitting for the eternally unrepentant. This question typically assumes the premise that people are generally good by nature, thereby rendering it inconceivable for a righteous God to condemn a person for merely making a mistake in … Continued

Short Answers: What about those who have never heard the gospel?

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Summary: God will make sure those who would repent, will have the opportunity. It is essential to understand that no one receives punishment for not believing in Jesus; instead, everyone stands condemned for his or her moral depravity (cf., John … Continued

Short Answers: Why Does God Let Children Die?

Summary: Death—including the death of children—is a consequence of man’s rebellion against God, and serves as a continual reminder for us to hate sin. When analyzing the problem of evil, and specifically the death of children, it is important to … Continued

Short Answers: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Summary: This question is irrelevant when we understand the extent of human depravity. The physical, moral, and spiritual corruption of humanity has resulted in a compromised worldview that fails to recognize the depravity of man, instead declaring that people are … Continued

Short Answers: Why do people suffer for Adam’s sin?

Summary: Sin has consequences, and Adam’s rebellion caused the corruption of both himself and his descendants. Auspiciously, God provides humanity with a means to escape this detrimental condition, through the sacrificial atonement of Jesus. The doctrine of original sin is … Continued

Short Answers: Why Does God Allow Evil?

Summary: Evil results from humanity’s abuse of their free will, and while God permits evil to remain in the world, He ensures our suffering is not in vain, working everything together for the good of those who love Him. God … Continued

Resurrection Under Attack: Refuting the Hallucination Hypothesis

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Introduction Since the crucifixion of Jesus, opponents of Christianity have directly criticized the religion’s foundation, attempting to belie the historicity of Christ’s physical resurrection. Aiming to nullify Christianity and confute the prospect of supernatural intervention or divine involvement, skeptics and … Continued