Worldview in Question: Outlining the Christian Worldview

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Worldview Composition A comprehensive and well-thought-out worldview must address twelve topics about reality, including: 1)    Theology / Concept of God / Ultimate Reality: What kind of God, if any, actually exists? 2)    Metaphysics / External Reality: Is there … 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

Cults in America: Mormonism

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Introduction In commencing the Olivet Discourse, Jesus provides a premonitory prophecy regarding the inevitable rise of false prophets/teachers (Matthew 24:3-5, 23-28). Similarly, in anticipation of his imminent martyrdom, Peter writes a final letter warning about false teachers and exhorting believers … 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: What good is the suffering I endure?

Summary: God’s plan for your life is to bring you through regular periods of suffering. Most people do not invite hardship into their lives; instead, we actively seek the path of least resistance, purposing to avoid difficulty at virtually any … 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

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