It has been said that people just take their own thoughts and opinions of how we should act or live and paint them on the face of God, and thereby make a new religion. Then people who have identical moral or theological beliefs grip on to that religion claiming it to be the only way.
We can’t prove that Christianity is true. But we are not without sufficient reason to believe its message over all other opposing claims.
A brief explanation as to why and how God could call for the violence and war against people in the Old Testament.
While scientific accuracy does not prove the divine inspiration of a book, it does however aid it in standing apart from other books that fail to do so.
In 1 Corinthians 15:14 it says that “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” Then in verses 17 & 18 it says, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.”
Read about relativism and why it is not a logical or intellectual worldview to cling to.
Depending on the definition you hold, either everyone is religious or everyone besides Atheists and Christians. You decide.
I plan to explain not only what Logic is, but also unveil its importance and weight within the realm of Christian Apologetics. Along with explaining how the Christian and the atheist account for the existence of logic, I will also spell out what the laws of logic are and how to test the statements in an argument to determine whether it is true or false.
The underlying intention of apologetics would be to motivate you in passionately seeking out areas where you can grow deeper in knowledge and defense of your faith; which will serve to help you not be universally pacifistic when your faith is attacked but to be strategically aggressive.
An response to criticisms that dislike the Christian teaching that it is the only way to eternal life.
In order to better understand the argument for God’s existence from morality, we must first understand the vast difference between subjective opinion and objective fact. The first relates more to preferences like our favorite flavor of ice cream or our thoughts on a particular movie, whereas the second refers to facts like 2+2=4 and I live on Earth. In other words, a subjective opinion can change between any two people anywhere and anytime in the universe, but an objective fact is true regardless of who, where or when you are. This argument is dealing with the existence of what is commonly known as the objective moral law. These are rules that all people everywhere should abide by regardless of their upbringing, culture, history or location; some of which are listed below.
You may want to know what a manuscript is in the first place. A manuscript is a hand written copy of an ancient document that predates the invention of the printing press in 1455. Before the invention of the printing press, the Bible was very thoroughly and meticulously copied by the hands of scribes on either papyri or vellum.
Often times while in debate or discussion with someone, they may say something that they state as though it was truth, but upon further examination you find that in fact their statement does not prove anything. What they have committed is what is commonly known as a Logical Fallacy.
This question is a very important one in light of how all other religions see Jesus. Let’s think about this though. Is it possible that Jesus really is Lord, or was he just another liar, lunatic, or legend?
A strong evidence for the Bible’s textual reliability is its internal consistency. Many people wonder why this is big deal, since many books are internally consistent, but what they fail to understand at first glance is that the Bible is not just some small book written by one person.
An explanation of the natural, physical and emotional problems with homosexual lifestyles and why it should not be encouraged or endorsed.
A simple and clear response to the objection against Christianity and God from the apparent problem of evil.
The evidence of fulfilled prophecy is by far one of the most popular topics which seeks to prove that Jesus was exactly who the Bible said he was. God in the flesh (John 1:1, 14). A prophecy in its simplest form is a prediction of something that will happen in the future. While many religions believe their books are divinely inspired, the Bible is the only one which contains prophecies that can’t simply be explained away as chance or motivational speaking. In fact, with many of those religions that do contain prophetic statements, it has actually worked against them since those prophecies never actually come to pass.
Likely the most important and popular evidence for the Bible’s reliability and authority is the evidence of fulfilled prophecy.
Extra-Biblical writings are those outside of the Bible. However what we?re talking about specifically is those that are from outside the Bible that talk about what the Bible claims. There are at least 39 sources from outside of the Bible as well as outside of Christianity that mention over 100 facts regarding Jesus? life, teachings, crucifixion, and resurrection from outside the pages of the Bible.
An rundown of why salvation by works does not work and is not Biblically justified. Only salvation by faith alone through grace alone.
Some people object to the doctrine of Hell as being unloving, but really it is of the most loving things God does for those who hate him.
When I first heard this reason for the trustworthiness of the Gospel, I thought to myself that there are other religions that have adherents who suffer and die for their faith. Surely many Muslims have no problem letting themselves be killed for their faith. But I was quickly corrected in regards to what this really meant.
A response to the objection that appeals to Christians who fail to live like Christ and succeed at living like Hell.
This is one of the points this does not prove the Bible?s divine attribute, but it shows that it is at least an honest work. Throughout its pages, the writers and characters of the Bible were very open about their own sin and wrong doing, and did not care to make themselves out to be great people and therefore more reliable or persuasive.
Whether you believe that the universe is six-thousand years old or sixteen-billion years old, the consensus in science is not questioning whether or not it actually began, but why and how it did so. While there is still a small handful of academics that try to argue against the universe’s initial ignition, repeated experimentation, examination, analysis and testing has shown that at one point in time there was nothing, and then from nowhere… something.
The field of archaeology studies human history by performing excavations and subsequent analysis of various locations around the world. Concerning the Bible, there have been over 25,000 discoveries which have only complemented and never contradicted the things spoken of in its pages. As a result, this area of research has given us outstanding evidence to put trust in the events that are recorded in the Gospels concerning Jesus Christ.
Does archaeological evidence prove that the Bible is the divine word of God? No. But what it does do is confirm the historicity and accuracy of the words on its pages, giving us good reason to believe what it says elsewhere. For over a century and a half archaeologists have been finding out just how precise and accurate the things written in the Bible really are. Specialists in the field have literally used the Bible as a guidebook in the search and recovery of cities, people, nations, civilizations, and even information regarding certain events that have taken place.
Following is a examination of how the Christian and the Atheist account for the existence of logic. Please take your time in going through each of the statements to make sure you understand and take them in, as it is easy to get lost in them.
An explanation as to why we should fight for the unborn and why marks the supporting society as inconsistent and selfish.