"I cannot believe in a God who allows so much suffering in the world." This common objection is very real in the hearts and minds of certain unbelievers. And they honestly cannot seem to get past this stumbling block.
If a gunman was demanding people to state their religion, and then killing those who professed faith in Christ, would you admit you are a Christian? That is how Chris Harper Mercer chose his victims during his shooting rampage in Oregon. Those who acknowledged Jesus as their Savior were shot in the head.
Are you someone who tends to see the glass half full, or half empty? And if you had the chance to get your hands on a glass of water used by the pope, would you take it? One Democratic congressman from Philadelphia simply couldn't resist.
A "circular argument" uses its own conclusion as one of its stated or unstated premises
It seems atheists would much rather believe that something came from nothing, than to believe that Someone has always existed. Of course both beliefs are a matter of faith.
Among the various things which prevent Christians from being filled with the Holy Spirit, viewing porn is near the top of the list. This beast has tentacles reaching into virtually every home in America, which makes this vice always just a click away.
An evolutionary worldview cannot logically fault a dentist from Minnesota for killing a well-known lion, anymore than it can fault a lion for killing one of its own. Evolution provides no logical basis for morality.
The most important decision a person will ever make is whether or not to follow Jesus Christ.
Christians live in two kingdoms. Our eternal home is in heaven, and our King is Jesus. At the same time, we still live in this world and we want our nation to flourish in freedom, compassion, and justice for the oppressed.
Ripping an unborn child from the womb is sick and twisted. And then turning around and selling the body parts is nothing short of beastly. What sort of monster is capable of doing such a thing?
If you were completely convinced that heaven and hell exist, and that there is only one way to inherit heaven and escape hell, would you tell people about it?
Deficit spending and sexual conquests fulfill short-term fantasies. But these misdeeds always come back to bite you in the end.
Those who stood outside admiring the White House rainbow held signs saying, "Love Wins." But in the Bible, love wins when a person renounces sin and turns away from it while trusting Christ for forgiveness.
"So if Jesus died for the sins of the world as the Bible teaches, then why doesn't everyone get to join Him in heaven one day? After all, we are all sinners, right? What else is necessary?"
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed same-sex marriage upon every state in the nation, it would be wise for each of us to think through this issue a little deeper. And so here are 20 questions for anyone who supports this newfangled definition of marriage:
In some ways, evolutionists and atheists are similar to those who believe in creationism and Christianity. Man longs for certainty. And if he is unsure about God, then he is prone to grasp for certainty in science.
If you could wave a magic wand and be granted just one wish, what would it be? And what if rather than a magic wand, you simply needed to present that request to God, with the guarantee that it would be given to you? That is, assuming it does not involve something sinful or harmful to others.
If a person is going to love God, he must first know the one true God. In other words, he needs to have a relationship with Him. Warm and fuzzy feelings for your "higher power" is one thing. Knowing God personally, specifically, and spiritually is quite another.
Tony Campolo has been a man on a mission for some time now. As a professor, sociologist, pastor, public speaker, and author, Campolo has always endeavored to live out his faith. He has also sought to present Christianity in what he feels is the most "positive" light. In fact, Tony's personal website describes his role this way: "The Positive Prophet of Red Letter Christianity."
Most Christians want everyone to grasp God's love for them. And with that in mind, here are 7 things believers want unbelievers to know:
Meditation works. It really does. But not all meditation is created equal. There is a huge disparity when it comes to what you actually receive from one type of meditation to the next.
Do you believe everything that comes across your television screen, or pops up on your computer? Of course not. Likewise, we should be careful that we don't believe everything we think. Some of the stuff which enters our mind has no business being there.
As you might imagine, this analogy strikes a chord with inmates. It would be like a dream come true. Someone else already paid for the crimes you committed. And if this scenario was actually real, imagine how quickly the good news would spread among the inmates at the jail.
The idea of "sexual orientation" is the world's way of trying to explain why people experience various sexual desires. In reality, all of us experience some measure of sexual "disorientation." The presence of sin within human nature causes confusion regarding our sexuality.
Bruce Jenner waited until the age of 65 to start living as a woman. But what if he changes his mind, again? Would he still be accepted by those who have been celebrating his recent transgender announcement? Or would they turn on him if he decided he no longer wanted to live as a woman?