and provide evidence to youth, or adults, that may struggle with scientific and philosophical information or ideas counter to their Christian beliefs
The cosmological argument is an argument for a ‘first cause’ of the universe. Since everything that begins to exist has a cause, and our universe began to exist, it must have an original first cause. Christians call that first cause God.
The teleological argument is an argument based on the apparent design, (and fine tuning) of the universe. Apparent design can be observed in biological and mathematical, (the laws of nature) systems.
The moral argument, as William Lane Craig put it, has to do with the difference between what is good/bad and right/wrong. Good and bad have to do with the worth or value of something while right and wrong have to do with an obligation, or more specifically a moral obligation.
The ontological argument is more of a philosophical argument, and Anselm of Canterbury, who was a monk and philosopher, provided the first such argument.
The documentation for historical argument is overwhelming. No other ancient text is so supported by various manuscripts which include eyewitness accounts. Not only accounts by the Gospel writers themselves, but by other non-Christian historians.
If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me. I will be glad to answer any questions you have, or direct you to someone who may know the answer if I don’t.
The top menu explains each of the apologetic arguments and has a link to my blog.
My blog addresses a variety of questions or statements that atheists or skeptics may have about Christianity. It is also good resource for Christians to look up difficult questions they may encounter.
When you go to the blog page on the right side you will see in the following order:
-Most recent posts in my blog.
-Most recent comments in my blog.
-Categories which list the arguments and other topics such as tough questions. Just click on any one of the categories and it will take you to all the blog posts that pertain to that particular topic.
-Archives listed by month.
-Calendar which notes dates of blogs posted for the current month.
Knowing for Sure is a website dedicated to glorify God and provide evidence to youth, or adults, who may struggle with scientific and philosophical information counter to their Christian beliefs.
James, who built Knowing for Sure, is an educator who thoroughly enjoys teaching middle-school grades. He has taught at all grade levels, kindergarten to high school, but due to circumstances beyond his control, he had to move to middle-school. After a year of teaching Jr. High, he realized it was the perfect fit and has not looked back. He has always enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, backpacking, and the martial arts. Over the years, he has also enjoyed reading about history, in particular WWII aviation history, (those men and women were his hero’s growing up).
Most recently, James began to read and study apologetics, (which means defending the faith), and had a desire to share what he learns. Consequently he developed this site, (learning how to use WordPress), to blog about apologetics. James, his wife Gloria of 20+ years, and their four children, live in the Sierra Nevada Mts. and attend Chapel In The Pines. Please e-mail James if you have any questions. He will do what he can to answer them, or point you to someone who can.