Posts Tagged "belief"

Free Will and Temptation

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 0 comments

Free Will and Temptation

If God is omnipotent, why does he not just show himself to all of us, all at once, thereby ending this game of free will and temptation? This is number 18 of the 50 questions Christians can’t answer. The first thing that came to my mind was Romans 1:20. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Even if God was to show Himself what makes you think that you or anyone else for that matter, would...

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If I was born in Iraq…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If I was born in Iraq…

I would probably be a Muslim. If I was born in India, I would probably be a Hindu. If I was born in Israel, I would probably be Jewish. If I was born in China, I would probably be a Buddhist. So? What follows from that line of thinking? You may have heard of this reason to dismiss your religious beliefs. Yes, it is probably true, if I was born in Iraq I would most likely be a Muslim. So what? If I was born on Mars, I would be a Martian, but how that relates to the truth of Martianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism is completely irrelevant. This is known as the genetic fallacy...

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How do we know the New Testament writers told the truth?

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 3 comments

How do we know the New Testament writers told the truth?

Up until 7th grade, this girl showed great promise, despite her having an absent father and several family members who were drug abusers and alcoholics. Once she started in 7th grade, she began to slip and and her grades were dropping. By the first trimester of 8th grade, she was failing in all her classes. Just so poor grades will not be a surprise to parents, at least those who are involved, I print up progress reports every Monday, hand them out to my students who are to take them home, have their parents sign them, and return them the very next day on Tuesday. If they are not returned...

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Telling the Truth

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 0 comments

Telling the Truth

Some non-believers might say we don’t know if the New Testament writers were telling the truth. People claim all the time to have seen Elvis and we know it is false. Seeing Elvis became a sort of pop culture joke, but some seemed to seriously believe it to be true. The infatuation some feel for Hollywood stars is prevalent in our culture. Some people become obsessed with a particular movie star, writing them letters, e-mails, texting them, reading their Facebook or Twitter accounts several times a day, all the while their commitments to school, work, family, or friends suffer. I think...

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