Apologetics Doctrine Questions

A Few Thoughts about Believing God

Recently I read about a Christian apologist who believes in theistic evolution, “because science says so.” He has a 14-minute video explaining why it is not important how long creation took but that God created. If creation is a non-essential issue; only the Gospel is important. I have some problems. I am a skeptical person. Even though, I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone when I was eleven at a rescue mission.…

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Hard Questions Why does God remain so hidden

A1 Problem—If God exists, why can’t we see Him? A2 Notes B1 The skeptic’s view   B2 The Christian view  A3 Solution B1 Many people have said, “Just let God show Himself, and I will believe.” B2 Response, “If you saw someone who claims to be god, how would you know?” B3 What are the characteristics of God? (just a few are given). C1 Omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent C2 Always existed, just, love B4 Nevertheless, why doesn’t…

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Why would God kill?

Hard Questions A1 Some examples B1 People in Noah’s day before the flood. B2 Canaanites B3 Amalekites B4 Aaron’s son B5 Judah’s son B6 God’s son A2 Notes B1 Israel and the church are different. B2 The church is never asked or commanded to kill anyone. B3 Israel is a nation. B4 People are evil and break God’s laws. Psalms 14:1-4, Romans 1:28-31, Romans 3:9-19, Ephesians 2:1-3, Titus 3:3. B5 God hates some things. Proverbs…

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Why would a good God allow evil to exist?

A1 Definitions B1 Good C1 Something comfortable C2 Something that eases pain C3 A lack of disasters C4 Something that relives sorrow and unrest. We might have to call this happiness and peace. C5 Something that is pleasant C6 Something that obeys God’s laws C7 Something that I like or approve of (this would be the real-life daily application to ourselves) B2 God C1 Something or someone who is better or stronger than us. C2…

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NAR

NAR= New Apostolic Reformation It is a belief that there is a new reformation, a reformation not of a rejection of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope but the restoration of Apostles and Prophets to bring all of humanity into God’s Kingdom. They believe All Christians need to be under the authority of God’s Apostles and Prophets. Apostles and prophets, but especially prophets, receive their instructions from God directly so. See more here. Apostles (generals)…

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Resurrection—True or False?

Did Jesus Christ rise from the dead or was it a vision?​​​​​​​ Bart Ehrman, the famous apostate, atheist, deconverted Christian, holds that it was only a vision, so also others (for example Francis Maloney, “The Resurrection of the Messiah: A Narrative Commentary on the Resurrection Accounts in the Four Gospels” as reported by Kermit Zarley in his blog). Kermit Zarley brings reasonable logic for believing this view is false (see the reference link above). How many…

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Some problems for evolution

Evolution teaches that everything that exists comes from blind, unguided chance.​​​​​​​ The worm, C. elegans, has had its DNA totally mapped. Its development from a single egg to each functioning cell has also be documented. This article, To Build a Worm: Where Undirected Evolution Runs into Severe Difficulties, shows us one such problem that cannot be solved by pure, unguided chance. Thus, if we want to explain the origin of the adult form of C. elegans,…

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Faith and Science

An article on evolution news refers to an interview of Dr. Francis Collins. After this article appeared, Jerry Coyne, an evangelistic atheist responded.​​​​​​​ I have much respect for Dr. Collins and his scientific achievements, but I don’t respect his view of Christianity. This article, however, points out some of the faulty thinking of the atheist, or at least Coyne. National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, who is a devout Christian, did an interview recently with…

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