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In Weighing Beliefs, Only Monotheism Makes Sense | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes

July 27, 2015

Hugo Grotius was by all accounts a brilliant mind. The 17th century philosopher, legal scholar, and political theorist who helped shape international law and concepts of the natural law referenced in philosophy.1 His Truth of the Christian Religion in Six Books demonstrated his keen skill in Christian apologetics as well.

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Debate on the Resurrection of Jesus – Apologiaphoenix vs. Gary

July 26, 2015

Informal debate: Professor Dan Wallace (“Apologiaphoenix”) vs. a guy named Gary on Theology Web –

This is the Formal Debate thread for Apologiaphoenix and Gary. Any posts from anyone other Apologiaphoenix or Gary will be deleted summarily without notice. The debate is proposed for Five Rounds. You may start when ready All Comments about this debate can be made here in the Comment thread

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Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D

July 24, 2015

This is a trip. For God there are no limitations, and there is no waste:

What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? A view that takes you to the edge of the universe!

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Killing the Canaanites: A Response to the New Atheism’s “Divine Genocide” Claims – Christian Research Institute

July 23, 2015

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 33, number 04 (2010). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS The “new atheists” call God’s commands to kill the Canaanites “genocide,” […]

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You Don’t Understand the Old Testament | FreakEng Ministries

July 21, 2015

I don’t like the title of this article, but it makes some good points:

Unbelievers rip its verses out of textual and historical context. Christians use expired laws as bludgeons and others’ promises as life-verses. Just admit it: You don’t understand the Old Testament. And that’s okay. The OT writings are thousands of years old. They consist of various literary genres like history, poetry, and prophecy. And what about all of those weird laws? Why do Christians like to cite restrictions against homosexuality but ignore the ones against eating shellfish and wear polyester? (You’ve never heard that before, right?) That is specifically what this article hopes to clear up: the OT rules. Maybe all of them are still kosher (see what I did there?). Maybe it’s all obsolete. Perhaps it’s somewhere in between. But then how do we know which rules are still valid and binding and which ones aren’t? Let’s get a quick primer on OT law (from now on referred to as the Law, with a capital L). First, let me cut right to the chase: We are no longer bound to the Law. But that

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Lies and Deceit in the Queen James Bible – Reasonable Faith Knoxville Chapter

July 19, 2015

The Queen James Bible has been around since late 2012 but it seems to be making the rounds again on social media so I’ll take some time to give a brief description of the lies and deceit it presents. While I do have qualifications in Hebrew and Greek, I don’t plan to address those language issues in detail here. Rather, this is intended for a general audience so the analysis will be of the English texts with necessary reference to original language issues. If you wish to ask questions about the original languages I will be happy to field them but I would also direct you to this CARM site which has some original language discussion of these texts. The best and most thorough exegesis of these texts can be found … Continue reading Lies and Deceit in the Queen James Bible →

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Claim: Homosexuality exists in nature

July 15, 2015

By Dr. Michael Brown:

In arguing that homosexuality is “natural,” gay activists claim that there are hundreds of examples of homosexual behavior among animals and that these examples are found in virtually every species. Is this claim true?Before I answer that question, I’d like to ask a question in return: Do gays really want to point to the animal […]

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▶ Mathematically Impossible Universe| God exists- proof of the supernatural – YouTube

July 14, 2015

“We’re all struck by the beauty and majesty of the natural world about us; the trees, the sky, and the beauty of a sunset…it is awesome in its majesty. How can you make sense of it all? We need to look at the hidden subtexts of nature, the mathematical relationships that underpin it, forming a sort of shadow world. Some people thinks of this as like a cosmic code.”

I think the bloke with the accent is Professor Paul Davies:

 

God, injustice, and gay marriage – Reasonable Faith Knoxville Chapter

July 9, 2015

God Hates Injustice One does not have to read very far into the Bible to understand that God hates injustice. Humanity is warned in the second chapter of the Bible not to eat from the forbidden fruit. Yet, in the very next chapter the fruit is eaten and God imposes His justice. The prophets are quite emphatic about justice. It seems that the rich and powerful were corrupting justice (imagine that!). Merchants were using scales set to rob their clients. The poor, the widowed, and the orphaned were exploited and robbed.  Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making … Continue reading God, injustice, and gay marriage →

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