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Are Jews Christ-Killers?

The identity of Jesus' executioners is irrelevant to Christian dogma. What's critical to dogma is that Jesus truly died and was raised, not that any particular group was responsible for His death. Indeed, from the perspective of theologyall men were responsible for the death of Christ because all sinned, and this the New Testament is very clear on.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 22, 2013

Curing the Intellectual Assent Problem

In the New Testament there were no “altar calls.”  Instead, baptism was the public focal point of conversion in the early church.  It served to protect against substituting mere intellectual assent for genuine faith, and it can serve the same function today.

Quick Thought | Theology | Greg Koukl | March 22, 2013

God in Man's Image

The curious thing about the God of the Bible is how unlike us He is. His wisdom confuses us; His purity frightens us. He makes moral demands we can't live up to, then threatens retribution if we don't obey. Instead of being at our beck and call, He defies manipulation. In His economy, the weak and humble prevail and the last become first.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 22, 2013

Rubber Crutches

Everyone has a crutch.  Will yours hold you up? When people ask me, “Isn’t Christ just a crutch?” I have a simple reply.  I tell them, “You’re right.  Christ is a crutch.  But you’ve asked the wrong question.”  No one makes fun of a lame person who uses a crutch.  So the real question is, “Am I lame; am I crippled?” because crippled people need crutches.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 22, 2013

The Sinner’s Prayer

Over the years I've become increasingly concerned with one tactic of some well-intentioned ambassadors for Christ:  leading a person in the "sinner's prayer."  It can be meaningful, but it has a liability. The prayer goes something like this: “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins so I could be forgiven. I receive You as my Lord and savior. Thank You for coming into my life. Amen.”

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 22, 2013

The American Holocaust

  Lynching of Blacks by the KKK. Jewish genocide under the Third Reich. Abortion in America. Do these three have anything in common?       Early this fall, the campus of the University of Kansas was rocked by a controversy that made headlines in the national press.  Two pro-life groups--the Center for Bioethical Reform and Heartland Life Network--had posted a "pictorial essay" at a prominent crossroads on campus.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1998

The Soul Hole

In July 1995, Time Magazine made a stunning announcement. In an extensive article on the mind they wrote, “Despite our every instinct to the contrary, there is one thing that consciousness is not: some entity deep inside the brain that corresponds to the ‘self,’ some kernel of awareness that runs the show” (July 17, 1995, p. 52). In other words, there is no soul.

Quick Thought | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 24, 2013

Can a Soul be Cloned?

      The cloning confusion continues.       Doctor Richard Seed, a cum laude graduate from Harvard with a Ph.D. in physics, has promised to produce the first human clone in less than two years in a clinic in the Chicago area, if he gets funded.       "We are going to become one with God," he boasted.  "We are going to have almost as much knowledge and almost as much power as God."[1]

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 1998

When It Comes to Abortion, No One Talks about the One Question that Matters. It's the One Question the President Never Asks.

  Answering this One Question Solves the Abortion Controversy....         When President Clinton vetoed the ban on partial-birth abortion for a second time on October 10, there's one thing he didn't discuss:  abortion.        The President talked about choice and privacy.  He mentioned the risk to the mother of carrying a child to term, and the trauma of delivering an infant with serious congenital defect. 

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1997

Christians Are Getting Upset about Cloning for the Wrong Reasons

  In the movie, "The Boys from Brazil," it was used to try to recreate Hitler. In "Jurassic Park," it was employed to bring back an entire prehistoric era to life. In "Multiplicity," Michael Keaton used it to try get twice as much work done and still have time to play golf. This past year, the stuff of movies and science-fiction became reality. A sheep named Dolly was born that was an exact physical replica of a previously existing adult. Dolly has no father. She is the result of a "virgin" birth, a miracle of technology. Dolly is a clone.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 1997