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Alan explains what faith is and the role it plays in our salvation.
Alan discusses the implications of not subscribing to a particular religion and the most probable beliefs that follow.
Some abortion-choice advocates claim that abortion is no different than taking someone off life support. Alan explains why that is not the case. Transcript: 00:05 Is abortion no different than taking someone off life support? 00:10 Well, the short answer is abortion is very different than taking someone off
Alan responds to an argument against God's existence. Transcript: 00:06 I've been asked if God could merely be a function of the brain. 00:10 And I'm presuming from the question that this person believes that if you can show God belief 00:15 comes from the brain, then therefore there's no God, or it's not rational to believe in Him.
Alan responds to the question: If going to Heaven is so great, why do Christians want to prolong unhappy life on Earth? Transcript: 00:06 The challenge question I was asked recently is this: If going to Heaven is so great, why 00:11 do Christians fight against euthanasia laws? 00:13 And I would say that's because it's wrong to use an evil means to secure a good end.
Alan responds to the question of whether or not the classical biblical teaching on sexuality causes violence. Transcript: 00:05 Doesn't the Christian position that homosexuality is sin inflame violence 00:10 against the LGBT community? Now, there are at least three reasons why I don't think
Alan distinguishes between two types of soul development and shares his thoughts on which one we'll experience in Heaven. Transcript: 00:05 I've been asked if our soul continues to develop in Heaven. Now, before we answer
Alan shares some thoughts regarding three realms of brokenness that produce evil in the world. Transcript: 00:06 I've been asked a simple question: Why is there so much evil? And to me, the answer 00:11 is also simple. It's because creation and everything in it is broken. Right, we live
Alan responds to an atheist's challenge: "You don't need religion to have morals. If you can't determine right from wrong then you lack empathy, not religion." Transcript: 00:06 Here's a challenge I've been asked to respond to. People say, "You don't need 00:10 religions to have morals. If you can't determine right from wrong, then you lack
In Christianity, salvation is a gift rather than a reward for works. Alan shares why Christianity is different from many other religions in this way. Transcript: 00:07 I've been asked, why do you think there's an emphasis 00:09 on human works as a key to salvation 00:12 in other religions? 00:13 And the answer seems to me straight forward, and that is,