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Arguments that Commit Suicide

  Some ideas have the tendency to self-destruct when given the opportunity.  Your job is simply to point it out, and then watch the view quietly commit suicide.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2001

Evil as Evidence for God

  As a Christian ambassador, your biggest challenge may be making sense of the problem of evil.  When you’re able to explain that, surprisingly, evil is actually evidence for God, you will have vastly improved your skill as a diplomat for the King.  You’ll also have taken an important step yourself in cultivating a more sensible faith.  

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2001

In the Presence of Hostile Witnesses

A faithful ambassador does not retreat in the face of opposition.  Instead, he’s at least willing to listen to what the other side has to say.  It’s one of the most effective ways to strengthen your understanding of the truth and cultivate sensible faith.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2001

When Compromising Is Not a Compromise

        Eight years ago an election-year slogan circulated among Christians that sparked considerable controversy:  "It's a sin to vote for Clinton."  The same slogan returned with vigor four years later.       This year’s election slogan is different.  Bill Clinton is not on the ballot and his successor, Al Gore, offers little enticement to Evangelicals.  Something else is at stake, though, captured in a new slogan:  “It’s wrong to vote for anyone who is not consistently pro-life.”

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2000

Deity of Christ: Case Closed

Understanding the Trinity may be impossible, but proving the Trinity is not especially difficult.  You don't need to master theology and philosophy.  All you need is one irrefutable argument.  Here it is. Deity of Christ:  Case Closed

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2000

The Bible Translated, Retranslated, and…Changed? No Chance.

 

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2000

The Gospel a Hate Crime? Welcome to the 21st Century.

  How is it possible that the Good News of the Gospel can be considered a hate crime? Welcome to the 21st Century.         It’s hard to believe that a simple prayer request would create a national furor.  That’s what happened, though, when the Southern Baptist Convention encouraged their congregates to "pray each day for Jewish individuals you know by name that they will find the spiritual wholeness available through the Messiah [Jesus]."

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2000

Faith & Wishing

  If you “just take Christianity on faith” you may be in trouble… Taking  Christianity “on faith” may mean trouble…       I don’t like the word “faith.”        It’s not that faith isn’t valuable.  True biblical faith is essential for salvation.  But faith is often deeply misunderstood in a way that hurts Christianity and harms Christians.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2000

The Perils of Proof-Texting and How to Avoid Them

        Virtually every Christian with a theological point of view thinks his view is scriptural.  Why shouldn't he.  He has a prooftext he can quickly quote in his defense.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 1999

Arguing Is a Virtue

        Imagine living in a world in which you couldn't separate truth from error.  You wouldn't be able to tell food from poison, or friend from foe.  You couldn't tell good from bad, right from wrong, healthy from unhealthy, or safe from unsafe.  Such a world would be a dangerous place.  You wouldn't survive long.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 1999