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No Hint of Politics

It’s not only the left that expresses alarm when Christians jeopardize the “separation” between church and state when they stir from their slumber and begin to make a difference in the public square.  Some Believers object, too.  One Evangelical leader offered this stern warning:  “There should not be even a hint of anything political in our public discourse.” 

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 13, 2013

A “Living” Oath?

All Justices of the Supreme Court pledge fidelity to the Constitution with these words:  I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. It occurs to me that no one with a “living document” view of the U.S. Constitution could make this pledge in good conscience. This oath requires that the words of the Constitution have determinate meaning; the words mean something fixed and particular.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 13, 2013

Does God Take Sides?

Did you ever hear someone say, “You think God is on your side.  He thinks God is on his side.  You’re both wrong.  God doesn’t take sides.”  This, it turns out, is a self-refuting view.  Listen to the way it works out in conversation: “You think God is on your side.  He thinks God is on his side.  You’re both wrong.  God doesn’t take sides.” “Is that the view you hold?” “Yes.”

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 13, 2013

Objections to "Experiencing God" and Matthew 18

Does the Bible require making a private correction when you disagree with a published author?

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | March 12, 2013

"Experiencing God" - Frequently Asked Questions

Some think getting a word from God is a substitute for careful Bible study. But it's bad advice to pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the right interpretation of a text.Paul said "All scripture is god-breathed," (2 Tim 3:16), graphe in Greek. The writings are inspired and authoritative, not the interpretation we think the Holy Spirit is giving us. This is why the words should be our focus, not our feelings.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | March 12, 2013

Building a Virtuous Country

Wouldn’t we consider it unconscionable to neglect a child’s moral instruction?  Certainly we’d never accept as justification for negligence in this area the excuse, “My rules can never change a child’s rebellious heart.  Only the Gospel can do that.”  We wouldn’t accept it because we know that we are responsible to do more in the care and moral training of our children.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 12, 2013

Laws Can Change the Heart

Some Christians object to Christian political involvement because it distracts from evangelism.  However, the kind of country we live in does have an impact on whether or not the Gospel can flourish and propagate.  And a society with citizens properly instructed by good laws can actually create a heart and mind ready to receive the Gospel. 

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 6, 2013

Laws Can Change the Heart

Some Christians object to Christian political involvement because it distracts from evangelism.  However, the kind of country we live in does have an impact on whether or not the Gospel can flourish and propagate.  And a society with citizens properly instructed by good laws can actually create a heart and mind ready to receive the Gospel. 

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 6, 2013

Is Religion Good?

The concept that religion is necessarily good is flawed because it doesn't pay enough attention to the end product. Many religions have good moral teachings, but any religion that gives temporal benefits without ultimately leading us to the true God is treating the symptom and not the disease. There is a serious philosophical problem with saying that all religions are equally good in an ultimate sense. Their contradictory ideas about God and the afterlife can't all be correct. Someone must be mistaken.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | February 28, 2013

Flawed Perfection

Philosopher Friedrich Schleiermacher scoffed at the concept that God gave good creatures the freedom to do bad.  If a being is perfect in its goodness, he held, it would never sin even if it were free to.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | February 28, 2013