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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,
Alan unpacks the unique reality of Christianity, as compared to other world religions, as the only means of salvation. Transcript: 00:07 How is Christianity different from other religions? 00:10 Well, Christianity is unique in that it puts 00:12 all of the work of salvation, of getting into heaven, 00:16 onto God instead of man.
Alan offers biblical insights and perspective as he unpacks the question, “Did God Create Evil?” Transcript: 00:06 Did God create evil? Well, Judeo-Christian theology teaches 00:11 that God made all things. Now many people conclude then that if 00:15 God made everything, then God made evil. And if God made evil then that would
Alan explains the meaning and purpose behind the genre of Proverbs. Transcript: 0:00 Proverbs are not promises. Let me say that again, proverbs, in the Bible, are not promises 0:09 that God is required to satisfy for you. And this is important to understand 0:16 because there is this field of theology called hermeneutics, and hermeneutics is