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Greg offers reasons we can know the gospels are the inspired Word of God both from objective and personal standpoints.
If it's possible for human authors to make mistakes, how can we trust the Bible doesn't contain mistakes? Tim explains why having human authors does not negate the reliability of the Bible. Transcript: 00:06 How can the Bible be reliable if people who make mistakes wrote it? There are 00:11 some who think that because men wrote the Bible, it must contain mistakes. After
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.
Tim explains that in order to have a biblical view of God, we must acknowledge His wrath. Transcript: 00:06 Is God wrathful? Well, there are aspects of God's nature that make people 00:11 uncomfortable. God's wrath is one of them. In fact, fewer and fewer churches 00:15 nowadays will openly preach about the wrath of God. The topic is taboo to our
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.
Tim explains that although faith and feelings might be related, they're actually two different things. Transcript: 00:08 Is faith a feeling? 00:10 Well faith properly understood is not a feeling. 00:13 Faith on my view is active trust based on evidence. 00:17 Now faith can effect how we're feeling.
Greg explains why it matters what you believe, not just how sincerely you believe it. Transcript: 00:00 I want to talk for just a moment about sincerity because this is something that 00:09 comes into discussions about Christianity, and I think it's given more 00:16 weight in the discussion than it deserves. In other words, people think,
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
Greg unpacks the definition of "desire" in light of 1 Timothy 2:3-4. Transcript: 00:06 Okay, so here's a challenging question: Does God literally desire all to be 00:17 saved? Now of course, the emphasis of that question, with the word "literally," is on 00:22 the "all," but the operative word there is not "all." The operative word is "desire,"
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