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Two Rules of Engagement When Discussing Spiritual and Moral Convictions

Tim offers tips on talking to people who disagree with you.   Transcript: 0:04 Are there any rules for engaging people who disagree with us? Well, there are 0:10 certainly a number of things that we need to keep in mind. Let me give you two 0:14 basic rules of engagement that we must remember when discussing spiritual and

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 31, 2017

Can Jesus Really Be God If the Father Is Greater Than the Son?

Tim addresses a common objection to the deity of Christ.     Transcript: 0:04 If the Father is greater than the Son, doesn't this prove that Jesus is not God? 0:10 This is a very common objection that you will hear from Jehovah's Witnesses when 0:15 they come knocking at your door. They will cite a verse like John 14:28 where

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 24, 2017

Proverbs Are Not Promises

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

Video | | Alan Shlemon | July 17, 2017

How Can Jesus Be God if He Doesn't Know the Time of His Return?

Tim responds to the challenge that Jesus can't be God if He's not omniscient.     Transcript: 0:05 How can Jesus be God if He doesn't know the time of His return? Those who deny 0:10 the deity of Christ love to cite Mark 13:32 as proof that Jesus cannot be God. 0:16 Speaking of the second coming, Jesus says, "But concerning that day or that hour, no

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 10, 2017

Are the Prayers of Two or Three People More Powerful Than the Prayers of One According to Matthew 18?

Matthew 18 talks about the Lord being “where two or three gather in my name.” Tim explains how we should understand this verse in light of the context.   Transcript: 0:06 Does Matthew 18 verses 19 and 20 imply that the prayers of two or three people are 0:11 more powerful than the prayers of only one? If you've grown up in the church, you

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 3, 2017

Understanding Biblical Law

Alan uses a helpful analogy to explain the difference between the Mosaic Law and the New Covenant.   Transcript: 0:01 So I was recently asked a question about the nature of the Mosaic Law and new law. 0:06 You know, the Old Testament and the New Testament. And I've had a lot of people 0:10 ask me because they feel confused about how to understand these two, and so I

Video | | Alan Shlemon | June 26, 2017

Assessing the Academics

Greg discusses how to employ the "Rhodes Scholar" tactic in conversation.   Transcript: 0:00 I want to give you a tip that will help you from being victimized by an appeal 0:06 to authority. Now, there's nothing wrong with appealing to authority. Some people 0:10 happen to be in a better position than other people to know what the facts of

Video | | Greg Koukl | June 5, 2017

Is God Really Forgiving If He Required Payment for Sins Through Jesus?

If forgiveness is letting a wrongdoing go instead of requiring payback, how can God genuinely forgive us if He first required payment through Jesus?   Transcript: 0:04 I thought forgiveness was letting a 0:07 wrongdoing go instead of requiring 0:08 payback. So how is it that God can

Video | | Tim Barnett | May 29, 2017

Abortion and Homicide

Greg explains how those with a pro-life view are more in line with the laws of California and other states than many may think.   Transcript: 0:00 In the abortion debate, it is not unusual 0:04 for pro-lifers sometimes to use the 0:07 word "murder" to describe abortion, and

Video | | Greg Koukl | May 22, 2017

Hitler and Mother Teresa

If neither Hitler nor Mother Teresa were Christians, would they both suffer the same fate?   Transcript: 0:01 So here's a question for you: Would 0:03 Hitler and Mother Teresa suffer the same 0:07 fate if they were not Christians? 0:10 Now don't answer too quickly, think about

Video | | Greg Koukl | May 15, 2017