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Can God Make a Rock So Big He Can’t Lift It? – #1 Post of 2009

| January 1, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt This is a common question that is asked by those who misunderstand the nature of God’s omnipotence.  Another humorous way of asking this question is: Can God make a sandwich so big he can’t eat it?  (I owe that jewel to my friend Greg). When Christians claim that God is omnipotent […]

Does God Send People to Hell? – #2 Post of 2009

| December 30, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt God wishes every person to avoid hell and be saved from it (2 Pet 3:9).  Christians do not believe God sends people to hell.  Hell is freely chosen by those who reject God. God gave every person the power of free will and the most important decision we will make with that […]

Did Jesus Say Baptism Is Required For Entrance Into Heaven? – #3 Post of 2009

| December 28, 2009

Post Author: Darrell The LDS Church teaches that Baptism is required for entrance into The Celestial Kingdom (Heaven).  They often cite Christ’s conversation with Nicodemus in John chapter 3 as evidence to support their position.  However, a closer look at this conversation does not in fact support the Mormon view.  Let’s go through this conversation verse by […]

What is Social Darwinism? – #4 Post of 2009

| December 26, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Social Darwinism is the theory that persons, societies of people, and races develop and evolve in much the same way that biological organisms evolve due to natural selection.  It is frequently described by the phrase, “survival of the fittest,” which was coined by British philosopher Herbert Spencer just a few years […]

Why Don’t We See Miracles Today? – #5 Post of 2009

| December 24, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Many people wonder why we don’t see miracles such as the parting of the sea, the raising of the dead, and people walking on water.  It seems like miracles were pretty common in the Old and New Testaments, but today nothing like that seems to happen.  Why? First of all, I […]

Nehemiah’s Wall: Found – #6 Post of 2009

| December 22, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Eilat Mazar reports that she has discovered a portion of Nehemiah’s Wall.  These are the walls that were described in the book of Nehemiah in chapters 3 and 4. The wall was discovered as Mazar continued excavations of King David’s Palace. If this […]

Does God Give Every Person a Chance to Be Saved? – #7 Post of 2009

| December 20, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I say “yes.”  I believe that God does give every person a chance to be saved.  Why do I believe this? All men are given the chance to accept or reject God because God loves all men and desires all men to come to him.  According to 2 Pet. 3:9, “The […]

Some Great Pascal Quotes – #8 Post of 2009

| December 18, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I am reading Pascal’s Pensees right now and couldn’t help but stop and record some of the wonderful quotes I’ve run across. With regard to the interaction between faith and reason, Pascal said: The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know. With regard to the search for God: There […]

Does God Take People’s Lives? – #9 Post of 2009

| December 16, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Clearly, yes He does.  Many people express shock over the fact that God took human life in the great flood or that He commanded Israel to kill Canaanites.  There are many other instances in the Bible where God either directly or indirectly takes lives.  There is no getting around this fact.  It makes us […]

Update on Well-Known Young Earth Creationist – Post #10 of 2009

| December 14, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt GeoChristian posted an update on Kent Hovind (Dr. Dino), a well-known young earth creationist who is serving jail time for tax evasion.  I once saw Hovind on the John Ankerberg Show and thought he was extremely rude to Hugh Ross, whom he was debating.  If you are interested in Hovind and what […]

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