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Are There Things that Really Bother You about Christianity? – #1 Post of 2010

| December 31, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Does it bother you that the Bible is composed of 66 different books instead of one single tome? What about the fact that there were errors made in copying some of the Bible manuscripts over the last few thousand years? Does it cause you to doubt Christianity because there are some […]

Top Ten Myths about Homosexuality – #2 Post of 2010

| December 30, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt I have written previously on why the state should not endorse gay marriage. I received numerous comments on that post and if you bother to read through all of them, you will find that they quickly move toward the question of whether the gay lifestyle is good for those in it […]

Can God Be in the Presence of Sin? – #3 Post of 2010

| December 29, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt The Bible clearly teaches that God is morally perfect and holy, that he hates sin.  Habakkuk 1:13 says that God is too pure to look on evil.  Christians often say that God cannot allow any sin in his presence. But, this is not the whole story.  There are also several instances […]

Did Ancient Non-Christians Write about Jesus? Part 1 – #4 Post of 2010

| December 28, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Recently I was in a discussion with a skeptic of Christianity, a man who had been Roman Catholic for 55 years, and then decided that he couldn’t believe Christianity any longer.  During our conversation, he asked what historical evidence I could provide that Christianity was true, so I immediately went into […]

Who Wrote the Gospel of Matthew? – #5 Post of 2010

| December 27, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Although the author did not record his name within the text itself (a common practice in the ancient world), the first book found in the New Testament (NT) has historically been attributed to the writing of Matthew, a tax collector and one of the twelve disciples of Jesus.  Although some NT […]

What Were the Reformers’ Views on Infant Baptism? – #6 Post of 2010

| December 24, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt According to church historian John Hannah, there were four major Protestant streams that developed during the Reformation in the 16th century: Anglicanism, Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Anabaptism.  Each of these streams placed great stress on the idea of salvation by faith alone, yet they did not all agree on what infant baptism […]

Is Intelligent Design Creationism? – #7 Post of 2010

| December 23, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Many journalists confuse the Intelligent Design (ID) movement with young earth creationism.  Some of this confusion is nothing more than intellectual laziness, but some of it is caused by ID opponents repeating the assertion over and over again as a rhetorical strategy. Here is an interview excerpt from Thomas Lessl, a […]

A Summary of the Craig vs. Tooley Debate at UNCC – #8 Post of 2010

| December 22, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt On March 24, 2010, Christian philosopher William Lane Craig debated agnostic philosopher Michael Tooley about whether God exists.  I attended the debate and thought I would share a summary with you. Craig opened with 5 well-known arguments for the existence of God (some of which we’ve presented on TQA in the […]

Is the Qur’an Wrong about Jesus? – #9 Post of 2010

| December 21, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt It may surprise some Christians that the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, speaks about Jesus.  In fact, the Qur’an speaks of Jesus as a great prophet of God and records some of the miracles that Jesus performed. However, the Qur’an denies one important event in the life of Jesus, his […]

Did the Early Church Believe in a Literal Thousand-Year Reign of Christ on Earth? – #10 Post of 2010

| December 20, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt The Book of Revelation, according to some Christians, teaches a literal thousand-year reign of Christ on earth after his second coming (see Rev. 20).  This will then be followed by the creation of a new heaven and new earth. This view is known today as premillenialism. But there are other Christians, […]

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