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What Is the Age of Accountability?

| October 26, 2015

In 2 Samuel 12:23, David speaks about his dead 7-day-old child, “But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” This verse implies that David believes he will see his child again in the afterlife, in […]

Did God Bless Rahab for Lying?

| July 1, 2015

In Joshua chapter 2, Rahab lies to the king of Jericho by telling him the spies had already left the city and that the king’s men could track them down and capture them as they returned to the Jordan River. In reality, Rahab was hiding the spies on the roof of her house. The Bible […]

Does God Have a Good Purpose for All Evil?

| April 8, 2015

Many Christians and non-Christians, alike, struggle with why God would allow so much seemingly senseless evil in the world. When a child is buried in the waters of a tsunami, how can there possibly be any good purpose for that? Can’t an all-powerful God do better? I used to ask these questions myself, but over […]

Will God Defeat Evil?

| April 1, 2015

Many skeptics make the following argument: 1. If God is all-good, He would defeat evil. 2. If God is all-powerful, He could defeat evil. 3. But evil is not defeated. 4. Therefore, no such God exists. Does this argument work? Not according to theologian Norman Geisler. In his book If God, Why Evil?: A New […]

How Did Evil Arise in a Good Universe?

| March 9, 2015

According to the Bible, an angel created by God (Satan or Lucifer) was the first creature to bring evil into the universe. But the question arises how this good creature, created by a good God, living in a good universe, could choose evil. God did not cause Satan to sin, so who caused Satan to […]

Is Satan Totally Evil?

| March 2, 2015

Many people mistakenly believe that while God is totally good, Satan, or the Devil, is totally evil. They are polar opposites of each other. This idea, however, is false. Satan, while being totally evil in a moral sense, is not totally evil in a metaphysical sense. Theologian Norm Geisler explains the distinction in his book […]

What Is the Pantheist Answer to Evil?

| February 18, 2015

The universal human experience of evil is a problem for all worldviews, not just Christianity. Philosopher Norm Geisler, in his book If God, Why Evil?: A New Way to Think About the Question, explains that there are three main views on evil that come from the “big three” worldviews of pantheism, atheism, theism. Pantheism affirms God […]

#2 Post of 2014 – What Is a Step by Step Argument Showing that Christianity is True?

| December 29, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt Anyone who has read my blog for the last several years knows that I am a big fan of the book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek. I have quoted from the book many times and pointed my readers to it again and […]

#5 Post of 2014 – How Were People Who Lived Before Jesus Saved?

| December 22, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  We know that today the contents of the gospel involve the deity, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But what about people who lived before him? Theologian Norm Geisler explains: It seems that there are at least four sine qua non explicit soteriological beliefs (or “elements of saving faith”) for all […]

Will We Have Free Will in Heaven?

| December 1, 2014

We’re told in Scripture that in Heaven there will be no sin and no evil of any kind. This leads to the question of human free will, because Adam and Eve were free to choose between good and evil, and as humans alive on earth now, we also have the ability to choose between good […]

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