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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 […]

How Is Apologetics Bringing Christians Together?

| February 10, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the largest blemishes on Christianity is the number of different denominations. Just among Protestants, there are dozens of major denominations and hundreds of smaller denominations around the world. And, of course, there are Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches as well. What does apologetics (defense of the Christian faith) […]

#2 Post of 2013 – If God Cannot Change, Then Why Should We Pray?

| December 27, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt The Bible teaches, and theology argues, that God cannot change. This is called divine immutability. But if God cannot change, then why do we pray to him? After all, when we pray, aren’t we trying to change God’s mind? Norm Geisler answers this question in his Systematic Theology, Volume Two: God, Creation. […]

Why Is the God of the Old Testament Worthy of Worship? His Mercy

| November 1, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Skeptics of Christianity love to point out all the difficult passages in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. By noting these difficult passages, skeptics explicitly or implicitly imply that Christians are foolish (or even deranged) for worshiping the God described in the Old Testament. My problem with this implication is that […]

Why Is the God of the Old Testament Worthy of Worship? His Love

| October 30, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Skeptics of Christianity love to point out all the difficult passages in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. By noting these difficult passages, skeptics explicitly or implicitly imply that Christians are foolish (or even deranged) for worshiping the God described in the Old Testament. My problem with this implication is that […]

Why Is the God of the Old Testament Worthy of Worship? His Truthfulness

| October 28, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Skeptics of Christianity love to point out all the difficult passages in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. By noting these difficult passages, skeptics explicitly or implicitly imply that Christians are foolish (or even deranged) for worshiping the God described in the Old Testament. My problem with this implication is that […]

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