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Atheism and the Meaning of Life

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Posted on June 28, 2021 by

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What is the meaning of life to an atheist?  Richard Dawkins chimed in on this topic when he opined as to whether life has any meaning at all.  In his book, The God Delusion, he noted, If the universe were just electrons and selfish genes, meaningless tragedies … are exactly what we should expect, along with equally meaningless good fortune.  Such a universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Possibly the most well-known paleontologist in the world Stephen Jay Gould of Harvard University opined,… Read More »

Albert Camus

Albert Camus was a very influential French author who converted to Christianity at the end of his life.

Posted on May 13, 2021 by

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Albert Camus and Religious Belief Albert Camus was a French philosopher who was prominent during the 1950s.  He won the Nobel Price in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957 as one of the youngest ever to achieve this milestone.  Many f these works were required reading in college philosophy courses including The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel. The Stranger was considered by the French newspaper Le Monde as one of the 100 Books of the Century, ranking as number one.  There is a reason why this prestigious paper listed a work from… Read More »

God and Evil

God Creating the World

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

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God and Evil Why does God allow such evil to exist in the world?  Since God is all-powerful, why has he designed a world where there is so much pain and suffering? This is a question that has been addressed for centuries by some of the greatest Christian philosophers in an area of Christian apologetics called theodicy.  There are some very clear reasons why God might allow the amount of evil we now experience and we shall examine some of them here. There are two principles that God has put into the world we live in that mandate some degree… Read More »

Why Does God Permit Cancer

Why does God permit cancer which causes so much death, pain, and sorrow in our lives? These and other questions are answered in this post.

Posted on December 12, 2019 by

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So, why does God permit cancer? If God is so good, why is there so much disease, sickness, and pain in the world? If God is such a great designer, why is there so much cancer? And there is a lot of cancer in the world. About half of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives. That sobering statistic shows just how common cancer is today in our world. It affects us all whether in us personally, or whether in those we love. Cancer is so prevalent that it touches nearly every family on Earth. Cancer is… Read More »

God and the Problem of Evil

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Posted on November 27, 2019 by

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God and the Problem of Evil One of the most difficult aspects of understanding God and the problem of evil is the amount of evil there is in the world.  Atheists often suggest the amount of evil present throughout the world strongly argues against the presence of a loving God.  They argue the intense suffering of so many people throughout the many thousands of years defies belief in any God they could rely upon or worship. Innocent children die from cancer, terrible tragedies occur all the time, natural disasters wipe out thousands of people, wars consume the treasuries of countries,… Read More »

Bible Translations

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Posted on November 20, 2019 by

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People investigating the claims of Christianity are frequently confused by the multiple Bible translations in the English language.  The number of these versions can be truly overwhelming!  It would seem logical for something as important as the communication of God with mankind that there would be a definitive translation that gives the exact meaning of the oldest manuscripts. It seems like each generation produces at least one new Bible translations  This becomes important because some of the differences in Bible translations can change the meaning of the underlying text. To better understand how this confusion came about, it is important… Read More »

Christ’s Miracles

Water into Wine

Posted on November 17, 2019 by

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The gospels portray many of Christ’s miracles throughout his three year ministry. Some are rather mundane such as turning water into wine, while others are spectacular such as raising people from the dead. Such miracles seem – well, unbelievable. Many have argued over the years that these miracles were merely written into the Christ narratives by followers who wanted to glorify their leader. Skeptics point out that modern science has discredited these miracles and suggests other alternatives. We can watch magicians on television do what appears to be miraculous but we all know it is just an illusion.  Many suggest… Read More »

The Eternal God

God Creating the World

Posted on May 26, 2019 by

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The Bible is the only holy book that unambiguously states that God existed before the beginning of time, and that time itself even has a beginning. Before God created “the heavens and the earth”, and that God is capable of doing things even before the dimension of time was created.  The Bible along describes God as acting independently of the physical world and its 10 space-time dimensions for he is not subject to length, width, height, and time for he is the one who brought them into existence. Scripture also defines God in ways that defy explanation in terms of… Read More »