If we are saved by faith in Jesus’s blood sacrifice, why did Jesus spend his time talking about the way to the kingdom of heaven being loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself. This falls in line with John the Baptist’s message about bearing fruit in keeping with righteousness and trees that bear bad … More If we’re saved by faith, why does the Bible teach works?
I have been dialoguing with a friend – who’s an atheist and thinks science is the only way to arrive and conclusive truth. Here some of his views (1) He believes that science – has illuminated our knowledge of the world and has exposed many fallacies ideologies made by Abrahamic religions e.g. Christianity and Islam. … More God and Science
I’m a junior in high school and, as you would expect, I’m confounded by God’s relation to time. If God creates the universe, time comes into being with the universe and constituent of the universe. If God, in His atemporal state, should create the universe, the universe would have always existed eternally past (since atemporality … More What is God’s relationship to time?
I really liked the lines of evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. I tried sharing those points with a skeptic, but he responded by saying that “The Romans stole Jesus body to provide another interpretation of the mission of the Messiah rather than being a Warrior King who would liberate the Jewish people under … More Perhaps there is a better explanation for the facts than the resurrection?
My question is how can we be sure that the presence of the Holy Spirit is not simply a placebo or delusion that we have created for ourselves? I find this question comes to mind especially when discussing other faith systems. For example Mormons will always say they experience conformation from the spirit, yet we … More How do we know we experience the Holy Spirit?
Do you believe that in order to feel that your life has meaning, that meaning has to come from an external source? Does it have to be an objective meaning? I want to believe in God, but I’m only 16 and therefore I don’t know if making my career or family my life’s purpose would … More Meaning in life without God?
I received a question about God’s foreknowledge and free will. The person asked if God knows that we will do some action “C”, then doesn’t that mean that we must do “C”? God can’t be wrong, so we can’t refrain from doing “C”. My response is below:
I received the question in the title, and my response is below:
I received the question above and my response is below:
I received a question from someone struggling with a tension between what they believe by faith and what they want to believe by faith. They had asked how to get more faith. My response is below: