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Why Our Circumstances Don’t Negate Free Will

In my last post, I considered the question of whether God should have made us less susceptible to temptation. I concluded that the temptation to sin is a necessary corollary of the existence of free will. God could have made [Read More]

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Is Temptation Too Strong?

Many people accept the notion of free will. They recognize that while not completely unlimited, each of us as the capacity to make choices about the actions we take. Yes, there are temptations which tug incessantly upon us, and there [Read More]

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Is There One True Religion?

Most Christian apologists will eventually face this question: “What makes the Christian religion the true religion?” As one person writing to PleaseConvinceMe put it:  “Every other religious person outside of Christianity believes with their heart and soul that their religion [Read More]

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Should We Fear the Lord?

Could a “loving” God really condemn so many people to Hell? That question causes most skeptics to stumble as they consider the truth claims of the Christian faith. It makes little sense to them, as they view God as cruel [Read More]

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Why God’s Omnipotence Does Not Make Us Robots

My last post conveyed some reflections on the origin and purpose of free will. I tried to make the case that free will is not a design flaw that condemns us to hell; it is rather a valuable gift which [Read More]

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Is Free Will a Design Flaw?

Many people take for granted that we have “free will” and view it as the way things should be. Who would want to be controlled by another if they could, instead, decide their own future?  But not everyone shares that [Read More]

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Two Ways Apologetics are Good for the Believer?

  Last night I had the opportunity to speak with an amazing group of college students, the rarest of the rare, they were both Christian and headed to the Military as Officers. This was a mixed group of both mature [Read More]

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