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Reflections on God’s Mercy

“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” So says Shakespeare, in the Merchant of Venice. [Read More]

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What Eternal Separation From God Equals

Making sense of the existence of a place like Hell is a common struggle for Christians, both for their own peace of mind and in trying to convince others of God’s love and fairness. Almost immediately, we are placed on [Read More]

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Is Eternal Punishment Too Much?

Many people reject the possibility of hell because they feel that the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. In a recent email exchange, an atheist framed the argument this way: “God is perfectly just, and yet he sentences the imperfect humans [Read More]

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Should God Have Created At All?

There has always been evil and suffering in the world, and how to make sense of it is a principal object of Christian apologetics. Often, the argument is made that God gave us free will and, as a result, people [Read More]

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Can A Perfect Being Create The Imperfect?

Among the many challenges that atheists bring are ones based on philosophy, like the following: “If something is perfect, nothing imperfect can come from it. Someone once said that bad fruit cannot come from a good tree, and yet this [Read More]

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