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Can God Balance Mercy and Justice?

In a recent post, I addressed the issue of whether Christ’s death constituted a sacrifice. For many skeptics, Christ’s death, resurrection and atonement for our sins constitute a major stumbling block. In response to that post, one challenger commented that he [Read More]

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Why Our Beliefs Count More Than Our Actions

For many atheists, no amount of argument will ever convince them that a loving God could consign any of His creation to Hell. One such challenger put his objection like this: “It does not matter how just, kind, and generous [Read More]

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Is Christianity Unduly Harsh?

To the secular mind, Christianity can appear to be a giant schoolyard bully, threatening eternal harm for anyone who breaks his rule. A comment to a recent post reflected this position, and helps to bring into focus the difficulty that [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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Dealing With Basic Doubts About Faith

I received a letter not long ago from a believer with serious doubts. Science, he felt, had made believing in a variety of Biblical accounts seem foolish. The virgin birth, the trinity, the parting of the Red Sea, Noah’s Arc… [Read More]

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