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What Christianity Can Teach About Happiness

Not long ago, a friend sent me a very thought-provoking article about raising kids. Entitled “How to Land Your Kid in Therapy,” it dealt with “why the obsession with our kids’ happiness may be dooming them to unhappy adulthoods.” Many [Read More]

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The Consequences of Rebellion

Imagine a time in the not too distant future. Trying to compensate for a declining population, scientists use advanced technology to build a “race” of robots, giving then not only human appearance and abilities, but also increasing amounts of “artificial [Read More]

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Why God is Jealous

The Old Testament contains passages in which God is described as “jealous.” For instance, in Exodus 20, God’s Ten Commandments to the Israelites include the admonition not to worship false idols, with God explaining that “I, the Lord your God, [Read More]

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Why A Good God Allowed Adam and Eve To Sin

Non-believers often look for contradiction in the pages of the Bible. They rightly conclude that an intelligent creator would not build contradiction into his inspired word. Imperfect people, by contrast, could easily fall into error which is detectable to later [Read More]

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Is God Responsible For Man’s Sinful Nature?

My last post considered the extent of man’s depravity – is it total or absolute, or is there ever a difference? But another question also comes to mind: where precisely did this sin nature come from? If we trace backward [Read More]

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Why Doesn’t The Bible Do More To Condemn Slavery?

My last post responded to a claim made by “new atheist” Sam Harris that the God of Abraham “got wrong” the question of slavery. I pointed out that the whole notion of slavery being wrong first depends on the existence [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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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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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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Should God Annihilate the Souls in Hell?

The “torment” of Hell does not involve God actively torturing those who choose to persist in their rebellion against Him. It is, instead, the natural product of separation from God, who is the source of all that is good. I’ve [Read More]

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Why God Is More Than a Power Source

“Oh, I believe in God,” my friend said. “But not the kind of God you’re thinking about. God is just an energy force, like in Star Wars maybe, the stuff that holds the universe together or that powers it. But [Read More]

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