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Should God Have Given Us Free Will?

             “Do Christians actually believe that it is a preferable state of affairs to have God bestow free will on those he creates, even though it always has and always will result in the atrocities [Read More]

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Why Can’t God Do the Impossible?

Why can’t God do the “impossible?” Doesn’t that prove he is not the perfect being that Christians claim? No, what it proves is that the challenger is, well, challenged when it comes to asking a rational question. The challenge goes [Read More]

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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 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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How Free Is Free Will?

Questions of free will can often pose major stumbling blocks for skeptics and believers alike. How can God be omnipotent and omniscient and create beings who can somehow surprise him when they rebel? How can it be fair for God [Read More]

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Were We Designed By God To Sin?

Non-believers have a hard time understanding why God would be angry with his creation. Why would God want to punish us at all, let alone for all eternity, for simply being what he made us to be? After all, they [Read More]

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Is An Eternal Consequence Too Long?

Jonathan Edwards shook the world of the 1740’s with his fiery sermon. “Sinners in the hands of an angry God” is how it came to be known, and in it, Edwards combined vivid imagery of Hell with a Scriptural case [Read More]

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Answering the “Who Created God?” Challenge

Most Christian apologists have, at one time or another, encountered the challenge “who created God?”  Sometimes, the questions are punctuated by an aggressive tone, as was the following comment I once received: You claim that the Universe needs a cause, [Read More]

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