Basic Apologetics: God Exists

The problem isn’t evidence — the problem is preference.

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 Perceived, But Exchanged

The Scriptures presuppose that God exists. From the first verse, “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1). God exists, and he created all that exists from farthest star to the electrons and to time itself, God is the source of all things. However, in Romans 1, the apostle Paul writes this,

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.” Romans‬ ‭1:19-23‬ Continue reading “Basic Apologetics: God Exists”

Basic Apologetics: Truth Exists

After all, if there is no such thing as truth then Christianity cannot be true anymore than atheism can be true.  

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

The famous line from A Few Good Men that rings timeless in its scene in the movie, and as it speaks volumes to our culture.  Many of us can’t handle the truth, so we disregard it.  Or, we choose our emotions or what we feel is right over the truth.  This only seems to work in the realm of personal preference and what we enjoy.  Many times, we forget that there must be something right, there must be truth.  And if truth exists, that means that there is something to figure out as we wander on the earth and search out for it.  After all, if there is no such thing as truth then Christianity cannot be true anymore than atheism can be true.  So, does truth exist?  Can we know that truth exists?

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Seeing Jesus

The issue is not physical sight or intellect, but that of our blindness to Jesus’ value.

A sermon preached on 1 Peter 1:8-12

The Beauty of Faith

A well-known atheist and author, Richard Dawkins (author of The God Delusion), was interviewed by CNN about his views on science and religion.  He was asked the question, “If you were to die and meet God, what would you say to him?”

  • Dawkins says this, “Which god are you? Are you Zeus, Mithras, or Yahweh? And why did you take such great pains to conceal yourself?”

I think some of us have maybe heard the remark that if God would show himself to me, I would believe him, or convert to him, etc.  It almost seems like Dawkins is saying something like that.

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Christian, Don’t Follow Your Heart

You followed your heart, he followed the Father’s will.

The Original Instruction

In the beginning was the Word (John 1:1), and all things were created through him and for him (John 1:3; Col. 1:16).  The Triune God existed before creation, God spoke and all things were created through and carried out by Jesus Christ.  The Spirit gave life where the spoken and carried out command of God was given (Gen. 1:2; John 6:63).  So, in Genesis 2 God gives gives the command to work and keep the garden, and that they may eat of any tree in the garden but the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they are not to eat or they will surely die (Gen. 2:15-17).

Then, in Genesis 3 before sin and evil exist, human beings did not follow the instruction of God but the understanding of their heart.  Eve tells the serpent, “God said, ‘You shall not eat of of the fruit of the tree [of the knowledge of good and evil]…neither shall you touch it.'” (Gen. 3:3). Eve somehow knew the commands of God, yet she didn’t follow his instruction but her own, and the rest is history as Adam fails to keep the garden and allows his wife to be mislead.  The original instruction of God was poorly heard and followed.

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