Posts tagged Apologetics
The Veil of Modernity and Rejecting The Bible

Next month I will be teaching a class on the historicity of Jesus' Life and the trustworthiness of the New Testament. Our text is The Historical Jesus by Gary Habermas, who presents a compelling case for trusting the Bible through evidence, archeology, non-Christian sources, and accuracy of the Gospels.

So why is it hard for some to accept the Bible as true? I think there are two reasons:

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Only Christianity Offers Unearned Grace

Every worldview claims that your destiny is tied to your effort and ability. Judaism strives to follow every law in the Pentateuch.

Islam is based on how well you obey Allah, and even if you do everything you can your destiny is unsure. He may decide in the last moments that you are not fit for "heaven."

Hinduism is an eternal struggle to escape reincarnation, where you are constantly paying for the sins of a previous life. No one can answer what you were paying for in the first life though.

Buddhism asks you eliminate all desire so you can be free from suffering, ironically making non-desire your one desire.

And what about the atheist or agnostic?

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Here's the Thing About Insulting Scripture

Recently I saw a friend share this quote:

"I'm not an atheist because I'm ignorant of the reality of scripture, I am an atheist because religious scripture is ignorant of reality."

Such a curious standpoint. Assuming they are indirectly referring to the Christian Bible I ask these questions:

Do you assume the scriptures are meaningless today because they were written thousands of years ago?

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