Defending Your Faith 101: God’s Existence

There are a growing number of people today who seriously doubt the existence of God, or are skeptical of the God of the Christian Bible. This trend does not include hard-core atheists (you know, the ones that get really angry when you try to talk about God or His existence) because they have always been around.… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: Christianity’s Exclusive Claims

Is God’s grace limited to the relatively few who, often through accidents of time and geography, happen to have responded to the gospel? No, certainly not. –Clark Pinnock, “More Than One Way?” The late Clark Pinnock was a leading proponent of evangelical inclusivism, but when that idea is taken to its logical conclusion it is… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: World Religions and Christianity – A Comparison

“I am a Christian who believes that there are certainly many more paths to God other than Christianity.” -Oprah Winfrey As we saw last week, there is prevailing thought in culture today that all forms of faith will lead a person to God and Heaven, especially the view that if we do our best to… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: Religious Pluralism?

Day One: What is Religious Pluralism? Religious pluralism: The view, in our culture today, that all religions, and forms of spirituality, are equally valid and have paths that lead to god and heaven (i.e., co-exist bumper stickers). Some will narrow that view down to just the major or ethical religions, and some will expand it… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: Is There Truth in Your Worldview?

“Bluntly, to serve God well we must think straight; and crooked thinking, unintentional or not, always favors evil. And when the crooked thinking gets elevated into group orthodoxy, whether religious or secular, there is always, quite literally, hell to pay.”   –Dr. Dallas Willard, Christian Author and Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California Watch… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: Absolute Truth vs. Relativism

“To me, it was self-evident that truth exists. What’s the alternative? If truth doesn’t exist, then it would be true that truth doesn’t exist, and once again we arrive at truth. There is no alternative; truth must exist.”   -Nabeel Qureshi, “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” Relativism in action: A New-Age Relativist tells you “I am going to walk through… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: Truth vs. Preference

The Importance of Truth and Worldview Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” John 18:37-38 You get the impression there… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: The Importance of Truth and Worldview

The importance of developing a Christian Worldview based on truth No one cares about being fair and honest. The people’s lawsuits are based on lies. So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but only find darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: The importance of understanding modern times as a Christian

Tim, a high school biology teacher, was asked by one of his students about evolutionary theory teaching that living things have evolved over time, versus God creating everything as we see it. The student wanted to know if God used evolution. Tim hesitated, after all this was a public high school and he could get… Continue Reading