Without Training, The Church Will Create More Jon Steingards

Apologetics, Atheism, Bible, Christianity, Church, Doubts, Erik Manning, Evidence, Is Jesus Alive, Jon Steingards, objections, skepticism, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Erik Manning Recently Jon Steingard made headlines after he announced over Instagram that he had lost his faith. Steingard was the lead vocalist of the Christian music group Hawk Nelson, which became popular in the early 2000s. Since they had so many fans, this obviously sent shockwaves over social media. In the post, Steingard gives several reasons why he no longer believes. He does ask some challenging questions when he writes, “If God is all-loving and all-powerful, why is there evil in the world? Can he not do anything about it? Does he choose not to? Is the evil in the world a result of his desire to give us free will? OK then, what about famine and disease and floods and all the suffering that isn’t caused by humans and our free will?” Philosophers call this…
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Is Homosexual Behavior Consistent With The Bible’s Teachings?

Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Homosexual Behavior, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics, Wintery Knight
By Wintery Knight Here’s a post from Christian writer Terrell Clemmons about efforts by gay activists to redefine Christianity so that it is consistent with homosexual behavior. This particular post is focused on Matthew Vines. She writes: In March 2012, two years after having set out to confront homophobia in the church, Matthew presented the results of his “thousands of hours of research” in an hour-long talk titled “The Gay Debate.” The upshot of it was this: “The Bible does not condemn loving gay relationships. It never addresses the issues of same-sex orientation or loving same-sex relationships, and the few verses that some cite to support homophobia have nothing to do with LGBT people.” The video went viral (more than three quarter million views to date) and Matthew has been disseminating the…
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The Word Of Truth

4. Is the NT True?, Apologetics, Bible, Christian Apologetics, Christianity, God, Jason Jimenez, Skeptics, Stand Strong Ministries, The Word of Truth, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics, truth, Word of God
By Jason Jimenez The Bible has been bashed, terrorized, and burned more than any other book of antiquity!  It has faced enormous challenges of its literal expression as well as the debates over its validity and accuracy from God.  And yet, despite the growing hostility of the Bible, it still remains the most translated, bought, and read book in all of history! The word bible literally means book, which comes from the ancient Greek Papyrus plant, biblos.  Of course, the Bible is not just any book…it is the Word of Truth!  R.A. Torrey explains the Bible as “a revelation of the mind and will and character and being of an infinitely great, perfectly wise and absolutely holy God. God, Himself, is the Author of this revelation. But to whom is the revelation made? To…
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What does sex mean?

AFR, Apologetics, app, cross examined, cross examined official podcast, CrossExamined, crossexamined podcast, Frank Turek, google play, iTunes, LGBTQ Community, Podcast, podcasting, Radio, Radio Show, sex, Spotify, stitcher, Weekly Podcast
Podcast: Play in new window Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS What does sex mean according to the Supreme Court?  Frank identifies and expounds upon 5 Casualties in the Court’s LGBTQ Sex Ruling: We the People Women LGBTQ People 96% of the Population Religious Freedom Frank reveals the sixth casualty as well, one for which the original civil rights law was made. He then offers some solutions and traces the absurd ruling—which rationally nullifies the basis for any human rights—back to a rejection of Aristotle.  Listen to find out how. If you want to send us a question for the show, please email us at Hello@CrossExamined.org. Subscribe on iTunes: http://bit.ly/CrossExamined_Podcast rate and review! Thanks!!! Subscribe on Google Play: http://bit.ly/CE_Podcast_Google Subscribe on Spotify: http://bit.ly/CrossExaminedOfficial_Podcast Subscribe on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/CE_Podcast_Stitcher Free CrossExamined.org Resource Get…
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5 Casualties of the Court’s LGBTQ Sex Ruling

America, Apologetics, Christian Apologetics, Christianity, Court, Culture, Frank Turek, Homosexuality, Law, Legislating Morality, Legislating Morality, Culture & Politics, LGBTQ, LGBTQ Sex Rulling, Politics
“Sex” in civil rights law now legally means sexual orientation or whatever gender you think you are. That’s the result of a surprising Supreme Court decision (Bostock vs. Clayton County) from Justice Neil Gorsuch. Problem? Yes, here are five casualties of this ruling: We the People: If you think you have the ability to govern yourselves through your elected representatives, the United States Supreme Court again made a mockery of that Constitutional principle. You can work to elect the right people and pass all the laws you want, only to see a handful of unelected lawyers on the Supreme Court nullify or replace your laws with their own. That’s what six justices did this week.  They changed the 1964 civil rights law into a law that they desired, despite the…
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Were Women Treated Like Chattel In The Old Testament?

Apologetics, Bride, Case Laws, Descriptive, JesusIsNotFakeNews, Prescriptive, Prince, Ryan Leasure, Theology and Christian Apologetics, women, women in apologetics
By Ryan Leasure If you’ve ever spent time talking with skeptics about the Bible, they’ve more than likely brought up Old Testament laws that appear out of step with our “modern ideals.” For example, many suggest that the Bible treats women like chattel (property) and promotes misogyny. Then they’ll quote verses that appear, on the surface, to make women out to be second-class citizens. But does the Bible really promote the idea that women are no better than chattel? Does Scripture declare women as the inferior gender? The truth is, it doesn’t, and I can explain why. God’s Ideals Vs. Case Laws Typically, those who reject Christianity rush to various case laws to make their point that Scripture is fundamentally against women. Looking to case laws, instead of God’s ideals, is a huge…
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The Importance Of A Balanced Faith

Apologetics, Balanced Faith, Bob Perry, Christianity, Church, Desiring God, faith, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics, True Horizon
By Bob Perry It is very easy to get engrossed in all the arguments for God. People like me love to demonstrate the scientific and philosophical evidence for God. And there are good reasons for us to expose the ethical vacuum we create when we remove God from the culture. These are the kinds of things on which I focus a lot of time, energy, reading, and teaching. It’s good to know things about God. But people like me must also realize that knowing about God can become a distracting detour from the primary purpose of our lives — the pursuit of God. We have heads and hearts. And a balanced faith requires that we engage both. One Wing, Won’t Fly When I was in the Marine Corps, one of my best friends was…
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What, Me Worry?

Al Serrato, Apologetics, Christianity, Culture, Doubts, God, Gospel, Jesus, Question, salvation, Security, Sin, soul, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Al Serrato Alfred E. Neumann, the famous face of Mad Magazine for many decades, popularized this slogan. While he wasn’t referring to the question of salvation, this saying does seem to describe the way many people view that question today. Yes, there may be a God; they will concede. But “I’m not worried,” they say. “I’m a good person, after all, and God will judge me accordingly.” In my last post, I considered one of the ways to address this modern mindset, by making the point that expecting God to grade on a curve may not be a smart bet. This time, I’d like to explore a different approach, by examining what people mean when they say they are “good” and why a God they never bothered to get…
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Defund the Police?

AFR, Apologetics, app, cross examined, cross examined official podcast, CrossExamined, crossexamined podcast, Frank Turek, google play, iTunes, Podcast, podcasting, police, Radio, Radio Show, Spotify, stitcher, Weekly Podcast
Podcast: Play in new window Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS Defund the police is one of the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Is that the right solution to racism in the police force?  Should we defund all doctors if some commit malpractice? What does BLM believe?  How do they compare with the teaching of Christ?  Can you believe that black lives matter yet oppose some of BLM’s political goals?  Frank looks at human nature, crime stats, and the scriptures to get some answers.  He also addresses some of the contradictory assertions we hear from Left.  This is an important show for these tense times!  If you want to send us a question for the show, please email us at Hello@CrossExamined.org. Subscribe on iTunes: http://bit.ly/CrossExamined_Podcast rate and…
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17 Quotes From Ravi Zacharias on God’s Plan For Your Life

Apologetics, Christianity, Faithful Thinkers, God, God's Plan for your life, Luke Nix, Quotes, ravi zacharias, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Luke Nix Introduction I was introduced to Ravi Zacharias‘ talks and books about fifteen years ago. He has had a profound effect on how I communicate and defend the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The way that he always answered an intellectual question yet never forgets the desires, longings and pains of the questioner in his answer has been inspiring. The pain and suffering of life cause many to question God’s goodness and even His existence. One of my favorite books penned by Zacharias is “The Grand Weaver.” Today, I bring you several of my favorite quotes from that book and talk that Ravi presented in 2017 on God’s purpose plan for your life. The Passing And The Abiding “You have no idea how [God] can use you…
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