Is the God of the OT the Same God of the NT?

Apologetics, Atheism, biblical contradictions, Bobby Conway, Christianity, Christianity Still Makes Sense, NT God, One Minute Apologist, OT God, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
There’s no shortage of accusations claiming the Bible depicts a vision of two Gods: the grumpy, moody, and often volatile, curmudgeon like God of the Old Testament, and the mushy, judge free, glorified sugar daddy God of the New Testament. Is this the case? Does the Bible present a clash of the God’s? The malevolent God of the Old Testament and the benevolent God of the New Testament? Or does God suffer from a bad case of bi-bolar disorder, is he the first mental health patient, exhibiting fits of schizophrenia, or some sort of split personality disorder? Not quite. Progressive Revelation What the Bible presents is a God who reveals himself in both Testaments through progressive revelation. As the story unfolds, the revealed nature of God crystalizes, elucidating in greater…
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When Catholics Argue for Intelligent Design

Ann Gauger, Anthony Esolen, Aristotle, beauty, Benjamin Wiker, Bible, biology, Brian Miller, Bruce Chapman, Christianity, consciousness, cosmology, creator, Faith & Science, faith and science, Father Michael Chaberek, God's Grandeur, Günter Bechly, Human Origins, Intelligent Design, intermediates, J. Budziszewski, Jay Richards, John Bergsma, Logan Gage, materialism, Michael Behe, moral law, natural law, paleontology, Pedro Barrajon, Richard Sternberg, Roman Catholicism, Scott Ventureyra, Sophia Institute Press, Thomas Aquinas
The evidence from science is clear, but with the discussion of philosophical questions, the necessity of a Creator becomes overwhelming.  Source
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Qualified Agreement: How Scientific Discoveries Support Theistic Belief

Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, biology, Christianity, compartmentalism, cosmology, creator, Epistemology, faith, Faith & Science, Francisco Ayala, Frederik van Niekerk, humanity, intellectuals, Intelligent Design, Judeo-Christian tradition, metaphysics, natural selection, Nico Vorster, NOMA, non-overlapping magisteria, physics, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Robert Boyle, Robert Grosseteste, Science and Faith in Dialogue, Sir Isaac Newton, soul, William of Ockham, Worldview
For many intellectuals, a scientifically informed worldview was a materialistic worldview. It is not hard to see why they held this opinion. Source
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Resurrection: Fact or Fiction – An Easter Sermon

Apologetics, Bobby Conway, Christianity, Christianity is True, Easter Sermon, Easter Week, evidence for the Resurrection, Fact or Fiction, Jesus Christ, Resurrecion, Skeptics, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Bobby Conway Following Easter Sunday, it didn’t take long for skeptics to fabricate fictitious claims to debunk Christ’s resurrection. It’s easy to understand why. These critics knew that if they could dispel the resurrection, Christianity would crumble. And they weren’t wrong about that. Even Paul indicated, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17). The problem is none of the objections raised by skeptics have been able to explain the resurrection away. That’s because they’re flimsy. For a mere sampling, here are three such theories. First, Some Skeptics claimed, “Jesus’s body was stolen”  This was the first theory to emerge which attempted to deny Christ’s resurrection. But think about it, if Jesus’ body was stolen, don’t you…
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Is it Hateful to Say Jesus is the Only Way?

Apologetics, Christianity, Culture CrossExamined, Exclusivism, Jesus Christ, Religious Pluralism, Ryan Leasure,, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Ryan Leasure Is it hateful or arrogant to claim that Jesus is the only way of salvation? Charles Templeton thought so. He argued: “Christians are a small minority in the world. Approximately four out of every five people on the face of the earth believe in gods other than the Christian God. The more than five billion people who live on earth revere or worship more than three hundred gods. If one includes the animist or tribal religions, the number rises to more than three thousand. Are we to believe that only Christians are right?”[1] What are we to make of Templeton’s claims? Is it presumptuous to say that Jesus is the one true way of salvation? Or even worse, are Christians guilty of committing “absurd religious chauvinism” as some…
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Is Hell An Eternal Restraining Order?

Al Serrato, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Cross, Hell, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Al Serrato Making sense of the existence of a place like Hell is a common struggle for the Christian apologist. Almost immediately, we are placed on the defensive, being asked to justify how a “loving” God could condemn any of his creation to a place of constant, and eternal, torment. I’ve often heard the challenge brought like this: “Isn’t God’s love for us like that of a parent? Can you imagine any loving parent ever wishing, or wanting, such extreme punishment for their own child?” The answer, of course, is no. No parent would delight in tormenting his children. And neither does God. But just as human parents must sometimes resort to court orders to keep their children away, so too does God employ the equivalent of an eternal…
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Scientism And Secularism

Apologetics, Christianity, Contradictions in the Gospels, Evidence for Christianity, Is the New Testament True?, Jonathan McLatchie, Skeptics, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Luke Nix All scientific research, discussion, and education is affected by a series of underlying beliefs that include what one grants as sources of knowledge. It is quite common in today’s culture for people to accept “scientism,” which limits sources of knowledge entirely to the sciences to the exclusion of any other claimed knowledge source or places all other sources of knowledge under the authority of the sciences.  Both of these philosophies stifle scientific discovery, places knowledge of anything outside of the natural realm beyond reach and erects seemingly impenetrable barriers in discussions about ultimate reality (including morality, beauty, and theology). This has serious implications in the sciences, education, politics, and basic everyday life. In his book “Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology” Christian philosopher…
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My Friend Olufemi Oluniyi and Darwin’s Legacy in Nigeria

Africa, Bible, British Empire, C. S. Lewis Fellows Program, Cambridge University, Catholic University of America, Christianity, COVID-19, Culture & Ethics, Darwin Comes to Africa, Discovery Institute, Evolution, New College, New York Times, Olufemi Oluniyi, Reconciliation in Northern Nigeria, Scotland, Seattle, snobbery, Social Darwinism, Summer Seminars, University of Edinburgh
Olufemi opened my eyes and heart to the importance of Nigeria to Africa, the dynamic role of Christians there, and the importance of Africa to the world. Source
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Are There Colossal Contradictions in the Gospels? A Reply to Rabbi Tovia Singer

4. Is the NT True?, Apologetics, Christianity, Contradictions in the Gospels, Evidence for Christianity, Is the New Testament True?, Jonathan McLatchie, Skeptics, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Jonathan McLatchie Rabbi Tovia Singer is an orthodox Jewish rabbi and the founder and director of Outreach Judaism. He is widely known for his counter-missionary polemics and his criticism of the New Testament presentation of Jesus as the Hebrew Messiah (see his two volume set, Let’s Get Biblical: Why doesn’t Judaism accept the Christian Messiah? [i]). In a recent series of videos published on Rabbi Singer’s YouTube channel, he responds to remarks made by Professor R.L. Solberg following their recent debate in Nashville, Tennessee on whether Jesus is the promised Hebrew Messiah. In this and subsequent articles, I want to address some of the claims made by Rabbi Singer in this series of videos that I hold to be in error. In this article, I will address the most recent video in this series, which is provocatively titled,…
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He Gets Us, But Do We Get Him? The Case for Criticizing False Teachers

Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Dr. Frank Turek, False Teachers, he gets us, Natasha Crain, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
I once got an angry email from a lady who didn’t like the fact that I criticized a false teacher on our I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist podcast. “You shouldn’t criticize other Christians!” she scolded me. Do you see the problem with this? There she was criticizing me, another Christian, while claiming you ought not criticize other Christians. To paraphrase Elon Musk, if irony could kill, she’d be dead right now. Jesus Called Out False Teachers Apparently, she never considered that Jesus spent much of his time criticizing the false teachings and practices of the religious politicians known as the Pharisees whose hearts were far from God. He also warned people who led young believers astray, “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe…
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