Monday, 29 November 2010

Do you take the Bible literally?

It's a question that comes up from time to time, and to answer it in one word will inevitably leave a wrong impression. 

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Who made God?

I was speaking to some students in a comprehensive school in Wales.  I was giving a brief presentation on why I believe the Bible is the Word of God.  There was a lad who put his hand up to ask a question.  The question was, "Who made God?"

Friday, 19 November 2010

Missing an open goal!

It was such a disappointment.  The conversation I was listening to took place on an American Christian radio show.  A caller phoned in to tell the host that he was investigating religion, and wanted to know, "Why should I consider Christianity?"  I think the host was so taken aback at such an opportunity that he really didn't know where to start.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

History denier!

Richard Dawkins, in his usual measured way, has described those who deny Darwinian evolution as being on a par with those who deny the Holocaust.  However, it seems that Dawkins is the history denier!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Objection, Your Honour!

It's amazing what some lawyers can do!  It seems that in some cases, no matter how strong the evidence and no matter how many the witnesses, people can (sometimes literally) get away with murder.  Persuasive words, extenuating circumstances, legal loopholes and trivial technicalities, have at times combined to result in the guilty walking free.  Such legal representation would fetch a pretty hefty fee. 

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Too easy?

The Bible teaches people are saved by grace, through faith (Ephesians 2 v 8).  In a previous post I wrote about grace, and specifically the erroneous idea that the Biblical Gospel was a Gospel of cheap grace.  We saw that the opposite is actually true.  I want to write now about faith, because some people think that the doctrine of justification by faith alone is too easy, but the reality is it's anything but easy!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Who cares?

There are those who don't have enough faith to be an atheist, but they do wonder about the character of God, especially in light of the tragedies in the world - does He really care?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

An easy way out?

The evils done in the name of religion in general and Christianity in particular is often brought up as a reason not to believe in God.  I've never really followed the logic of that.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Cheap grace?

I have heard it said by certain people that the scriptural doctrine of salvation by grace through faith is a doctrine of cheap grace - they could not be more wrong.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

I don't take charity!

In our society in which many people believe it's their right to be supported without doing a bit of work, there are still those who believe in the virtue of work, however, it can make certain Biblical truths unpalatable. 

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Dan Barking up the wrong tree!

I was just listening to atheist, Dan Barker, on the Unbelievable? Radio Show.  He was debating the apologetics of CS Lewis.  It was frustrating, but not surprising, to hear Barker blunder with such bluster.  I offer just a few examples:

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Don't hurt my feelings!

This post takes up on the subject raised in the previous post in which I told you about a Hindu I heard objecting to Christians telling people they're wrong.  It strikes me that this is a very thin-skinned, immature attitude.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

It's wrong to tell people they're wrong!?!

The Hindu I was listening to was telling a Christian that it's fine for him to believe in Christianity, he just shouldn't tell people what they believe is wrong...

Monday, 1 November 2010

Dawkins just doesn't get it

He says he can see no logical link between atheism and acts of violence.  How about this: