Question:,Is this world real or maya? Will there be an end? Will there be any hereafter?,Answer,First of all, I deeply apologize for such a delayed response. I have gotten behind with the new semester.,The answer will depend on your world view. If you accept the Hindu or the Buddhist or the Jaina worldview, then you […]

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Question: 1) Is there anything distinctively Christian about apologetics? Why or why not? Do all religions include apologetics? Why or Why not?;2) How much do you think natural human reason can accomplish in religion? In general?;3) What good does it do to argue for your faith? What harm can it do?;4) How useful are merely […]

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Question: I am a sophomore in high school, and I recently began to engage in dialog with one of my atheist friends about the existence of God. My interest in the subject began last summer while my friend was attending a philosophy camp at Duke. He knew I was a Christian, so he sent me […]

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Question:,How do one defend to a postmodern generaton the fact that Christianity is the only means of salvation?,Answer:,First of all, I am sorry for being so slow about a response. We moved this month and besides I got caught up a bit in all the Christmas stuff.,This is a very good question. I am afraid […]

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Question: I had a line of reasoning posed to me by an agnostic friend yesterday that I can’t seem to answer. It started with the question, “If God makes all the rules why did Jesus have to die? Why couldn’t he just absolve human sin?” to which I replied, “Along with being perfect love, God […]

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  Dealing With the Atheist, Skeptic, & Intellectual Presented By: Kedron Jones, Apologetics Research Society   Note:  To view the power point presentation, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate link.   I.                   Introduction: A Brief History of Philosophy 1.      Philosophers have attempted to answer 3 foundational questions in life. […]

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Question: You have spoken about the 2nd law of theromdynamics and entropy. I understand this specifically applies to chemical reactions, but the principal that things move from a more ordered to a less ordered state seems to be the overriding nature of everything in the post-fallen world. Governments, societies, our bodys, everything we put our […]

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Editor’s Note:  Below is an outline for the talk given by Robert Kurka at our recent Apologetics Conference.  At the bottom is included an outline on a case study:  The Problem of Pain and Suffering.   International Apologetics Conference                                                             Dr. Robert C. Kurka Irvine, California                                                                                             Professor, Theology and Church in Culture June 22-24, […]

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Editor’s Note:  Below is an outline for the talk given by Robert Kurka at our recent Apologetics Conference.  At the bottom is included an outline on a case study:  The Problem of Pain and Suffering.   International Apologetics Conference, Irvine, California   June 22-24, 2007     Dr. Robert C. Kurka  Professor, Theology and Church in Culture        LincolnChristian Seminary Lincoln, […]

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Ethical Answers in an Unethical World  Power Point: What is Truth? World View Apologetics 7.49 Mb  What is Truth? Subtitle:  World View Apologetics   John 18:37-38    Jesus:  ?I came to testify to the truth.  Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.?   Pilate:  ?What is truth??   Now that is a good question.  […]

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Question: I was wondering what philosophical/theological argument could be mustered in favour of the proposition that people should not commit suicide. A bit of background to the question might help. From a secularist perspective, surely we are ultimately going to die anyway. Our lives will necessarily end with a certain degree of pain and suffering […]

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Genocide and the Old Testament   There is one question which comes up repeatedly, both as I travel and teach for Christian groups and at the web site.  The question takes different forms, but in general it goes something like this:  If God is such a loving God, how can we explain the fact that […]

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Question: The main thing that bothers me is the view of amorality. What do you say to someone that doesn’t believe (sometimes due to apparent “lack of evidence”) in such things as “good” and “evil” hanging around out there anywhere? Sure they will admit that things happen that are both helpful and detrimental to a […]

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QUESTION: How does one conclude that morality exists and is given directly by the Christian God? I am a Christian, and have been raised in a very conservative Christian home, but I’m afraid I’m growing weaker all the time. It’s getting especially harder for me to understand the whole morality issue. It seems that many […]

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Question: If the age of the Cosmos is regarded as 24 hours, Homo Sapiens did not appear until the last second and Jesusdid not appear until almost the last 1/100th of a second. Is it impertinent to enquire what God was doing for the rest of the 13,000,000,000 years ? Was he pondering the future […]

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Question: I have been developing a theory or a concept for living according to God’s plan for mankind. Please tell me where there are flaws in my concept. God created man and all other creation according to his will and pleasure. He differentiated man to be in his own “image,” which I think should read […]

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              ?The secret account of the revelation that Jesus spoke in conversation with Judas Iscariot.?  These words begin a startling new discovery, announced to the world in April of this year.  First there was the Da Vinci Code, now there is the Gospel of Judas.  It seems like when it rains it pours.  On […]

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Comment: To take as given that spiritual reality exists is to commit to a path that is self-validating and circular. To believe in the “ghost in the machine” is to add a superfluous hypothesis which adds nothing to the explanation of the observed phenomena; in fact it confuses it unnecessarily, as Ockam’s razor would point […]

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Question: What evidence have you for the existence of a metaphysical soul outside the Bible? Where is the soul located? Where absolute proof is unavailable, we should be able to proceed on the basis of the balance of evidence. For example, if a person is standing at a bus stop and a bus comes along […]

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Question: I’ve always thought science was the study of God’s creation. If we find that our species is just a part of a living planet, that which was made in His image is a bit bigger than our species. In that case, God’s image is grander than is expressed in humanity-stood-alone, but more like humanity-in-and-of-nature. […]

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Questions (there are several here): Let us take the final 11 verses of Mark for which the earliest evidence is non-existent. Why and by whom were they later added? Why was Jesus described as riding on a donkey? Because the writer knew it would be seen as the fulfilment of OT prophecy and would therefore […]

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Question The earliest Gospel was written c. 70 AD. We have only purported reports of what Jesus said – see for example Geza Vermes ” The Authentic Gospel of Jesus” or further ” The Jesus Mysteries” by Freke & Gandy. Even evangelical writers such as Mark Stibbe talk of “redactors” and “interpretations.” The claims you […]

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Question: I was rereading your article on the ID debate after reading through an interesting article found at the link below http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/archive/00002583/ It made me reconsider your statement: “There is no experiment one can even conceive of which can test the design hypothesis. What could one do in a laboratory to test whether a system […]

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Question: Will you give me evidence on whether “Christianity is the foundation of liberty”? Answer: I will need to guess what the person from whom you are quoting is trying to claim. I am going to guess that this person is saying that the indirect influence of Christianity on human culture and means of government […]

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I cannot understand why there is the perception of God as a distant being, external to us. A ruler with a human personality and weaknesses, like a puppet master who seems to be not more than a magical-religious being, created by human mind to justify our existence and everything that surround us, instead of preferring […]

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I have been asked a lot of questions over the years, but believe it or not, no one has ever asked me this question! Without context, I am not sure exactly what question you are asking. I would assume you are asking one of the following two questions: 1) What is the philosophical/theological definition of […]

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