The word for truth in Greek is aletheia, which literally means to "un-hide" or "hide nothing." It communicates the fact that truth is revealed or discovered – never invented. "True truth," as Francis Schaeffer used to call it, reveals the actual state of reality and stands in stark contrast to today's "true for you but not for me" way of thinking. Truth is also embodied in a person, Jesus Christ, who made the audacious claim "I am the truth" (John 14:6). We unashamedly admit we look to Christ and God's Word as our litmus test for truth.

This blog, written by apologist and theologian Robin Schumacher aims to show you that God's truth impacts you in such a compelling way that it not only changes what you do, but changes what you want to do. And when our desires match God's, that's when we are blessed, as Jesus said: "If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them" (John 13:17).







Should You Be Islamophobic?  |  Aug, 2014

What do the Qur'an and the Hadith say about war and peace?
Can we reject Islam while still loving Muslims?


Leaving the Faith  |  Jul 28, 2014
Pastors and Christians in general oftentimes wrestle with the question of why some people who profess to be believers walk away from the faith. Simply put, it’s what they want to do.

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Most atheists claim they reject God because of logic. Further discussion, however, will reveal questions about evil in the world, unanswered prayer, and the behavior of so-called believers — issues Christians should wonder about, too.

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Planned Parenthood claims that the Bible does not condemn abortion; that it doesn't even mention abortion. Is this true? What does the Bible say about abortion?

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"Which god exists? Odin? Thor? Allah? There are countless gods to choose from so why I should I believe in the one you're talking about?" It's actually a very valid matter to discuss. Is there a reasonable way to determine what kind of supernatural deity or deities really exist?

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Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists claims that faith means pretending to know things that you don't know. Why this doesn't make any sense, spiritually or etymologically.

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Bart Ehrman's new book, 'How Jesus Became God,' gives evidence that Jesus is not and didn't claim to be God. Does he have a point? Or is it old arguments, rehashed for a new book?

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Robert Greg Cavin claims it is statistically more likely that Jesus had a twin brother who took His body and then took His place than that God raised Jesus from the dead. Does his argument destroy Christianity? Or is it another wild goose chase?

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The Heart of Slander  |  Mar 24, 2014
The rule when debating a Christian seems to be 'when you can't defeat the issue, attack the speaker'; what the Bible says about slandering others.

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Some people accept the Bible as God's word. Others completely reject what it says. What you believe about the has nothing to do with textual criticism and historical apologetics and everything to do with the Holy Spirit.

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False prophets, false scripture, and false savior — how Mormonism fit into the pattern of false religions.

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Why It Matters What You Believe  |  Feb 25, 2014
Does it matter what you believe? One falsehood about Mark 16:17-18 cost a man his life -- how much more will those who disbelieve the entire Bible lose?

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Young earth/old earth, rapture/no-rapture, free-will/predestination -- what do we really have to believe to be saved?

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Are the best Christians those who doubt their faith? Or those who think through their faith?

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The Worst Friday Night Ever  |  Feb 3, 2014
Our worst day, worst week, worst year, are images of a day long ago — the worst Friday ever.

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A 30 Second Argument for God  |  Jan 21, 2014
A quick argument for the existence of God: How can you be here if He doesn't exist?

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Your New Year's Spiritual Exam  |  Jan 2, 2014
Are you saved? How can you tell? Your New Year's spiritual self-examination.

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Atheists love to tell Christians how to be more culturally and religiously sensitive to those who don't follow their beliefs. But how can atheists be more respectful to believers during Christmas?

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Why Isn't Everyone a Christian?  |  Dec 13, 2013
Does God want everyone to be saved? If so, why isn't everyone a Christian?

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Does God choose who will be saved or does He offer His grace to everyone for them to accept or reject? Can we choose God on our own?

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John MacArthur's conference Strange Fire featured several speakers that insisted the signs gifts are not common in the current church age. Are they right? Are 'gifts' like tongues actually 'strange fire'?

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Is Atheism the Reason Millennials are Leaving the Church?
Part 1: The Friendly Atheist  |  Aug 5, 2013
Part 2: A Response to the Friendly Atheist  |  Aug 20, 2013

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In collaboration with apologetics315.com, Robin Schumacher presents a series of slideshows for churches and teachers. What is Christian apologetics and why do we need it?

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The agnostic scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman has studied Christianity extensively and arrived at conclusions uncomfortable for Christians. Some of these conclusions are wrong--but some are right.

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The agnostic scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman has studied Christianity extensively and arrived at conclusions uncomfortable for Christians. Some of these conclusions are wrong--but some are right.

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Secularists would have us believe that the greatest freedoms come to those whose states are completely removed from the church. But rights under a God Who does not change are far more secure than those given by an evolving government.

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The Gift of Tongues: The Series  |  May 22, 2013
Part 1: Tongues in the Bible
Part 2: The Gift and Fact of Tongues Today

There is a great deal of confusion in the Christian community regarding the spiritual gift of tongues. To understand its role today, we must first understand it's role in the Bible.

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First Timothy 2:9-10 gives a sort-of dress code for women, but for what purpose? Is God more concerned with a woman's modest dress or her heart?

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From the Holocaust to the existence of Jesus, it's possible to find truth if we really look. So why, despite all the evidence, do people refuse to believe truth?

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The abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell killed thousands of babies including many who were born alive. Many in the mainstream media hid his actions by not reporting on them. Both acts are an attack on the image of God we are created with.

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The Spiderman Fallacy  |  April 24, 2013
The Spiderman Fallacy is committed any time the discovery of a mundane element from a myth, legend, or story is taken to mean that ALL other parts of that story, even the supernatural, are also true. Robin Schumacher explains why atheists should not use the Spiderman fallacy argument to try and support their skeptical position on the Bible and/or whether Jesus actually existed.

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ was a miracle. No matter if you believe in God or not, or if you're a philosophical naturalist or a Christian, the account and effects of Jesus' resurrection are truly miraculous. Non-Christians may scoff at this claim, but the resurrection can only be explained in one of three ways: biological, psychological, or theological. Which is correct?

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Does God Violate Our Free Will?  |  March 19, 2013
The thought that God never violates what people want to do and the choices they make is something that gets repeated so often that a lot of Christians simply accept it as a biblically-supported fact. But is it?

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Why are Atheists So Angry?  |  March 14, 2013
No one argues that our society today encourages us to respect everyone's beliefs and be "tolerant" of worldviews that may or may not agree with our own. However, the spirit of tolerance that is supposedly such an integral part of the philosophical pluralism that pervades our culture hasn't found its way into the new atheist movement.

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Robin Schumacher sorts out the top five incorrect stereotypes and misconceptions about Calvinism using the T.U.L.I.P. acronym to further explain the five points of Calvinism.

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A common charge atheists make against Christianity is that those who profess to be Christians are only doing so because they were raised in a Christian household. If those same people were raised in a Muslim or atheist home, they'd sport that particular belief system instead. Their conclusion is that Christianity is just a cultural trend and not truly valid.

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Raising Children With or Without God  |  February 12, 2013
CNN's iReport recently carried a blog post entitled "Why I Raise My Children Without God" by an atheist Texas blogger on her site, "Kids Without Religion", a blog all about "raising kids as independent, logical thinkers". Robin Schumacher works through each her arguments to explain why he has decided to raise his children with God.

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What happens when a naturalist meets the supernatural in a way they didn't expect and can't refute? Does their naturalistic worldview instantly collapse into ruin as they are forced to acknowledge that there is something beyond the physical? Not necessarily...

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Science can be misused by human beings to cause great suffering and harm in the same way that evil people can either erroneously or deliberately distort a religion to get whatever end result they are after. Robin Schumacher explores two common atheist arguments which purports that "everyone is an atheist" and science is the only real truth.

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Whether someone is born a homosexual or not is a debate that continues to rage. But when the "born this way" argument extends to pedophilia as a sexual orientation, will it still hold up? Just because a person is born with a particular inclination towards a behavior, that does not make it moral and good in the eyes of God.

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Why All Roads Do Lead to God  |  January 9, 2013
Critics of Christianity are almost universal in their complaint of Christians being narrow-minded, arrogant, and intolerant where other beliefs are concerned. How can Christians think their way is the only way, and their road is the only one that leads to God? Yet it’s absolutely true that all roads do lead to God—no matter what you believe.

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Christianity has never argued that a person needs to be a Christian to initially recognize evil or sympathize with those who are the victims of it. Atheists claim to understand right and wrong, but what objective standards or measure do they ground their moral pronouncements in without borrowing from the Christian moral framework?

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The King Makers: A Look at the Magi  |  December 27, 2012
The magi are often represented as three men who quietly appear on the night of Jesus' birth, then disappear with no real significance being tied to their visit other than to provide Jesus with a few birthday gifts. But that's not even close to the truth!

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Tis the Season for Christian Reason  |  December 18, 2012
Nothing threatens an atheist's worldview quite like the celebration of Jesus’ birth and resurrection, so to help ease their anxiety, they erect billboards and other such signage that is aimed at telling Christians how ignorant they are to believe in things these groups consider to be superstitions and myths. How do we defend something "unreasonable"?

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The Futile Search for a Secular Savior  |  December 12, 2012
When you hold God's funeral, someone will always take His place. That particular someone will each time seek and come to power under the promises of delivering their audience from the fears and problems that plague society. They will always present themselves as a savior to their desperately-seeking and needy populace.

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Counterfeit Christians  |  November 22, 2012
Part 1: Are you one? How do you know if you're born again?
Part 2: Bearing Fruit: The fruit that we bear shows if we really follow Jesus.
Part 3: U-Turn Christians: Those who leave Christ were never really with Him.

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Missing it on Morality  |  November 14, 2012
The oftentimes heard assertion, “You can’t impose your morality on someone else” is a fallacy. Such thinking misunderstands, first, that every law has a moral basis to it in some form or fashion. Second, someone’s morality will always be imposed on others; it’s just a question of whose morality it will be.

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Is Getting a Tattoo a Sin?  |  October 30, 2012
Since Leviticus 19:28 was addressing ancient Israel and their behavior in the world, does it apply to us today? If God cares most about the inside of a person rather than what's on the outside, is it ever wrong for Christians today to have tattoos?

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If you're a Christian, what would it take to convince you that the atheists are right? If you're an atheist, what would move you to believe that Jesus is who He claimed to be and that God created everything, including you?

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The Bible certainly appears to condemn homosexual practice, so how can Matthew Vines and other homosexual apologists claim that it doesn't actually mean homosexual sex? The key, they say, lies within the Apostle Paul's word usage. But does the original Greek text support their arguments?

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The Problems with Moral Relativism  |  September 26, 2012
Moral relativism is a philosophy that asserts there is no global, absolute moral law that applies to all people, for all time, and in all places. But when you bury God's moral law along with Him, what will take His place?

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Once a Christian affirms a literal interpretation of Scripture, immediately skeptics pounce. Can you believe what the Bible says about history, Jesus, and more when it has narratives that describe animals speaking like human beings? I think you can; let me explain why.

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Are Atheists Smarter than Christians?  |  September 17, 2012
Are unbelievers really smarter than Christians or other people of faith? Or is there something else at work? No one denies that throughout all of history there have been brilliant men and women who have believed in God and there have also been equally intellectually equipped individuals who have denied the existence of any gods. Why is that?

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Should you be agnostic?  |  September 4, 2012
Agnostics state that it is difficult to hold any truth with certainty or that they simply do not know if God exists. How can the claims of the New Testament and its account of Jesus Christ hold up against agnostic fact-checking criteria?

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What don’t you like about Jesus?  |  August 28, 2012
Part 1  |  Part 2
So you don't like Christians? Okay, but let’s talk about Jesus. What don’t you like about Him? Robin Schmacher addresses two common arguments against Jesus in this two part series.

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Hate Speech or Truthful Talk?  |  August 2, 2012
Hate Speech or Truthful Talk? - What is hate speech, really, and are Christians guilty of it? Did Jesus ever say anything that today would be considered hate speech?

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Romans 1 and Homosexuality - Does Romans 1 really condemn homosexuality? What are the unnatural relationships that are so strongly condemned in Romans chapter 1?

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Gay marriage and a chicken sandwich - What is the real story behind the Chick-Fil-A controversy? Why is tolerance such a one-way street when it comes to gay marriage?

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Many decades ago, Christian theologian and philosopher Dr. John Edward Carnell proposed a systematic method for testing any belief system to determine its validity. How do Mormons' beliefs stand up under Carnell's test?

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Eventually, when all has been said and done and argued, we cannot talk a person into accepting the Kingdom of God. We have to rely on God, who is the only one that can break through the barrier of unbelief.

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If an archaeologist can walk into a cave and ascertain from a few scratches on the wall that an intelligent source was there, it seems to me that with all the information surging through our bodies, we have some pretty extraordinary evidence for the claim of a supernatural Creator.

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Does atheism make sense in light of history? What does the evidence of the life of Jesus of Nazareth do to the atheists' arguments? Is there any historical evidence for atheism? How do history and atheism work together?

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The black church is the center of same sex marriage debate in a recent article. Is it hypocrisy for the black church to denounce homosexuality, in light of slavery?

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Where is the empirical evidence for the big bang, the multi-verse, or evolution? DNA contains information, but atheists say there is no intelligent source behind it. Is this even possible? And since we know that chaos creates unreliability, how can an atheist even trust his own intelligence?

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The implied idea that just because a person holds a worldview that is devoid of God means that no evidence needs to be brought forth in defense of that held belief is absurd. Christians hear it all the time in one form or another from atheists and skeptics: they want evidence for Christianity.

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Does religion cause war? You might be surprised to learn that all faiths combined – minus Islam – have caused less than 4% of all of humanity's wars and violent conflicts. Further, they played no motivating role in the major wars that have resulted in the most loss of life.

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I have no problem talking to atheists. But when a person is hating god and hating Christians, their words become hurtful. Although we disagree on theological matters, I've found atheists to be respectful, smart, and understanding in many of our discussions.

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Peer-reviewed journals dismiss the killing of infants, claiming that their "potential personhood" is irrelevant. What kind of a society kills its own children? A barbaric one. Abortion is murder.

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Militant atheism and islam are different in many ways. But there is something they have in common. What is it? What do these two opposing worldviews agree about? What do militant atheism and islam have in common?

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I think the best definition of ‘nothing' is Aristotle's: "Nothing is what rocks dream about." What is the atheist's definition of nothing? Is it possible that the universe really came from nothing?

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Good Christian Belles  |  March 15, 2012
Good Christian Belles, a show on ABC, portrays Christians in a bad light. But is there a justifiable reason for such a negative portrayal of believers? Does the behavior of professing Christians in the U.S. reflect what we believe?

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A recent accident involving quran burning has brought to light a disturbing double standard. If an accident can spark so much anger and apology, why are deliberate acts against the Bible treated as no big deal?

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Unlimited atonement vs. limited atonement. Which one is correct? Is it even possible to know, or is the knowledge too high for us? Can the Bible and plain logic give us an answer?

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Bible Translations  |  February 28, 2012
Part 1: The Issues
Part 2: A Comparison of Translation Methods
Part 3: What is the Best Study Bible?

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Proposition 8 |  February 28, 2012
Part 1: The New Standard of No Standards
Part 2: Who is the Moral Authority?

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The Multiverse: 1895 – 2012. R.I.P.  |  February 28, 2012
What did the Multiverse attempt to prove or disprove? And why are scientists now saying it's not possible? What was the point of the multiple universes theory to begin with? And what does its existence – or non-existence – say about God?

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What makes death a tragedy? Can an atheist truly call Whitney Houston's death a tragedy, or is tragedy a concept that requires belief in a deity? Is it possible to define Whitney Houston's death as tragic, from an atheistic perspective?

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Tim Tebow is a Christian. Would that make you not want him for a neighbor? An interesting poll was recently taken about Tebow and it has to do with his being Christian. Why are people responding negatively to his Christian beliefs? And what does it mean?

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Evolution Facts: A Few Reminders  |  January 24, 2012
Are there some evolution facts that are compatible with Scripture? Do all aspects of evolutionary biology have to be false in order to prove the Bible is true? If some aspects of evolution are factual, does that mean that the Bible is suddenly improbable?

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It's natural to rely on what we can see and touch and experience, but can logic and reasoning ever fail to give you the right answer? What are the limits of science where God and spirituality are concerned?

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An Unlikely Apologetic  |  November 1, 2011
The movie The Exorcist is just a clever horror story. Or is it? From the ancient world to the modern, there are records of demonic possession in every society. If demons are real, what's to say God isn't real as well?

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Generation Hex  |  October 31, 2011
Generation hex - fantasy or fact? And is the rise in occult fiction and movies tied to a real-life rise in occult interest? Why is a renewed interest in the occult occurring worldwide? Has science really eliminated the need for spirituality?

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What feelings should be induced by listening to a sermon? Humor is often used to produce a light-hearted antidote to heavy convictions. But does it go too far and erase them entirely?

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Why Are So Many Scientists Atheists?  |  October 13, 2011
What is it about science that it seems to produce atheists? How do scientists think about God, and why do they reject His existence? Why are so many scientists atheists?

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Is it possible for a person to have true assurance of salvation? How can we tell if our faith is real? Is there any way to know? If you are asking this question, you aren't the only one.

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Atheists protest the Seven in Heaven street sign because it mentions Heaven. Why don't they protest agains other things that don't match reality, like Santa Claus or the Valhalla golf course? Why is the religion so offensive to them?

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The Best Arguments Against Christianity  |  June 27, 2011
Part 1: The best arguments and how to refute them
Part 2: Some depressing Christian statistics
Part 3: Our spiritual transformation problems
Part 4: The bad business ethics of christian ministry
Part 5: The marks of true christianity
Part 6: Unbelievers in the pews
Part 7: Being different is the best defense



Should it matter to us what politicians do behind closed doors? Should their private actions affect their public persona? Do private sins change a person's ability to do a good job?

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When Harold Camping said that the rapture would occur and the end of the world begin on May 21st of this year, some people believed him. Does this prove that faith is pointless? Is the Bible still trustworthy?

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Watch out for thought police: Frank wasn't fired from Cisco because of poor job performance or because he openly talked about his beliefs on homosexuality at work, but he was fired for holding a private belief that homosexuality is morally wrong and daring to express that view in public.

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What is Faith?  |  May 16, 2011
Part 1: What is faith?
Part 2: Defining faith
Part 3: Faith that and faith in–an important distinction
Part 4: What it takes to have faith
Part 5: The biblical concept of faith



Rob Bell and "Love Wins"  |  May 2, 2011
Part 1 Truth loses when 'Love Wins': Hopeful gospel or dangerous heresy?
Part 2 What really happens after death?: Does the Bible really say?
Part 3 Universalism and the truth about hell: Is everyone saved?

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Has God given us a sign that authoritatively bridges the gap between history and faith where Jesus is concerned? What is the sign of the prophet Jonah in Matthew 12:39?

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Can the account of Jesus' death and resurrection be historically verified? Why should I believe that there is any truth in the story of Easter?

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