Why do Christians believe what they do? Why do they choose the God of the Bible over any other religious following? Learn about the person of God and why His followers choose Him through Christian theology and apologetics articles by various Blogos contributors.

For more apologetics articles, see Compelling Truth and Keep Watch.







Hang it up, already!  |  Nov 19, 2014
The "telephone game" analogy says our version of the Bible was handed down with all the accuracy of a secret told by eight fifth-graders. It's an argument atheists use when they want to phone it in.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Why are good works valued in every culture? Evolution doesn't explain it. And they don't bring salvation. So why are good works integral to who we are as humans?

Read more...Don Strand


Kabbalah and Messianic Judaism  |  Nov 12, 2014
What do Messianic Judaism and Kabbalah have in common? Just a root in Judaism. One is the completion of God's promises to Abraham. The other is sorcery and witchcraft.

Read more...Rabbi Robert


Jesus and the Jewish Messiah

Part 1: The History of Jews, Jesus, and Christians  |  Oct 8 2014
Part 2: Revealing the Jewish Messiah  |  Nov 5 2014

Rabbi Robert


While atheists deny the existence of God, they cannot refute intelligent design. What argument are they promoting to explain away God?

Read more...Jim Allen


Can salvation be lost?  |  Oct 29, 2014
If salvation can be lost, can it also be re-found? What sins result in salvation being lost? How can I know if I need to be re-saved, or if I just need to confess my sin and repent

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


My "Lifeboat" Eschatology  |  Oct 21, 2014
Eschatology is a legitimate field of study. But it's more important to know where you stand with Christ than to know the details of His return.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Has Jesus always existed as God and the Son of God? Or was He created?

Read more...Gloria Small


How the Microbe got his DNA  |  Sep 29, 2014
How did the microbe really get his DNA? Every theory of abiogenesis includes a significant episode of "it just happened...somehow," without any plausible reason to believe it actually could happen.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Does the Bible say Christians can lose their salvation? Can you lose your salvation if you don't go through the sanctification process? What does growing in faith have to do with going to heaven?

Read more...Gloria Small


Given all the evil, wickedness and suffering on this planet, one could be forgiven for thinking the extent of human sin might make God feel discouraged, even grieved. Does God get discouraged with us?

Read more...Lesley Mitchell


No responsible parent would let a child speak at them with insults and vulgarities. So why do people think it's okay to use blasphemy against God?

Read more...Jeff Laird


Evidence of Exodus  |  Sep 3 2014
Many critics claim there is no evidence of large slave populations in Egypt — as usual, those claims have no basis in fact, and there is substantial archaeological evidence which fits nicely with the Biblical Exodus.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Was the New Testament written to make Jesus fulfill Old Testament prophecy? What literary criticism tells us about Jesus.

Read more...Maggie Peil


The imposter theory supposes that someone else pretended to be Jesus between His burial and ascension. Why this makes about as much sense as Mystique impersonating Rogue.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Faithless Fairy Tales  |  May-Aug 2014
Introduction: How science pioneers relied on the Bible as much as their microscopes.
Part 1: The real story of Galileo — His faith, his science, and his relationship with the Catholic Church.
Part 2: The Scopes Trial — A smear campaign against Christianity? Or a movie about McCarthyism?
Part 3: The Crusades — Calling the Crusades a war against poor, defenseless Muslims is an insult — to the Muslims!
Part 4: The Spanish Inquisition — Not what you expected.

Start HereJeff Laird


The God Delusion: how Richard Dawkins' book on religion, philosophy, and science taught me about deep emotional hurt and hatred.

Read more...Kristi-Joy Matovich


Argument From Reason  |  Aug 6 2014
Naturalists say that reason is a part of evolution. But is reason even possible for physical stuff? Or is it proof there's something more in the universe?

Read more...Jeff Laird


Fallacy and Logic  |  Jul 2014
Christian apologetics is a noble cause, but logic is sometimes a rare commodity. How to argue truth without falling into fallacy.
Part 1: Straw Men, False Causes, and Bandwagons
Part 2: Genetic Origins, No True Scotsman, and the Texas Sharpshooter
Part 3: Appeal to Authority, Personal Incredulity, and the Slippery Slope

Start HereKersley Fitzgerald


Replacement theology is an unbiblical teaching that says the church has replaced Israel in God's blessings and promises. British Israelism goes a step further, claiming that Great Britian is descended from the Ten Tribes of Israel. Meg Tisdale discusses why this belief is grounded not in Scripture but anti-Semitism.

Read more...Meg Tisdale


Reincarnation and Christianity  |  Jun 24 2014
Many Christians are falling into the false belief that the Bible is compatible with eastern reincarnation. Beth Hyduke discusses how reincarnation is completely contrary to Christian beliefs as expressed in the Bible.

Read more...Beth Hyduke


Is healing based on faith? Does wealth come from prayer? Jesus' call to His followers was to reject worldly things and expect hardships. How prosperity theology gets theology all wrong.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Was Jesus' fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy self-fulfilling? Or is Jesus really the Messiah promised by God to the nation of Israel?

Read more...Jeff Laird


The Gospel of Barnabas  |  May 22 2014
Is the Gospel of Barnabas really over 1500 years old? Why a Muslim-friendly account, filled with cultural anachronisms, can't be the true story of Jesus.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Deepak Chopra combines western medicine, Eastern mysticism, and Christianity into his own personal philosophy, then sells that philosophy to others. Does he help people? Or is he merely professing to be wise and exchanging the glory of God for an image of corruptible man?

Read more...Sally Plemons


What were they smoking?  |  May 16 2014
Did the apostles hallucinate Jesus' appearance after the resurrection? Or did Jesus really come back to life? Why the hallucination theory goes up in smoke.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Does Leviticus make mistakes in describing animals? Rabbits don't chew their cud. Bats aren't birds. Grasshoppers don't have four legs. Does Leviticus 11 prove the Bible is in error?

Read more...Jeff Laird


Blood out of a (Moon) Rock  |  April 15 2014
Are upcoming lunar eclipses a precursor to fulfilled prophecy? Is something significant about to happen to Israel? Or are blood moons just astronomical anomalies?

Read more...Jeff Laird


Joel Osteen  |  March 17 2014
For the saved, Osteen's teachings are like the hollow candy shell: empty calories, better spent on something more nourishing. For the unsaved, Osteen's ministry isn't just a problem, it's a flat-out obscenity.

Read more...Jeff Laird


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

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Do Christians have to obey the Old Testament Law? Does God expect New Covenant believers to submit themselves to the laws of the Old Covenant?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


Is religion the cause of most wars in the world?  |  Jan 16, 2014
Part 1: Religion isn't the problem
Part 2: People are the problem
Part 3: The Bible says be nice to each other

Maggie Peil


A 30 Second Argument for God  |  Jan 21, 2013
A quick argument for the existence of God: How can you be here if He doesn't exist?

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Why bawl at Paul?  |  January 15 2014
Many believe that Paul's theology contradicted Jesus'. Is this true? What does the Bible say?

Read more...Jeff Laird


It is common for Muslims today to argue that the Bible has been corrupted over the ages. But what if the Qur'an's own words actually affirm the Bible?

Read more...Gary Meredith


We vaccinate our children against small pox, polio, and the flu. But how can we vaccinate them against the world's deadliest disease—false-teaching?

Read more...Jeff Laird


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

Read more...Robin Schumacher


What do Santa and God have in common? Atheists say both are fanciful figments of our imagination. But does the Santa Claus argument really disprove the existence of God? Or does it just make people think they sound smart?

Read more...Jeff Laird


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?

Read more...Robin Schumacher


How to Witness to Atheists  |  Nov 18, 2013
How do you witness to atheists? With love, humility, patience, and prayer. In short, with the same attitude we should have in all our encounters.

Part 1: Attitude
Part 2: Resources Maggie Peil


Truth, John MacArthur, and Strange Fire  |  November 18, 2013
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'?

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Tripping over the Trinity  |  November 18, 2013
How can a monotheistic God be the Trinity? How can Jesus be God if He prayed to God? How can one God live in hierarchy with Himself?

Read more...Jeff Laird


Were Paul and James false prophets?  |  November 12, 2013
Both Paul and James seem to have prophesied that Jesus would return within the lifetime of their audiences. Jesus didn't. Does that mean they are false prophets?

Read more...Bill Brenner


Neuroscience and Free Will  |  November 11, 2013
Current neuroscience theory says all of our actions are determined by outside stimuli and we have no free will. Very few know to take this to its logical conclusion: are we responsible for our actions?

Read more...Jeff Laird


Milk and Meat  |  Oct 16, 2013
Every Christian should learn apologetics, but first we must know our own faith. We must have milk before meat.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Was Jesus invented by the Romans in an attempt to put an end to the conflict in 1st century Israel? Did the Romans invent a covert Messiah who emphasized peace to solve their problems with constant Jewish rebellion?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


Immortal and Moral  |  Sep 19, 2013
Why did God make us with an immortal soul? Why did He give us free will to choose our immortal destiny?

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


A review of Reza Aslan's 'Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.' Was Jesus a failed revolutionary or the Savior of the world?

Read more...Dan Barkman


Adoption  |  Aug 6, 2013
How is adopting a child similar to God adopting us?

Read more...Gwen Sellers


Why do we have to live our lives? Why can't God just take us now? Is it possible that we're on earth for a reason?

Read more...Gwen Sellers


In collaboration with apologetics315.com, Robin Schumacher presents a series of slideshows for churches and teachers on Christian apologetics.

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Many churches today encourage their congregation to give a 'first fruits' offering. What is it, and does it belong in the church?

Read more...Compelling Truth


Timeless: A Picture of Salvation  |  June 21, 2012
Salvation means an alternate timeline for those who believe. Jesus Christ died on the cross to take away the consequences of Adam's mistake. No wonder we love stories about temporal paradoxes.

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Is it dangerous or beneficial for a Christian to study other religions? How studying the basics of other faiths can strengthen our own beliefs.

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


How can we reconcile God's love with the reality of hell? Many people, believers and non-believers alike, struggle with this question. For many, it is the reason why they feel that God cannot exist. Is there any way to resolve this tricky issue?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Our increasingly pluralistic society often suggests that all religions basically worship the same God. Is this true?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Why Study Apologetics?  |  May 7, 2013
Why should we study apologetics? Isn't enough to know what we believe without worrying about the evidence that supports our belief?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


What makes a Christian a Christian? According to the Bible, there is only one thing that makes a person a Christian, and that is faith in Jesus Christ. But what does that mean?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Free will vs. determinism is an age-old debate. The Doctor on Star Trek Voyager is a character from a future society whose technology gives us a new look into the ins and outs of free will. What exactly is it that makes us free?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


What are some good arguments for the pre-tribulation rapture of the church? Is there any reason to believe it will happen? Or is the book of Revelation a symbolic text? Should we be looking forward to a rapture?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Christianity is built on the foundational belief that Jesus died and rose again on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). The Qur'an frequently mentions Jesus, calling Him a messenger of Allah or one of the prophets (Sura 5:75). What does Islam teach about the death of Jesus?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. New Testament accounts state that Jesus was born of a virgin named Mary. Did you know that the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, also speaks about the birth of Jesus (Isa)?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


What is Religism?  |  March 6, 2012
Is religism a problem in the church? What does the word mean? Does this video contain an important message in it that we should take seriously? What are the dangers of defining religism as "Bible-based bigotry"?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


God as author? Analyzing the process of writing a fiction story tells us something about the way God interacts with us, His creatures. Can the characters of a story act in a way that is contrary to their nature? Can we?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Why Should We Study Apologetics?  |  January 30, 2013
Apologetics is the area of Christian theology that deals with providing evidence or reasons for why we believe. But why should we study it? How can apologetics be useful in day-to-day life?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


The Bible and Being Gay  |  January 24, 2012
What does God really say about homosexuality? This controversial issue offends unbelievers and confuses Christians. But what is the truth? Is being gay a sin according to the Bible? What does the Bible say about being gay?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


It is a common statement in today’s pluralistic society to hear someone say, “We all worship the same God.” But is this true? A brief look at the God of the Bible and Allah in the Qur’an offers two conflicting views of God that indicates that these two deities cannot represent the same being.

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Unpacking Atheism  |  November 7, 2012
Part 1: Dr. William Lane Craig: Unpacking Atheism
Part 2: The Artist and the Lawyer: Dr. Holly Ordway and Randall Niles
Part 3: Reaching Atheists: How to share Jesus without scaring friends and family

Start hereKersley Fitzgerald


Can the Gospels be trusted?  |  October 31, 2012
Many questions are often raised regarding the reliability of the Gospels in the Bible. Why were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John written so long after Jesus' ministry? Who were these authors, and how can we be sure that they knew what really happened in the life of Jesus? Blogos author Dan Barkman uncovers whether or not the Gospels are historically accurate.

Read more...Dan Barkman


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?

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Confused yet? Religion on the internet (and most places these days) is just a series of platitudes and opinions. Can we afford to be vague when it comes to truth? What's at stake?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


What Does God Require?  |  October 6, 2011
What does God require from man? Is the Bible just a book of rules and regulations that we have to follow or else? What is the purpose of all those laws? And what happens when we don't follow them?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


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?

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Catholics assume that the doctrine of purgatory is true, but the Bible says that all our sins are eliminated on the cross. What was the point of Jesus' death if we have to continue to pay for our sins after we die?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


The Protestant Catholic conflict has been in existence for ages. But is there any real reason for it? Don't Catholics and Protestants believe the same thing? When it comes to the gospel, the truth is, they don't.

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Is right and wrong an archaic idea? Are good and evil simply defined by pleasure and pain? Or is there more to it? Where do we get our definitions of good and evil?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer
 


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