Defensive Arguments

The Bible warns us that the world will argue against the reality and truth of God. But truth is found in the Bible, and that is where we base our defense.

Day One: God in the Old Testament
At the very heart of this question lies a fundamental misunderstanding of what both the Old and New Testaments reveal about the nature of God. Another way of expressing this same basic thought is when people say, "The God of the Old Testament is a God of wrath while the God of the New Testament is a God of love"...
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For more, see: "God in the Old and New Testaments"

Day Two: Anthropomorphism
The word anthropomorphism comes from two Greek words, anthropos, meaning "man," and morphe, meaning "form." In theological terms, anthropomorphism is making God in some way into the form of man. Mostly, it is the process of assigning human characteristics to God...
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Day Three: God and Sexism
Sexism is one gender, usually male, having dominance over the other gender, usually female. The Bible contains many references to women that, to our modern mindset, sound discriminatory towards women...
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Day Four: God and Megalomania
Megalomania is mental disorder causing a person to hold exaggerated opinions about his power or abilities. Someone who thinks he is much more important, powerful, or capable than he really is, despite all evidence to the contrary, would be considered a megalomaniac...
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Day Five: Edomite and Canaanite Gods
The idea that Yahweh started out as an Edomite, Midianite, or Canaanite deity is a modern myth promoted by secular scholars. The starting point for these theorists is an anti-scholarly bias against the possibility that God is who the Bible says He is, namely, the one-and-only Creator...
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Day Six: The Flying Spaghetti Monster
Flying Spaghetti Monsterism (also known as Pastafarianism) is a "religion" created by a man named Bobby Henderson. Mr. Henderson created this satire in protest of the Kansas State Board of Education’s decision to teach intelligent design as an alternative to the theory of evolution...
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For more, see: "Answering the Question 'Which God exists?'"

Day Seven: Heavy Rocks
This question is frequently asked by skeptics of God, the Bible, Christianity, etc. If God can create a rock that He cannot lift, then God is not omnipotent. If God cannot create a rock so heavy that He cannot lift it, then God is not omnipotent. According to this argument, omnipotence is self-contradictory...
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Published 10-25-16