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Interview: William Lane Craig on the Impact of C.S. Lewis

This video features an interview that William Lane Craig did near the 50th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death.  In the interview, Dr. ...

Miriam Grossman explains what young people are taught about sex in the schools

I wanted to post a lecture given by someone with experience counseling students about sexual health at a major university campus. Here is the speaker’s bio: Miriam Grossman, MD, has been a ps…

Sunday Praise: "Ever Be" by Aaron Shust

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Here’s Usain Bolt Easily Beating James Corden and Owen Wilson in a Foot Race

Recently, Olympic legend Usain Bolt stopped by The Late Late Show, and decided to show off just how fast he is. Bolt took to the CBS parking lot to race host James Corden, actor Owen Wilson and the entire staff of the comedy show, most of whom, were clearly unprepared to take on an Olympian. The end result isn’t exactly surprising, but Corden’s deadpan approach to attempting such a brave feat makes the whole thing worth watching.

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Look at All that Goes into Translating a Gene

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Elon Musk Wants To Put People On Mars And He Just Might

Is it possible that the full-service space station in Pixar’s Wall-E may be a future that’s closer than we think? Billionaire and business magnate Elon Musk thinks so. At the International Aeronautical Conference in Mexico on Tuesday, Musk presented the Interplanetary Transport System (or ITS), a privately funded project to design a spaceflight system transporting humans to and from Mars. A lot of things have to go right for Musk’s vision to become a reality, from the technology to the $500 million investment it will take to fund a single rocket, spaceship and tanker. When asked why this is a project motivating Musk to spend an endless amount of energy and money on, Musk said: “It would be an incredible adventure. I think it would be the most inspiring thing that I can possibly imagine. And life needs to be more than just solving problems every day. You need to wake up and be excited about the future. And be inspired, and want to live.” Is the next great frontier life on Mars? We’ll let you decide.

This Insane Slackline Video Will Make You Break Out in a Cold Sweat

A slackliner named Ryan Paul Robinson used a GoPro to film his insane walk to “Moai Tower” in Tasmania, and it is all kinds of nope. Watch at your own risk.

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Unmistakable: How We Know the Bible Is True

Ever since I first got serious about the question of how we know the Bible is true, it has seemed to me that the most urgent question is not how to provide arguments that convince modern atheists (like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Christopher Hitchens), but rather, how it is that an uneducated Muslim villager in the bush of Nigeria, or a pre-literate tribesman in Papua New Guinea, can know that the message of the Bible is true so that, three weeks after hearing and believing it, he would have a justified, warranted courage to die for his conviction. He could die for the truth of the Scriptures, and not be a fool.

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Worship Is Not Made-to-Order

The Promised Land is full of idols, which God commands the Israelites to destroy, and the basis for this command is holiness. God’s name will dwell there, and his people are to be identified by that name and live by that name (Deuteronomy 5–6). Thus, if they are God’s chosen people they must worship at God’s chosen place according to his command, to “do all that I am commanding you” (Deuteronomy 12:14). In other words, not only our desires for personal worship, but our whole life needs to be conformed in holiness to the desires of the one we worship.

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Crossway on Twitter

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4 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

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Book Preview: Cold Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace

About the Authors J. Warner and Susie Wallace have been training young people in the church setting for over a decade. J. Warner is a cold-case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, FOX News, Court TV and other crime related television shows. A former atheist, he is the author of Cold-Case Christianity , God’s Crime Scene , and Forensic Faith . J. Warner has a master’s degree in theological studies, and Susie has a master’s degree in speech pathology. About the Book Children between 8 and 12 are at the critical age when they start to ask if Christianity is true. Cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace knows the thrill of high-stakes investigation and presents the case for Jesus in a compelling way while training kids “how to think, not just what to think” as they examine their faith intelligently. Cold-Case Christianity for Kids includes author illustrations, and is supported by an interactive website that allows kids to download chapter activities and “case note” fill-in sheets. When these are successfully completed and assembled in an “Academy Notebook,” readers will be qualified to earn a Cold-Case Academy “Certificate of Merit.

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Every Knee Shall Bow?

With all these questions in the air, we in the church should be especially sensitive to the racial tensions in the history of America, and how quickly old wounds can be reopened. We weep with those who weep. Often that’s the only thing we can do after watching the latest dash-cam video. We grieve for the families now left without sons and husbands and fathers. We call for prayer. And we must remember. There is a history to this country that will not be easily forgotten. We have a long way to go, but we have a gospel to guide our way — and a justice-seeking Savior who reigns today, and extends hope to all who would surrender to him.

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Lee Strobel on Twitter

Here we are in front of our movie house with our movie car. #thecaseforChristmovie pic.twitter.com/4rghJLfr7d

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Tim Tebow Hit By Pitch, Charges Mound To Offer Instant Forgiveness | The Babylon Bee

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL—Playing in his second instructional league baseball game with the New York Mets organization Thursday, Tim Tebow was hit by a pitch from lefty Chandler Hawkins during his third at bat. According to witnesses, the former NFL player immediately threw down his bat and aggressively charged the pitcher’s mound—but rather than engaging in the traditional fistfight or shoving match, Tebow rushed out to immediately forgive Hawkins face to face.

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The State of Theology

What we believe about God, about sin, about salvation, what we believe about ourselves as human beings, about other religions and about the Bible, what we believe about controversial social issues—all of these beliefs are influenced by our culture. But this survey indicates that regular exposure to Christian worship may have a tremendous counter-cultural effect. Evangelicals who attend church each week are far more likely to hold biblical convictions than their less regular peers. Infrequent church attendance leaves many uncertain about their beliefs and adrift theologically, even if they still consider themselves evangelical.

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Eric Metaxas: Bonhoeffer, Brexit & Backing Trump - Premier Christianity

The author’s profile reached a new peak in 2012 when he gave the opening address at the National Prayer Breakfast with President Obama seated next to him. Obama’s policies on abortion and religious liberty had long been anathema to many evangelicals, including Metaxas. That he was able to make Obama laugh while delivering pointed criticisms of the president’s administration is a testament to Metaxas’ rhetorical ability (whatever you make of his politics). He even made sure the POTUS left with a copy of his Bonhoeffer work in hand.

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Kindle 4 Christ on Twitter

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Will God Ever Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

When Paul says he won’t give what is beyond what you are able, he means, not beyond what you are able with God’s help . We know that because of a couple of other things he says. For example, in 2 Corinthians 9:8 he says, “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” In other words, in every test or temptation, the question is, “Will I do what I ought to do?” And Paul says, “There will be grace,” not just, “I am depending on you to use your resources without depending on grace.” “I am giving you grace so there will be grace to do it. But you are not independent of my powers to help.”

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Ligonier Ministries on Twitter

Watch as @RCSproul examines the question of final authority in the life of the church and of the Christian. http://TheNext500Years.com  pic.twitter.com/pUsE09dVGd

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American Evangelicals

After years of earnest but less public attempts, it is now with heavy hearts, and a hope for justice and restoration, that we Christian leaders urge ‘progressive’ evangelicals and Catholics to repent of their work that often advances a destructive liberal political agenda. We write as true friends knowing that most believers mean well. We desire the best for you and for the world God loves.

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Eric Metaxas on Twitter

Truly, my interview yesterday w/Todd Komarnicki is one of the best. Listen here & see SULLY. Todd also produced ELF! https://soundcloud.com/the-eric-metaxas-show … pic.twitter.com/yWOQRBUfF1

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All Student Summit: Taking Care of Your Soul - Donald S. Whitney

All Student Summit: Taking Care of Your Soul - Donald S. Whitney

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How Can We Convince a Nonbeliever That the Bible Is the Word of God?

Before I try to answer that question directly, let me make a distinction that is important at the outset. There’s a difference between objective proof and the persuasion or conviction that follows. John Calvin argued that the Bible carries both persuasion and conviction in terms of its internal testimony—the marks of truth that could be found just by an examination of the book itself—as well as external evidences that would corroborate that substantial evidence to give solid proof for its being the Word of God.

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CrossExamined Radio w/ Dr. Frank Turek

Listen to CrossExamined with Frank Turek on American Family Radio network Saturday, 10-11 am Eastern on AFR network streaming audio and FM radio Tune in to our weekly call-in radio program hosted by Frank Turek on American Family Radio network. Join Frank as he discusses challenging topics, takes calls from listeners, and interviews dynamic Christian apologists. Sponsored by CrossExamined.org, this apologetics program is both informative and entertaining!  It is also available in podcast at the iTunes link below.

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KJ on Twitter

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ESPN on Twitter

Back in the playoffs! The defending NL champ @Mets have secured a wild-card spot on the second-to-last day of the regular season. pic.twitter.com/otMgF0lX0T

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We Need More Christian Kids Hearing from Atheists

A Barna Group Study released earlier this year reports some dramatic shifts in how American youth approach the Bible. Today's youth read the Bible much less than young people have even fifteen years ago and fewer Millennials see the Bible as a Holy book, let alone one inspired by God. 1 Of course, the rise of skepticism has only added to young people's disillusionment about God's word. As the Barna researchers noted, the culture has seen a steady rise of skepticism "creating a cultural atmosphere that is becoming unfriendly to claims of faith."2

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It's Crippling to Believe Only in Science

I've written several times on how today's culture holds an over-inflated view of science . Science is a great tool that helps us to learn about one very specific subset of knowledge: the mechanics behind the natural world. It cannot tell us about other crucial pieces such as what constitutes knowledge, what constitutes a meaningful relationship, or how to stop people from being evil. Given its limited scope, therefore, science is of a certain limited value.

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Left for College a Christian, Returned an Atheist

My new book Forsaken God?: Remembering the Goodness of God Our Culture Has Forgotten , releases February 9. I have a section on Generation to Generation where I discuss the tragedy of losing the next generation for God, especially college age kids, and what we can do to keep them sold out for Jesus. I also share in Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter how I ignored the warning signs when my daughter was taught about Darwinism and evolution in High School.

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Crossway on Twitter

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Over 30, Single and Very Content

As a getting-older single myself, I don't know that I've ever met anyone (Christian or non) who was single and didn't have at least a mild desire to be in a relationship. My observation has been that God does not simply remove the desire from peoples' lives; he just asks us to surrender them to him. Using myself as an example, I don't know that I've ever met a man of reasonably close age without at least briefly wondering if he's single, and if so, if he could be "the one." Most of the time, my thoughts never wander any farther in that direction. My desires have never panned out when my thoughts have gone beyond that. So I've had to learn to be content in spite of the normal and godly desire to be married. Bringing it back to your conversations with your relatives, if I never marry I don't believe I will regret it. But that doesn't mean that marriage isn't still a desire.

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Did the Apostles Have a Resurrection Faith?

While some critics doubt the centrality of the resurrection, the majority of scholars accept that Christianity was a resurrection faith since its inception. In The Resurrection of The Messiah , New Testament scholar Christopher Bryan begins his inquiry with the assumption that three established facts can be considered “historical certainties,” one of which is the centrality of the resurrection in the earliest Christian self-definition.[1] Bryan is not alone in his estimation. According to ancient historian Paul Barnett, “It was this twin conviction, that Jesus was the Christ and that God had raised him alive from the dead, that drove and energized the first disciples and that alone accounts for the rise of Christianity as we encounter it in the historical records.”[2]

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Finding God In The Mundane, Not Just The Instagrammable

Only later did I realize this with-ness is quite ordinary. These extraordinary moments of being aren’t restricted for hiking in the Alps and the Instagrammable moments of lives—though they feel that way. Most of us believe that sort of heightened joy, peace and contentment is not for the everyday. It’s for the extraordinary, mountaintop moments: births and baptisms, proposals and promotions—the moments that take up more photo space in your phone and Instagram feed than they ought to.

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WORLD on Twitter

Forgive those debtors: And don’t let past interactions freeze your opinions about others https://world.wng.org/2016/09/forgive_those_debtors … pic.twitter.com/9VsLPMHcyZ

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Denny Burk on Twitter

LSU OFFENSIVE YARDS 257 vs. Wisconsin 368 vs. Jacksonville St. 270 vs. Mississippi St. 338 vs. Auburn 634 vs. Mizzou (w/o Les Miles) https://twitter.com/lsufootball/status/782430490099843072 …

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The Failures of Naturalism

As I mentioned in my last article, there is no objective morality in naturalism . Good and evil, right and wrong are just personal preferences or social constructs. What’s right for you is right for you and what’s right for me is right for me, otherwise known as moral relativism . But does this really match reality? Do you honestly think that the wrongness of murder and rape are just cultural conventions? That the Holocaust wasn’t really , truly , objectively wrong? Because that’s what the consistent relativist must say. The Nazis believed the Holocaust was good and so it was really a good thing for them. ISIS thinks it is okay to behead their enemies and imprison women as sex slaves. And we have no right to judge them. Do you honestly think this is correct? I doubt it.

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Hillsong NYC’s Carl Lentz: At This Church, We Are Not Saying 'All Lives Matter'

I would encourage anybody who cares about people, to somehow find a way to hear voices of those that don't share your journey. It will impact you. And times are as urgent as they have ever been... What's cool to me?? I don't see this photo and think about color. I see this photo and I think about family.. #occupyallstreets also.. Shout out to Corey Robinson who declared "I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT BEING BLACK! EVERYTHING!" Haha i cannot relate, but you totally convinced me.

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If Paul Could Tweet

The internet (and ease of travel) has dramatically increased what global evangelists can do quickly. We can organize ourselves across many countries, manage budgets from a home office, and stay in close touch with supporters. If Paul could reach so many in his lifetime without such technological marvels, imagine what God can do through us with them.

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Praying for a Breakthrough

So if you’re praying for a breakthrough and not seeing it, and in fact experiencing more temptations to discouragement, frustration, weariness, doubt, and cynicism than before, do not give up. Increasingly intense fighting always precedes strategic breakthroughs. Strategic ground is not yielded easily. You’re up against more than you know. But “he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). He has overcome the world (John 16:33) and he will give you justice (Luke 18:8).

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Lecrae teamed up with Leon Bridges on this new song for “Birth of a Nation” called “Own My Own” http://relm.ag/98rLhYz  pic.twitter.com/3kp0gojOVw

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Militant Atheism's Hypocrisy Problem in 8 Points

Though many non militant atheists may identify with some of these views. I am not calling you hypocritical if you do. However, I would urge you to examine the consistency of these views if you do hold some of them.

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Evangelical Views of the 2016 Election: Ethics and Theology Professor on Why Trump is the Best Candidate for President

4. A Vote for the Supreme Court The last word on all our rights is decided by the Supreme Court which is now split down the middle. The next President will tip the scales on the liberal / conservative divide on the High Court. Our next chief executive officer may very well appoint two to four justices who, when elected, will form the court for a generation or more. “We the People” will decide on who the President will be, and he will decide which candidates will be voted on by the Senate. The candidates for President have clearly declared themselves on this issue. Trump is on record in favor of conservative judges, and for this reason I am for Trump.

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Study Says Universe Had No Beginning and No Big Bang?

What does this new study mean? First of all, I do not expect many scientists to abandon the big bang model in favor of this new one. The big bang model is firmly entrenched (the big bang is too big to fail, so to speak), so not many scientists will give it up willingly. The discovery of the cosmic microwave background a half-century ago is taken as the great proof of the big bang model. It would require a complete reevaluation of the cosmic microwave background to dislodge the widespread support that the big bang model has. There are a few scientists who are committed to belief in an eternal universe—some of them likely will be attracted to this new model. I think that this might be the motivation of the authors of this new study. If there was no big bang in the past, then how did the universe begin? Of course, there is the option of biblical creation, but this does not seem to be the underlying belief of the authors of this new study. They have not yet indicated what they think. One possibility is that they may propose that the universe is oscillating. Normally, the idea of an oscillating universe is an infinite series of a big bang, followed by expansion, an eventual contraction, leading to a big crunch, followed by a new cycle initiated by another big bang.

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Corrupting Science: What’s Really Driving Discovery

Modern science is often hailed today as the objective source of knowledge about our world. Still, however, this enterprise is a human endeavour. How much of what we know from modern science can we trust? Join Andy, Steve, and Daniel as they discuss a brief article put out by The Economist.

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Apologetics for Cats: Clever Clickbait or Savvy Strategy?

My first Dead End A year ago, confident and hopeful, I started this blog, excitedly heading down the Internet Highway to find and share useful apologetics content. I reasoned that if I could point busy, overwhelmed Christians to satisfying, field-tested answers, they’d confidently engage their neighbors on tough questions about faith. Conversion stories would begin to trickle in, Christians would grow bolder, hard-working apologists would be appreciated…

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WORLD on Twitter

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5 Reasons to Keep Politicians Out of Your Pulpit

What’s wrong:  Despite good intentions, this also confuses the purpose of our worship gathering. It is right to encourage the saints to practice good citizenship as an implication of the gospel (Rom. 12:17–18; 13:1–7; 1 Pet. 2:13–17). But we shouldn’t turn corporate worship into a political showcase to do so. We should “keep first things first,” remaining singularly focused on Christ and his gospel (Eph. 4:13). On Sunday the saints don’t gather to learn about political candidates; they gather to learn about Jesus Christ. If we allow our worship service to become a “rock the vote” rally, we send the message that our unity rests more in our common U.S. citizenship than our common Lord and common faith (Eph. 4:5–6, 13).

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Study finds young men are playing video games instead of getting jobs

Jacob Barry, a 21-year-old from Grosse Point, Mich., who works part-time making sandwiches at a Jimmy John's and dreams of becoming a therapist, says the community — as well as a sense of escape — is what draws him to video games. After logging as many as 40 hours per week playing games, Barry realized that he was using games as a way to avoid the pressures of working life. "Honestly, I realized it was a bad thing when my mom would say things like, 'When are you going to go apply for these jobs? When are you going to go back to school?' And then in the back of my mind I kept hearing fun facts about these games."

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Biola University Launches Second Annual Startup Competition

"You've probably heard the saying:  'when you do what you love, it isn't work.'  Incorporating your gifts and passions in your daily life is an incredible feeling and brings peace because you are doing what God designed you to do,” said Schad. “I feel blessed to be able to share my journey as an entrepreneur and in the corporate world and hope to inspire Biola Startup Competition participants to pursue their passions in their life.”

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... Ed Stetzer ... on Twitter

Just saw an ad saying @HillaryClinton fought for children her whole life... and I just wish that included unborn children.

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Take atheism for a test drive!

Contrary to common atheist rhetoric, the Christian Bible encourages people to logically scrutinize everything, rather than to accept things based upon blind faith. As 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (in the Christian Bible) puts it, “Test all things; hold fast to that which is good.“

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Help! My Pastor Became An Atheist!

Christians emphasize “faith,” which has a tendency of getting us into trouble because it’s easy to stop questioning something with the misguided notion that to stop questioning is an act of faith. Yes, some questions are better left unanswered, such as what God wills for a given course of events or whether salvation is better understood in light of Calvin or Arminius. It’s not biblical, however, to stop asking questions if it’s done out of cowardice or slothfulness. We’re meant to strive for accurate knowledge (Rom. 12:2; 1 Cor. 14:29; 2 Cor. 10:5; Eph. 5:1; 1 Thess. 5:20-21; 1 John 4:1), which doesn’t give one permission to be lazy. And if one is afraid of learning something that may upset their current dispositions, what do you think the body of Christ is for? There’s protection in the company of others. How else are we supposed to grow if not together (Eph. 2:19-22; 4:15-16; Phil. 2:2)? The Church is a place for ideas, not just sociality; Church is a place for people to get smarter.

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What is the Basis for Morality?

Thank you for contacting Answers in Genesis. First, I’m not sure that anyone can escape being raised up without any religion whatsoever—whether secular humanism, naturalism, evolutionism, Christianity, Islam, etc. I had the privilege of being raised in family that respected the Bible and its teachings, whereas many others were raised with evolutionary religion or even had it forced on them. Logically, though, if people are taught from a young age that nothing matters, that there are no morals, and that they can do whatever pleases them, and that “survival of the fittest” is “the way the world works,” then what type of society should we expect? After all, leading evolutionary spokesperson Richard Dawkins makes it clear that there is no basis for morality in evolution:

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Erotic Liberty versus Religious Liberty

I never thought I’d live to see the day when erotic liberty trumped religious liberty in the United States of America. Those who fought for the right to religious freedom established this great nation —t hat was worth dying for!  We threw off the shackles of a religion dictated by the State so we could worship God freely, without any governmental strings attached. If our founding fathers were alive today, I wonder how they’d view the current conflict between religious freedom and sexual freedom. I don’t think they would have seen this coming…

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70 God's Two Books of Revelation
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72 Evangelical Views of the 2016 Election: Evangelicals, We Need to Start Looking Beyond the Candidates
73 Do You Think Homosexuality Is Wrong?
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