The War on Humans
Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and peas have constitutional rights? The War on Humans is a 31-minute documentary that critiques growing efforts to dispara...
Speaking the Truth in Love | Paul David Tripp
The war for words is always a war for the heart, so before you say anything, you need to check your motivation. Paul David Tripp, author of the book "War of ...
Presuppositional discussion NCCA13: Dr. Jason Lisle's opening statement
DISCUSSIOIN ABOUT HOW DOES OUR APOLOGETIC METHOD AFFECT OUR VIEW OF THE AGE OF THE EARTH. WITH Richard Howe, Jason Lisle, K.Scott Oliphint. MEDIATED BY Frank...
The Resurrection of Jesus: Investigation and Apologetic Approach - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
“… God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.” Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.” (Acts 17:30–32 NASB)
What Our Reaction to the Noah Movie Says About Evangelicals - Stand to Reason Blog
"Missing in all of this is any consideration about why Christians should be so invested in what comes out of Hollywood. Maybe it’s age or depression, but I think that part of being part of the peculiar people is not looking to Hollywood for validation...In our desperate desire to seem 'relevant,' Christians are clamoring to join this vacuous conversation. We are sold to Hollywood as a great untapped market that Hollywood can’t afford to ignore...Now, I like watching movies at home, although not as much as I used to. But in looking to join the conversation, we are unwittingly accepting the premise that the 'Life Questions' can be answered by reference to what’s onscreen. They can’t."
The Briefing 04-14-14
2) Raising “moral kids” from a secular worldview ignores the true problem: Sin
Lent Isn't Just About You
You'll have to explain it to most Catholics. [laughter] They're generally attributed to the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus says "Whenever you do one of these things for the least of my brothers, you do them unto me." The things that get listed in various versions of the Gospel are feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick, visiting the imprisoned, and burying the dead. We can write it off, like "Yeah, we'll do these," but this is not on the periphery of our faith. These acts are central to our faith, and we forget that. It's very easy to forget that because we're busy, or because it's hard to think about that we don't really want to consider what that means for our life.
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What is Scientology? The Church of Scientology was founded in the 1950s by science-fiction author Lafayette Ronald (L. Ron) Hubbard. Although the church claims to be compatible with Christianity, the two belief structures––one rooted in science fiction, the other in soteriological fact––are contradictory and cannot be harmonized. First, Scientology teaches that humans are immortal thetans […]
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“In the year 1800, just a little over 200 years ago, only 3% of humanity lived in cities, according to the most accurate estimations. So 97 out of every hundred people did not live in a city. City was a rare experience, a very expensive experience. Cities existed for political reasons, economic reasons, cultural reasons, but very few people actually lived in them. By 1900 that 3% had increased to 10%. But between 1900 and 2007, that 10% had increased to 50%. And by 2050, the low range of estimate is that 75-80% of all human beings will live in cities. Now if you have any normal lifespans, that’s the future you will know. That’s where will 75-80% of people will be.”
Defenders 2 Podcast: Salvation | Reasonable Faith
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Why Should You Care About Katy Perry's Approach to Religion? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
“My upbringing was so strict and sheltered and rigid, and now it’s a lot more loose. I believe in God [but] not as an older guy with a long beard sitting on a shiny throne, or heaven or hell as a destination. I believe you can have your own hell on earth from the actions you do. If you don’t have that accountability, then why don’t you just do everything selfishly or be a menace to society? I have a lot of spiritual, New Agey stuff that I’ve applied to my life now” ( EW , 11/8/13 issue, p. 30).
The Pastors.com Daily
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Letter From Hank - Christian Research Institute
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Is the Astronomy in the Book of Job Scientifically Consistent? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Yesterday I posted a number of scientific consistencies found in the Old Testament . While I think there are good reasons why God might not reveal advanced scientific details in Scripture, I do expect God’s Word to be scientifically consistent with the world we experience. One interesting scientific consistency seems to exist in the ancient book of Job. I am obviously not a scientist or astronomer, so I’ll try to provide links to the references you might use to further investigate these claims. As you may remember, Job was extremely wealthy and had a large family. Tragedy struck and Job lost his wealth, his children and his wife. Job eventually began to accuse God of being unjust and unkind. In response to Job’s complaining, God challenged Job’s authority and power relative to His own. God asked the following series of questions to demonstrate Job’s comparative weakness:
"That's not science!" Translation: "That's not naturalism!" - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Many believe science has disproven God. This is not possible, even in principle. The truth of the matter is that advances in science are providing more reasons to believe in God, not less. While scientific discoveries cannot prove God’s existence, they can be used to support premises in arguments that have theistic conclusions/implications. For example, science has discovered that the universe began to exist. Anything that begins to exist requires an external cause. Since the universe encompasses all physical reality, the cause of the universe must transcend physical reality. It cannot be a prior physical event or some natural law, because there was nothing physical prior to the first physical event, and natural laws only come into being once the natural world comes into being. Whatever caused the universe to come into being must be transcendent, powerful, immaterial, spaceless, eternal, and personal, which is an apt description of God.
Followers, Family Celebrate as Popular Youth Pastor Matt Pitt of The Basement Is Freed From Jail
Popular youth pastor and founder of The Basement in Alabama, Matt Pitt, 30, emerged from the Shelby County jail elated and healthy-looking Sunday morning to cheering family and supporters after serving eight months behind bars.
The more I reflect philosophically on the attributes of God the more overwhelmed I become - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I have found that the more I reflect philosophically on the attributes of God the more overwhelmed I become at his greatness and the more excited I become about Bible doctrine. Whereas easy appeals to mystery prematurely shut off reflection about God, rigorous and earnest effort to understand him is richly rewarded with deeper appreciation of who he is, more confidence in his reality and care, and a more intelligent and profound worship of his person.
The Intolerance of Tolerance - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Mention the word “tolerance” and you are likely to get some interesting responses. Most of those responses will focus on how people have the “rights” to think, believe or act however they choose. In this view, tolerance is all about my rights and thinking on a given topic. At first, that may sound pleasant or even socially acceptable but in fact it is rotten to the core. When people who view tolerance this way apply what they think, the result is to exclude those who believe in absolute truth and absolute morals.
Falsifying The Flying Spaghetti Monster - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
There is a fundamental distinction between the way that Christian apologists approach proving a negative, and the way that atheists approach proving a negative. The distinction is that Christian apologists give good reasons to accept that something doesn’t exist or isn’t true, whereas atheist apologists will commit a fallacy known as an argument from ignorance. The atheist will say “If you can’t prove to my satisfaction that God exists, then I am justified in not believing.” It is an argument from ignorance to say that “X” does not exist because it hasn’t been proven to my satisfaction. However, Christian apologists will say, “We have good reasons to not accept your claim.” and then will proceed to give those reasons.
Scientific Consistency in the Bible Is More Important Than Scientific Revelation - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
As a skeptic, I never personally expected the Biblical prophets (or Jesus Himself) to proclaim scientific truths still inaccessible (and unintelligible) to their audiences. As I read the Bible for the first time, its purpose seemed clear enough: Explain the nature of God, outline the fallen condition of man, and describe the overarching plan to reunite God to the rebellious beings originally created in His image. There are good reasons, in the context of the ancient audience described in the Bible, for God to limit any discussion of science . For this reason, I didn’t expect the Bible to be scientifically insightful or prophetic. I did, however, expect the Bible to be scientifically consistent . In other words, I expected the Biblical text to reflect the truth about the world around me, even if it didn’t explain minute scientific details to an audience clearly incapable of understanding such claims. Scientific consistency was far more important to me than scientific revelation .
I Want My Kids Brainwashed
My kids' brains desperately need washing, as does mine. My children were born with intrinsic self-absorption that, if left unchallenged, might lead them down dangerous paths, both for themselves and others around them. But Jesus—the Logos, Reason incarnate—is the only one who has ever thought all of God's thoughts after him in a perfect way. Through his blameless life my kids will know what pleases God, and through his blood their minds can be cleansed. I pray that someday their minds will be so renewed that they will stand against some of the evils the world around them has embraced without a second thought.
Blood Moons Prophecy: Famous Preacher Says Rare Astrological Event Tonight could Usher in the 'End of Days' (VIDEO)
Exactly a week before everyone on Earth will see the first of four dark red 'blood moons;' last night Mars, Earth, and the Sun aligned in a rare 'opposition of the planets' that only happens once every 778 days. This occurrence is an unusual event that some Christians believe signifies the End of Days.
The Truth about the Crusades | Clay Jones
invaded the lands of those Christians and has depopulated them by the sword, pillage and fire; it has led away a part of the captives into its own country, and a part it has destroyed by cruel tortures; it has either entirely destroyed the churches of God or appropriated them for the rites of its own religion. They destroy the altars, after having defiled them with their uncleanness. They circumcise the Christians, and the blood of the circumcision they either spread upon the altars or pour into the vases of the baptismal font. When they wish to torture people by a base death, they perforate their navels, and dragging forth the extremity of the intestines, bind it to a stake; then with flogging they lead the victim around until the viscera having gushed forth the victim falls prostrate upon the ground. Others they bind to a post and pierce with arrows. Others they compel to extend their necks and then, attacking them with naked swords, attempt to cut through the neck with a single blow. What shall I say of the abominable rape of the women? To speak of it is worse than to be silent. The kingdom of the Greeks is now dismembered by them and deprived of territory so vast in extent that it can not be traversed in a march of two months.
Don Johnson Interviews Lee Strobel on Evangelism and Apologetics - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
So we are meeting right now at an apologetics conference where you are the keynote speaker. I’m sure that’s no surprise to anyone, as you are widely considered one of world’s premier defenders of the faith. Interestingly to me, though, the last time we were together, you were speaking at a conference for a group of evangelists. There you shared that you actually consider yourself first and foremost an evangelist rather than an apologist. I really resonated with that, as it describes my own approach to ministry as well. How important is it, do you think, that apologetics and evangelism be tightly intertwined?
Ravi Zacharias: They all converge on the same truth - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The cumulative evidence for Jesus’ claim to divinity and the prophetic specifics that had to congeal clearly make for a book with the power of the supernatural. That is why writers such as Peter, Paul, John, Jude, and Luke, from highly different backgrounds, nevertheless paint a similar picture of the Word of God who became flesh and dwelled among us, whose pure and impeccable life accompanied his teaching, and that he was the fulfillment of the prophetic voices from Moses to Malachi, who, over more than a thousand years, predicted his coming, his death, and his resurrection. From carpenters to fishermen to educators to theologians to civic leaders to a medical doctor—they all converge on the same truth. These don’t sound like people who would make up a story and one by one go to an early death to support it! Take Paul alone—a Hebrew by birth who studied in Greece and was a citizen of Rome, a highly educated man and a leader in his community. There was nothing he wanted to do more than to disprove Jesus as the Messiah. Yet he ended up writing one-third of the New Testament and paid for his faith in Christ with his life.
A Medical Account of Jesus’ Death
Drawing on the biblical account of the crucifixion, archaeological evidence, and historic documents, combined with modern study, the article aims to “reconstruct the probable medical aspects of this form of slow execution” (1460). The result is a brutal, vivid explanation of what Jesus endured to save people from sin.
Protecting Religious Liberty in the State Marriage Debate
For years, a central argument of those who favor same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love as they choose, but does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents demonstrates that the redefinition of marriage and state policies on sexual orientation have created a climate of intolerance and intimidation for citizens who believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman and that sexual relations are properly reserved for marriage. Now these same citizens are facing a new wave of government coercion and discrimination.
Why We Should Expect Witnesses to Disagree - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Reliable Eyewitnesses Raise Questions As a young, inexperienced investigator, I used to think that an eyewitness would answer all my questions about an event. I wish this were true, but the reality is that for every question an eyewitness answers about what occurred at a crime scene, a new question is often raised. There are times when eyewitnesses even raise more questions than they have answered. I’ve worked a number of cold-case homicides in which an eyewitness account was captured decades ago, at the time of the original investigation. After reading the testimony, I was left with a few troubling questions. How could the crime have occurred like the witness described it? How could the suspect have done what the witness said? There are times when an eyewitness just doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. But after paging through the case file to the next eyewitness statement, the questions raised by the first eyewitness are sometimes answered by the second observer of the event. I call this “unintentional eyewitness support”; times when an eyewitness raises questions that are then unintentionally answered by a second observer.
God's Not Dead: God's Not Dead: There's Proof Everywhere
Moral arguments for God's existence may be defined as that family of arguments in the history of western philosophical theology having claims about the character of moral thought and experience in their premises and affirmations of the existence of God in their conclusions. Some of these arguments are on all fours with other theistic arguments, such as the design argument. They cite facts that are claimed to be evident to human experience. And they argue that such facts entail or are best explained by the hypothesis that there is a God... Other moral proofs of God's existence take us away from the patterns of argument typical of natural theology. They deal in our ends and motives. These variants on the moral argument for God's existence describe some end that the moral life commits us to (such as the attainment of the perfect good) and contend that this end cannot be attained unless God as traditionally defined exists (
From C.S. Lewis, Four Arguments Friendly to a Universe by Design - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Lewis eventually recognized that the argument from undesign suffered from a critical flaw: If the material universe is all there is, and if human beings are simply the products of that universe, then on what basis can they criticize the universe for being so bad? 4 By judging the universe in this way, human beings are presupposing the existence of a moral standard outside of material nature that can judge nature. But where did this moral standard come from? The existence in every culture of a standard by which the current operations of nature are judged implies the existence of a transcendent moral cause outside of nature. Again, this transcendent moral cause is not necessarily personal, but a transcendent personal God is one of the alternatives that can now be considered.
Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coexist on the Iberian Peninsula, suggests re-analysis of dating
The meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first humans, which we used to picture in our minds, did not happen on the Iberian Peninsula. That is the conclusion reached by an scientists after redoing the dating of the remains in three caves located on the route through the Pyrenees of the first beings of our species: L'Arbreda, Labeko Koba and La Vi�a.
From Reliable to Divine: Fulfilled Prophecy in the Old Testament - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
If you’re trying to determine whether or not the Old Testament is historically reliable, archaeology and ancient non-Biblical records can provide “touch point” corroboration of the Biblical text . But the Old Testament claims to be much more than a reliable record of history; it claims to be the very Word of God. In order to assess such a bold claim, we must assess a distinctive feature of the Biblical narrative: prophecy. If a book accurately and repeatedly predicts the future (rather than simply record the past), it moves from reliable to Divine. There are many fulfilled prophecies in the Old Testament, and many websites chronicling these accurate predictions. We’ll focus on some of the better attested examples:
Cheshire writes in a way that matches his demands. He is open about his own failures and public about his church’s efforts to embrace the fallen. The most pointed of these stories is the one I mentioned up front: his connection with Ted Haggard. If Haggard has been broken, has been forgiven by God and his family, why is he useless to the church asks Cheshire? (Cheshire testifies based on their relationship that Haggard is repentant and restored, but he doesn’t offer much in the way of details about Haggard’s story, the process of restoration, or where things stand with some of the lingering questions dating back to his fall from grace.) The same goes for fallen people the church over. “Explain why God used Peter after such a massive failure. Don’t worry I’ll wait,” Cheshire writes. Well? Why is it that God can use Peter, the hot-headed, self-serving, three-times denier, but sinners, even repentant ones, in the church are unworthy of service or maybe even fired or excommunicated?
A Love Story In Pictures You Won't Easily Forget - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
You may have seen this already as it’s been making its way around the internet lately, but just in case you haven’t, I wanted to share it with you. Upon viewing the photos (compiled on one page that loads rather quickly), there was no doubt in my mind that these two young people are deeply in love, but I also think that they are a visual demonstration of the Christian Worldview of what ‘True Love’ really is. True love is not about being happy, or having your needs met by another—both good things in themselves—or so many of the other things that the world tells us it is. True love is NOT a feeling, true love is something you DO!
Is "Faith" Worth Believing? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
So, what is Professor Boghossian saying? That “faith” which is a strong or complete trust or confidence in someone or something is really just “pretending to know,” which is acting as if something is true when it is not true.” Does the professor’s use of the English language seem contradictory? (contradictory – “a proposition so related to another that if either of the two is true the other is false and if either is false the other must be true” Merriam-Webster)
Look Around You: Exploring how Atheism and Christianity account for what really matters - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Today I want us to think about the things that really matter in life: love, hope, beauty, purpose. No matter who you are or what you believe, these are the things that count. Nobody lies on their deathbed and thinks, I wish I’d understood cosmology better or had a firmer grasp of Schroedinger’s Cat. What matters is this: was I loved? Did I experience beauty? Did I have hope? At the end, did my life contain some purpose – was it worth something? There are 2 major worldviews in the West – Atheism and Christianity – so let’s see how those 2 worldviews make sense of the above.
Isn't God a placebo? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Consider the skeptical claim that “ religion only serves to provide an empty hope that helps us manage our fears .” God is a placebo. This all too common sentiment deserves a careful response, if only because of its proven rhetorical power to both discourage believers and bolster unbelievers against belief. Naturally as Christian I agree that most religions offer false hope. However, I do believe that Christianity offers a true hope. I further believe this hope allays fear. How then do I interact with this claim?
Holy Week, Day 2: Monday
The following video, filmed in conjunction with our book The Final Days of Jesus , features short explanations from and interviews with New Testament professors Nicholas Perrin (of Wheaton College) and Grant Osborne (of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), focusing in particular on the cursing of the fig tree, the cleansing of the temple, and the role of the temple in the theology and practice of Jesus. We will be releasing a new video each day this week.
Sometimes the truth is easy to find, but that doesn't mean we'll believe it - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The ability for a human being to not believe the truth about something can be breathtaking. Atheists and skeptics of Christianity consistently say that the reason they don't believe in God is because there is no evidence for Him. If they could just find the truth — good evidence for God and for the historicity of Jesus — atheists say that would make all the difference in the world, and they'd immediately believe.
‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Now Wes Anderson’s First $100 Million Blockbuster
According to the receipt-tracking site Box Office Mojo, Grand Budapest Hotel is now the first Wes Anderson movie to surpass the $100 million mark in international ticket sales—and it’s by a wide margin. The Royal Tenenbaums earned $71 million internationally and Moonrise Kingdom , his third highest grossing film, took in $68 million. Congrats Wes Anderson, we see big things in your future ...
Quantum Vacuum and the Cheshire Cat - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
If we can grasp the fact that potentiality is a second domain of existence, and thus that possibilities are to some extent real entities, we can begin to understand the nature of the quantum vacuum and its relationship to daily existence. The vacuum . . . is the underlying, lowest-energy state of all, the source of everything that is. The vacuum does not, however, “ex-ist” [sic] in the strict Latin meaning of the word, which has the connotation “to stand out.” We cannot see, touch, or measure the vacuum. It is a sea of pure potentiality, a kind of preexistence whose excitation gives rise to existence. Thus potentiality is the source of existence, while existence itself is a plethora of actualities or “manifestations.” This kind of thinking is familiar to mystics, particularly Eastern ones, but it is alien to mainstream Western thought and illustrates one of the crucial ways in which quantum physics heralds a new paradigm. (p.42)
Two Different Creation Stories in Genesis? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I remember talking with a skeptic I’ll call “Julie” while travelling to Northern California from down south. I don’t remember how the conversation began, but I do remember that she was pretty sure that we couldn’t trust anything written in the Bible. Why? She told me it was “because the Bible contradicts itself right from the beginning!”
Morality and the Old Testament Law: Seven Quick Points - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
When Christians argue that God is the ground of morality, they are not arguing that we need the Bible to have moral knowledge. God himself, not the scriptures, is the ground of morality, right and wrong, good and evil! The apostle Paul was quite clear: a person can know deep moral truths even if they have never heard the scriptures. Romans 2 and 1 Corinthians 5 . (Note that these passages also assume that unbelievers often obey the moral law when those who know the scriptures do not!)
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Bridging the Gap in Communicating about Morals - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
We have already studied the ideas of internal and external critique . These concepts are key to understanding the dialectic of a particular topic. The purpose of this article is to bridge a communication gap between the skeptic and the Christian. On the one side, the Christian is saying that there is an issue with a skeptic’s claiming that God is not really good, or the problem of evil eliminates (or renders extremely unlikely) God. The problem, she says, is that evil is an objective moral value, and the skeptic doesn’t (in these hypothetical cases, anyway) believe in objective moral values! On the other side, the skeptic is saying that, on their view, God is still bad. It’s my assessment of this issue that both sides are talking past each other, and that both sides are correct, in particularly relevant ways. I think the application of the distinction between internal and external critiques will be helpful here.
The Problem of Palm Sunday
The Gospel writers tell us a crowd gathered, gushing with excitement, and lined the road in front of Jesus as he slowly rode into the city. As he made his way, one step at a time by the beast of burden on which he sat, a sort of carpet was being sewn together ahead of him. Fresh, green palm branches, presumably picked from nearby trees, and thick, worn clothing, likely from the backs of the crowd, formed a tapestry of endearment toward Israel’s long-awaited Messiah.
Kevin DeYoung Book Launch Event
Join us on April 25th to explore these questions and more at "Taking God at His Word," a special book launch event sponsored by the Westminster Bookstore and Crossway Books. The daylong event will be held at Covenant Fellowship Church in the greater Philadelphia area. The event will feature plenary addresses by Kevin DeYoung, as well as panel discussions with David Powlison, Carl Trueman, K. Scott Oliphint, and G. K. Beale.
Should Churches Offer Vocational Retraining for Fallen Pastors?
Let me explain both of these points a bit more. First, the promise of financial security beyond ministry will not increase the likelihood of repentance. The assurance of vocational retraining is like a safety net for a well-known tightrope walker. It may spare a broken neck, but it won't save a shattered reputation. The tightrope walker would probably take the broken neck over the negated carrier. The excruciating cost for a pastor confessing his moral failure transcends earning potential—his professional reputation, his marriage and family makeup, his sense of the meaning of his very existence. In other words, there are plenty of other reasons his flesh will find to hide if he is not sincerely convicted by the Holy Spirit.
Why Does Science Work? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
You find it strange that I consider the comprehensibility of the world (to the extent that we are authorized to speak of such a comprehensibility) as a miracle or as an eternal mystery. Well, a priori, one should expect a chaotic world, which cannot be grasped by the mind in any way . . . the kind of order created by Newton’s theory of gravitation, for example, is wholly different. Even if man proposes the axioms of the theory, the success of such a project presupposes a high degree of ordering of the objective world, and this could not be expected a priori. That is the ‘miracle’ which is being constantly reinforced as our knowledge expands.
Abraham and Isaac - Why, God? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Take for example the story of Abraham and Isaac in the Old Testament. Now what on earth was going on there?! Abraham, chosen by God to be the father of a nation, takes his only son, Isaac, through which apparently that promise from God was to be fulfilled, and offers him to God as a sacrifice. Abraham was to kill his only son.
What Is Christian Faith? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The object of faith includes all the things that are believed about God, as communicated by the Bible. These things that are believed are expressed in propositions (e.g., Jesus is the Son of God). These propositions, however, are only pointers. They direct our attention to the real object of faith, God. If the real object of faith is God, then why do we need all the propositions that capture our beliefs about God? Kreeft and Tacelli explain, “Without propositions, we cannot know or tell others what God we believe in and what we believe about God.”