Truth, Tolerance and Civility: The Distortion of Virtues That Matter
What is tolerance? Has tolerance come to mean moral apathy in today's society? How can one effectively engage different worldviews and help build a society b...
Moderated Debate Between Michael Brown and Don Preston
Drs. Michael Brown and Don Preston will be debating the subject of Israel and Eschatology with James White moderating.
Cross-Examining Dr. Stephen C. Meyer
This episode of ID the Future (idthefuture.com) features Dr. Stephen Meyer responding to his critics during a questioning period before the Texas State Board...
Does God Exist? William Lane Craig vs Michael Payton
William Lane Craig is a guest with Michael Payton on The Michael Coren Show. The Michael Coren Show, Canada -- January 29, 2009 We welcome your comments in t...
Tyra part 5 Transgender children and their parents speak out
much of the work for the Tyra Show appearance was done by Kim Pearson. she is the Executive Director of TransYouth Family Allies as well as President of PFLA...
505. How Do We Set And Accomplish Goals?
Jason Jimenez lays out how we can set and accomplish goals in our life.
504. How Do We Engage Muslims?
Jay Smith unpacks how Christians can engage Muslims in apologetic conversation.
Discipleship in the Most Destitute Places: Tim Keesee on the Front Lines of Missions
Today’s interview is with Tim Keesee, a veteran missions mobilizer and author of the new book Dispatches from the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance in the World’s Difficult Places. This captivating travelogue gives incredible accounts of Christians testifying and spreading the gospel across the globe. With stories spanning from China to Pakistan to Iraq, this […]
What You'll Need Most to Continue to Engage Atheists - Stand to Reason Blog
Those aren’t just words of disagreement, they’re dangerous calls to action that, if enough people were convinced to believe them in the future, would cause Christians—think specifically of yourself and the people you love—to suffer. Maybe you could love atheists like this for a while, while your passion and hope are strong, but not forever. Not on your own.
The Briefing 06-03-14
1) Controversy over POW trade example of moral complexity of fallen world
Truthbomb Apologetics: A Quick Refutation of Pluralism
Welcome! It's been wisely stated that the way one answers the question, "Is there a God?" defines a life.
Here at Truthbomb Apologetics we strive to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever.
Critical thinking is strongly encouraged, reason is a must, and all are welcomed!
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
Pope Francis tells couples not to substitute dogs and cats for children - Religion News Service
What we were put on earth to do? Is reproduction an end in itself or a means to an end? Would that be to have children and raise them to believe as you do so they have more children that believe as you do? Kind of a vicious cycle. All creatures do this innately but are usually much less able to escape nature culling their numbers when their numbers rise to the point of being overly destructive than are humans. What is the point and purpose of ultimately populating the Earth beyond its capacity to support over population? One has to be blind not to see the disastrous effects of the competition for resources, habitable space, etc. caused by over population. According to scripture God has reached His limit on tolerating humanity a couple of times. Against His better judgement He has allowed the best family He can find to survive so they can repopulate the Earth. Ultimately He gave up on perfecting the species so He sent His only son to be a sacrifice to atone for the past and continuing sins of humanity. I thought believing in Christ and His promise of eternal life is what gives meaning to life and its reward.
The Gospel Coalition - Be Strong and Courageous—Literally
It's easy, in the context of God's reassurances, to read the command "Be strong and courageous" in a spiritual and metaphorical sense. To be sure, the command is strictly spiritual in places like 1 Chronicles 28:20 and Psalm 31:24. But with recent debates about manhood and womanhood in my mind, the obvious hit me: If a man hopes to be courageous in battle, it helps if he feels literally, physically strong and capable. To be sure, the Lord can send panic and confusion into the ranks of heathen armies (Judges 8, 2 Kings 7), but that doesn't always happen. It's clear that David's mighty men had both spiritual courage and physical strength to fight lions, giants, and superior numbers (2 Sam. 24:8-23). Similarly, David's general Joab both trusted God and also expected to fight hard in 2 Samuel 10.
Grace to You
Fasting is also always linked with a pure heart and must be associated with obedient, godly living. This is the attitude that will motivate the one fasting not to attract attention to his deprivation and spiritual struggle. Fasting is not to be a display for anyone, including God. Genuine fasting is simply a part of concentrated, intense prayer and concern for the Lord, His will, and His work. Jesus’ point is that the Father never fails to notice fasting that is heartfelt and genuine, and He never fails to reward it.
The goal of this event is to allow two prominent voices in the public square – one Jewish (Prager), and one evangelical Christian (Ravi) – to engage in an open, honest and entertaining dialogue about these challenges we face as a nation and civilization. This is about asking and answering tough questions in a God-honoring and purposeful way.
4 People Who Successfully Argued With God
I agree! I think sovereignty is a difficult topic which is largely a mystery to us. As Gregory of Nyssa said “Concepts create idols; only wonder understands anything.” When we build our idea of God around concepts like sovereignty, we tend to change God's character and slowly create an idol. I believe God is a God who wants us to wrestle with Him. He wants us to plead, beg, ask, and struggle because like the parable of the Persistent Widow, our judge is attentive to our needs. It's a mystery we can't fully grasp, but it's one that makes the Judeo-Christian God unique. Our God is love and that love is woven into our lives in a way where prayer makes a difference. How or why...I dunno.
Are You Called?
These days, many persons think of careers rather than callings. The biblical challenge to “consider your call” should be extended from the call to salvation to the call to the ministry. John Newton, famous for writing “Amazing Grace,” once remarked that “None but He who made the world can make a Minister of the Gospel.” Only God can call a true minister, and only he can grant the minister the gifts necessary for service. But the great promise of Scripture is that God does call ministers, and presents these servants as gifts to the Church. One key issue here is a common misunderstanding about the will of God. Some models of evangelical piety imply that God’s will is something difficult for us to accept. We sometimes confuse this further by talking about “surrendering” to the will of God. As Paul makes clear in Romans 12:2, the will of God is good, worthy of eager acceptance, and perfect. Those called by God to preach will be given a desire to preach as well as the gifts of preaching. Beyond this, the God-called preacher will feel the same compulsion as the great Apostle, who said, “W
The Pastors.com Daily
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The Gospel Coalition - Women, Work, and Faith: Five Common Themes
This search for significance seemed especially common in the reflections written by stay-at-home-moms. One wrote, “Since my son was born, I have struggled that this season of my life-work does not feel very ‘spiritual.’” Another said that, when she tells people what she does, her answer “often elicits reactions that make me feel like I may as well say I traded my brain for my first child.” A former engineer confessed, “Although being at home with my son has been one of the biggest blessings of my life, I still cringe when I’m asked the inevitable question, ‘And what do you do?’ I often feel the need to justify myself, reminding my new acquaintance that, although I am staying home with my son now, I used to have a really cool job.”
Focus Joins with National Institute of Marriage to Help Couples in Crisis | Jim Daly
Conversely, once couples have “graduated” from one of the marriage intensives, the staff at NIM can refer them back to Focus so we can come alongside them with ongoing resources, materials and wisdom. We know our marriage-related broadcasts, family help specialists, and web-based resources will help these couples because God has used our efforts to help save more than 140,000 marriages in the last 12 months alone.
Muhammad and the Messiah: Comparing the Central Figures of Islam and Christianity - Christian Research Institute
Of course, the bedrock of Christian belief has always been Jesus’ resurrection (1 Cor. 15:12–19). When we look at the first-century evidence, we find that after Jesus’ death, His followers became depressed because their teacher had been killed. Yet these same followers were suddenly transformed into bold preachers, most of whom went to their deaths confidently proclaiming that Jesus had risen from the dead and had appeared to them. We see a similar transformation in two people who weren’t followers of Jesus during His earthly ministry. The apostle James went from being a skeptic who rejected Jesus (John 7:5) to being a leader in the early church, all because he was convinced that Jesus had appeared to him (1 Cor. 15:7). The apostle Paul initially persecuted the church and tried to destroy it (Acts 9:1–19). After seeing Jesus on the road to Damascus, however, he started preaching the same message that Peter, James, and the rest of the apostles were preaching—that Jesus is the risen Lord (1 Cor. 15:11). The only explanation that fits these historical facts is that Jesus rose from the dead.
When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. provides this unique approach to homeschooling, answering these and other questions. He maintains that education is discipleship; the goal of seeing your children bear fruit, grow in grace, and become more like Christ.
On With It!
Wesley wrote, "Unless the divine power has raised you up to be as Athanasius contra mundum [Athanasius against the world], I see not how you can go through your glorious enterprise in opposing that execrable villainy which is the scandal of religion, of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing! Go on, in the name of God and in the power of his might, till even American slavery (the vilest that ever saw the sun) shall vanish away before it."
The Sneaky Way Automakers Are Getting Us to Accept Self-Driving Cars | Autopia | WIRED
The big car companies have taken a gradual approach to implementing self-driving technology. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Nissan, and others are introducing autonomous capabilities into their models bit by bit. You can’t buy a car that will drive itself just yet, but you can get one that will keep you in your lane, adjust your speed on the highway, and brake before you hit the stopped 18-wheeler you didn’t notice because you were dipping a French fry in ketchup.
Hurricanes with female names more deadly than male-named storms
In the coming Atlantic hurricane season, watch out for hurricanes with benign-sounding names like Dolly, Fay or Hanna. According to a new article from a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, hurricanes with feminine names are likely to cause significantly more deaths than hurricanes with masculine names, apparently because storms with feminine names are perceived as less threatening.
Francis Schaeffer: If there is no truth, there is also no hope - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Christianity is realistic because it says that if there is no truth, there is also no hope; and there can be no truth if there is no adequate base. It is prepared to face the consequences of being proved false and say with Paul: If you find the body of Christ, the discussion is finished, let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die. It leaves absolutely no room for a romantic answer.
A Glimpse Inside Israel's Hasidic Communities
For many non-religious Israelis, ultra-Orthodox Hasidic communities are part of the landscape of daily life, but remain in many ways foreign and unfamiliar. Pavel Wolberg had recently begun a career as a freelance photojournalist in 1999 when he happened upon a Hasidic wedding ceremony. Fascinated, he decided to immerse himself in a new world that thrived right in his own backyard. “I started to be interested in this world because it's really different from my world but it’s actually just five minutes from my house,” he said. “I see this community everyday.”
bakslashr: That is the argument that Dr. Richards puts forth here. Nobody makes something moral bc they "say it is." Morality is not created by humans, it is merely recognized. Jay Richards points out that all people recognize morality regardless of their theistic or atheistic world view. Having considered that, does atheism or theism suit to explain that fact best? Jay Richards thinks (and we do as well) that atheism falls fatally short. Theism is the best explanation.
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Amazon.com: Preparing Your Teens for College: Faith, Friends, Finances, and Much More eBook: Alex Chediak, Tedd Tripp, Tedd Tripp: Kindle Store
When Alex wrote his first book, "Thriving At College: Make Great Friends," he gave me a copy to read. I couldn't put it down. I said to myself, 'why didn't I think of that!' It was so good that I had my Youth Pastor order copies for all of our graduating high school seniors. I also recommended it to other friends who had kids going off to college or who were already in college. Now comes "Preparing Your Teens for College: Faith. Friends, Finances, and Much More." You know what? He sent me a copy of this one as well. WHAT A GREAT BOOK! I just sent it to my best friend whose daughter is going to attend the college where Alex teaches. You have to read this and then give it to friends or if you are in the ministry, give it to the parents of teens. Alex, "YOU GO BOY!"
Does Cessationism Still Stand? A Response to Tom Pennington
Tom Pennington does, however, make some clear errors of his own. Firstly, Pennington accuses me of “overstatement and misdirection” in referring to an overwhelming scholarly consensus in the commentaries that the “perfect” in 1 Corinthians 13:10 refers to the eschaton; his evidence for this is that there are “ten possible interpretations” of what the “perfect” means here. What Pennington does not mention, however, is that most of those ten – including the highly tendentious, and common cessationist, view that the “perfect” refers to the closure of the canon – are summarily debunked by those same commentaries, rather than presented as viable alternatives. Since my PhD studies are in 1 Corinthians, I have a fair line-up of commentaries to hand, and every single one of them agrees that Paul is referring to the eschaton: Robertson and Plummer, Lietzmann, Barrett, Morris, Conzelmann, Fee (Warfield’s classic cessationist view is “impossible”), Blomberg (“there can be only one possible interpretation”), Witherington, Schrage, Thiselton (“all that is clear is that the gifts cease at the eschaton”), Garland, Wright, Fitzmyer (“it has undoubtedly something to do with the eschaton”), and Ciampa and Rosner (“the context makes it abundantly clear”).
EXCLUSIVE: N.T. Wright Speaks About His New Book!
There are no surprises on this in the Bible. For Jews, homosexual behavior wasn’t an issue, except as part of a larger whole to which Jesus refers in traditional biblical terms. For non-Jews, such as those addressed by Paul, it was an obvious issue, since every possible kind of sexual expression was well known in cities like Corinth and Rome (there is a popular belief just now that the ancients didn’t know about lifelong same-sex relationships, but this is easily refuted by the evidence both literary and archaeological). The danger then is that we think of things in this area as ‘rules’; for the Jew, it was a matter of living in accordance with the covenant, which was the means of God rescuing creation from the mess into which it had fallen. For Paul, it was a matter of living in accordance with the covenant that had been renewed in and through the death and resurrection of Jesus, through which God had launched his project of new creation. People often suggest that since Paul believed in grace, not law, all the old rules were swept away in a new era of ‘tolerance’, but this is a shallow and trivial view.
WORLD | Playing defense | Emily Belz | June 14, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y.— Kathleen Gallagher had gotten up at 6:45 a.m. to drive from her home in Schenectady, N.Y., to the state legislature in Albany where she is a lobbyist for the New York Catholic Conference. In a blue state that can be an unrewarding job. Gallagher does not fit the stereotype of a Catholic pro-life lobbyist. On this Tuesday in early May she’s wearing a skirt and jacket, and just above her ankle is a recent (small) tattoo with the first initials of her husband and children. One of her colleagues suggested a visible tattoo might not be “work appropriate,” but she thought a tattoo of her family’s names couldn’t be more appropriate to her work.
Join friends and fellow Southern Seminary alumni from around the country at this year’s SBC meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The luncheon will be held in room four on level four in the Baltimore Convention Center. This will be the biggest Alumni event of the year, don’t miss it!
God does not need defending, but people need help - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
God doesn’t need defending, but people need help making sense of the many competing ideas. We have been commanded to give a reason for the hope we have. It is only the lazy Christian that cannot give reasons for his faith. Evangelism doesn’t happen within a vacuum. It happens amidst many different subcultures. People’s background, experiences, history, education, etc. effects how they relate to the gospel. While we can never be completely prepared, we can do our best to have an understanding of our own beliefs and be able to offer a reasonable explanation of them.
“Genitalia Are Not Destiny” — But Are They Design?
Riding in the wake of the cultural speedboat of the destigmatization of same-sex intercourse is the mainstreaming of “gender non-conformists.” Witness the June 9 issue of Time . Laverne Cox, born a boy, is on the front page, in his chosen female identity.
Things No One Tells You About Going on Short-Term Mission Trips
We all know money is not everything. But when used wisely it can make a huge difference in the lives of people. You probably wrote letters and had car washes in order to raise money to go, right? Well, what keeps you from still doing that? We work hard for a one-week trip, but then what? What if your church or youth group or school worked on matching every dollar you spent on your one-week trip to send down to the place you served over the course of the year?
Renewing Your Mind | The Omnipresence of God | June 3, 2014
As embodied beings, we are limited by space and time. When confronted with competing demands on our time, we often excuse ourselves by stating that we can’t be in two places at once. God, however, can be in two places at once. In fact, He is everywhere at once. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson unfolds the biblical teaching of God’s omnipresence, demonstrating that there is no place in heaven or hell, nor the entire universe, where God is not present in the fullness of His being.
The God Who Shows Off Broken Seashells
Our six-year-old is enthralled with seashells. On our recent vacation, she collected shells, put them next to our beach chairs, and praised each one’s distinctive elements. “Look at the color of this one, the shape of that one, the size of this one.”
Power, Gender, and Evangelicals: Ideas Have Consequences
Because attitudes and actions begin as an idea, Paul reminds us to “take every thought captive to Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5). What have been the attitudes and actions that have resulted from the church’s teachings on male-only authority? Few Christians today deny the equal value of females, yet when Scripture is used to justify the unilateral submission of females to males, it is hard to avoid the conclusion (conscious or unconscious) that females are less valuable and are even inferior to males. To require male authority throughout the whole of life not only devalues females, but it also places them in positions of dependence and vulnerability. To exclude women from positions of decision-making in their lives and in the lives of their children also places far too many at risk for abuse. For this reason, abuse is often an unavoidable issue in churches and Christian communities. Biblical ideas regarding authority and gender have daily consequences.
The Scriptural Case for Apologetics: 7 Quick Points - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
2) Is it really so surprising that God would want to engage our minds? After all, he calls the whole person – body, mind and soul, if you will – to submit. Rational argument alone cannot deal with the deep biases against God’s truth, but evidence has its place in commending the word of God to the unbeliever, and in convincing him to repent.
Christ in All of Scripture – Psalm 51
But the gore of the sacrificial system hinted to David that supplying these needed graces would cost God personally (Ps. 51:1, 4, 9, 12, 14). Only Christ’s innocent blood could ultimately erase human guilt (Heb. 9:14, 22). Only Christ’s perfect record of “righteousness” can substitute for iniquities (cf. Ps. 51:14). And only Christ’s Spirit can regenerate wills (Ps. 51:12, 19; Titus 3:8). Christ’s is the only sacrifice God has permanently delighted in (Ps. 51:16; Heb. 10:5–10). Salvation is a gift granted by God’s “good pleasure,” never in response to merit or desert (Ps. 51:18; Phil. 2:13). Joyful obedience—never pride—is the response to grace (Ps. 51:12, 15).
The TC Apologetics Daily
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How Skeptics Use a Partial Truth to Tell a Complete Lie - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I’m a cold-case detective, but many years ago, while working a “fresh” homicide, I got a call from a woman who wanted to provide important information related to my case. She gave me her name and started confirming some of the details of the murder. She knew a great deal about my victim and suspect, and she seemed to be familiar with many of the important particulars. She also provided a key detail capable of changing the case entirely. I was interested, to say the least. Alas, her “key detail” was a complete fabrication. Yes, she cloaked her lie in a number of true facts, and these truisms made her lie seem plausible. Most of what she told me was true, but not all of it. The more I investigated her claims, the more obvious it was she was lying. I eventually learned she was the killer’s sister-in-law. Her lie was an earnest (although misguided) effort to distract me from her beloved brother-in-law, the man who killed my victim.
Lazy Light Shining - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
When it comes to Christian evangelism, it seems that most people’s default strategy is “living out my faith before others.” I have heard It countless times, okay, I have even said it myself. “Well, I will just do my best to live for Christ and hopefully they will take notice. Maybe they will even ask questions.” Yet, is this a scriptural approach? Does it yield high returns? Is this what God expects?
PROOF: An Interview with Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones
Daniel Montgomery (founding pastor of Sojourn Community Church) and Timothy Paul Jones (professor of leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) are the co-authors of a creative and theologically robust new book, PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace (Zondervan, 2014).
Why Isn't There More Compelling Evidence For God? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
You are probably thinking this is unrealistic or expecting too much. But I would have to ask if this kind of evidence was fine for Biblical times, why not now? Why the inconsistency? Why the desire to have people believe for not very convincing reasons when giving such reasons would be child’s play? If eternal damnation is on the line, any God that did not give sufficient evidence to convince reasonable people would be a moral monster.
To Everyone an Answer: Eight Tips for Sharing Your Faith - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
A moment’s thought would reveal the problem with that idea. How many people do you know you have come to believe in Santa Claus in adulthood? Yet hundreds of thousands of people become Christians as adults after careful consideration of the facts and evidence. You see “faith” does not mean “believing something for which there is no evidence”. In the Bible the word “faith” is actually a verb: it means to put your trust in something or somebody. And if you are asked you why you have put your trust in God, you should be able to give reasons:
Man Climbs Christ the Redeemer Statue - See the Jaw-Dropping Selfie and Video (VIDEO)
Lee Thompson was in Rio do Janeiro to photograph preparations for the World Cup when he wanted to take a selfie with the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. However, he wasn't content with the typical shot with Jesus in the background. Thompson, founder of British travel group The Flash Pack , was able to get permission to climb to the top of the 130-foot statue with the help of some workmen.
Reaching Those Who Are Disinterested - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
It’s easy to reach those in the Church who are already interested in “apologetics”. That’s no longer my goal. I want to interest the disinterested, challenge those who don’t yet recognize the challenge, and engaged those who feel disengaged. If we hope to change the direction of the Church and grow a movement of thoughtful, intellectually robust Christian ambassadors, we’re going to need to reach those who are disinterested.
10 Things You Should Know About Evangelism
We want to see people move from darkness to light. Having that aim helps us know what things to talk about and what things to lay aside. Evangelism isn’t just data transfer; we must listen to people, hear their objections, and model gentleness because we know that souls are at stake. And we know what it means to truly convert: a true Christian has put his complete faith and trust in Jesus, so much so that he has repented of a lifestyle of unbelief and sin. Understanding this guards us from false conversions, which are the assisted suicide of the church.
Something's Wrong for Our Sisters
The message I internalize every day is that our vulnerability is acceptable and normal. Steal 200-plus teen girls to force them into sex slavery? Not newsworthy enough. Acceptable. Normal. When half of all African American women have been sexually abused by 18—including yourself—you not only feel it, you live it. I can't conceptualize a world in which I don't feel as if being a make woman makes me vulnerable. I feel the fears, the trauma, the heart palpitations of those little girls stolen out of their innocence into an indescribable nightmare.
Review: Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
It’s not that I’m completely dissatisfied with this book. Dr. Boghossian does three thing that I consider quite helpful. He takes a serious swipe at postmodern-ish relativism with respect to whether there is such a thing as truth, he makes a strong plea for rational thinking, and he recommends a Socratic approach to learning about religious beliefs.
Should Christians be Anti-Intellectual? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Another great example is the apostle Paul. I won't do it here, but see for yourself by looking through Acts and just see how many times Paul is said to be "reasoning with them from the scriptures." Look at Acts 17 when Paul addresses the Areopagus. Does he tell them about how people ought to love each other and be really nice? Does he tell them that they should just take it on faith that Jesus is the Christ? No! He argues with them. He presents evidence, engages them with logic, offers arguments and helps them to reach the appropriate conclusion.
Apologetic Nonstarters: Arguments to Avoid in Defending Christianity - Christian Research Institute
Apologetics is a necessary discipline for the Christian faith. Jesus and the apostle Paul regularly defended their beliefs through rational arguments. The apostle Peter tells us to be ready to give a reason for the hope we have in Christ (1 Pet. 3:15). This lost world needs to hear and believe the gospel of God, so, when unbelievers ask questions about the truth and rationality of Christianity, we must be ready with sufficient answers, trusting in the Holy Spirit to apply the message to their souls (Acts 1:8).
Is an Eternal Hell Morally Justifiable? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
In a debate of mine from this past summer my opponent brought up the problem of hell. His objection was, “T here is no moral justification for sending anybody to suffer eternally in hell .” Before defending the doctrine of an eternal hell I need to make clear how far this objection actually goes. This isn’t an objection to the existence of God nor is it an objection to Christianity. This is an objection to hermeneutical principles and, possibly, in a worst case scenario, an objection to inerrancy. Should it be the case that the objection succeeds then we ought to modify our hermeneutical grid by which we understand special revelation concerning the final destination and consequences for the reprobate damned. Should the best hermeneutic affirm the doctrine of eternal hell then the objection brings inerrancy into question. However, I don’t think the objection succeeds at all and below was my response defending the doctrine of an eternal hell: