- Can You Argue Someone into the Kingdom? by Alan Shlemon: “Sometimes when a person discovers I teach apologetics, they say, 'You can’t argue someone into the Kingdom.' As a professional apologist who makes arguments and teaches others how to argue…I wholeheartedly agree. That’s right, you can’t argue someone into the Kingdom. Guess what? You can’t love someone into the Kingdom either. You can’t serve enough, preach enough, or pray enough to get someone into the Kingdom. That’s because whether or not someone trusts Christ is not dependent upon us. It’s up to God. The Holy Spirit is the One who draws people to Himself. God is the author and perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:2).” (Read more.)
- When the Problem of Evil Gets Personal by Brett Kunkle: “April was suffering emotionally from the loss of her mother. Her death had damaged April’s trust in the Lord. The last six months had been filled with grief, questioning, and now April was slipping into bitterness. The problem of evil was no longer a philosophical puzzle, but an intensely personal trial. April was in agony. What does one do in that situation? How should we answer?” (Read more.)
- Belief in God, Evidence, and the Human Heart by Tim Barnett: “The famous atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say to God if he found himself standing before Him after his death. Russell replied, “I probably would ask, ‘Sir, why did you not give me better evidence?’” For Russell, it all came down to the evidence. The implication here is that given enough evidence, Russell would have believed. But is it really that simple? Does belief in God merely depend on evidence?” (Read more.)
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