Author Archives: Saints and Sceptics

Doubt: A Guide for the Perplexed

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1)  Faith is essential to the Christian life. Unfortunately, many Christians also believe that doubt is the antithesis of faith. Therefore, unnecessary anxiety is experienced by many perplexed or puzzled Christians; young believers are scolded or rebuffed for having critical questions. Many problems are generated by a deficient view of faith which defines it a blind, unthinking trust generated by an act of pure will.

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Understanding the Moral Argument: It’s Not God’s Might that Makes Things Right!

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A strong argument for theism is that God best explains several  important features of morality. He explains why individuals have great intrinsic value; why the moral life is a rational life; why we have reliable knowledge of moral truths; and  why there are moral obligations.

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Scripture and the Moral Argument: Seven Quick Points

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ONE: When Christians argue that God is the ground of morality, they are not arguing that we need the Bible to have moral knowledge. God, not scripture, 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.

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The Moral Argument Simply Stated

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Before we begin, we should note that insofar as belief in God makes better sense of various features of the universe, these features provide evidence for God. So the case for the existence of God does not depend on any one piece of evidence.

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The Argument for God’s Existence from Moral Laws

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1)      There are moral laws. If our moral feelings were human inventions or the outcome of a blind meaningless process like evolution, we could safely and rationally ignore them when it was safe and convenient to do so.  But the moral rules seem binding and inescapable.

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