How do I defend the Bible?

How do I defend the Bible?

Talk by Ravi Zacharias Read Ravi’s full biography If you meet an honest sceptic how can you defend the authority of the Bible to them? In a question and answer session, Ravi Zacharias provides an approach for entering into conversation with those who don’t...
Why trust the Bible?

Why trust the Bible?

The Bible’s Power and Influence In some countries today, the Bible is forbidden. Bringing a Bible into Saudi Arabia, for example, or North Korea, or China, or Libya, or Burma — along with many other countries — can result in expulsion for the westerner or arrest and...
Does the Bible Condone Slavery?

Does the Bible Condone Slavery?

Every thinking reader of the Bible is bound to ask at some point in time, “Does this book actually condone slavery?”. To be sure, slavery is not the only issue the Bible causes us to question. The Old Testament is rife with palace intrigues, polygamy, divorce, violence and the like, and godly people are very often part of the problem. Although the New Testament is decidedly improved, it still seems to fall far short of that which twenty-first century human rights would expect. There are no women among the twelve disciples of Jesus and Christian masters do have slaves working for them.

Love, sex and marriage

Love, sex and marriage

It is a surprise to many people to discover that there are only a handful of passages in the Bible that directly mention homosexuality.

Does Science Alone Work?

Does Science Alone Work?

Talk by Sharon Dirckx Read Sharon’s full biography The assumption that science and religion are in conflict is a view that never diminishes. Many assume that modern science has rendered religious explanations irrelevant, and some go further to say that science alone...
Why God might allow suffering?

Why God might allow suffering?

Article by Vince Vitale Read Vince’s full biography In one of the first significant conversations I had on this topic, my Aunt Regina expressed to me how difficult it is to see her son Charles – my cousin – struggle with a serious mental illness. Being more concerned...
Is Christianity just a crutch?

Is Christianity just a crutch?

In Mere Apologetics, Alister McGrath points out that “one of the most familiar criticisms of Christianity is that it offers consolation to life’s losers.”(1) Believers are often caricatured as being somewhat weak and naïve—the kind of people who need...
Why are Christians so negative and judgemental?

Why are Christians so negative and judgemental?

A common accusation thrown at Christians is that they are anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-contraception. Many people have a perception that the church is negative — anti-everything — and Christians utterly prejudiced. How might we respond? A good place to begin is by...
How can you say that there is a good God of love when…?

How can you say that there is a good God of love when…?

People regularly ask that question when a massive catastrophe like the Japanese earthquake happens, but also in cases of individual tragedy, such as the young Mum dying of cancer and leaving her children motherless. The Christian says in response to that question:...
What has Christianity got to offer us today?

What has Christianity got to offer us today?

C. S. Lewis was once asked if he followed Christ because it made him happy. He responded that he did not become a Christian because it made him happy, he always knew a bottle of Port could do that, but he followed Christ because he believed it was true! If Lewis was around today, he’d be immersed in the debates of our time, especially the issues of truth and relevance.

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