Does God Exist?

Part Two Why is there something rather than nothing? This question was first posed by the German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Leibniz. Leibniz believed that the universe was created specifically by God as the best possible representation of His creation. “God has chosen to make actual the best of all possible worlds.”  Leibniz was also noted for discovering the ideas of differential and integral calculus, along the same time but, independently of Sir Isaac Newton. There are some scientists even today who claim that modern science has displaced religious faith. This is demonstrated by the writings of those scientists who self-identify as atheists or agnostics. Richard Dawkins, a critic of faith and a vocal member […]

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Know What You Believe and Why You Believe It

Does God Exist? Part One In today’s skeptical, relativistic world, embracing any “truth claim” or “moral absolute” is acceptable only if they remain personal and does not infringe on another person’s beliefs or sensitivities. Allowing the public display of the Ten Commandments or permitting Christmas mangers scenes featuring the baby Jesus are now considered offensive to many atheists and agnostics. There has even been a massive secular outcry to disallow the greeting, “Merry Christmas” around the month of December.  Critics argue we should replace it with a more sensitive, multicultural greeting such as, “Happy Holidays”. Is it really the idea of a Christmas greeting card or a plastic doll posing […]

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Contenders for the Faith

Have you ever been in a situation where someone made a derogatory statement about Christianity, making you feel as if your faith was under attack? The Letter of Jude was written expressly to encourage the first century Christians to contend for their faith. “Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once and for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 3, emphasis mine). Jude appears alarmed about the threat that false teachers were posing to the Christian community. According to Jude, these false teachers were […]

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