Introduction: Worry, fear and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic We are living an exceptional time now with the coronavirus wreaking havoc upon our health and economies. Chaos and destruction shouldn’t of course come as a shock to us Christians. We know that we live in a fallen and cursed world (Gen. 3:17; Rom. 8:22), and […]

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Can You Trust The Bible?

Can We Trust the Bible? (A small-group study guide for: The Reason for God, chapter 7) Contents Introduction – What is the Bible? The Story of the Bible About the Bible’s Human Authors Can We Trust the Bible? Does the Bible of Today Contain the Original Text? Are the Bible’s Original Writers Trustworthy? New Testament […]

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Does Science Support Christianity and the Bible?

(A study for: The Reason for God, chapter 6) Contents Introduction Are Science and Christianity in Conflict? The Age of the Earth Young Earth View Dinosaurs Old Earth View Radiometric Dating Carbon Dating Fossil Records So How Old is the Earth? Ever-Changing Science Miracles are Scientifically Impossible Origin of the Universe Origin of God (If […]

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How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?

(A study for: The Reason for God, chapter 5)   NOTE: Through-out the text you will bracketed green text insertions that begin with the word “Discussion”. These are suggested discussion questions for small group leaders, who would like to go through these topics in an interactive group setting.   Introduction “I don’t want to believe […]

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(A study for: The Reason for God, Chapter 4)   Introduction Many who have positive views on Christianity have often had previous encounters with loving and caring Christians. Conversely, some who find Christianity ridiculous, bad, or as something to eradicate often have this predisposition because they have experienced or observed injustices caused by people who […]

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Is Christianity Restrictive?

(A small-group study guide for: The Reason for God, Chapter 3)   [Ice breaker: For those of you who are married, how did you first know you were in love? Write down your answer and save it. Towards the end of this study, we’ll get back to it.]   Introduction Objections I have often heard about […]

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(A Study for: The reason for God, Chapter 2) Contents The Problem: How can an All-Good and All-Powerful God Allow Pointless Evil and Suffering?A Skeptic’s Leap of Faith Evil and Suffering Prove God Exists Where Atheism can Take Us Evil and Suffering: A Valid Concern from a Theistic Perspective Is God All-Powerful? Is God All-Good? […]

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There Can’t Be Just One True Religion

(A Study for: The reason for God, Chapter 1) Contents Introduction. “There Can’t Be Just One True Religion” “All Religions are Fundamentally the Same but Superficially Different” “It’s arrogant / intolerant / hateful / etc. to say your religion is the right one” “What matters is to believe in God and to be a loving […]

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Everyone, Atheists Included, Is Religious

(A Study for: The reason for God, Introduction) Contents What is Religion? What is Faith? Do Christians Live Based on Faith? Do Secular People Live Based on Faith? Moral Secularists Nihilists What about Doubt? Summary NOTE: Throughout the text you will bracketed green text insertions that begin with the word “Discussion”. These are suggested discussion […]

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