World Religions and Cults (vol 2)
Along with numerous other authors including Don Landis, Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson,
Timothy McCabe contributes analyses of various world religions and cults in this volume
from Master Books.
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Does God make us sin?
If God made everything, does He make us sin? Recognized as one of the most critical aspects of
the philosophical question known as “the problem of evil”, responses to this question from
Christians have been both incredibly diverse and strenuously adamant. And often,
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If God knows the future, do I have a choice?
There are many who insist that a choice, a true choice, cannot be foreknown. The outcome cannot be
predetermined, or it isn’t really a choice. They recognize that if the outcome is predetermined,
then the one who chooses could never have chosen otherwise...
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Deductive Proof of a Rational God
Is it really possible to deductively prove the existence of a rational God? The answer, believe it
or not, lies in the question itself. Is it possible to prove anything at all? Where to we get the
idea of proof from? What is our framework for thought, and is it actually rational?
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"If, as you claim, morality is obeying god, how do you know that obeying god is good? Isn't that totally circular?"
If morality is obeying god, then obeying god is morality. If we grant the former, then the latter follows by tautological necessity. Is it circular? Insofar as tautologies are circular, sure. Here is another circular tautology: If 2 + 2 = 4, then 4 = 2 + 2. Totally circular. Malachi 3:18; Romans 4:15, 5:13; 1 John 3:4.
"Why doesn't prayer work, when the bible promises that it will (John 14:14, for example)?"
In John 14:14, Jesus says "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it." In modern western "Christian" culture, the idea of praying in Jesus' name is often understood to mean appending "...in Jesus' name" to the end of our prayers.
"What's an easy way to demonstrate that deism is false?"
Deism is the name given to any worldview or religion that insists that a god exists, yet has nothing to do with the present. An analogy that is often offered is that god is like a watchmaker who built the watch, wound it up, and walked away. Since this god is not involved in the present, it follows that he did not create the present. If he did not create the present, he is not in charge of time. If he is not in charge of time, time does not have to behave the way he wants it to.All articles