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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Resolving the Münchhausen Trilemma
Standard epistemology paradigms are often criticized for not delivering on ultimate justification
for claims. However, humans all recognize a simple mechanism that really does ultimately justify claims.
Why then does the Münchhausen trilemma get any traction? Simple: successful epistemology
requires submission to God.
Why Care About Jesus?
What does a 2,000 year-old crucified Jew have to do with anyone today? Why do Christians insist
that Jesus matters? What does it mean when we say Jesus died for us? How does his death benefit me?
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 god is perfect, how did he manage to create imperfection?"
In answer, I will assume this question is referring essentially to sinful humans and fallen angels (or demons). So, rephrased, what I understand this question to be asking is how a perfect God could have created sinful people. Self-described Christians generally offer, to my knowledge, one of three answers to this. 1.
"Do you think that education is the solution? In other words, would people agree with your view if they just had more knowledge? Is the problem basically one of ignorance?"
No. Education is not the solution because ignorance is not the problem. Sin is the problem; pride, selfishness, self-centeredness, self-glorification, and the like are what lead people to reject the God who made them. Rejection of God's commands leads to a world of pain, famine, disease, war, and ultimately death. Learning more facts will never solve the problem of "I want", or the problem of "Me, me, me".