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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A set of scripture passages that I personally see as clearly affirming a view often referred
to as Divine Determinism. Specifically, God alone is the only uncaused-first-cause,
or ultimate cause, of everything that happens.
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.
The Book of Hebrews and the Real Presence
Based on the Book of Hebrews, this is a challenge for Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox,
and anyone else who holds to the ideas that the bread and wine, during the Christian communion becomes
Christ's flesh and blood literally; becomes God, and is to be worshipped;and is to be re-offered in
sacrifice to atone for sins.
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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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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"Is rape acceptable or unacceptable in your worldview and why? What do your scriptures (if any) say?"
The God of the Bible condemns rape, and therefore, so do Christians. Beginning in the book of Genesis, we read about God's condemnation of rape: Genesis 34:2-7 (NASB) When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force. He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her. So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young girl for a wife.
"Are you absolutely sure that the Bible is not a work of Satan, the Father of Lies, appearing under the guise of an angel of light to deceive you? (2 Cor 11:14)"
This is a great example of a nonsensical question. 2 Corinthians 11:14 claims that "Satan disguises himself as an angel of light". John 8:44 states that Satan "is a liar and the father of lies". The question presupposes that 2 Corinthians 11:14 and John 8:4 are in fact true. It then goes on to suggest that if in fact these verses are true, mightn't they also be false? The answer is quite obviously, no.