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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An analysis of discovery, imputation, and authorship: the only three
possible methods of rationally justifying claims.
The Author Analogy
Comparing God to an author makes sense of a number of beliefs that Christians, monotheists,
and humans in general have about God and the world around them.
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 the Bible true?"
Every worldview, when reduced to its most basic fundamentals, requires self-attestation, or, in other words, a "circular argument". Such arguments are necessary for every worldview. For example, a rationalist (someone who accepts reason as the supreme authority) can only attempt to justify his reliance on reason by... using reason. Christianity, likewise, has a supreme authority, and that authority is God. He has given us His Word and told us to use it as our basis for understanding.
"Why do bad things happen to good people?"
Jesus teaches us that no one is good but God (Mat 19:17, Mark 10:18, Luke 18:19, Rom 3:12). According to the Bible, every one of us has failed at what we have been called to do (Rom 3:23). Even the best people in the world have been dishonest, greedy, selfish, or lustful at some point in time. All of us have done something we shouldn't have, and as a result, our connection with our perfect Creator is damaged and broken.