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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"How does your belief system, and the authorities upon which it is based, guide your behavior?"
The Bible teaches in Matthew 22:36-40 that all of God's laws for humanity depend upon obedience to the following two commands: 1. Love God. ("Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.") 2. Love your neighbor. ("Love your neighbor as yourself.") The most important thing to note here is that love for God must always come before and have total priority over love for other people -- otherwise we fall into idolatry.
"Does Matthew 23:37 say that we have free will?"
Matthew 23:37 has Christ lamenting over Jerusalem, saying, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!" A claim frequently made is that Christ, God the Son, wants something in particular, and yet because the people of Jerusalem wanted the opposite, Christ does not get what He wants.