There is perhaps no bigger Christian doctrine, and likewise no bigger stumbling block, than the concepts of eternal life and eternal torment. However, are such concepts found in Scripture or has Christianity missed another rich truth?
One of the most perplexing stances of Scripture is divine stubbornness. Are we to understand such a concept in light of eternal life or has Christianity twisted another profound truth?
A few years ago I responded to a few videos from atheist activist Hemant Mehta (which you can fine here, here, and here) and I thought I’d settle back into the flow of things with a fun response to one of his new videos.
In what ways does the Christian religion steal the glory of God? Does it glorify Him in all things or does it directly oppose Him?
Have you ever heard it said that God is a gentlemen? That no matter what, God would never force Himself upon you or go against your free will? This idea corrupts the goodness and overwhelming love of God.
What does it mean to “be saved”? If the reality of our salvation has been brought by Christ Jesus, what should our evangel be?
If the salvation of all is true and we are entirely helpless on our own, what then is the reason for belief?
Have you ever felt helpless? Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try, no matter how hard you prayed, or no matter how much you believed, you still felt imperfect? That you could never truly please God or make the right choice? Have I got a Gospel for you.
Have you ever been told that sin wasn’t God’s plan or that God never intended for evil and death to enter into the hearts of man? Is this the gospel we should be believing?
The church has proclaimed the good news that every single sin of humanity was placed upon Jesus at Calvary. However, this wonderful truth is merely the white shell of a dead interior.
The Gospel of God’s grace is the greatest news one could ever receive. And yet, the Christian gospel is anything but good.
How does the humility of Jesus play a role in our investigation of His resurrection? Why should we consider it an exemplary piece of evidence?
How large was the early Christian movement? At what pace did it grow? In this final look into the social climate surrounding the Resurrection and the formation of the Christian faith we’ll see just how incredible the early Christian movement really was.
If your goal was to begin a mystic cult surrounding one significant person would you openly allow, perhaps even encourage, critical examination and evidential investigation of your claims?
Christianity was a radical movement in many ways. Its unique theology made it enough of an offense to warrant harsh skepticism but it was its erasure of class distinctions that made it especially grievous.