Quick Challenge Answer: You Can’t Argue Someone into Heaven

Unlike most of the challenges we discuss, this one almost exclusively comes from other Christians. Comments like this often come up when we promote a more evidential approach in the study and practice of apologetics.

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Quick Challenge Answer: Why Doesn’t God Heal Amputees?

This week’s quick challenge answer is to the question “Why Doesn’t God Heal Amputees”? The first question I would pose to someone that raises this objection is “How do you know God doesn’t heal amputees?” It’s not at all clear to me that this is the case. Think about it for just a minute.  To make […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: All Religions are the Same

Quick Challenge Answer: Are Christians Hypocrites?

This week’s quick challenge question is, Are Christians Hypocrites?   In a sense, yes, we are. We promote a morality that we know we are unable to keep ourselves.  But this shouldn’t surprise us.  We are told right away in the Bible that men are no longer capable of keeping God’s moral laws.  God demands moral perfection from us, an […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Jesus was a Good Man and a Good Teacher, but Not the Son of God

Quick Challenge Answer: What Happens To Those Who Have Never Heard Of Jesus?

So, What Happens To Those Who Have Never Heard Of Jesus? This is a common question raised against Christians and Christianity. It seems so unfair that God would send someone to hell simply for being in the wrong geographic location, doesn’t it?   I think this objection exists due to a misunderstanding of why people are […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Atheists Can Be Just As Moral Without God

This week’s quick challenge question was, “Atheists don’t need God to be moral. Any moral action you can do as a Christian, the atheist can do as well.” Handling this objection is a little bit different than most because it’s usually based on a misconception. One of the common arguments used by Christians for the […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: I Just Believe In One Less God Than You.

This week’s quick challenge question was: You are an atheist when it comes to all other gods.  We simply go one god further, and don’t believe in your God either.” This is another question that has great rhetorical flourish but is lacking in substance.  Yes, we do not believe in other gods.  But are all gods equal? This […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Who Made God

Quick Challenge Answer: Who Made God? Who Made God is the challenge often offered to theists when they assert that that the universe must have a cause because it came into being.  This is standard Big Bang cosmology.  If, the claim goes, everything must have a cause, then what caused God? Understand that science and […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Religion Has Caused More War Than Anything Else

Our Quick Challenge question for last week was: “Religion has been the cause of more wars than anything else in history.  We need to do away with religion to stop all the wars that follow from it.” Answer: This statement is factually incorrect. Religion is actually the cause of a very few wars. Charles Phillips and […]

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