People of various religions and even individuals who don’t identify with a religion, practice prayer. But does prayer really work? Does it make a difference? After all, the idea of praying to an invisible Creator and Savior is a bit weird, isn’t it? Typically when talking to someone you expect an audible response but this […]
Only Unintelligent People Believe in God?
You may have heard this before: only unintelligent people would believe in a God. You may have also thought that in order to become a Christian you must check your brain at the door. This is often referred to as “blind faith”. But is this true? Are people who believe in God unintelligent or choosing […]
Does Sin Really Mean Separation From God?
You may have heard it said that sin separates individuals from God, and this is indeed a biblical truth. Isaiah 59:2 says, But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that he will not hear. The result of this separation from God is death […]
The Peace of Knowing God
The Bible is clear that being a Christian doesn’t promise a life free from suffering and hardship. The Bible does, however, speak about a peace that Christians can experience in life. This peace is not just any peace, it’s a peace that transcends human understanding.
Is the Bible Relevant?
What can a book written thousands of years ago mean for today? This is a question many ask regarding the Bible, and it’s an extremely important one. If the content of the Bible has no special relevancy for us now then there’s no reason to read and apply any of what it says to life. […]
Does Life Have a Purpose?
It’s the age old question, asked by nearly every person throughout every period of history: is there a purpose to this life? Even individuals who experience great wealth and prosperity still struggle with a sense of restlessness, and question the meaning of life. This is because regardless of earthly success, everyone faces the same reality: […]
How Can We Know God?
Perhaps you’ve heard a lot about God. You know that he sent his son Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, to die for humankind so that anyone who believes on him can live free of sin and death. But maybe you’re still wondering how it is that you can interact with this God. Here […]
What is God Like? 5 Attributes
What God is like can be difficult to wrap one’s mind around. If you have ever wondered what he’s like or whether it’s even possible to know what he’s like, turning to the Bible to see what attributes it gives to Him is the best place to start. While many attributes of God can be […]
Resurrection or Myth?
If it can be proven that Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, Christianity would, at its core, be falsified. In light of this, it’s important to address objections (see The Risen Lord or Hallucination and Did Jesus Rise or Swoon?) to the resurrection. In this post the hypothesis that Jesus’ resurrection is myth will be examined. […]
What is God’s Grace?
You’ve probably heard the term “grace”, or “God’s grace”, thrown around a lot, especially among Christians. But do you know what it means? According to the dictionary, grace is goodwill or favor. And according to the Bible, this goodwill or favor with God is a gift. That is, you cannot earn it. Ephesians 2:8-9 says: For by […]