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Apologetics Resurrection

The Good Friday Deception

What’s so Good about Good Friday?

There are those out there who believe Jesus’ crucifixion was in fact the crushing, final defeat it appeared to be.

“My god, my god, why have you forsaken me?” (Eli eli lema sabachtani?)

Matthew 27:46

Evidence, they say, that Jesus realized in the last few minutes of life that his naive belief in a loving Father was no match for the powers and systems of the world. They believe that Jesus was experiencing the abject horror of one who realizes he is about to die in vain.

I say these people couldn’t be more wrong.

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Apologetics

OBJECTION! How Can A God of Love Send People to Hell

This can be one of the most troubling and serious questions that you may ever wrestle with, whether you’re still considering following Jesus or have been a disciple of His for 50 years. The very notion of hell is unsettling and, quite frankly, disturbing.

This is exactly how it is supposed to be.

Hell is an aberration, an abomination, a place that was never meant to be. Hell was not a part of the original creation. In fact, hell is not even meant for humankind.

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Apologetics

OBJECTION! Christianity is a Straitjacket

Freedom is the ability to do what you want and define life on your own terms. Christianity takes both of those away.

This is a very American (and modern) objection to Christianity. After all, the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is in the Declaration of Independence. It’s in the very DNA of our country (I’m not going to get off track here and delve into politics and all that, but it’s my belief that this phrase is widely misinterpreted today and has become a selfish and superficial attitude rather than the ground-breaking statement of political freedom it was meant to be).

So when a person becomes a Christian, do they have to give up their freedom? Don’t you become a slave to one group’s view of morality? Do you have to give up your voice and become just another sheep in the crowd?

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Apologetics

OBJECTION! The Bible is a Myth

As Christians (and especially Protestants) we rely on the Bible as the primary source of our information about God. Indeed, we believe that the Bible is the ONLY fully complete and accurate revelation from God to His people.

It would behoove us then to understand why we believe that, don’t you think?