Quotes from No God but One

As many readers already know, Muslim-to-Christian convert and apologist Nabeel Qureshi recently passed away. His death at a young age and with such an apparently promising future is one those all-to-regular occurrences that make us ask, "Why God?" But let us not forget that he has left behind many of his thoughts in writing. Upon …

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Thoughts on the PRRI Religion Survey

The Public Religion Research Institute released Exodus: Why Americans are Leaving Religion--and Why They're Unlikely to Come Back (Questionnaire). It's depressing news for us Christians (6% of the US population was religiously unaffiliated in 1991 and that has grown to 25% in 2016) but it is worth looking at in order to understand what is …

Re: A point that bears repeating: there is nothing in the Bible that couldn’t have been written by ordinary people

This post is a response to a post by the A-Unicornist, Mike D, entitled: A point that bears repeating: there is nothing in the Bible that couldn't have been written by ordinary people. Unless otherwise specified the quotes are from his post. As far as the title itself goes, I agree with him. There was …

Review of Has God Spoken? by Hank Hanegraaff

As you would expect from the title, Has God Spoken? Proof of the Bible's Divine Inspiration, Hank Hanegraaff argues for the divine inspiration of Scripture. In chapters 1-6 the author summarizes reasons for believing the Bible is historically accurate and that the original wording of the Bible has been preserved. In chapters 7-11 he notes …

Index to My Partial Review of The End of Christianity

This post is an index to my partial review of The End of Christianity edited by John W. Loftus. I'll include links to other reviews, as I come across them, at the end of this post. Introduction by John W. Loftus I. Why Two Thousand Years Are Enough Christianity Evolving: On the Origin of Christian …

Review of Chapter 10 of The End of Christianity

Full disclosure: I am a universalist. This means that I believe that all people will eventually be saved and spend eternity with God in the new creation. I do not deny that sinners will be punished in the afterlife. I just believe the punishment will be for a finite duration. It is also worth noting …

Review of Chapter 5 of The End of Christianity

Chapter 5 of The End of Christianity is written by Dr. Jaco Gericke. The chapter begins by arguing that, in the Old Testament, Yahweh is depicted as one god among many gods. He contrasts the god of the philosophers, a god not belonging to a genus, with the Yahweh of the Bible, who does belong …