Comfort or Truth?

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In my last post I spoke about faith and how it would be better understood as trust. Many critics of Christianity, or religion in general, suppose that we simply live by faith in spite of modern scientific revelation. This is simply not the case; we trust God because we have evidence to support His existence.

I mentioned an example citing the amount of information contained in a one-celled amoeba and how it is comparable to the amount of information found in 1,000 sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica. While I could spend several posts giving such evidence (and I may at a later time) here’s a few more.   Continue reading “Comfort or Truth?”

What is faith?

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Faith is a word that is misunderstood these days. One of the accusations brought up against Christianity is that there’s no evidence and so the Christian must fall back on faith (in the sense of blind faith.) While the truth of the matter couldn’t be further from the truth I’ve sadly heard stories even from Christians who have been led in a misunderstanding of what faith is.   Continue reading “What is faith?”

What about purgatory?

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After speaking on the existence of truth in my last post, I had intended to follow up today with a discussion of how we know that truth does in fact exist. While this may seem obvious to some, the notion that truth exists (or perhaps better stated – that there is only one TRUE truth) is being challenged more and more frequently these days.

However, one of my goals with this blog was to provide answers to questions that I get asked and I received a good one the other day.  The question was about the passage in Matthew 18: 23-35 and whether this supports the Catholic doctrine of purgatory. For those of you unfamiliar with the passage, you can view it here.  The following was my response: Continue reading “What about purgatory?”

Aren’t all religions the same?

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I thought a good place to begin would be to look at the common claim that “all religions basically say the same thing.” There’s a few variations of this claim such as “all religions are just different paths to the same god” or “all religions lead to heaven by different paths, ” etc.

While this sounds appealing at first (especially in our current culture that prizes tolerance and acceptance above almost all else) this claim really shows a lack of understanding regarding the many different religions that exist today. Continue reading “Aren’t all religions the same?”