Category Archives: Questions & Objections

“When Paul spoke in Athens, why did he begin his preaching with creation as opposed to the Law?”

In Acts 17:16 we are told that Paul was grieved because the whole city of Athens was given over to idolatry. So, in vv. 22–28, he tells his hearers that they had other gods before the God of creation. He … Continue reading

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Judges 1:19 vs. Luke 1:37

Some skeptics think that Judges 1:19 contradicts Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing will be impossible.” It was Judah, not God, who could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley. The assumption is that because God was with Judah, … Continue reading

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“Is God guilty of genocide?”

God instructed Israel to put these people to death (see Deut. 20:16–18). Skeptics often accuse God of sanctioning genocide. However, if God treated any of us according to our sins, we would not only be put to death (see Rom. … Continue reading

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“I’ll just pay for my sins when I die.”

It is true that the Bible says, “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). Those who say such things are gambling the whole of their eternity on the meaning of one word: “death.” They assume it means the “termination of … Continue reading

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“The days of creation can be long periods, since a day to the Lord is a thousand years to us.”

Read 2 Pet. 3:8, in its entirety, and you will see that it says something quite different: “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” It doesn’t say “one day isa … Continue reading

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What is “godly sorrow?”

A woman in Florida was in court for running over a bike rider with her car. As she was in prison awaiting her sentence (which was predicted to be one to four years), she was allowed to take a phone … Continue reading

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“But Jesus didn’t even exist.”

Surprisingly, some skeptics claim that Jesus didn’t exist, though to do so they have to reject the entire New Testament historical record. The New Testament contains hundreds of references to Jesus Christ, and in terms of ancient manuscript evidence, this … Continue reading

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