Category Archives: Apologetics

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If God created everything, who created God?

This is a valid question for anyone with a finite concept of God. But for the Christian concept of God it is a non-question because He is infinite. By definition an infinite is unlimited and cannot have a beginning or end. This is the point of the cosmological argument for the existence of God, although the way it is normally worded only implies the infinite concept and leads to a lot of confusion. So I’ll try to state it more clearly and mix in some bonus material:

1. Every finite effect needs a cause.
2. The universe is a finite effect.
3. Therefore, the universe has a cause.
4. This cause cannot be finite or it too would need a cause.
5. Therefore, the cause of the universe must be infinite.
6. This infinite cause cannot be material, for all material is limited by space and time (and therefore finite).
7. Therefore, the infinite cause of the universe must be immaterial, such as a spirit.
8. Every finite effect needs not just a cause but an adequate cause.
9. So not only must the cause of the universe be infinite and immaterial, but also exhibit the necessary attributes to account for the effects we see in the universe, such as: a mind to account for logic, rationality, and the personal decision to create the universe; extremely powerful; ethics to ground morality; life to produce life; etc.

What about many universes? There cannot be an infinite number of finite universes, so there still needs to be an infinite, immaterial cause.
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God is love – He won’t punish me

Proverbs 17:15   “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.

Proverbs 11:21, “Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, …”

Who are the wicked?  All who have sinned against God.

Romans 3:23  “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

How can  a person avoid God’s punishment?

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The Purpose of Life

Todd Friel of Wretched Radio does an excellent job on his radio show.  The following is a clip of him witnessing on the campus of Georgia Tech.

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Todd is correct that the purpose of life has to do with God’s attributes. I use this idea to counter the objection that eternal punishment is unjust.  The greatest commandment is the purpose of life: to love God (Matthew 22:37)  Those who love God go to be with Him in heaven (John 14:23).  In addition, since the penalty for sin has been paid by Jesus (1 Peter 2:24), they are not punished themselves (Romans 8:1).  Those who don’t love God must be separated to a place reserved for people who don’t love Him (Revelation 20:15).  In addition, since they did not receive a pardon for their sins, they themselves must pay the penalty (2 Peter 2:4).

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