Category Archives: Apologetics

Have you read every holy book?

How can you claim the Bible is true when you haven’t read through every holy book in the world?  Maybe one of them is true?

Answer

Truth is not determined by reading false ideas.  Truth is what equals the facts and everything contradicting the truth is false.  If one determines the bible to be true, reading contradictory truth claims is not necessary to claim the bible’s validity.
Note: To be open minded and informed, I have read the works of the major world religions and cults.  I still find the bible to be true.  Why not read it for yourself?

Is the moral argument pointless and/or fallacious?

Why do you act as if the lack of absolute morality within atheism has any bearing on the alleged truthfulness of Christianity? That is a fallacy of appeal to consequences.

Answer

A Moral Argument for God’s Existence
  1. Absolute morals require a transcendent Moral Law Giver
  2. Absolute morals exist (e.i., murdering for fun is always wrong, everywhere, at all times)
  3. Therefore, a transcendent Moral Law Giver exists

The argument is not meant to prove the Christian God, only the existence of a personal, moral God. Other arguments help determine who God is.

From Wikipedia:

“In logic, appeal to consequences refers only to arguments which assert a premises truth value (true or false) based on the consequences; appeal to consequences does not refer to arguments that address a premises desirability (good or bad, or right or wrong) instead of its truth value. Therefore, an argument based on appeal to consequences is valid in ethics, and in fact such arguments are the cornerstones of many moral theories, particularly related to consequentialism. ” 
So the argument is valid in ethics, but this is not even an issue because the appeal to consequences argument structure is different than the moral argument anyway.

Also from Wikipedia:

  1. If P, then Q will occur.
  2. Q is desirable.
  3.  Therefore, P is true.

For more on the moral argument, click  here.

What is the evidence that the bible is God’s Word?

  1. If Jesus was God, what Jesus said would be true because God cannot lie.
  2. Jesus claimed to be God and proved it by the resurrection.
  3. Jesus quoted extensively from the Old Testament as God’s Word.
  4. The New Testament was written by men who believed they were writing scripture (ex., 2 Peter 3:15-16).
  5. Most of these men died for their beliefs. A deceived person may die for a lie but a lair does not die for their own lie when they could stop or recant and live.
  6. Therefore, the testimony of the New Testament writers about Jesus is trustworthy. They were writing what God inspired them to – God’s Word.