Divine Genocide or Capital Punishment?

Atheists have often expressed their outrage at what they consider to be acts of “divine genocide” in the Old Testament. Yet when one considers the egregious behavior of the cultures God wanted to be destroyed, it becomes clear that God’s actions were capital punishments instead for abominable sins (Genesis 15:15-16; Deuteronomy 7:2-5). Accordingly, this blog …

A Response to an Atheist Argument on God’s Omniscience, Determinism and Free Will

Do we have free will? Both Christians and atheists have varying views on this question, which are sometimes related to their beliefs in various types of determinism. The intention of this blog is to examine biological and theological determinism and to explain the relationship of the latter to God’s omniscience and our free will. Biological …

Scientific, Social, and Divine Explanations of our Loving Human Tendencies

From the moment we come to understand this world, we take for granted humanity’s appreciation for social justice, compassion, empathy, equality, and cooperation. We benefit from these innate human tendencies and behaviors. In fact, all humans of sound minds have moral compasses that seem to direct them to such actions. Yet imagine a world of …

Six Reasons to Believe in and Accept the Love of the Prince of Peace

The best-selling book and blockbuster film entitled “The Da Vinci Code” may have stirred doubts among many Christians as its foundation was built on the assertion that Christians did not believe that Jesus was divine until Constantine pressured the Council of Nicaea to declare the deity of Jesus in 325 A.D. The book’s antagonist, Dr. …

Nine Points about Biblical Slavery and Skeptics’ Condemnation of the Bible

"So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.  If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.  I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self.  I do wish, brother, that I may have …