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    The Development of the New Testament Canon

    “The New Testament books did not become authoritative for the Church because they were formally included in a canonical list...the Church included them in her canon because she already regarded them as divinely inspired. ” - F.F. Bruce, The New Testament Documents

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    Is There Right and Wrong? How Do You Know God Exists?

    Hi John, Is there a definitive right/wrong? I’m not so sure. You might say to me, “Murder is wrong.” People who commit murder in the name of their God would disagree. You might say, “Rape is wrong.” But was it considered so in Steubenville? What about Judges 19? Isn’t morality actually a matter of personal or cultural opinion? Taking a cue from your recent post, may I ask you, what convinces you that God exists? I love all of your topics and how you’ve opened up this wonderful, respectful dialog between believers, non-believers, and those who hover somewhere in between who continue to seek knowledge and answers but don’t wish…

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    Are We Really Sinners?

    Hi John, Regarding the forgiveness of our sins, which is only through the blood of Jesus, as the way to heaven – this assumes that one acknowledges that one has to have their sins forgiven if one desires to go to heaven. What would you say to those who feel that we are not innate “sinners”, that man is basically “good” and when we die, if we’ve meant well, then we’ll be in heaven with God? I’m sure you’ve heard that line of reasoning from those who don’t believe verses like Romans 3:23 – “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. I know many people who…

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    “Garbage In, Garbage Out”

    Once we understand our condition of depravity we can begin to understand that the only way for God to serve perfect justice and perfect mercy was to provide for us a perfect mediator.

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    Should the Bible Be Amended?

    “Both the Bible and the Constitution were well intentioned but they are basically inherently flawed…it’s time for an amendment to the Bible.” – Piers Morgan, CNN

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    You Must Give Now… or Now… or Now…

    There are many false teachers out there preying on the spiritually vulnerable and financially desperate. Ultimately as angry as I can get at these scripture twisting charlatans the real burden of defense lies squarely on our shoulders.

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    Dear Believer…A Response

    While the religious beliefs we subscribe to may be a product of our environment this does nothing to disprove those beliefs. And while science has led to a better understanding of the world around us it has done nothing to remove a deity but rather has arguably done more to prove intelligence beyond our understanding.