Brad Alles

Dr. Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University Nebraska, his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago, and his Ed.D in Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University Wisconsin.

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The key to understanding what’s wrong with the world

When the first two people listened to Satan’s lies, that they wouldn’t die if they ate from the forbidden tree, and that they would be like God, Adam and Eve brought sin and rebellion into an otherwise perfect and “very good” world. They thought they could “do their own thing.” They were wrong, and the [&hellip

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If God is good, from where did evil come?

There’s another reason Adam and Eve rebelled against God. They not only exercised their free will, but they were also tempted by Satan in the form of a serpent. Recall the Christian worldview includes natural and supernatural realms. Whereas the evolutionist has no supernatural realm and no room for angels and demons, Christianity can explain [&hellip

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Locking our doors: Are we really basically good?

If humans’ purpose is to glorify God through using our talents and gifts in all we do, is the murderer glorifying God? Of course not. As stated earlier, when God made Adam and Eve, they were deemed “very good,” along with all creation. Yet that’s not exactly how you would describe the world today! What happened? [&hellip

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Doing all things to God’s glory

So if God loves us and created us on purpose, what were we supposed to do? Genesis 1:28 says, “God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living [&hellip

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Why are we here?

What are you? Are you a unique creation of a loving God, or a random collection of molecules? If you consider yourself from the viewpoint of creation or evolution, you will come out with very different perspectives. The meaning of anything comes from its origin; to understand it, you must grasp the origin. For instance, [&hellip

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Are there 2 contradictory creation accounts in Genesis?

Often skeptics of the Bible will point out that there is a contradiction in the first two chapters of Genesis—two separate creation accounts! There are not two accounts; simply the general overview of everything during days one through seven in Genesis 1:1-2:3, and then details on Adam and Eve’s creation on day six in Genesis [&hellip

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What happened in the literal days of creation?

Continuing to follow the literal Genesis account of creation (Genesis 1:1-2:3), which is what Professor Barr said the text is intending to convey, the sequence of days and their created elements are as follows. On day one, God made a watery, formless mass along with light, but this light was not the sun. (More on [&hellip

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Are “days” in the Genesis creation literally days?

There are arguments for God’s existence such as the cosmological, teleological, and moral order arguments.  Simply stated, these arguments are: since everything has a beginning, who started it?  Since every design has a designer, who designed it?  And since every law has a law-giver, who gave the law?  We can know God exists from the [&hellip

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Is the universe God?

Is God simply the universe, as pantheists believe? No, Genesis 1:1 clearly shows the difference between God and creation. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This verse is known so well that we fail to recognize how radical it is! God is not part of the world, as in other religion’s [&hellip

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Arguments for God’s existence: The Law-Giver

Before we look at the third argument for God’s existence, let’s review the first two.   Cosmology and teleology are important to remember. Everything has a beginning. Every design has a designer. God designed and created all things. All people can know that God exists. That’s why Romans 1:20 says the following: “For since the creation of [&hellip

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