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Christ took our punishment

If a crime occurs, what should we do? Do we punish the wrongdoer? Does the government seek to protect the victim? There has to be some standard for right and wrong, and someone must establish it—whether it is God, individuals, or the government. This is a universal human need—a need for order and justice. And [&hellip

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Theft and moral relativism

All worldviews have beliefs about how to live, have order, and function under law. Another term for this is ethics, the standards of right and wrong. When it comes to answering questions on how we should behave, if God doesn’t exist, there has to be another final authority. If there is no God, we could [&hellip

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Moral goal posts

Laws are like goal posts–they show us when we miss.  If we keep the law, it is like a field goal attempt that goes through the uprights.  On the other hand, if we break the law, it is like a kick that is either wide left, wide right, or short. The Bible is full of [&hellip

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Solving our biggest problem

In her book, Total Truth, Christian apologist Nancy Pearcey wrote, “At some point, these temporal things (earning a degree, getting a job) fail to fulfill the deeper hunger for eternity in the human spirit…Our hearts are restless…until we find our rest in Him.” While it is true that we were made to be creative and “do something” [&hellip

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What is 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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The origin of evil

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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What is humanity’s nature–good or evil?

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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Is the gun the problem?

In a earlier blog from June 13 (“Locking our doors: Are we really basically good?”), I discussed the nature of humanity as sinful and not good.  In the light of the Connecticut school shooting, Dennis Prager brings this point up as well:  is the gun the problem, or is it the nature of the killer?  Read [&hellip

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Punishing Jesus for us

If a crime occurs, what should we do? Do we punish the wrongdoer? Does the government seek to protect the victim? There has to be some standard for right and wrong, and someone must establish it—whether it is God, individuals, or the government. This is a universal human need—a need for order and justice. And [&hellip

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Can you steal from a moral relativist?

All worldviews have beliefs about how to live, have order, and function under law. Another term for this is ethics, the standards of right and wrong. When it comes to answering questions on how we should behave, if God doesn’t exist, there has to be another final authority. If there is no God, we could [&hellip

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