Over the years I have been asked many questions about the truth claims of the Christian faith. Though I have spoken to people from many different ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds, many of the same questions come up time and time again. This page is to help answer some of those questions. I did not write these answers. I found much smarter people who already had. The current list of issues is below, though not all have been answered yet. Subscribe to the blog if you are interested in receiving updates on these questions as they are posted. To suggest a question to be added, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a work in progress, so come back and check in often. Thanks!
MY GO -TO CHRISTIAN SITES WHEN I HAVE QUESTIONS:
Living Waters (Ray Comfort, Evangelism)
Stand to Reason (Greg Koukl, General Apologetics and Apologetic Tactics)
Answers in Genesis (Creation)
Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM, General Apologetics)
Grace to You (John MacArthur, General Theology)
The White Horse Inn (General Theology)
Desiring God (John Piper, General Theology)
Ligonier Ministries (R. C. Sproul, General/Reformed Theology)
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (General Theology and Philosophy)
Alpha and Omega Ministries (James White, General Apologetics and Reformed Theology)
Apologia Studios (General Apologetics, Reformed Theology)
Cannon Fodder (Michael Kruger, New Testament Origins)
Institute for Creation Research (Creation)
Apologetics Index (General Apologetics)
Creation Ministries International (Creation)
Monergism.com (General Theology and Apologetics)
The Bible Project (Video Intros to Bible Books and Themes)
HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD EXISTS?
What is the Best Argument for the Existence of God? – Short Video from Jason Lisle
The Great Debate: Does God Exist? – Debate between Greg Bahnsen and Gordon Stein
How can I know if God exists or not? – CARM Article
Knowing God Exists – Ken Ham/Answers in Genesis PDF
WHERE DID GOD COME FROM?
Where Did God Come From? – CARM Video
Where Did God Come From? – Answers in Genesis Video (3 parts here)
WHAT ABOUT THE TRINITY?
David Platt on the Trinity
The Forgotten Trinity – James White Video
The Trinity Makes No Sense. It isn’t Logical – CARM Article (particularly for Muslims)
YOU CAN’T KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD. IT’S JUST A MATTER OF PERSONAL OPINION
How Can I Know if God Exists or Not – CARM Article
Faith and Wishing – Stand to Reason Article
Is there Truth and Can We Know It – Stand to Reason Article
GOD IS LOVE, SO HE WILL NEVER CONDEMN ANYONE
Can an All-Loving God Send People to An Eternal Hell? – Living Waters Video
Loving God Would Never Send Anyone to Hell – CARM Article
Why Would A Loving God Create A Place Like Hell? – Stand to Reason Article
Will A Loving God Really Condemn People to Hell? – Article by J.I.Packer
How Could a Loving God Send Someone to Hell? – Albert Mohler Sermon
How Does It Glorify God to Predestine People to Hell? – John Piper Video
Why Does God Create People He Knows Will Go to Hell? – CARM Article
GOD IS EVIL AND NOT WORTH WORSHIPING
Your God is a Monster – Stand to Reason Video
Your God Isn’t Moral – Stand to Reason Article
Does God Owe His Creation Anything? – Stand to Reason Video
What made it OK for God to kill women and children in the Old Testament? – John Piper Video
Can God Kill the Innocent? – Stand to Reason Article
ABOUT THE JUSTICE OF GOD
You Are On a Collision Course with a God of Justice – Short video from Tim Conway
The Justice of God – short article from RC Sproul
The Justice of God – short article from Billy Graham
The Demands of Justice – short article by Tim Challies
Holiness and Justice – 30 minute video from RC Sproul
IF GOD CREATED EVERYTHING, DOES THAT MEAN HE CREATED EVIL?
Who is Responsible for Evil? – Ravi Zacharias Video
Why Does Evil Exist? – John Piper Video
A Good Reason for Evil – Greg Koukl Article
Is God Responsible for Evil? – Grace to You Article
HOW CAN A GOOD GOOD ALLOW EVIL AND SUFFERING?
How Can a Good God Allow Evil? Does Life Have Meaning? – Ravi Zacharias Video
How Could a Loving God….. – Answers in Genesis Article
Why does God Allow Natural Disasters – Stand to Reason Video
Can God Kill the Innocent? – Stand to Reason Article
Why Does Creation Include Suffering? – Answers in Genesis Article
Why Is There Evil and Suffering? – CARM Article
How Can I Believe in God and Pain? – RZIM Article
WHY DO CHRISTIANS SUFFER?
God’s Goodness in Your Pain – John Piper, David Platt, Matt Chandler Video
Five Truths About Christian Suffering – Desiring God Article
Suffering For The Sake Of – Joni Eareckson Tada Video
A Personal Interview with R. C. Sproul Jr. about Suffering and God’s Sovereignty – Gospel Coalition Video
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU ARE SERVING THE RIGHT GOD?
How do you know that Christianity is the one true worldview? – RZIM Video
Why believe in Christianity over all other religions? – CARM Article
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE MEAN WHEN IT SAYS GOD REPENTS?
Why Does God Regret and Repent in the Bible? – audio and transcript from John Piper
Does God Repent? – article from Matt Slick
DOES GOD NEED US?
Does God Need Us? – GotQuestions Article
DOES GOD PREDESTINE EVERY ACTION? DO WE REALLY HAVE FREE WILL?
If Predestination is True, Then How Can There Be Free Will? – CARM Article
Has God Predestined Every Tiny Detail In The Universe, Including Sin? – John Piper Video
ABOUT THE BIBLE
Can You Know the Bible is True? – Answers in Genesis – Series of Articles
How Do We Know the Bible is True? – Article by R. C. Sproul
IS THE BIBLE WE HAVE TODAY TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL?
How the Bible is Being Attacked Today – Audio by Michael Kruger
How We Can Respond to Attacks on the Bible – Audio by Michael Kruger
10 Questions on the New Testament Canon – Article by Michael Kruger
The Reliability of the New Testament – James White Video
How Badly Did Scribes Change the New Testament Bible? – Daniel B. Wallace Video
Has Jesus Been Misquoted? – Daniel Wallace v. Bart Ehrman on the White Horse Inn video/audio
Ten Facts About the New Testament that Every Christian Should Memorize – Articles by Michael Kruger
Canon Fodder Web Page with New Testament Scholar Michael Kruger
THE BIBLE IS JUST A BOOK WRITTEN BY MEN
Can We Trust the Bible? – Living Waters Video
Can the Bible Be Reliable if it Had Human Authors? – Stand to Reason Video
How Can the Bible be Infallible When It Was Written by Fallible Men? – Creation Today Article
Why We Should Believe the Bible – Historical Bible Society Article
Proof! I Want Proof! – Online Discussion from CARM Forums
The Holy Spirit as the Author of Scripture – Sermon from Desiring God
DO CHRISTIANS PICK AND CHOOSE THE PARTS OF THE BIBLE THEY WANT TO BELIEVE?
Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, homosexuality, shellfish, mixed fabrics, and not being under Old Testament Law – CARM Article
DIDN’T THE BIBLE JUST STEAL IDEAS FROM OTHER RELIGIONS?
Responses to The Zeitgeist Movie, Religulous from Bill Marr, and other common claims
Jesus and Mithras Myth Short Video with Lee Strobel
Zeitgeist Debunked: Jesus Is Not A Copy Of Pagan Gods – Video from Steven Bancarz
Jesus Wasn’t a Pagan God: Debunking Zeitgeist and Religulous – Video from Mike Winger
A Scholarly Response to Zeitgeist the Movie – Long Video from Douglas Hamp
Copycat copout: Jesus was not made up from pagan myths – Article from Creation.Com
Mithra Vs. Jesus – Article from Tekton Apologetics
The Zeitgeist of the ‘Zeitgeist Movie’– Long Article from Ben Witherington
Analysis and Response to Zeitgeist – Long Article from Always Be Ready.com
YOU CAN’T KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE MEANS. IT’S ALL A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION
A Matter of Interpretation – Greg Koukl Article
Is Meaning in the Bible Just a Matter of Interpretation? – Article by Amy Orr-Ewing of the Zacharias Trust
IS THE KING JAMES THE ONLY TRUE BIBLE?
The King James Only Debate – James White and Jack Moorman
The King James Only Controversy – The Gospel Coalition and Trevin Wax
The Conspiracy Behind the New Bible Translations – Daniel Wallace
WHAT ABOUT THE BOOKS LEFT OUT OF THE BIBLE?
Why Were Some Books Left Out of the Bible? – Video by Michael Brown
What About the Books That Were Left Out of the Bible? – Video by Tom the Preacher
How were the Books of the Bible Compiled? – Video by Greg Koukl
BIBLE DIFFICULTIES PAGES
Defending Inerrancy – Bible Difficulties
WHO IS THE REAL JESUS?
The Real Jesus – Answers in Genesis Article
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? – Gospel Coalition Article
About Jesus – CARM series of Articles
HOW CAN JESUS BE THE ONLY WAY TO GOD?
Why is Jesus the Only Way? – Greg Koukl Video
How Can Jesus Be the Only Way? – White Horse Inn Video
Is Jesus the Only Way? – Ligonier Conference Q and A Video
The Only Way – R.C. Sproul Sermon (MP3 or Video)
How Do You Know Christianity is the One True World View? – Ravi Zacharias Video
JESUS NEVER CLAIMED TO BE GOD. HE IS JUST THE SON OF GOD
Is Jesus God? – Got Questions.org
Did Jesus Say He Is God? – Got Questions.org
Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God” – J Warner Wallace
Jesus is God – CARM Article
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SAVED? SAVED FROM WHAT?
What Does It Mean to Be Saved? – AIG Article
HOW IS SOMEONE SAVED?
What Must Someone Believe in Order To Be Saved? – John Piper
WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT GOD?
What About Those Who Don’t Believe in God? – Ravi Zacharias Video
What Happens to Those Who Never Hear the Gospel – David Platt
CAN SOMEONE LOSE THEIR SALVATION?
Can A Christian Lose Their Salvation? – Ligonier (R.C. Sproul) Article
Can the Christian Believer Lose His Salvation? – CARM Article
ALL RELIGIONS TEACH BASICALLY THE SAME THING
The Uniqueness of Christianity – Andrew Rappaport Video
Christ’s Unique Claims – Dr. John Lenox Video
INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Intro to Islam – Dr. James White Video
Understanding Mormonism – James White Video
Understanding the Jehovah’s Witnesses – James White
The Forgotten Trinity – James White (This is a VITAL subject for dealing with Jehovah’s Witnesses and Muslims!)
Sermon Audio Messages from James White on Jehovah’s Witnesses
The Roman Catholic Church and the Gospel – James White Video
Roman Catholic Page – CARM
Bill Johnson’s Theology and Movement Examined Biblically – Video by Mike Winger
Kundalini Warning – Video from Andrew Strom
What is Freemasonry and What Do Freemasons Believe? – GotQuestions Article
YOU SHOULD NOT JUDGE ANYONE. THE BIBLE SAYS NOT TO JUDGE
Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged – John MacArthur Video
Should Christians Judge? – Tim Conway Video
What Right Do You Have to Judge What is Moral? – Matt Slick from CARM
YOU CAN BE GOOD WITHOUT BELIEVING IN GOD
Monkey Morality – Can Evolution Explain Ethics – Stand to Reason Article
Why is it necessary to appeal to God for objective morals? – CARM Article
Evolution Can’t Explain Morality – Stand to Reason Article
Right and Wrong Simply a Matter of Personal Choice – Article and list of available resources at Monergism.com
MORAL NEUTRALITY AND WORLD VIEWS
The Myth of Moral Neutrality – Stand to Reason Article
The Myth of Neutrality – The White Horse Inn,
The Myth of Neutrality- Greg Bahnsen
CHRISTIANS ARE HYPOCRITES
How Can Christians Respond to Charges of Hypocrisy? – J Warner Wallace
Why Do Christians Act in Unchristian Ways? from Apologetics with Matt Chandler
WHAT IS THE HUMAN CONSCIENCE? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
(Answer in process)
YOU CAN’T LEGISLATE MORALITY
Should Christians Try to Legislate Their Morality? – The Gospel Coalition
YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. JUST DON’T HURT ANYBODY ELSE
Minimalist Ethic – Too Minimal – Greg Koukl, Stand to Reason
ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES
IS SEX A GOOD THING? DOESN’T THE BIBLE SAY IT’S DIRTY?
The Single Person’s Good Desire for Sex – Desiring God article
Is Sex a Sin? – GotQuestions.org
Jesus never said anything about homosexuality? – Video clip from Voddie Baucham
Rosaria Butterfield on Understanding and Loving Our Gay and Lesbian Friends – Video from the Gospel Coalition
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – Book by Rosaria Butterfield
Audacity – Movie by Ray Comfort and Living Waters
Talking to Children about God’s Design for Sexuality – An article from Nate Shurden with Ligonier Ministries
WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERSECTIONALITY?
Defining Social Justice – Voddie Bauchum
Social Justice and the Gospel – Sovereign Nations panel discussion
WHAT ABOUT TRANSGENDERISM?
Transgender Identity – Wishing Away God’s Design – AIG Article
Life Training Institute – Pro-life training resources from Scott Klusendorf and his team
DOES THE BIBLE PROMOTE SLAVERY?
Does the Bible Condone Slavery? – Article from GOTQUESTIONS.ORG
Doesn’t the Bible Support Slavery? – Video by Boddie Hodge
Why Does the Bible Allow Slave Owners to Beat Their Slaves? – Article from GOTQUESTIONS.ORG
WHAT ABOUT SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE?
Why Save Sex for Marriage? – Video from John Piper
Is Sex Before Marriage OK if You Love Each Other? – Article from CARM/Matt Slick
WHAT ARE WOMEN’S ROLES IN MINISTRY AND THE HOME?
The Danvers Statement – From the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
IS IT A SIN TO DRINK ALCOHOL?
Is Drinking Alchohol a Sin? – Audio from John Piper
Is It OK for Christians To Drink Alcohol? – CARM Article
DOES THE BIBLE/CHRISTIANITY REJECT SCIENCE?
Is Christianity a Science Stopper? – Greg Koukl
WHAT ABOUT EVOLUTION?
IS THE EARTH OLD OR YOUNG? (Though important, this is a secondary issue, with true believers in Christ on both sides, as are some issues connected with it)
WHAT ABOUT DINOSAURS?
WHAT ABOUT CARBON DATING?
WHAT ABOUT STARLIGHT TRAVELING TO EARTH?
GENERAL CREATION/SCIENCE PAGES
That’s A Fact! – Institute for Creation Research Short Videos
Is Genesis History? – Movie and additional resources
NOTE: My goal is to provide solid answers to
people with real questions. I pull my resources from many
different sources, and although I won’t necessarily agree with
everything said on a site I reference, I will never knowingly post
anything from any site which compromises the essentials of the Christian
faith in any way. By the essentials I mean, simply put, the
nature of God, the nature of man, and the relationship (primarily
regarding salvation) between the two. If you believe that any
essentials are being compromised on one of the sites listed, please send
me a private message and I will look into it. Thanks