During my years as a Christian 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 don’t believe I should spend a lot of time writing on these subjects when other can do it much better than I can, so most of this information is from ministries and teachers that I have come to know and trust over the years.  The list of issues I have so far 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. If you would like an answer to a question you don’t see, please contact me at  dan@yoursoulmatters.org. This is a work in progress, so come back and check in often.  Thanks!

CONTENT SECTIONS:
About God
About the Bible
About Jesus
About Salvation
About Religions
About Morality
About Social Issues
About Science

My go-to Christian sites when I have questions:
Living Waters (Ray Comfort, Evangelism)
Christian Research Institute (General Apologetics)
Stand to Reason (Greg Koukl, General Apologetics and Apologetic Tactics)
Answers in Genesis (Creation)
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)
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)

ABOUT GOD

HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD EXISTS?
Ravi Zacharias – How do you know there is a God?

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)
Where Did God Come From? – CARM Article
Who Created God? – Stand to Reason Article
Who Created God? – ChristianAnswers.net Article

Who Made God? – Chad Williams Article

WHAT ABOUT THE TRINITY?
The Forgotten Trinity – James White Video
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
A 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

Why Did God Command the Children of Israel to Kill Every Man, Woman, and Child in the Promised Land? – Ligonier Article

ABOUT THE JUSTICE OF GOD
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
If God is All Powerful and Loving Why is There Suffering in the World? 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

ABOUT THE BIBLE

HOW DO YOU KNOW THE BIBLE IS TRUE?
Why I Choose to Believe the Bible – Vodie Baucham  Video (A, B, C, D, E)

Can You Know the Bible is True? – Answers in Genesis – Series of Articles

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
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 – This movie is the source for many of these claims
The Zeitgeist of the ‘Zeitgeist Movie’– Ben Witherington Article
Analysis and Response to Zeitgeist – ABR Article
Jesus and Mithras Myth Video with Lee Strobel

A Scholarly Response to Zeitgeist the Movie  – Douglas Hamp Video

YOU CAN’T KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE MEANS. IT’S ALL A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION
A Matter of Interpretation – Greg Koukl Article
Bible Difficulties Pages
Defending Inerrancy – Bible Difficulties
Always Be Ready – Bible Difficulties
CARM – Bible Difficulties

Christian Research Institute – Bible Difficulties Archive


ABOUT JESUS

WHO IS THE REAL JESUS?

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
Yes, Jesus Claimed to be God – Tony Miano Article

ABOUT SALVATION

WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT GOD?

What About Those Who Don’t Believe in God? – Ravi Zacharias Video

What About Those Who Have Never Heard? – Chad Williams Article


ABOUT RELIGIONS

ALL RELIGIONS TEACH BASICALLY THE SAME THING

The Uniqueness of Christianity – Andrew Rappaport Video
Christ’s Unique Claims – Dr. John Lenox Video

Is There Truth in All Religions? – Tony Miano Article

INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC RELIGIOUS GROUPS
ISLAM
Intro to Islam – Dr. James White Video

Islam A – Z – James White Video 1 and Video 2

MORMONISM
Understanding Mormonism – James White Video

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES
Understanding the Jehovah’s Witnesses – James White
The Forgotten Trinity – James White (This is a VITAL subject for dealing with Jehovah’s Witnesses!)
Sermon Audio Messages from James White on Jehovah’s Witnesses
CARM’s Jehovah’s Witness resource page

Archived Articles for more in-depth study, from Alpha and Omega Ministries (James White)

ROMAN CATHOLICISM
The Roman Catholic Church and the Gospel – James White Video


ABOUT MORALITY

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
Should Christians Judge Leaders, or Call Them Out By Name? – Christian Research Institute

Is It OK to Criticize Christian Leaders? – Christian Research Institute

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

MORALITY IS SUBJECTIVE.  WHAT IS TRUE FOR YOU IS NOT NECESSARILY TRUE FOR ME
Greg Koukl on Moral Relativism (6 parts) A, B, C, D, E, F

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

YOU CAN’T LEGISLATE MORALITY

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.  JUST DON’T HURT ANYBODY ELSE


ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES

ON HOMOSEXUALITY
Jesus never said anything about homosexuality? – Video clip from Voddie Baucham
Is Gay the New Black? – Video of a message by Voddie Baucham
Homosexuality and the Christian Faith – Video of a message from Rosaria Butterfield
Rosaria Butterfield on Understanding and Loving Our Gay and Lesbian Friends – Video from the Gospel Coalition
The Gay Christian Movement – Videos from James White – Part 1, Part 2
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – Book by Rosaria Butterfield
Is God Anti-Gay? – Book by Sam Allberry
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

ON ABORTION
“A Lot of People Want Intact Hearts These Days” — Planned Parenthood,
Abortion, and the Conscience of a Nation – An article by Al Mohler
I Thought Planned Parenthood Protected Family Values – An article by Rosaria Butterfield
Abortion – A Teaching Series by Dr. R.C. Sproul
Life Training Institute – Pro-life training resources from Scott Klusendorf and his team

Abortion Resources from CARM


ABOUT SCIENCE

WHAT ABOUT EVOLUTION?
That’s A Fact! – Institute for Creation Research Short Videos 
Creation Super Library
 

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