This is an article I wrote for the Christian Research Journal. These are very well done magazine style journal that is broadly on apologetics topics. Check it out here . Here is the synopsis of my article:An experience of intellectual doubt is often taken by Christians to be a sign of weak faith. I argue, however, that an encounter with doubt, when treated properly, is extremely valuable, since it can lead to knowledge and an even greater faith.
The Bible in no uncertain terms describes God as jealous. In fact, God himself proclaims:This, it seems, is grist for the New Atheist hostility mill. What?! You think God is jealous? In the words of Bill Maher, in his not-so-much interesting movie Religulous, “Your God is jealous? That seems so un-godlike that God would have such a petty human emotion.
Christian Apologists often say that, without God, there would be no such thing as morality. But the obvious counterexample to this is the many moral philosophers who are not theists but are moral realists (that is, they believe moral facts exist). What’s going on here? It’s important to see that the primary reason to posit God’s existence is because of the many features of the world that would be radically unexpected if God did not exist.
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