Category Archives: Apologetics

Do I Believe in Jesus Because of the Bible 2 March 10

Do I Believe in Jesus Because of the Bible?

I love the book Letters from a Skeptic by Greg Boyd, and every now and then when some doubt is rumbling in my head, I’ll remember a section or two and reread it. On page 144 Ed asks a very honest, very important question: why does it take faith to believe in God? Why isn’t it just […]

602 August 30

Understanding the Incomprehensible

John chapter 6 says that eternal life is gained by eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Jesus. Verse 60 has some of the disciples murmuring “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” Jesus asks them if this hard teaching is causing their faith and understanding to waver. He asks if […]

225 June 06

C.S. Lewis: “Amateur” Theologian Part 2 – The Supernatural

THE SUPERNATURAL             Lewis has made significant contribution to defense of the supernatural, particularly against Naturalism. In his book, Miracles: A Preliminary Study, Lewis’ assertions that miracles are in fact possible depend upon the existence of the supernatural. He argues against Naturalism, which holds that every finite thing or event is explicable in terms of […]

759 May 10

Plato & Imaginative Apologetics

“ … all human reason is imaginative.” – Andrew Davison In the apocryphal book of 1 Esdras 3-4, the author says that three bodyguards who guarded King Darius wanted to know: what is the strongest (or the most powerful)? If Plato had answered this question, he would have included the arts in his answer, especially […]

9652 April 10

The Argument from Desire: Part III

SOME OBJECTIONS There are several objections against the argument from desire that each proponent addresses. For Lewis, the main critique he received was against the immortal longings he described. He refers to the American Humanists and the Neo-Scholastics who try to reduce the desire to a mere ‘nostalgia,’ or an illusion of something conditioned. He […]

89 March 14

Peter Kreeft and The Argument from Desire: Part II

The Argument Expounded Peter Kreeft posits that Lewis’ argument from desire is the best version.[1] He therefore expounds the argument in a more philosophical format as follows: 1) every natural, innate desire in us corresponds to some real object that can satisfy that desire. 2) But there exists in us a desire which nothing in […]

1108 March 01

C.S. Lewis: The Argument from Desire

Within the discipline of Christian Apologetics, there are many arguments for the existence of God. One of the most compelling arguments is the argument from desire. This argument basically states that there are natural desires within human nature that correspond to real objects, which are the satisfaction of those desires. Further, there exists in humanity […]

1122 February 07

The Moral Argument Reconsidered

Let me be clear, I am a theist. I believe in the existence of universal morality. I believe that morality is based upon the character & nature of God and that the scriptures contain an expression of it. One of my reasons for theism has always been my belief in Moral Law, and as such, […]

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