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In opposition to apologetics some believers contend that the intellectual exercise required by it opposes the faith that the Bible requires. This is called fideism and asserts that one’s epistemic justification in believing the Christian worldview comes from faith and not reason. Thus, reason is not necessary for, or is even opposed to, faith. However, […]

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Whenever I would tell people that I was going to school for apologetics I was always interested to see what their reaction would be. The responses varied over the course of my two and a half years in seminary and I was constantly curious to see which one would come next. Most of the time […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“ … 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]