Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations.
Additionally, confusion and doubt about the Bible being God's Word are becoming as common inside the church as they are in the broader culture. The purpose of this book is to respond to these challenges, sound bites, and slogans, and give people confidence that the Bible can be trusted and that it matters for our lives because God really has spoken.
Includes a free CD recording of Greg's radio interview with the author.
Can science explain everything? Christian philosopher J. P. Moreland argues that Scripture, sound philosophical reasoning, and everyday experience all point to the reality of an immaterial soul. Countering the arguments of both naturalists and scholars who embrace a material-only view of humanity, Moreland shows how neuroscience and the soul need not compete. Rather, they coexist and influence each other.
By demonstrating why it is both biblical and scientifically sound to regard humans as essentially spiritual beings, this penetrating volume illustrates the importance and means of nurturing one's soul as a disciple of Christ.
The notion that each Christian can receive personal revelation from the Almighty was novel in times past. Nowadays, though, listening to Christians talk about it, the experience appears to be ubiquitous. Virtually everyone seems to be “hearing from God” in some fashion these days—pastors, writers, worship leaders, even the regular folks at our weekly Bible studies—so the basic idea must be right.
But is it? Must I “hear the voice of God” in order to know what He wants from me? Is this what Jesus meant by, "My sheep hear My voice,” or what Paul meant by being “led by the Spirit”?
And what if I hear nothing but silence when I listen? Does this say something about my spiritual well-being? Am I living a substandard Christian life if I don’t have a hotline to God? Addressing those concerns and more like them is vitally important. And much rides on the answers.
There’s only one way to address such questions. They cannot be answered by appealing to personal experiences, but only by appealing carefully to the text. What does Scripture teach? That’s the question being answered in this Ambassador's Guide.
The case for the pro-life position--that elective abortion unjustly takes the life of a defenseless human being--is extremely solid. Science, philosophy, and moral common sense all testify to the soundness of the pro-life argument. But keeping track of the details in the face of the opposition's flawed reasoning and emotional appeals can sometimes be difficult. That's where this quick-reference guide comes in.
This handy laminated card provides a clear and concise summary of the pro-life argument, complete with answers to common objections that obscure the real issue, which is that abortion kills innocent human beings. With this tool at your side to refresh your memory, you'll be able to engage critics with full confidence that your case is solid and your appeal is just.