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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Three arguments

There are three basic arguments against Jesus and the Christian faith. Surprise, surprise, they match the three major ontological categories: Physical, Logical, Emotional.

The Physical arguments are against His existence or power, and generally include: God doesn't exist; God isn't infinitely powerful; there are many gods, each of vast but finite power; God exists only in the realm of the emotional, or in peoples' minds, and doesn't affect the real world; there are no supernatural events (miracles) because no such thing as the supernatural exists.

The Emotional arguments are against God's love or significance, and generally include: God doesn't love you; God is an abusive father-figure who punishes people on the smallest whim; God cares about everyone in general, but doesn't have time to get to know you personally; God doesn't want you to have free will; God wants to control every aspect of your life because He's a control freak; God is the bad guy.

The Logical arguments are against His truth, revelation, and intelligence, and generally include: God will take everyone to Heaven, whether they believe in Jesus or not; there is no one specific way to Heaven; God didn't write the Bible, people did it on their own; religion is diametrically opposed to science, logic, reason, and the mind in general.

These three main categories of arguments are the basic objections people have to the Gospel. Become versed in each of the arguments for Jesus, and you will be an evangelist extraordinaire.


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