What are we training for? Are we training ourselves to be worldly, or are we training ourselves to be godly. Are we training ourselves to resemble the culture, or are we training ourselves to resemble the Christ? Do we have a healthy spiritual diet and exercise routine? In short, are we Cross Training?
Considering the historical evidence that virtually all scholars (including atheists and skeptics) agree upon, believing that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day is an inference to the best explanation…
There seems to be no logical grounds for belief in objective (beyond subjective opinion) moral values and duties without God. If God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist. However, most would affirm that at least some objective moral values and duties do exist. Therefore, it follows that God exists.
If we affirm that there are at least some objective moral laws (beyond our subjective opinions), the most reasonable conclusion is to believe that there is some sort of Moral Lawgiver. This does not mean that atheists are incapable of being “good.” It means that, if atheism were true (as many atheists admit), nothing would be (objectively) good (or bad).
Scientists have discovered that there are numerous finely-tuned constants and quantities observed in the universe that have to be just right for there to be any life at all. The chances of all of these fine-tuned constants being just right to allow for life on Earth have been calculated to 1 in 10^138. There appear to be only three possible explanations: (1) Necessity, (2) Chance, and (3) Design. Design seems to be, by far, the most reasonable explanation…
The Cosmological Argument provides some of the strongest evidence for the existence of God. This brief slideshow presents the argument for a spaceless, timeless, immaterial, and plausibly personal cause of the universe — which theists call “God”
Premise 1: Whatever begins to exist has a cause. Premise 2: The universe (all space, time, and matter) began to exist. Therefore: the universe has a cause. This cause is necessarily spaceless, timeless, and immaterial and probably personal — a.k.a. God
Research suggests that the modern conception of freedom — our most cherished virtue — is almost purely negative (i.e., freedom *from* constraints). The Truth of Jesus gives freedom *from* (negative freedom) our rebellious nature and freedom *to* (positive freedom) fulfill our original purpose — right relationship with God. Though our culture often co-opts His words, His is the Truth that truly “will set you free.”
In spite of what the world preaches, our ways are evaluated by the Way of the LORD. As Christians, we affirm that our way should be that of The Way, The Truth, and The Life. It is not us; Jesus is the standard for morality — not ourselves.
If we reject God, do we not reject the very foundation upon which human rights are built — the bedrock of American law? Are we not sawing the very branch on which our American democracy stands?