50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

By Guy P. Harrison

Written in a deferential and conversational sort, this special e-book is designed to advertise optimistic discussion and foster mutual knowing among Christians and non-Christians. the writer, a skeptic and journalist, asks uncomplicated questions about Christian trust.

What is the born-again adventure? Why might God are looking to sacrifice his basically son for the realm? Do miracles quite occur? How trustworthy is the Bible? what's the rapture? Why isn't really all people a Christian? every one query is through remark and research that's skeptical and difficult yet by no means argumentative or condescending.

Christians will locate the publication important as a foundation for constructing their apologetics, whereas skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational research of non secular claims.  

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There's energy in numbers. stable skeptics comprehend surefire technique to make one profitable prediction is to make plenty of them. Make 100 predictions, and certainly one of them is certain to come back actual. this can be one of many ways in which psychics and astrologers may be able to provoke those that lack reliable critical-thinking abilities. affirmation bias leads we all to recollect a couple of right guesses and put out of your mind the numerous extra that have been unsuitable. So whilst a Christian or one other spiritual individual claims to were in communique with the divine and has a prediction concerning the destiny, we need to not just verify how particular and exact the prophecy is but additionally continue count number of ways many predictions are made and what the results of every one is. tv preacher Pat Robertson is an effective instance of a Christian who's excellent on the scattershot method of prophecy. He usually produces a near-constant circulation of “prophetic phrases. ” whilst a few of his predictions appear to come real, as a few unavoidably needs to, he claims them as evidence that he rather does listen the voice of God in his head. yet neither he nor any of his fans look drawn to keeping an eye on the variety of misses. one other challenge with facts of fulfilled prophecies that seem within the Bible is they are within the Bible. to explain a prediction after which declare that it got here real, all in the similar restricted number of historic assets, isn't more than enough. think if somebody confirmed you a booklet, or selection of books, during which there has been a prediction of an alien spaceship touchdown on the earth in a single bankruptcy after which affirmation that it occurred in one other bankruptcy. might that be adequate to persuade you? while a declare is amazing, like a supernatural prediction related to a god, the facts should be amazing too. Skeptics usually ask yourself why spiritual those who rigidity the significance in their prophecies are so simply capable of forget about or reject the numerous prophecies that come from different religions. one of many Islamic prophecies I heard approximately whereas within the center East consists of the Moon and the Apollo eleven astronauts. in keeping with many Muslims, the prophecy it appears proves that the Koran is either actual and encouraged by way of God according to this line: “The Moon has break up and the hour has drawn nearer” (Koran 54:1). From this one sentence, a few Muslims declare that the Koran estimated the six Apollo Moon landings that happened among 1969 and 1972. The “split” happened while astronauts again with Moon rocks, which Muslims interpreted to intend that the Moon used to be now not complete, considering part of it have been got rid of, or break up. no longer all Muslims, after all, yet a few are totally confident that this clinches it. The Koran is right, Allah is the only precise God, and Mohammed is his Prophet. without doubt approximately it, simply because Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins cut up the Moon. For a few cause, despite the fact that, Christians, Jews, and others who think in prophecies will not be dashing to develop into Muslims in line with this one. they're simply too skeptical, i guess. you will need to be aware that even Muslims usually are not in contract approximately this and different Islamic prophecies.

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