What’s Hell Like?

“What’s hell like?” my oldest child asked me, pretty much destroying every cheery thought I’d been having as I drove the road to home. Kids are full of questions. I answered as simply as I could, which [fortunately] is a habit for me. “It’s a bad place. It’s full of flames, because it’s a place of punishment;…

Defending Christ’s Resurrection

Many people flat-out object to the idea that Jesus actually rose from the dead. Of those who admit that He historically existed and that he physically died, they propose various theories for the belief that Jesus rose from the grave. The four basic arguments against the Resurrection are the Grave Robber Lie, the Wrong Tomb…

Defending Christ’s Death

It seems strange to me to have to defend the historicity of the death of Christ, but there are actually folks out there who make the claim that Jesus never died. This particular claim comes in two forms, which I dub the Swoon Lie and the Muslim Lie, respectively.  The Swoon Lie, made popular by…

Defending Christ’s Existence

There are some who say that Jesus Christ never lived or, at the very least, we can’t prove that He really ever lived. But of course He did, as we will demonstrate. I call this one the Skeptic’s Lie. A true Skeptic believes that we really cannot know anything for sure. One is tempted to…

What Is The Gospel? What Must One Believe In Order To Be Saved?

Here’s the verse that usually comes to mind when I think of defining the gospel: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 AV 1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what…

Why Hitch Ain’t In Heaven

Recently, arch-atheist Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, went home to meet his Maker. I’m not saying that Hitch went to heaven. Unless there was some sort of deathbed conversion [and no one’s saying that’s the case], Hitch definitely did not go to heaven. This is a point on…

The Last Enemy

My friend, a fellow Creation speaker and a minister of the Gospel, announced the death of his beloved wife with these words: “She knew God’s full glory at 11:55.” My initial reaction was shock, sorrow, denial. Who hasn’t felt the horror, loss and gut-wrenching sadness of a loved one’s passing? There’s a feeling that it isn’t…

God in the Petri Dish

The challenge was issued: “Sirius, please show us some physical evidence for your imaginary deity. Until you do that, you are a liar.” This brought to mind a similar conversation I’ve been having that was instigated by a post by Brooks Robinson on the obviousness of God. Let’s face it. There are always guys who…