Does science allow for the existence of George Washington? And, are those who believe faith is irrational right? Many Christians CELEBRATE the notion that their faith is irrational. To reason through the existence of God would mean we don’t have true faith, they claim. Feelings and emotional worship experiences have replaced reasoned questions and a quest for truth in most assemblies. No wonder skeptics think Christians are harmlessly ignorant at best and dangerously so at worst.
And we at Inner Man Radio completely agree with the skeptics on this one.
But the question stands - CAN a person come to a rational, well-reasoned faith in God? The same way they come to believe George Washington existed.
We believe so. And furthermore, we believe the burden of proof actually lies with the Atheist, when reason is applied.
Can there be an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God at the same time evil exists? Or asked another way, “If there is a God, why does He allow evil to exist?”
In this second episode of our apologetics series, we tackle this question. If you haven’t asked it, your friends certainly have. Ready for an answer?
Also, in this episode we touch briefly on the issue of whether or not people have the ability to choose between doing good or evil. Do we have choice? Or are our decisions the result of naturalistic inputs such as our DNA or environmental surroundings (Determinism)?
While we don’t intend to fully dissect that topic, it is pertinent when it comes to the question of evil.
A PBS interview of Richard Dawkins is referenced, and you can find it in the link below.
First in our apologetics series, we tackle a question that has made believers queasy for thousands of years. Why does a loving, all-powerful, all-knowing, God allow pain and suffering in this world? While some choose to ignore the question, others bank on it as justification for not believing in God. Either way, it is a legitimate question that has a powerful answer. Once you know it, you’ll be able to share with your friends who may be wondering the same thing.
For the past 54 Episodes IMR has brought you broadcast pod excellence (cough, cough, wink, nod). Well, maybe not. But what we HAVE tried to do is tackle important topics in a never-before-tackled-unconventional-not-your-grandmother’s-christian-radio type way. Honest conversation + FUN + Biblical principles. But there is one thing lacking, and we’re about to change that. Listen for the “Best Of” and for a look to the future. Ready? Let’s GO!
John wraps up his letter to his children. Like the close of any letter, what’s written before the final sign-off is typically heart felt and important. This is the case here. The Holy Spirit through John adds a layer to this masterful letter - and gives us something to chew on.
1 John 5:18-21
John tells us to not pray for those committing a sin leading to death, which begs the question: What IS that sin anyway? And, have I committed it? Is there hope? An episode with a lot of practical applications as we pray for others and take personal inventory.
1 John 5:16
1 John 1:5-10
How d I know if my prayers are answered? Other people seem to have pretty good success, with ‘doors opening’, and amazing answered prayers stories. How about you? Yes? No? Here’s how to make sure your prayers are ALWAYS answered. GUARANTEED! 1 John 5:13-15
1John 5:6-10 is possibly the most debated passage in the New Testament. Does it even belong? Why does it matter? Either way, the context itself is revolutionary for us.
We celebrate when we see athletes make even the slightest reference to scripture. “Hey - he’s one of US!” It’s encouraging when someone quotes the scriptures in a positive way. At the same time, how do we put the true meaning of Philippians 4:13, Romans 8 and 1 John 5:4 into practice? Did God give us those verses to help us improve our jump shot? Run a mile faster? Move up the corporate ladder? Or… something BIGGER?
When you lay awake at night, do you think about meeting your Maker? Are you afraid? If not, you’ve probably learned a valuable lesson about love. If so, here’s something that will help you out. Our text is 1 John 4:18 -5:3.