Category Archives: Problem of Evil & Hell

Why do bad/good things happen to good/bad people?

Thesis: Bad things happen to bad people, good things happen to good people (according to Job’s friends, Pharisees, & prosperity preachers…& those who believe in ‪karma‬). Antithesis: Good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people … Continue reading

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Why does God allow sin? A bit of a different take.

This question was submitted by a woman via email in preparation for an apologetics discussion my sister and I held this past weekend at a women’s retreat hosted by Redeemer Modesto, our church home. I want to share my answer … Continue reading

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6 blogposts you won’t find on Ichthus77

Sometimes I do stuff somewhere else. Here are 6 of those times, over at The Christian Apologetics Alliance: Does The Moral Argument Reify Subjective Morality? 10/7/14 Matthew Lawrence wrote in this question and gave permission to blog it and my answer … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil (guest post)

This post was put together from the power point slides of a presentation given by my soon-to-be sixteen-year-old, Ethan Spikes. He delivered this presentation in front of 19 fellow students and a teacher. The Problem of Evil What is it? … Continue reading

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Hell or Heaven: What about those who have never heard the gospel?

“What about the unevangelized? What happens to those who have never heard the gospel?”  Some answer that such people are “without excuse” and reference Romans 1:18-32 and 2:14-15, Psalm 19:1-6, Romans 10:18. However… Being without excuse only means that Gentiles, like Jews … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.25: The Problem of Evil

This chapter of Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics tackles the problem of evil.Related are the appendices dealing with hell and Old Testament issues.Groothuis tackles this issue last because one problem should not defeat the entire cumulative case for Christianity and against atheism–it doesn’t exist in a philosophical … Continue reading

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"Objections to Faith" by David Spikes (12 yrs. old)

Sometimes people have objections about Christianity, such as “a loving God would never send people to hell,” or “since evil and suffering exist, a good God cannot,” or “miracles contradict science, so they cannot exist.” One objection is that a loving … Continue reading

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Rejecting grace because the evil don’t pay?

Do you reject grace because you want people to pay for evil? Remember: You are relatively good by comparison to evil, but not by comparison to Perfect. (retweet) When we stop loving/forgiving, it is because we stopped acknowledging God’s love … Continue reading

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JC Lamont’s "Prophecy of the Heir" on the problem of judgment

Over the summer I read JC Lamont‘s Prophecy of the Heir, and not included in my review and author interview is mention that my absolute favorite thing about this book is how Lamont unapologetically, yet with the prowess of an … Continue reading

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Does "judgment" contradict the Gospel? The Point.

This past week I’ve been doing a study of the Gospels, highlighting every time Jesus talks about the reason he became flesh. One thing that has become obvious is that the Good News is synonymous with the kingdom of God/heaven … Continue reading

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