Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? With Frank Beckwith, part 2

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.If you think about it, today’s New Atheists must believe in some kind of objective Moral Law. It is almost impossible for anyone to reject.For instance, here’s something that happened to me a while back:While I was teaching philosophy at UNLV, I was invited to be on a panel discussion called “Sex, Laws and Videotapes”. It was actually a discussion about morality and the media, and they had invited a very ecl … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? With Frank Beckwith

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.There are many different ways to look at the question “Can we be moral without God?” One perspective is to wonder if atheists can be good. I believe that, of course atheists can be good. Without a doubt. I have known several atheists who loved their children, were deeply kind to others, and selflessly give of themselves to those in need. So, in that sense, of course atheists can be good.But, when we wonder if we … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 8

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.God can use pain to grab our attention and teach or redirect us in ways that will be important for our lives.  C.S. Lewis famously wrote: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain.  Pain is His megaphone to arouse a deaf world.” You know, most of us don’t change our lives, or wake up to things in our lives, unless we go through hard times.  And often, God uses horrible … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 7

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.The God who loves us and allows us to suffer a little bit has suffered in ways we will never understand. He is not some lofty, distant, transcendent God who doesn’t get it. He is also an immanent God who has been there and who has suffered in ways that allow Him to understand what we might go through.Hebrews 2:17-18 says this about God’s first-hand perspective of human suffering: 17 Therefore, it was necessary … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg Part 6

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.When someone has something bad happen in their life, it is not due to their moral evil. Jesus very explicitly taught against that: About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple. 2 “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered? 3 Not at all! And you … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg Part 5

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. God did not create evil.  Some people say, “Wait a minute.  Satan was already in the garden tempting Adam and Eve.  Satan is evil.  So God must have created evil before He created man.” But, God created the angels good.  And, if you study the theology of angels and their fall, one third of the angels made the same wrong decision that man did - to rebel against God and go their own way - and that’s how Satan came to b … [Read more...]


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