Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 5

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Moral rules have an incumbency to them. In other words, there’s a “force” that we feel prior to any behavior, which is sometimes referred to as your conscience.Also, violating moral rules results in deep discomfort, otherwise known as guilt.Now, the feeling of guilt is different than the reality of guilt. There are people who are literally guilty, though they may not feel it, and sometimes people feel guilt … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 4

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Let’s talk about God and morality. When we talk about the moral law, we have to first talk about its characteristics.What do I mean by its characteristics? Well, when we talk about the characteristics of physical objects, such as a glass of water, we recognize that it takes up space, it has a certain shape, it’s somewhat transparent, and it’s wet just to name a few of its characteristics.However, moral law i … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 3

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Before the Covenant of Noah, in the Old Testament, Cain killed Able. But, how did Cain know that it was wrong to kill his brother? God punished Cain, but there were no Ten Commandments, written law, nor covenant between man and God.Yet, he knew that it was wrong, without any “special revelation”.The point is that the natural moral law resides within each of us. The Bible assumes - from Cain and Able through … [Read more...]

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...]


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