A Third Pillar for Mere Molinism?

By Terry Hollifield

Last year, Tim Stratton proposed an outline for “Mere Molinism.” The concept is essentially that Molinism rests upon two fundamental pillars to which all Molinists agree while other components of Molinism are ancillary and can be disagreed upon by Molinists. The two pillars are: 1- God eternally possesses middle knowledge. 2- Humans possess libertarian free … Continue reading A Third Pillar for Mere Molinism?

My 5 Favorite Arguments for God’s Existence

By Evan Minton

A few months ago in a Facebook group (I think it was either Molinist – Official Page or The Christian Apologetics Support Group), someone made a poll asking what everyone’s favorite argument for God’s existence was. The poll creator exempted the historical case for the resurrection of Jesus from being among the options because, let’s … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Arguments for God’s Existence

Why Should Christians Care About Logic?

By Andrew Cabrera

I was at a Christmas party a few years ago and someone walked up to me and began talking to me about my views on God. At one point in the conversation he asked the age-old question, “Can God make a rock so heavy that he himself can’t lift it?” Among other things, I mentioned … Continue reading Why Should Christians Care About Logic?

The “Hardware” of Life Argument

By Steve Williams

“I can see the fingerprints of God When I look at you I can see the fingerprints of God And I know its true You’re a masterpiece That all creation quietly applauds And you’re covered with the fingerprints of God” ~from Fingerprints of God, by Stephen Curtis Chapman     The common scientific view of … Continue reading The “Hardware” of Life Argument

A Free Will Wager

By Phillip A. Mast

The discussion concerning Libertarian Free Will vs Divine Causal Determinism continues as it has for quite some time. Many people I come across in discussions tend to have an idea of where they already lean on the issue, even if related questions still linger. What of those who do not know much on the issue or … Continue reading A Free Will Wager

5 Apologetics Books for Your Christmas Wish List

By Joel Furches

With the holiday season looming, most Christian fare on the book market is going to be focused around the topic of Christmas. While this is all well and good, the Apologetics fan on your gift list is going to be looking for meatier topics. If you want to meet the spiritual and intellectual needs of … Continue reading 5 Apologetics Books for Your Christmas Wish List

A Theistic Response to Dan Barker’s “Free Will Argument for the Nonexistence of God.”

by John Limanto

Abstract: Dan Barker has put forth a purportedly destructive objection against the existence of the Judeo-Christian God from what he perceives as an incompatibility between an all-knowing God and the existence of free will. This essay will scrutinize the claim that God’s free-will is incompatible with his omniscience and that the so-called Principle of Alternative … Continue reading A Theistic Response to Dan Barker’s “Free Will Argument for the Nonexistence of God.”

Emergence (Part 2): Responding to the Atheist Foe

By Adam Lloyd Johnson

It seems that emergent naturalists want to etch out a middle ground somewhere between reductive materialism and theism. They acknowledge that reductive materialism fails to explain key aspects of reality such as morality and consciousness, but they do not want to go so far as to posit an infinite-personal God who stands above and beyond … Continue reading Emergence (Part 2): Responding to the Atheist Foe

Emergence (Part 1): Friend, or New Atheist Foe?

By Adam Lloyd Johnson

Introduction & Background Christians have often used objective morality and human consciousness as building blocks from which to craft arguments for God’s existence.[1] This is usually done by arguing that theism provides a better explanation for these two phenomena than the most popular form of naturalism, that is, reductive materialism.[2] Reductive materialism claims that the … Continue reading Emergence (Part 1): Friend, or New Atheist Foe?

Today I Signed the Nashville Statement

By Brady Cone

Today I signed the Nashville Statement, which was written by the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Through fourteen articles, the Nashville Statement clarifies the biblical standard for marriage and gender.  It seeks to contradict where our culture stands verses the biblical truth which has long been part of orthodoxy tradition for God’s creation. It brings clarity … Continue reading Today I Signed the Nashville Statement

CARM Fails Yet Again: A Response to CARM.org’s “What is middle knowledge and is it Biblical?”

by Luke Mahadeo

Abstract: This is a response to CARM’s article, “What is middle knowledge and is it Biblical? I will respond to the issues in the order they appear in CARM’s article: a faulty definition of middle knowledge, the belief that aseity means that God is “noncontingent”, the redefinition of aseity to mean that God cannot have … Continue reading CARM Fails Yet Again: A Response to CARM.org’s “What is middle knowledge and is it Biblical?”

The Nashville Statement: Reflections & Responses to Criticisms

By Bruce Clark

The Nashville Statement (https://cbmw.org/nashville-statement), approved in its final draft on August 25, 2017, was developed and issued jointly by the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.  A veritable who’s who of contemporary Evangelical Leaders drafted, signed and have since endorsed this statement.  According … Continue reading The Nashville Statement: Reflections & Responses to Criticisms

You’re Holding The Gun The Wrong Way!: A Response to CARM.org’s “Can God Cause a Person to Believe in Him?”

By Tyson James

Abstract: This is a critical analysis of CARM.org’s article “Can God cause a person to believe in Him?” Matt Slick claims that on Molinism God cannot cause people to believe in Him, an assertion he takes to be obviously false and precluded by Scripture. I conclude that Slick doesn’t understand the difference between strong and … Continue reading You’re Holding The Gun The Wrong Way!: A Response to CARM.org’s “Can God Cause a Person to Believe in Him?”

Molinism for Dummies: Prayer Changes Things

By Dr. David Oldham

This is the beginning of a series entitled “Molinism for Dummies” (and also for smart people). Dr. David Oldham is a pastor who has been a Calvinist for decades. Dave actually influenced my Calvinistic beliefs which I eventually came to reject years later. After recent months of friendly debate over coffee, Dave Oldham is now … Continue reading Molinism for Dummies: Prayer Changes Things

New Research Supports Claim that People Have Inherent Sense of God

By Joel Furches

If a child turns to her parents and asks why the sun shines, the knee-jerk response might be to tell her that it shines to give us light or to help the plants grow. Hidden in this response, however, is an assumption of purpose or design. It assumes that the sun was put there for … Continue reading New Research Supports Claim that People Have Inherent Sense of God

5 Arguments For the Existence of Free Will

By Evan Minton

Free Will is a topic debated among Christians and even some non-Christians. The Christians who affirm that men have free will in the libertarian sense are typically Arminians, Molinists, and Open Theists. Christians who deny free will in the libertarian sense generally fall into the Calvinist camp. I have argued elsewhere that libertarian free will is the … Continue reading 5 Arguments For the Existence of Free Will

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