Why is the Bible so uptight about sex?

The following is an article by PBC alum John Adams. After completing his time at PBC, John studied further at Asbury Theological Seminary. Now he teaches God’s word at Institut Biblique l’Alliance de Grâce in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. Until quite recently in human history, sex was risky business. The possibility of pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease […]

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Don’t People from All Religions Experience God?

Here is an excerpt from When God Goes to Starbucks by Paul Copan (pp 74-75). It can be purchased through Baker Books. This is a summary of his chapter entitled, “Don’t People from All Religions Experience God?” People can have genuine spiritual experiences and they can encounter God without being saved through faith in Christ. […]

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All Religions Lead to God

“If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through. If you are an atheist you do have to believe that the main point in all the religions of the whole world is simply one huge mistake. If you are a Christian, you are […]

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Why do we tithe if we are free from the Law?

Here is a summary of the main arguments for and against Christian tithing (as I understand them). I conclude by affirming that Christians should tithe. Against Tithing: The Law of Moses has been fulfilled by Christ and believers are no longer under it (Rom 7:1-6; Eph 2:16; Col 2:14). We are rather told to rely […]

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The Bible and Justice

The media today has presented to the watching eyes of the public multitudes of images involving acts of social injustice taking place around the world. These images of starvation, mutilation, and genocide are shocking to many of the Western viewers. These disturbing images have generated an outcry in many people that declare “That is not […]

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“…but on God who raises the dead.”

GOD’S ANSWER TO INJUSTICE IS THE RESURRECTION The church in the New Testament experienced all sorts of injustice in the form of persecution. Yet they did not question God’s goodness or justice. This is because they had a firm belief that God would ultimately distribute justice to everyone at a future time. This time was […]

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Books on the Problem of Evil

Here are a few good resources that address what we call “theodicy,” or the problem of a good God allowing evil. Disappointment with God by Phillip Yancy Introduction to Philosophy by Norman Geisler and Paul Feinberg. This has a great chapter on the problem of evil. The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis.

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The Devil’s Advocate on Prophecy Fulfillment

This Sunday we heard a fascinating sermon that addressed the accuracy of Biblical prophecy, especially the prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. (Click here to watch the sermon by Pastor Marc Estes.) One of the impressive claims regarded the mathematical law of compound probabilities. Here’s the argument in summary: There were hundreds of Old Testament prophecies regarding […]

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