If God Knew Man Would Fall, Then Why…?

There are many questions that are a challenge to the Christian faith, but this one came up the other night in a group that our family fellowships with. The person asking it during our group meeting really put some thought into it, and it is one worth our posting a response to it.  Perhaps you have heard this one as well. Here is the question:

If God has infinite knowledge, WHY did He create beings that He foreknew would sin and then sacrifice His Son to redeem them?

Prayer and the Apologist

Prayer is a spiritual discipline that helps us, as followers of Jesus Christ, to practice the presence of God. It is a privilege for us to partake in the I/You (God) relationship that we have with our Lord.  Prayer brings us to the place where we abandon our pride before a holy and loving God. Prayer is the place where we worship and have our hope lifted. It is a time to intercede for others, and make supplications. When we come to the Lord in prayer it is about aligning our will with God’s will, adopting humility, and claiming our dependence upon God.

Answering the “God of the Gaps” Argument from Atheists

As it is with my opening illustration, a similar challenge is often thrown down when Christians are conversing with atheists on the issues of faith and science. In those conversations, the atheist may throw down a question where the Christian’s only answer is “God” to their vehemently skeptical inquisitor’s question. The atheist then accuses the Christian for throwing down what they call “god of the gaps” and dismisses the answer. How should the Christian respond to this?

Is God a god of our imaginations?

The origin of this objection comes from the influential German philosopher, Ludwig Feuerbach who pontificated this idea that God was made in the image of man and that God was a creation of the human mind.  And then Sigmund Freud also contributed to this “A theological dogma might be refuted to a person a thousand times, provided however, he had need of it, he again and again accepts it as true.”

Why Believe in Jesus’ Resurrection?

What makes Christianity different from other religions? It is the fact that Jesus Christ, the Founder of the Christian faith, rose from the dead. That’s right, Jesus was crucified in real history, but He also rose in literal time/space history. 

As you prepare to celebrate this resurrection holiday, let me give you three quick facts which give validity to Jesus’ resurrection. His resurrection was foretold in the Old Testament, prophesied by Jesus himself, and those who claimed to be eyewitnesses were willing to die for believing in a resurrected Christ.

The Challenge of the Testimony by the Angel(s) to the Women at Jesus’ Tomb

Continuing with the fifth posting in this series, we have seen up to this point that the Garden Tomb accounts demonstrate very clearly that the gospel writers’ personalities were intact toward what the Spirit had inspired each of writers.  Each writer of the gospels chose what they wrote under the guise of the Holy Spirit.

For skeptics like the one who challenged me, this next posting is going to reinforce the points that I have presented up to this point. 

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