Archive for October 2020

#STRask - October 29, 2020

Questions about whether the desire for survival can serve as a basis for morality and how Christians can know when they’re being disciplined by God.
  • Why does the idea that “we develop morality out of our desire to survive” fail to stand as a basis for morality?
  • In light of Hebrews 12:5–11, how can a Christian know when they’re being disciplined vs. experiencing a consequence of a sinful act?

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#STRask - October 26, 2020

Questions about whether it’s sinful to wear a piece of clothing from the opposite gender and whether it’s meaningful for believers to say God gave them strength.
  • Is it sinful to wear a piece of clothing from the opposite sex?
  • Is it meaningful for believers to say God gave them strength if the same psychological effect can be produced in other ways?

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#STRask - October 22, 2020

Questions about how to demonstrate immaterial and supernatural activity to a materialist and how to respond to an objection to Greg’s illustration as to why thoughts aren’t physical.
  • What examples would you use to demonstrate immaterial and supernatural activity in the world to a materialist?
  • How should I respond to a skeptic who objects to your illustration as to why thoughts are not physical?

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#STRask - October 19, 2020

Questions about whether Jesus could have passed on a contagious virus, initiating conversations with nominally-Christian adult children, and whether God’s grace extends to those who misinterpret the Bible to the point of embracing sin.
  • Could Jesus have unwittingly passed on a contagious virus?
  • How do you initiate a conversation with your nominally-Christian adult children about a closer walk with Christ?
  • To what extent does God’s grace cover those who misinterpret a Bible passage to the point where they’re condoning or embracing something sinful?

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#STRask - October 15, 2020

Questions about whether unregenerate people are really “ruined for their purpose” and what Jesus meant by “the Father is greater than I.” 
  • Greg says unregenerate people are “ruined for their purpose” when they die, but doesn’t Romans 9:19–24 say their judgment fulfills God’s purpose for them?
  • How are we to understand Jesus’ statement in John 14:28 that “the Father is greater than I”?

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#STRask - October 12, 2020

Questions about whether Jesus really emphasized the importance of family, how people with dementia reflect the image of God, and getting a Jehovah’s Witness to admit his church believes in salvation by works.
  • How can one say Jesus emphasized the importance of family when the most prominent thing he said about them is that he came to divide them?
  • How do people with dementia reflect the image of God?
  • How can I get this Jehovah’s Witness to admit his church believes in salvation by works?

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#STRask - October 8, 2020

Questions about how Yahweh can know he’s the only God and how to respond to a movie that documents a Mormon miracle.
  • How can Yahweh know he’s the only God and there isn’t a more supreme being that has not yet been revealed?
  • How should I respond to a movie documenting a Mormon miracle that seemed to reinforce my Mormon friend’s faith?

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#STRask - October 5, 2020

Questions about responding to someone who communicates with the dead, whether Jesus experienced sexual attraction to women, and book recommendations.
  • How should I have responded to a woman who says she communicates with dead people to help the living?
  • Do you think Jesus ever experienced sexual attraction to women?
  • What books do you recommend for a new Christian who wants to dive headfirst into apologetics?

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#STRask - October 1, 2020

Questions about whether or not one should seek legal justice when wronged and the system used to take notes while reading through the Bible.
  • Does loving your enemy require leaving judgment to God and not seeking legal justice?
  • What system do you use to take notes as you read through the Bible?

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