Faith, Works, Salvation, and Regeneration: Their Relationship

What’s the relationship between faith, works, salvation, and regeneration? The answer is actually pretty simple: we’re saved through faith alone, but true, saving faith will always be accompanied by, and result in, good works. This is because both faith and good works are the result of regeneration, which is where God gives a sinner a […]

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Slavery: What the Bible Really Teaches

A common objection against the Bible is that it is immoral because it condones slavery. Here, we’ll cover six points. 1. By What Standard? First, let’s remember that those who argue that the Bible is immoral needs to justify the moral standard they are using to judge the Bible. We would argue that secular moral […]

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God, the Bible, and Genocide: Answering the Objection

A common argument against the Bible is that God is immoral because He commanded the Israelites to commit genocide. This is a summary of Michael J. Kruger’s excellent article, “Is the God of the Bible a Genocidal Maniac?” Deuteronomy chapter 20, verses 16-17 says this: “But in the cities of these peoples that the Lord […]

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Is the God of the Bible Immoral? By What Standard?

A common argument against Christianity and the Bible is that the God of the Bible is immoral. For example, popular atheist Richard Dawkins writes this in The God Delusion: “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a […]

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