Monthly Archives: April 2020

Can Unbelievers Be Moral?

By Elias Ayala (MDiv & M.A.T.) Yes, I believe that unbelievers can be moral people. We need to make a distinction however, between the idea of morality as understood by people, and morality as understood as behavior that is in line with what God deems to be moral. The Bible teaches that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The Bible also teaches that “there is none who is good” (Romans 3:10-12). Yet, the Bible does give examples of evil men doing good (Matthew … Read More »

But There Are So Many Different Religions

By L. Alfred James We’ve explored several proofs for God’s existence and the truth of the Bible. We are now reviewing some of the most popular objections to Christianity. The first issue to tackle is religious pluralism. This is the idea that all religions are true in some vague (and typically undefined) way. This is also sometimes called religious relativism. On this view, religious truth is relative to “what works” for each person. This belief is often expressed by the saying, “What’s true for you is true for you. And … Read More »

The Bible as the Background Music of the Mind

By Elias Ayala (MDiv & M.A.T.) Any Christian apologist worth his or her salt must place great emphasis upon the memorization of scripture. Indeed, it is the BIBLICAL worldview that the apologist is defending. However, it is to the great detriment to the apologist if he or she engages in the defense of the faith, yet is ill-equipped biblically to defend it. The apologist must be conversant with the text he seeks to defend as well as have an understanding of how the Bible functions both in its part and … Read More »

Don’t Be Fooled by the Pretty Parables of Pluralism

By L. Alfred James Last week we dissected the intellectual attitude of those who compare the religions of the world to blind men groping around an elephant, or those who compare the religions of the world to multiple paths leading up a mountain. These parables are claiming that the religions in the world are all equally valid systems of truth and equally valid ways of having a relationship with God. The official name for this belief is called religious pluralism because it argues that there is no one single religion … Read More »

3 Things to Remember When Interpreting the Bible

By Elias Ayala (MDiv & M.A.T.) The science of interpretation is called hermeneutics. When we are seeking to interpret what we are reading we are engaging in a hermeneutical procedure. Every person who seeks to read the Bible properly must utilize the proper tools of interpretation if we are to get at what the scriptures are intending to teach us. It is often because of a lack of understanding as to how we are to interpret the scriptures, or any piece of literature for that matter that people come to … Read More »