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Why Do You Ask?

Doesn’t it drive you crazy when someone answers your question with a question!  I had a professor in seminary who did this incessantly.  Each and every time we’d ask a deeply sincere, truly profound question of faith, he’d respond by asking: “Why do you ask?” 

When it Comes to Salvation, Are Non-Christians Out of Luck?

This has to be the most frequent and fervent question—and often objection—I get.  Christians say that the only way to salvation is through faith in Christ.  But, as a comment I recently received put it, what about those who died before Jesus came to earth, or those through the centuries since who never heard of HIm—through no fault of their own, are they just out of luck?

Does it Matter How Many Persons are in the Trinity

If God was only Two Persons, say, just the Father and the Son, could God still be a God of love?  This is the question someone recently asked about a past blog, and it’s a great question!  In that blog, I showed that for God to be love, there must be more than One Person in the Godhead; there must be a relationship of love that exists eternally.  Otherwise, as a Solitary Being, love couldn’t be part of God’s uncreated nature—there’d be no one for Him to love prior to creating us.  Granting this, however, does the number of Persons in the Godhead matter?

Where Did Jesus' Body Go

Whenever I get the chance, I love watching Judge Judy.  I love the way she catches people in a lie, that “gotcha” moment, when she gets them to unwittingly admit the truth.  One of my favorite episodes was the case of a biker who hit a car.  The driver claimed that the biker ran into her as she was pulling out of an intersection.  She said she didn’t notice the biker because he was in the travel lane; he wasn’t in the bike lane like he was supposed to be.  Judge Judy pounced all over that: “Ma’am, the only way you could know he was in the travel lane is if you saw him coming!”  The woman finally had to admit that she did see him.  Accordingly, she had to completely change her defense, arguing instead that he was going too fast for her to avoid him.

Are All Religions Created Equal

About eight years ago, I was asked to conduct the funeral service for a line-of-duty death my fire department suffered.  One of our United States Senators was in attendance.  He was sitting up front with the Lieutenant Governor and several other dignitaries.  As I was giving the sermon, I couldn’t help but notice him dozing off.  He stood out because the hundreds of firefighters and others present were all listening attentively.  I don’t blame him.  He keeps an exhausting schedule, including faithfully showing up to pay his respects when anything happens to a first responder or member of the military from our State.

Why Can We Only Be Saved By Grace

One of the major differences between Christianity and every other religion is its central teaching that we can only be saved by Grace.  This is so counterintuitive.  To most, even many Christians, it makes no sense.  Every other religion teaches that we are saved by adhering to a code of ethics, by doing unto others as we would have them do unto us, in short, by being good.  Going against this tsunami of wider religious tradition, not to mention common sense, either Christianity has this all wrong or it’s revealing a deeper Truth no other worldview has grasped.

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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