Where Do Terrorists Spend Eternity?

Burning in Hell!  From the President to the Pundits to the person on the street, everyone I’ve heard celebrating ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi’s death has also been emphatic that this is how he will be spending eternity.  Given the unspeakable evil he was responsible for, I’d be hard-pressed to disagree.

What is Love?

What is love?  The main way it is understood today runs something like this: To really love someone means that you will do everything in your power to make them happy.  It means accepting and affirming whatever way they choose to live their lives.  It means excusing any harm they cause as just a “mistake” and assuring them that, no matter how bad it was, deep down they are a “good person”.  It means giving them a second (and a third, and a fourth…) chance, because, after all, they deserve it.   

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.

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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