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Christianity "FAQ"
According to Dr. Chuck White, religion
professor at Spring Arbor University
  1. How can God be good if there is suffering in the universe?
  2. How does the existence of love open the possibility of evil?
  3. What are the consequences of sin?
  4. What intolerable dilemma do non-believers face?
  5. What are some solutions to the problem of evil?
  6. What's so great about the Christian worldview?
  7. What's wrong with abortion?
  8. What's wrong with worshipping gods like consumerism, sexuality, scientism, new age, etc.?
  9. Is there life on other planets?
  10. Haven't scientists proven that life is not designed?



How can God be good if there is suffering in the universe?
Well, God is good.  There is a sourse of sin outside of God which causes suffering.

How does the existence of love open the possibility of evil?
God loves us so much that even when he foresaw the sin and suffering that would darken and distort his creation, he chose to create us anyway.  He loved us and decided to allow free will and even risk that we would use our freedom to choose evil.

What are the consequences of sin?
According to Charles Colson in his book How Now Shall We Live? there are four main consequences of sin:

  1. A disruption in our relationship with God
  2. Alienation from one another
  3. The original fall affected all of nature
  4. God told Adam and Eve they would return to the dust from which they were taken
What intolerable dilemma do non-believers face?
They want to live in a society where a divine authority is respected, but do not want to submit to the divine authority.  Just think about it for a minute.  Does this include you?

What are some solutions to the problem of evil?

  1. Denial of God's existence, but our moral convictions would be reduced.
  2. Denial of the existence of suffering, but that is illogical.
  3. Placing of God beyond good and evil, but that makes God transcendent.
  4. Saying that God's power is limited, but God is omnipotent.
  5. Saying that God has created evil to achieve greater good, but God is all good, and so are His creations.
  6. Saying that there is an outside source of evil other than God!!
What's so great about the Christian worldview?
  1. It corresponds with scientific evidence (for example, a fetus is human before birth).
  2. It provides the strongest basis for human dignity (Christians reflect the character of the ultimate sourse of the universe).
  3. It gives a sense of meaning and purpose (would you normally drive somewhere without a destination?).
  4. It provides a sense of assurance about our ultimate destiny (life is invested with profound meaning).
  5. It provides the mose certain motive for service and care of others (a society where citizens only care for themselves cannot endure for long).
What's wrong with abortion?
It's murder!  A fetus is human before birth!  A fetus has its own DNA code from conception, its own heart just 18 days after conception, and its own funtioning brain just 42 days after conception!

What's wrong with worshipping gods like consumerism, sexuality, scientism, new age, etc.?

Is there life on other planets?
Are you kidding me?  No way.
The "Many Worlds" hypothesis says that there is life in other places in the universe...BUT... Now, given that, what would be the chances of more than one of those stars having the 19 factors necessary for life to exist, and on top of that, actually have life on them?!

Haven't scientists proven that life is not designed?
Nah.  Go here.