Is the Bible Sexist Racist Homophobic and Genocidal

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802493040
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Religion

From the complete book: Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations. Additionally, confusion and doubt about the Bible being God's Word are becoming as common inside the church as they are in the broader culture. The purpose of this book is to respond to these challenges, sound bites, and slogans...and give people confidence that the Bible can be trusted and that it matters for our lives because God really has spoken.

Questioning the Bible

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802490698
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Religion

The Bible is the most influential book in human history. But what are we supposed to do with it in the 21st century? And even more importantly, can it still be trusted as the Word of God? Confusion and doubt about the Bible are becoming as common inside the church as they are outside. Questions come from all sides: Is the Bible anti-intellectual? Has the biblical text been corrupted over the centuries? Who really chose the books of the Bible and why? Which interpretation of the Bible is correct? Are the gospels full of contradictions? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible today. Secularism has tried to undercut even the possibility of spiritual or moral knowledge. Skepticism toward institutional religion is at an all-time high. Yet, the Bible claims that truth is knowable and God is actively involved in our world. What are we to do? Pray for wisdom. Think clearly. Pick up your Bible. Read through the 11 major challenges presented in these pages. And be ready.

Has the Biblical Text Been Corrupted over the Centuries

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802493057
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Religion

From the complete book: Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations. Additionally, confusion and doubt about the Bible being God's Word are becoming as common inside the church as they are in the broader culture. The purpose of this book is to respond to these challenges, sound bites, and slogans...and give people confidence that the Bible can be trusted and that it matters for our lives because God really has spoken.

Are the Gospels Full of Contradictions

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802493064
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Religion

From the complete book: Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations. Additionally, confusion and doubt about the Bible being God's Word are becoming as common inside the church as they are in the broader culture. The purpose of this book is to respond to these challenges, sound bites, and slogans...and give people confidence that the Bible can be trusted and that it matters for our lives because God really has spoken.

The God Delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781784161927
Release Date: 2016-05-19
Genre: Atheism

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

God Behaving Badly

Author: David T. Lamb
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830868698
Release Date: 2011-06-04
Genre: Religion

God has a bad reputation. Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people right and left for no apparent reason. The Old Testament in particular seems at times to portray God as capricious and malevolent, wiping out armies and nations, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But wait. The story is more complicated than that. Alongside troubling passages of God's punishment and judgment are pictures of God's love, forgiveness, goodness and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not? David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and to bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments.

Is God a Moral Monster

Author: Paul Copan
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214542
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Religion

A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments? In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including: God is arrogant and jealous God punishes people too harshly God is guilty of ethnic cleansing God oppresses women God endorses slavery Christianity causes violence and more Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

Atheist Awakening

Author: Richard Cimino
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199392933
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Genre: Religion

Surveys over the last twenty years have seen an ever-growing number of Americans disclaim religious affiliations and instead check the "none" box. In the first sociological exploration of organized secularism in America, Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith show how one segment of these "nones" have created a new, cohesive atheist identity through activism and the creation of communities. According to Cimino and Smith, the new upsurge of atheists is a reaction to the revival of religious fervor in American politics since 1980. Feeling overlooked and underrepresented in the public sphere, atheists have employed a wide variety of strategies-some evangelical, some based on identity politics-to defend and assert themselves against their ideological opponents. These strategies include building and maintaining communities, despite the absence of the kinds of shared rituals, texts, and laws that help to sustain organized religions. Drawing on in-depth interviews with self-identified atheist, secularist, and humanist leaders and activists, as well as extensive observations and analysis of secular gatherings and media, Cimino and Smith illustrate how atheists organize and align themselves toward common goals, and how media-particularly web-based media-have proven invaluable in connecting atheists to one another and in creating a powerful virtual community. Cimino and Smith suggest that secularists rely not only on the Internet for community-building, but on their own new forms of ritual. This groundbreaking study will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the growing atheist movement in America.

Think Christianly

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310586739
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Religion

Think Christianly is about seizing the opportunities we have every day to speak the life Jesus offers into our culture. Tragically, many such opportunities pass us by unclaimed—either because we don’t notice them or we have not prepared ourselves to enter into them. And those around us seem to grow increasingly unwilling to hear anything the church has to say. Jonathan Morrow helps church leaders envision and implement ways for their congregations to “think Christianly” about contemporary questions and to speak in informed, engaging ways. Morrow explores many of the important issues that Christians often hear raised with regard to faith—questions about who Jesus was, the good and bad of religion, pain and evil in the world, the reliability of the Bible, sexuality and intimate relationships, and hope for change, among others. The life and faith issues that Think Christianly addresses lead to cultural moments where Christianity and contemporary culture intersect. This book will help churches take vital steps toward cultivating compassion and competence in speaking faithfully to a questioning world.

Us Christians For Wars

Author: V.C. Thomas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483677705
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Reference

This is a compilation of articles found on the Internet which looks at who is mainly responsible for terrorism, death, destruction and genocide around the world today. Based on the numbers killed in Asia & the Middle East, the United States of America is responsible for terrorism and genocide on a colossal scale. Ground war with modern weapons and aerial bombing (4 years in Korea, 10 years in Vietnam, & 10 years each in Iraq & Afghanistan) is terrorism resulting in the deaths of millions. In wars before WWI the combatants could see who they were killing. US aerial bombing since WWII involves no risks to the US military while terrorizing & killing innocent civilians and destroying cities. The suicide bombing by a few Muslims youths get a lot of publicity in the US, so this document concentrates on the atrocities of Jews and "so-called" Evangelical Christian Right in the US. Jews, Christians and Muslims believe in the same God described in the Old Testament Bible (OTB) by God himself (the Bible is the Word of God) as a petty, retarded, vindictive genocidal maniac. Israel was created in 1948 by Eastern European Jews (converts to Judaism 1,000 years ago with no Semitic, genetic or ancestral connection to Palestine) because of the Holocaust in Europe. It was created by eradicating Palestinians from their ancestral homeland by armed robbery & genocide. Palestinians had nothing to do with the Holocaust. The most zealous supporters of US wars since WWII (particularly on behalf of Israel created in 1948) are the Right Wing Evangelical Fundamentalist Conservative Christians (RWEFCC). In the 1950s and 1960s the evil enemy (Satan & Anti-Christ) was communism. When communism disappeared, the RWEFCC switched to condemning, hating & attacking the evil Muslims. RWEFCC people believe that once Palestine & Palestinians have been eradicated and replaced with God's new only chosen people of Eastern European origin, Armageddon, the end of the world, and the Second Coming of Christ are imminent. They ignore the spiritual message of Christ. The moral and ethical justification by Zionists Christians for creating Israel by armed robbery and mass murder in 1948 is the Old Testament Bible (OTB) and Revelations in the New Testament Bible (NTB). It is supposed to be fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. The Old Testament Bible (OTB) is historical mythology, and teaches hatred, cruelty, murder, genocide, sexism, homophobia & racism. Revelations is ridiculous science & horror fiction by primitive & ignorant people of ancient times. It is nearly impossible for a politician to get elected to office in the US Bible-Belt today without the support of Zionist Christians and if they do not affirm that they also worship "Jews" as God's only chosen people and Israel as a country created by God.

The Deep Things of God Second Edition

Author: Fred Sanders
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433556401
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Religion

The doctrine of the Trinity is taught and believed by all evangelicals, but rarely is it fully understood or celebrated. In The Deep Things of God, systematic theologian Fred Sanders shows why we ought to embrace the doctrine of the Trinity wholeheartedly as a central concern of evangelical theology. Sanders demonstrates, engagingly and accessibly, that the doctrine of the Trinity is grounded in the gospel itself. In this book, readers will understand that a robust doctrine of the Trinity has massive implications for their lives, restoring depth to prayer, worship, Bible study, missions, tradition, and understanding of Christianity’s fundamental doctrines. This new edition includes a study guide with discussion questions, action points, recommended reading, and more.

Welcome to College

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825499070
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

In this engaging guide, Jonathan Morrow encourages students to consider and engage the issues they will face in the dorm, on campus, and in the college classroom. A great gift idea for all high school graduates!

God

Author: Dan Barker
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 1454930101
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre:

What words come to mind when we think of God? Merciful? Just? Compassionate? Delving deep into the Bible, former evangelical preacher Dan Barker uncovers God's negative qualities: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive--and worse! Witty and well researched, this unique atheist book explains exactly why the Scripture shouldn't govern our everyday lives. It makes a powerful argument for the separation of church and state.

Dawkins GOD

Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118724910
Release Date: 2013-06-05
Genre: Religion

Alister E. McGrath is one of the world’s leading theologians, with a doctorate in the sciences. Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This fascinating and provoking work is the first book-length response to Dawkins’ ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues of science and religion. Addresses fundamental questions about Dawkins’ approach to science and religion: Is the gene actually selfish? Is the blind watchmaker a suitable analogy? Are there other ways of looking at things? Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examines the religious implications of his scientific ideas, making for a fascinating and provoking debate Written in a very engaging and accessible style, ideal to those approaching scientific and religious issues for the first time Alister McGrath is uniquely qualified to write this book. He is one of the world’s best known and most respected theologians, with a strong research background in molecular biophysics A superb book by one of the world’s leading theologians, which will attract wide interest in the growing popular science market, similar to Susan Blackmore’s The Meme Machine (1999).