Are the Gnostic Gospels Reliable Documents?
New Agers have long claimed the Gnostic gospels are the true Scriptures. Pop-fiction writers such as Dan Brown claim the same. Some liberal Christian scholars give high credence to these so-called “gospels.” In what follows, I will demonstrate why they are false gospels. Christians have been concerned about false gospels since the early years of…Read More
Is Karma Biblical?
In Hinduism and Buddhism, karma is the result of a person’s actions as well as the actions themselves. The actions of a person in this life (and previous lives) impact a person’s future fate and future lives. In today’s culture, popular videos and expressions have popularized the concept of karma, but is it consistent with biblical teachings?…Read More
How Should Christians View Israel?
Supporting Israel has often been a controversial view. Many Arab nations do not even accept Israel as a nation, Western nations often support Palestinians over Israel, while many simply do not understand the debate. How should Christians view Israel? The Bible offers many ways in which Christians should view Israel. Though not a perfect nation,…Read More
Love the Lord with All Your Mind: The Biblical Call to a Christian Worldview
Jesus said the greatest commandment was to love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37). Many messages focus on loving God with our heart and soul, yet an emphasis on loving the Lord “with all your mind” is often neglected. Scripture notes at least…Read More
Hypnosis – Moral Issues and Potential Dangers
By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2012 The argument is advanced that hypnosis itself is harmless and that potential complications arise only from the therapist who misuses the practice. But even granting this claim, concerns must still be raised over the widespread use of hypnosis when incompetence and abuse among therapists are so frequent. Hypnosis…Read More
The Fatal Flaws of Moral Relativism
Introduction: The Reality of Moral Relativism – (The Problem of) Have you ever heard someone say, “What’s morally right for you may not be morally right for me or… what’s morally wrong for you may not be morally wrong for me”? “If you think its right that’s okay, but I personally believe it’s wrong… or……Read More
A Response to Philosophical Postmodernism
By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2012 The primary focus of Post-modernism is hermeneutics or how to interpret. The object of interpretation can be history, art, or literature, but deconstructing it is the center of focus. A Brief Background of Postmodernism Premodernism is often thought of as the time before 1650 A.D. The dominant theme was metaphysics or…Read More