GI-1: THE ARGUMENT FOR GOD FROM THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNIVERSE (Part 1)

When you look around at the night sky, what do you see? Have you ever seen the Aurora Borealis? Imagine if you could travel through the universe and see it all like it really is. That would be amazing. Psalm 19:1-2 says, The heavens declare the glory of God,      and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech,      And night to night reveals knowledge. Is there anyone out there? It there a Creator God? If the atheist is right about the non-existence of God, then there are no eternal consequences for what we do in this life. Let us eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. If there is no God, as atheists argue, we’re just wasting our breath. But, if that’s true then for the Christian all that we have done in this life is point people to a source of love, forgiveness, mercy, hope, peace, well-being, joy, etc. In essence…a better life. What’s wrong with that? It’s my breath to waste, isn’t it? On the other hand, if there is a God…well, that changes things. I asked an atheist I know, “If you’re wrong about there being no […]

E21 Why Believe Christianity? Part 1

“Why believe Christianity?” This is a two part series. In part 1 I’ll present Christianity as a worldview. In part 2 we’ll see if Christianity passes the truth test. In this episode, I’ll examine the questions like… “What is truth?”, “Shouldn’t beliefs be based on truth?”, “What exactly is a “worldview?”, “Why do worldviews matter anyway?” and more. Please don’t forget to Like, Share and Subscribe. Thanks for watching!

E20–Jesus’ Resurrection: A Look at the Facts (Part 2)

In this episode, Jesus’ Resurrection Part 2, we’re going to learn 3 more facts in support of Jesus’ resurrection. What caused Paul, a persecutor of the early church, to become largely responsible for the spread of the gospel in Asia Minor, Greece and Rome? What caused Jesus’ half-brother James, to go from skeptic, to becoming the leader of the Jerusalem church? And, what are the facts surrounding the empty tomb? Join me as we search for the answers to these questions and more.

E17–Why Did God Become A Man?

The apostle Paul wrote, “AND WITHOUT CONTROVERSY GREAT IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS: GOD WAS MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH…” Paul admits that the incarnation of God in the flesh is a great mystery. It is beyond the range of natural human understanding. Our finite minds cannot grasp with meaningful comprehension how this happened. It can only be known by Divine revelation in the Word of God and illumined by His Holy Spirit. But, “why?” is the question. In episode 17 that is the question that will be addressed: Why did God become a man?      

E18–Did Jesus Really Die?

Hi, friends! Did you know that the idea that Jesus never really died on the cross is making a comeback? I’m not kidding. There’s no doubt in the mind of any reasonable person that Jesus was crucified. There’s just too much historical evidence not only in the bible, but also in the writings of historians of the time. Thanks to social media today, this theory has a growing number of followers. In this episode I will be examining the question, “Did Jesus Really Die?” Please help me get the word out. Click “subscribe,” “share,” and “follow.” Thank you.

E16–Did Jesus Claim To Be God? Part 2

In Episode 16, I continue exploring the question, “Did Jesus Claim To Be God?” In Episode 15 I explained that Jesus claimed to be the Messiah and Son of God. This time I’ll look at his claim to be the Son of Man and what that meant. Also, I will look at some of Jesus’ teaching that implicitly make the case that his, in fact, God incarnate; God in human bodily form. I hope you will watch. Don’t forget to Like, Share and Subscribe. Bless you. Thank you for watching.  

E15 — Did Jesus Claim To Be God? Part 1

Did Jesus claim to be God as Christianity teaches? I’m going to break this question down over two episodes. In part one we’re going to examine the following: 1st, did Jesus claim to be the Messiah? If he did, what did that mean? Peter declared, “You are the Christ (Messiah), the Son of the living God.” I’ll break down Jesus’ response to that? At his trial the high priest asked Jesus, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” And what did Jesus answer? What did he mean by that and what are the implications? Has Christianity gotten all wrong for over 2,000 years? 2nd, did Jesus claim to be the Son of God? Or, did that title mean he was just a unique human being? Or did it mean something else entirely? In the parable that Jesus told in Mark 12 we learn what Jesus thought of Himself. Did he really understand that he was God’s only, beloved Son, or that he was just another prophet? Maybe the highest of all prophets? Was he God’s final messenger and the heir to the vineyard; to Israel itself? Does this parable really tell us that Jesus believed and taught that […]

E14 – Jesus’ Virgin Birth Part 3

The world has experienced unusual births many times. For example, the Fisher quintuplets were born in South Dakota in 1963. The Stanek sextuplets were born in Colorado in 1973. The Chuckwu octuplets were born in Texas in 1998. And the Gosselin sextuplets were born in Pennsylvania in 2004, born into a family that already had a set of twin girls who were 4 years old at the time. From 6 newborns then to 8 teenagers today living in the same house. Wow! But the only truly unique birth is still the birth of Jesus the Messiah. There has not been, nor will there ever be another birth like his. In Part 3, we’re going to look at another reason why Jesus’ virgin birth is so important: because it’s necessary for our redemption. Without Jesus’ virgin birth there is no possibility for salvation. What do I mean? Let’s see.

E13 Jesus’ Virgin Birth Part 2

The idea of a virgin birth to some people is, AT BEST, highly improbable. Why is the virgin birth, among all the miracles of the Bible, often the most difficult miracle to accept? Why is it more troubling than the thought of Jesus healing the sick, multiplying the loaves and fish, or raising the dead? Could it be that those miracles are not threatening? They benefit the people, so they’re even kind of inspiring. Maybe people see the suffering around them and wish they could do those miracles too? Wouldn’t that be nice? But when it comes to the virgin birth it seems that so many people are offended by the thought because, if it’s true, it has the potential to disrupt their plans, their preferences and their very lives? For many people, that would be a huge inconvenience. The reason it’s an inconvenience is because it’s also evidence of Jesus’ deity. In Part 2 of 3 we’re going to look at the second reason why the virgin birth is so important: it’s evidence of Jesus’ deity.