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WHY YOU CANNOT LIVE A GOOD LIFE WITHOUT GOD

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

Can you live a good life without God? A lot of secular minded people think they can. In fact, there are many new atheist billboards popping up saying this very thing. But in fact, this is not true. In order for us to live a truly good life, it must BOTH be the case that

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WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ATHEISTS TO BE SAVED

Jul 31st, 2017 | By

Can atheists be saved? A lot of people think so. We live in a pluralistic society that is very indifferent towards religion. Most today think practically everyone (except perhaps Hitler) is on a rocket ship to Heaven. This “universalism” regarding salvation would also include atheists. Many think that if an atheist is a “good person” they too

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THREE REASONS WHY THEOLOGY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT ONE CAN STUDY

Jul 17th, 2017 | By

The idea that theology is the top subject will sound very strange to modern ears. What good is theology? Isn’t it better to study something that is more practical or that can make you more money like math or science? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, we’ll look at why the theologians like St. Thomas Aquinas

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WHY THEOLOGY IS RATIONAL AND A TRUE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

Contrary to what a lot of modern people think, we can learn important truths about the world through the study of theology. In other words, theology is rational and a true source of knowledge. Unfortunately, far too many people think theology is a myth. They think it is all based on fantasy and wishful thinking.

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WHY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS SUPPORTED THE DEATH PENALTY

Jul 4th, 2017 | By

Modern Christians seem divided on the issue of the death penalty. What many don’t know is that Saint Thomas Aquinas (one of the greatest theologians of all time) not only supported the death penalty but he also anticipated many modern arguments against it. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll give you a quick overview of

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HOW TO DEBUNK THE MYTH THAT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE ILLOGICAL

Jun 29th, 2017 | By

I saw this meme on Facebook the other day from the “Daily Atheist Quote”.  Like many memes, it sacrifices the truth in an effort to be funny. For starters it is completely ignorant of the history of Western thought. Some of the greatest logicians in the history of the western world have also been religious

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3 REASONS WHY THE WORKS OF PAUL ARE CRITICAL FOR DEFENDING THE FAITH

Jun 28th, 2017 | By

The most common skeptical argument against the Christian faith is that this faith is a later development that is not historically representative of the “real Jesus”. There are many ways to respond to this argument but one of the best is by appealing to the works of Paul. The works of Paul are a gold

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ARE PUBLIC POOLS AND BEACHES OCCASIONS OF SIN?

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By

Summer is here and perhaps this is a good time for a moral reflection on a favorite modern form of recreation. Are public pools and beaches occasions of sin? Of course, there is nothing wrong with swimming pools and beaches per se. But what about as they happen to be in many cases? [*Hint –

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WHY CHANCE IS A TERRIBLE EXPLANATION FOR THE UNIVERSE

Jun 16th, 2017 | By

Ever since the beginning of human existence, people have wondered about the origin of the order and complexity in the world. Where do we come from? What is the cause of all the order we see in nature? Like the oldest of the ancient Greek philosophers, modern atheists think that the tremendous order we see

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WHY SEPARATING MORALITY FROM RELIGION IS A DISASTER

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

Many secular people think that morality doesn’t need God. After all, they say, aren’t there plenty of atheists who do nice things? But reasons like this miss the entire point regarding the important connection between God and morality. The truth is that separating morality from God is a disaster and in this episode of Spiritual

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