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What’s the Best Explanation for Moral Laws?

What’s the Best Explanation for Moral Laws?

Many atheists acknowledge the existence of objective moral laws, but how are these laws rooted? How can they exist without an objective standard of righteousness that acts as an objective moral law “giver”? J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed best explanation for the origin of life in the cosmos. (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/)

How Should I Respond to Combative People on Social Media?

In this video, recorded at a Fearless Faith Seminar, J. Warner Wallace helps answer an audience question: How should I respond to the growing hostility and polarization I see on social media? Specifically, how should I interact when people are hostile to my Christian identity online?

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Responses to the assertion that the Bible condones slavery

Frequently, atheists and agnostics point to the Bibles support of slavery as a reason not to believe in God. In this article, we’re offered “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, Quick Shot: “The Bible condones slavery.”

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, author of Cold-Case ChristianityGod’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith, and creator of the Case Makers Academy for kids.

Response #1: “What do you mean by ‘slavery’? Are you referring to the kind of ‘new world’ slavery that is part of our history as Americans? That form of slavery was very different than the ‘ancient near-eastern’ servitude described in the Bible. Slaves in America were taken so that their masters would benefit economically, but biblical ‘slavery’ was often focused on the economic relief of the servant. American slaves were taken into captivity against their will, but in biblical times, the path into ‘slavery’ was varied and, in many cases, voluntary. American slaves were often treated as property, but biblical ‘slaves’ were treated as humans and protected by biblical law. American slaves had little recourse if they wanted to be free of their master, but biblical ‘slaves’ were offered severalpaths to freedom. Have you considered the fact that the servitude described in the Bible is nothing like the slavery you might have in mind?”

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Response #2: “The slavery described in the Bible is nothing like the kind of slavery known to the modern world. In most cases it was far closer to ‘indentured servitude,’ and involved people who were either accused of a crime or were working to pay off a debt. Despite this reality, many modern-era Christians misinterpreted biblical descriptions of ‘slavery’ to advance their own selfish subjugation of American and European slaves. This doesn’t mean they were properly interpreting what the Bible says about slaves, however. In fact, the abolition movement in America and abroad was formed (and eventually implemented) by Christians like William Wilberforce, Charles Spurgeon, John Wesley and the entire Quaker movement. They cited the authority of the Bible when arguing against American and European slavery. How could such a movement refer to the Bible to make its case if the Bible condones slavery?”

Read more here:

Quick Shot: “The Bible condones slavery” | Cold Case Christianity

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Does the Origin of Life Point to the Existence of God?

This video, excerpted from J. Warner Wallace’s presentation of the evidence for God (from his book, God’s Crime Scene), summarizes the case for Gods existence from the origin of life.

  • Has science answered the question of life’s origin?
  • How do philosophically natural scientists tackle the “chicken and egg” problems related to the origin of life?
  • What is the best explanation for the information found in the genetic code?

For a robust review of the collective case for God’s existence from eight pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the natural universe, please refer to God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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How Ancient Eyewitness Testimony Became the New Testament Record 

Here is some great insight from J. Warner Wallace. He is a Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, author of Cold-Case ChristianityGod’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith, and creator of the Case Makers Academy for kids.

I often wonder precisely when the disciples of Jesus realized their important role in Christian History. As these men sat at the feat of Jesus and listened to everything He had to say, did they realize they would someday testify to everything He said and did? Most eyewitnesses I’ve interviewed in my casework had no idea they would later be called into a jury trial to testify about what they heard or observed. As a result, they sometimes regret not paying better attention when they had the opportunity. But the disciples of Jesus had a distinct advantage over modern eyewitnesses in this regard. They were students of Jesus. Unlike spontaneous, unprepared witnesses of a crime, the disciples were desperately attentive to the words and actions of Jesus, and I imagine their attention to detail became even more focused with each miraculous event. For this reason, the authors of the gospels became excellent eyewitnesses and recognized the importance of their testimony very early.