A Dialogue on the Origin of Natural Evil

January 18, 2016 by  
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This conversation (posted with permission) covers a number of difficult aspects of theodicy – especially concerning predation, evolution, the origin of natural evil, and how the overall bloodbath reconciles with God’s goodness. There’s also a succinct proof for the entire Christian worldview (redemptive suffering, theosis, etc.) at the end. Really. ————————–————— Sri... Read More

Conclusively Solving the Problem of Evil – A Discussion / Debate

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Atheist philosopher Dan Linford has agreed to publicly discuss the problem of evil with New Apologetics. The aim of this dialogue / debate is to test the solution offered by New Apologetics to determine whether it is, in fact, the definitive solution to the philosophical / theological problem of evil. Our intention is to continue to respond to Dan’s questions and objections until there are no... Read More

“Three Pains” – A Lesson about Spiritual Abortion

January 16, 2015 by  
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[This is a conversation between one of our contributors and an agnostic reader of NA. The names have been changed, and permission to publish has been granted.  This conversation is a wake-up call of sorts, in that it it portrays the unintentional, mostly unidentified, but nonetheless death-dealing phenomenon of what we’ve named “spiritual abortion”. Fear-based caring on the part... Read More

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag (A Dialogue on Pseudo-Catholicism)

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  Conversation started November 24, 2013   11/24, 12:06am James Christopher Are you discerning a vocation to the priesthood?   11/24, 12:07am Matthew Von Zarovich Yes.   11/24, 12:08am James Christopher You can ask whatever is on your mind here. There is a sort of behind the scenes ministry through FB chat.   11/24, 12:09am Matthew Von Zarovich What kind of ministry?   11/24,... Read More

Scott Maddox versus New Apologetics on God’s Existence

August 8, 2014 by  
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  Scott Maddox‎New Apologetics January 19, 2013 ·  What is the newest Apologetics argument for the existence of God? LikeLike ·  · Share New Apologetics We are happy that you asked. As far as we know, our version of the modal ontological argument is the newest. One of our contributors has been working on it for about 15 years, and it finally seems to have reached... Read More

Adam, Eve, Original Sin

August 8, 2014 by  
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  Tim Kesser‎New Apologetics January 19, 2013 ·  With the concept of original sin. We have all heard the story of Adam & Eve. The story of mankind’s fall from grace and the emergence of original sin with Eve getting tricked, by the talking snake, into eating the apple is well known throughout the world. Now, with modern genetics ruling out the whole of mankind coming from... Read More

Three Categories of Suffering, Double-Bind Devotional Language v. Story Framing, Analysis of St. Thomas More Quote, Mental Reservation (Approved Article), Trolleyology

August 8, 2014 by  
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  Michael Zimmerman‎New Apologetics January 19, 2013 ·  RE: God’s infinite opposition to suffering, but still allowing it (Taken from an earlier conversation) It would seem to me that some kinds of suffering work to enhance our lives, and strengthen our bond with God. You don’t know what you’ve got until you almost lose it, after all. The suffering in Purgatory... Read More

We Have One Enemy?

August 8, 2014 by  
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  Jeremy Budd Witte‎New Apologetics January 18, 2013 ·  Question… Why does it appear to me as if somehow, the debate between Catholics & Protestants seeps into public arenas where we ought be more unified in? (I’ve noticed the common enemies to Protestants & Catholics are targeting OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!) LikeLike ·  · Share Nicole DeMille likes... Read More

NA is the only one allowed?

August 8, 2014 by  
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  Sandra Crotinger‎New Apologetics January 14, 2013 ·  Wow didnt realize that “New Apolpgetics” was the only one allowed to try and help people understand the Bible…..Dissapointed  LikeLike ·  · Share Ridwan Ritonga likes this. New Apologetics You are very welcome to express an opinion or question in a post to the timeline. We welcome... Read More

Parable of Goats and Sheep commentary, Ankit states the Little Way, Miracles to believe?

August 8, 2014 by  
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  Juan Jimenez‎New Apologetics January 12, 2013 · El Cajon, CA ·  Question : If Jesus is God how is it that the father will reign and jesus will be at his right hand…? wouldnt that make jesus a lesser God? i cant seem to wrap my mind around this one… anyone? LikeLike ·  · Share New Apologetics Thank you for your question. The answer is forthcoming.... Read More

Baptize “in the Name of Jesus” or “in the Name of the Trinity”?

August 8, 2014 by  
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  Carla Jazel‎New Apologetics January 12, 2013 ·  Hello! I’m a Catholic and I would like to clarify some points regarding on our holy faith. Jesus told His disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19). But Peter baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). As the first pope, he probably used Jesus’ name instead of the... Read More

Grounds for a New Apologetics Discussion/Dialogue/Debate with Ankit Dhawan Concerning an Analysis of the Vedas in Light of the Bible and the Bible in Light of the Vedas

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Ankit Dhawan‎New Apologetics January 12, 2013 ·  I am enamored by the sincere effort put in by the most kind and merciful administrator of this facebook page in responding to my question. Although, I am not in complete understanding of all the answers to my questions, but bulk of my misunderstanding about Christian faith has been straightened out. Previously, I was getting all... Read More

Suffering Dissertation, Are EWTN executives “culpably negligent”?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  James Rinkevich‎New Apologetics January 10, 2013 ·  Per your remark below explain what mean about either (a) suffering being an evil. Note consider that Jesus did suffer per the symbol of Nicea and to say that suffering is an evil would be to say Jesus did evil. 2. Or that the world does not drive (many) men through suffering to seek, serve, and love God and to be justified (by... Read More

What are we? What is our relationship to God? Why are we separate from God? Psychology? Redemption?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Ankit Dhawan‎New Apologetics January 8, 2013 ·  As I am reading all these wonder ful posts (thanks!) my apetite for seeking straight answers to some of the foundational questions is increasing. So, here it goes: 1. Who are we? Are we the body or the soul? Someone gave the analogy of car and the driver… car being hte body and driver being the soul. 2. Who creates us? (OK!... Read More

Why doesn’t the Catholic Church accept Eastern Orthodox Saints?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Pati Sorge‎New Apologetics January 7, 2013 ·  I was asked and had never thought of this before.. Does the Catholic church except the Eastern Orthodox saints as saints? I know the canonization process differs. LikeLike ·  · Share New Apologetics Pati Sorge The Catholic Church teaches that any person who is in heaven is a saint. However, the lives of those individuals... Read More

How to give an Answer Concerning Evil to a Child

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Lisa Franzoy-Neal‎New Apologetics January 6, 2013 ·  My daughter, Trinity, asked me this question but I don’t think I answered the question adequately: “If God knew that Satan and all the bad angels would turn against Him, that Adam and Eve would fall, and that some people would goto hell than why did God create them? Why wouldn’t God just create those that he... Read More

Learning from Atheists, Other Things

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Jomil Mulvey‎New Apologetics January 6, 2013 ·  WHY bis not being one of the People of the book equated with Athism?? I am a religious Pagan who says her prayers morning and night and enjoys the fellowship of more or less like minds. I happen to harbor a deep love for ST Therese, and a deep respect for ST. Hypatia of Alexanfia martyred for rhr crime of saying that ftruth was greater... Read More

Sola Scriptura? Art as Idolatry? Is Jesus Necessary? Mary needs Jesus?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Ankit Dhawan‎New Apologetics January 5, 2013 ·  I have another inquiry thread asking some foundational questions that are being addressed by this wonderful servant of God. I have some related but different questions about Catholicism that I have the urge to submit respectfully… 1. If we deviate from Sola Scripture and add man made traditions and interpretations as components... Read More

Salvation Outside the Church?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Garrett Beckstrom‎New Apologetics January 1, 2013 ·  Are those who are not Catholic allowed in the Kingdom of God? Will they be sent to Hell or can they be purged in Purgatory? LikeLike ·  · Share New Apologetics The Church teaches that God is just, and therefore it follows that those who desire God (even if they do not know him or his Church) are *sure* to... Read More

Once Saved, Always Saved?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Abet Layug‎New Apologetics December 28, 2012 ·  Once Saved, always saved??? Is this teaching Biblical? Is it in contrary with the following verses- 2 Peter 2:20-22, Heb. 6:4-7, Heb.10:26 and 2 John 1:8? LikeLike ·  · Share New Apologetics We begin by offering the full text of the quotes you cited:For if they, having escaped the defilements of the world through... Read More

Rich Dialogue on original sin, Reconciliation, and souls

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Ankit Dhawan‎New Apologetics December 28, 2012 ·  My inquiry into Christian faith has been an interesting journey so far. I have a few questions that I have not gotten convincing answers. Can someone help? 1. Where does soul come from? How does it take birth and what is the final destination of soul? 2. When Adam and Eve fell, my soul was not there? Why does the entire humanity... Read More

“Everything is Grace: The Life and Way of Thérèse of Lisieux” by Joseph F. Schmidt

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Brenda Lee Guptill-Oliver‎New Apologetics December 27, 2012 ·  Saint Therese, the little flower, is one of my favorite saints. I just got the new book about her, and how she tried to please people because of how she felt, so she prayed and God helped. My mom had a devotion to her as well, and I did not know until I got her jewelry after she died. LikeLike ·  · Share New... Read More

Biblical Proofs for Sola Scriptura?

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  Abet Layug‎New Apologetics December 26, 2012 ·  Sola Scriptura? what are the Biblical proofs for that claim? can we consider the Divine Oral Tradition as also a basis of faith? how about the apostolic tradition since some of the apostles did not write anything? LikeLike ·  · Share 3 people like this. New Apologetics There is no biblical basis for... Read More

What are we if not Believers?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Therese Carmel I. Huelar‎New Apologetics December 23, 2012 ·  what are we” if not Believers LikeLike ·  · Share New Apologetics We are awaiting the grace to believe. December 24, 2012 at 12:39pm · Like Paul Cameron waiting praying and believing? just like the old testiment believers did? December 25, 2012 at 3:20pm · Like New... Read More

What can wash away our sins? What about Apostolic Authority?

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Gareth Northam‎New Apologetics December 22, 2012 ·  What can wash away our sins? LikeLike ·  · Share Cris Laurence Ocampo Abayata likes this. New Apologetics Nothing but the blood of Jesus. December 22, 2012 at 7:18pm · Like · 10 Amanda DeAnne How very Protestant of you. December 22, 2012 at 11:11pm · Like Paul... Read More

Different Denominations and Social Justice

August 7, 2014 by  
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  Paul Cameron‎New Apologetics December 22, 2012 ·  what doctrine is the background of this web page??? LikeLike ·  · Share New Apologetics We are fully loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church. December 22, 2012 at 1:09pm · Like · 4 Emy Casabuena so true December 22, 2012 at 3:49pm · Like Paul Cameron so does... Read More

Purgatory

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Dean Victor Lanestosa Montalvo‎New Apologetics December 10, 2012 ·  Hello guys, as a modern apologist? how can we defend about the doctrine on purgatory? hope you can help me with this topic thanks God Bless Like ·  James P Dimichino likes this. New Apologetics The necessity of purgatory is easily explainable when we come to see how much resistance... Read More

“Christian Manners”

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Beatriz Payne‎New Apologetics December 6, 2012 ·  Parents live a holy life and educate your children in a christian manners. Children obey and follow directions of your parents. Members of the family pray and worship together. Like ·  2 people like this. New Apologetics It is interesting that you wrote “christian manners.” It really does... Read More

Physical Healing is only a “sign” of a Greater Healing to come

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Peter Picciolini‎New Apologetics December 4, 2012 ·  I have a question and would like some input please. As a Catholic I understand and believe that Jesus bore the sins of the world. He took our iniquities to the cross. I have many friends of Christian denominations and respect them and how they choose to worship however I need to try to understand something that I have run into... Read More

Is there a law of tithing?

May 29, 2014 by  
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  David Graham‎New Apologetics December 1, 2012 ·  i am a catholic i had a born again experience in 1996 since then ive been round all the different churches you name it ive tried it now am back at mass missed it what i did not like in all the other churches was the coercion used before the plate went round about tithing i was saved now am to do pay to keep my salvation well thats... Read More

What makes us Right with God?

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Gareth Northam‎New Apologetics November 30, 2012 ·  What makes us right with God? Like ·  New Apologetics likes this. New Apologetics It is only by being transformed by the Holy Spirit to become one with Christ that we are made right with God. We can explain in depth according to your interest. December 19, 2012 at 4:29pm · Like New... Read More

What would Saint Therese argue?

May 29, 2014 by  
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Drewed Hensley‎New Apologetics November 28, 2012 ·  Therese of Lisieux taught us “the little way” to serve God! The “Flower” is ready to teach us today! Like ·  Elizabeth Micheal likes this. New Apologetics She would argue that we need to let him serve us so that he can transform us into himself. The sooner we arrive at the understanding... Read More

Most Prudent Way of Evangelizing?

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Christopher Charles Prieto‎New Apologetics November 28, 2012 ·  What is the most prudent way by example and by word that I can lead and evangelize to build a stronger crew without forcing it? Like ·  3 people like this. New Apologetics We can ask the Lord to bring us to that place where we know that we are in no way above the people we are evangelizing.... Read More

What is New Apologetics? Why do we preach?

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Elvia Munoz‎New Apologetics November 27, 2012 ·  What is “NEW APOLOGETICS”? Like ·  New Apologetics Here are two good articles for starters:http://www.zenit.org/article-29086?l=englishhttp://www.cuf.org/laywitness/Online_view.asp?lwID=1214 December 28, 2012 at 9:42pm · Like New Apologetics We work to address questions and objections... Read More

What is the difference between praise and worship?

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Jim Holland‎New Apologetics November 27, 2012 · Alma, AR ·  Question: What is the difference between worship and praise? Like ·  New Apologetics Jim Holland From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:“2639 Praise is the form of prayer which recognizes most immediately that God is God. It lauds God for his own sake and gives him glory, quite beyond what... Read More

Do atheists personify nature?

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Neringa Maxwell‎New Apologetics November 23, 2012 ·  I have a question about the atheists’ arguments and their views. While arguing against existence of God, they refer to Nature, often even Mother Nature, her laws and her creations. It seems that most of them (atheists) are not bothered about this personification of nature and that they are willing to accept the idea that... Read More

Why was Abel’s offering looked on with favor while Cains was not?

May 29, 2014 by  
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Vernon Choin‎New Apologetics November 16, 2012 ·  Why was Abels offering looked on with favor while Cains was not? Like ·  New Apologetics Please pardon the omission. This question slipped through the cracks for a long time. Necessarily, the only reason would be that Cain’s offering was not one which sought unity, but was done in an attempt to elevate him above... Read More

Why was Limbo scrapped by the Pope?

May 29, 2014 by  
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Dexter Huinda‎New Apologetics November 6, 2012 ·  I have a question regarding Limbo. Why was it scrapped by the current Pope? I was just curious because this particular doctrine had been there since I was born. It’s the very reason why newborn babies are being “forced” to be baptized for the fear of being brought to this place when they die without having gone through... Read More

Praying to Saints

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Dakota Summers‎New Apologetics November 5, 2012 ·  I have an honest question. Why does the Catholic church pray to saints? Like ·  Elaine Anderson Brewer likes this. New Apologetics The Church recognizes that God is not protective of his own glory. In truth, his glory is that we share as fully as logically possible in the life and work of God. He loves... Read More

Priestly Celibacy

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  Kathleen Rose Marble‎New Apologetics November 5, 2012 ·  Hello! First of all, I would like to say that you are very brave to have made this page. God has truly gifted you with great courage and wisdom to do such a thing. Secondly, I have a question. Some of my friends are questioning me on the fact that priests and consecrated women are not to be married. They tell me that man... Read More

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