“Forcefully” Rejecting Distorted Images of God

May 29, 2014 by  
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  Tim Kesser‎New Apologetics November 2, 2012 ·  I loved talking to you guys on twitter. Very all around accepting of those with differing views. You are one of the few apologists I can talk to without rolling my eyes. As an Agnostic Atheist I give my stamp of approval to you guys. Like ·  Nick Hennessey and 23 others like this. New Apologetics Tim,... Read More

Muslims or Buddhists go to Heaven?

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  Bryan Piczon‎New Apologetics November 2, 2012 ·  What if i am a Buddhist, Muslim, do you think Christians are the only one who goes to Heaven? Like ·  New Apologetics Only through Christ is it possible for our sin, suffering and death to be made well again before the infinite justice of God who wills that we be fully alive and undiminished by any evil.However,... Read More

Various Arguments for God’s Existence

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  Shane Jones‎New Apologetics October 26, 2012 ·  What have you got? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0CUVfWbjSs Is this an impossible task for Theists? A relevant inquiry YOUTUBE.COM Like ·  · Share Robert Bushlow likes this. New Apologetics We agree with you in essence provided we are understanding you correctly. We think that... Read More

Why does the Creed say rose “again”?

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  Maurice Esguerra‎New Apologetics October 25, 2012 ·  Hello I had a question about our Roman Catholic Creed, in it we say at Sunday Mass, ” and He rose again ” why again ? did Jesus not rise once since he only died once? , Thank you for your answer , God bless  Like ·  New Apologetics It just means that he rose “anew.” It is a secondary... Read More

Discourse on Mary and Original Sin

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  Ever Teran‎New Apologetics October 16, 2012 ·  Christ came to earth to redeem us from our sin, Original Sin. The aftermath of Original Sin is what St. Augustine calls concupisence. We are able to see this in where St. Paul transcribes how he does what wills not and he does not what he wills. My question is, how is Original Sin transferred? This answer leads to the question of how... Read More

A New Apologetics Analysis of the Pre-Communion Prayer

April 9, 2014 by  
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Alex Tâm Phạm‎ February 13, 2013 ·  Before one receives communion we imitate the centurion saying, “I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof. But only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” Why is it then that those with the stain of mortal sin are unworthy to receive Christ? I understand that receiving Christ in an unworthy manner is receiving judgements... Read More

Does the Limited Knowledge Defense (LKD) Entail “Skeptical Theism”?

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Justin Schieber‎   Regarding probabilistic versions of the problem of evil, the key inference is obvious. It is usually from the fact that there seems to be many evils that don’t seem to be logically necessary for attaining some greater good TO the claim that probably at least some of those are not logically necessary for some greater good (or avoiding some greater evil.) The christian... Read More

How can an atemporal God create?

April 8, 2014 by  
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  Jay Kruzuski‎     If God is an atemporal act and there is no “will do” in God, how does he create? Apologists like William Lane Craig will say that God enters into time upon creation, but this doesn’t make sense to me. If He is an atemporal act, he shouldn’t be able “to do” anything. How would you respond to this? (I don’t think New... Read More

How can I Guarantee my Entrance into Heaven when I Die??

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Paul Cameron‎   how can i guarantee my entrance into heaven when i die?? New Apologetics God will not fail to give you the desire of your heart. If you want heaven, you will have it.   Paul Cameron that is not the answer of a street evangelist   Gareth Northam Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. (Acts16:31)   Gareth Northam You... Read More

Patrick Reviews New Apologetics, New Apologetics Reviews Christopher Hitchens, The Sacraments as Direct Encounters with the Supernatural, Praying as an Atheist

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Patrick Speckamp‎ October 25, 2012 ·  Hi, I just wanted to say….although I’m an agnostic atheist, I find your page very intriguing. I also appreciate your “welcoming” attitude towards people who don’t share your beliefs. This is actually a quality that I missed in many interactions I had with religious people. I also appreciate the high standard of input... Read More

Pro-abortion Politicians Receiving Communion?

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Fernii Torres‎ have a question someone please answer me, how is it possible that our governor who is divorced, lives with his girlfriend and fights for late term abortion rights can receive communion New Apologetics “Now two others, both criminals, were led away with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his... Read More

A Response to the Modal Ontological Argument from Divine Justice

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Patrick Speckamp‎ I’d like to submit a response to your Modal Ontological Argument from Divine Justice, which you published in article III of your Tractatus (http://newapologetics.com/the-tractatus). Although it seems to be a stringent argument for the existence of a justice-making concept I’d like to point out some possible weaknesses. Please feel free to correct me on any misreading... Read More

New vs. Old Apologetics

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Patrick Speckamp‎ You set out to provide a “New” evangelization. What is so radically new about your approach? Is it merely the fact that you take differing views seriously and try to see the benefit in them? Ultimately and judging from our discussions, you are very good at ruling out the concepts of God that atheists bash (and apparently rightly so). You agree that these are ideas... Read More

(The Religion about) Jesus is the Only Way: New Apologetics Responds

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Gareth Northam‎ Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except by Me” Jn14:6 That means the way through Mohamed is closed. The way through Islam is closed. The way through Krsna is closed. The way through Buddha is closed. The way through self enlightenment is closed. The way through magic, witchcraft or the occult is closed. The way through... Read More

Spiritual Desolation, Too Lazy to Pray, Dark Night, Transforming Union

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Alex Tâm Phạm‎ What should one do during a time of spiritual desolation? When one is so lazy to even pray? Like · Comment · February 27, 2013 at 5:58pm ·  Matthew Eckert, Jay Kruzuski and Ankit Dhawan like this. Ankit Dhawan Excellent question! Looking forward to the answer. February 28, 2013 at 4:01am · 2 New Apologetics You wrote: What... Read More

New Evangelization in the Philippines (Praise for New Apologetics)

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Brian Cabactulan‎ It is very inspiring and refreshing to see how your humility and authority do not, in the least bit, diminish each other in the work that you do here. Praise God for your charism, and for how you have courageously followed your vocation.I feel blessed to have been led to your page. I would not even dare to imagine the spiritual warfare on your level, as your work pierces through... Read More

Marian Dogma, Romans 14, and Defending the Immaculate Conception

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Caleb Newberry‎ Your most recent response on Mary was very helpful. However, I would still like to know the history of the beliefs about Mary. They weren’t defined as dogma till the 1800s so I don’t think even the church would contend they have always been around. Also, assuming Catholic doctrines on Mary were true, I am still wondering why Romans 14 would not apply to these doctrines?... Read More

The Good Pagans on the Feast of the Epiphany

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Jomil Mulvey‎ WHY is not being one of the People of the book equated with Atheism?? 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 Alexanria martyred for the crime of saying that truth was greater than belief and actions greater than Faith. Like · Comment · January... Read More

Theodicy Article and Meaning of the Cross

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Theresa Lester‎ [Your] article is the best I have ever seen regarding the questions that many people have about human suffering. I have believed for a long time that people are wrong in blaming God for allowing tragedies and suffering. My belief, based on Scripture and the teaching of the Church is that sin brought suffering and death into the world, and it continues to be the conduit for evil... Read More

Celibacy, Saintly Intercession, Original Sin, and Redemption Mechanics

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Caleb Newberry‎ I am a Protestant Christian and I want to start out by saying that I love your page. I feel a love for the Catholic Church as brothers and sisters in Christ and I owe a debt to many Catholic theologians for helping me grow in my faith. And upon reading the Catechism I saw that the Catholic Church was much more gracious to Protestants than I had grown up hearing many Protestants... Read More

Scientific Method

February 23, 2014 by  
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Scott Maddox “Your position entails a grave misunderstanding of scientific method. It seems that you assume (under the premise of loyalty to science) that science is the only means of knowledge. We would like to discuss this with you in a separate thread as it is somewhat off-topic here.” – New Apologetics Okay, so what are the other means of knowledge? Like ·  January 25,... Read More

Foundational Questions

February 23, 2014 by  
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Ankit Dhawan‎ 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! I know this one.. God) 3. Why does He creates us? 4.... Read More

Origin of the First Desire to Sin

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  Ankit Dhawan‎ God created Adam a perfect human being. Where does the first desire to disobey God come from? Alright, I have read that first it was the serpent and then it was Eve who influenced Adam. But my question is more fundamental… there was a desire that was introduced in God’s perfect system to disobey Him, what is the root of that desire? Adam was as perfect as Jesus,... Read More

The Bible as Progressive Revelation

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Matt Tillman‎ I was reading the Bible (again) and came to Ezekiel 18. How does one understand this chapter in relation to the words of Paul, who suggested that “because of the sin of Adam,” all men are sinners? Ezekiel explicitly says, “What do you mean that you use this parable over the land of Israel, saying, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s... Read More

Hell, Hope, and Julian of Norwich

February 22, 2014 by  
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Jay Kruzuski‎ Even if I am in heaven, if all of mankind is not saved, I will not be joyful. However, heaven, by definition is 100% joy. Will I have to be content with the fact that some people are suffering miserably in hell in order to enter heaven? I don’t think I can do that. How do you resolve this dilemma? Like ·· April 22, 2013 at 4:20pm ·  Patrick Speckamp, Nick Hennessey, Matthew... Read More

Omniscience-Omnipotence Paradox

February 22, 2014 by  
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Patrick Speckamp‎ I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the omniscience vs omnipotence paradox: If God is omniscient, then he knows what he will do, and must inevitably do what he already knows he will do. If he must do what he already knows he will do, how does this make him omnipotent? (with omnipotence implying free choice of actions without limitations) Like · February 22, 2013... Read More

Why Ought We to Pray?

February 22, 2014 by  
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Michael Zimmerman‎ The necessity of the existence for a transcendent Force creating and sustaining the universe brought me to belief in God. The historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ caused me to become a Christian. The Catholic Church’s airtight argument for its own authority caused me to become a Catholic. My spiritual journey has largely been a rational one. But as... Read More

Mary as Mediatrix of all Grace

February 22, 2014 by  
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Jhunitz Lopez‎ “My Queen My Mother! I give thee all myself,and,to show my devotion to thee,i consecrate to thee my eyes,my ears,my mouth,my heart,my entire self.Wherefore,O loving Mother,as I am thine own,keep me,defend me,as thy property and possession.Amen”A prayer like this, is it within the Catholic faith? This is posted in a page that claims to be Catholic but this to me is... Read More

Purgatory

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Dean Victor Lanestosa Montalvo‎ 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 · · December 10, 2012 at 8:19am · James P Dimichino likes this. New Apologetics The necessity of purgatory is easily explainable when we come to see how much resistance we have to believing... Read More

Loss of a Child: New Apologetics Responds

February 22, 2014 by  
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Anne Sanson Hi I am a Roman Catholic and have a question. “God’s Will?” or evil? or suffering? in accepting the loss of my child. I do not believe God punishes us through tradegy. He is Love, so how do I square with people who tell me “this is God’s will in my life?” Like ·· November 22, 2012 at 8:58am 10 people like this. New Apologetics We... Read More

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