The Existence of God (Part 3)

God Inscription

I began teaching self defense in 1964. I did it because I saw the need to help people gain confidence in their ability to deal with bullies or criminals. I had been the victim of bullying as a child and martial arts gave me the confidence to stand up to people who tried to hurt or intimidate me. 47 years later, I am still teaching people for the same reason. Bullies and criminals are still among us.

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The Existence of God (Part 2)

God Inscription

You will learn a lot about an atheist or agnostic after talking with them for a little while. Remember to listen to them respectfully and prayerfully. The Holy Spirit will help you listen and give you words to share that will be meaningful. It’s important to remember that God knew all about your conversation from before He Created the universe. Nothing a person says to you will be a surprise to God. Because you are a child of God, you have a spiritual advantage in your discussions. Use your advantage to help make a big difference in the life of the person God has placed in your life. Look at your conversation as a spiritual opportunity God appointed.

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The Existence of God (Part 1)

God Inscription

The existence of God is at the root of the Christian Faith. Atheists say God does not exist. Agnostics say no one can know if He exists. Pantheists believe that God is all things and all things are God. Polytheists believe in many gods. Deists believe in a God Who Created the universe, but is no longer involved in it. Monotheists believe in One God, but disagree about Who He is. So many views about something so simple – either there is a God or there isn’t.

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The Gentle Art of Faith Defense

Faith in Stone

The Art of Faith Defense is called Apologetics. It may sound like someone is making an “apology,” but that’s not the meaning. It comes from the Greek word apologia and means “a speech made in defense, a verbal defense, to give an answer in defense.” In ancient Greece, the prosecution in a trial would deliver their kategoria (accusation, charge). The defendant would respond with an apologia (defense, reasoned statement or argument). God calls on Christians to defend their faith verbally.

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Philosophers – Faith Bullies

Faith Bully

Philosophers are people who are educated in the discipline of philosophy. Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Philosophers often see themselves as being very wise. The word “philosophy” comes from the Greek word philosophia – love of wisdom. Philosophers may “love wisdom,” but they seldom have any (wisdom).

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