Cosmic Child Abuse? Answering Moral Objections to the Atonement

February 8, 2020 • Alisa Childers

For two thousand years, Christians have understood the death of Jesus to be substitutionary—a sacrifice that paid for our sins. From the earliest creeds to the teaching of the New Testament to the writings of the Church Fathers to today, this has been a core belief of Christianity throughout its history. But in modern times, this idea is being repudiated as “Cosmic Child Abuse.” On today’s show, we are going to address these questions: • What is the historic belief of the Christian church on atonement? • Why does God have wrath and how can that be a good thing? • Is penal substitutionary atonement a late invention of medieval Christians? • If God required the sacrifice of his Son, doesn’t that make him a Divine child abuser? • If I can just forgive people without a sacrifice, why can’t God?


Evil is a powerful argument FOR God • March 28, 2020 • Frank Turek

Many are asking the questions, “If there is a good God, why does he allow viruses? Why doesn’t he stop evil?” In fact, some are claiming that evil proves that God doesn’t exist. But Frank lays out the case that evil is a powerful argument FOR God. He cites twenty assumptions that people make when they claim the contrary, and most of these assumptions are best explained by God. The show also contains important announcements that will give you hope each day during the coronavirus lockdown (Join us for the new Hope One LIVESTREAM each weekday at 11:30 am ET).


Dr. Dan Treats a Coronavirus Patient • March 21, 2020 • Dr. Dan Eichenberger

Dr. Dan Eichenberger, MD, is back to shoot more sanity into a sensationalized situation. As Christians, we are commanded to obey what our government wants us to do in this situation. But that doesn’t mean we have to buy into the fear caused by a media that is hyping this entire coronavirus issue. The media is skewing stats and reporting half-truths. Dr. Dan corrects the misinformation and gives us a first-hand account of treating a coronavirus patient himself. Here are some of the questions and issues Frank and Dr. Dan discuss: · Why is the media not reporting the death rate? What is the death rate? · How contagious is this compared to other viruses? · You’re treating a coronavirus patient right now. What drugs are working? · We hear a lot about flattening the curve. Explain what that is, and will we be successful? · California governor Gavin Newsom thinks 25 million in his state of 40 million will get infected. Is that reasonable? · We hear we have fewer hospital beds than Europe. How does that give the wrong impression? · Why is Korea beyond the problem but Italy still has it? · What do you think will happen in the US with the infection rate in the coming months? · What is your advice to the Christians and non-Christians listening to this? Please share this with others.


Is it time to run and hide? • March 14, 2020 • Dr. Dan Eichenberger

Is it time to run and hide? Should you cut yourself off from other people because of the coronavirus? Is the level of concern reasonable or overblown? Dr. Dan Eichenberger, MD, is Frank’s guest, and he gives a shot of sanity into our sensationalized environment. Among the questions he and Frank investigate: · What is unique about the coronavirus? Is this anything new? · How deadly is it? · Up to 50,000 people in the US will die of the flu this year. How many from the coronavirus? · What will most who get the virus experience? · Does it make sense to shut all large gatherings down, including church services? · If you were a benevolent dictator of America, what would you do? Frank looks to the scriptures and other Christians (including C.S. Lewis) for how Christians should live in the face of risk. The truth is, we always live with the threat of death. All of us also have a virus called sin. Christians know the cure, and people right now might be more open to considering that cure.