Sometimes you’ll hear Muslim apologists and other skeptics of Christianity ask, “Where does Jesus say, ‘I am God, worship me’”? You won’t find Jesus using those words anywhere in the New Testament documents. Instead, we read Jesus kept calling Himself “The Son of Man.” On the face of it, that sounds more human than divine. Is that right? Did Jesus really claim to be God in words and actions other than “I am God, worship me"? And if He did claim to be God, why wasn’t He more overt about it? Why not just come out and say it plainly? Frank invites Crossexamined.org board member, and budding apologist, Ryan Crews to the show to answer those questions and more. Join them for a fascinating discussion about the self-identity of Jesus, and how to answer objections to the divinity of Jesus.
Did Jesus Really Claim to Be God?
January 11, 2020 • Ryan Crews
LIVESTREAM I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
Live from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX) • February 18, 2020 • Frank Turek
Dr. Frank Turek will be speaking from his book, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. He will address four major questions to establish why Christianity is the most reasonable worldview: 1. Does Truth Exist? 2. Does God Exist? 3. Are Miracles Possible? 4. Is the New Testament True?
Questions to ask my LGBTQ friends • February 16, 2020 • Frank Turek
A 14-year-old young lady wrote to Frank a question about reaching out to her bisexual friend. How can she do that effectively? This is a sensitive and emotional issue in our culture today, and many people are ready to pounce on you with several objections (and names) if you express the biblical view of sexuality. Frank offers some advice and facts about the situation to help improve the chances that any outreach effort will yield light rather than heat. Frank also responds to questions about: · The morality of marijuana use · How much is America sliding toward judgment like ancient Israel? · Atheist objections which assert that God is just a convenient answer to the beginning and fine-tuning of the universe
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?