When Christians claim that Jesus is the only way to God, an objection is often raised: If Jesus is the only way to God, what about those who’ve never heard of Jesus? Is God unfair? Are some people just unlucky - born at the wrong time and place in history? They can’t possibly be saved … or can they? This brief animation addresses these objections to Christian particularism in a way that affirms divine justice and compassion as well as human free choice.
What About People Who've Never Heard of Jesus?
God & Mathematics
Why does mathematics work? Think about it... Mathematical entities like numbers, sets, and equations are non-physical and abstract. They can’t cause anything. Yet, for some reason, the physical universe operates...mathematically. As Galileo put it, “The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics.” “Scientists do not use mathematics merely as a convenient way of organising the data. They believe that mathematical relationships reflect real aspects of the physical world. Science relies on the assumption that we live in an ordered Universe that is subject to precise mathematical laws. Thus, the laws of physics, ... are all expressed as mathematical equations.” - Paul Davies So, how do we explain the astonishing applicability of math to the physical world?
Did Jesus Rise From The Dead?
Part 1: The Facts
Why was Jesus of Nazareth crucified? Because he made outrageous claims about himself. He claimed... to be the one and only Son of God. Why would anyone take his claim seriously? Well, that all depends... If Jesus actually rose from the dead, then his claim to be God’s unique Son carries considerable weight. On the other hand, if the resurrection never actually happened, then Jesus may be safely dismissed as just another interesting, but tragic, historical figure. Did Jesus rise from the dead? As we explore this question, we need to address two further questions: what are the facts that require explanation? and which explanation best accounts for these facts? There are three main facts that need to be explained: The discovery of Jesus’ empty tomb ... the appearances of Jesus alive after his death...and the disciples’ belief... that Jesus rose from the dead.