Invitation Part 9: The Hiddenness of God 1

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Hiddenness of God 0 Comments

A religious skeptic at a state school in the midwest asked me this question: Why doesn’t God make himself more obvious? The skeptic went on to note the seriousness of the issue: If the Christian God is real, believers will inherit heaven, unbelievers eternal, torturous hell. In light of the high stakes involved, a truly loving God would make himself …

Invitation Part 8: A Suggestion for Seekers and Skeptics

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The obvious danger in making a “suggestion” to seekers and skeptics is that I’m biased toward the Christian faith and will shape my comments in that direction. I acknowledge this predilection. In fact, it’s from the distinct vantage point of being a Christian for three-and-a-half decades that I offer this suggestion: Engage with the Best  My own goal in dealing …

Invitation Part 7: How to Talk with Skeptics

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Here in week 7, I’d like to pause and offer a suggestion to Christians for their interactions with skeptics. Next week, I’ll offer suggestions for skeptics and seekers of God. To Christians: Make modest claims.At two campuses in the midwest recently, I spoke with atheist students. I was reminded that any hint of exaggerated claims such as “overwhelming evidence” or “proof” …