Morality Archive

Should Christians be tolerant?

Today tolerance is being redefined to mean that all views are equally valid and all lifestyles equally appropriate. As such, the notion that Jesus is the only way is vilified as the epitome of intolerance. Rather than capitulating to culture, Christians must be equipped to expose the flaws of today’s tolerance, while simultaneously exemplifying true […]

If Christianity is true, why are so many atrocities committed in the name of Christ?

This is a classic smokescreen question often asked to avoid having to grapple with the evidence for authentic Christianity. At best, it involves a hasty generalization. At worst, it’s a way of “poisoning the well.” To begin with, this question was anticipated by Christ, who long ago proclaimed that His followers would be recognized by […]

Is religion the root of all evil?

A common refrain sung in the twenty–first century is that religion is the root cause of the great atrocities of human history. In reality, more people died as a result of secularist ideologies in the last century alone than have died in all the religiously motivated conflicts of Western history. First, the Nazi philosophy that […]

Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?

This is perhaps the most common question Christian celebrities are asked to answer on shows such as Larry King Live. At first blush, it may seem as though there are as many responses as there are religions. In reality, however, there are only three basic answers, namely pantheism, philosophical naturalism, and theism. Pantheism denies the […]

If jealousy is sin, how can God be jealous?

God is referred to in Scripture as jealous, and jealousy is referred to in Scripture as sin. The second commandment explicitly says that God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:4–5; cf. 34:14); yet, in Galatians Paul condemns jealousy in the same breath as idolatry (Galatians 5:19–20). How can this be? First, there is such a […]