Category Archives: God’s Behavior

67. Why doesn’t the Bible acknowledge microorganisms?

So much has been written by creationists and intelligent design proponents about the origin and complexity of single-celled organisms that one might assume the Bible was filled with references to them. But while the Bible does mention the creation of trees, … Continue reading

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66. Why doesn’t sin carry natural consequences?

Had our world been created by a moral designer, we might expect evil actions to carry natural consequences, in much the same way that other actions carry negative consequences. For example, if we touch fire, we are burned; if we touch … Continue reading

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63. If God can write on a wall, why can’t he write his own Bible?

Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. — Daniel 5:5 According to Daniel chapter 5, God … Continue reading

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61. Are we allowed to test God?

We all know we’re not supposed to test God, but why not? Without evidence, it’s difficult (if not impossible) to tell the difference between a real god and a fake one. Most Christians contend that God does not allow for testing … Continue reading

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57. What about Pascal’s Wager? Why risk going to hell?

Blaise Pascal was the seventeenth-century French philosopher and mathematician who famously argued that, in the absence of conclusive evidence, it was better to wager that God existed, since you had everything to gain and little to lose. Pascal writes: Let us … Continue reading

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56. Why did God create Satan?

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. ~ Colossians 1:16 God’s creation of … Continue reading

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47. Can we “just know” that God exists?

I often hear believers (including my beloved wife) say that they “just know” that God exists. This seemingly innate awareness of God’s existence is often used as grounds to override and dismiss any and all evidence to the contrary. And … Continue reading

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