By John W. Loftus
The first publication on Christian apologetics written via a number one atheist determine that teaches Christians the simplest and worst arguments for protecting their religion opposed to attackВ
The Christian religion has been vigorously defended with a number of philosophical, old, and theological arguments, yet a number of the arguments utilized in an prior age not resonate in todayвЂ™s expert West. the place has apologetics long gone incorrect? what's the most sensible reaction to the starting to be problem provided through medical discovery and naturalistic thought?В
Unlike each paintings on Christian apologetics that has come ahead of, tips to guard the Christian religion is the 1st one written via an atheist for Christians. As a former Christian defender who's now a number one atheist philosopher, John Loftus solutions those questions and extra. He tells would-be apologists the right way to teach effectively, the place to check, what to review, what concerns they need to difficulty themselves with, and the way poorly the professors who presently educate them perform their craft. within the method, he indicates readers why Christian apologists have didn't succeed in the clever nonbeliever.В
For these Christian apologists who imagine this ebook will supply a mystery formulation to transform the nonbelieving lots, be warned: as an exposГ© of the current country of Christian aplogetics, it might simply as simply be utilized by atheists to refute apologetic arguments. hence, this ebook provides either a chance and a problem to Christians: they have to both switch how apologetics is finished, or hand over doing apologetics altogether.
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Extra resources for How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice From an Atheist
Compared with an all-powerful God, even the best Christian defenders are totally lacking any energy to help people believe. Surely it stands to reason that many people have not accepted Jesus as their savior because Christian defenders lacked the motivation, the energy, and the necessary smarts to do so. Christians who lacked the smarts haven’t even known where to look for the needed evidence to believe, much less found it. This doesn’t make any sense at all, especially if there’s a flaming hell to pay for those who are not convinced to believe and be saved.
As the title promises, Loftus offers practical advice to the believer in his or her quest to defend the indefensible. The book’s greatest strength is its accurate exposition of the apologist’s challenges. Loftus documents the moral weaknesses of God’s biblical commandments, the absurdity of a God who cannot do a better job revealing Himself, and the intellectual dishonesty that religious adherence requires. With wit and insight, Loftus offers the believer the tricks necessary to remain in the faith and to persuade others to do likewise.
I’m going to do a job performance review of the Almighty. I used to believe in God. I used to defend his ways. Now I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in him because his job performance rating is so poor he probably doesn’t even exist at all. He could have done better, much better, if the goal was to save souls from the pits of hell. First I’ll share why and then offer four other ways God could have done a much better job. If God supposedly gave up Jesus to die on the cross for our sins, which is the greater deed by far, then why has he failed (and continues to fail) to do enough to reach nonbelievers, which represents the lesser deeds.
How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice From an Atheist by John W. Loftus