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Alan answers the question of whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God.

Here’s my response to the challenge that abortion wins souls for Christ.

With all the violence going on in the Middle East, people believe Muslims are justified in this behavior. But they also point out that Christianity has its own form of jihad. I responded to this claim last year.

Don’t forget if you’re in the Southern California area that you can attend a free intelligent design conference tomorrow. Speakers from the Discovery Institute will be teaching. Get more details here or register here.

I’m going!

I respond to this week’s challenge that claims Leviticus 17:11 teaches that life begins only after blood is in the human embryo. This challenge is intended to undermine a Christian’s pro-life view.

Watch Muslims Lead People to Islam

Posted: September 10, 2012 by Alan Shlemon in Choosing My Religion
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There were 500 Muslims at the Olympics in London this summer who were leading people to recite the shahada (the Christian equivalent of the sinner’s prayer). They even claimed their efforts were more peaceful and personable than the Christians who were there preaching.

Here’s the key question (which the late Walter Martin used to ask): “Are you willing to do for the truth what the cults do for a lie?” Well, Islam is not a cult as we or Walter Martin defined it, but the point still applies. Muslims don’t have the truth and yet look at what they’re doing. Now, I know there are many Christians reaching out to non-believers so I’m not ignoring that. But sometimes seeing videos like this gets me more motivated because it helps me see what’s at stake.

Some of my friends from the Discovery Institute will be teaching a one-day conference on intelligent design at the Rock Church in San Diego (Point Loma campus) on Saturday, September 15. Jay Richards, Casey Luskin, John West, Ray Bohlin, and others will be covering topics like junk DNA, science and faith, intelligent design 2.0, C.S. Lewis and scientism, human origins, and more.

The event is FREE and you can get more info at the Discovery Institute’s site or the church’s registration page. But here are some essential details.

  • What? Intelligent Design Conference at The Rock Church with Discovery Institute Speakers: “Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?”
  • Who? Speakers include Dr. Jay Richards, Dr. John West, Dr. Ray Bohlin, and Casey Luskin
  • When? Saturday, September 15th, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Where? The Rock Church (Point Loma Campus), 2277 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106
  • How Much? Admission is free.

UPDATE: There’s incentive to be one of the first 200 attendees.

Here’s my response to this week’s challenge:

 

Here are some related posts that address a few of the challenges made in the flowchart.

Jesus never said anything about about homosexuality

The Bible defines marriage in multiple ways

Zack Wahls’s case for same-sex marriage

Christians can’t impose their moral standards on society

If marriage is really about having children, then doesn’t it follow that heterosexual couples who can’t (or don’t plan to) have children shouldn’t be allowed to marry? That’s this week’s challenge that I answered today.

Here’s my response to this week’s challenge.

 

If you want to see  my response to some of the comments, watch the following video.