"Prof Craig is a research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, in California"
I don't know who this Prof Craig guy is or where his theological school leans towards, but why anybody would want to "debate" God with someone who does not know Him seems ludicrous or just trying for media sensationalism.
Psalm 14 and 53 records the word of God as that the atheist is a fool. "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good."
Prov 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction"
Prov 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom."
Prov 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge"
"Thatâ€™s the message that Central United Methodist Church is spreading throughout their community via a digital billboard"
This is not a church it is an abomination and will feel the weight of God's wrath.
"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: WHO CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:" Romans ch. 1.
"And while the Bible establishes that humanity, by nature of Adam and Eve's actions, is innately sinful. The Good Book establishes that everything and everyone is innately good."
Sin and Satan has blinded this poor fool. (Psalm 14.1). Another reprobate announces that he does not know the Lord, thus God has rejected him. I note in the article that he has studied the Bible, but without the aid of the Holy Spirit the truth has not set him free. Thus is the way of the majority of mankind to be bound for hell and damnation. Only a Remnant is to be saved by the Lord.
This counterfeit book and deception tells people that they are "innately good" - but this just demonstrates the power of their true nature which is sinful and sin works insidiously as covert evil and deceives the mortal keeping them in darkness.
"Why itâ€™s because the Koran is â€śdirectly the word of God.â€ť On the other hand, the Bible is just a book â€śwritten by men.â€ť"
If you go to a Liberal church such as ELCA or Episcopalian - That in effect is what THEY teach!!
This is why Liberal churches can remove the sodomite verses and teach that God does not say that the sodomites are an abomination.
There are two religions in the western churches  "Christian" religion which knows that God wrote the entire Bible.  "Liberal" religion which deletes the verses that prevent them from continuing with their lusts and sinful ways which come from culture. eg Women in the pulpit etc etc.
Liberalism is religious anarchy from God's authority as taught in Scripture. Satan's old trick question, "Did God really say that?" The Liberals answer "Nuh! We can say man wrote that bit and ditch the Bible at this point."
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
"Hitchens is the second atheist, after Richard Dawkins, to laud the KJB in honor of the 400th anniversary of the translation."
These guys may be able to read the King James Bible, - But it is a pity they cannot read the Word of God therein.
They are not the elect. And along with the Liberals and Papists, in the 'churches' they do not have the Spirit to guide them into all truth.
WCF "We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the Church to an high and reverent esteem of the holy Scripture;a and the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole (which is to give all glory to God), the full discovery it makes of the only way of man's salvation, the many other incomparable excellencies, and the entire perfection thereof, are arguments whereby it doth abundantly evidence itself to be the Word of God; yet, notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth, and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy Spirit, bearing witness by and with the Word in our hearts.b"
a. 1 Tim 3:15. â€˘ b. Isa 59:21; John 16:13-14; 1 Cor 2:10-12; 1 John 2:20, 27.
"I think justice comes and judgment will happen, but I don't think that means an eternity of torment," Holtz said."
The sad thing about these Liberal attitudes to both sin and hell, is that their concept of Biblical Doctrines is that religion is all and only about be nice, be nice, be nice, oh and give to charity.
The arguement propounded here is basically Universalism with a wee bit of purgatory before you get into heaven. In other words Roman Catholic heresy. They do not believe the Bible.
Matt 25:46 And these shall go away into EVERLASTING punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
1John 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. (To whom is the promise made? And Why) AND. 1John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. (Eternal life does not even abide within them)
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of ETERNAL FIRE.
"The U.K. High Court suggested Monday that traditional Christian beliefs on sexuality are "inimical" to children."
"inimical"::- adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful even hostile
Satan has made these "wise" judges stupid!! Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools"
Their was a time when courts were respected and were respectful of Holy Law. But 2Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage."
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that THEY WHICH DO SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD."
According to the Prophecy of God the UK High Court folks are going to hell!!
"If I donâ€™t spend time with God that day, I know it. If I donâ€™t spend time with God for a couple of days, my wife begins to notice. If I donâ€™t spend time with God for about a week, everybody else notices. It comes out in my attitude because Iâ€™m sharp, Iâ€™m not loving, Iâ€™m critical, Iâ€™m impatient, I can be cranky.â€ť (Warren)
Since becoming a Christian I have prayed at least twice a day, sometimes three times. I can't imagine not doing that. Yet Mr Warren appears to have made it a regular occurence to miss an entire week??
How can you ask for your "daily" bread - weekly?
Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Jesus, Son of God, found it necessary to pray sometimes all night. - Mr Warren obviously does not see that being in touch with God is quite so necessary for him.
Luke wrote: God had tha capability of making the earth in 6 days yet making the matter on the earth "seem older" if you understand me.
"seem older" - The question is why would God do this?
God does not need to "impress" man in any way at all. To provide the earth with an "aged" appearance appears to be 'subterfuge' or even 'deception' - neither of which God does, nor needs to do with His creatures.
Whereas sin and Satan both blind man from Truth. As 'reprobate' man is a fool - see Psalm 14 and 53. Rom 1:22 states; "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" - And this when they have discarded Scripture and the Lord as God and Master.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction" Prov 1:7.
Therefore my contention is that man's science and evolutionary theory emanates from a sinful heart and thus is plain old ignorance.
"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Heb 11:3.
I remember an old missionary of Morocco, whom I spoke to many years ago, said that he and his colleagues noticed that whilst the western church was in decline - the eastern church was growing. This experience is perhaps even more observable today.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
""In North Korea, ICC said the information it had received indicated that Christians were suffering harsher penalties than most criminals and that an estimated 100,000 Christians are believed to be in labour camps where they are â€śpushed to the point of being worked to deathâ€ť.""
Satan's little servants appear to be working extra hard against the Christians in these recent times.
Curious that the Communists were atheist and yet murdered the Christians in great numbers, from a community whose only crime was to believe in what the communists were convinced didn't exist.
The muslims of course also serve Satan but with a false religion, thus he can use the muslims to murder the Christians, whilst getting the local ignorant Liberals, (such as Anglicans) - to actually believe that Islam is a nice religion.
2Thes 1:4 "So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:"
"Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment," he said.
Oh dear, I don't even believe the fairy tale about the so called Rapture, I guess that cuts me out completely.
May 21 is the end - and the next bit will begin at midnight when May 22 comes in.
May 21 prediction and Campings "cosmic calendar" are the deceptive delusions of a sad old man I'm afraid. As the Lord Himself stated, "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father." Mk 13:32. Thus if you receive the truth of Scripture then Camping, or any other mortal, cannot be accepted.
"more than half â€“ 54 percent â€“ of evangelical Protestants said yes, people of religions other than Christianity can go to heaven. Sixty-two percent of black Protestants agreed with the statement."
According to these people Christ did not need to die. They appear to be suggesting people can save themselves without a crucified Christ. Apparently God did not need to sacrifice His Son, since any religion could have done the job.
1Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US. 9 Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were RECONCILED TO GOD BY THE DEATH OF HIS SON, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
"belong to a fundamentalist Christian church that believes in the power of prayer and faith healing instead of medical care."
Prayer is not a means by which we tell God what to do.
God uses "means" one of which is in the last 150 years has been the progress of medical science to help people and even cure them in many different diseases and conditions, which before killed many. Thus God's providence works in sinful man to alleviate pain and suffering by providing him with knowledge and ability. Trying to 'tell' God what to do and when to do it is to reject God's ways and mercy which 'HE' chooses to provide among us.
James 5:16 "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
Pray yes, all the time. But the verse says nothing about the 'means' applied to facilitate the healing.
Many lie about being Christian too. Some know they lie. Some don't.
Look at this lot.... "21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matt 7.
These "leaks" sound as if they are coming from a person who is childish and supercilious. There is no point to this kind of action except to attack governments and diplomatic missions between nations. The goal of such an action to release all this is surely sensationalist and aims only to stir things up between people and nations.
"Wikileaks" should be stopped and removed from the mindless gossip mongers of this world.
One 'mindset' of the kind of people who do this sort of thing is LIBERALISM. Since Liberalism attacks all authority I would not be surprised if this guy is a Liberal. Just like the Sodomites....
Jude 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.