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#1. Hell was not part of the original creation. Hell is God's fall-back position. Hell is something God was forced to make because people chose to rebel against him and turn against what was best for them and the purpose for which they were created. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#2. I've seen far too many Christians who are more than willing to travel halfway around the world to volunteer for a week in an orphanage, but who cannot bring themselves to take the personal risk of sharing Jesus with the co-worker who sits day after day in the cubicle right next to them. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#3. No cardinal or essential doctrine is altered by any textual variant that has plausibility of going back to the original. The evidence for that has not changed to this day. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#4. Intelligent design is consistent with any faith system I can think of, because most faith systems believe that there is a creator. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#5. When you are in the midst of suffering you are looking for someone to be Jesus to you. You are looking for someone to love you and help take care of you, and reach out to you. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#6. Real love - our love of God and our love of each other - must involve a choice. But with the granting of that choice comes the possibility that people would choose instead to hate. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#7. The Resurrection is the supreme vindication of Jesus' divine identity and his inspired teaching. It's the proof of his triumph over sin and death. It's the foreshadowing of the resurrection of his followers. It's the basis of Christian hope. It's the miracle of all miracles. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#8. on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#9. just about every human being can reflect on his or her past and say, 'I learned from that hardship. I didn't think I would at the time, but I'm a bigger and better person for having endured it and persevered. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#10. These are his people, this congregation of misfits, crack addicts, and drunks, the unshaven, unwashed, unemployed, and unwanted. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#11. We can never sink so far that God's grace will not reach us. At the same time, grace does not leave us there. It raises us to new heights. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#12. If Jesus is the Son of God, his teachings are more than just good ideas from a wise teacher; they are divine insights on which I can confidently build my life. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#13. God is the God of do-overs, and that should give us great hope. We really can be absolved of our past. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#14. Nobody is beyond the reach of the Gospel. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#15. Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#16. Faith is taking a step in the same direction that the evidence is pointing. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#17. Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, and bitterness is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it. Bitterness sentences you to relive the hurt over and over. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#18. Virtually every scientist now concedes that universe and time itself had beginning. So, whatever begins to exist has a cause. The universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe must have had a cause. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#19. I am primarily a writer of books, and I enjoy that. But I come to realize that a lot of people prefer a visual medium. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#20. The universe is a soul making machine, and part of that process is learning, maturing, and growing through difficult and challenging and painful experiences. The point of our lives in this world isn't comfort, but training and preparation for eternity. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#21. the scientific data point powerfully toward the existence of a Creator and that the historical evidence for the resurrection establishes convincingly that Jesus is divine. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#22. God didn't let Job suffer because he lacked love, but because he did love, in order to bring Job to the point of encountering God face to face, which is humanity's supreme happiness. Job's suffering hollowed out a big space in him so that God and joy could fill it. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#23. It is very difficult to give a 15 second sound bite on why there is pain and suffering in this world and not have it come off as being flippant or surface level or superficial. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#24. reporting of matters that were far more important, not only to him but to others as well?"2 Matters, for example, such as the resurrection of Jesus, which Luke says was firmly established by "many convincing proofs" (Acts 1:3). Are you as intrigued as I was by what - Author: Lee Strobel
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#25. Only by facing my sin could God use it to change me for the better. The Bible warns that God's discipline isn't pleasant, but in the end the changes God produces in our character are worth it. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#26. How we face death tells us a lot about how we'll face life. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#27. Anchoring our hope to Christ means we live with a confident expectation that he will therefore fulfill his promises to us. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#28. Learning about the intellectual basis for Christianity bolsters the faith of Christians-espe cially those who may be experiencing doubts-and prepares them to share Christ with others. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#29. Few things accelerate the peace process as much as humbly admitting our own wrongdoing and asking forgiveness. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#30. Christians can have doubts and they can have questions, and the unhealthy way to deal with that is to keep them inside where they fester and grow and can undermine our faith. The healthy way to deal with it is to talk about it and be honest about it. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#31. It was the evidence from science and history that prompted me to abandon my atheism and become a Christian. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#32. I think it's very healthy to use journalistic and legal techniques to investigate the evidence for and against Christianity and other faith systems. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#33. If life can emerge just from naturalistic circumstances, then God is out of a job. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#34. Even to someone as notorious as Madonna, I think Jesus would say, 'I'll help you experience the fulfillment that has eluded you despite your struggle to find it. I'll help heal whatever's driving you to affirm your self-worth in self-defeating ways. But I can only help you if you let me. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#35. It's hard to think seriously about grace until you understand that you've failed morally and will someday stand accountable before a holy God. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#36. Paul himself says that he was converted to a follower of Jesus because he had personally encountered the resurrected Jesus.12 So we have Jesus' resurrection attested by friend and foe alike, which is very significant. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#37. In a world where spiritual confusion is increasing, GodQuest helps bring clarity and conviction. This is a terrific resource for developing a solid foundation for faith. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#38. Christian faith is not an irrational leap.Examined objectively, the claims of the Bible are rational propositions well supported by reason and evidence. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#39. Satan greets people in hell by saying: "You'll find that there's no right or wrong here - just what works for you. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#40. Pain and suffering are frequently the means by which we become motivated to finally surrender to God and to seek the cure of Christ. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#41. Human beings can build airplanes, but they can't build a human being like you. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#42. if the gospels had been identical to each other, word for word, this would have raised charges that the authors had conspired among themselves to coordinate their stories in advance, and that would have cast doubt on them. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#43. believe in Jesus on the basis of the historical evidence, but my relationship with Jesus goes way beyond the evidence. I have to put my trust in him and walk with him on a daily basis. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#44. If every birth is a rebirth, and if every life pays for the previous life, then what were you paying for in your first birth? You - Author: Lee Strobel
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#45. The point of our lives in this world isn't comfort, but training and preparation for eternity. Scripture tells us that even Jesus 'learned obedience through suffering14 - and if that was true for him, why wouldn't it be even more true for us? - Author: Lee Strobel
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#46. we can't be filled with the power of God until we let go of the false pretense that we can get by on our own. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#47. Christianity is a very historical religion - it makes specific claims that are open to testing. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#48. I do know plenty of atheists, agnostics and skeptics who have become Christians through the years. In fact, several of my friends were once strong atheists but are now committed followers of Jesus. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#49. When the Bible says God loves the world, it doesn't footnote any exceptions. God's grace is inexhaustible. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#50. That is the joyful task of every follower of Jesus. Someday may it be written about me on my tombstone: He was so amazed by God's grace that he couldn't keep it to himself. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#51. The Jews proposed the ridiculous story that the guards had fallen asleep. Obviously, they were grasping at straws. But the point is this: they started with the assumption that the tomb was vacant! Why? Because they knew it was! - Author: Lee Strobel
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#52. There is no way you can harmonize neo-Darwinism and Christianity. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#53. The source of evil is not God's power but mankind's freedom. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#54. Craig summarized his next point succinctly at the outset: "A third factor pointing toward God is the existence of objective moral values in the universe. If God does not exist, then objective moral values do not exist. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#55. Apologetics has an important place in the local church as we seek to influence our communities for Christ in an increasingly skeptical culture. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#56. it's at least possible that God is wise enough to foresee that we need some pain for reasons which we may not understand but which he foresees as being necessary to some eventual good. Therefore, he's not being evil by allowing that pain to exist. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#57. The idea that Jesus never really died on the cross can be found in the Koran, which was written in the seventh century--in fact, Ahmadiyya Muslims contend that Jesus actually fled to India. To this day there's a shrine that supposedly marks his real burial place in Srinagar, Kashmir. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#58. All we needed when we first came to Jesus was his grace, and grace is all we need to grow in Christ. Grace liberates us. Our tendency toward performance imprisons us. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#59. A lot of people don't give much thought to what they believe, and it's easy for them to hold what often are two conflicting ideas in their head at the same time. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#60. Christianity is different, first, because of grace; second, because it's testable; and third, because it paints a picture that matches the way the world is, in a way that other religions don't. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#61. I went to a psychologist friend and said if 500 people claimed to see Jesus after he died, it was just a hallucination. He said hallucinations are an individual event. If 500 people have the same hallucination, that's a bigger miracle than the resurrection. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#62. All Christians should be able to articulate reasons why they believe what they believe - not just for the sake of our spiritually confused friends, but also so that we ourselves will have a deeper and more confident faith. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#63. Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#64. But C. S. Lewis made the point that we hate sin but love the sinner all the time - in our own lives. In other words, when we're judging ourselves, we always love the sinner despite our sin. We accept ourselves, even though we might not always like our behavior. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#65. I think people who believe that life emerged naturalistically need to have a great deal more faith than people who reasonably infer that there's an Intelligent Designer. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#66. Doubts can produce positive side-effects - if you work toward resolving them. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#67. If you define evolution as merely meaning change over time, then I don't see any problem with a person being a Christian and believing in evolution. But that's not how textbooks define evolution. They define evolution as being random and undirected without plan or purpose. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#68. while grace sets apart Christianity, so does truth. Jesus was filled with grace and truth, and in Christianity you can know the truth, not just through some sort of spiritual experience, but also through careful investigation. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#69. I'm noticing an exciting trend around the country: a resurgence of interest in Christian apologetics (the defense of the faith). This is a reaction to the current attacks on the essentials of Christianity that are coming from militant atheists, radical professors, and Internet gadflies. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#70. [Hope is] the unswerving belief that better days are ahead, probably in this world and most certainly in the next. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#71. I'm all for lifestyle evangelism, but I'm also in favor of intentionality, where we seek out opportunities for spiritual conversations and are equipped to explain the gospel and why we believe it. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#72. Science itself is steadily nailing the lid on atheism's coffin. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#73. You can invoke neither time nor space nor matter not energy nor the laws of nature to explain the origin of the universe. General relativity points to the need for a cause that transcends those domains. ~Stephen C. Meyer, PHD~ - Author: Lee Strobel
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#74. Through doubt we can learn more than through naive trust, - Author: Lee Strobel
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#75. There are Eastern religions that deny the reality of pain and suffering. They just try to wipe it away by saying it's all an illusion. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#76. I certainly believe that God did create the world, yeah, absolutely I believe that. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#77. The Internet has helped atheists and agnostics coalesce as never before. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#78. Any good scientist will tell you there is one important rule: follow the evidence wherever it leads you...Good science is objective - that means it looks only at the evidence, even if the evidence points to something we don't want to believe. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#79. Physicist Paul Davies 1 Would - Author: Lee Strobel
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#80. Mother Teresa used the analogy of electricity: "The wire is you and me; the current is God," she said. "We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, and produce the light of the world - Jesus. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#81. If I had stopped asking questions, that's where I would have remained. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#82. Biblical hope is the confident expectation that God is willing and able to fulfill the promises he has made to those who trust in him. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#83. Courage would be impossible in a world without pain. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#84. Faith is only as good as the one in whom it's invested. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#85. He's firmly, irrevocably, unambiguously convinced that you're somebody worth dying for. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#86. If your friend is sick and dying, the most important thing he wants is not an explanation; he wants you to sit with him. He's terrified of being alone more than anything else. So, God has not left us alone. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#87. Wishful thinking doesn't change reality. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#88. My worldview, my philosophy, my attitudes, my relationships, my parenting, my marriage - everything has been transformed by my relationship with Christ. - Author: Lee Strobel
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#89. Godly teachers encourage questions; those who demand unthinking agreement have something to hide. - Author: Lee Strobel
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