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#1. THE KALAM COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT: A SIMPLE FORMULATION - Author: William Lane Craig
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#2. The mere possibility provides no warrant for denying what I clearly grasp. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#3. For the assertion that "There is no God" is just as much a claim to knowledge as is the assertion that "There is a God." Therefore, the former assertion requires justification just as the latter does. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#4. I am not offering God as a theory to compete with scientific theories about the universe. Rather I am saying that those self-contained, secular theories provide evidence for theologically neutral premises in philosophical arguments leading to a conclusion that has theistic significance. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#5. Even if the disciples had believed in the resurrection of Jesus, it is doubtful they would have generated any following. So long as the body was interred in the tomb, a Christian movement founded on belief in the resurrection of the dead man would have been an impossible folly. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#6. The point is that if there is no God, then objective right and wrong do not exist. As Dostoyevsky said, All things are permitted. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#7. my favorite is the cosmological argument. But cosmological and teleological arguments don't touch people where they live. The - Author: William Lane Craig
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#8. But the argument is still unsound, because the first premise is false: there are other unmentioned alternatives, for example, that Jesus as described in the gospels is a legendary figure, so that the trilemma is false as it stands. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#9. If there's a supernatural agent that is working in the natural world, then the idealized conditions described by the law are no longer in effect. The law isn't violated because the law has this implicit provision that nothing is messing around with the conditions. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#10. From earliest times men wholly ignorant of the Bible have concluded on the basis of the design in the universe that God must exist. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#11. God exists necessarily and is the explanation why anything else exists. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#12. Whereas easy appeals to mystery prematurely shut off reflection about God, rigorous and earnest effort to understand him is richly rewarded with deeper appreciation of who he is, more confidence in his reality and care, and a more intelligent and profound worship of his person. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#13. Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, which means a defense, as in a court of law. Christian apologetics involves making a case for the truth of the Christian faith. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#14. The simple fact that the Christian fellowship, founded on belief in Jesus' resurrection, came into existence and flourished in the very city where he was executed and buried is powerful evidence for the historicity of the empty tomb. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#15. Successful evangelism involves not only harvesting, but sowing and watering, too. We must never think that because a nonbeliever remained unconvinced by our case that our apologetic has failed. For one encounter is not the end of the story. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#16. Something is objective if it is independent of people's opinions. If it holds or is true independently of what anybody thinks then it is objective. It is subjective if it is dependent upon people's opinions. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#17. Thus, although arguments and evidence may be used to support the believer's faith, they are never properly the basis of that faith. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#18. Ask a physics teacher: Why do elementary particles exist? Is it impossible for them not to exist? (Be prepared for the possibility that your physics teacher doesn't want to have this conversation.) - Author: William Lane Craig
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#19. Faith is trust or commitment to what you think is true. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#20. It's the combination of improbability with an independently given pattern that discredits chance. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#21. If God is dead, then man is dead too. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#22. I am an Orangeman first and a politician and member of this parliament [Stormont] afterwards. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#23. It's no longer enough to teach our children Bible stories; they need doctrine and apologetics. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#24. More often than not, it is what you are rather than what you say that will bring an unbeliever to Christ.
This, then, is the ultimate apologetic. For the ultimate apologetic is: your life. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#25. If you're sincerely seeking God, God will make His existence evident to you. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#26. Mere duration of existence doesn't make that existence meaningful. If man and the universe could exist forever, but if there were no God, their existence would still have no ultimate significance. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#27. When you're going through hard times and God seems distant, apologetics can help you to remember that our faith is not based on emotions, but on the truth, and therefore you must hold on to it. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#28. Left to himself, natural man would never come to God. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#29. If the atheist believes that suffering is bad or ought not to be, then he's making moral judgments that are possible only if God exists. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#30. The Bible says all men are without excuse. Even those who are given no good reason to believe and many persuasive reasons to disbelieve have no excuse, because the ultimate reason they do not believe is that they have deliberately rejected God's Holy Spirit. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#31. Reason is a tool to help us better understand and defend our faith; as Anselm put it, ours is a faith that seeks understanding. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#32. The renaissance of Christian philosophy has been accompanied by a resurgence of interest in natural theology, that branch of theology that seeks to prove God's existence apart from divine revelation. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#33. Should a conflict arise between the witness of the Holy Spirit to the fundamental truth of the Christian faith and beliefs based on argument and evidence then it is the former which must take precedence over the latter. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#34. The origin of the Christian faith is therefore inexplicable unless Jesus really rose from the dead. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#35. The Christian faith does not call for us to put our minds on the shelf, to fly in the face of common sense and history, or to make a leap of faith into the dark. The rational person, fully apprised of the evidence, can confidently believe ... - Author: William Lane Craig
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#36. Christians have an unfair advantage in the marketplace of ideas: We have truth on our side! You - Author: William Lane Craig
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#37. There are various virtues of what counts as a best explanation, and I imagine familiarity is one of them. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#38. It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#39. If true love came at a price, the price would be all worth while if i was spending it on you. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#40. The person who follows the pursuit of reason unflinchingly toward its end will be atheistic or, at best, agnostic. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#41. For a universe without moral accountability and devoid of value is unimaginably terrible. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#42. Scepticism, ironically, draws its life's blood from claims to have a good deal of knowledge. For example, your friends claim to know, 'Since every possible option has not been explored, nothing can be said for certain.' That statement is itself a claim to knowledge! - Author: William Lane Craig
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#43. Richard [Carrier] takes the extremist position that Jesus of Nazareth never even existed, that there was no such person in history. This is a position that is so extreme that to call it marginal would be an understatement; it doesn't even appear on the map of contemporary New Testament scholarship. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#44. Given AC as a rival to naturalism, there is an additional burden of proof for a naturalist ontology that quantifies over sui generis emergent properties such as those constitutive of consciousness. After - Author: William Lane Craig
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#45. Popper says that the best way out of the problem of having unconscious points of view is to state clearly one's view and to recognize that there are also other points of view. - Author: William Lane Craig
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