Christianity is a crutch

Religion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiMygzdy78o&ab_channel=J.John I gave a whole series of lectures at Oxford University and after my final lecture a student comes up to me and he says “I've listened to all your lectures and I've enjoyed them but personally I believe Christianity is a crutch”. I looked at him and I thought “I hope you break your legs.” Then I said to him “If you broke both of your legs, would you appreciate the use of a wheelchair to get around?” He says “Yes, I would.” I said “If you broke one leg, would you appreciate the use of crutches to get around?” He said “Yes, I would.” I said “I'm a broken person and so are you. I've never met a person who isn't broken and I'm so pleased I can…
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If I am saved, why am I still struggling with sin?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuTPylRXKd8&t=110s&ab_channel=InspiringPhilosophy Partial transcript of the video The question I am asked most in private by my fellow Christians is how to overcome sin? How can one be more Christian in the sinning they commit daily and escape from their sinful desires so they do not anger God. I think the best thing to do is answer this in a general sense because I know plenty of people struggle with this. I want to point out that the question is misplaced. You cannot get yourself good so God will love you; you can only give yourself to God so he can make you good. You should know when you feel unworthy from sin that it is nothing out of the ordinary and you were not somehow less Christian because you sinned…
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How can I have assurance of my salvation?

Lordship salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYbtFlA2Dac&ab_channel=GotQuestionsMinistries The assurance of salvation is, simply put, knowing for sure that you are saved. Many Christians throughout history have written about their struggles in being assured of their salvation. The problem is that many followers of Jesus Christ look for the assurance of salvation in the wrong places. We tend to seek assurance of salvation in the things God is doing in our lives, in our spiritual growth, in the good works and obedience to God’s Word that is evident in our Christian walk. While these things can be evidence of salvation, they are not what we should base the assurance of our salvation on. Rather, we should find the assurance of our salvation in the objective truth of God’s Word. We should have confident trust that we are saved…
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How do Christians know that there is only one god?

God
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLpiHd5jg0E&ab_channel=SEEKComm In the previous video, we established that there has to be a God because the nature of our universe and our human predicament points to the existence of God. However, while God may exist, how do you know that he is the only one? What if he had a team where they all have equal power? For instance, maybe one God could be in charge of the skies or another could be in charge of the seas and so on and so forth. Are there multiple gods or is there only one God? That is our topic for today. How do Christians know that there is only one God? We'll be breaking this question into three sub questions.  What characteristics of the universe point to only one God? What characteristics…
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Who were the sons of God and daughters of men described in Genesis 6?

Reliability of the Bible
https://youtu.be/IJhsh3-537s “And it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born under them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were very fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose.” (Genesis 6:1-2) This “sons of God” and “daughters of men” is really something that has caused no end of discussion today. There are today a great many good men that take the position that the sons of God here are angels and may I say that I personally cannot accept that at all because if these were good angels, they would not commit this sin. And evil angels, I do not think could ever be designated “sons of God”.  Then the offspring…
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How could a loving God send bears to maul children?

God
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGBH_Qe5VAQ Atheists point out that Elijah was on his way to a certain city and a bunch of small children came out and started mocking the Prophet “Hey old bald head, why don't you go up” and the old man had a temper tantrum and he put a curse on these little kids and God decided to bring a couple of wild bears over the woods and to maul all these little kids and kill them. What a cruel God. What kind of a God would do a thing like that? The nation was in a very perilous place. They still worshiped Baal in many parts of Israel. This Prophet’s word needed to be taken dead serious because the whole nation's existence hung in the balance.  2 Kings 2:23 Then…
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Does the Bible condone rape?

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRWTKPvt6Zs Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says “If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father 50 shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” On the surface, this sounds like what God is saying is “Ladies, if you get sexually assaulted by a man, no big deal because all that guy has to do is simply pay your father off some cash and according to the law, he is obligated to marry you, he cannot divorce you for the rest of your life, which means your grand prize is that you get to spend the rest of your…
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Does the Bible condone slavery?

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twj6NioKvJU Today’s question is, “Does the Bible condone slavery?” There is a tendency to look at slavery as  something of the past. But it is estimated that there are today over 27 million people in the  world who are subject to slavery: forced labor,   sex trade, inheritable property, etc. As those  who have been redeemed from the slavery of sin,   followers of Jesus Christ should be the  foremost champions of ending human slavery   in the world today. The question arises, though,  why does the Bible not speak out strongly   against slavery? Why does the Bible, in fact,  seem to support the practice of human slavery? The Bible does not specifically condemn the  practice of slavery. It gives instructions   on how slaves should be treated, but…
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What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Remarriage?

Relevance of the Bible
https://youtu.be/H22vKvJKvAg What does the Bible teach about this subject of divorce and remarriage? Today we are dealing with a very sensitive subject. Statistics show that over 50% of all couples will experience divorce, which means not only are they affected by it but their children are as well. While I recognize that there are a variety of different views on this subject, I want to provide a biblical yet balanced view on the subject of divorce. The first thing that I want to point out is that divorce is not the unforgivable sin. (Romans 8:1) We've taken this one sin and have shunned and shamed people and caused them to feel worse than they already do about the deep pain that is associated with divorce. We need to be about…
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How were people saved before Jesus died for our sins? | How were people saved in the OT?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQUfkCm7Xqc Today’s question is, "How were people saved before Jesus died for our sins?"  Since the fall of man, the basis of salvation has always been the death of Christ. No one, either prior to the cross or since the cross, would ever be saved without that one pivotal event in the history of the world. Christ's death paid the penalty for past sins of Old Testament saints and future sins of New Testament saints.  The requirement for salvation has always been faith. The object of one's faith for salvation has always been God. The psalmist wrote, “Blessed are all who take refuge in him” (Psalm 2:12). Genesis 15:6 tells us that Abraham believed God and that was enough for God to credit it to him for righteousness (see also…
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