Hard Questions


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Can Christians Kill?

Scripture: None

Topic: Euthanasia > Culture

Series: Hard Questions

Can Christians Kill? James C. Denison The Most Interesting Man in the World turns out to be a 72-year-old actor named Jonathan Goldsmith. He’s a Jewish guy from the Bronx (the accent is fake). His mother was a model, his father a track coach. He’s made a career in television, usually as the guy who […]

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How Can I Know That I Am A Christian?

Scripture: None

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Hard Questions

How Can I Know That I Am A Christian? Dr. Jim Denison The most common question I have been asked in 20 years of pastoral ministry is, “How can I know that I am a Christian?” I struggled with assurance of salvation for more than a year after my own conversion. How can you know […]

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How Do We Explain The Trinity?

Scripture: None

Topic: Trinity > God

Series: Hard Questions

How do we explain the Trinity? Dr. Jim Denison Every parent dreads the question: “What is the Trinity?” How do we explain the fact that our God is three and yet one? The concept violates logic. This issue is especially relevant in these days of interaction with the Muslim world. Islamic faith is insistent on […]

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Tsunamis, Tragedy, and God

Scripture: None

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: Hard Questions

Tsunamis, tragedy, and God: Where is our Father when his children hurt? Dr. Jim Denison Why does a good God allow bad things to happen to good people? The tragedy of tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, and hurricanes are only the most recent events to call into question God’s love, his power, or both. September 11, 2001, […]

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Who Is the Holy Spirit

Scripture: None

Topic: Holy Spirit > God

Series: Hard Questions

Who is the Holy Spirit? Dr. Jim Denison The Holy Spirit is the most misunderstood member of the Trinity. Who is he? What does he do? Why does he matter so much in our lives today? I spent years in Baptist churches with no real introduction to the Holy Spirit. I don’t remember ever hearing […]

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Are There Rewards In Heaven?

Scripture: Revelation 21

Topic: Theology > Heaven

Series: Hard Questions

Are there rewards in heaven? Dr. Jim Denison The Academy Awards are presented each February. The winners each receive something called an “Oscar,” though no one knows why. One possible answer is that early on, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences librarian said the statuette represented her Uncle Oscar. An Oscar weighs 8.5 […]

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What Is Heaven Like?

Scripture: Revelation 21

Topic: Theology > Heaven

Series: Hard Questions

What is heaven like? Dr. Jim Denison When Ronald Reagan was running for Governor of California, a woman confronted him by his car one day and berated him severely. Finally she said, “I wouldn’t vote for you if you were St. Peter.” He smiled and replied, “No problem. If I were St. Peter, you wouldn’t […]

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When Will Jesus Return?

Scripture: Acts 1

Topic: Theology > Second Coming

Series: Hard Questions

When will Jesus return? Dr. Jim Denison Martin Luther thought the Pope was the Antichrist, and expected Jesus’ return during his lifetime. Christopher Columbus thought the world would end in 1656, and that his explorations would lead a Christian army in the final crusade to convert the world. Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah’s […]

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