Skeptic Recommendations

I wanted to share my personnel recommendations for believers and non-believers to better familiarize themselves with skeptic arguments. I had heard it said and I agree “that no one can truly say that they sincerely believe what they believe, whether it be religious or political views, unless at some time in their life, they have seriously questioned or doubted it at some point.” (Credit Sheldon Cooper’s blog 10/13) Otherwise, it’s just what they believe because that’s the way they were raised, or that’s the way they always have viewed the world. It can’t truly be their beliefs, a powerful representation of who they are, unless they have explored it, questioned it, and come to their own conclusions.

Many believers think they have studied and tested their faith by learning apologetic arguments but how much time will they give to listen to counter-arguments with an open mind? I hope you will check these podcasts, videos and more out to genuinely hear the other arguments proposed and to maybe learn more about the agnostic or skeptics you may know in your circle of friends. f you are already deconverted or skeptic I hope you enjoy the referrals.

The Argument of Divine Hiddenness
Matt Dillahunty at Baylor University

JL Schellenburg on Divine Hiddenness logical conclusions

Fear of Hell?
Matt Dillahunty at Baylor University

Youtuber “43 Alley” Realizing Hell Does Not Exist

Old Testament
Christianity came out of the Old Testament. Many Christians claim we are not under the law of the Old Testament laws any longer because of Paul’s writings. However when Jesus had a chance to speak on the issue he did.

Jesus:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 5:17-20, ESV)

Paul:
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man…” (Eph. 2:13-15, ESV)

Matt Dillahunty discusses common response “But that’s the Old Testament…”

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