Session 4: Who is Jesus…God or Fraud? Topics: Do we have historically reliable information on Jesus? Was Jesus a lunatic, liar, or who He claimed to be? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Or were his disciples deceived or deceivers? If God became a man, what would that look like?
If God wrote a book, what characteristics would it have? Reliable guide to history, fulfilled prophecies, accurate insight into life, unified themes, enduring, and life changing power? The Bible fits each of these descriptions. In this podcast I look at evidence for the divine inspiration of the Bible, and how to use your hand to remember seven categories of evidence (credit to Greg Koukl for the original idea). I also briefly examine if we have accurate copies of the original texts or if thousands of years of copying by hand distorted the text.
I look at some evidence for the existence of God, but also tackle some of the emotional arguments that are used to deny God's existence.
The next 9 podcasts are a series of talks I gave at a Teen Camp in the States in 2015. This first one examines the issues of truth and beliefs. Why should we believe anything? Is religion a private matter that may be true for you but not for me? These are critical issues that will determine your destiny.
Topics: Why evangelize? How does the Bible tell us to witness? The emptiness of those who are outside of Christ. How does God see the non-believer?
Topics: New techniques that are guaranteed to make scripture memory easier, and help with longer retention.
Topics: My personal journey with doubt and the truths that strengthened my faith.
Topics: What is a worldview? Objective Truth vs. Subjective Truth. Worldview and Evangelism. False Worldviews. Strategies for discerning and exposing a false worldview.