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Is it OK to demand God's grace?

I am a theistic skeptic, but if I have a theistic virtue I do not demand God's grace (whatever it is I expect or need from Him). Is this a virtue? Or Is this a vice?
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How do Christians who believe in exorcisms respond to skeptics demanding convincing evidence?

Fr. Carlos Martins (profile, personal YouTube channel), author of The Exorcist Files, has made the following declarations in a recent interview entitled Famous EXORCIST Reveals His Worst CASE: So in ...
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Are there prominent textual criticism books defending the faithful preservation of the gospels in modern Bibles compared to the original manuscripts?

Numerous skeptics assert that modern Bibles are the result of a succession of copies of copies of copies of copies, implying that across centuries of transcription, translation, and interpretation, or ...
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How do Christians address the "Bigfoot" analogy presented by skeptics in relation to the resurrection of Jesus?

Bigfoot was brought up by Joe Rogan during his interview with Stephen Meyer, as discussed in Paulogia's review of the interview in this video: Stephen Meyer: And then that there were reports that he ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

Notable examples include: Does God Exist? William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens - Full Debate [HD] The God Debate II: Harris vs. Craig Does Math Point to God? William Lane Craig + Graham Oppy ...
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What potential factors could explain why a truth-seeking skeptic might fail to undergo a conversion experience? [closed]

I posted a question on Philosophy Stack Exchange titled Is the Skeptic's Prayer a legitimate scientific experiment?. Please review it for contextual information. Numerous responses, predominantly from ...
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According to proponents of the Skeptic's Prayer, how much detail and specificity can be added to its conditions and expectations?

The "Skeptic's Prayer" is introduced on page 411 of Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith, by Peter Kreeft & Fr. Ronald Tacelli. The Skeptic's Prayer ...
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How do proponents of the Skeptic's Prayer counter arguments challenging its legitimacy as a scientific test?

I have previously asked two questions about the "Skeptic's Prayer": Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to ...
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How do "skeptic's prayer" advocates address the objection that the prayer is unnecessary because belief is a decision?

In my prior question, Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to answering?, several responses concurred that this form of ...
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Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to answering?

The "skeptic's prayer" was relatively recently brought to my attention by an answer to one of my questions on Philosophy Stack Exchange: More in the vein of Schellenberg's argument above, I ...
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Is there any scientific evidence for God's existence?

I became a Christian a couple of years ago and then converted to the Roman Catholic faith, but very recently I have started having doubts in my faith, especially the evidence for God, so my question ...
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Is it possible for an unbeliever who is steadfastly unconvinced or skeptical to genuinely embrace a saving faith in Christ?

I often find it helpful to illustrate my point with extreme cases. Let's examine some well-known examples of unbelievers: Graham Oppy, a distinguished atheist philosopher specializing in philosophy of ...
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Patronage of Saint Thomas the Apostle?

Is Saint Doubting Thomas the Patron Saint of any of the following: Rational Theology Science Skepticism (religious [atheism] and others) Deus Magnus Est
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