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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

Dillahunty's argument is self-refuting. He commits the error inherent to all forms of verificationism. A simple, jargon-free description of verificationist principles would be: "you shouldn't ...
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What are scholarly objections to the divine inspiration of the Book of Mormon?

The arguments against the authenticity and veracity of the Book of Mormon are multiple. To name a few: Convenient absence of the original 'golden plates' According to Joseph Smith the golden plates ...
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What are scholarly objections to the divine inspiration of the Book of Mormon?

Reformed Egyptian and archeology Only a select few ever claimed to have seen the golden plates Smith said contained the records of the Book of Mormon. The plates were said to have been written in ...
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What are scholarly objections to the divine inspiration of the Book of Mormon?

Why should we believe Mormonism's one and only source? The content of the Bible enjoys the benefit of what historians call "multiple independent attestation." that is, the events, people and ...
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Can faith be based on hope rather than belief or intellectual assent?

Christian faith is not based on wishful thinking: "Oh, I hope I get to heaven." Christian faith is not based on belief in a religious system: "Oh, by performing all those rituals and ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

I'd suppose that the same arguments regarding existence might be made about Confucious, Plato, Melchizedek, Nero, and other historical figures. But what are counter arguments? You might look for ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

Apart from the point about the argument being self-refuting from another answer, this argument proves too much. By the author's logic, the claim that George Washington used to be President of the ...
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What is an overview of Christian epistemological views on scientific skepticism and the epistemic value of eyewitness testimony?

I'll offer a perspective that is compatible with many Christian denominations, though I would not claim it is representative of what all Christians believe. Respect for skepticism I have some ...
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Do any Christian groups or denominations teach reliable methods for scientifically minded individuals to seek and find God?

The "proof" of God's existence is that anything exists at all. I understand that there are many refutations of the ontological argument and that this will not satisfy the purely scientific ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

It seems that a main point of the question is, as the OP commented, "Atheists are not noticing it. I'm interested in the mechanisms that, according to Christianity, Satan is using behind the ...
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Is there a name for a category of Christians who lack a doctrinal position in the debate about God's nature?

Christians have been around for 2000 years. We would think surely there is already a label out there that answers your question? Short answer: Deist is the closest, with Thomas Jefferson as a famous ...
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What are the most common reasons that cause Christians to deconvert to atheism/agnosticism?

What's wrong? What are the most common reasons that cause Christians to lose their faith and turn to atheism, agnosticism or skepticism? Well... it's hard to arrive at a factual answer. The only ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

Centuries ago people argued about whether the parallel line postulate (parallel lines never meet) could be proved using the other axioms of geometry. It was finally proven that you cannot. If you ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

Insufficient Authority This answer sheds light on the question: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5558/in-the-time-of-jesus-were-the-jewish-authorities-allowed-to-execute The Jews were ...
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How can we be sure our specific Christian confession is true, when every other Christian group claims that it's not?

Very simply put, your assumption here is wrong: ... founded by Jesus Christ, and outside of which there is no salvation. Similarly numerous Protestant groups claim that if you don't adhere to ...
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What are the most challenging objections to the divine inspiration of the Bible?

"What are the most challenging objections . . . ? " After over half a century of reading and studying and meditating on the holy scriptures (Genesis to Revelation, 66 books, TR/KJV/YLT/EGNT)...
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According to Catholics & Protestants, do good people from other religions go to heaven as well? If they do, what's the point in being a Christian?

Short answer for your updated question from the Inclusivism view What's the inclusivism view? From the book mentioned below: The wideness of God's love and mercy toward sinners is utterly amazing—...
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If Joseph Smith "inaccurately" translated Egyptian hieroglyphs in his Book of Abraham, does this cast doubt on his translation, the Book of Mormon?

Shamelessly copying from this answer: Modern analysis of fragments of papyri believed to be those which Smith had in possession shows that they portray a standard Egyptian burial, as such scholars ...
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How do continuationists respond to Justin Peters' challenge to modern charismatic prophets?

A comparable challenge was issued to Jesus by the scribes & Pharisees: 38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he ...
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What is an overview of Christian epistemological views on scientific skepticism and the epistemic value of eyewitness testimony?

The traditional Christian worldview is that of holding to an open epistemology. A classical example would be that of C.S. Lewis and what he wrote on the subject of miracles. C.S. Lewis urges in his ...
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How can non-believers, who cannot perceive nor understand the things of the Spirit, overcome their spiritual blindness?

The first step in true religion is that required by John the Baptist - he that hath two coats, give to him that hath none and likewise with meat, Luke 3:11. If one does not love one's neighbour whom ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it—your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil. - Genesis 3:5 YLT Satan successfully deceived Eve and by that act ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

This answer is rather similar to Mike Borden's, especially in its conclusion that Humanity is already predisposed to reject God[,] whether [it] manifests it's condition through atheism, false worship,...
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Why would Zachariah doubt Angel Gabriel?

Zechariah had a number of precedents which would have been an example to him. Firstly, Abraham had been visited by three 'men' and the narrative is written in a mysterious way, indicating the nature ...
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How can we be sure our specific Christian confession is true, when every other Christian group claims that it's not?

All forms of Christianity have to, at some point, base their beliefs in the Bible. If the Bible isn't true, then why are you bothering with any of its tenets, etc? And my problem is this: why must I ...
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How can we be sure our specific Christian confession is true, when every other Christian group claims that it's not?

There is a core set of beliefs that all branches of Christianity hold in common - such as Jesus being both God and man, dying on the cross for us, rising from the dead, and one day returning to end ...
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Was there an official Church of England response to the 2002 survey of clergy beliefs?

The survey in question was commissioned by a group called "Cost of Conscience". This is, or was, a group within the Church of England which was originally opposed to the ordination of women priests, ...
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What are scholarly books for and against the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus?

The best scholarly book to consult on whether Jesus was raised from the dead or not, would be one written by eyewitnesses to his resurrection, also explaining from their pens how they refuted the ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more [John 14:19 KJV] Deliberately, Jesus of Nazareth, risen from the dead and thus 'declared to be the Son of God' (as preached, first, by Paul the ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

Peter Stoner, Chairman of the Departments of Mathematics and Astronomy at Pasadena College, was passionate about biblical prophecies. With 600 students from the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, ...
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