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According to Creationists, what are the strongest arguments against abiogenesis?

First off, from a Christian standpoint, the strongest argument is Genesis 1; God's inerrant and infallible Word tells us how life began: God spoke, and it was so. Most importantly, millions or ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

God tackled this argument head on by inspiring Solomon to write the book of Ecclesiastes. "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!" It demolishes many sources of meaning that people turn to which ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

I think you have rebutted the argument quite nicely in the body of your question but I will add a little to back up what you've said: but we have to take into consideration that we, humans, tend to ...
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According to Creationists, what are the strongest arguments against abiogenesis?

Evolution cannot start until there exists a chemical structure which can replicate itself. And this supposed replicating structure must be in some sense a step towards the DNA structures that all ...
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According to Creationists, what are the strongest arguments against abiogenesis?

I'll offer 3 critiques 1. A leap of faith too far For purposes of this post I'll use as a working definition of faith the one proposed by @curiousdannii - reliance on something because of its past ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

I would suggest rebutting the argument by turning it on its head: Giving one's life meaning is a perfectly legitimate reason to choose to believe in God. Indeed, the first great Existentialist ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

This argument is a classic example of a logical fallacy known as Bulverism (or "circumstantial ad hominem"). Quite simply, the argument has no relevance whatsoever to the question of God's ...
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Immediate life after death in Christ?

There is immediate life after death. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). The saints who have died in the Lord are already in heaven. They are, however, in an ...
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I feel really guilty killing insects, even though it isn’t a sin

Your feeling of guilt about even unintentionally killing insects has got nothing to do with Catholicism, but has much in common with Jainism, Buddhism, and religions that believe in reincarnation. ...
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I feel really guilty killing insects, even though it isn’t a sin

Taken to an extreme, each time you inhale, lots of micro-organisms in the air die in your lungs. If you know that killing insects is not a sin in the Bible but it feels like a sin to you this must ...
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Is it odd that there is only one sentence about the death of David?

2 Samuel 23 begins with David's last words : The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.3The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be ...
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Immediate life after death in Christ?

When the believer dies his soul departs to be with Christ in heaven, but his body goes into the grave. On the day of resurrection his body and soul will be reunited to live forever in glory. The ...
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Is the will of God always fulfilled?

Ultimately, God's will shall be done totally, everywhere, by everyone, as Jesus told his followers to pray: "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

It is an indisputable fact that some people do only worship God to give their lives meaning. Their view of worship, and of God, and of meaning, and of Christianity is such that if that charge was laid ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

Some argue that our moral beliefs have been produced by evolution, and therefore we cannot have confidence in their truth1. However, this argument presupposes atheism and naturalism, and there is no ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

The challenge seems to presuppose the non-existence of God. If the purpose is to form an argument for or against the existence of God, this is improper and can only lead to circular reasoning. We can ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning? God exists. It is an objective fact with many proofs. That God created the Universe out of nothing is ...
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Is the will of God always fulfilled?

Is the will of God always fulfilled? The short answer is no. The will of God has has several meanings, and in one sense we know that God's will is not always done, simply because we do not always do ...
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Is the will of God always fulfilled?

(This answer may become off-topic pending clarification of the question) With regards to the will of God, the common view among Protestants that I have encountered, and which I also hold, is that ...
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How Are Trials Supposed to Build Faith?

How are trials suppose to build faith? No one likes trials and tribulations. But used wisely they can be used to better our Christian faith and patience. Trials are known to help build character in ...
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How Are Trials Supposed to Build Faith?

A complete answer to your question would be very long. Here are a few thoughts. James says the thing we do not want to hear: 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials ...
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Info about living in the temple quarters?

There were not many priests who lived near the temple. The majority of priests took turns serving in the temple. They were divided into 24 groups. Each group served in the temple twice a year for a ...
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What are the attributes of the `life' Jesus is referring to in Jn 5: 26 where he speaks of `life in himself' granted by the Father?

I'm not really sure what Catholic Scholars have to say but I do know what the Bible states. John 1:4 states, "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men." In other words, Jesus had ...
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