The philosopher and theologian, Dr. Alvin Plantinga, argued to God using modal logic. He claimed that there must be a “greatest possible being”. This being must exist – but does it exist in our universe? Dr. Fernandes breaks down the argument in a way the lay person can understand.
In a short rant, Dr. Phil Fernandes confronts the so-called “new tolerance” – known in other circles as political correctness or social justice. According to Dr. Fernandes, this new tolerance is, in fact, not tolerant at all.
This means that the beliefs of Christians are often the target of those who hold these beliefs. Only one way to heaven? Intolerant! The Bible says to follow the laws? Hateful! Respect law enforcement? Racist!
The vast majority of Biblical scholars have concluded that the Apostles at least thought they had seen the risen Jesus. Some believe their account while others offer arguments against the miraculous resurrection of Jesus.
In this episode, Dr. Fernandes offers a good selection of arguments for the resurrection. These arguments aren’t complex and are meant to be used by the layman to defend the miracle of Christ rising from the dead.
How do we define “human life”? When does life begin and how do we know? For centuries, philosophers and ethicists have wrestled with these huge and imposing questions. Even today, with abortion being legal, the argument continues.
In this video, Dr Fernandes offers the Christian perspective on abortion, when life begins, and what it a human is.
The great Christian philosopher and theologian, Thomas Aquinas, offered 5 arguments for the existence of God. The third argument begins with a fundamental question: If everything has the possibility of both existing and not existing, if we are given enough time, wouldn’t everything eventually cease to exist? If the past is eternal, why are we still here?
Listen as Dr. Fernandes explains the argument and what it means for the case of God’s existence.
According to the first law of thermodynamics, there is a finite amount of usable energy in any closed system – like the universe. A closed system will go from order to disorder as the amount of energy is reduced. Thus the theorized heat-death of the universe.
Dr. Fernandes uses and defends an ancient argument for the existence of God based on this modern idea. If there is an orderly universe, there must be a cause of the order.
Are there aliens out there? We see them on TV and in the movies. We imagine them through cartoons and video games in every shape, size, and color. What does the Bible say?
In truth, the Bible doesn’t concern itself with whether there is life other places in the universe. We know there are spiritual beings who sometimes masquerade as aliens, but is there actual life out there – and what would that mean? Dr. Fernandes confronts these questions.
We would all agree that morals exist. Even those who deny moral value live as if they’re real. Do you know anyone who won’t complain if they’re stuff gets stolen? So how do we make a case for the existence of God using the morals that we live by and from our daily experience.
Dr. Fernandes starts from the premise that we live as if morals exist and following the logic to God.
Since God doesn’t just show up on mountain tops and say, “Here I am! Believe in me!”, there are people in the world who have never heard of Jesus or the gospel. How will God judge them?
The scriptures give us a clear picture of how this works and what God expects from people, even those who have never heard his name. So listen as Dr. Fernandes explains what the scriptures have to say on this topic.
There are people today who would argue that all religions lead to God. Many eastern religious are certainly compatible with such a view.
For example, most Hindu’s would argue this point. Hinduism offers numerous gods and deities to choose from when it comes to devotion. One might ask, “Who are you to say one is better than the other?”
Some western Buddhists would also argue this point – the Buddha himself being agnostic. So, some might say, everyone seeking after the divine will find the it.
Lastly, in our modern world, many people claim to be “spiritual” but not religious. This often results in a return to ancient pagan thought forms where everyone had their own household idols.
What is the truth?