Did Jesus Really Exist?

From the “Speaking Truth in Love 2017” conference, Dr. Phil Fernandes first defines and then refutes the “Jesus Myth” hypothesis. He shows how both skeptics and believers who understand the world of the first century find the idea of a real, historical Jesus the best explanation of the available evidence. In addition, Dr. Fernandes examines some of the theories used by popular level proponents of the Jesus myth hypothesis.

The Phil Fernandes Show – Episode 10 – Argument From Modal Logic

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.

Phil Fernandes Show – Episode 9 – The New Tolerance

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!

Phil Fernandes Show – Episode 8 – Evidence for Jesus Resurrection

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.

 

Phil Fernandes Show – Episode 7 – Why are We Opposed to Abortion

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.

 

Phil Fernandes Show – Episode 6 – Argument From Existential Reality

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.

 

Phil Fernandes Show – Episode 5 – The Kalaam Cosmological Argument

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.

 

Phil Fernandes Show – Episode 4 – Is There Life on Other Planets

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.