On several occasions, I’ve heard Christians allude to this or that Christian expert who can out-argue any non-believer and their criticisms of Christianity. The underlying subtext of these claims seems to be: “You can out-argue me, but only because you’re a skilled and intelligent debater. If you get two equally intelligent and skilled debaters in a room, the Christian side will always win because it has the facts to support it.” Lee Strobel is one of those popular Christian authors that Christians point to, because he was “once a skeptical atheist” who changed his thinking once he looked into the Bible. I have a copy of Strobel’s “The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity” on my desk, and, out of curiosity, had once read roughly a third of the book before getting tired of reading his bad arguments. Want to hear his arguments? I thought I’d take you through them (along with my commentary):
Objection #2: Since miracles contradict science, they cannot be true
Chapter 5: It’s Offensive to Claim Jesus is the Only Way to God
Chapter 6: “A Loving God would Never Torture People in Hell”
Part 2: How Can God Send Children to Hell? Why Does Everyone Suffer the Same in Hell? Why are People Punished Infinitely for Finite Crimes? Couldn’t God Force Everyone to Go to Heaven?
Part 3: Why Doesn’t God Just Snuff People Out? How Can Hell Exists Alongside Heaven?
Part 4: Why Didn’t God Create Only Those He Knew Would Follow Him? Why Doesn’t God Give People a Second Chance? Isn’t Reincarnation More Rational Than Hell?