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An Almighty Predicament: A Discourse on the Arguments For and Against Christianity

An Almighty Predicament: A Discourse on the Arguments For and Against Christianity

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An Almighty Predicament: A Discourse on the Arguments For and Against Christianity

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49 pages
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Aug 1, 2019
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9781999369378
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An Almighty Predicament is the perfect book for deep thinking people who are trying to decide whether or not they should commit to Christianity.

 

Christians will tell you that there is only one way to have peace with God — a relationship with Jesus Christ. But for many people, the Christian worldview is not intellectually satisfying, as there are so many aspects of Christian doctrine that don't seem to make sense.

 

In this 70 page essay by philosopher and author Steven Colborne, the arguments for and against Christianity are weighed up and scrutinised, with passages of Scripture cited and personal testimony expounded. At the heart of the essay is the free will problem, which for Colborne is the make-or-break issue when it comes to deciding whether or not one should accept the Christian worldview.

 

Written from an agnostic viewpoint, An Almighty Predicament examines the Christian worldview respectfully and with an open mind. After reading all of Colborne's arguments on both sides of the debate, readers will feel better equipped to make a decision about Christianity for themselves.

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An Almighty Predicament - Steven Colborne

An Almighty Predicament

AN ALMIGHTY PREDICAMENT

A DISCOURSE ON THE ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST CHRISTIANITY

STEVEN COLBORNE

Tealight Books

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TEALIGHT BOOKS

London, England

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An Almighty Predicament

Copyright © Steven Colborne 2019


This essay was originally published in September 2017. This version contains some minor edits but is essentially the same.


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No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the author, except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.


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978-1-9993693-5-4 (Paperback)

978-1-9993693-6-1 (Kindle)

978-1-9993693-7-8 (EPUB)

This publication is dedicated to the memory of my late aunt, Jane Colborne, who was a wonderful person and whose generosity continues to impact my life. Sorry you had to go through so many struggles, Auntie Jane. I hope you are now resting in peace.

CONTENTS

Foreword

Introduction

I. PROBLEMS WITH CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

1. Introduction

2. An Eternal Trinity

3. Theism and the Incarnation

4. Human Beings Have Free Will

5. We are Sinners who Need to Repent

6. We all Deserve Punishment in Hell

7. God is not Responsible for so-called 'Evil'

8. The Devil is in Rebellion Against God

9. Christianity is the Only True Religion

II. IN DEFENCE OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

10. Introduction

11. The Bible is the Word of God

12. Instruction Concerning Wisdom

13. A Purpose and a Hope

14. The Divinity of Christ

15. Human Beings need Morality

16. God our Healer

17. Casting out Demons

Closing Remarks

Afterword

About the Author

Web Links

Also by Steven Colborne

FOREWORD

This is an essay that I hope will appeal to truth-seekers everywhere who like to think deeply about the major questions of philosophy and theology. I hope that it will shed light on some of the struggles that Christians encounter as they seek to reconcile a passion for the gospel with intellectual curiosity.

There are certain areas of Christian doctrine that I have found very difficult to understand and therefore to accept and believe. In recent years, however, I have strived to humble myself in relation to God's Word, accepting it as truth, and suppressing the confusion that I have felt concerning various areas of Christian theology. You could say I have chosen faith over reason. But as I have done so my mind has been restless, sometimes to the point

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