Tagged: Doug Groothuis
Doubt can be agonizing. But Douglas Groothuis, Denver Seminary, says doubt can lead to a richer, more satisfying faith when handled properly.
Jim Holt’s new book Why Does the World Exist? begins with the prologue, “Suppose there were nothing. Then there would be no laws; for laws, after all, are something. If there were no laws, then everything would be permitted. If everything were permitted, then nothing would be forbidden. So if there were nothing, nothing would be forbidden. Thus nothing is self-forbidding. Therefore, there must be something. QED.” I will focus on this brief statement…
Just as jazz musicians, apologists need to “know their charts” by having spent much “time in the woodshed.” They need master the standard apologetic arguments on the nature of truth and faith, the arguments for God’s existence, the reliability of the Bible, the deity and resurrection of Christ, the case against rival worldviews and much more.