Does God Use Hell to Coerce People to Do What He Wants?

Does God Use Hell to Coerce People to Do What He Wants?

Some time ago I interacted with a skeptic named Brian. Brian wasn’t sold on the biblical notion of free will, so I was trying to explain to him that God desires relationship with humans so he refused to make us robots. Instead, he gave us the ability to reject him. A...
Why Does God Remain Hidden from Seemingly Genuine Seekers?

Why Does God Remain Hidden from Seemingly Genuine Seekers?

The Bible indicates that everyone who seeks God finds him (Deut. 4:29; 1 Chron. 28:9; Psalm 9:10; Jer. 29:13; Matt. 7:7; Heb. 11:6, for example). But sometimes people who seem like genuine seekers simply don't find God. I personally know many skeptics that claim to...
Why Wasn’t God More Concerned about Slavery in the Old Testament?

Why Wasn’t God More Concerned about Slavery in the Old Testament?

Skeptics often ask me why God wasn’t more concerned about slavery in the Old Testament. They suggest that God should have been a stronger advocate for freedom. The fact that he wasn't supposedly shows a) God is immoral or unfair and/or b) There is a disunity between...