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What About Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?

Christianity claims that Jesus is the only way to heaven (eg. John 14:6, Acts 4:12). But a great number of people have never heard the gospel. How can a good God send people to hell just because they never heard of Jesus? How about infants? Does the Bible really teach that those who have never heard the gospel are doomed to hell?


06 November 2019

8pm - 9.30pm

Graduate Christian Fellowship Conference Room

420 North Bridge Road 05-04

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Most Christians don't come to believe in God because of arguments or evidences. Most of them don't even know what apologetics is! Some issues arise out of this. First, do such Christians believe blindly? Are they irrational and unjustified in their belief? Second, since so many people become Christians without apologetics, what role does apologetics play? In this session, I shed some light on how Christians typically form beliefs and it's implications for apologetics.

How do you tell others why they should be a Christian? In this talk, we have Terrence (who is pursuing a Masters in Apologetics at Biola University) to share why one should be a Christian. His approach will cover truth, sin, and how Jesus is the answer.

In this session, we will explore Jesus’ cry of dereliction. While Jesus was on the cross, He cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Many interpret this passage as saying that God had abandoned Jesus and the Trinity was broken. This leads to various questions: How can Jesus be God if He was God-forsaken? How can there be brokenness within the Trinity? Will God also turn away from us and abandon us when we sin?

While Christianity rests centrally on the miracle of Jesus' resurrection, many sceptics reject the idea that miracles can happen altogether. This session will look at why and how we can identify that a miracle has happened.

Does science disprove Christianity? How should Christians deal with evidence regarding the Big Bang, an old earth, and evolution? In this session, we will cover an overview of the issues and various Christian responses.

One of the most common objections to Christianity is the problem of evil. If God is all-good, all-powerful and all-knowing, why is there evil in the world? One common answer Christians have given is “because God gives us free will.” In this session, we are going to look deeper into this particular answer and some problems it faces. For example, if the freedom to do evil is good, then why does God lack it?

Resources


What is the Christian Message?



Ever wondered what do Christians believe? This video summarises what Christians call the gospel (the good news).


Why did the Universe Begin?



Learn more about the philosophical and scientific evidence behind the universe coming into existence, and how these support the existence of God.


Why is the universe fine-tuned for life?



Learn more about why God is the most plausible explanation for the delicate balance of initial conditions that permitted life.


Did Jesus rise from the dead?



This short video introduces the historical case for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.