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f God is real and Christianity is true, then they should conform to objective logic and reason. That is the premise of the Faith By Reason blog, which has been systematically examining Christian Philosophy since 2010. The Faith By Reason podcast is an extension of the blog, providing additional exposition and analysis (as well as my snide sense of humor). Nothing is taken for granted, no topic is too "sacred" to examine, and no question is off limits. Get ready for an adventure! www.faithbyreason.net

f God is real and Christianity is true, then they should conform to objective logic and reason. That is the premise of the Faith By Reason blog, which has been systematically examining Christian Philosophy since 2010. The Faith By Reason podcast is an extension of the blog, providing additional exposition and analysis (as well as my snide sense of humor). Nothing is taken for granted, no topic is too "sacred" to examine, and no question is off limits. Get ready for an adventure! www.faithbyreason.net
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f God is real and Christianity is true, then they should conform to objective logic and reason. That is the premise of the Faith By Reason blog, which has been systematically examining Christian Philosophy since 2010. The Faith By Reason podcast is an extension of the blog, providing additional exposition and analysis (as well as my snide sense of humor). Nothing is taken for granted, no topic is too "sacred" to examine, and no question is off limits. Get ready for an adventure! www.faithbyreason.net

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Evil Angels – Rulers, Powers, and False Gods: FBR Podcast #50

11/2/2018
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Evil Angels (or Fallen Angels) influence our lives and the world around us. They wage an unseen war with the Holy Angels of God in the unseen realm. The evil angels oppose the will and plan of God, while the Holy Angles fight to carry out His will and minister to us. But we are not just bystanders in this conflict. Our prayers and obedience empower the Holy Angels, while our pride, false worship, and indifference can shift the battle in the favor of the evil angels. We'll discuss these...

Duration:00:47:38

What are Demons and Fallen Angels? FBR Podcast #49

10/11/2018
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What are Demons and Fallen Angels? Are they two terms for the same spiritual entities, or are they distinct creatures, differing greatly in power, position, and origin? The Bible makes it clear that demons and fallen angels are NOT the same. But what are they, and how do they interact with Satan? I discuss this in this week's podcast: Related links: Giving the Devil his Due (blog post) Angels and Demons (blog post) The Supernatural Worldview (podcast) Ranks of Fallen Angels Demons...

Duration:00:33:00

Satan: god of Death – FBR Podcast #48

10/2/2018
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Satan is the god of Death. Part of the curse God pronounced on Satan in Genesis 3 was that "dust would be his food". We know from earlier in that passage, that "dust" denoted the physical death of men. Thus Satan was cursed to desire and "hunger" for man's death, while ALSO desiring man's worship! This contradiction in desire resulted in Satan's insanely twisted love/hate relationship with humanity. He is the god of Death because he wants to destroy us, but since he wants to be like God,...

Duration:00:36:19

What Was Satan Like Before the Fall? FBR Podcast #47

8/30/2018
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What was Satan like before he fell from grace? Of course, we currently know him as the Enemy and the adversary of God’s plan, but was he created that way? It would be illogical and contradictory for God to create someone to thwart him, and the Bible makes it clear that Satan was originally a good Angel who bore the title of “Lucifer” – the light bearer. But what was Lucifer like? And why did he abandon his angelic station to become the evil entity we call Satan? We’ll examine these...

Duration:00:35:59

Is Satan Real? Spiritual Warfare Part 1 – FBR Podcast #46

8/8/2018
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Is Satan Real? This is actually a pertinent question in Christian philosophy because it remains somewhat controversial. The secular world believes the idea of "Satan" constitutes a fake "boogeyman" that Christians made up to excuse their bad behavior and account for the existence of pain and conflict in their theology. Even some Christian theologians dismiss the idea of a personal "Devil", seeing Satan as more of a general description of evil. But the Bible makes it clear that there is a...

Duration:00:33:37

Pharoah’s Hardened Heart, and the “gods” of Egypt – FBR Podcast #45

7/12/2018
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Pharoah's heart was hardened by God so the He could perform the signs and wonders of the 10 Plagues on the Egyptians. On the surface, this seems unfair. Did God take away Pharaoh's free will so that he would be defiant, allowing God to visit more suffering on the Egyptians? This can't be true, because we know that God is always and completely right and just. So what's the answer? The truth is that God did not initiate Pharaoh's hardened heart. It was a justified REACTION to what Pharoah...

Duration:00:31:05

The Patriarchs, The Promise, and God’s Nation – FBR Podcast #44

6/21/2018
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The Patriarchs - Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, received the blessing and mandate from God that would frame the 4th Dispensation. With the world now divided into nations after Babel, God created His own nation (Israel) through which the world would interact with Him and His plan. If the nations blessed Israel, they would be blessed. This would hopefully lead them to chose to accept the plan of the God who blessed them. But if they cursed Israel, they nations would be cursed and the...

Duration:00:37:27

Your Greatness, and Why Government Tries to Suppress It – FBR Podcast # 43

6/7/2018
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Your greatness is a HUGE threat to human governments! So much so that governments are designed to suppress it. Greatness comes from uniqueness, and when you operate in your uniqueness, you have the capacity to be great! And since we are ALL unique, we can all be great! The problem is that by its nature, the human government can only function if greatness (including your greatness) is limited to the rulers. So the Mystics do everything in their power to homogenize us (make us all think and...

Duration:00:51:00

Why Governments Fail: False Eden and Immoral Man – FBR Podcast #42

5/24/2018
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Governments fail, and will ALWAYS fail because they all rely on the existence of the impossible in order to function optimally. That impossibility is perfectly moral human beings! Human government is man's attempt to recreate the perfection of Eden without God. But every government and societal theory, institution, entity, or structure; whether secular or religious, can ONLY reach this Edenic facsimile if all of humanity is always and completely righteous and just (which, ironically means...

Duration:00:33:01

Leaders of Organized Religion: The Mystic Behind the Curtain – FBR Podcast #41

5/16/2018
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The leaders of organized religions are people I call "Mystics". They stared at Babel, and have spread to every corner of the world, amassing power and influence by guarding access to their secrets. In the secular world, they exist in secret societies that influence governments. Or as members or hereditary priesthood and "royal bloodlines" that consolidate and hoard power from the people. But they are also found in "Christian" churches! So how do “Christian” mystics amass power and...

Duration:00:56:29

The Mother of Harlots (and Organized Religion) – FBR Podcast #40

4/26/2018
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The Mother of Harlots is the title given to the original false religion which started at Babel (Babylon), and gave birth to all the false religions around the world. But in a denotative sense, the physical Mother of Harlots was the Queen of Babel - the mother/wife of Nimrod, known as Semiramis. Through her deceit, manipulation, deception, and lust for power, she created the first organized spiritual opposition to God's plan (religion), but corrupting the Gospel narrative, and inserting...

Duration:00:28:29

Are All Religions the Same? The Origin of Organized Religion: FBR Podcast #39

4/5/2018
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Are all religions the same? Many people think so. And it's almost understandable when you look at the fact that most religions share the same themes of "god(s)", creation narratives, the fall and redemption of man, supernatural intervention, and apocalyptic judgment. Some of them even feature a "virgin birth", and the death of a "god" in order to save mankind. Furthermore, many of these various religious texts predate the Bible by hundreds of years. So is the Bible just a collection of...

Duration:00:38:08

The Tower of Babel and the Gateway to God – FBR Podcast #38

3/29/2018
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The Tower of Babel was not built because the post-Flood generation thought that God "lived in the sky" and if they make a structure tall enough, they could reach Him. Granted, that idea is the orthodox viewpoint, but if you have the supernatural worldview that we talked about during the last podcast, you understand that there is much more going on here. Bab-El literally means "gateway to God". And that is exactly what the people of this dispensation were actually trying to do - build a...

Duration:00:39:04

The Supernatural Worldview: The Key to Understanding Scripture – FBR Podcast #37

3/21/2018
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Having a Supernatural Worldview is vital to understanding many of the more challenging and difficult passages in the Bible. If you do not embrace a supernatural worldview, you will miss out on much of the richness of the scriptures and you will never fully understand the Bible. The supernatural worldview is: 1. The understanding that there exists an unseen spiritual world alongside our own, inhabited by intelligent and powerful entities (God and Angels) who interact with our physical...

Duration:00:38:43

The Sons of God in Genesis 6: Fallen Angels or “Holy” Skirt Chasers? – FBR Podcast #36

2/27/2018
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The Sons of God in Genesis 6 were NOT the "sons of Seth". They weren’t even human! They were fallen angels who had intercourse with women to produce strange hybrids called Nephilim Giants. This view is HIGHLY controversial, but it is Biblically and logically accurate. And while the “sons of Seth” theory is accepted Christian orthodoxy, it is illogical, unbiblical, and downright silly. It also turns God into an unjust genocidal maniac for killing 99.9999% of humanity with the Great Flood...

Duration:00:47:27

Fear and Faith Preachers. The Dark Side of Faith – FBR Podcast #35

2/21/2018
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Fear and Faith are opposites, in that one hopes for good, while the other expects evil. In this podcast, we will explore the dark side of faith, include so-called "Word faith" preachers who corrupt biblical faith to enrich themselves and mislead God's people (and why I think they are the most committed atheists on earth). God commands us not to fear anything except Him. Fear, like faith, can be rational or irrational. Rational fear is healthy, but irrational fear leads to destruction. The...

Duration:00:47:44

Why is Faith Important to God? Can you Have Faith if You Never Heard of God? FBR Podcast #34

2/14/2018
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Why is faith important to God? The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God. Which means that WITH faith, it IS possible to please Him. But why does God desire our faith? Why does faith please Him? Also, if faith is a requirement of salvation, what about people in parts of the world that have never had a chance to hear about Jesus? Is it fair for God to condemn people to Hell if they never had a chance to hear the orthodox Gospel message? We'll address those topics on...

Duration:00:28:06

Faith in God – Illogical or Reasonable? FBR Podcast #33

1/22/2018
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Faith in God - Is it an irrational belief it something you can't see? Or are there instances where faith is logical and reasonable? Which kind of Faith does God expect from us? The truth is that we ALL live by faith whether you are Christian, religious, or atheist. No one has knowledge of EVERYTHING, therefore some measure of faith is required no matter what your worldview. Logical faith is based on knowledge and experience, while illogical faith is believing something in the ABSENCE of...

Duration:00:32:28

The Reality of The Flood and the Pre-Flood World – FBR Podcast #32

1/11/2018
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Did the Great Flood of Genesis 6 really happen? If so, was it world-wide or regional? And do we have any evidence? Also, what might the earth have been like before such a cataclysmic event? I discuss these questions on this week's podcast Related links: A Flood of Knowledge (blog post) Evidence for a world-wide flood The Antediluvian atmosphere Next Podcast: Is Faith in God Reasonable or Irrational?

Duration:00:43:59

Noah, The Flood, and the End of Knowledge: FBR Podcast #31

12/21/2017
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Noah and the Great Flood. Why did God flood the earth? Where Did Cain get his wife? Is the “Mark of Cain” racial? Why did pre-Flood people live so long? Is the Gospel Message hidden in Genesis chapter 5? Why did Noah and family escape judgment? What kept pre-Flood people from having faith. All these questions are answered in this week’s podcast! Related links A Flood of Knowledge (blog post) The Gospel in Genesis 5 Next podcast: A Deep Dive into the Flood (pun slightly intended)

Duration:00:30:16