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Wrestling with issues of faith, the Bible and reasons for believing in God
**Some audio issues for first 13 minutes** Pitch forks and everlasting flames - no wonder people find the idea of hell repulsive. But what does the Bible actually teach?
For many, the Bible is a book full of contradiction and myth. So can we trust the whole thing or should we just pick the good bits?
If we're not going to heaven when we die then what exactly does happen? And what about all the Bible verses that talk about going to be with Jesus?
Sitting on clouds and endless hymn practice is nobody’s idea of fun. So why should we be excited by the promise of heaven?
How does the enemy try to upset God’s plan and what does that say about the world we live in today?
Conventional wisdom would tell you that belief in God is unscientific, unreasonable and irrational. But the truth is far more dangerous.
Christianity rises or falls on the claim of Resurrection. So is there any evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and how compelling is it?
Is there any evidence for the person of Jesus Christ? And crucially, is there any evidence that he was more than just a man?
How does a scientific understanding of our time space universe point us towards a creator?
What’s God’s final plan for the cosmos? Is it just an escape from planet earth to a life in the clouds, or something way better?
What does the Bible teach about heaven and hell? And how can we have confidence in where we’re heading?
What does it mean that death has lost its sting? How can we be sad about death without fearing it?
If God controls all things, why bother praying? If everything that happens is part of His plan, what does that leave for us to do?
How do we possibly reconcile the idea of a loving God with a world full of pain, tragedy and sorrow? Featuring Rachel Riddall
Does belief in God make any real difference to a person’s life? Or is it just an interesting thing to think about now and then?
For some people Hell is a deal breaker: ‘I can’t believe because the idea of God sending billions of ordinary people to hell for not being Christians is abhorrent.'
For some people The Bible is a deal breaker: 'I can’t believe because I’m not convinced the Bible is reliable. It’s full of contradictions, errors and exaggerated stories added long after the real events.'
For some people Human Sexuality is a deal breaker: ‘I can’t believe because of the repressive, judgemental and out of touch attitude of the church to people’s sexuality.'
For some people Absolute Truth is a deal breaker: ‘I can’t believe because of all the other religions out there. It’s arrogant and ignorant of Christians to say their way is the only way.'
For some people Evolution is a deal breaker: 'I can’t believe because science gives us a much better answer to where we came from than some fairy tale about Adam and Eve.
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