Hi Al, nice to meet you, I'm Jason. I read your comment, and was just curious regarding your view of "Mere Christianity," do you believe protestants go to heaven?
I'm a young earth creationist, but I think Christians should use every conceivable argument to help people come to Christ. The fine-tuning argument is outstanding, I don't know how we still have Atheists in the face of that argument. I guess it just shows that they reject God for spiritual reasons, and not scientific ones.
The problem is you can't demonstrate a single point of origin at that time for any of those churches. The EO and RC both have apostolic roots which cannot be denied historically.
The only things that "didn't develop till 300 years later" was the New Testament canon, which was pronounced upon authoritatively by the bishops of the Catholic church in union with the bishop of Rome. Dr. Craig, I am tremendously grateful for your ministry and pray that God's will be accomplished in your life.
Dear Dr Craig. As an Irishman I would like to say thank you very much for your St Patrick's Day Blessings. I am a big fan of your work. I love watching your debates and listening to your podcasts. We would love to have you visit Ireland some day in the near future. If you do, the pints are on me. Keep up the God Work. Best regards, James from Dublin Ireland.
Al, I think the reply available to one like Dr. Craig here, defensibly so, would be that he himself does in fact belong to the same Church which the Saints and the Church Fathers belonged to--namely, the Church which Jesus Christ himself founded.
Al, the Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox Church does not own the early church or the fathers in ANYWAY shape or form. Nor did Jesus found those churches. didn't develop till 300 years later.
Dr. Craig, I must say how much I enjoy watching you defend the faith and comment on current events. I am very grateful for your work defending C.S. Lewis's 'Mere Christianity'.
I do, however, find myself quite puzzled when you refer to certain historical figures by their proper titles, such as Saints and Church Fathers, while you do not yourself belong to the same Church which the Saints and Church Fathers belonged to - the same one which Jesus Christ Himself founded. I believe that Christian unity is found within that Church, the one which produced the Bible and kept it free of error for over 1200 years before men decided to split from it, men who were excommunicated by it for their unrepentant error in the same way that it excommunicated Arius and others.
Please don't take this as an attack - not at all. Rather, take it as an invitation to join this Church. I don't expect a response, as I know that whatever stance you take could alienate people from your defense of Mere Christianity. I would just like you and other Christians out there to consider joining the one true Church. For truth's sake.
God bless you and your work, and happy Saint Patrick's Day!
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