The Confident Faith Podcast is for truth seekers curious about Christianity and Christian believers searching for the confidence to share their faith with others.The podcast explores some of the most challenging objections raised against Christianity. Such as, does God exist? Can we trust the Bible? Did Jesus actually rise from the dead? and many more.
Each episode addresses one complex question and provides a clear and concise introductory answer to help start each listener on their own investigative journey. So have a listen! For the truth seekers, start your investigation. For the believers, get confident and start sharing your faith today!
27. What is God really like?
In this episode of the Confident Faith podcast, we're looking at the question, 'What is God really like?'
There will always be an element of mystery when it comes to understanding what God is really like. This is because God is infinite and we are not. We are finite, and we could never, with our limited understanding, fully comprehend the totality of God's nature. But this certainly does not mean we can't or don't know anything about God. We do in fact know a great deal about Him. This is because God is revelatory - He has revealed himself to us in many ways. For example, God has revealed his existence and nature to us through creation, conscience, scripture, and our saviour, Jesus Christ.
26. Why does God seem so hidden?
On this episode of the Confident Faith podcast we're looking at the problem of 'divine hiddenness' and the question 'why does God seem so hidden from us?'
Many skeptics, and even Christians, struggle with this question. They ask, ‘if God exists, and if He is all-loving and all-powerful, and if He desires everyone to come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved, why does He seem hidden from us? Why is God’s existence not undeniably obvious to all? Atheists often point to this problem of divine hiddenness in support of their claim that there is no relevant evidence for God’s existence. In their minds therefore, any belief in God is unreasonable and illogical. Christians on the other hand, believe that God has revealed Himself in many ways sufficient for belief, but often still long to know why He has not revealed Himself more. So, does God exist? Is He absent? Is God hiding from us? Should He be doing more to make himself known to us so that a greater number of people will believe and be saved? To answer these questions there are a number of considerations which need to be taken into account.
25. Why are there so many interpretations of the Bible?
In this episode of the Confident Faith podcast, we're looking at the question, 'why are there so many interpretations of the Bible?' Many skeptics contend that, given there are so many different and conflicting interpretations of the Bible, it is clear that no consensus has been reached, or perhaps can be reached, in regards to what the message of the Bible is. How then can Christians seriously expect unbelievers to hold that the Bible is true, that God exists, and to live according to the instruction of Scripture?
24. Is the New Testament true?
In this episode of the Confident Faith podcast we're looking at the question, 'is the New Testament true?'
When examining the reliability of the New Testament there are two overarching questions that must be answered:
(1) Have the original writings been accurately copied and passed down to us through history? In other words, is the New Testament we read today the same as the original documents written approx. 2,000 years ago?
(2) Did the events recorded in the original writings actually occur? Were the apostles telling the truth, or were they lying, or perhaps innocently mistaken, about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus?
This episode is dedicated to answering the second of these two overarching questions. An effective way to do this is to examine a cumulative case for the truth of the New Testament which consists of five lines of evidence - all starting with the letter ‘e’.
23. What does it mean that the Bible is inspired?
In this episode of the Confident Faith Podcast, we're looking at the question, 'what does it mean that the Bible is inspired?'
There are many things in this world that are said to be ‘inspired’ or that people find inspiring. There are inspirational artworks, poems, songs, movies, documentaries, speeches, performances, etc. Is this what we mean when we say the Bible is inspired? Is the Bible just another book in this world that many find inspiring? While it’s true that the Bible is inspirational and has the power to inspire us, when we say the Bible is ‘inspired’ we mean something more.
22. Isn't the Bible full of errors and contradictions?
In this episode of the Confident Faith Podcast we're looking at the question 'Isn't the Bible full of errors and contradictions?' Many skeptics of Christianity allege that there are thousands of errors and contradictions in the Bible. Critics point to these supposed mistakes as proof that the Bible is not the inerrant Word of God and that Christianity is demonstrably false. This assumption that the Bible disagrees with itself in many ways and places has become extremely popular across our society today. But is it true?