The Case for Christ

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'''''The Case for Christ''''' is a popular book on [[Christian]] [[apologetics]] by [[Lee Strobel]].
 
'''''The Case for Christ''''' is a popular book on [[Christian]] [[apologetics]] by [[Lee Strobel]].
 
==Summary==
 
 
Strobel has decided that there are eight major objections to Christianity which act as stumbling blocks on the path to [[spirituality]].  They are:
 
 
# If there's a loving [[God]], why does this pain-wracked world groan under so much suffering and [[evil]]?  ([[Problem of evil]])
 
# If the [[miracle]]s of God contradict [[science]], then how can any rational person believe that they're true?
 
# If God is morally pure, how can he sanction the slaughter of innocent children as the [[Old Testament]] says he did?
 
# If God cares about the people he created, how could he consign so many of them to an eternity of torture in [[hell]] just because they didn't believe the right things about him?
 
# If Jesus is the only way to heaven, then what about the millions of people who have never heard of him?
 
# If God really created the [[universe]], why does the evidence of science compel so many to conclude that the unguided process of [[evolution]] accounts for life?
 
# If God is the ultimate overseer of the church, why has it been rife with hypocrisy and brutality throughout the ages?
 
# If I'm still plagued by doubts, then is it still possible to be a Christian?
 
 
Strobel poses these objections to eight prominent Christian apologists and lets them make "the case for faith."
 
 
==Counter-apologetics issues==
 
 
Although Strobel claimed to be an [[atheist]] when he started this book, many readers have pointed out that he did a very bad job supporting the atheist position.  Furthermore, he conducted interviews only with Christian apologists, and none with atheists or [[skeptic]]s.  He has claimed that the book is balanced because he himself is arguing against the apologists, but at many points in the book he appears extremely reluctant to challenge his subjects.
 
 
==Outline==
 
 
===Objection #1: Since Evil and Suffering Exist, A Loving God Cannot===
 
===Objection #2: Since Miracles Contradict Science, They Cannot Be True===
 
===Objection #3: Evolution Explains Life, So God Isn't Needed===
 
===Objection #4: God Isn't Worthy of Worship If He Kills Innocent Children===
 
===Objection #5: It's Offensive to Claim Jesus Is the Only Way to God===
 
===Objection #6: A Loving God Would Never Torture People in Hell===
 
===Objection #7: Church History is Littered With Oppression and Violence===
 
===Objection #8: I Still Have Doubts, So I Can't Be a Christian===
 
  
 
==External links==
 
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The Case for Christ is a popular book on Christian apologetics by Lee Strobel.

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