This show we deal with some classic themes and issues in Christian theology as well as some matters less orthodox.  We talk about how to establish credibility and divine inspiration in scripture, the existence of God, the nature and origins of logic, during which guest Matthew Slick offers a somewhat unique argument for the necessity of God's existence.  We also deal with matters of the nature of existence and the universe, consciousness and how to begin to select one religion from another in one's search for truth and spiritual substance.  A lively and fluid discussion!

Guest Bio: 

Matthew J. Slick

My name is Matthew J. Slick,  President of CARM. I am 49, married, have children, and live in Idaho. Studying cults and apologetics is a passion and I have spent more than 26 years doing it. In 1991, I graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. I'm reformed in theology (but do not push it on CARM), ordained, and my main goal is to point people to Jesus.  I attend a home based church and am non-denominational at heart. CARM is not representing any denomination. CARM is linked to hundreds and hundreds of other websites, has been quoted in Newspapers, magazines, and on radio. It gets around 12,000 emails a year and about 28,000 page views per week on the home page; this is not counting the page views internally to the site! 

About CARM
 CARM is 501(c)3 non-profit, Internet based ministry with three main goals:   Bring glory and honor to God. 

CARM does this by presenting the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ....  Equip Christians in the truth.  

CARM does this by providing information on Christian Doctrine, theology, evangelism, and other subjects. The goal is to present an accurate and biblical representation of Christian truth and answer the objections of critics of Christianity.  Lead non-Christians to Christ.   

CARM does this by answering objections, teaching biblical truth, and promoting the saving gospel of Christ.
History of CARM

I began studying cults in 1980 starting with Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses. After a few months, a friend of mine and I started a swap-meet ministry (flea market). We set up a booth every Saturday for 2 1/2 years and we passed out literature on cults, evolution, evangelism, the new age, etc. It was there that I learned most of what I know today -- by debating with hundreds of people. Next, I began doing beach evangelism where I dressed up like a punker (really), pierced my ear, and carried a huge Bible. It was a very interesting experience. Then there was the year when I put an ad in a local publication that said, "Learn the truth about Mormonism, Jehovah's Witness, Christian Science, and Unity. Call - phone number." That too was very interesting. Next came a position teaching evangelism at a local church, then teaching Bible studies, then a few speaking engagements, then college, then seminary, more speaking engagements, pulpit supply, pastoring, radio, a TV interview, the web, and getting Right Answers for Wrong Beliefs published.  CARM first appeared on the Internet in October of 1995. Initially, I only wanted to publish some of the information I had on doctrine and cults. But, with the inundation of emails, requests for information, the hundreds of links from other sites, and the surprising joy it is to work on CARM, etc., this ministry began to grow.

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