“Am I good enough to be saved?”

“Am I good enough to be saved?”

I’ve often seen some people questioning the following: “Am I good enough to be saved?” while others appear to have their own answer: “I’m a good person, so I’m sure I’ll go to Heaven.” The reality is that, without Christ, no one can reach the standard of morality demanded by the Father. It was the reason why Christ had to come to earth and had to die for us. Only when we truly become Christians, the Father sees Christ in us and therefore He doesn’t take our sins into consideration. In order to properly understand this concept, I’d like to ask you to watch the video [1. The video may contain some advertising. The […]

Without God, there is no science. There is only betting on induction

Without God, there is no science. There is only betting on induction

I could easily highlight David Hume’s work as some of the books that most impressed me in my youth. It was there that I first had contact with what became known as the issue, or the problem of induction. This problem leaves science in a very peculiar situation: you have to accept the fact that, if one takes God out of the equation, all science does is based on the irrational bet that the future will repeat the laws of the past. In our conversation today, I’d like to talk about how the problem of Induction is absolutely unsolved [1. For those who inadvertently think that Popper solved the problem […]

How can I fulfill the sense of emptiness in my life?

How can I fulfill the sense of emptiness in my life?

Why are there so many people who have their basic needs met and are so unhappy and depressed? If there were no God, life would be nothing more than matter plus chance plus luck. Happiness, therefore, would be a necessary result of pleasure. But things are not quite that way. People that having everything but God seem to have nothing. Interestingly, the incidence of deep sadness and depression is directly proportional to the degree of development in a country and to the socioeconomic status of the person. If there were no God, it wouldn’t be that way. Pleasure would always bring happiness, period. The truth is that there’s something to […]

What?! Does God really call some people to be artists?

What?! Does God really call some people to be artists?

If we were to assign a profession to God, what would you say? In my case, I wouldn’t hesitate to respond straight away: God is an artist. In fact, it wouldn’t be necessary to peruse the Bible from one end to the other looking for the answer. In the very first sentence of Genesis, we read: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Creativity, therefore, is to be taken as the activity that most characterizes God and here, among us humans, it is what best describes what to be an artist is all about: being creative by profession. I know that many churches don’t feel comfortable in accepting […]

Do you know what that Christian sign of the fish really means?

Do you know what that Christian sign of the fish really means?

Regardless of where we are, in any Christian store we go we can buy those signs of the fish (sometimes called Jesus fishes) that are sold to be stuck on cars or anywhere else we want to. Everyone knows that it is a symbol of Christianity but interestingly enough there are only few who know why. In order to clarify this interesting issue, we’ll address this simple question in our chat today: how the sign of the fish and Christianity relate to each other? Let’s begin showing the symbol we’re talking about: In all occasions I talked about the Jesus fish with some people in USA as well as in other countries, most of […]

How do I know no one changed the New Testament over the years?

How do I know no one changed the New Testament over the years?

Have you ever wondered or heard someone asking if the Bible we read today would be the same text as the originals? Have you ever heard someone claiming that a person could have altered the New Testament over the years, so it would be impossible for us to know whether what we read today reflects what was written by the apostles and other authors at their time? These questions are very common and, in fact, we should make them ​​not only about the New Testament, but also about all ancient documents. When we investigate ancient documents, what we found is amazing. We found that the New Testament should be considered by far the most reliable text ever […]

From Adam to Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky: Jesus is the solution to the crisis of values

From Adam to Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky: Jesus is the solution to the crisis of values

Contemporary society tries at all costs to deny that there is such a thing as absolute goodness, absolute justice. Today’s anti-Christian society denies that God exists and that there are absolute values​​. Mainly through institutions such as schools and universities, our society incessantly sends out the message that all values ​​are relative, that what is right for you may not be for me. See what Dostoyevsky wrote in an excerpt of his book “The Brothers Karamazov”. One of his characters, Ivan, exposes the idea that in a world that denies God, everything would be permitted; that is, mankind would no longer follow the criteria for morality coming from God to […]

How can we have peace in the midst of a storm?

How can we have peace in the midst of a storm?

In a so busy world as the one in which in live in nowadays, it’s not easy to keep the peace. Everything is so demanding that we find ourselves jumping from one commitment to another. We have so many responsibilities. We have to spend time with God, work, study, take care of the family, give our pet some attention, and so on… Sometimes we wish our day would have at least 30 hours; and, as if our daily responsibilities weren’t enough, we often have to face difficult situations such as financial problems, family illness, challenges at work… Among all the challenges we face in a daily basis, however, none of them is […]

I share 96% of my DNA with Monkeys. So, is the Bible wrong?

I share 96% of my DNA with Monkeys. So, is the Bible wrong?

There is a striking similarity between human and chimp DNA. Although the exact percentage is debated, the majority of experts will agree that it is around 96%. What? So can we say that we are almost equal to apes? Yes, from the perspective of DNA, the answer is positive. What only few know is that we are also very similar to other animals. The mouse DNA, for example, is around 90% equal similar to ours. And it does not end there. To give you an idea, our DNA similarity with, say, a banana, is around 50%. Yes, you are half banana. No offenses, of course. What I want to make […]

When a child goes to heaven

When a child goes to heaven

When a pain so great as a death of a child befalls a family, few are those daring to comfort the family that is going through such a great loss. How can we search the right words to soothe the hearts of those facing what so many people believe being the greatest tragedy that can befall a family? Indeed, for those who do not have a solid knowledge of the Bible and of whom God is, words really fail. My intention with this text today, however, is to try to fill this gap. March 12th, 2005, was the most difficult day of my life. The day that my daughter, Lissa Camila, went to Heaven. There were few people […]