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Lee Strobel: Confirming When We Die, We Live On

The Dan Bongino Show

01:02 min | Last month

Lee Strobel: Confirming When We Die, We Live On

"On the roof of the hospital and the third story landing there's a man's tennis shoe And it's left footed It's dark blue There's some wear over the little toe and the shoelace just tucked under the heel So they go up to the roof of the hospital Sure enough just as she had described it was there That's the kind of corroboration where people see things and hear things that they could not have seen and heard if they didn't have an authentic out of body experience that way In fact 21 blind people were studied half of them blind since birth some people had never even seen a shadow in their life And yet during that time that their spirit was separated from their body they were able to see for the first time they saw people they saw plants they saw birds and so forth And we're able to later describe it And then when they were ultimately revived their eyesight disappeared again That's the kind of collaboration that tells me that there is something that confirms that when we do die we actually live on Now we can't say for how long from the near death experiences but it confirms what scripture tells us about the sole separating from the body

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Lee Strobel: Remember, No Fewer Than 9 Witnessed Jesus' Resurrection

The Dan Bongino Show

01:19 min | Last month

Lee Strobel: Remember, No Fewer Than 9 Witnessed Jesus' Resurrection

"But Lee you make other great points as well that there were multiple witnesses Let me just say one more thing Back then there was no Twitter obviously In the days it's not like the apostles were like oh okay Maybe we'll just lie about this thing and we'll die a horrible death But we'll at least be social media stars and make millions for there was nothing they live Christ told them go forth with nothing They were lives of deprivation and poverty They got beat up by people They were laughed at by people There was no celebration for them It's not the way any of this work They did this There was no benefit whatsoever for them outside of them being convinced what they had seen was real That's exactly correct And you talk about eyewitnesses When we look at ancient history we're lucky if we have one or two sources to confirm a fact from ancient history So we believe a lot about 18 history based on one source or maybe two sources And yet for the conviction of the disciples that they encountered the resurrected Jesus we have no fewer than 9 ancient sources inside and outside the Bible that confirm and corroborate the conviction of the disciples that they encountered the resurrected Christ So he didn't just claim to be the son of God which he clearly did He backed up that claim by returning from a debt

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"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:35 min | Last month

"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"So why is it that the people who so closely surrounded Jesus Christ is apostles Suffered through the most painful deaths and agonizing lives afterwards evangelizing his cause if they knew it to be false Yeah that's exactly right Because I used to people would tell me well you know the disciples were willing to die for their fate And indeed there are 7 ancient sources that confirm that they live lives of deprivation and suffering as a result of their proclamation that Jesus is recent And so they said well look they're willing to die for it It must be true So wait a minute that doesn't make sense As you said kind of pilots in World War II or terrorists today crashing airplanes are doing suicide bombings They're willing to die for what they believe So what's the difference And it turns out the difference is exactly like you said a terrorist today who blows himself up with a suicide bomb He sincerely believes with all of his heart If he does that he'll go to Paradise to be with his God And now does he know for sure No we can't know for sure but he's been taught it He believes it and he's willing to die for it That proves nothing But of all people who have ever lived in history the disciples were unique position They didn't just believe Jesus rose from the dead and thus proved he's the son of God They were there They touched him They talked with they ate with them after he was resurrected They knew the truth They knew whether it was a lie or whether it actually happened And knowing the truth they were willing to die for it Nobody knowingly and willingly dies for what they know is a lie And so that is good confirmation that what they're saying is true

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Lee Strobel: The Disciples Believed and Lived With Jesus Christ

The Dan Bongino Show

01:35 min | Last month

Lee Strobel: The Disciples Believed and Lived With Jesus Christ

"So why is it that the people who so closely surrounded Jesus Christ is apostles Suffered through the most painful deaths and agonizing lives afterwards evangelizing his cause if they knew it to be false Yeah that's exactly right Because I used to people would tell me well you know the disciples were willing to die for their fate And indeed there are 7 ancient sources that confirm that they live lives of deprivation and suffering as a result of their proclamation that Jesus is recent And so they said well look they're willing to die for it It must be true So wait a minute that doesn't make sense As you said kind of pilots in World War II or terrorists today crashing airplanes are doing suicide bombings They're willing to die for what they believe So what's the difference And it turns out the difference is exactly like you said a terrorist today who blows himself up with a suicide bomb He sincerely believes with all of his heart If he does that he'll go to Paradise to be with his God And now does he know for sure No we can't know for sure but he's been taught it He believes it and he's willing to die for it That proves nothing But of all people who have ever lived in history the disciples were unique position They didn't just believe Jesus rose from the dead and thus proved he's the son of God They were there They touched him They talked with they ate with them after he was resurrected They knew the truth They knew whether it was a lie or whether it actually happened And knowing the truth they were willing to die for it Nobody knowingly and willingly dies for what they know is a lie And so that is good confirmation that what they're saying is true

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How Lee Strobel Used Journalism to Write 'The Case for Christ'

The Dan Bongino Show

01:18 min | Last month

How Lee Strobel Used Journalism to Write 'The Case for Christ'

"And he said I want you to read this book and then get back to me later And he handed me your book The case for Christ And it is a powerful book you were a journalist You were a journalist at the time and you and if I'm telling this incorrectly stop me you were not a big believer in Christ at all and you wanted to write a book trying to show how there was no way Christ was the son of God No way And you came to an opposite conclusion Am I telling that story kind of right Pretty much I was an atheist at the time I was legal editor at the Chicago Tribune My backgrounds and journalism and law I've got a master's degree from Yale law school And my wife was agnostic She didn't know what to believe about God She ended up becoming a Christian which I thought was the worst news I could get And so I thought how do I rescue her from this culture she's gotten involved in And I thought well if I just disprove the resurrection of Jesus and all of Christianity falls apart So I took my journalism training in legal training and spent two years systematically investigating the historical data concerning the resurrection of Jesus And that ultimately became convinced that in light of the avalanche of evidence of points So powerfully toward it being true it would take more faith to maintain my atheism than to become a Christian So that's when I came to faith

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Thinking Deeply About the Afterlife With Lee Strobel

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:36 min | 2 months ago

Thinking Deeply About the Afterlife With Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel Did a Deep Dive on Near-Death Experiences

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:11 min | 2 months ago

Lee Strobel Did a Deep Dive on Near-Death Experiences

"Walk us through some of the questions that you were trying to answer in this movie. Yeah, I wanted as someone trained in law and journalism. I wanted some corroboration with the Bible says. And so I explored an area that explored an area that I was really skeptical about, which are near death experiences. I thought these were over hyped, I thought it was from fraud involved, some people claim they died and met Jesus and these 5 foot ten real nice guy. I can't confirm that. I can't corroborate that. I reject that. But I learned that there are 900 scholarly articles written about near death experiences published in scientific and medical journals over the last 40 years. This is a very well studied area. In fact, the lancet, which is a famous medical journal in England, carried an analysis of near death experiences that concluded that none of the alternative explanations account for this phenomenon. So I looked at cases. Because the Bible says, in a couple of places, for instance, the apostle Paul says to be absent from the bodies to be present with the lord. Jesus told the repentant criminal on the cross. Today you'll be with me in Paradise. So the Christian conception of the afterlife is two phases. One is the first phase. He said occurs after we are physically dead, in which our spirit, our soul, our consciousness, continues to live on. And we live on either in the presence of God or away from God in Hades. At the time of Jesus return and the consummation of history, we are reunited then with our now resurrected bodies, we go through final judgment, and then we spend eternity in a very physical place, whether it's heaven or hell. So I need you to know, is there any evidence from near death experiences that indeed our spirit, our soul, our consciousness, does continue to live on after our physical demise. And what I found to my shock were a number of cases that we deal with in the book and the movie where people saw things or experience things or heard things during their out of body experience that would be impossible if it wasn't authentic.

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Making the Case for Heaven with Lee Strobel

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:16 min | 2 months ago

Making the Case for Heaven with Lee Strobel

"A few books out there that really change your life and change the way you view things. And I remember where I was when I first heard about this book and then I saw the movie and I just give it out to everyone that has questions about the Bible and about their place in the world and the author really his story resonated with me because we're both from the same place the suburbs of Chicago and the book is the case for Christ that's phenomenal and then there was kind of a sequel book, the case for heaven, which is now coming out as a movie. So I'm super thrilled and honored to have with us the author and kind of the mastermind behind it all. Lee's struggle. Lee, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Oh, thanks so much, Charlotte. I appreciate the opportunity. I didn't know you were from suburban Chicago. Where'd you grow up? Wheeling and went to willow creek. Come on. And as well as harvest Bible chapel. So we kind of is from the same area. Oh my goodness, I grew up in Arlington Heights, went to prospect high school and I went to my house. So awesome. At the same time, the same type of place. So yeah, it's a great, great honor to lead. Tell us about the movie that's coming out. Well, it's based on my book, the case for heaven, which was inspired by an incident that happened to me ten years ago when I almost died. My wife found me unconscious, calling the ambulance. I woke up in the emergency room and the doctor looked down at me and said, one step away from a coma two steps away from dying. And so I there between life and death for quite a while so the doctors were able to save my life. And this is a very clarifying experience for me. When you get in that kind of position, you really want to know for sure what happens when you close your eyes for the last time in this world. And so I'm a Christian. I believe what the Bible teaches, but I've also got a skeptical gear. You know, my background's in journalism and law. So I tend to be a bit skeptical. So I decided to investigate what is the evidence both inside and outside the Bible that supports the idea that there is an afterlife that we continue to live on. Now that resulted in my book, the case for heaven and then we produced a documentary based on that book is going to be in movie theaters coast to coast for three nights only April 4th, 5th and 6th.

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Justin Trudeau Loves Free Speech as Long as It Agrees With Him

The Dan Bongino Show

01:29 min | 4 months ago

Justin Trudeau Loves Free Speech as Long as It Agrees With Him

"I want to play this cut from the Tucker Carlson show last night on Fox where Tucker rips p.m. Justin Trudeau a new one for saying one of the most ridiculous things you'll ever hear from the mouth of a person with it's supposedly three digit IQ who's heading one of the world's major economies Here's Justin Trudeau and how he loves free speech as long as his free speech he agrees with it Check this out listen to Tucker commit at the end I have attended protests and rallies in the past when I agreed with the goals When I supported the people expressing their concerns and their issues Black Lives Matter is an excellent example of that So I'll meet with the people at a rally as long as I agree with their goals As long as they agree with me it's totally fine Like Black Lives Matter Ladies and gentlemen this is what distinguishes us from these radicals on the left We believe in free speech even speech it makes us uncomfortable matter of fact we welcome We welcome the marketplace of ideas We just had Lee strobel on talking about just that because we believe the ideas of freedom and liberty are objective God given rights given west by God that are easy to defend They are easy to defend I don't mean easy to defend in that the generational battle for these principles was easy what I mean is these ideas speak for themselves That's why the left has to tie themselves in knots it's difficult to fight against freedom and liberty People yearn to be free again I can't give this simpler analogy That's why prison is such an awful thing

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Lee Strobel: What Should Christians Do About Wealth?

The Dan Bongino Show

01:33 min | 4 months ago

Lee Strobel: What Should Christians Do About Wealth?

"Well people misinterpret scripture often and say money is a root of all evil That's not what scripture says It's a love of money is the root of all evil And the root of evil And so when we become enamored with money and we become repressive against others in a position of financial power that's a negative thing The Bible of course talks about loving all people It talks about serving the four It talks about serving the widows and the forgotten and the orphans and so forth And so the question you're raising is how do we best do that Is it best done by a socialist government where the government does everything and regulates everything to the degree or are there other mechanisms to achieve that So as long as what we're doing is trying to accomplish what scripture tells us to do to love the poor to help them to help empower them and serve them what is the best way to accomplish that Is it through a socialist position or is it through a free marketplace type position And I think you raise legitimate questions of if you have a $1000 and you want to use that to help the poor what is the best way to do that Is it to give it to the government Is it to use it in some other manner So I think those who go to scripture and pre a socialist viewpoint are missing the boat They're missing the point Yes we're to help the poor But how we do it is important

"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:39 min | 4 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"I thought it was really interesting yesterday when you said that you don't doubt your faith in Christ but you're kind of questioning your allegiance to an institution that may be according to speech that the Pope just gave frustrating free speech And I want to say first of all Dan it's entirely biblical and appropriate for all of us to test what we're taught by religious leaders In fact in X 17 of the Bible the New Testament It says that Maria Jews were considered of noble character because when the apostle Paul of all people the apostle Paul taught him some things and it says but they examined the scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true So we're told in scripture this is a good thing to do what you're doing which is asses kind of questions And to take the scriptures and apply them to what these spiritual teaches are whether it's from a local pastor or the Pope or whoever and try to determine is this consistent with what the Bible teaches Sometimes that's really easy because if someone's teaching you this users didn't rise from the debt that's clearly not biblical and not true historically Where you get into areas of dispute are those places economic issues and other kinds of topics that the Bible doesn't explicitly perhaps teach on So we have to explore What are the principles that scripture is teaching What is Jesus teaching us How do we apply that to whatever question we're examining And then it's appropriate to ask our spiritual leaders doing that in a way that's consistent with determining the truth

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Lee Strobel on the Idea of Spiritual Leaders, Like the Pope, Speaking on Politics

The Dan Bongino Show

01:39 min | 4 months ago

Lee Strobel on the Idea of Spiritual Leaders, Like the Pope, Speaking on Politics

"I thought it was really interesting yesterday when you said that you don't doubt your faith in Christ but you're kind of questioning your allegiance to an institution that may be according to speech that the Pope just gave frustrating free speech And I want to say first of all Dan it's entirely biblical and appropriate for all of us to test what we're taught by religious leaders In fact in X 17 of the Bible the New Testament It says that Maria Jews were considered of noble character because when the apostle Paul of all people the apostle Paul taught him some things and it says but they examined the scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true So we're told in scripture this is a good thing to do what you're doing which is asses kind of questions And to take the scriptures and apply them to what these spiritual teaches are whether it's from a local pastor or the Pope or whoever and try to determine is this consistent with what the Bible teaches Sometimes that's really easy because if someone's teaching you this users didn't rise from the debt that's clearly not biblical and not true historically Where you get into areas of dispute are those places economic issues and other kinds of topics that the Bible doesn't explicitly perhaps teach on So we have to explore What are the principles that scripture is teaching What is Jesus teaching us How do we apply that to whatever question we're examining And then it's appropriate to ask our spiritual leaders doing that in a way that's consistent with determining the truth

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'The Case for Christ' Author Lee Strobel on the Biggest Christmas Misconception

The Dan Bongino Show

02:52 min | 5 months ago

'The Case for Christ' Author Lee Strobel on the Biggest Christmas Misconception

"You out there I want to welcome back to the show A good friend to the show for his second appearance a guy who wrote a book that changed my life The book was called the case for Christ it's a magnificent book Lee strobe Lee welcome back to the show Well thanks so much Dan Merry Christmas to you and your listeners Merry Christmas to you as well my Friends so we spoke last time and will be rerunning that interview I got so much feedback about your book the case for Christ Little background folks again Lee Yeah people loved it Lee was a journalist writing a book and again leaf I mischaracterized his stomach but trying to discredit he existence of Christ and found himself becoming a believer while writing the book and wrote about his journey in a book called the case for Christ It's magnificent I just learned today Lee then you have a book as well called the case for Christmas So I am going to be picking this up today and it turns out there are a lot of misconceptions about Christmas that you've discovered in your work You want to go through some of them for us Yeah sure One of the big misconceptions I think stems from the fact that there's a certain Greek word that was mistranslated in the original King James version It's a work Catalina which is a Greek word that refers to a guesthouse And so when you read the story about the Christmas you know everybody's familiar with It's a Marianne Joseph go to Bethlehem for the census And the returned away by the mean oil innkeeper and so she has to give birth either in a cave or in a stable or something like that Well there was really no innkeeper that really wasn't all in The word can't Lima that's used in by the gospel writer Luke refers to a guest room And so what this means what actually happened is in the first century in a Jewish home in Bethlehem it would be one big room divided into two places One places for the animals to come at night and they would keep the animals indoors and there was a major there with some hay for them to eat built into the floor And a few steps up and then a living area which is where they would cook and sleep and so forth And sometimes the animals would come upstairs there's a couple of stairs there into the living area and so they had a major there as well Now some of the wealthier two families would have a second room A guest room called the Catalina And that's what the Bible is referring to And so what happened was Mary Joseph come into town and there was no room for them in the guest room of the house But there was room apparently in the family room and that's where she gave birth not in a cave not in a stable But there were animals around because they were allowed into the home at night And so that part would be accurate So I think people get the misconception that says all in keeper that somehow shun Mary and Joseph from

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Author Lee Strobel on the Reality of Jesus Christ

The Dan Bongino Show

01:06 min | 5 months ago

Author Lee Strobel on the Reality of Jesus Christ

"Amazing We're talking to Lee strobel author of a terrific book the case for Christ We're talking about his other book the case for Christmas as well Leave for a guy who really sought out in the beginning to you know again kind of try to discredit faith in the belief in Jesus You have become quite an evangelist for the cause I mean every time I talk to you I learn something new not just about my own faith but about the history of Jesus Christ It was a real man And correct me if I'm wrong here again there are historical secular accounts acknowledging that Jesus did exist correct Oh yeah in fact there's a scholar by the name of doctor Gary habermas We wrote a book called the verdict of history And he documents over a hundred facts about the life teachings miracles death and resurrection of Jesus from sources outside the Bible So there's a lot of secular material and early Christian material that supports what the Bible teaches us about the reality of Jesus coming into this world living us in this life dying on the cross So for our sins and being

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How Atheist-Turned-Christian Author Lee Strobel Came to Faith

The Dan Bongino Show

02:50 min | 6 months ago

How Atheist-Turned-Christian Author Lee Strobel Came to Faith

"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:50 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

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Proof of the Resurrection With Author Lee Strobel

The Dan Bongino Show

02:50 min | 6 months ago

Proof of the Resurrection With Author Lee Strobel

'The Case for Heaven' Author Lee Strobel on Near-Death Experiences

The Dan Bongino Show

02:10 min | 6 months ago

'The Case for Heaven' Author Lee Strobel on Near-Death Experiences

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:32 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Strobel, the new book is the case for heaven a journalist investigates evidence for life after death. Lee, you were just talking about this person who came up with this idea called the pyramid of Henry. So go ahead. What is that idea? Sure. His name by the way is doctor Chad Meister, and he was an atheist for much of his life. He was on the verge of suicide literally had the gun cocked and ready to kill himself when God supernaturally reached out to him. He became not only a Christian, but he's one of the world's foremost Christian philosophers now. And so I interviewed him for my book, and he said, let's just build a pyramid. Let's start with the broadest issue. The base of the pyramid, what is truth? Well, truth is that which corresponds to reality. Okay, well then step on the pyramid is what worldviews are there? Well, there would only be three atheism, pantheism, which is that everything is God, or theism that there is a God who we are accountable to. We look at are those each one of those worldviews? Are they livable and are they logical? And we conclude that atheism is neither livable nor logical. Neither is pantheism. And yet theism survives. And I just want to interrupt you before you go on. Yeah. We need to be clear, and this is what I concluded in my book as atheism dead. You can talk all you want about being an atheist. But it is not livable. You can not, you can say you're an atheist. I mean, I can say I'm a canary. I could say whatever I want. But you can not live consistently as though there is no God. There is no meaning. There isn't. You can not do it. But this is this philosopher. Concludes that. But he also says the same about pantheism. He does and pantheism is internally inconsistent and it's unlivable. Besides which, by the way in pantheism, there's no heaven. There's Nirvana. What is Nirvana? Nirvana's been described as what's left after you blow out a candle. She extinguishing of yourself. I mean, you're extinguished ultimately. There's so many inconsistencies and pantheism. It can't be true. And yet theism is internally consistent. But wait a minute. Is pantheism is like where you say I become one with everything? Yes. It's reincarnation. But incarnation. Isn't that the Buddhist hot dog? What are the Buddhist hot dog vendors say or no, what do you say to a Buddhist hot dog vendor make me one with everything? That's good. I had to put in just a really cheap stupid joke in case people. I'm sorry. All right, so let's keep going. So pantheism doesn't work. It doesn't work so I left with theism. There's one. Okay. Exactly. And then you look at revelation. You look at, okay, well, can we trust what the Bible tells us? Can we trust a New Testament? Is it essentially reliable and what it tells us about the life teachings miracles death and resurrection of Jesus? And we conclude, yes, it is reliable. Then we look at the resurrection, evidence inside and outside the Bible that confirm and corroborate that Jesus didn't just claim to be the son of God, he backed up that claim by returning from the debt. So the pyramids getting narrow and narrow and then finally at the tip of the pyramid is the gospel. And when we get to that point, we're reaching I mean, that's the doorway. We can enter to have. So it's kind of a way of looking at the hardest possible and working our way to the conclusion that the Christian teaching is that which makes sense in which livable. It's I just want to say it's so important for us to understand that our faith is real and it's logical. And whenever anybody says that's not true, we have to know that they're mistaken. We don't have to say like, well, I think you're mistaken. You have to know just like the way you know, you know, science is real, math is real. This is not just what we want. And I think that there are a lot of people that they just want to look away. They want to believe what they want or they've been wounded or something. Do you have any stories in this book the case for heaven where people experience life after death and it's not heaven, but hell? Yes, absolutely. Howard storm. Howard storm was an atheist. He was a professor at a secular university at the head of the art department. He dies in the hospital, but then he said, yeah, they're saying I'm dead, but I'm standing next to my body. He's still alive his soul is still alive and in some guys in the hallway. He said, hey, come with us. And so, okay, so he follows him down the hallway of the hospital and then down another quarter, done another quarter. And finally, where are we going? We've been walking forever and they started to get mean to him and started clawing him and biting him and swearing at him. And they literally, as he said, they reduced me to roadkill. His eye would scout out his ear was chewed off. And he said, he said, no horror movie could ever capture the cruelty of what they did to me. And then he called out to Jesus, Jesus came rescued him. And then ultimately, he is revived. He comes back his spirit is reunited with his body. He resumes consciousness. He not only rejects his atheism. He not only becomes a Christian. He becomes an pastor and to this day is a passer of a tiny little church, I believe it's in Oklahoma. It radically changed like 24% of these near death experiences are hellish experiences or they are negative experiences in some way. Now it's important to understand that people in near death experiences. They're dead. They've been declared dead some and the morgue. And yet they're not irreversibly dead. You know, the Bible talks about, you are pointed once to die and then the judgment. Well, they're not dead in an irreversible way because they're gonna come back. So they're clinically dead. And that's like Lazarus. Exactly. That's exactly right. And so as a result, we can have a situation where Jesus, this is post mortem, so to speak, he calls out the Jesus and Jesus rescue him. I'm not sure we all can count on that. When we're irreversibly dead, you know? That's the horror. I think we have to be honest. I don't believe it's real. But the evidence seems to suggest that it is, the Bible suggests strongly that this is what it is. And then you hear stories. Yes, Louis. There's a new film out called the most reluctant convert. People can go see it. I recommend it highly. But C. S. Lewis talks about a friend. I think it was when he was in World War I. And one of them he'd been dabbling in the occult. And as he was dying, he screaming out, you know, these Devils are clawing at me, help me help me. I mean, it just seemed obvious what is happening. Remember these stories are really need to take this seriously folks. It's absolutely horrific, but we need to face it. I have two chapters in the book on hell because I knew I couldn't write a book about the afterlife without. And I deal with two of the ways in which a lot of young pastors are trying to soften hell a bit. One is through teaching universalism that ultimately we're all seeing. We're going to meet off Hitler in heaven. Which is heresy. And then some pursue what's called annihilationism, which means that when you die snuffs you out of existence, you don't go to hell for return. When we come back, I want to explore both of those. This is very important folks. I hope you don't go away. We'll be right back with Lee strobel..

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"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:58 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"What is in this book, the case for heaven? This is your discussions with people who have seen who have experienced these kinds of things. Yeah, I interviewed neuroscientists, for instance, and others on the question of what a near death experience is really tell us. Because I was a skeptic about this. I thought no wait, they're just hallucinations. That's just oxygen. Even as a Christian, you were a skeptic of that stuff. I didn't think that the science supported. I thought, okay, I can't believe what the Bible says, but certainly near death experiences are just mythology and make believe in wishful thinking. But what I learned was that there have been 900 scientific articles written about near death experiences over the last 40 years and published in scientific and medical journals. This is a very well researched area of science. In fact, the lancet, which is the famous medical journal in England, did an article that said that when you look at all of the alternative explanations for near death experiences, oh, it's oxygen deprivation. So none of those explanations explain what actually takes place. And then I interviewed John Burke for my book. John Burke is a Christian pastor in Austin, Texas. He has studied a thousand near death experiences over 35 years. And his conclusion, which was radical to me, is that when you look at the core of what happens in these near death experiences, yes, there are some differences. But look at the core of what actually takes place. Don't look at how people interpret it, but look what actually occurs, it is consistent with Christian theology. That was very important to me. And you mentioned the word corroboration, and I'm with you. I mean, you know, when somebody tells me, oh, I died and I met Jesus and these 5 foot ten is brown eyes. I may go, okay, well, I can't corroborate that. But when we have a study that was done of 21 blind people, most of them blind since birth, who, during their near death experiences, could see for the first

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Author Lee Strobel on What Near-Death Experiences Tell Us

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:58 min | 6 months ago

Author Lee Strobel on What Near-Death Experiences Tell Us

"What is in this book, the case for heaven? This is your discussions with people who have seen who have experienced these kinds of things. Yeah, I interviewed neuroscientists, for instance, and others on the question of what a near death experience is really tell us. Because I was a skeptic about this. I thought no wait, they're just hallucinations. That's just oxygen. Even as a Christian, you were a skeptic of that stuff. I didn't think that the science supported. I thought, okay, I can't believe what the Bible says, but certainly near death experiences are just mythology and make believe in wishful thinking. But what I learned was that there have been 900 scientific articles written about near death experiences over the last 40 years and published in scientific and medical journals. This is a very well researched area of science. In fact, the lancet, which is the famous medical journal in England, did an article that said that when you look at all of the alternative explanations for near death experiences, oh, it's oxygen deprivation. So none of those explanations explain what actually takes place. And then I interviewed John Burke for my book. John Burke is a Christian pastor in Austin, Texas. He has studied a thousand near death experiences over 35 years. And his conclusion, which was radical to me, is that when you look at the core of what happens in these near death experiences, yes, there are some differences. But look at the core of what actually takes place. Don't look at how people interpret it, but look what actually occurs, it is consistent with Christian theology. That was very important to me. And you mentioned the word corroboration, and I'm with you. I mean, you know, when somebody tells me, oh, I died and I met Jesus and these 5 foot ten is brown eyes. I may go, okay, well, I can't corroborate that. But when we have a study that was done of 21 blind people, most of them blind since birth, who, during their near death experiences, could see for the first

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"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:38 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"The evidence, the stories and everything. So let's just let's leap into it. I mean, there are people that don't believe they think this is it and in my book is atheism definitely. I feel like it doesn't really make sense on a number of levels that this is it. But why did you write a book saying effectively, this is not it. There's a thing called heaven, a place called heaven beyond this world. Well, several years ago, I almost died. And yeah, my wife found me unconscious on the bedroom floor. She called aromatics. I woke up. This is something you never want to have happen to you. I woke up in the emergency room. And I looked into the face of the doctor and you looked down at me and he said, you're one step away from a coma two steps away from dying. And then I went unconscious again. When was this Lee? How long ago was this? This was ten years ago. Ten years ago. I had no idea. Yeah. What is that? It's a severe drop in my blood sodium level. And I had I lost a kidney as part of it, and I was hovering between life and death. My blood sodium level was so low that most doctors when I give them the medical data and I was like, look at me and say, oh, you died, right? I mean, you can't live with it. So they have to raise it, the level very carefully over a period of days because if they don't do it right, you'll end up physically or mentally disabled. You may die. And so I hovered between life and death for quite a while. How rare is this? It sounds very rare. I've never heard this before, and it just happened out of the blue to

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Lee Strobel Talks About His Inspiration to Write 'The Case for Heaven'

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:38 min | 6 months ago

Lee Strobel Talks About His Inspiration to Write 'The Case for Heaven'

"The evidence, the stories and everything. So let's just let's leap into it. I mean, there are people that don't believe they think this is it and in my book is atheism definitely. I feel like it doesn't really make sense on a number of levels that this is it. But why did you write a book saying effectively, this is not it. There's a thing called heaven, a place called heaven beyond this world. Well, several years ago, I almost died. And yeah, my wife found me unconscious on the bedroom floor. She called aromatics. I woke up. This is something you never want to have happen to you. I woke up in the emergency room. And I looked into the face of the doctor and you looked down at me and he said, you're one step away from a coma two steps away from dying. And then I went unconscious again. When was this Lee? How long ago was this? This was ten years ago. Ten years ago. I had no idea. Yeah. What is that? It's a severe drop in my blood sodium level. And I had I lost a kidney as part of it, and I was hovering between life and death. My blood sodium level was so low that most doctors when I give them the medical data and I was like, look at me and say, oh, you died, right? I mean, you can't live with it. So they have to raise it, the level very carefully over a period of days because if they don't do it right, you'll end up physically or mentally disabled. You may die. And so I hovered between life and death for quite a while. How rare is this? It sounds very rare. I've never heard this before, and it just happened out of the blue to

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"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:22 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"He kind of pulled the rug out from underneath the whole thing here. So there is something going on, but I'm not confident that it's going to be Arizona style forensic investigation. But we do have hope outside of any announcement from Harrisburg is that there are several counties that might go ahead and do their own forensic investigation. So if we could bring it to the local level, that's the way around this. So I'm really thankful for the vote ladies who are leading effort in that. It's really a grassroots movement because if you don't have free and fair elections, you know, what happens to the republic? I agree. I agree. Now, do you know how long it will take to get any kind of results out of whatever's happening now with Pennsylvania? Well, it's a darn shame because I had to solve the plan that I would have had it done within 6 weeks. Two months ago, three months ago, you know, this is back in August now with September 3 months on him was a hundred days beyond where I was when it was pulled out for me because of political ambitions of senator Corman and others. And this is not a stat between me and him. This is really more about voting integrity. Somebody just do the investigation. At the county level, it would probably be early next year. In Harrisburg, what was subpoenaed was was not even the ballots. So it's not even headed in a direction that most of us were hoping for. Okay. Because I had read this story in the gateway pundit, I hadn't seen it like anywhere else. And I thought, well, this is a time to bring you back on because I know you spearheaded this. And I've said this many times on the program, if all of this had been reversed, had this been in 6 swing states all the voting stopped at within a couple hours of each other or in the early hours after the election and Donald Trump had come from behind within three days with tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of votes coming in for him. The media would not have said like, oh, well, there's nothing to see here. In fact, don't even talk about it. He's to come back kid. He did it. He did it. But because it was Joe Biden, there was nothing to see here. So we have to look into these things folks. We have to look into them. I have to set this speech is on the Senate floor in Pennsylvania of my colleagues on the other side, stand up and I'm quoting them say there was no fraud this past election. It was a perfect election. Really? We have Philadelphia, let's renown for the past hundred years. Are you kidding me? And then for those people to be so dishonest and, you know, why do we keep the votes the ballots for 22 months under federal law, we have to keep them? So they can be analyzed, so they can recount it. They can be looked at reviewed. Forensics, whatever we need to do. And they're just sitting there. Another explanation point. So last week, of course, you may have saw the videos that came out of Delaware county, which is just below Philadelphia. And there's actually a video of voting officials and Delaware county destroying ballots and material related to the election in 2020. And they're talking about, hey, this is a felony, so we have to be careful. Yeah. Oh, my goodness. It's still a big, big giant banana out there. That has to be looked into. Unfortunately, we have to leave it there, Lee struggles coming up next Eric metaxas interview there. Regarding miracles. So that should be an uplifting 30 minutes from for the rest of their show. And don't forget new traumatic. This is really great new traumatic suit. So big sponsor of this program, 35% off when you use the code Eric all this week. New traumatic dot com use the code Eric. Senator Doug mastriano, thank you once again. We'll be hearing from you again in the future. I'm sure. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving. You too. Well, that was captain burger. Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Taubman have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about $1 a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. So if you're in pain from exercise or even just getting older or the three week quick start.

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"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:02 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Welcome. I am Alvin sedar. One of the two producers sitting in for mister metaxas today. And it's a real pleasure for me really to welcome you to the start of the Thanksgiving week. Now, I'm certainly sorry about what happened. The tragedy and walk ashore over the weekend in Wisconsin. It's a very sad way for America to start this Thanksgiving week. I think everybody was looking for a breather to hope that we would have something to just relax and just say, look, let's all calm down and get into a thankful week and now we have what happened over in Waukesha happening. And very, very, very sad. Later this hour, I just want to mention before we introduce our first guest. Later this hour, Lee strobel is interviewed by Eric metaxas and he's talking about miracles. So hopefully that's going to be a very upbeat to put a positive spin on some things that are going on. But before we get there, I wanted to welcome senator Doug mastriano from Pennsylvania to the program. He's going to talk a little bit briefly about the written house verdict and of course the tragedy over the weekend. But also, there's something very big. So very big news coming out of Pennsylvania about the 2020 election and the audit going on there. So senator Doug mastriano from Pennsylvania, I want to welcome you back to the program. Thank you. Thank you all but for having me on. It's a tragic day though. We watch what happened in Wisconsin yesterday and our heart is broken. I guess we'll get more information. Looks like the perpetrator there or the accused has a record of sorts of criminal activity. But prayers until then until we know what's going on for the recovery of those who are injured in that tragic incident. You know, when this happens over this holiday season between now and Christmas, it just seems it really hit home a little bit harder because it's a time when we come together as a country. When we get thanks to God this week, I remember a couple years back the Christmas market in Berlin had a similar thing happened and you know, it just really hurts because it's supposed to be a family and turning ourselves back over to God. And thankfulness for this great blessing is given us over the past year. Yeah. Yeah, I agree. That's what I'm not kidding after the rittenhouse verdict on Friday. And I just thought, okay, now we can X here. Yes, there's going to be protests. There's going to be some violence. Unfortunately. But we're going to get to a Thanksgiving week that, you know, that we can finally say like, look, let's try to put some things behind us. And now this happens. Yeah, it is heartbreaking. So on rittenhouse, I mean, obviously, we watched a bit with bated breath. Well, first off, clearly that case should not have been brought forth. It should have been dismissed because it was clearly an act of self defense. We had the video. We had eyewitnesses. We even had the one guy who was shot at survived. That was attacking a rittenhouse. And it just seems like our basic freedoms are constantly under assault in America. And so that's why it's important that we have more diligence and that we have more people active politically and running for office what have you and every position support. We saw this past year in Pennsylvania and across a nation that school boards are important. The county commissioner's important, even state senators are important. And so we can't stand aside now. Yeah, yeah. I know. And I've said this on the program before, it's one of the things I knew growing up that phrase that said, all politics are local. And it does start right with your local school board. That's the basis and you go up from there. Yeah, you really can't make this stuff up. I mean, obviously loudon counties put an exclamation point on a whole point of view there and how important even school boards are. But, you know, around my state here, thankfully, a lot of people instead of just standing aside and here's one thing out, but that really strikes me. American Christians, we have to be careful about, I guess passivity is maybe not the right word. But just I guess lack of care, you know, hey, things are going terrible in our country and then Christians will often say they'll throw their hands up and say, oh, it's God's will. That is ridiculous nonsense. No, it's not his will. For some reason God chooses to work through the agency of men and women like you and me to stand in the gap like Esther's like giddy and like Martin Luther picky here, George washingtons. And if you just throw up your hands, all right, God will raise up and deliver deliver from elsewhere Esther chapter four, but it will take time. There'll be consequences. We saw that in 1934 Germany. There was one guy standing in a way of Adolf Hitler, his name was Kurt von schleier, retired general working within the republic. And he could have stopped Hitler and he had his estimate. He chickened out. Hitler hadn't killed a few weeks later. So God rays up and deliver from elsewhere. The United States armed forces going to take us ten years to get there to think about the consequences had Kurt von schleicher done his sees his moment history would have been different and maybe no Holocaust and catastrophe the Second World War. So it does matter. So thank you for those who are stepping up these days and standing in gap and running for office. Running for office was never ever an aspiration for me. And I turned down his path because I had to do something. Yes, I know. And now you're going to explain what's going on in Pennsylvania because it sounds like some positive news this week. Yeah, I hope to be proven wrong, obviously I had been leading the effort for a forensic audit in Pennsylvania and it all started a year ago this week actually. The 25th of November, I had my Gettysburg hearing. And it really got things moving. It's as far as exercising or constitutional oversight of reviewing the election results. You know, the left, of course, they have their ridiculous talking points. It's funny. I was reviewing my findings from last year and when the media writes about me on mastery and who advanced the big lie and false claims of voter voting cheating and what have you. I want to see my letter and they had not disproven anything on my letter thus far. So this journalist do your jobs, turn your brains on. So Pennsylvania, I was leading the effort had it all lined up to launch a series of Arizona style audit ended up clashing with career politicians in the form of senator Jake Corman the president of the Pennsylvania Senate..

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Sen. Doug Mastriano Talks About the Importance of Local Politics

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:22 min | 6 months ago

Sen. Doug Mastriano Talks About the Importance of Local Politics

"And so that's why it's important that we have more diligence and that we have more people active politically and running for office what have you and every position support. We saw this past year in Pennsylvania and across a nation that school boards are important. The county commissioner's important, even state senators are important. And so we can't stand aside now. Yeah, yeah. I know. And I've said this on the program before, it's one of the things I knew growing up that phrase that said, all politics are local. And it does start right with your local school board. That's the basis and you go up from there. Yeah, you really can't make this stuff up. I mean, obviously loudon counties put an exclamation point on a whole point of view there and how important even school boards are. But, you know, around my state here, thankfully, a lot of people instead of just standing aside and here's one thing out, but that really strikes me. American Christians, we have to be careful about, I guess passivity is maybe not the right word. But just I guess lack of care, you know, hey, things are going terrible in our country and then Christians will often say they'll throw their hands up and say, oh, it's God's will. That is ridiculous nonsense. No, it's not his will. For some reason God chooses to work through the agency of men and women like you and me to stand in the gap like Esther's like giddy and like Martin Luther picky here, George washingtons. And if you just throw up your hands, all right, God will raise up and deliver deliver from elsewhere Esther chapter four, but it will take time. There'll be

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"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:55 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"I found there are 900 scholarly articles published in scientific and medical journals over the last 40 years on near death experience This is a very well scientifically studied phenomena And so what I looked at is corroboration How do I know people say oh I died I went to heaven I can't corroborate that Who knows People lie about that stuff But there are things you can corroborate to show that indeed just as the Bible describes at the time of death our soul our spirit separates from our physical body I'll give you a quick example The woman named Maria dies of a heart attack in the hospital She's dead She's clinically dead And yes she says later I was conscious the whole time She said I watched the resuscitation efforts from the ceiling of the emergency room I'm looking down and watching it And then she said her spirits floated out of the hospital And then when she was later brought back to life she was later revived She said by the way on the roof of the hospital and the third story landing there's a man's tennis shoe and it's left footed It's dark blue There's some wear over the little toe and the shoelace just tucked under the heel So they go off to the roof of the hospital Sure enough just as she had described it was there That's the kind of corroboration where people see things and hear things that they could not have seen and heard if they didn't have an authentic out of body experience that way In fact 21 blind people were studied half of them blind since birth some people had never even seen a shadow in their life and yet during that time that their spirit was separated from their body They were able to see for the first time They saw people they saw plants They saw birds and so forth And we're able to describe them And then when they were ultimately revived their eyesight disappeared again That's the kind of collaboration that tells me that there is something that confirms that when we do die we actually live on Now we can't say for how long from the near death experiences But it confirms what scripture tells us about the soul separating from the body

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"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:41 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"One of the points you make that really blew me away Was that people die for their religion all the time All kinds of religions Throughout human history That's not unique at all That's not proof of anything But you make the point that nobody Nobody dies and suffers For something they absolutely know to be false So why is it that the people who so closely surrounded Jesus Christ as apostles But suffered through the most painful deaths and agonizing lives afterwards evangelizing his cause if they knew it to be false Yeah that's exactly right Because I said people were telling me well you know that cycles were willing to die for their faith And indeed there's 7 inches sources that confirm that they live lives of deprivation and suffering as a result of their proclamation issues And so they said well look they're willing to die for it They must be true So we met That doesn't make sense As you said Dan kind of concrete pilots in World War II or terrorists today crashing airplanes are doing suicide bombings They're willing to die for what they believe So what's the difference And it turns out the difference is exactly like you said a terrorist today who blows himself up with a suicide bomb He sincerely believes with all of his heart If he does that he'll go to Paradise to be with his guide Now does he know for sure No we can't know for sure but he's been plotted He believes it and he's willing to die for it That proves nothing But of all people of ever lived in history the disciples were unique position They didn't just believe Jesus rose from the dead and thus proved just the son of God They were there They touched him They talk with her They ate with them After it was resurrected They knew the truth They knew whether it was a lie or whether it actually happened And knowing the truth they were willing to die for Nobody knowingly and willingly dies for what they know is a lie And so that is as good confirmation that what they're saying is

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"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:30 min | 6 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Folks I'm talking to Lee strobel, who's the author of a new book called the case for heaven, a journalist investigates evidence for life after death. I am so fascinated by this. You were just about to say something before we went to the break. Well, you made a very important point error, which is that we're not reducible to our brain. We are more than our physical brain. And how do we know that? Because there's a difference between our brain our physical brain and our consciousness, our mind or our spirit, our soul. And the example that was given to me by the neuroscientists from Cambridge University who I interviewed, doctor Sharon Derek's PhD from Cambridge, who have well-known neuroscientists who wrote a book called am I just my brain and the answer is no, you're not. But she gave an illustration. She said, what if there was a woman named Mary? And Mary was the world's leading expert on vision. She understood the physical makeup of the eye how it was constructed, the physics, the chemistry, how the eye functions how images are carried through the optic nerve, how the brain processes that. She understands it better than anybody in the world. But she's blind. What if all of a sudden for the first time, Mary received her eyesight? At that moment, would marry learn anything new about vision. Yeah. She wouldn't be able to see she'd had the first person experience of seeing no amount of knowledge about the physical working of the eye and the brain would get married to that point of that first person experience of seeing. And so consciousness and the brain are not the same thing. Consciousness or they soul or the spirit don't is distinct from the human brain. Whenever you hear people talk about the idea that the brain is a computer, blah, blah, blah, blah. And you say, what is consciousness? I mean, this is heavy stuff. Yeah. But when is it that you become conscious, computers are not conscious? How big does a computer have to be before it makes the leap to consciousness? It will never make the leap to consciousness. Because that a brain is different from a mind. And when you're talking about this, I mean, this is very heavy and there are scientists who have really puzzled over this and there are some people who just sort of assume that, well, of course, we live in material universe, but that leap, it's an infinite leap. You can never make the leap from computer to

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"lee strobel" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

Cross Examined Official Podcast

07:22 min | 7 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

"Longer but the crime wouldn't be severe as at ten second murder that i committed right so The amount of time it takes is irrelevant and really the question is who is being sinned against We're sitting against an infinite god and consequently the the implications are the consequences of those sins are greater than for instance. If if i were to kill the president of the united states my penalty is going to be greater. Than if i killed you. The law says that assassination of a political leader is worthy of greater. Punish more police officers or police officer exactly and so when we're sitting against an infant god of that suggests that the consequences for that should be substantial as well. How about the idea that actual send continues in hell. Is that scriptural league that you don't just pay for the sins you've committed on earth but you continue to send in hell hollow took a question i think the the certainly the unrepentant nature of those in hell continues and that's sinful in and of itself. So i suppose you could say from that ass back that a continued hardness of heart and it continued rebel. Rebellion against god is sim and and would continue in hell as one scholar told me said you know hell is not a place where people just they're good blokes but god isn't good enough to let him go. No these are people who continue in their rebellion. God is not going to force anybody into heaven against their will. If you don't want exactly love must require choice. Right and god gives us that choice that we're able to make you also explore a little bit in this chapter early. The idea that there could be a second chance in heaven. How did you yeah. Our house or in the afterlife. I should say after you die. People have about that scripturally. What do you think about that is that is that a possibility. I think it's highly speculative but i think it's worth exploring. There's a new book out from university. Press call postmortem opportunity. That takes an academic look at this issue. It's interesting that martin. Luther actually opened the door to this in some of his letters that he wrote and so and the question is could this explanation for what happens to people who in this world do not hear the gospel or the hero distorted gospel it accurate or what about children who die before they're able to understand the consequences of sin and so forth Could a opportunity to hear the real gospel after their death Be an explanation for that. The bible of course says we are pointing wants to die and then the judgment but doesn't say that's immediate right and so it's i think it's interesting speculation. I think it's worth exploring. I'm not ready to buy into it. But we do explored in the book and paul copan takes seriously enough to really look at it from a critical perspective. You also talk about windows. The judgment occur for christians and for unbelievable. I know that's probably getting esque. Atallah g here and so there may be some agreement. But what's your best assessment of when judgement actually occurs the minute you die or when does it happen. Yeah i believe that ultimately judgment is going to happen. Did the consummation of history when jesus returns okay and that's when final judgment will take place now when we die And our soul separates from our physical body We will go to a what's called the present heaven or the intermediate state Which is sort of a holding is sort of you know. If you go to haiti's you're kind of on death row waiting for the ultimate judgment that you're going to be you know Ultimately end eternally excluded from the presence of god. So you're sort of in a waiting pattern. But the i believe the ultimate judgments gonna take place when jesus returns. The book is the case for having with lee strobel. And when we come back from the break we're gonna talk about the nature of heaven. What is it one. Long church service is that many of us can't spend an hour in church without getting antsy. What's happened is going to be having well mansor. So you don't wanna miss. The final segment would li struggle again. The the book is called the case for having a journalist investigates evidence for life after death. This is in the same style. As case for christ case for faith tastes for creator case for the real jesus case for miracles get lease making a case. You ought to make the case so this book ladies and gentlemen and we are back in just two minutes no going the case for having the great lee strobel new york times bestselling author is the author of this brand new balki interviews some great scholars who he makes very understandable. And you're gonna wanna get the book. The case for heaven now lee just before the break we were talking a lot about hell nature hell. Why don't we talk about the nature of having. Is it going to be one long. Church service people going to really really be excited about that. What is having all badly. Well i think one of the big misunderstandings is people. Think that having some sort of a theory l. existence in the cloud someplace that were purely spiritual a ghostly souls who are going to be involved with the singing hymns twenty four seven and. That's not the way it's described in scripture I interviewed a scholar by the name of scot mcknight in the book and he pointed out that heaven is in some far off place. It's really here. It's the renewal of our world is a very earthly and physical place. Not just for spirits and souls but for resurrected bodies designed for the kingdom of god you know revelation does not say god is gonna make everything god is gonna make all new things. It says he's gonna make all things new right. And so this happens going to resemble our present world but it'd be transformed place for transformed. People at all of chretien will be set free to worship god in praise. Everything good about our creation will be put on steroids. You'll be a place of festivals and music parties and and joy in adventure and exploration and and and one thing about and a lot of people don't know is that every year the chicago cubs. Well that's that's that's not gonna be good thing for new york yankee new york mets fan talking about come on. Somebody's losing in heaven. Come on it's only fair after all they've gone through this world..

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"lee strobel" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

Cross Examined Official Podcast

07:55 min | 7 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

"A hundred percent with that another section of the book and again we're talking to lee strobel. The book is called the case for heaven. Brand new book in a long line of casebooks leah's written and again the best thing about these books is not only to get lease insights. You get the scholars that he interviews and lee. You do a great job of taking. What can be academic information in pudding the cookies on the bottom shelf so to speak so people can really draw some valid conclusions. And i know you you interview some some some great people you all. You have a chapter in here on the soul. What are you covering chapter well. The question is neuro. Scientists have a mapping the electrical activity of the brain of course for a number of years and it tongue in cheek. They say well you know. We haven't found the sole source. It sounds like makita. Say same thing. You're hearing mrs astronaut. The russian cosmonaut me went up and he said. I don't see got up here. Which is a vacuous comment. But but but e so they say that are just a brain. We are just bring well. I interviewed a neuroscientist with a phd from cambridge university. Dr sharon derek's. She actually wrote a book called. Am i just my brain in her conclusions. No you're not just your brain but you are a body and a spirit of body and consciousness in a soul in the physical brain cannot account for the phenomenon of consciousness through our soul our spirit. Our koch assist is distinct from our physical brain. It animates our physical brain and and interacts with our physical brain. But it's distinct from it. At one of the way she illustrates. This is through a thought experiment. She says imagine a woman they marry is the world's leading expert on vision. She understands everything about how. The i function she understands. How the optic nerve carries impulses how the brain translate those in the images. She understands the physics and the chemistry of vision better than anybody in the world. But she's blind. What if. Mary were suddenly given her site. At that moment this she became able to see. Would she learn anything new about vision and the interest of christian would of course she would she would be able to see and so what what she said to me. She said lead. That means physical facts alone cannot explain the first person experience of consciousness. No amount of knowledge about the physical working of the eye and brain would get married closer to the experience of what it's like to actually see. So she said. Conscious simply cannot be synonymous with brain activity She also made the point which is a good point that no Discovery of modern neuroscience disproving the existence of the soul. We can map the physical. The you know the the areas of the brain that lineup when negatively steak place. But we can't see our thoughts we we can't see what's actually in our minds and so this is important because as i said earlier. According to christian theology our consciousness our spirit continues to exist after our physical demise. You also have a quote here from her. That i like some thirty three. A she said science could never disprove. God that would be like scientists figuring out how all the programming works on facebook and then declaring so this disproves the existence of mark zuckerberg. That is a good quote. So what i want to ask you this. Because i've dealt with atheist for many years now as you know and it seems to me they just don't get the self-defeating nature of materialism if our mind is our brain. Why should we trust anything. Our brain is telling us because it's driven by the laws of physics. Have you run into any atheists. A will admit yeah. That's a big problem for us. Well you know you look at sam harris and he says look if this is true we have free will. If we don't hear free will how in the world is anybody held accountable for everything. They do. Other great or terrible. It's on we can't live that way not live as if we have no free will and so you're right there in these internal contradictions and elvin planta courses pointed out years ago. That that If our brains are merely the The product of evolutionary processes than. How can we trust them to to know that it's knowing as the truth right you're right these are self-defeating beliefs that atheists half. Yeah lewis did did a great job. I think it was in his book. Miracles talking about the self-defeating nature of materialism then you have a chapter in here on the pyramid of heaven y- pyramid to have an. I should say explain what you cover there. What's that about you. Chad chad chad. I've heard his name. But i don't know him personally. Yeah she had this awesome chad. This is so cool. Chad was a volunteer in our apologetic ministry with mark middleburg and i many many years ago willow creek church in chicago and he got turned onto apologetic. He was an engineer. He was once on the verge suicide. He had a gun in his hand was going to kill himself Because of the the meaninglessness of life became turned on by philosophy went on to get his phd from. Marquette became later the vice president of the jellicoe philosophical societies professor philosophy at bethel college in indiana and he came up with actually one day. The story is i was preaching at a church in. He was sitting there waiting for me to finish and a guy came up to me and said hey. I really thought your talk was interesting. But i'm an atheist all kinds of questions. Could we get together and talk. And i said you know what i'm about to leave town for a month but maybe like to talk to my friend chad. So chad said yeah. I'll talk to you so they made an appointment. The guy came over to chance apartment in chan in order to make the case for christianity Created this pyramid And he begins with the question of truth. What is ruth. And then he goes to different worldviews vm. Atheism and pantheon. Probably pantheon right and then he argues y theism makes the most sense and then he goes to revelation scripture. He goes to the resurrection and ultimately to the gospel. So this sort of builds a pyramid starting at the broadest base which is what is truth and then building upward to the gospel and so we employ that in the book and we walked through these various worldviews the three main worldviews. And look at you know the flaws in them and the shortcomings in them and demonstrate. The theism is the only one that really is coherent. The scriptures of the bible are the only scriptures that that the whole together logically and historically and so forth and so we kind of use that structure to build a pyramid that points upward toward the gospel in toward the truth of christianity. But i thought it was a creative way. The chad came up with to put christianity to the test. Yeah and it. It is really are thority. If in fact the scriptures are true. This is where we get the best information on heaven and yet we cut back from. We come back the break with lee strobel. We are going to investigate that a little bit more. You're listening. I don't have enough faith to be an atheist with frank turk and american family radio network. I want to mention or being myrtle beach this weekend. With the great alex mcfarland. We're doing a truth for new generation at first baptist. Myrtle beach details around the website. Then monday night.

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"lee strobel" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

Cross Examined Official Podcast

07:18 min | 7 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

"Now i've heard of this remote viewing that you you mentioned here. The people are are outside of their bodies somehow and are witnessing things that they couldn't otherwise witness. I've heard other cases and gary habermas mentioned this to where there's there's someone on an operating table and after their revived flatlined after their revived. They said there was just an accident on third in maine. Yes i just saw it and the doctors verify that at that time there was an accident on third in maine and there's no way that person on the table could have known that they were operating table the whole time. So that's exactly right. We'd have a seven year old girl who was drowned. She drowned in a ymca swimming pool in idaho. She was flatlined. She had no brain activity. She had no heartbeat for twenty minutes. She did finally recovering when she recovered. She said oh. By the way. I was conscious the whole time and actually met jesus and She not only was able to draw a picture of the emergency room where she was taken when she was dead and she played everything exactly where it was supposed to be. Had one night. I followed my parents home from the hospital and she described what took place in that home on that evening. How her brother was playing with the gi. Joe jeep on the floor of his room. How her sister was combing the hair of her. Barbie dallas specific song however mother was was cooking a specific meal rice and chicken. How her father was sitting on the couch staring off into space. You describe exactly what they were wearing. At the time these are things she had no way of knowing and yet she was one hundred percent accurate in fact they did one study where they looked at ninety two or ninety three cases of people who may verifiable these kind of verifiable observations during their out of body experience ninety two percent of them were absolutely one hundred percent accurate another six percent. Were almost one hundred percent accurate. So there's a high degree of accuracy incl- involved in what these people are experiencing. What's more one guy. Study thirty one cases of people who are blind half of them blind since birth and yet during the near death experience they were able to see they had they had visual and visual life experiences and saw things otherwise been out of experience. We're talking to the great lee strobel his new book the case for having you need to get right now. We're talking about near death experiences. What are these. Tell us about christianity. Or what did they tell us about. Naturalism more right after the break. You're listening. I don't have enough faith to be an atheist with frank turk on american family radio network. We're back in just two minutes. Don't go anywhere if you're low on the fm. Dial looking for national public radio go no further. We're actually going to tell you the truth year. That's our intent. Anyway you're listening to have enough faith to be an atheist with frank turk on the american family radio network. My guest is great lee strobel. Yes that lee. Strobel case for christ's case for faith case for creator case for miracles case for heaven the new book. You need to get very intriguing. Lee we were just before the break talking about near death experiences and i think we got to be very clear when we're talking about these things we're not saying that they're necessarily proof of christianity but they do appear to be proof that we do survived the spirit survives after that after the death of the body and it certainly seems to disprove naturalism. Doesn't it i think it. Does you know it's bring up a good point. Let's not base our theology. Your experiences minimalist approach. My approach is to say. I'm only going to buy into that. Which i can corroborate. What can say corroborate. I can corroborate the fact and beyond a reasonable doubt that after clinical death and that's important clinical death. You know the bible says we are point. Wants to die and then the judgment. This is not permanent. Death is going to come back. This is a clinical debt. So i think we can say the beyond reasonable doubt near death experiences. Tell us that at the time of clinical death our spirit our conscious our soul does continue to live on We don't we can't say for how long but we can say it does live on. And so i think you're right. I think that's a huge challenge to naturalism. Interestingly thirteen percent of atheists in twenty seven percent of agnostics believe in. some sort of. Isn't that weird. I noticed that booklet you can in the book. Yeah and it's like. I'm not sure what they believe but i think they're just kinda confused so i think this is a real big challenge. I think it's And the other thing is the lancet which is the prestigious medical journal in england to an article on death experiences in which they concluded that none of the alternative explanations for near death experiences stand up to scrutiny. They all fall short. None of them can fully explain this phenomena and the best explanation is indeed our consciousness. Our our self are so our spirit does continue after clinical death. Are there any alternative explanations that you heard that at least initially gave you pause and said well. Maybe these aren't valid. Have you heard of them. I had hallucinations when i was Head i experienced dying because of what was going on physically in me. These are totally different than hallucinations. These are much more vivid life. Changing experiences of people have I think the story of sam storms. Sam was an atheist. He was the chairman of the art department at a secular university. He died in the hospital and yet he said he'd lived on. He was beckoned by these very friendly guys who who said come with us. He walked down a long long corridor with them and then they attacked him. They tore him apart. He said that. No horror film could begin to capture the horrific nature Of the brutality and cruelty that they showed to him he called out to jesus for health. Jesus rescued him and when he recovered he not only announced his atheism. he not only became a follower. Jesus christ he resigned his tenured professorship at the university became an ordained pastor and today is the minister of a tiny little church in rural oklahoma. I believe it is These are life changing -periences have. They're much more vivid than a superficial hallucination and as we said earlier some of them can be verified with remote viewing. So it's not just yes. I died for twenty minutes and went to heaven some scams regarding that these can be verified to be true which is all the more intriguingly. Yeah it really is. And that's why. I say. I believe beyond a reasonable doubt that they do a show that there is a continuation of our conscious after death. And you're right. J p moreland and gary harbourmaster both been researching this for a number of years.

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"lee strobel" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

02:36 min | 8 months ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"To a tree stump and he took his bible and he placed it on the stump and he made a commitment to believe what the scripture said and he said father. I accept this as your word by faith. I'm going to allow faith to go beyond my intellectual questions doubts. Because i believe this is your inspired word so billy made a choice to believe what scripture said. Even when he had occasional doubts leaving. That place billy went on to preach and los angeles at a tenth that had been erected and that basically was the lunch of his inner national ministry. Meanwhile templeton walked away from his faith. He even wrote a book with the title. Farewell to god but the story doesn't end there. My friend lee strobel told me the story of when he went to visit charles templeton. Who was quite a bit older and was in very poor health and lee strobel. Who used to work for the chicago tribune and was a well known atheist to came to faith after watching how god transformed. His wife was researching. A book is writing so he went to interview this famous atheist. Charles templeton and he brought up the subject of jesus christ and much to lead surprise. Templeton said of jesus. He was the greatest human whoever lip and then templeton went on to say the strobl. And you know what. This may sound strange but i adore him and i even would put it this way. I miss him and then lead told me he was really surprised. When charles templeton begin to weep and but the story continues on a little bit after that charles templeton was on his deathbed and his wife said that while he was there he said to her he saw angels. He said there's so beautiful. I see them now and they're waiting for me. I'm coming so thank god. charles templeton. The evangelist who became the atheist and wrote a book titled farewell to god. Came back to god. And believe but. Billy graham never stopped believing you have the same choice for for you right now. You can believe the tooth or the lie and every day when you go and watch television or you listen to music or you going social media. The lie is hitting you. The lie is hitting you. That's why you need to fill your mind and heart. With god's were counter act that.

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"lee strobel" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Material for stock maybe this is the time to reach into the back of the closet and spend some time enjoying that set you collected in nineteen sixty eight Tom Aikens Tampa US justice department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports Tony Jr William Barr side what is known as a statement of interest arguing against the policy in Connecticut that allows boys who are living as girls to compete against girls and sports events more the stories a townhall dot com about your flaws we pray let's face it it's hard to be paralyzed by worry at the same time be praying to god Lee Strobel on focus on the family minute but noticed this is a specific kind of prayer this is a prayer this specifically includes thanksgiving and so the first step we can take as we pray is to practice what some people call thank god therapy thank god therapy here's what that means first we pour out our hearts to god we tell them honestly about the anxiety were going through I like what a friend of mine tweeted just couple days ago she said he has a better chance of changing tomorrow then worry it was really good three has a better chance of changing tomorrow then worry so we pray more from Lee at family minute doubt over did you enjoy a corona virus spread so tell me something hurting those gentlemen it's a challenge but it's a pleasurable one.

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"lee strobel" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

The Scathing Atheist

04:38 min | 3 years ago

"lee strobel" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

"Well, also, take some moment this shit. Oh philosophy here. He's like sure he does all that gay Kirkegaard stuff. But he also does real stuff like history, chemistry and stuff. And then Lee Strobel promise us via j p Moreland five undisputed facts that act as circumstance evidence for Jesus being the Lord and savior five examples that are in the words of the book, quote, not in dispute by anyone and quote, okay? Let me figure this out undisputable so five pupil. Nobody the never, dammit. Let me start over. Yes. More Ritalin great. We're going to go through all five in order, and we start with exhibit one the disciples died for their beliefs. Yeah. He details. How hard the disciples had it and starting a religion. But we all agreed that at least some of the religions that started were wrong. Right. So how can this be offered up as evidence that any one of them is right? He's trying to convince us. He's like they didn't have a mansion waiting for them in the Mediterranean, dude. The head of forever life in gold covered skies city. You don't want to use the what they had waiting for them argument now. So they were like in the desert in the year. Whatever thirty something like it sucked. I'm sure to write. This is the infamous die for a lie argument, which is severely undercut by the existence of suicide bombers and different religion. Okay. But okay. So to be fair to the argument suicide bombers aren't claiming to have seen tangible evidence right there working. From a standpoint of faith by their own admission. So the die for ally arguments posits that the people dying for Jesus actually saw him. So they would have known for sure if they were lying about seeing him the real problem with his argument is that there's no evidence that any of this happened. There's just bible stories, right? Also historical examples galore of Christians who didn't claim to have seen Jesus personally desperately trying to martyr themselves. Also, you know crazy exists that does is. That is also wrong exist. Yes, wrong is thing and stupid and big fat liar. You know, they were crazy wrong stupid big fat liars or Jesus the God of the universe. Yes. So, you know, already a one in five chance about God. About to get four more reasons. So. We could pay for the wall with this kind of math. So yeah, his first undisputed fact is only valid if you take the bible as a credible source next. Well, that would be exhibit to the conversion of skept exhibit to it's exhibit B, man. I don't know how fucking court, but this isn't a court you it's exhibit ABC, especially when you have a sub list later on five dumb. Fuck. Okay. Learn thinking sentences, and as we as the argument is right, which is to say some people who didn't believe in. Christianity of actually did even that relies on a credulous reading of the bible, right? He's talking about the apostle Paul for Fuxing. If you don't take this book, literally that's the guy that invented the religion. Hey, least trouble describe this MCS, you're painting. Okay. Cool. It's a hand drawn a hand-drawn hand drawn a hand. Hey, you're done you're done. No, no. You know, yet leaves like, okay. Do you have any credible evidence? And without missing a beat Moreland says Asher do here in the gospels. It says. Yup. The bible shirt does agree with it self about being true occasionally, not even I'll check atheists occasionally. And apparently though, but if you want a dispute pulse veracity, you need to write a six volume biography about him and explain how he performed all those miracles. He very clearly claimed to have performed I was baffled by this counterargument. Look if you can't tell me how many fingers I'm holding up. The answer is pineapple. The answers pineapple, and here's your Bill, and I don't pay taxes, right and Lynch gay people fucks, but they just keep on coming as that one gives way to exhibit three changes to key social structures..

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