Battle Log

Sunday 17 August 2008

Posted by Posted 21 August 2008, 7:27 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

The Skypecast started off really well, with the room filling to 100 people (the max limit in Skype) within minutes. Also, for the entire night there was many people who wanted to have a conversation with us.

One of the first hecklers I chatted to was a Hindu man who had many questions about Christianity. One of the main issues of discussion was, 'Who is God?' As a Hindu, he proclaimed that God is everywhere, so thus everything. That is why there are some 330 million Hindu gods today. However I pointed out to the man that his pantheistic belief is logically inconsistent. For if a tree is God, then God would have to exist (to create the universe) before he existed, which is simply absurd. The man was actually surprised to hear that other God believers don't think God is everything. So he asked what I thought God is, and I said that He is the creator of the universe, with the attributes of being good, holy, loving and just.

The man proclaimed that he believed there is only one God, but just many representations of Him. So he was saying, the god of Islam is the same as the God of Christianity, and the same with Hinduism. But that belief is obviously false, for the the law of non-contradiction within logic demands that something cannot be two mutually exclusive things at the same time in the same relationship. So a trinitarian God (of Christianity) is contradictory with a Unitarian god (of Islam). Thus they both cannot be true.

Later in the Skypecast, I had a chat with a Muslim who proclaimed his own beliefs. But when his beliefs came under scrutiny, he was unable to respond to the blantent contradictions within Islam.

Again later I had a conversation with an Atheist who proclaimed there was no God, yet he had no evidence to back his claim up. So I provided a positive case to Him why there must be God, this then progressed unto why we can know the Bible is true. By the end of the conversation, he couldn't rationally continue to say that there is no God.

The Skypecast was broadcast live on Voice of Truth Radio and we had Rob Liaison help answered a few common questions during the Skypecast. There was 500 people who listened in during the course of the night. So we made sure the gospel was preached often.

We will have another Skypecast at the same time next week - Sunday 9pm - 12am GMT+10. If you would like to advertise the upcoming Operation 513 Skypecasts on your webpage/blog/myspace, please visit the Skypecast page and that will give you the instructions on how you can do so.

To God be the glory!

View previous Skypecast report (10 August 2008)