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1070 Lesson 5 - Why I'm Not A Mormon - Part 2 01/08/2017 W. Mark Lanier In "Why I'm NOT a Mormon Part 2", Mark points out the doctrinal differences of Christianity and Mormonism. He shares the importance of beliefs lining up with the Bible, the source of truth, and the inconsistencies depicted in the Mormon writings. Listen to Mark explain the Mormon's definition of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, creation and the explanation of humanity. 6
1017 Lesson 1 - Why I'm Not an Atheist - Part 1 07/03/2016 W. Mark Lanier Mark began a new series titled “Why I am Not …”.  with the first class, "Why I Am Not an Atheist.”  This session takes us into Mark’s world as a trial lawyer where allegations must be proven with facts and evidence. The burden of proof belongs to the atheist to prove the nonexistence of God. Listen to Mark’s argument for a real and alive God. 24
1020 Lesson 1 - Why I'm Not an Atheist - Part 2 07/26/2016 W. Mark Lanier In Part 2 of Why I’m not an Atheist, Mark poses the question, “How do atheists know there is no God?” To claim that something is true means to carry the Burden of proof. Mark shares the writings of the 4 horsemen of the new atheism and how they use fallacies and rhetoric tricks to claim there is no God. 23
1021 Lesson 3 - Why I'm not a Buddhist - Part 1 07/17/2016 Melvin Tinker Pastor Melvin Tinker from Hull, England taught Part I of this week’s class, “Why I Am Not a Buddhist. Buddha believed the way to eliminate suffering in life was to eliminate desire, and that meant reducing self to nothing. Our God is alive and relational in a real world, contrary to Buddhists who claim this world is but a dream. Listen to this powerful lesson. 12
1022 Lesson 3 - Why I'm Not A Buddhist - Part 2 07/24/2016 Melvin Tinker 11
1024 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 1 08/07/2016 W. Mark Lanier 21
1023 Lesson 1 - Why I'm Not An Atheist - Part 3 07/31/2016 W. Mark Lanier In Part III of Why I'm not an atheist, Mark uses Scripture to show humans don't define God: he's not a genie. Mark continues by refuting the various arguments atheists use to disprove God. Listen to the lesson to better understand an atheist doesn’t understand who God is. 22
1025 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 2 08/14/2016 W. Mark Lanier Mark’s class this week, Why I’m not Agnostic, Continued Part II, uses two questions to weigh the evidence for and against God. Mark offers real questions to show a real God. Why is there beauty? Why is fair and justice important? Listen to the evidence for and against proof of God and why Mark is not agnostic. 20
1026 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 3 08/21/2016 W. Mark Lanier 19
1030 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 7 10/02/2016 W. Mark Lanier 15
1027 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 4 09/11/2016 W. Mark Lanier Mark continues with Part 4 of Why I’m not an Agnostic by weighing evidence for and against God. Words matter; words express ideas. Is there significant evidence that we should believe in God? Mark discusses how God made a cause and an effect world. Listen to his reasoning about the existence of God through the Judeo-Christian worldview. In God we have Truth, man made in His image, and purpose. 18
1028 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 5 09/18/2016 W. Mark Lanier 17
1029 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 6 09/25/2016 W. Mark Lanier 16
1031 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 8 10/09/2016 W. Mark Lanier Mark teaches Why I am Not an Agnostic Part 8 in this week’s Biblical Literacy Class. This week, Mark address a controversial topic of where God fits in faith and science. He discusses the question of does a belief in God mesh with science in making sense of the cosmos? We can examine the Bible to see if it’s at odds with science, but the Bible is not a science book. The biggest difference in the worldview during ancient times regarding creation is Israel believed in one God, a spirit not part of the creation. God cannot be confined to human calculations or understanding. Listen to Mark’s lesson about how humans attempt to define God. 14
1035 Lesson 4 - Why I'm Not A Muslim - Part 2 11/06/2016 W. Mark Lanier
Why I'm not a Muslim Part II.
Mark identifies the core reason why he is not Muslim, and it’s historical accuracy. He explains the Muslim’s Quran does not agree to other historical documents written in that time. The Muslim faith has no need for Jesus to die, and their Quran is revered and worshiped. Listen to Mark explain the historical inaccuracies of the Quran.
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1032 Lesson 4 - Why I'm Not A Muslim - Part 1 10/23/2016 W. Mark Lanier Mark continued his series of "Why I Am Not" with an overview of - Why I am not a Muslim. Mark’s teachings focused on the historical accuracy of the Judeo-Christian Old Testament and the Christian New Testament vs the Quran. Continue listening to the origin of Islam and the religion’s belief that Muhammad is the messenger to receive God’s revelation. 10
1033 Lesson 2 - Why I'm Not An Agnostic - Part 9 10/16/2016 W. Mark Lanier 13
1074 Lesson 5 - Why I'm Not A Mormon - Part 1 12/29/2016 W. Mark Lanier Mark began Why I am Not a Mormon Part I with the statement: “I find the Mormon faith inconsistent in core areas of teaching and practice with that of the Bible.” Joseph Smith founded Mormonism with his revelation and uncovering of The Book of Mormon. Listen to Mark delve into the history, core teachings, and theology between Mormonism and the Bible. 7
1080 Lesson 4 - Why I'm Not A Muslim - Part 3 11/27/2016 W. Mark Lanier 8
1087 Lesson 7- Why I'm Not A Jew... Or Am I? - Part 1 02/12/2017 W. Mark Lanier 3
1088 Lesson 7- Why I'm Not A Jew...Or Am I? - Part 2 02/19/2017 W.Mark Lanier

Mark continues with Part 2 of “Why I'm not a Jew, or am I?” Mark continues with principle number 5 of Maimonides' 13 principles of the Jewish faith. Listen to the explanation of each one and the Old and New Testament Scripture that verifies them.

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1084 Addendum 1: How Do We Hear God? 01/22/2017 W. Mark Lanier Mark’s lesson focuses on How Do We Hear God? On decisions big and small, do we hear God or the enemy? In the Old Testament, God spoke in many ways, but with the coming of Jesus, He speaks to us through His Son. Listen to Mark discuss how Jesus is the Word for all people and has a message for everyone. 5
1085 Lesson 6 - Why I'm Not A Hindu 01/29/2017 W. Mark Lanier Mark Lanier teaches, "Why I an NOT a Hindu." Hinduism pulls together and embraces all religions. Mark teaches not all roads lead to the mountaintop of God. What Hindus believe is difficult to explain because of their individual view of God. No set beliefs. No structure. No founder. No clear set of scripture. Listen to the general truths of Hinduism for a better understanding of this ancient religion.


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1091 Lesson 7- Why I'm Not A Jew...Or Am I? - Part 3 03/19/2017 W. Mark Lanier 1