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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 15th-21st, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Written Bible – Ep. 129 – Why Should I Believe Christianity? – God Is Not Silent – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? When did the earth dry after the flood?

3.) Mathematics Cannot be Racist

4.) How the Trinity explains the problem of the one and the many

5.) Christian Blogger: How To Think About ‘Woke’

6.) Plato: A Van Tilian’s Thoughts

7.) Authority of Scripture

8.) Brute Facts Are Mute Facts: A Van Tilian Transcendental Argument

9.) The Economics of Protestantism

10.) Arguing from the Impossibility of the Contrary

11.) Pushing the Antithesis meme and a Veritas Domain meme

12.) What’s Lacking in Evolutionary Theory

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Divine Blessing and the Fullness of Life in the Presence of God

William R. Osborne. Divine Blessing and the Fullness of Life in the Presence of God.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, October 20th 2020.  160 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Do you have a biblical view of God’s blessing?  There are those today who get caught up with prosperity Gospel.  That’s one error.  But another error can arise that is born from over-reaction to the Prosperity Gospel in which God’s blessings are denies, downplayed or the subject is diverted.   A biblical theology of blessing is much needed and I believe this book makes a unique contribution since most works against prosperity Gospel engages the topic more in a fashion of “systematic theology” but here with this book the author uses biblical theology in his methodology in tackling the blessing of God.  This I think helps readers to see verses about blessing in its context and also in light of how God’s progressive revelation unfolded.  The author is William R. Osborne , a Professor of biblical and theological studies at College of the Ozarks and he is more than qualified to write a biblical theology of God’s blessing from Genesis to Revelation.

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Encourage a father that’s an Example to Others.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: When did the earth dry after the flood?

Here are the answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

On the first day of the first month.

Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, that the water was dried up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground had dried up.” ( Genesis 8:13)

On the 27th day of the second month.

14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry” (Genesis 8:14)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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This is a thought about Jesus I had this week.

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A Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!  So here’s a Batman comic book review!

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Scott Snyder.  Batman: Gates of Gotham. New York, NY: DC Comics, February 7th 2012. 144 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

There is a rather different feel to this Batman story, in a refreshing kind of way!  Its part-mystery, part-Gothic, part-Steampunk and part-Noir.  And yet it does all that in a way that didn’t feel it was forced or trying to do everything but failing in doing anything.  I appreciate these dimensions to the story of this Batman graphic novel and felt the uniqueness kept me going in reading this (and I haven’t read much comics so far in 2021!).

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Session 25: Holiness of God Part 1: Definition and God’s Transcendent Majesty

Purpose: In this lesson we will consider the definition of holiness, note the two-fold aspect of divine holiness, present biblical proofs concerning the Transcendent majesty of God and end with implications for our lives.

  • Definition
  • Proof from Scripture of God’s Transcendent Majesty
  • Implications

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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 8th-14th, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Youth And Apologetics – Ep. 128 – Interview With A Pastor – Justin McCoy

2.) Bible Contradiction? How many of Azgad’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) Apologetics Illustrated During Church Services

4.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration # 64: False assumptions, Composition Fallacy and Malaysian flag mistaken for American flag with ISIS symbols

5.) A Dangerous False Curriculum

6.) Free Ebook: Explaining Biblical Inerrancy  (Not Presuppositional Apologetics per se, but of interests to the Presuppositionalists)

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Point: Sometimes during evangelistic conversations I notice various forms of the composition logical fallacies being committed.  I thought this would be a good illustration to convey the point of how composition fallacies

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Find out whether you can be a Substitute for someone while they are on Vacation.

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Explaining Biblical Inerrancy

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Rooted in Revelation

I was recently interviewed for Rooted In Revelation Podcast (Facebook page here).  It is a podcast that touch on theology, apologetics and Christian living.  This is hosted by Nate Burns.

What was the topic?  Prayer!

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How many of Azgad’s offspring returned from Babylon?

Here are the answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

1222

the sons of Azgad, 1,222;” ( Ezra 2:12)

2322

the sons of Azgad, 2,322;” (Nehemiah 7:17)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Session 24: Immutability of God Part 2: Does God repent?

Purpose: In this session we shall consider objections to the doctrine of the immutability of God from verses that mentions God repenting so that we would see how to respond to them and finally draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is unchanging.

Reminder of the definition of the immutability of God:

  1. Essentially this doctrine means that God does not change.
  2. Note: There are differences and slight nuances concerning the definition of the immutability of God among theologians, even Evangelical ones as we see below.
  3. John MacArtur and Richard Mayhue: “God’s immutability is his perfect unchangeability in his essence, character, purpose, and promises.”[1]
  4. John Feinberg: It is “the belief that God does not change in his person (being and attributes), will (decree), or purposes.”[2]
  5. Wayne Grudem: “God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and he acts and feels differently in response to different situations.”[3]

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Here are links gathered from June 1st-7th, 2021 concerning Presuppositional Apologetics or related topics that those into Presuppositional apologetics would find interesting.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 126 – Why Should I Believe Christianity? – God Is There – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did God kill all the Egyptian cattle in the fifth plague?

3.) Is TAG the same as Presup?

4.) Reponses to Pallmann on Presuppositional Apologetics

5.) 7 Questions Christians Should Think About and Ask Concerning Woke Claims

6.) Evolutionists Upset Over Lack of Evidence

7.) Religion Is Upstream Of Culture

8.) The Problem of the Criterion: A Christian’s Thoughts

9.) A Celebration and Lament over Science

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