Archive for June, 2016

Bible contradiction claim first world problem

This is another alleged Bible contradiction claim by skeptics that can be found at Skeptic Annotated Bible.

We begin with a question: What was Sodom’s sin?



10 But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet [a]be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. (Luke 10:10-12)

Seeking sex after “strange flesh”

 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an [b]example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 7)

(See Genesis 19:1 and Genesis 19:4-5)

Adultery and lies

I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. Jeremiah 23:14

Let’s take a closer look at whether there is a contradiction:


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Witty Ditty Christ Atonement

Earlier this month I wrote a post titled “.”  I’m thinking of making more of these kinds of posts in the future.

Two truths that Christian must hold is the severity of our sins and also the depth of God’s grace.  Soften either and you have an imbalanced theology.  So to remind myself of my guilt and also of God’s grace I thought this is ditty worth committing to our memory:


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Apostasy and a Biblical View of Life's Problems

Over the years I marvel at how biblically illiterate some are who claimed to have walked away from the faith.  (I must note here that I think biblical illiteracy is also an issue among those who profess faith).  One thing I often hear from those that have left the faith is their stated reason for leaving Christianity is because they had a particular problem(s) that didn’t go away when they became a believer.  So they didn’t see why they “need” Christianity.  This typically indicate a misunderstanding of what is a biblical view of life’s “problems.”


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Note: This is an urgent guest post by one of our readers we are sharing this immediately given that this is threatening tolerance of Christian beliefs of the Bible.

By B Dub

Freedom of religion is a central feature of our liberties as Americans.  It is a right affirmed in the First Amendment.  Once a society starts stripping its citizens of their essential freedoms, including religious liberty, it cannot long survive as a free society.  There is a bill in the California assembly numbered SB1146.  It could potentially be very bad for California Christian Colleges and Universities.

As of the Time of this writing it has passed the California Senate and is making its way through the California Assembly and is being review in committees.  As it is written now, it could cause real problems for religious institutions in California.  Once it makes it to Jerry Brown’s desk, he is likely to sign it.

The advocates of the bill claim it as a non-discrimination policy, but it disallows religious institutions to uphold their beliefs.   In this way it is in fact discriminatory. It says that religious requirements must be approved by the state. It could be a problem for a college enforcing their moral beliefs stemming from the religion.  For example they wouldn’t be able to talk against homosexual marriage or abortion.   This section in particular is biggest issue:

Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, including the perception that the person has any of those characteristics or that the person is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

As you can see, by the wording it claims to not be discriminatory.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.   By not allowing religious institutions’ freedom of conscious, it discriminates against their ability to enforce principles in accordance with their beliefs.

The whole text and history of the bill can be found here for reference and context.

Here is what several religious institutions in California are saying and how it affects them:

Concordia University Irvine: http://www.cui.edu/aboutcui/sb1146

Biola: http://now.biola.edu/news/article/2016/jun/08/preserve-faith-based-higher-education/

Western Baptist University: http://www.opposesb1146.com/

As well as another blogger talking about it.


What can be done?

Those of you in California contact your representatives.  Even if you are not you can still contact them.  Urge them to vote no.

If you don’t know who your representative is, you can find out here.

Tell your friends about this.  Let the word get out about this and why this bill is bad news.

Also, prayer is always encouraged.

Here is a site with more suggestions on what to do.


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Here’s a video that was rather interesting as a social experiment.

I don’t condone pranks that scare people with terrorism or threaten their lives.  I share this because it is an ilustation that worldview does matter.

While the prank never interviewed anyone afterwards for their political persuasion, I imagine Leftists and liberals who think Islam is a religion of peace would react the same as those across the other political spectrum.

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I don’t normally do a reblog but since I’m busy with our church’s VBS that ends today here’s a post from Van Til on the Scripture that’s important for apologetics

Cornelius Van Til

In the first place it must be affirmed that a Protestant accepts Scripture to be that which Scripture itself says it is on its own authority. Scripture presents itself as being the only light in terms of which the truth about facts and their relations can be discovered. Perhaps the relationship of the sun to our earth and the objects that constitute it, may make this clear. We do not use candles, or electric lights in order to discover whether the light and the energy of the sun exist. The reverse is the case. We have light in candles and electric light bulbs because of the light and energy of the sun. So we cannot subject the authoritative pronouncements of Scripture about reality to the scrutiny of reason because it is reason itself that learns of its proper function from Scripture.

– Cornelius Van Til, The Defense of the Faith 

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This is a message delivered at the ‘God’s Not Dead Conference’ in San Diego, California. Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church in Arizona presented a sermon on Presuppositional apologetics.

The Youtube page has this description:

In this message Jeff provides the foundations for demonstrating that the God of the Bible is the necessary reference point for truth and that apart from the Trinitarian God of the Bible you fall into foolishness.

I’ll have to watch this later and is one of a few links I’ve “filed” for after VBS this weekend.

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Undemocratic Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow. Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom.   Brentwood, Tennessee: Howard Books, May 19th, 2015. 289 pp.

This book is about the problem with the bureaucracy of the Federal Government and how unaccountable that have become in today’s government.  The book is written by Jay Sekulow who is probably best known to most people for his radio show “Jay Sekulow Live!” and as the Chief Counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ, not to be confused with the ACLU).  In this book he documents the frightening abuse and mismanagement of bureaucrats who sets their own agenda contrary to the other three branch of government and the will of the American people.


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Huff Po Jesus predicted Muhammad Veritas Domain show it is a lie

We just completed our four part series refuting Huffington Post’s religion piece titled “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?”  Huffington Post has a big readership and they needed to be answered.

Here are the four posts to this series:

  1. Part 4: Mopping Up Remaining Fallacies

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For your Spurgeon fixing…

The Blood of the Lamb the conquering weapon

Charles H. Spurgeon. Blood of the Lamb : The Conquering Weapon.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, September 11th, 2014. 23 pp.

This is an adaptation from an 1888 sermon by the famous preacher Charles Spurgeon.  Spurgeon’s message is based upon Revelation 12:11.  This sermon is about how the blood of Jesus Christ is the believers’ spiritual weapon.  This booklet is broken down into two points with the first being what this conquering weapon is and the second point being how to apply the blood of Christ in one’s spiritual battle with Satan.  The second part was practical while the first point pretty much is driven by the truth of the Gospel of what Christ has done through His blood.  I found this to be an edifying read and used this to read with another brother together.  I believe others will find this to be edifying as well.

Chapel Library has this work for free in various electronic format if you click HERE.

If you really want to purchase this for your Kindle Device through Amazon for a cheap cost, click HERE.

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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 15th-21st, 2016.

1.) Transcendental argument

2.) The Case Against Atheism: Atheism Fails Because of What It Is

3.) Scapegoating Christians

4.) Thomistic Irony

5.) Some Reasons Why Atheism is Logically Incoherent

6.) Reformed Forum: The Trinity and Christian Paradox

7.) I Wrote This for You!


Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

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I try not to post anything too personal on this blog but I felt compelled to ask you guys to pray for our church’s effort this weekend to reach those in our community with Vacation Bible School.  We want to reach our community and see people come to know the Lord and families to be discipled as a result of it.  This year seems to be a struggle with manpower and getting people to sign up.


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Music by Timothy Steele

Timothy H. Steele. Music.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, May 31st, 2016. 39 pp.

This is a booklet on a Christian worldview of the academic discipline of Chemistry that is part of the Faithful Learning Series published by Presbyterian and Reformed that provides an introductory look at various academic discipline from the perspective of the Christian worldview.  This particular work looks at the subject of the study of music and it is the fourth book I have read in this series.  Overall I am enjoying the series very much.


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Sometime today between 12 to 3 PM Pacific Standard Time our blog hit a new milestone: We now have had over one million views of our blog.

Thank you to all those who have read our posts, commented, reblogged and shared our materials via email and social media.  Our hope of all three bloggers is that God’s people would be edified and equipped to think more biblically and also for the lost to see an articulation of the Gospel and a Biblical worldview.  Of course I realize a big niche we fit in is the circle of Reformed believers and those who subscribe to Presuppositional apologetics but I think there’s been great fellowship with all kinds of believers here as well.

We hope the Lord would allow us to write more posts on here.

Here’s the top 10 posts of our blog that made up a good percentage of the million views:

Greg Bahnsen vs Gordon Stein Mp3

What is wrong with this argument?

How to Commit Suicide?

Christmas wish list in Presuppositional Christian Apologetics

Blowing down the House? Part V: Can Presuppositional Apologetics account for Christian diagreements?


Walter Martin Mp3

Dr. Barrick’s Sunday School Lessons on all of Psalms!

Ray Comfort’s “180” full movie released on Youtube!

Duggar Family 20th Child, and what the Secular leftist’s response tells about their inconsistent morality

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This is a fascinating documentary on radical Muslims in the United Kingdom.

Somethings to take away from it:

  • I don’t think Islam is necessarily peaceful contrary to liberal and progressive narratives.  At the same time I don’t think most Muslims are violent.
  • Here in the video we see that even among Muslims, the radicals are a minority and some Muslims react very negatively to these radicals and agitators.  I think we must never forget that not all Muslims are violent or terrorists.
  • Here we do see the danger of Muslims being radicalized through the internet.  I think Christian apologetics confronting radical Islam is very important probably more important than we realize.
  • The question again and again being posed by the journalist and people heckling them is the issue of whether or not they are aligned with ISIS.  I think the thing you see that these radical Muslims get is that it isn’t formal connection with ISIS that’s important, but the ideology and the propogation of those beliefs.  Any defeat of ISIS must include refuting the worldviews of these extremists.
  •  It’s not just enough to refute their worldview.  They need the Gospel.  They need to know their sins separates them from God and God’s wrath is against them.  However, nothing they do, or we can do by our own power, will save us from His coming wrath.  Only through Jesus Christ can we be saved!
  • You see these guys getting as close as possible to breaking the law and complain that they can’t have freedom of speech for what they say and blame the English system.  It strikes me as the same kind of behavior those who are abusive display: they say things and do things but always blame others.
  • Another observation of this video is that these guys have no room in their belief system for forgiveness.  It’s an eye for eye world.  I don’t think they understand where that would take them.  What a contrast to God’s grace, forgiveness and mercy.

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