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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus tell his disciples everything?

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

Jesus told his disciples everything.

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15)

There were some things that Jesus didn’t tell them.

I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12)

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

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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I guess I forgot to write a review for this book (sorta)…

Rachel Held Evans. Inspired.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing Company, June 12th 2018.  236 pp.

0 out of 5

While I struggled to pick the best book I read in 2018 since there were so many runner up yet it was easy for me to decide what was the worst book I read in 2018.  Rachel Held Evan’s Inspired was the worst.  Probably not just for 2018 but it would be among the worst book I have ever read.  I’m not a downer who review all books negatively; my reviews and ratings bear that out.  But this was a really badly argued book.  The titled should have been uninspired.  It would make for a great text book of what logical fallacies one ought not commit.  I’m writing this review out a desire to warn others since I see this book is so popular.

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Over some years I’ve been slowly writing down illustrations that I thought might be helpful for sermons or evangelism that has apologetics’ thrusts.

Here’s 50 of them arranged topically.  Which one was your favorite?

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Where did John baptize?

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

In the Jordan River

Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan; 6 and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.” (Matthew 3:4-6)

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” (Mark 1:9)

In Bethabara, beyond the Jordan

These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.” (John 1:28)

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

 

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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GO TO PART 49

Point: Predictive prophecies are important in God’s attestation from His Word that Jesus is the Messiah. How could we further illustrate the importance of Messianic prophecies?

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jehoiakim die in Babylon or near Jerusalem?

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

He died in Babylon.

Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and he did evil in the sight of the Lord his God. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him and bound him with bronze chains to take him to Babylon.” (2 Chronicles 36:5-6)

He died near Jerusalem.

Therefore thus says the Lord in regard to Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, “They will not lament for him: ‘Alas, my brother!’ or, ‘Alas, sister!’ They will not lament for him: ‘Alas for the master!’ or, ‘Alas for his splendor!’ 19 “He will be buried with a donkey’s burial, Dragged off and thrown out beyond the gates of Jerusalem.” (Jeremiah 22:18-19)

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

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Finally a review of this book!

Jason Lisle. The Ultimate Proof of Creation: Resolving the Origins Debate.  Green Forest, AK: Master Books, September 15th 2009. 254 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This book was very helpful in terms of learning Presuppositional apologetics.  The author Jason Lisle is an astrophysicist who have over the years written and taught a lot on Christian apologetics and creation.  He has done the church a great service writing this book.  How good is this book?  Before when people ask me for a recommended book on Presuppositional apologetics I recommended Greg Bahnsen’s book Always Ready.  I still recommend Greg Bahnsen’s work but now I feel I want to recommend this book by Dr. Lisle first since the author has done a good job breaking it down as simple and organized as possible.

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