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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 15th-21st, 2019.

1.) Since God is Unchanging Atheism is Impossible

2.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #51: The Person who denied the Sun

3.) Anti-theism Presupposes Theism

4.) Understanding the Opposition

5.) Updates to Van Til PDF’s Section

6.) Updated:

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Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend or that of another reblog here,  and a repost here.

 

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Point: An argument in the arsenal of Presuppositional apologetics is the Transcendental argument.  John Frame describes apologist Cornelius Van Til’s transcendental argument in the following matter with one of Van Til’s famous illustration:

The non-Christian, then, in Van Til’s famous illustration, is like a child sitting on her father’s lap, slapping his face. She could not slap him unless he supported her. Similarly, the non-Christian cannot carry out his rebellion against God unless God makes that rebellion possible. Contradicting God assumes an intelligible universe and therefore a theistic one.

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I think what follows below is another illustration in explaining Presuppositional apologetics.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What tribe was Aijalon from?

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

Dan.

From the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands, 24 Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; four cities.” (Joshua 21:23-24)

Ephraim.

Now some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory from the tribe of Ephraim…Aijalon with its pasture lands and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands” (1 Chronicles 6:66, 69)

(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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Every year around this time the mainstream media and various cable networks would feature things about Jesus and/or the Bible that often is inaccurate and deeply problematic.  This include this year’s History Channel featured series called “Jesus: His Life.”

What follows below is a written evaluation by Dan Cartwright of the eight episodes.

May the Lord bless this series for those who need it.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Where did Jesus first appear to the eleven disciples after the resurrection?

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

On a mountain top in Galilee.

But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.” (Matthew 28:16)

In a room in Jerusalem.

Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.” (Mark 16:14)

33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, 34 saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 They began to relate [a]their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. 36 While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.” (Luke 24:33-37)

So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19)

(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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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Were the disciples frightened or glad when they saw Jesus?

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

They were frightened when they saw him.

But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.” (Luke 24:37)

They were gladdened.

And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord” (John 20:20)

(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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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Can only God work wonders?

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

Only God can do great wonders.

To Him who alone does great wonders, For His lovingkindness is everlasting” (Psalm 136:4)

Satan can also do great wonders.

that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,” (2 Thessalonians 2:9)

(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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