Archive for the ‘Apologetics’ Category


Establish the need: Does Genesis 22 point us towards Christ?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 22 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  • The threat to the Messianic line teaches us to have faith in God’s promises
  • There are messianic typologies
  • To appreciate how this chapter is a type pointing to Christ


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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between September 15th-21st, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ No One Is Neutral, No Not One – Ep.194 – Against All Opposition – Unbelievers Are Not Neutral And Christians Shouldn’t Be – Part 1

2.) Theonomoney Interview: Presuppositional Parenting

3.) Episode 8 – A Case for Presuppositional Apologetics (Part 4)

4.) Bible contradiction? Did God command the Israelites to make him burnt offerings?

5.) Apologetics: What and Why | Apologist Answers

6.) The Geographical Details of Old Testament’s Messianic Prophecies

7.) Always Ready: Chap. 16 Worldviews In Collision

8.) Genesis 49:8-12 is Messianic Prophecy

9.) Animals Minus Traits Equals Evolution?

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Establish the need: Did you know that within Genesis 49:8-12 there is a prediction of the coming Messiah?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 49:8-12 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  1. Clues from context of Pentateuch
  2. Clues from within Genesis 49:8-12
  3. Clues from the Aramaic Targum
  4. Clues from the Rabbis


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Point: What do you say when people say that Christianity can’t be true because churches cannot even agree what churches are legitimate and what churches are churches and what’s a church in the first place?  I do not think there’s much weight as it might seem initially.


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Can We Trust the Gospels

Peter Williams. Can We Trust the Gospels?  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, November 30, 2018.  153 pp

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Want a good book that summarize the apologetics for the Gospels being trustworthy by a reputable New Testament scholar?  Consider picking up Peter Williams’ book Can We Trust the Gospels?  The author is a principle of Tyndale House at Cambridge that leads in biblical research.  The publisher Crossway has provided Christians a great resource and the author was able to summarize the case for the Gospels within the one hundred fifty page range and still gives us readers great food for thoughts and summary of new arguments by other apologists, and scholars.


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Establish the need: What was the first place that predicts the coming Messiah?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 3:15 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  • Clues from within Genesis 3:15
  • Clues from Eve’s expectation in Genesis 4:1
  • Clues from the Aramaic Targum
  • Clues from the expectation of the coming of the Messiah with LamechClue from the expectation of the coming of the Messiah with Noah


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Cross Politic

Crosspolitic, a Christian political talk show recently has someone on their show name Jason Farley who made the claim that it’s the American Baptist culture that has caused the Transgender movement.
My response to Crosspolitic isn’t meant to be an attack on Presbyterians nor Paedobaptists (those who baptize infants of Christian family) and in a sense it isn’t even about transgenderism or the trans-community per se.  While I am a Credobaptist, conservative Presbyterians have shaped so much of my theology, apologetics and philosophy . But I do want to respond to Crosspolitic video below where Jason Farley claims it’s the American Baptist culture that has caused the Transgender movement. Discussion on transgenderism itself can go so many places and here I want to focus very narrowly and only on the claim that Baptist theology is the cause of transgenderism. I have posted this because several individuals have talked to me about this in private. My take on Cross Politic is that the video was juvenile (how is this something to giggle about) and ignorant of the history of transgenderism and church history.


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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 8th-15th, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Take Every Thought Captive – Ep.188 – Against All Opposition – Reasoning As A Christian Should

2.) Bible Contradiction? Should we hate other people?

3.) Wrong Ideas on the Origin of Polytheism

5.) Internet Atheists Proving God is Right about them — Again

6.) Apologetics Session 13: Jesus Existed in History

7.) The End of an Era. The Beginning of a New One.

8.) Presuppositional Apologetics tackling other religions and cults: Bibliography of Books and chapters of Books

9.) Unbelief Distorts Human Rationality

10.) Is evolution a religion? | Apologist Answers

11.) Pushing The Antithesis – Part 7 – Overcoming Metaphysical Bias

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 1st-7th, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross Apologetics’  Facts Don’t Change Hearts – Ep.187 – Against All Opposition – Foundational Faith

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who may offer sacrifices to God?

3.) Apologists need to know who Cornelius Van Til was?

4.) Apologetics Session 12: Old Testament argument for the New Testament

5.) Using Scientism to Defend the Truth

6.) Review: The Question of Canon

7.) New Testament Origins: Five Misconceptions

8.) Rooted In Revelation Podcast: Redeeming Our Thinking About History

9.) Always Ready: Chap. 10 & 11 Common Ground & Point of Contact


11.) Apologists Rock: Top 6 Embarrassing Atheist Moments | Richard Dawkins, Greg Bahnsen, James White, Jeff Durbin, Friel

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Introduction to Logic Jason Lisle

Jason Lisle. Introduction to Logic.  Green Forest, AK: Master Books, December 10, 2018. 192 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Do you want to improve your reasoning ability as a Christian?  Christian apologist Jason Lisle has written for us an introduction to the laws of logic.  Some who read this review might be thinking: Christian and logic?  Yes the two are compatible.  Jason Lisle’s book on logic follow a long tradition of Christian works on logic such as hymn writer Isaac Watts in 1725 with his Logic: The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry after Truth, Methodist founder John Wesley’s A Compendium Of Logic, and Gordon Clark’s textbook on logic, etc.  Jason Lisle himself is an astrophysicist who is involved with Creation ministries and previously I enjoyed his book titled Ultimate Proof that give a detailed introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics.  Seeing how good Dr Lisle writes I was looking for a book that I can introduced my daughters to the laws of logic and critical thinking and this book exceeded my expectation!


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Exactly eleven years and two days ago on this blog I started a series slowly writing down illustrations that I thought might be helpful for sermons or evangelism that has apologetics’ thrusts.

Here’s 80 of them arranged topically.  Which one was your favorite?


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Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up.  There are times when those who assert that there are contradictory verses in the Bible fail to acknowledge that words can have different meanings and thus a word used in one context does not mean the same thing in another context.  But if one fail to recognize there are differences of meaning of the word being used in two separate contexts, a skeptic can easily assume there’s a Bible contradiction when there are none.  Are there any examples of this error to get the point across to a skeptic of their foolish methodology and mistake?


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Here’s a doctoral dissertation that Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity has made available titled “Philosophy of History, Historical Jesus Studies, and Miracles: Three Roadblocks to Resurrection Research.”   I imagine this would be a treat and food for thought for those into apologetics, history and historical methodology.  I myself am fascinated with these areas.

The dissertation was written by Benjamin C. F. Shaw and was completed on May 2020 as part of his completion of his Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (PhD).  I am thankful Liberty University has made this thesis available online for free.

Here’s an abstract:


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

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Why? For God’s Glory! – Ep.181 – Scott Christensen Interview On What About Evil – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush?

3.) Our Evolving, Thinking, Learning Universe?

4.) Dutch Windmill, Van Til and Thoughts on Inter-disciplinary Theology and Innovations

5.) Biblical Case for Presuppositional Apologetics in 7 Minutes | Dr. James White

6.) Father of the Creation Movement: Eric Hovind and David Whitcomb talk about legacy of John C. Whitcomb

7.) How Ephesus causes problems for Skeptics

8.) Facebook Meme

9.) Analogical knowledge of God, and the Clark-Van Til controversy

10.) Greg Bahnsen’s book “Against All Opposition” Chapter 1 Discussion Guide Answers from Revealed Apologetics

11.) What is the Problem of Induction, and Why are Christians Uniquely Situated to Answer It?

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apologist john whitcomb

John Whitcomb, who is often called one of the “Fathers of the Modern Creationist Movement” with the launch of his book titled “The Genesis Flood” more than 50 years ago, has also been identified as a Presuppositionalists by other VanTillians in addition to being a former Old Testament Professor.

Sadly he passed away on February 5th, 2020.

In the past Dr. Whitcomb and those involved with his ministry reached out to our blog in desiring to share Dr. Whitcomb’s content on here; check it out.

Creationist Eric Hovind sat down for an online interview with John Whitcomb’s son name David Whitcomb on John Whitcomb’s life and legacy.  Both father and son are amazing in their own right.


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