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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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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between May 1st-7th, 2019.

1.) Refuting Reza Aslan’s Anti-Jesus Nonsense

2.) Bible Contradiction? What tribe was Aijalon from?

3.) Witnessing Tools

4.) GPTS Jerry Crick Memorial Lecture

5.) CONTRA ATHEISM – A NEW SERIES

6.) DEBATE: Apologetics Methodology Presuppositionalism vs Evidentialism Pt. 2

7.) Steve Hays’ on RHE

8.) I’m Not A Christian Anymore: An Analysis

 

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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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Here are links related to the subject of Presuppositional apologetics gathered online between April 22nd-30th, 2019.

1.) What’s Your Worldview? Kindle edition $2.99

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who created heaven and earth?

3.) The argument from beauty

4.) DEBATE: Apologetics Methodology Presuppositionalism vs Evidentialism

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6.) Contra Atheism [Pt. 2]

7.) Free E-Book: Knowing and the Trinity by Vern Poythress

8.) Lightning Apologetics: Putting It All Together

9.)Van Til’s essay portion: Why I Believe in God: Early Schooling

Though not Van Tillian per se here’s an apologetics’ resource worth bookmarking: Index – Answering the alleged “95 Catholic Verses”

 

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This is quite a common phenomenon:  Sometimes when you are around new groups of people in terms of ethnicities/nationalities it might seem everyone looks the same at first.  It can at times be embarrassing when you can’t tell individuals apart whom you have just met and talk to.  That’s because you don’t know the people yet.

However as you get to know the people more and more over time you will likely find out differences between individuals.  But it takes time and sometimes it takes effort.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who created heaven and earth?

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

God the Father did it all by himself.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone,” (Isaiah 44:24)

Jesus did it.

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. 9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.” (John 1:6-10)

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.” (Colossians 1:16)

Both of them did it.

yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.” (1 Corinthians 8:6)

 

(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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