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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between November 8th-14, 2019.

1.) Ep. 45 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.17 – Can God Ground Morality – Part 1

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3.) A Hippie Street Evangelist Led Me to God

4.) Is 2+2=4 more certain than God’s existence?

5.) How The Euthyphro Dilemma Appears To Be An Argument Against God’s Morality – Sober Skeptic

6.) Eli Ayala Interview: Conversation on Today’s Presuppositional Apologetics

7.)Dr. Poythress Interview on Missions, Language Presuppositional Apologetics and Theology

8.) Guest Post: Just the Facts!

9.) Book Review: John Frame, Nature’s Case for God

 

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Dr. Vern Poythress is one of those incredible intellectual gift to the Church.  He’s a Christian professor, a Reformed theologian, New Testament scholar, expert on hermeneutics, linguist, a Presuppositional apologist and philosopher who was a prodigy that went to Cal Tech before he was 18 and have several doctorates including a PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University.

He’s recently was interviewed for a podcast on the Missions Podcast from ABWE International.  It’s a wonderful discussion on multiple things I’m excited about:  Missions, Language Presuppositional Apologetics and Theology!

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Is it OK to marry a Moabite?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction (along with the wording by the skeptics of  additional thoughts):

Yes

“13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the Lord [a]enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the Lord who has not left you without a [b]redeemer today, and may his name [c]become famous in Israel. 15 May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you [d]and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” 16 Then Naomi took the child [e]and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse. 17 The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi!” So they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.” (Ruth 4:13-17)

No

Now when these things had been completed, the princes approached me, saying, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, those of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians and the Amorites. 2 For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the princes and the rulers have been foremost in this unfaithfulness.” 3 When I heard about this matter, I tore my garment and my robe, and pulled some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down appalled.” (Ezra 9:1-3)

SAB gave this commentary: “Ezra was so upset when he heard that the Isralites were marrying Moabites (among others) that he rent his garment and mantle, plucked out the hair of his head and beard, and sat down astonished.”

In those days I also saw that the Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab. 24 As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but [b]the language of his own people. 25 So I contended with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves. 26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin regarding these things? Yet among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless the foreign women caused even him to sin. 27 Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?” (Nehemiah 13:23-27)

SAB gave this commentary: “Nehemiah was also upset by Israelites marrying wives from Moab; so upset, in fact, that he cursed all of them, smote some of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear not to give their daughters to Moabite sons, or take Moabite daughters for themselves or their sons.”

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

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between October 22nd-November 1st-7th, 2019.  We are combining late October with early November since I was gone overseas.

1.) Certain Proof for Christianity

2.) Presuppositional Apologetics and the Word of Faith Movement

3.) If Naturalism Is True, Obligations Are Never Absolute – Sober Skeptic

4.)The Citizen of New Jerusalem Podcast: Exposing False Thinking: Three Examples

5.)Review: Christian Worldview by Herman Bavinck

6.) Ep. 43 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.16 – Morality Is Personal – Part 2

7.) Guest Post: Loving God with all your Mind

 

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Herman Bavinck. Christian Worldview.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, October 21, 2019.  144 pp.

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

5 out of 5

This is the much anticipated first time English translation of Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck’s Christian Worldview.  For those who are unfamiliar with Bavinck he was the chief systematic theologian of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century and whose contribution to theology has enjoyed greater appreciation today.  This book addresses the constant changing late modern world and also the disharmony that unbiblical worldviews were causing, namely a disharmony between our thinking and feeling, will and acting, religion and culture and science and life.  I found it amazing that the first and second edition of this work was written over a hundred years ago, in 1904 and 1913 respectively.  Yet some of the philosophical issues and competing worldview that Bavinck addressed in this work are still with us today.

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Note: This is a guest post since presently I am overseas.  This is by Lauren.  She’s done a good job with her blog and podcast and rallying other Christian podcasts. Her blog be found here.

Hello, dear ones, my name is Lauren Hereford and I write the Tulips & Honey Hub blog. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to write this guest post for my dear friend, and brother in Christ, Jim. I’m joining with you all in praying for him, to see much fruit, and to return home safely. What a blessing it is, though many of us cannot go, we can pray for those that God has sent. Thank you, Jim, for giving me the honor of writing in your place while you diligently serve the Lord.  (more…)

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Here are links on Presuppositional apologetics or links that would be interesting to those who are into Presuppositional apologetics from around the world wide web! They are gathered from October 15th-21st, 2019.

1.) God Must Exist: God is the Ground for Science

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3.) Ep. 42 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.16 – Morality Is Personal – Part 1

4.) The psychopath objection

5.) Thor, Zeus, Orbiting Teapots and the Error of Equivocation

6.) How to Avoid Being Theologically Lopsided – Teachings From Van Til

7.) Atheism Shows it’s True Colors in this Debate: Incredible: Christian vs. Atheist Debate (White & Durbin vs. Clark & Ellis)

8.) Science Can’t Tell Us What To Value – Sober Skeptic

 

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