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Exegesis Bible Contradiction

The picture for this post is just for fun.

But seriously our friend Wally Fry made a good point in the comment section: Why not make it easier for readers to find as an easy reference the posts we have written answering alleged Bible contradictions?  I concur.  With his advice I’ve gone back to my posts and filed them under the category of “Bible contradictions.”

For convenience I’m also posting them on here my provisional list of posts answering Bible contradictions.  I know the list is small since I didn’t intend to make a series on contradictions.  Also the posts took some time for me to consider the context and a close examination of the verse in question at the level of consulting the Greek even when the resolution finally didn’t need to invoke the original languages.

So here’s the few posts I have done thus far on our blog (remember it’s a provisional listing!):

  1. Did or did not the Samaritans receive Jesus?
  2. Burying and Saying Bye to Parents in Luke 9:59-62
  3. Did Herod think Jesus was John the Baptist?
  4. Who can cast out devils in the name of Jesus?
  5. Who is for or against Jesus?

And an “oldie:”

  1. Reconciling James 1:13-14 that God is not the source of temptation with Matthew 6:13, “And do not lead us into temptation”

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This is a look at another alleged Bible contradiction from Luke 9 according to the Skeptic Annotated Bible.

Today’s question: Who is for or against Jesus?

Those who are not with Jesus are against him.

He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.” Luke 11:23

Those who are not against Jesus are for him.

for he who is not against you is for you.” Luke 9:50

I think when we examine the passage carefully this will be shown to be not a contradiction.  Let’s take a closer look:

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Here are links related to the subject of Presuppositional apologetics gathered online between April 15th-21st, 2015.

1.) The charge of circular reasoning

2.) Review: Cornelius Van Til’s Christian Theistic Evidences (Second Edition)

3.) Worldviews and Evangelism Sermon Series

4.) The Problem with Agnosticism

5.) Can you use the Bible to prove the Bible?

6.) ‘What Has God Ever Done For Me?’ Asks Man Breathing Air

 

Miss our previous round up?  Here’s a link to a friend’s reblog of the last round up!

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Christian theistic evidences Van Til second edition

Cornelius Van Til. Christian Theistic Evidences.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, February 29th, 2016. 288 pp.

There is a lot of misunderstanding today concerning the role of evidence in Cornelius Van Til’s apologetics which makes this book a valuable primary source for those who want to understand Van Til’s view.  I think understanding Van Til’s position is important whether one agrees with him or not.  This is especially relevant given the rising popularity of Presuppositional apologetics.  This particular volume is the second edition of the book and it has helpful footnotes with commentaries from the editor K. Scott Oliphint who is currently the professor of Presuppositional apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (this is where Van Til taught at when he was alive).  In this review I shall look first at Oliphint’s contribution and then the rest of the book that was penned by Van Til.

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This round up was a bit delayed because of my trip overseas.  Here are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics’ gathered between April 8th-14th, 2016.

1.) Why Creeds?

2.) BTWN Hangout: “I used to be an atheist”

3.) God’s Not Dead: The Book

4.) Bad Presup’: Guest Post by Michael Coughlin

5.) Antithetical starting points

6.) Richard Carrier has more waffles than IHOP

7.) 10 Things You Should Know About Francis Schaeffer

 

 

Miss our previous round up?  Here’s a link to a friend’s reblog of the last round up!

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(Note: This is a guest post written by Michael Coughlin who tweets here and blogs here.  I am currently away and thank Michael for this guest post.  If you have thoughts and questions, feel free to comment and when he has time he will respond.)

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It is really wonderful that so many people are taking on a good biblical mindset and embracing the spirit and discipline of presuppositional apologetics. This blog is a prime example of Christians who desire to honor the Lord by always believing what He has revealed and then acting accordingly.

I want to address a trend which I have noticed. Allow me to introduce a phenomenon I hope will be nipped in the bud in Christianity. A Christian evangelist or apologist “C” embarks on a conversation with an atheist “A.” It may go something like this:

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(Note: This is a guest post written by Pastor Micah Anglo who runs a blog called Truth with Love.  I am currently away and thank Pastor Anglo for this guest post.  If you have thoughts and questions, feel free to comment and when he has time he will respond.)

Donald trump dialogue disagreement apologetics

Can Donald Trump teach us something about apologetics and evangelism? I think so! If you have paid attention to the Facebook feed (or the news), then you are aware of the issues with Donald Trump and his rallies. Trump supporters and protesters have been engaged in hostile and even violent interactions as way of demonstrating their disapproval and disagreement.

Sadly, it is upsetting to see our country’s inability to communicate and dialogue about issues where we disagree. Though I don’t promote Donald Trump and his positions, I use him as an example of our society moving from discussion and dialogue to shouting and violence. Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro traveled to CSULA to give a speech, and protesters attempted to block and to prevent any who came to attend the event.

These situations are a good lesson to Christians (and non-Christians) on how NOT to disagree.

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