Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2017.
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Posted in Biblical Creationism, christian apologetics, Christianity, Cornelius Van Til, Jason Lisle, Presuppositional Apologetics, presuppositionalism, Reformed, Theology, Van Til, tagged Cornelius Van Til, Jason Lisle, presuppositional apologetics, presuppositionalism, Reformed, Van Til on January 21, 2017 | 9 Comments »
This is for a group of guys in my church as we go over the apologetics’ book “Ultimate Proof of Creation” by Jason Lisle. It is a book that teaches Presuppositional apologetics that engages apologetics at the level of worldview. Cornelius Van Til was instrumental in beginning this form of apologetics and others have developed and applied it.
I thought the following questions might be helpful for other individuals and other small groups to facilitate discussions and learning. I plan to make more discussion guides as we slowly go over the book.
This is a sermon by Daniel Stephens who is an American studying right now at Oxford.
The sermon is based upon 1 John 2:15-17 and the topic is on worldliness.
I think in the future people will hear more from him and I pray God would use him to contribute in biblical scholarship.
My dear brother Wally asked a very good question. In a post titled Faith In Action-Who Do You Love? Wally gave an exposition of James 5:1-6. Our brother asked what my thoughts were concerning whom James 5:1-6 was referring to. Some take it to refer to believers who were rich and hurting their fellow believers who were poor. Others understand this to refer to nonbelievers who were persecuting poorer believers.
Let me quote James 5:1-6:
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! 4 Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of [a]Sabaoth. 5 You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have [b]fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and [c]put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.
Now I’m not going to be dogmatic here since I believe there is room for Christians to disagree in an agreeable fashion. But the following is my take on James 5:1-6 on the fly.
Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Bible contradiction, bible difficulties, bible interpretation, christian apologetics, Christianity, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Presuppositional Apologetics, presuppositionalism, Reformed, Theology, Uncategorized, tagged Apologetics, Bible, Bible contradiction, bible interpretation, Christianity on January 16, 2017 | 10 Comments »
For other posts see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.
Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Did Jesus say he would always be with his disciples?”
Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)
For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. (Matthew 26:11)
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. (Mark 14:7)
For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me. (John 12:8)
(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)
Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction: