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

1.) Cave to the Cross’ God Is Free Of Evil – Ep.159 – What About Evil? – The Challenge Of Moral Responsibility – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? What’s new?

3.) The Altruism Exchange 1

4.) Throwing Stones at Barking Distractions Piltdown Superman 

5.) Quick Thoughts on the Book of Enoch and Biblical Canon

6.) A Dilemma for Unitarianism

7.) Van Til’s Trinitarian Theology: Reformed or Revisionist? Lectures by Lane Tipton

8.) Veritas Domain’s Facebook page meme

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There has been a lot of recent heated discussions on social media by Thomists (followers of Thomas Aquinas) that those who are into Presuppositional Apologetics as taught by Cornelius Van Til do not understand the Trinity or worst hold to a heretical view of the Trinity.  These discussions touch on Divine Simplicity and the operation of the Holy Trinity.

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Someone asked me about the book of Enoch and the issue of whether it should be in the in Canon of the Bible.

Here’s my quick thoughts:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ God’s Work In Evil – Ep.158 – What About Evil? – Walking Through The Bible’s Dark Forest – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Was Noah a just and perfect man?

3.) Book Review: Van Til’s “A Survey of Christian Epistemology” Introduction and Chapter 1

4.) EVOLUTIONISM, ATHEISM, AND DETECTING DECEIVERS

5.) Exodus 4: For or Against Presuppositional Apologetics?

6.) I Would Not Talk Endlessly About Facts…

7.) Sunday Walk 75 – Amoral Sexual Behavior As A Strong Delusion

8.) Misotheists, Evolutionists Play the Offended Card

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Someone ask:

I’ve recently been struggling with how certain miracles in the Bible appear to function towards unbelievers as an appeal to brute facts in an evidential sense.
One Biblical example would be when Moses asks God what he should do if people don’t believe that Moses has a prophetic message from God (Exodus 4). In order to convince the Israelites-and later the Egyptians-that God had actually spoken to Moses, Moses is told to throw his staff on the ground, which then turns into a snake. God also tells Moses to conduct the miracle of the leperous hand, and if that doesn’t doesn’t work, to transform the Nile into blood.
Moses is told to do all these things by God “that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you” (Exo 4:5)
Neither of these examples seems to appeal to the self-authenticating word of God. They don’t appear to involve demonstrations that indirectly prove the impossibility of the contrary.
Rather they seem to appeal directly to the brute fact of the miracle itself in order to authenticate the message/claim.

I think Exodus 4 and also onwards in Exodus does not conflict with Presuppositional Apologetics; rather it does reinforce Presuppositional Apologetics is Scriptural.  Here’s my thoughts:

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Unity is important. There are Bible verses that speaks on the topic of unity: Psalm 133:1, Philippians 2;2 and 1 Peter 3:8.  1 Corinthians 1:10 also talks about not having division.  And in an area like apologetics there’s always the danger of disunity since the nature of apologetics is polemical and sometimes people’s sinful nature with fighting and arguments comes out, and the root of sinful quarrelsome attitude (versus apologetics in a gentle and respectful matter) is pride.

So in this post I want to focus on Unity among a Diversity of Presuppositional Apologists (taught by Cornelius Van Til), though I think there’s implications of how we have unity among other school of apologetics too (and Christians in general).

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So Here are links concerning Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between January 1st-7th, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Is God The Author Of Evil? – Ep.157 – What About Evil? – Walking Through The Bible’s Dark Forest – Part 1

2.)Ignorance of the Biblical Language and the Skeptic Annotated Bible

3.) A Commentary Review of Van Til’s The Defense of the Faith: Chapter 1

4.) Rooted In Revelation Podcast:  Is Christianity Evil?

5.) EVOLUTIONISM, ATHEISM, AND DETECTING DECEIVERS

6.) Our Top 10 Posts of 2021 (links on here that apply Presuppositional Apologetics)

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Amount of Greek and Hebrew Skeptics

 

Would it be weird if someone published a book critical of American English literature…turns out he or she did not know English at all and is making a name for himself or herself for critiquing English classics?  I think I would think that is strange; probably won’t buy the book.  Strangely the world has a double standard when it comes to the Bible. 

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Happy New Year!

These are links gathered from December 22nd-31st, 2020 related to Presuppositionalism/Presuppositional apologetics!  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ What About Compatibilism? – Ep. 156 – What About Evil? – The Transcendent Author Of History – Part 2

2.) Resolving Eleven Christmas Bible Contradictions

3.) Jesus and Santa-ism

4.) Bible Contradiction? When was Jesus born?

5.) A Tulip and Honey Podcast “HOW TO KNOW ABSOLUTE TRUTH” (old show but recently hosted on Servant of Grace site!)

6.) “Christmas” Expectations in Genesis (Shared since Messianic Predictions is one way Scripture is self-evidencing)

7.) Wokeness and Canceling Science Cowboy 

8.) Bible Contradiction? Should you answer a fool according to his folly?

9.) My Best Books Read in 2021

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between December 15th-21st, 2021.

In light of the Holidays here’s our 12th Annual Presuppositional Apologetics’ Christmas Books Recommendations: Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2021

1.) Cave to the Cross Episode: God Is Transcendent – Ep. 155 – What About Evil? – The Transcendent Author Of History – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who was Uzziah’s father?

3.) Bible Contradiction? Where did Joseph and Mary live before the birth of Jesus?

4.) God and the Problem of Individuation

5.) Free E-Book: Christianity And Idealism by Cornelius Van Til

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For some reason the last few weeks I’ve been seeing people bring up objection to the apologetics of Cornelius Van Til, the Father of Presuppositional Apologetics, as someone who was caught up with the philosophy of Idealism than Christianity.  I don’t think that is accurate.  Most people even among Presuppositionalists know that Van Til has actually written against Idealism in a book titled rather unsurprisingly Christianity and Idealism.  The title Christianity and Idealism is a play on the title of the book Christianity and Liberalism, a classic work by J. Greshem Machen’s refuting theological liberalism and distinguishing it as being not compatible with orthodox Christianity.  Even the title of Van Til’s book is meant to communicate Van Til was going against Idealism.

I hope in the future to comment some more about the objection that Van Til’s apologetics is nothing more than Idealism.  For now in this post I want to share how you can get the PDF of this book free. 

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between December 8th-14th, 2021.

In light of the Holidays here’s our 12th Annual Presuppositional Apologetics’ Christmas Books Recommendations: Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2021

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Divine Judgment & Hell – Ep. 154 – What About Evil? – Working For The Greater Good – Part 3

2.) How many of Bezai’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) Can Evolution Account for Reason?

4.) Does Divine Determinism Make God the Author of Sin?

5.) Memes & Arguments for God

6.) Does Jesus driving out the money lenders from the Temple refute Free Market Economics? (Here since its in defense of a Biblical worldview)

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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from December 1st-7th, 2021.

In light of the Holidays here’s our 12 Annual Presuppositional Apologetics’ Christmas Books Recommendations: Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2021

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Soul Making In The Best Possible World – Ep. 153 – What About Evil? – Working For The Greater Good – Part 2

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3.) Atheists and Evidence for God

7.) What is Presuppositional Apologetics? James Anderson interviewed by Marlon Wilson

8.) How not to do Apologetics: Michael Bird a Lesson on Sexual Crassness and Irreverence for Jesus

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I really do appreciate the interviewer’s ministry.  Marlon Wilson runs The Gospel Truth a show that hosts many theological debates; I don’t know anyone that has gotten such a wide group of people to debate theology and is himself Presuppositional in his apologetics.  You can catch his channel here.  Here Marlon Wilson interviewed James Anderson for his church’s midweek fellowship.

The person being interviewed is James Anderson, I’ve shared resources and interviews featuring him on my blog in the past but a quick run down: He is an apologist that is truly a gift to the church today.  He goes against the sterotypes some assume that Presuppositional Apologetics are just not educated.  Anderson has written a book titled Why Should I Believe Christianity? which I reviewed here: Review: Why Should I Believe Christianity?.

Some of the discussions include what is Presuppositional Apologetics, is Presuppositional Apologetics against evidence (spoiler: its the opposite!), how Anderson got into apologetics, etc.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between November 22nd-30th, 2021.

In light of the Holidays here’s our 12 Annual Presuppositional Apologetics’ Christmas Books Recommendations: Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2021

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Hermeneutics & Practical Bible Study – Ep. 151 – Josh & Jeff From Anarchy Bible Study – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? How many overseers did Solomon have?

3.) Drink Up or Shutup!

4.) An Absolute Proof for God

5.) Review: Engaging Hinduism : Rethinking Christian Apologetics in India

6.) Cave to the Cross’ Greater-Good Theodicy – Ep. 152 – What About Evil? – Working For The Greater Good – Part 1

7.) Funny: A Non-Believer told me to Google “100 Bible Contradictions” but then the result offended him

8.) Introduction to the Christian Worldview

9.) Review: Transcendental Argument for God Mug (Presuppositional Apologetics)

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