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For those of you who have Amazon Prime Francis Schaeffer’s famous Christian worldview series “How Should We Then Live?” is available on Amazon Prime!  It is a series of 10 videos surveying the history of Western civilization and the flow of worldviews that shaped each era.  On their website they sell the DVD series for 22 dollars so if you have Amazon Prime this is not only a deal but something edifying and worthwhile.

The description of the series on Amazon Prime gives these words:

This is Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s spectacular ten-part series on the rise and decline of Western culture from a Christian perspective.

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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:

Yes

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)

No

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:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2017.

1.) Review: Van Til & the Use of Evidence

 

2.) Westminster Bookstore Give Away: “A History of Western Philosophy and Theology

3.) Does every religion have its own Superman?

4.) Suck it up butterup

5.) Regular Reformed Guys: The Transcendental Argument

6.) “Ten arguments for God destroyed!”

7.) Regular Reformed Guys: The Transcendental Argument

8.) A Cornelius Van Til quote on Francis Schaeffer

 

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Here’s another post that puts things into bite size memorable ditties.  Little rhymes to drive the point home.

How do you handle Bible contradictions?  Hopefully this is helpful:

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Remember the ditty:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 1st-7th, 2017.

1.) The Perspicuity of Scripture

2.) Pre-Rose Parade Evangelism Report: Discussion with a Pantheist who attacked Christianity

3.) Enduring Personal Identity Requires God

4.) Why Machen Hired Van Til

5.) Multiperspectivalism in Christian Nursing

6.) No Excuse for God

7.) Rhetorical Tricks of the Enemy’s Trade [Pt.3]

8.) Journey to nowhere

 

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I am all wired up from evangelizing on the Rose Parade route tonight, its something the folks at my church have been doing for almost 10 years now.  People camp outside and we just set up a table to engage in evangelistic conversation.  Believe it or not there are still people who are willing to stop and listen and hear the Gospel.  We need to pray for those opportunities and present the Gospel clearly and faithfully with both passion and compassion.

Contrary to the theme of the blog, in my evangelism these days I rarely go on apologetics’ rabbit trail when I share the Gospel.  Most of the time I focus on the Gospel being understood by the person I’m talking to.  I am a Presuppositionalist in my apologetics but I think even some within my own camp of apologetics can forget the self-evidencing power of the Gospel.

Tonight I did have someone looking for trouble that came to our evangelism table.  In person, I can tolerate quite a bit of personal attacks on myself; but I have a harder time when someone attack one of my brothers or sisters in the faith who was trying to honestly and humbly share the Gospel to the individual.  Something just irks me.  Most of the time I find that a gentle answer does turn away a lot of wrath but once in a while you have a young hammerhead that just wants to bully Christians.  They assume gentleness is a sign of weakness.  They just love to belittle Christians and show themselves to be morally and intellectually superior than those who are talking to them.  Pharisees are non-denominational and exists in many worldview camps.  So when a Christian brother gets picked on I just have to have to enter the conversation.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between December 23rd-31st, 2016.

1.) The atheists’ moral complaints about God are not valid

2.) Pushing The Antithesis – Part 4 – Worldview Features

3.) Three Different Matt Dillahunty Vs. Matt Slick Debates

4.) Chris Bolt’s Book at A Glance: Why Should I Believe Christianity? by James N. Anderson

5.) Cornelius Van Til Quote: The Cradle and the Grave

6.) Would a good God prevent WWII?

7.) Pronoun Paradox

8.) The Problem With Evidence

9.) Can We Trust the Bible Over Evolutionary Science?

10.) Pitiless Indifference?

11.) The law of large numbers

12.) Questions about Covenantal Apologetics & the Transcendental Argument?

 

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