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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Minister to those without a father in their life.

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Samuel Renihan. God without Passions: A Primer.  Palmdale, CA: Reformed Baptist Academic Press, July 21, 2015. 107 pp.

5 out of 5

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What does it mean when Christians say that God is immutable and that God is without Passions?  This book answers this question concerning this attribute of God in a way that is biblical and historically rooted in the sound teaching of historical theology.  I got this book and read it since I was impressed reading the author’s other book Deity and Decree.  This particular book also impressed me with Samuel Renihan’s ability to be biblical, clear, simple and yet deeply profound with regards to who God is.  This book is meant for the layperson and was originally from his Sunday School series on this topic.  Overall the book was worshipful and edifying and it lifted my soul reading this on vacation.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

God

“When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”” (Exodus 3:4)

“But regarding the fact that the dead rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?” (Mark 12:26)

An angel

“Then the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not being consumed.” ( Exodus 3:2)

“This Moses whom they disowned, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ is the one whom God sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the help of the angel who appeared to him in the thorn bush.” (Acts 7:35)

(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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This is a later post in the day than usual! Just got back from my vacation!

One of the amazing place we visited was a historic Dutch town in America. If you follow this blog for sometime you know I love Dutch Reformed theology and also the contribution of Dutch Americans to Christian theology and apologetics, namely Cornelius Van Til. It was a treat to see places with last names of Kuyper and other other Dutch family names around this town that often I see as last names of authors in the books of theologians and thinkers.

And one of the things I love about Dutch Neo-Calvinist Reformed thinkers such as Van Til, Kuyper and Bavinck is their observations of the inter-relationships of spheres and things, and inter-disciplinary nature of knowledge and sphere sovereignty.

One treat during my trip was seeing Dutch windmills. It totally blew my mind and also got me thinking tangent to the topic of Cornelius Van Til, inter-disciplines and innovations and appreciation for the truth of the Christian worldview.

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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 8th-14th, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Free Will Theodicy Failure – Ep.180 – Scott Christensen Interview On What About Evil – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? How many of Lod, Hadid, and Ono’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) Atheists, Narcissism, and Gaslighting

4.) Book Review: The Absurdity of Unbelief

5.) Basic Training For Defending The Faith — Greg Bahnsen

6.) EPIC Presuppositional Apologetics Roundtable Discussion

7.) Eli Enters the Shooting Gallery

8.) Facebook Meme

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend

Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

Holy Spirit Intercession

Charles Spurgeon. The Holy Spirit’s Intercession.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, May 27, 2020. 24 pp.

4 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

Purchase: Amazon

When you struggle to pray, does it blow you away that the Spirit prays for you?  Yes this is true, Romans 8:26-27 teaches this.  This booklet is a look at Romans 8:26-27 by my favorite long-ago preacher, Charles Spurgeon, who provide some spiritual thoughts and reflection and encouragement with this truth of the Spirit’s ministry.  This book is from an April 11th, 1880 sermon that Spurgeon preached at his church the Metropolitan Tabernacle.  Whether you struggle to pray or need some spiritual encouragement I recommend this.  I read this while I was on vacation and wondered if Spurgeon ever thought that what he has to say would minister to someone 142 years later.

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Woke and Karen

For something like this I want to say what is not a Karen.  A woman speaking up about a serious and dangerous situation is not a “Karen.”  A woman addressing a problem or concern respectfully and it gets solved by all parties is not a “Karen.”  So what is a Karen?

Karen description:

  1. An unreasonable woman that persists in being unreasonable towards others in a public situation.
  2. A Karen in usual circumstances enjoys the privilege of being normal in society (she is someone who at the surface level in the beginning can be accepted in socialization process; she’s not typically someone who automatically in the beginning is seen as an outlier in society, though later her behavior might require others adjust their acceptance of her).  This is all a long-winded way of saying that she appears ordinary, in a way that liberals would understand =)
  3. Usually suburban and educated.
  4. In light of point 2 and 3 I want to propose something that others might not think about: the popular imagination and conception of a Karen might be more of a progressive woman than say a tough blue collar mother, a disadvantage rural poor stay at home mom or a Christian fundamentalist that is caught up into patriarchy movement, etc, because of description above as someone suburban, educated and mainstream; no doubt a woman with this background is exposed to progressive theories, worldviews and rhetorics. 

In light of point four what does any progressive/woke ideologies contribute to fuel someone to be a Karen?

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Encourage a father going through a hard time with his kids.

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Epic Presup

One of the biggest presence of Presuppositional Apologetics on Youtube is Eli Ayala’s channeled “Revealed Apologetics.”  He has many interviews and also debates.  Recently he has an “epic Presuppositional Apologetics Roundtable Discussions” with the guys pictured above that introduces viewers to these individuals and also they answer questions about Presuppositional Apologetics.

This is the video’s description:

Eli invites 6 presuppositional apologists on the show for an EPIC discussion covering a wide range of topics relating to presuppositional apologetics, from issues of philosophy, theology, and practical applications of presup. 🔥🔥🔥

Who are these guys?
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The Absurdity of Unbelief

Jeffrey Johnson. The Absurdity of Unbelief.  Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, January 22, 2016. 350 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

There are books out there introducing Presuppositional Apologetics that focus more on the theory and the foundation of the Biblical method to defend the faith; but over time I want to read more books applying Presuppositional Apologetics in other areas and this include Presuppositional Apologetics’ critiques applied to other religions, philosophy and other various systems of unbelief.  I appreciate the author’s hard work in refuting false worldviews in this book.  Jeffrey Johnson is an author, teaching pastor and Presuppositional Apologist.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How many of Lod, Hadid, and Ono’s offspring returned from Babylon?

Here are the answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

725

the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 725;” (Ezra 2:33)

721

the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 721;” (Nehemiah 7:26)

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

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Here are links gathered from June 1st-7th, 2022 concerning Presuppositional Apologetics or related topics that those into Presuppositional apologetics would find interesting.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ The Greater Glory Effect – Ep.179 – What About Evil? – The Grace And Glory Effect – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who makes people deaf and blind?

3.) Social Sciences Promoting Darwinism and the Left

5.) Apologetics Session 9: Islam, Quran and the Bible

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7.) Facebook Meme

8.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #79: Sentences from Spin the Wheel and the destruction of information in Non-Theistic Worldview

9.) How Ephesus Causes Problems For Skepticism

Last Round Up

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Point: If God does not exist then our thoughts cannot have information.  How do we convey the idea to someone we are talking to?

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Big mac

 

I saw this news story “Wisconsin man marks 50 years of daily Big Mac meals.”

All kinds of thoughts went through my head.
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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Praying with those joining the military.

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