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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Was Noah a just and perfect man?

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

Yes.

“These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9)

No, he got drunk and cursed his grandson (and all of his descendants) with slavery because his son saw him drunk and naked.

“Then Noah began [a]farming and planted a vineyard. 21 He drank some of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it on both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were [b]turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness. 24 When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him. 25 So he said, “Cursed be Canaan; [c]A servant of servants He shall be to his brothers.”” (Genesis 9:20-25)

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

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Note: Last week I posted “” that was part of my sermon preparation for a retreat.  Some of you shared you would like to see the finished sermon outline. Here it is.

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1 Peter 1:3-12

Establish the need:  I do think our world will become more Post-Christian and with that I do think there will be an increase of Christian suffering both in the West and already the case outside the west.  Yet can we have joy in the midst of suffering as a Christian?

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various [b]trials, 7 so that the [c]proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which perishes though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and [d]full of glory, 9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith, the salvation of [e]your souls.

10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 [f]seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories [g]to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to [h]look.

Purpose: Today we want to see 3 S in regards to Christian joy in the midst of suffering.

In the midst of suffering…

  • You should have joy centered on salvation (v.3-5)
  • You should have joy knowing there’s a sufficient reason for suffering (v.6-9)
  • You should have joy knowing the spectacular prophecies of our Savior (v.10-12)

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Pray for any of your church’s most recent retreat, that God would use it.

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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)

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend or another reblog here, and a repost here

Is Christianity Evil

I have really been enjoying Rooted In Revelation Podcast (Facebook page here) this past year.  It is a podcast that touch on theology, apologetics and Christian living.  This is hosted by Nate Burns.

There’s a recent show on the topic of Christianity and whether it is evil.

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Thought I share how my beginning steps for sermon prep is like.

This is part of my preparation for a retreat this weekend that I’m speaking for.

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This week I need to finish preparation for a retreat this weekend that I’m speaking for.  It will be on two passages from 1 Peter.  The topic will be on being Pilgrims/Sojournors in this world.  Its a joint retreat with another church.  I’m praying for the retreat to glorify God.  If you can, pray for my studies today and Thursday!  Been feeling extra tired lately.

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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Our Top 10 Posts of 2021

Our blog focuses a lot on the Bible, the Christian worldview, theology and apologetics.  We also write on practical matters such as Christian living, devotionals and the church.  Then there’s book reviews on the above subjects in addition to reviews of books on history, books for kids…and comics!

I’m thankful for all of you who reblogged our posts and shared them across various social media.  We hit two milestone this year.  See Blog Milestone: 1.9 Million Views and Blog Milestone: 2 Million Views.

Below is our top posts written in 2021.

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Encourage the Prayer Warriors around you.

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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

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend, and another reblog here

My Best Books Read in 2021

This is the last day of the year.  I been racing to finish my New Years’ resolution of 52 books in a year; this is my first year since college where I failed my goal though I will come close (and I hope to still finish something before midnight!).  I digress…

So now here’s my best books I read in 2021.  It’s not easy to narrow it down from the many books I read but overall this is the best ones.  I hope to read more good books next year!

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Note: Posting this later than normal since I had to wake up early and teach a Bible study online for a church overseas and was reviewing things for that last night than working on the blog.  I realized it is going to be the end of the year!  There’s some books I finished for 2020 that I will post review of them next year; didn’t get them rolling out in time!

Who am I

Jerry Bridges. Who Am I? Identity in Christ.  Adelphi, Maryland: Cruciform Press, February 28, 2012.  95 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

What does trusting in Jesus Christ means for your new identity as a Christian?  In this book author Jerry Bridges explores the Christian’s new identity biblically.  He does this by applying what in systematic theology is called the Order of Salvation to the question of who a believer is.  By Order of Salvation I mean what God has done to save believers from their sins and the penalty and power of sin.

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Note: The reason why I’m refuting this particular contradiction today is because a few days ago some troll said I was “lying” for not having an answer to this alleged Bible contradiction because I didn’t get back to him right away (and his second comment made me not wiling to respond).  I personally think this is not the unanswerable alleged contradiction as the troll think it is!  It is actually an incredibly low-grade example for an online troll to pick as a challenge for Christians to answer.

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Should you answer a fool according to his folly?

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

Yes.

“5 Answer a fool as his foolishness deserves, So that he will not be wise in his own eyes.” (Proverbs 26:5)

No.

“Do not answer a fool according to his foolishness, Or you will also be like him.” (Proverbs 26:4)

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

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Following God Fully An Introduction to the Puritans

Joel Beeke and Michael Reeves. Following God Fully: An Introduction to the Puritans.  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, April 27, 2020. 4 hours and 47 minutes.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Who are the Puritans, what did they believe as Christians and what are lessons for Christians for us today from their lives and teaching?  In this audiobook two capable authors present to us an introduction to the Puritans.  I have benefited from previous books written by Joel Beeke and Michael Reeves, two Reformed authors who are pastors that write theologically and yet still practically and the content of this audiobook fits the bill of how they write.  It was really edifying to listen to this.  Please don’t think that because it is about a historical Christian movement that it is going to be dry!  I was encouraged, worshipped God, thankful and challenged and in all things I was blessed as I read this book!  It is fascinating to see that the audiobook is out before the hardcover copy is published (going to come out in 2022).  This seems like it would be great to read as an actual book!  But I’m glad this is also in audiobook form for my edification while I drive!

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