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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Is it a good thing to be childish?”

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

Yes, it is good to be childish.

and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
(Matthew 18:3)

But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. (Matthew 19:14)

Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” (Mark 10:15)

Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” (Luke 18:17)

No, it is not good to be childish.

When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11)

Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature. (1 Corinthians 14:20)

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness [b]in deceitful scheming; (Ephesians 4:14)

(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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I reviewed over a hundred titles on our blog in 2016.  So here’s the top books from that list.  My categories is as follows: Best Book on the Bible, Best book on Theology, Best book on Apologetics, Best Practical Christian book, Best General Non-Fiction, Best Comic Book and Best Audio Book.  Each category has a link to my original review.

Best Book on the Bible

The Flow of the Psalms

The Flow of the Psalms by O. Palmer Robertson

This was the best book I’ve ever read on the organization of the Psalms and how it contributes to our interpretation of it.  This is years of serious research and reflection on the Psalms.  I believe it would be a resource I would use as a reference for a long time and perhaps worth reading more than once!

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

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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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Happy New Year (2017)!

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Happy New Year!  I am thankful for all of you readers and friends!

May the Lord bless you spiritually, physically and other ways, but may we never forget God with the blessings we receive.

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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?

 

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

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Here are the top 10 posts I have written on this blog, Veritas Domain, in 2016.  (I have not included election guides which are wildly popular on our blog during election year, especially with Presidential elections).

Let me say beforehand that I want to thank all you guys and gals for reading our blog, sharing it with others and commenting your thoughts!

Did you remembered any of them or were blessed by them?  If so let us know!

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A weekend light reading comic book review.  Because even Pastors need a break from heavy reading…

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Neal Stephenson. Cimarronin: The Complete Graphic Novel.  Tacoma, WA: Jet City Comics, September 16th 2015.  160 pp.

4 out of 5

A well written historical fiction graphic novel.  The story takes place in the 1600s and span different locations and characters of different cultures who originated from different countries and even different continents!

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