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Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up.  There are times when those who assert that there are contradictory verses in the Bible fail to acknowledge that words can have different meanings and thus a word used in one context does not mean the same thing in another context.  But if one fail to recognize there are differences of meaning of the word being used in two separate contexts, a skeptic can easily assume there’s a Bible contradiction when there are none.  Are there any examples of this error to get the point across to a skeptic of their foolish methodology and mistake?

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GO TO PART 78

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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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Point: Presuppositional Apologetics makes the point that without God there will not be the possibility of knowledge.  I would also add without God there would not be the possibility of epistemic virtues being intellgible and meaningful.  By epistemic virtue I mean things that involves character and skills a knower possess that is involve with acquiring knowledge.  And if there is no such thing as epistemic virtues and epistemic skills then the foundation for education is destroyed.

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GO TO PART 76

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Point: Some Christians engage in apologetics in a piecemeal fashion.  They give evidence here and there.  They refute an objection here and there.  They might not realize the importance of Presuppositional apologetics with its emphasis of going beyond the individual point and pursuing refutations at the level of presuppositions.

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GO TO PART 74

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Point: Presuppositional Apologetics stresses that one’s theory of knowledge (epistemology) shapes’s one’s theory about reality (metaphysics).  Is there a way to illustrate that?

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Worldview Circuit Fill in

Point: What do you say when someone say a Christian defense of the faith at a worldview level is circular?  This is brought up often as an objection to Presuppositional Apologetics.

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GO TO PART 72

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Point: What can one say to someone who have a hard time with the time of hell as punishment and how the wrongdoing is a shorter duration?

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GO TO PART 71

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Point: An important aspect of Presuppositional Apologetics is that is shaped by Biblical doctrines.  The implication of what the Bible teaches are drawn towards apologetics.  Typically most teaching series on Presuppositional Apologetics will devote some time to talk about what does the Bible teach about area such as revelation, God’s attributes, doctrine of sin, salvation, etc.  Yet some listeners can get impatient.  Some may think Presuppositional Apologetics is just about what does the Bible say about unbelief (it is that, but its more than that, and it does defend truth and refute error).  Can we give an analogy to help listeners be patient, and to not give up with an apologetics that seem to ascend into theology?

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GO TO PART 70

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Point: An important aspect of Presuppositional Apologetics is that God’s Word continue to be authoritative even when one engage with witnessing and defending the Scripture.  This is often ridiculed by nonbelievers and even some believers who reject Presuppositional apologetics.  Can we give an analogy to help the listeners consider why Presuppositionalist do not wish to give up the Bible?

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GO TO PART 69

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Point: Sometimes when one share the Gospel and how the Bible is something that can help someone with their problems they just keep on ignoring Biblical truths.  Can we give an analogy to help the listeners consider the folly of what they are doing?

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GO TO PART 68

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Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up.  There are times when those who assert that there are contradictory verses in the Bible fail to acknowledge that words can have more than one meaning and thus a word used in one context does not mean the same thing in another context.  But if one fail to recognize there are differences of meaning of the word being used in two separate contexts, a skeptic can easily assume there’s a Bible contradiction when there are none.  Are there any examples of this error to get the point across to a skeptic of their foolish methodology and mistake?

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GO TO PART 60

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Point: A few days ago I wrote Quick Thoughts on the Inter-relationship of Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology in which I mentioned there is a place for Systematic Theology in terms of looking at the inter-relationship of a biblical doctrine with other biblical doctrines.  How does various doctrines which are clearly taught in Scripture inter-relate with one another?  That’s the place of systematic theology.  Also when we look at the Bible and an apologist works on harmonizing alleged Bible contradictions it involves seeing how various passages “fit” with one another.  How can we illustrate the endeavor of harmonizing biblical doctrines and biblical passages?

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GO TO PART 59

Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up.  There are times when those who assert that there are contradictory verses in the Bible fail to acknowledge that words can have more than one meaning and thus a word used in one context does not mean the same thing in another context.  But if one fail to recognize there are differences of meaning of the word being used in two separate contexts, a skeptic can easily assume there’s a Bible contradiction when there are none.  Are there any examples of this error to get the point across to a skeptic of their foolish methodology and mistake?

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GO TO PART 58

Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up.  There are times when those who assert that there are contradictory verses in the Bible fail to acknowledge that words can have more than one meaning and thus a word used in one context does not mean the same thing in another context.  But if one fail to recognize there are differences of meaning of the word being used in two separate contexts, a skeptic can easily assume there’s a Bible contradiction when there are none.  Are there any examples of this error to get the point across to a skeptic of their foolish methodology and mistake?

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