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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 15th-21st, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ God Is Free Of Evil – Ep.159 – What About Evil? – The Challenge Of Moral Responsibility – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? What’s new?

3.) The Altruism Exchange 1

4.) Throwing Stones at Barking Distractions Piltdown Superman 

5.) Quick Thoughts on the Book of Enoch and Biblical Canon

6.) A Dilemma for Unitarianism

7.) Van Til’s Trinitarian Theology: Reformed or Revisionist? Lectures by Lane Tipton

8.) Veritas Domain’s Facebook page meme

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What’s new?

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

Nothing is, or ever will be, new.

“What has been, it is what will be, And what has been done, it is what will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

Some things are new.

“Behold, I am going to do something new, Now it will spring up; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.” (Isaiah 65:17)

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:13)

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.” (Revelation 21:1)

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

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Someone asked me about the book of Enoch and the issue of whether it should be in the in Canon of the Bible.

Here’s my quick thoughts:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ God’s Work In Evil – Ep.158 – What About Evil? – Walking Through The Bible’s Dark Forest – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Was Noah a just and perfect man?

3.) Book Review: Van Til’s “A Survey of Christian Epistemology” Introduction and Chapter 1

4.) EVOLUTIONISM, ATHEISM, AND DETECTING DECEIVERS

5.) Exodus 4: For or Against Presuppositional Apologetics?

6.) I Would Not Talk Endlessly About Facts…

7.) Sunday Walk 75 – Amoral Sexual Behavior As A Strong Delusion

8.) Misotheists, Evolutionists Play the Offended Card

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Someone ask:

I’ve recently been struggling with how certain miracles in the Bible appear to function towards unbelievers as an appeal to brute facts in an evidential sense.
One Biblical example would be when Moses asks God what he should do if people don’t believe that Moses has a prophetic message from God (Exodus 4). In order to convince the Israelites-and later the Egyptians-that God had actually spoken to Moses, Moses is told to throw his staff on the ground, which then turns into a snake. God also tells Moses to conduct the miracle of the leperous hand, and if that doesn’t doesn’t work, to transform the Nile into blood.
Moses is told to do all these things by God “that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you” (Exo 4:5)
Neither of these examples seems to appeal to the self-authenticating word of God. They don’t appear to involve demonstrations that indirectly prove the impossibility of the contrary.
Rather they seem to appeal directly to the brute fact of the miracle itself in order to authenticate the message/claim.

I think Exodus 4 and also onwards in Exodus does not conflict with Presuppositional Apologetics; rather it does reinforce Presuppositional Apologetics is Scriptural.  Here’s my thoughts:

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Unity is important. There are Bible verses that speaks on the topic of unity: Psalm 133:1, Philippians 2;2 and 1 Peter 3:8.  1 Corinthians 1:10 also talks about not having division.  And in an area like apologetics there’s always the danger of disunity since the nature of apologetics is polemical and sometimes people’s sinful nature with fighting and arguments comes out, and the root of sinful quarrelsome attitude (versus apologetics in a gentle and respectful matter) is pride.

So in this post I want to focus on Unity among a Diversity of Presuppositional Apologists (taught by Cornelius Van Til), though I think there’s implications of how we have unity among other school of apologetics too (and Christians in general).

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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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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

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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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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

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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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Merry Christmas!  Since this is Christmas I thought I gather in one post what contradictions I dealt with surrounding the account of the Birth of Jesus from the bigger lists of Bible Contradictions we have refuted.  The following are from the last few years.  Lord willing I plan to add more posts to the list for next Christmas!

Before going further remember the Author of the Skeptic Annotated Bible has a Self-Defeating Worldview that makes his endeavor to attack the Bible be meaningless and unintelligible.

Here’s the listing:

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Establish the need:  The coming of God to be born to save us from our sins, when was this first predicted or anticipated?  Can it be that this “Christmas” hope, of God coming to be born to save us from our sins, be predicted as far back as the book of Genesis?

Purpose:  Today we will see four points concerning the expectation of the Messiah

  • Young or old should know the Old Testament expectation of the Messiah (Luke 1:46-55)
  • The expectation of the coming of the Messiah with Adam and Eve
  • The expectation of the coming of the Messiah with Lamech
  • The expectation of the coming of the Messiah with Noah

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between December 15th-21st, 2021.

In light of the Holidays here’s our 12th Annual Presuppositional Apologetics’ Christmas Books Recommendations: Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2021

1.) Cave to the Cross Episode: God Is Transcendent – Ep. 155 – What About Evil? – The Transcendent Author Of History – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who was Uzziah’s father?

3.) Bible Contradiction? Where did Joseph and Mary live before the birth of Jesus?

4.) God and the Problem of Individuation

5.) Free E-Book: Christianity And Idealism by Cornelius Van Til

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who was Uzziah’s father?

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

Joram was Uzziah’s father.

Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, and Joram fathered Uzziah.” (Matthew 1:8)

Joram was Uzziah’s [Azariah’s] great-great-grandfather.

Now Solomon’s son was Rehoboam, then Abijah was his son, Asa, his son, Jehoshaphat, his son, 11 Joram, his son, Ahaziah, his son, Joash, his son, 12 Amaziah, his son, Azariah, his son, Jotham, his son,” (1 Chronicles 3:10-12)

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

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