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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Mary Magdalene recognize Jesus when he first appeared to her?

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

Yes, she recognized him.

And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Rejoice!” And they came up and took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him.” (Matthew 28:9)

No, she didn’t recognize him.

When she had said this, she turned around and *saw Jesus standing there, and yet she did not know that it was Jesus.” (John 20:14)

Jesus didn’t appear to her; she had a vision of angels who told her that he was alive.

and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive.” (Luke 24:23)

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

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics’ gathered from March 15th-21st, 2022.  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ John Frame’s TAG Argument – Ep.217 – Apologetics By John Frame – Transcendental Argument – Part 4

2.) Did the eleven disciples believe the two men who claimed to see Jesus?

3.) Naturalism, Theistic Evolution, and the Real Problem

4.) Van Til’s Observation: The Inter-Relationship of the Doctrine of Scripture and Other Major Teaching of Scripture

5.) Autonomy Is No Ladder to Christ’s Authority

6.) Revealed Apologetics Interview: David Bahnsen on father Greg Bahnsen, apologetics and sacred/secular distinction

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Revealed Apologetics

Recently Revealed Apologetics had a discussion on Greg Bahnsen, one of my favorite apologist who passed away in 1995.

The interview is with his son David Bahnsen.  In the interview he talks about his father’s contribution to apologetics, his father’s theology and also David Bahnsen’s own beliefs.

I appreciate David Bahnsen; when I was a young man he sent me some of his dad’s lecture series on ancient and modern philosophy on CDs.  It was an expensive series that I couldn’t afford when I was in college.  I imagine there’s many others that have benefited from his generosity.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did the eleven disciples believe the two men who claimed to see Jesus?

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

Yes, since he had already appeared to Simon.

And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, 34 saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon!”” (Luke 24:33-34)

No.

Now after that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country. 13 And they went away and reported it to the rest, but they did not believe them, either.” (Mark 16:12-13)

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

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics’ gathered from March 8th-14th, 2023.  There’s a lot of good links for this installment!  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ TAG, Trinity, & Negative Arguments – Ep.216 – Apologetics By John Frame – Transcendental Argument – Part 3

2.) Bible Contradiction? Where did Jesus tell his disciples to go after his resurrection?

3.) Evangelism and Apologetics

4.) Van Til does believe in the Perspicuity of Natural Revelation

5.)Darwinists, Leave those Hospitals Alone!

8.) OF PRESUPPOSITIONAL APOLOGETICS

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Where did Jesus tell his disciples to go after his resurrection?

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

He told them to go to Galilee.

Then Jesus *said to them, “Do not be afraid; go, bring word to My brothers to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.” (Matthew 28:10)

But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.’” (Mark 16:7)

He told them to tarry in Jerusalem.

And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”” (Luke 24:49)

Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me;” (Acts 1:4)

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

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Here are Presuppositional Apologetics’ links gathered between March 1st-7th, 2023.  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’  Questioning TAG – Ep.215 – Apologetics By John Frame – Transcendental Argument – Part 2

2.) Want to Write a Guest Posts for Our Blog for April 2023?

3.) How to Correctly Answer the Skeptic

4.) Bible Contradiction? Who survived to see the promised land during the Exodus?

5.) Biblical Case for Presuppositional Apologetics in 7 Minutes

6.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #84: No more MCDONALD’S FILET-O-FISH Fridays and alleged Bible contradictions

7.) Skeptic Annotated Bible Author’s Self-Defeating Worldview

8.) Answering Alleged Bible Contradictions Surrounding Paul’s Conversion

9.) Evolutionists and their Love of Abortion

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Here are alleged Bible contradictions that we answered:
 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who survived to see the promised land during the Exodus?

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

Only Caleb

“Certainly all the people who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, 23 shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who were disrespectful to Me see it. 24 But as for My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring him into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.” (Numbers 14:22-24)

Both Caleb and Joshua

“those men who brought the bad report of the land also died by a plague in the presence of the Lord. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land.” (Numbers 14:37-38)

“But among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the Lord had said of them, “They shall certainly die in the wilderness.” And not a man was left of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.” (Numbers 26:64-65)

“So the Lord’s anger burned on that day, and He swore, saying, 11 ‘None of the men who came up from Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; for they did not follow Me fully, 12 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua the son of Nun; for they have followed the Lord fully.’” (Numbers 32:10-12)

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

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Here are Presuppositional Apologetics’ links gathered between February 22nd-28th, 2023.  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Apologetics – Ep.214 – Apologetics By John Frame – Transcendental Argument – Pt. 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did Balaam curse the Israelites?

3.) Christian Students and Advanced Degrees

4.) Psalm 109 is Messianic

5.) HGA Episode 6. Book Review On Van TIl’s Apologetic by Greg Bahnsen

6.) Reviews of Greg Bahnsen’s Apologetics Trilogy

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Readers of this blog over the years will realize Greg Bahnsen has shaped my apologetics method more than others.

I appreciated his lectures and his books.

Of the many books he’s written there’s three that people have called Greg Bahnsen’s trilogy.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Balaam curse the Israelites?

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

Yes

Balaam was hired to curse the Israelites.

“No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the assembly of the Lord, 4 because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.” (Deuteronomy 23:3-4)

Balaam cursed the Israelites, but God turned his curse into a blessing.

“Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, rose up and fought against Israel, and he sent messengers and summoned Balaam the son of Beor to curse you. 10 But I was not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I saved you from his hand.” (Joshua 24:9-10)

“On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud as the people listened; and there was found written in it that no Ammonite or Moabite was ever to enter the assembly of God, 2 because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them. However, our God turned the curse into a blessing.” (Nehemiah 13:1-2)

No

Balaam refused the curse the Israelites

“And he took up his discourse and said, “From Aram Balak has brought me, Moab’s king from the mountains of the East, saying, ‘Come, declare Jacob cursed for me, And come, curse Israel!’ 8 How am I to put a curse on him upon whom God has not put a curse? And how am I to curse him whom the Lord has not cursed?” (Numbers 23:7-8)

“Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have persisted in blessing them these three times!” (Numbers 24:10)

(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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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between February 15th-21st, 2023.

1.) Cave to the Cross Accepting Evidence – Ep.213 – Apologetics By John Frame – Some Methodological Considerations – Part 2

2.) Psalm 69 is Messianic

3.) Human Rights and the Image of God

4.) Bible Contradiction? How many generations were between Levi and Moses?

5.) EPIC Presup Rountable Discussion

6.) Renton Rathbun’ Introduction to Apologetics Lectures

7.) A Charge to Contemporary Apologists

8.) The Skeptic Annotated Bible Getting Hung Up with KJV use of “Unicorns” in the Bible

9.) Ready to Reason

10.) Veritas Domain Facebook Meme

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Establish the need: Is this Psalm Messianic? Many Bible scholars seems to think it is not, but what about you?

Purpose: In this session we will see three points concerning this Psalm’s Messianic character so that we would be at awe with God.

  1. Psalm 109 is Messianic because the New Testament uses it that way
  2. Psalm 109 is Messianic because of context of Book 5 of the Psalms
  3. Psalm 109 is Messianic because of details within Psalm 109

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The Skeptic Annotated Bible website under the “Science and history” criticism of the book of Psalms notes that the King James Version talk about unicorns.
 

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