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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between September 15th-21st, 2020.

1.) Donation for the new Bahnsen Project.

2.)Bible Contradiction? How many of Pahathmoab, Jeshua, and Joab’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) Van Til and Analogical Knowledge

4.) Cave to the Cross Ep. 90 – Tactics – Steamrollers

5.) Don’t Waste Your Bible Contradiction

6.) How To Argue For Prophecy Fulfillment

7.) Historical Science and Secular Rescuing Devices

8.) Apologetics Studio’s Response to World Mission Society Church of God

 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How many of Pahathmoab, Jeshua, and Joab’s offspring returned from Babylon?

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

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the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812;” (Ezra 2:6)

2818

the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818;” (Nehemiah 7:11)

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

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A few weeks ago my blog hit a milestone of 150 Alleged Bible Contradictions Answered.  These are posts in response to the listing of Bible contradictions from the Skeptic Annotated Bible website.  Looking back at my writings I thought it was important that for Christians when skeptics bring up Bible contradictions to not waste the opportunity to go deeper studying God’s Word.  Why?  It is so we can know how to answer these objection.  But I want to go deeper: Its also to study God’s Word to love God more and to apply the Word of God in our lives by first being in awe and worship of God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Don’t waste your Bible contradiction.  Here are ten highlights of the devotional thoughts and applications I had looking back at my study of God’s Word while trying to answer these so called Bible contradictions.

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These are links concerning Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between September 8th-15th, 2020.

1.) Greg Bahnsen – New Book ‘Against All Opposition’

2.) Bible Contradiction? How many of Arah’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 89 – Tactics – Taking The Roof Off

4.) Resources ON THE PROBLEM OF EVIL

5.) Critique of “God is Not Great”

6.) How do I Know that I Know? – a Response (Part 2)

7.) More Leftist Malarkey in the Secular Science Industry

8.) How Is There A Problem Of Evil If You First Don’t Make Sense Of Morality?

 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How many of Arah’s offspring returned from Babylon?

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

775

the sons of Arah” (Ezra 2:5)

652

the sons of Arah, 652” (Nehemiah 7:10)

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

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The late atheist Christopher Hitchen wrote a book titled “God is Not Great.”  Looking for a Christian response to it?

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GO TO PART 56

 

Point: Presuppositional apologetics as founded by Cornelius Van Til make the point that to attack Christianity ends up being self-destructive to one’s worldview, making things unintelligible and meaningless.  The bigger problem isn’t the “gadfly” of a Christian doctrine; but rather to try to remove it results in more serious problems.

Picture: Here is a news story that illustrate the point of Presuppositional apologetics:

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Greg Bahnsen sitting down

I think one of the best Christian apologist of the last half of the last Century was Greg Bahnsen.  He was a skilled debater and lecturer on Presuppositional Apologetics!  We have shared many resources from him on our blog.  All you have to do is type in his name under search.

Here’s another one of him speaking on how to do apologetics based upon the teaching recorded in Acts 17:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How long was the ark afloat?

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

For seven months or so.

In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.” (Genesis 8:4)

For at least ten months.

The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.” (Genesis 8:5)

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

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We hit a new milestone for our blog Veritas Domain: We have 1.8 million total views!  That’s the total of view since our blog began in 2006 but with most of the hits taking place the last few years.

It was a little over 7 months ago we were at 1.7 million.

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The following are links related to Presuppositional apologetics that were posted on the Internet between August 22nd-31st, 2020.

What links were you blessed with?

1.) The Proof of God’s Existence with Jordan Ravanes

2.) 150 Alleged Bible Contradictions Answered

3.) Review – A Matter of Days – Chapter 23

4.) Cave to the Cross Ep. 87 – Tactics – Practical Self-Destruction

5.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #56: Bible Contradiction and Contronyms

6.) Can Apes Learn Language? New Research

7.) Rushdoony, ‘The Religious Foundations Of Culture’

8.) Talking Technology – Cross-Over Discussion

9.) Bible Contradiction? Who is the first and the last?

10.) Answering Some Questions on the Theological Foundations of Modern Science

 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who is the first and the last?

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

God

Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.” (Isaiah 48:12)

Jesus

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last” (Revelation 1:17)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”” (Revelation 22:13)

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

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GO TO PART 55

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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As a Christian, why use Presuppositional Apologetics?  Arne of Apologetics Central answer the question in his first video.

I love the growing international flavor of Presuppositional Apologists.  Arne is from South Africa as you can tell from his accent!

Here’s the video description:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Was Moses in good mental and physical health at age 120?

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

Yes

Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated.’” (Deuteronomy 34:7)

No

And he said to them, “I am a hundred and twenty years old today; I am no longer able to come and go, and the Lord has said to me, ‘You shall not cross this Jordan.’” (Deuteronomy 31:2)

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

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