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This latest round up has a lot more stuff than usual!

Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between July 22nd-31st, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Resurrection Proofs – Ep. 134 – Why Should I Believe Christianity? – Defying Death – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who was Anah?

3.) The Categorical Imperative and Meta-Ethical Foundations

4.) Online Skeptics have a serious copy-and-paste problem

5.) The Certainty of the Trinity

6.) Greg Bahnsen’s Lectures: Answer to Frame’s Critique of Van Til

7.) Antonio Gramsci is not a Marxist? Response to Joel McDurmon

8.) Bad Science, Bad Theology, and Grasshoppers

9.) Bible Contradiction? Who brought Joseph into Egypt?

10.) The ‘Noble Lie’ of Modern Ethics

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Someone on social media asked me about the Hebrew in regards to Genesis 3:7.  

Genesis 3:7 in the NASB read “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves waist coverings.

The question is “the word “then” in Genesis 3:7 temporal or resultant in the Hebrew context?”

Here’s my answer and I also thought it be worthwhile to think about the application of his grammatical point.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who brought Joseph into Egypt?

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

The Midianites

Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s officer, the captain of the bodyguard.” (Genesis 37:36)

The Ishmaelites

Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him out and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. So they brought Joseph into Egypt.” (Genesis 37:28)

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him [a]from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.” (Genesis 39:1)

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

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Many years ago as a young Christian I wanted to purchase this lecture series. So the fact that this is now available for free is a treat.

But let’s back up. A few months ago our blog mentioned that all of Apologist Greg Bahnsen’s MP3 Lectures now free for download!

He’s my favorite apologist and has shaped me in so many ways.  He’s one of my role models with his example of scholarship, intellect, boldness to defend the faith, his desire to be biblical and also his pastoral heart.  And everything he did was so intense.

Here is a quick bio of Bahnsen:

Greg L. Bahnsen, (1948-1995), was an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and a full time Scholar in Residence for the Southern California Center for Christian Studies. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California, specializing in the theory of knowledge. He previously received the B.A. (magna cum laude, philosophy) from Westmont College, and then simultaneously earned the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Bahnsen lectured to a broad range of evangelical Christian groups at many colleges and conferences. He was an experienced apologist and debater, a clear and cogent teacher of the Christian worldview who was devoted to training believers in understanding and applying the Christian faith to every area of life. He published numerous scholarly articles, a number of well-known books, and has over 1,500 recorded lectures and sermons.

Among those 1,500 lectures Bahnsen taught a four part series titled “Answer to Frame’s Critique of Cornelius Van Til.” It was just loaded this month on July 7th!

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Having written posts on answering Bible contradictions for some years now (see my ) I have noticed a phenomenon online: Online skeptics who claim to be free thinkers have a serious copy-and-paste problem.
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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who was Anah?

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

Anah was the daughter of Zibeon

Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite;” (Genesis 36:2)

And these were the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the granddaughter of Zibeon: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.” (Genesis 36:14)

And these are the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, and chief Korah. These are the chiefs descended from Esau’s wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.” (Genesis 36:18)

And these are the children of Anah: Dishon, and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.” (Genesis 36:25)

Anah was the son of Seir and the brother of Zibeon.

These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,” (Genesis 36:20)

And these are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah—he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness when he was pasturing the donkeys of his father Zibeon.” (Genesis 36:24)

The sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.” (1 Chronicles 1:38)

And Anah was also the son of Zibeon.

The sons of Shobal were Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah.” (1 Chronicles 10:14)

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

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Here are the links related to Presuppositonal Apologetics gathered from July 15th-21st, 2021.

1.)  Cave to the Cross’Jesus Is God – Ep. 133 – Why Should I Believe Christianity? – God With Us – Part 2

2.) Rooted In Revelation Podcast: How Old Testament Directs Our Philosophy Of Evidence

3.) The Transcendental Argument from Conceptual Inadequacy

4.) The First 7 Mp3s of our Posts concerning methods dealing with Bible Contradictions

5.) Evolutionists Defame Creationists as White Supremacists

6.) Bible Contradiction? How did Saul die?

7.) Answering another Catholic apologist

8.) Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: Epistemology – Part 5

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How did Saul die?  According to the Skeptic Annotated Bible their page said there is no Christian answer yet.

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

Saul committed suicide.

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised Philistines will come and pierce me through, and abuse me.” But his armor bearer was unwilling, because he was very fearful. So Saul took his sword and fell on it. 5 When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him. 6 So Saul died with his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men on that day together.” (1 Samuel 31:4-6)

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised Philistines will come and abuse me.” But his armor bearer would not, for he was very afraid. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.” (1 Chronicles 10:4)

Saul was killed by an Amalekite.

Then he said to me, ‘Who are you?’ And I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’ 9 And he said to me, ‘Please stand next to me and finish me off, for agony has seized me because my life still lingers in me.’ 10 So I stood next to him and finished him off, because I knew that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown which was on his head and the band which was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord.”” (2 Samuel 1:8-10)

Saul was killed by the Philistines.

then David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them on the day the Philistines struck and killed Saul in Gilboa.” (2 Samuel 21:12)

God killed him.

and did not inquire of the Lord. Therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom over to David, the son of Jesse.” (1 Chronicles 10:14)

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

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Brother Eriko Mendez of the Powerful Christian T-shirt Shop has turned into audios of 4 of our posts from Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.  These 4 audios are related to method and approach with dealing with Bible contradictions.

I appreciate brother Eriko as a fellow solid brother in Christ who loves the Lord, and is someone who loves Presuppositional apologetics and sharing the Gospel.

I thought this is might be helpful too as these days having the ability to listen to things helps one to redeem the time and allow one to read other materials.

Here are the 4 audios which I also have linked to the original article:

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Here are links gathered from July 8th-14th, 2021 on Presuppositional Apologetics/Presuppositionalism or subject matters that would be of interests to those who are into Presuppositional apologetics.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Who Is Jesus? – Ep. 132 – Why Should I Believe Christianity? – God With Us – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? How should the Ammonites be treated?

3.) No Truth, No Science

4.) Talk: The Christian Worldview Project on the Topic of Purgatory (An exegetical and theological system approach)

5.) What The Future Of Apologetics Looks Like According To An Old Testament Professor

6.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #65: Three Little Pigs and Apologetics’ Methodology

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8.) Issues in Biblical Anthropology by Owen Strachan: The Master’s Seminary 2021 Winter Elective

9.) Why Francis Schaefer Matters: The Line of Despair – Part 3

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Point: Presuppositional apologetics is really a worldview apologetics that among other things, analyzes the foundational beliefs of those who challenge the Christian worldview.  In other words, Presuppositionalists engages in an internal critique against an opponent’s presuppositions to show how they cannot provide the “solid foundation” to make human experiences intelligible and meaningful.  Sometimes people might not understand what the presuppositionalists is doing so an illustration is in order.

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The Christian Worldview Project is from the Philippines.  Their Facebook page can be accessed here.

The host of the show is brother Jordan.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How should the Ammonites be treated?

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

Do not fight against them or take their land.

When you come opposite the sons of Ammon, do not attack them nor provoke them, for I will not give you any of the land of the sons of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot as a possession.’” (Deuteronomy 2:19)

Only you did not go near the land of the sons of Ammon, all along the river Jabbok and the cities of the hill country, and wherever the Lord our God had commanded us to avoid.” (Deuteronomy 2:37)

Kill them and take their land.

So Jephthah crossed over to the sons of Ammon to fight against them; and the Lord handed them over to him.” (Judges 11:32)

Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “When I will cause an alarm of war to be heard Against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon; And it will become a desolate heap, And her towns will be set on fire. Then Israel will take possession of his possessors,” Says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 49:2)

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

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By What Standard An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til

Rousas John Rushdoony. By What Standard? An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til.  Vallecito, CA: Chalcedon Foundation, August 28, 2012.  216 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you looking for a book-length introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics?  If so this book might be for you!  Even if you are a season apologetics that skillfully employ Presuppositional Apologetics this book is still a good resource to read to remind, retain and at times sharpen one’s knowledge of Presuppositional Apologetics as taught by Cornelius Van Til.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Have Christians been raised with Christ?

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

Yes, they were raised in baptism through faith.

having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.” ( Colossians 2:12)

Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1)

No, they will be raised after they die.

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,” ( Romans 6:4-5)

Behold, I am telling you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

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

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