A Sure Foundation: Eight Truths Affirming the Bible's Divine

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ANSWER 1: A person is saved the moment they confess their sins and accept Christ as their savior. He writes: Middle ground is disappearing on the question of whether LGBT persons should be treated as … Continue reading → ‘The Darwinian View is False’: Ph. In addition to the desire to defend their work, the apologetic preface often suggests the author's attempt to humble his- or herself before the audience. [30] I would want to detail each of these dichotomies from the Scripture in the belief that the Holy Spirit will work through the Word of God to a greater extent than He would otherwise. 28 I would assume that as I share these truths with enthusiasm and warmth, such a declaration of the truth will have an impact far beyond what would be expected normally.

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Confident Christian: 6 Lessons on Apologetics for Teenagers

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Omnipotence and omniscience are inferred in these arguments to greater or lesser degrees: some argue for an interventionist god, some are equally relevant to a Deist conception of god. We can see several examples of this in the Bible. Our September 24, 2016 debate focuses on history. Collins (Free Press, 2006) Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing edited by William A. Six textbooks may be chosen from the following list. This means that Christians will encounter believers of other faiths in their local communities.

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Islam: The Misunderstood Religion

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The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World. Our insurance does not permit overnight parking on the church campus. These thinkers usually admit that objective evidence (mircales, proofs of God, prophecies) is important in the apologetic task, but they insist that unregenerate man cannot be converted by mere exposure to proofs because sin has seriously weakened human reason. Heathen - What about those who never hear the gospel - are they lost forever?

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What the Catholic Church Is and What She Teaches

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The gospel must be proclaimed: Accurately (ie. it is the gospel); Simply (ie. in an understandable form). Ramm, Varieties of Christian Apologetics; J. Vidler, Twentieth Century Defenders of the Faith; O. This difficulty induces many people to avoid facing the issues, but there is no need for avoidance. I'll let the reader wrestle with those issues. One should prepare oneself for marriage, and one should save oneself for marriage.

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Training Manual for Cultural Combat

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A skeptic may think that their worldview has been confirmed! From “Animals have rights just like humans do” to “You can’t prove that scientifically” Paul helps the Christian as well as the skeptic get answers that represent a Christian worldview. If you have ears to hear and eyes to see, God is speaking to you through His prophets and the words contained in Bible Prophecy. A rich archive, both audio and video, gives you a great taste of what is offered.

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Blind Alley Beliefs: Post-modernism, Existentialism,

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All gospels describe his death on the cross at the beginning of the Jewish Passover, while Pilate was the Roman governor. The current fad of interfaith solidarity and unity is simply a thin guise of inclusivism, Universalism and pluralism. Christ tells us unless a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. Invite an apologist to speak at a mid-week service. Attendees will hear top scholars address a variety of important issues, including the Christian worldview, moral relativism, homosexuality / gay marriage, responding to belief systems that oppose Christianity, moral purity / sexual abstinence, ethical issues, stem cell research, the sanctity of human life, among other relevant issues of the day.

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MISREPRESENTING JESUS Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting

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Secondly, cult teachers will proclaim a "gospel message" that is ultimately is a message of works-centered salvation, in sharpest contrast to the Good News of saving grace through faith in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). We also need to be careful that we don’t rely solely on experiential evidence in our attempts to reach the lost. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

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In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming

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The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel: Issues & Commentary. No longer could they maintain their brand of theology, seeing that now the fundamental tenets of biblical theology were spelled out clearly. I always feel in over my head in conversations about philosophy, but I believe I was able to follow his arguments well enough.) His thesis is timely, provocative, and bold, launching a conversation about apologetics and Christian witness that needs to be had.

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Basic Christianity

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They feel that they are leaving God space to perform His act of the creation of a new soul, if He so chooses. The world literally means to give a reasoned defense, a verbal speech in defense of oneself. Having established the antithesis between “the Lord of heaven and earth” (Acts 17:24) and the false gods of the Athenians, Paul again makes a point of contact with their worldview by citing Greek poets: “‘For in him we live and move and have our being ’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring’” (Acts 17:28) Although their fundamental worldview was off base, the Greeks had some sense of the divine as well as their dependence on it They were partially right, although largely wrong Given God’s general revelation in creation and conscience (Romans 1–2), Christian witnesses should always try to find the scattered elements of truth embedded within darkened worldviews Paul continues by arguing that since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like any humanly crafted image As Adam Clarke writes: If we are the offspring of God, He cannot be like those images of gold, silver, and stone which are formed by the art and device of man, for the parent must resemble his offspring Seeing therefore that we are living and intelligent beings, He from whom we have derived our being must be living and intelligent It is necessary also that the object of religious worship should be much more excellent than the worshipper; but man is more excellent than an image made of gold, silver, or stone And yet it would be impious to worship a man; how much more so to worship these images as gods!28 The logic of Paul’s argument is compelling Furthermore, he makes his case on the basis of the Athenians’ own beliefs about God and humanity Paul displays an astute apologetic prowess Defending the faith.

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The church in relation to sceptics: A conversational guide

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The latter is highly unusual, because one hardly mentions a brother, so this brother must have been very important. Affiliate Links and Book Reviews: Some of the links above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Academy of Christian Apologetics Equipping fellow believers to articulate and defend the historic Christian faith in a way that stands up to intellectual criticism.

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