But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Choosing Hats - Apologetic Report

Coming now to the knowledge that man in Paradise would have of God, we must notice first of all that there man would be able to reason correctly from nature to nature’s God.[1] But the meaning of this fact should be taken in connection with what we have said when discussing the true theistic...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 14:08

Calvin’s Commentary on 1 Cor 1:18-21

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For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

In this first clause a concession is made. For as it might very readily be objected, that the gospel is commonly held in contempt, if it be presented in so bare and abject a...

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Are you tired of the Word?

Perhaps the greatest trouble facing the Church today is our tendency to grow tired of the Word, and lose interest in the gospel, so that we seek out theologies and programs and excitement that, while not necessarily bad in and of themselves, are often based more on the...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 07:10

Adventures in Misgendering

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imageThe rapidly changing landscape of supposed non-binary genders is dizzying to most of us – myself included. This isn’t an attempt to help you navigate that mindfield of pronouns – because in all likelihood, by the time you read this, it would have all changed anyway. Which pronouns...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 09:40

John Frame on Natural Law and Abortion

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On page 243 of John Frame’s The Doctrine of the Christian Life, Frame writes, “Roman Catholics have argued that the case against abortion is not religious at all, but based only on scientific judgments about the nature of the unborn. So they oppose abortion by appealing to natural...

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John MacArthur started a seriescalling out the “social justice” movement in evangelicalism.

Brad Mason’s recent response to the first installment in that series is most disappointing, to say the least.

Mason claims “there is not much substance in this particular piece, as...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 06:56

1 Peter 1:14 and the Continuing Sexual Revolution

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While listening to my pastor’s continuing exposition of 1 Peter 1 this morning, I was struck by the timeliness of the passage he used for a subject he didn’t directly address. His sermon was about personal holiness (which is, of course, the main thrust of the passage) – but I have...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 11:52

The Urgency of Apologetics

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Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation,...

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After listening to an interview of Nate Collins at Sheologians, and reading another at Christianity Today, I intended to write a response to the overall program set forth by Collins. However, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. responded to the CT  interview with Collins and the Revoice Conference in a...

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If God foreknows person P will make choice C at time T, then it is not possible for this choice to not be made. After all, if P does not choose C at T, then God’s foreknowledge was incorrect, in which case God actually did not foreknow this choice would occur at all as truth is a necessary...

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 15:09

The Imperfection of the Saints

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In an exchange on Facebook recently, I encountered a Sinless Perfectionist of some stripe. Facebook being what it is, the back-and-forth was… unsatisfying. Eventually, I promised to exposit some Scriptures that taught progressive sanctification. It’s taken me longer than I wanted to...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 13:38

A Christian Theology for Defense: Introduction

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Theology is thinking about God and everything else in relation to God. Apart from the existence of God and his knowledge, we could not think of God at all. Apart from the existence of God and his knowledge, we could not think of anything else at all either, whether the creation around us, the...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:50

Congratulations Resequitur!

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A bit late, but congratulations to Resequitur, who recently graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Erskine College. We are thankful to know this brother.

Authors: C. L. Bolt...

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I will write in generalities here, not because I am afraid to enter the fray, and not because there are not a plethora of examples of the sort of thing I am referring to, but because those who have entered the fray tend to lose sight of the generalities here expressed, and because there are a...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:25

Psychological Exegesis (Guest Post by cco3)

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Jordan B. Peterson has been gaining popularity, due to his tenacity in social and political arenas.  However, this popularity has spilled into his other pursuits as well. For example, his lecture series on Genesis is recorded on YouTube as having nearly 750k views.  The first in the set...

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 06:15

Other Arguments

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Now the only argument for an absolute God that holds water is a transcendental argument. A deductive argument as such leads only from one spot in the universe to another spot in the universe. So also an inductive argument as such can never lead beyond the universe. In either case there is no more...

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Stroud’s Objection Restated

Bálint Békefi proposes the following transcendental argument (Békefi, B. Van Til versus Stroud: “Is the Transcendental Argument for Christian Theism Viable?” TheoLogica. Published Online First: September 26, 2017):

(S1) If the...

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:14

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (3/3)

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In part 2, we had a look at a practical example, and briefly went over the “in practice/ in principle” distinction, as well as some criteria for evaluating worldview’s, however, it may be worth expanding these ideas themselves into another post to look a bit more in-depth at them, as well as some others.

In practice / In principle:...

 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:10

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (2/3)

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Please read Part 1 here

So, as we saw in part 1, there is no such thing as neutrality – everyone has a bias, everyone has a worldview.

The question now becomes what we do next? Do we simply say to an unbeliever, I don’t like your worldview and how you are interpreting the evidence, and you don’t like mine and how I interpret the...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:07

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (1/3) Featured

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This would probably be a very easy question to answer, and yet at the same time, a fairly lengthy question to answer.

I will try to keep this as accessible as possible, and translate a lot of the jargon that gets used when talking about these things into more readily understandable ideas and explanations.

The easiest answer is: everything. (rom 1:20:...

A great time was had – and thanks especially to Ben Woodring, aka Book, for getting the almost whole gang back together. Brian, Chris, myself, Resequitur, and brigand all stopped in, and we talked Covenantal Apologetics. Ben asked us some basic questions, we shared some history, and what our motivations and experiences have been over the...

Monday, 18 April 2016 12:44

The Mythos of Racial Reconciliation

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An Introduction, and A Few Articles Examined

As the adoptive father of a teenage son who many would consider “black” (as he is the product of a “white” biological mother and a “black” biological father – who we don’t even have a name for) living in the Deep South, it is vitally important for me...

Sunday, 03 April 2016 07:36

A Cordial Challenge to Members of Races

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I’m sure the title got your attention. So let’s unpack it. I’d like to challenge you to prove (if only to yourself) not only that your particular race, but that races in general, exist. I ask this, because racism, racists, and racial identity itself depends on there being races to begin with. All of these things presuppose that...