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

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Friday, 23 June 2017 09:44

Does the SBC Still Have a Stain on It? Featured

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 In 1995, leadership in the SBC apologized for, repented of, and issued a statement repudiating, racism in all forms. Twenty-two years later, instigated by William McKissic, the SBC leaders once again had to apologize and issue not just another statement affirming its belief that racism in all...

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Bob Seidensticker over a Patheos wrote a piece a couple of years ago regarding the ten most common arguments of atheism regarding its basis for rejecting Christianity and defended those arguments. The format of Bob’s post is basically a rebuttal to the Christian rebuttal that the argument in...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:20

The Christian Doctrine of Repentance

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The Christian Doctrine of Repentance The above link is an e-learning tutorial. Click the link to be taken to a short tutorial on how Christians should think about the concept of repentance as taught in Scripture.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 21:20

A Christian Response to Bernie Sanders

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Recently, a US Senator from Vermont, one Bernie Sanders, had the audacity to publicly humiliate himself by demonstrating that his knowledge of Christianity is alarmingly deficient for a man in his position. More than that, Sanders also put on display for all to see, not only his incompetence...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 01:39

Recovering the Gospel

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“The weakness in evangelicalism is also its minimalism. Doctrinal minimalism in one generation can be a way of focusing the fight; in another, the path to doctrinal indifference.”[1] On October 31st, 2017 the Church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:11

The Battle for the Beginning – 7 of 12

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In this post we will examine Nathan’s seventh problem for the traditional interpretation of Genesis 1-2. So far, Nathan is 0-6 in his attempt to validate that the traditional interpretation of Genesis 1-2 has any serious problems. Let’s see if he fairs any better here. 7) “These...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 09:42

Basic Beliefs in Islam

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Source: Basic Beliefs in Islam

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 21:41

The Battle for the Beginning: 6 of 12

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The Battle for the Beginning: 6 of 12 6) Days 1-6 involve creation through the spoken word. Mankind is created on Day 6 through the power of the spoken word. But in Genesis 2 Adam is formed from the dust of the ground. Think about that for a second. In one version, Adam is spokenContinue reading "Th...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 07:07

The Battle for the Beginning – 5 of 12

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5) Does Adam get created (Genesis 2:7) on Day 6 (24 hour period), name all the animals of all the earth (Genesis 2:19), and still have time to make his wedding ceremony with Eve (Genesis 1:26) in a literal 24 hour period??? That’s a lot of moving parts. And the scientific/historical...

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 08:25

The Battle for the Beginning – 4 of 12

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4) Yom can mean “day.” Most often it does. And an ancient Israelite would’ve read Genesis 1 as literal 24 hour periods. I’m not denying that. But yom can also mean a period of time, an age, forever etc. For the sake of argument… let’s assume it means literal six...

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Saturday, 06 May 2017 19:47

The Battle for the Beginning – 3 of 12

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O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. (1 Tim. 6:20-21) The third problem that the traditional interpretation of Genesis has is...

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Friday, 05 May 2017 02:30

The Battle for the Beginning – 2 of 12

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As you know by now if you are paying any attention to what is going on in our culture, Christian belief is under attack at its most rudimentary levels. The authority of Scripture is called into question more and more within our own ranks. The institution of marriage has been under attack for years...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:44

The Battle for the Beginning

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1) Genesis 1:2 the earth is tohu wa bohu “formless and void”.  Tohu wa bohu also occurs in Jerimiah 4:23 to describe light gone, mountains quaking, no people, no birds, fruitful lands laid waste, towns in ruins (Walton, p. 47, Lost World of Genesis One).  Also in Genesis 1:2...

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Source: Matt Slick and JD Hall Debate: Exegesis of 1 Cor. 1:4-9: A Response to Matt Slick

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I am a tab bit late to the game on the Matt Slick, JD Hall debate on the charismatic gifts. To be honest, I had no idea that Matt Slick believed that the gifts were still in operation in the church today. At any rate, during the debate Matt had with JD, Matt seemed to […]

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:28

Should We Replace the Term Replacement Theology?

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Words, as every one  knows, ‘mean’ nothing by themselves although the belief that they did…was once equally universal. It is only when a thinker makes use of them that they stand for anything, or, in one sense, have ‘meaning.’[1] Donald Davidson: An utterance can...

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What is Eastern Orthodoxy? The Eastern Orthodox Church split with the Roman Catholic Church in what is called The Great Schism of 1054. Up until that time, there had been one church but one in which existed great tension. The idea that there was some sort of harmony between the East and West in the...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 23:16

The Mysterious Nature of Divine Revelation

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Understanding How Divine Revelation is Understood  This post is really my third post interacting with the question regarding the validity of the use of the term replacement theology to describe the Israel-Church dynamic in certain theological systems. There is a very specific New Testament...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 06:58

In Search of the Historic Christian Church

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Modern Defection from Christian Truth is Nothing New There is a real naivety that exists in modern American Christianity. This naivety even exists in modern Christian Americans. What is the difference between these two terms? Quite simply, by American Christian, I am denoting the outward, visible...

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This post is part II of: The Old and New Testament: Understanding Scripture with Scripture. Introduction A significant structural feature of the biblical narrative is typology…typological features emerge naturally when the biblical text is understood as a Text.[1] This is an important point...

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Graeme Goldsworthy writes, “Neutrality and complete objectivity are the presuppositional myths of the modern secular outlook, and they are also the assumptions, sometimes unexamined, of many Christian thinkers.”[1] The art and science of biblical hermeneutics is by and large a task...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 02:04

A Theologically Informed Apologetic

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[Part II of my reaction to William Lane Craig, Mike Licona, and Andy Stanley] William Whitaker, in his disputations on Holy Scripture writes of his opponent, “In the first place he says, that there was no scripture from Adam to Moses, and yet, that there was then the word of God and pure...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:18

The Evangelical Doctrine of Inerrancy

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  A Response to Mike Licona, Bill Craig, Andy Stanley, et al. It is perfectly natural to expect that naturalistic atheistism would oppose the historic Christian doctrine of biblical inerrancy. And no one is taken by surprise when radical skeptics construct a fresh new way to reject the...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:21

Is Atheism a Worldview?

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In my interactions with atheists, one of the most common tactics I have observed is the claim that atheism is not a worldview. Atheism is not belief, but the absence of belief. It is not a claim, but the absence of a claim. Therefore, or so it goes, atheism does not need a defense. Another...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 00:23

My Chattering with an Atheist

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I understand you’re trying to address three different people so I can understand the difficulty in doing so. There are a hundred things I could ask you from what you said but I want to ask you, from what you said, how you know god directly, and personally, and propositionally that you know...

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