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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Subtitle: This is Not That This is part 2 of my review of the JD Hall – Ante Pavkovic debate. Enjoy! At 1:04 –   In his cross examination of Ante, Jordon used a Mormon website that affirms the charismata. However, Ante missed Jordon’s point completely in his rebuttal because...

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Todd Pruitt over at Mortification of Spin has said it very, very well!!!! Mortification of Spin Reblog

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Debate Proposition: The Charismatics Gifts (to include Tongues & Prophecy) have ceased to operate in the Church.   Affirmative: J.D. Hall Negative: Ante Pavkovic   In case you were unaware, another debate on the issue of the Charismatic Gifts has just taken place in Cleveland, OH....

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:43

The Transcendental Argument for God

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There are several methods available to the Christian for answering questions about or, challenges to, Christianity from the unbeliever. One could engage in an inductive approach which is aligned more closely with the evidentialist method of doing apologetics. This approach claims to follow the...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:49

Debating Dave Miller on Racism – Sort Of

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To be fair, I asked Dave to debate this issue with me and he did NOT respond in the official sense of “okay, let’s debate.” But he did respond and that is enough for me. The reason I am posting this exchange is that I hope to influence how you see this issue and change... Continue...

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I have often wondered about the use of Matt. 5:13-16 by some Christians who seem to think that Jesus had social or political causes in mind when he uttered the words, “you are the salt of the earth.” For some reason, we have concluded that Jesus was talking about salt as a preservative...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 21:26

Millennials Leaving the Church – Again (Part 2)

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I want to say a few more things about Sam Eaton and Darrell Bock’s table talk over at DTS recently on the subject of Millennials leaving the church. My first post was deliberately uncooked and quite direct. I am frustrated with “Christians” leaving the church. And I am equally...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 02:56

Millennials Leaving the Church – Again

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Reviewing Darrell Bock’s Conversation with Sam Eaton, Kat Armstrong, and Nika Spaulding   Recently Darrell Bock had three individuals on his program who identify as millennials. The gist of the program was to talk about, yet again, why millennials are leaving the Christian...

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To pick back up on Bob Siedensticker’s responses to TAG, I turn to response number 7: TAG Undercuts Itself.  Bob says, Apologists jump into a TAG presentation using logic. At the end of their argument, they conclude that God exists. Once again, Bob confuses what some apologists might do...

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In the spirit of transparency, I am not a politically oriented person. I find the political dance to be one of the most nauseating dances available. It disgusts me top to bottom. I like things to be said directly, bluntly, without ambiguity. Here is an example: You are of your father the devil, and...

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Bob Siedensticker has a way of oversimplifying, well, just about every view that he disagrees with. Bob’s first step is to oversimplify, then misrepresent and equivocate if necessary, and then refute. When it comes to the transcendental argument for God (TAG), he remains consistent in his...

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Atheist Objection # 10 Is this actually the case? Has evolutionary theory answered the question of where we came from. Bob argues: “I simply say that science has a remarkable track record for teaching us about reality, while religion has taught us absolutely nothing. Religion makes...

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Atheist Objection # 9   The very first challenge Bob the atheist will have to demonstrate is that that absolute evil exists, and he will have to do this upon the basic beliefs of his own worldview. If the God of the Bible is evil, then the atheist will have to defend the existence of... Continu...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:47

Christianity is a Myth: Objection #8

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History is full of mother-child messiah cults, trinity godheads, and the like. Thus the Christian story is a myth like the rest.” [Objection #8] We now move to the eighth objection to Christianity proffered by Bob Seidensticker over at Patheos, from his blog, Cross Examined. From my...

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Friday, 14 July 2017 22:51

The Gospel Doesn’t Make Sense

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Objection #7 I now move on to atheist objection #7 as outlined and defended by Bob Seidensticker over at Patheos. I have had a chance to interact with Bob over the last few days and in my assessment, he is a run-of-the-mill nothing special kind of atheist. In other words, so far, I have not... Conti...

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Atheist Objection #6 There are two ways to respond to this argument. First, we want to understand what the argument claims. The argument claims that Christian belief is the product of cultural conditioning. Understanding an argument or objection is a very critical first step in the process of...

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Atheist Argument #5 Up to this point, I have demonstrated how the first four of Bob Seidensticker’s arguments have failed, despite his view that they logical valid. Each one has been weighed at this point and found wanting. I now come to what I would call an argument that has a serious...

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Objection number 4 This is argument number four: why Christian belief should be rejected and why Christian arguments for God fail. One could take this objection in two ways: this is a de jure objection which claims that there is something intrinsically wrong with belief in God. At its core, belief...

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Source: God is not all-powerful if there is something He cannot do. God cannot lie, therefore God is not all-powerful.”

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Source: “If there is anything God cannot do, then he is not all powerful”

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Atheist Objection #3 Now, it’s time to sit up and pay attention because this objection is at least philosophically interesting. So here is the basic argument: If there is anything God cannot do, then God is not all-powerful. God cannot lie. Therefore, God is not all-powerful. To begin with, I...

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Bob takes us to the second atheist objection to the Christian claim that God is the creator of the universe. Bob seems to think this objection is more plausible than it actually is, which is mind-bloggling to me. (Totally intended) Here is his initial remark regarding this objection: No, I think...

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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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