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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Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:00

Biblical Authority Apologetics

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What is presuppositional apologetics?  The word ‘apologetics’ refers to giving a rational defense of the faith – in this case, the Christian Faith.[1]  It is a way of demonstrating that Christianity is true, and refuting allegations to the contrary.  The importance...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 22:00

The Canon

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The books that comprise the Bible are referred to as the canon.[1]  But how do we know that the early Church got the canon correct?  Perhaps you have heard the myth that certain early Christians got together and voted on which books should be in the canon, and that some books only passed...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:00

The Bible vs. other Holy Books

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Many books state who wrote them.  Unless we have good reason to think otherwise, we accept their claim of authorship.  The Bible claims to be written by God who moved men to pen His Word.  We have seen that we have every reason to accept this claim.  But we must eventually ask...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 22:00

Origin of the Bible: Part 3 – Accurate and Divine

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We have seen that the Bible has been meticulously transmitted and accurately translated so that what we hold in our hands today is extremely faithful to the original texts.  But how do we know that the original texts are true?  And how do we validate the Bible’s claim that it is the...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 22:00

Origin of the Bible: Part 2 – Translations

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Previously we found that the Bible is the most authentic collection of books from the ancient world.  In terms of the number of manuscripts and the shortness of the time between the writing of a biblical book and its discovery, the Bible is more authentic than any ancient text by far. ...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 22:00

Origin of the Bible: Part 1 – Uniquely Authentic

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How did we get the Bible?  How do we know that it is God’s Word, and what does that really mean anyway?  If the Bible has been copied and translated so many times, can we have any confidence in modern translations?  How do we know that the right books got included, and have any...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 22:00

Research at the ICC

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Last week, I had the privilege of attending the eighth International Conference on Creationism (ICC).  This conference is a “meeting of the minds” in which several hundred creation scientists, Bible scholars, and other creation advocates can present and critique their research in...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:00

One Race

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Racism continues to be a problem in the world today.  Prejudice or discrimination due to skin color or other ethnic characteristics is a violation of biblical law.  Yet the problem persists, and unfortunately is even found within the church.  As is often the case, the solution to...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 22:00

Is “Young Earth” Unbiblical?

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Our critic this week is David, who is so adamantly against biblical creation that he recommended protesting one of my speaking engagements.  Interestingly, David professes to be a Christian and yet strongly opposes our defense of biblical creation.  I found his comments to be highly...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:00

The Ice Age

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Was there an ice age?  In most public schools, students are taught that there have been at least five major ice ages in Earth’s multi-billion-year history.  The last one is claimed to have started 2.58 million years ago, and then retreated about 10,000 years ago.  Obviously,...

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The church has not yet fully succeeded in its mission to make disciples of all nations.  We do see people receive the Gospel from time to time, yet the majority of the world continues in its futile rebellion against God.  Why?  Is it possible that the church has not been as effective...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 22:00

Genesis and the Gospel

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Christians rightly recognize the Gospel as an essential Christian doctrine.  We are saved by God’s grace received through faith in Christ – not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9).  This vital principle has its roots in the literal history of Genesis.  Unfortunately, some...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:00

The Importance of Genesis

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Why defend Genesis when so many people don’t even believe in Jesus?  Why not concentrate on defending the big issues, like the Gospel and the deity of Christ?  Considering all the problems we have in society, should we really be focused on apologetics, rather than trying to change...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 22:00

Information Theory – Part 2

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In part 1, we saw that information can be defined as an encoded, symbolic message entailing an expected action and intended purpose.  And we looked at several examples and how they fulfill each of the four requirements.  We here examine the laws of nature that pertain to the origin and...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 22:00

Information Theory – Part 1

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Modern science has confirmed biblical creation and challenged Darwinian evolution in many ways.  One of the most powerful yet simple lines of evidence is in the field of information theory.  This branch of science deals with the origin and transmission of information and is absolutely...

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We saw previously that the Bible can make sense of laws of logic and their properties, and that the three laws of thought are rooted in the nature of God.  However, non-biblical worldviews cannot make sense of laws of logic or their properties.  As one example, consider materialism: the...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:00

The Biblical Basis for the Laws of Logic

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Laws of logic are the rules of correct reasoning.  They reflect the way God thinks and the way we must think if we are to think correctly.  Laws of logic are also called “rules of inference.”  Correct reasoning can never violate a law of logic.  There are many laws...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 22:00

The Problem of Religious Language

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The Christian says, “You need to repent and trust in Jesus for salvation.”  The unbeliever responds, “Salvation from what?  Why would I need Jesus?”  The Christian then says, “You need to be born again to be saved from your sins.  Jesus is the...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:00

Science and the Age of the Universe

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When the Bible first mentioned a round Earth, it was right and the secular experts of the day were wrong.  When the Bible first mentioned the fact that Earth hangs in space, it was right and the secular experts of the day were wrong.  The Bible teaches that the number of stars is a...

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Today’s conversation is a continuation of the previous one.  In a previous article, we saw that when the Bible touches on the topic of astronomy, it is right.  In particular, the Bible indicates the spherical nature of Earth, the fact that Earth hangs in space, and that God has...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 20:00

Refuting the Critics: The History of Astronomy

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Our critics this week have commented on the recent article on the History of Astronomy in which we examined the biblical texts that touch on astronomy.  The first critic, Rubin, has clearly been influenced by the near-eastern mythology view – the idea that the Bible is a mythology...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:00

The History of Astronomy

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The development of astronomy throughout history is a magnificent confirmation of biblical authority.  The Bible is God’s inerrant, propositional revelation to man.  As such, the Bible is absolutely correct in everything it affirms.  This naturally includes its claims about the...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:00

Logic: Enthymemes

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An enthymeme is an argument in which one of the premises or the conclusion is not explicitly stated.  Usually, this is because the unstated claim is obvious.  Enthymemes are perfectly acceptable if used properly.  But sometimes, they can be used incorrectly to draw a false...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 20:00

Dinosaurs – Part 3

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The Bible contains numerous references to “dragons” and other creatures that resemble dinosaurs, such as Behemoth, as well as other extinct reptiles like Leviathan and the flying serpents.  Most of these references are after Genesis 6-8, implying that these kinds survived the...

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Thursday, 01 February 2018 20:00

Dinosaurs – Part 2

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In part 1, we found that we can learn much about the history of dinosaurs from Scripture, even though the term ‘dinosaur’ is modern and therefore not to be found in the ancient text.  Yet, the King James Bible uses the word ‘dragon’ or ‘dragons’ 35...

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