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

Therefore God Exists - Apologetic Report
Friday, 31 August 2018 10:21

Why apologetics is not necessary to evangelism

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I came to faith by Christian apologetics. Sort of. It was not so much that I was so convinced that the arguments were good that I became a Christian. It was more like that the concepts within apologetics were so interesting that I continued investigating it. That brought me out of a state of...

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As we 21st century readers digest the narrative of the New Testament, it might leave us with more questions than we anticipated. It would not be surprising if you have ever wondered what exactly Jesus did wrong. The religious scholars display a bitter rage toward Jesus. On several occasions, the...

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image It can be tempting for Christians to defer to the plain meaning of a verse in the Bible. That concept emerges in blogposts, small groups and internet discussions about various doctrines. The idea of a plain meaning is basically to say that if you read a text, you should be able to understand it...

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imageThe way the Theory of Evolution is presented can sometimes evoke feelings of disgust. The Christian may become instantly defensive, reminding himself not to be persuaded by the secular agenda. He may think that evolution changes who we are on a fundamental level. If true, it would mean that human...

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image“Read CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity.” Throughout the years, young believers have received that recommendation and eagerly combed over Lewis’s most important work. While it was not a testimony or autobiographical akin to Surprised By Joy, he did share what brought the most...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:25

Busting A Few Common Myths About Libertarianism

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imageEvery position subject to the public sphere has been mishandled and misrepresented both by its own advocates and especially by detractors. The public eagerly awaits the opportunity to craft mindless cartoon versions of robust and complex philosophical models that leave one wondering, “How...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 04:02

Why I Would Prefer Prayers To Legislation

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There is nothing particularly novel or profound about telling people that prayers do not excuse inaction. In fact, that notion is built into Christian theology. In James 2, he writes that faith not accompanied by action is a dead faith. Yet we hear politically motivated individuals angrily...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 12:55

Confessions of A Non-Reformed Calvinist

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imageThis might seem like a confusing distinction. People sometimes think that Reformed Theology simply means Calvinism. But when Reformed Theology is referred to in this context, it specifically means adherence to one of the great confessions of faith. On the other hand, Calvinism is expressed by the...

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imageSome theologians like to say, “The Bible is not written to us, but it is written for us.” This is a useful concept in exegesis. This emerges as we are trying to understand the relationship between law and grace. It is typically thought in evangelical circles that the laws of the torah...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 15:42

My King Is A Brown, Middle Eastern Jew

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image There was a pretty significant paradigm shift 2000 years ago that forever changed culture, religion and theology. When Jesus came on the scene, he came bearing the message that the kingdom of God had come in himself – which is what he referred to as the gospel. Isaiah anticipated the coming...

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imageIt is trivially easy to convince somebody that she was right all along. I am afraid that this mindset is one of the dangers of Christian apologetics. Obviously on a site called Therefore, God Exists, I am in favor of apologetics. But it is very easy for overzealous apologists to be exposed to the...

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