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

Rational Christian Discernment - Apologetic Report
Saturday, 12 October 2019 10:07

A Philosophical Argument For The Immateriality Of The Soul

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"...in metaphysics, he held the view that ordinary objects (tables, chairs, etc.) are ‘logical fictions’, and that what exists “in the strict and philosophical sense” are parcels of matter. Parcels of matter cannot lose parts and continue to exist as the same things,...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:42

A Discourse On Sexual Purity

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  • General Points Of Consideration:
          -The historical, traditional view of reserving sexual intercourse between man and women for marriage has always been an integral product of divine creation (Genesis 2:20-24; Matthew 19:4-5). It is a part of God's plan for the...

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"According to the salutations of the letters, the author of the three Pastoral Epistles (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus) was the apostle Paul. The tradition of the early church is in agreement. Nevertheless, some NT scholars have questioned the Pauline authorship of these letters, citing alleged...

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"Stunning imagery and video has been released of a tiny insect that uses a gearbox, complete with interlocking gears, to move.“A species of plant-hopping insect, Issus coleoptratus, is the first living creature known to possess functional gears, a new study finds. The two interlocking gears...

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Monday, 07 October 2019 15:36

Contending Earnestly For The Faith

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        "Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those...

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"Ezekiel 36:22–38 is the likeliest background for Jesus’ teaching on the need to be born of water and the Spirit. In this text, Ezekiel refers to the cleansing that Israel would receive after going through the Babylonian exile. The people would be purified and receive new hearts that...

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Friday, 04 October 2019 11:53

A Rebuttal To Catholic Nick On The Meaning Of Justify

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          -A blogger who goes by the name of Catholic Nick published an article where he explains his understanding of what it means for God to justify sinners and how that supposedly undermines the doctrine of Sola Fide. Following are his remarks alongside with...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 06:28

Genesis 3:21 And Imputed Righteousness

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"Adam and Eve had fallen into sin and under God's subsequent curse. God had said that disobedience to his command would receive the penalty of death (Gen. 2:17). Adam and eve would die, being barred from the tree of life and thus kept from living forever (Gen. 3:22). But at the same time God...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 16:26

Romans 4:7-8 And Imputed Righteousness

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"In citing Psalm 32:1-2, Paul further makes clear that these are people who have "lawless deeds" and "sins" (Rom. 4:7-8). Altogether, the apostle teaches that "ungodly" people characterized by "lawless deeds" and "sins" are "justified" in that God "credits righteousness" to them "apart from works."...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:09

Romans 4:4-5 And imputed Righteousness

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"...note that in Romans 4:5 Paul adds the statement that faith "trusts him who justifies the ungodly." This can only be a reference to God justifying Abraham. If Abraham was ungodly when he was credited with righteousness, it cannot be because he did something that God considered righteous. If...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 16:33

Romans 4:4-5 And Justification By Faith Alone

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"Paul is contrasting two approaches to righteousness. The one is secured by works and the other by faith. The one is based on merit ("his due") and the other on grace ("as a gift")...Most significant is Paul's contrast between something that is earned, so that it is credited to the person "as his...

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Monday, 30 September 2019 14:26

A Rational Argument For The Existence Of The Human Soul

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"In this discussion, many modern scientific thinkers have taken position that consciousness is an illusory faculty created by our neuronal activity. According to this position, our subjective self-awareness is wholly imagined fantasy that has no objective existence:“Despite our every instinct...

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  • Titus 2:13 Is An Example Of Where The Granville Sharp Rule Is Applied:
          -"In the original Greek, the words for “God” and “Savior” are joined by kai, and the definite article ho is only used once, preceding “God”; according to the...

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Friday, 27 September 2019 13:52

Guidelines For Establishing A Solid Worldview

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1. A good worldview will have a strong foundation in correspondence; it will have factual support. Conversely, it will refuse that which is known to be false. It must harness all areas of reality and not retain a selective sovereignty. To refuse to include facts that challenge the thesis or to...

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"Seventh day Adventism does not believe anything of a person survives death except in the memory of God. They believe the essence of a person is “soul”, the thing they say comes into existence when a person breathes. When they cease to breathe, that “life force” goes away,...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 06:19

A Commentary On So-Called Deliverance Ministries

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"I know of no polite way to respond to this kind of teaching. It is unmitigated nonsense. Nowhere in sacred Scripture is there to be found the slightest hint of this kind of demonic diagnosis. These teachings cross the line into the sphere of magic and result in serious harm to believers who are...

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"Harper’s book is a work of academic history. For the most part, he doesn’t comment on the history he presents either to approve it or condemn it. It should go without saying—but I’ll say it anyway—that the first centuries of the church’s history were not...

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        "They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:3-4)        This passage of Scripture is relevant to Roman Catholic...

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        First of all, it should be noted that the context of Matthew 25:31-46 is about the quality of being faithful. It is not about justification or how one gets right with God.        Secondly, works are not being prescribed as criteria for salvation in...

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 16:54

Dispelling The Myth Of Secret Bible Codes

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        There is a notion that the Old Testament contains encrypted messages that are arrived at through mathematical calculation or attributing numerical value to Hebrew letters. Much has been put forth into the discussion of whether the Hebrew Bible has any hidden or...

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"...a number of Latin commentators echoed the Pauline language of faith alone (sola fide) when commenting on justification in the book of Romans. Examples include Cassiodorus (ca. 485-583),26 Lanfranc of Bec (ca. 1003-1089),27 Bruno of Cologne (1032-1101),28 and Robert of Melun (ca. 1100-1167).29 A...

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Saturday, 21 September 2019 10:56

Early Church Evidence For Sola Fide

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"The fourth-century writer Marius Victorinus (who converted to Christianity around 355), says of Paul's teaching in Galatians: "Therefore righteousness is not from the law; that is, justification and salvation come not from the law but from faith, as is promised."13 Commenting on the book of...

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"The less than half-an-inch sealing was uncovered by an Israeli teen volunteer at City of David excavation site.A minute stamp seal from 2,600 years ago bearing the name of King David’s son was recently found in an excavation site in Jerusalem, the City of David Foundation announced Sunday in...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:25

Why Bible Translation Is So Important

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The Bible is one of the oldest and most popular books of all time. But is it just a book, or is it much more?We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us — something that everyone should be able to understand in a language and form that clearly speaks to their hearts. But approximately...

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  • Discussion:
          -A blogger who goes by the name of Catholic Nick published an article where he cites a number of passages from Scripture to prove that the term justify as is used in texts relating to salvation does not have forensic...

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