It shows how the apostle confronted non-Christian religions and philosophies, and how we may mirror his approach today. I have, however, decided to keep the other (now outdated) articles, such as "The Resurrection Game" - primarily because they're a bit more simple, a bit easier to digest. Answers menu We have lots of information on this subject, including fossils, ape-men, age of the Earth, evolution of species, astronomy, and more. When Christian testimony slides into public apology, that apology becomes something more than the confirmation of communal practices and beliefs.
Start with texts that cover a broad range of topics, such as Norman Geisler's Encyclopedia of Apologetics and add more specific books as you deal with those specific topics. We are not at all likely to be hidebound; we are very likely to be the slaves of fashion. Christians no longer need to offer apologies for their insistence upon sexual morality, for their insistence upon reserving sex for marriage. Various arguments are put forth from Christians arguing that the God of the Bible is responsible for the existence of the universe as we find it today (see: ).
If I speak only of the intellectual kind, that is not because I undervalue the other but because not having been given the gifts necessary for carrying it out, I cannot give advice about it. One of the reasons was the call to the people to gather and remember. Because a text debate will be done in an honest and fair fashion. Oh come on, that cant be so difficult or is it? Christianity is constantly under attack by skeptics who deny the existence of God or question the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible.
The Bible is the foundation for what we believe and lays down the truths that we rely upon. The assurance that there is a “science” called “textual criticism” and that its results (not only as regard the New Testament, but as regards ancient texts in general) are generally accepted, will usually be received without objection. (I need hardly point out that the word “text” must not be used, since to your audience it means only “a scriptural quotation. “) (3) A sense of sin is almost totally lacking.
They are given because there are people out there who need our help! While some have evoked the name of Christ as they have carried out sinful actions, a careful study of the Bible reveals that righteous living is never responsible for unjust destruction (see Butt, 2009, cf. These “apostles and prophets” are sometimes called one’s covering. Surely such men did not have ulterior motives for giving such testimony. The Jesus they offer ends up being, as one reader puts it, "Dr.
How much time do you have to witness to this person? We do not speak for the church but for a Person who is higher than the church who is God over all. It is useful for us to make a distinction. The short answer, the quick answer, which I will then elaborate, is that, even listening to you, what you basically delineated is what everyone does. Please Choose a Category from the drop down list. Gary Habermas is a Distinguished Professor at Liberty University. For the first time someone was able to propose this hypothesis in the form of a theory of SCIENCE!
In order to form a new paradigm or worldview the leadership of these movements must vilify orthodox Biblical Christianity. For example, the difficulties of the Naturalistic worldview are severe and fatal; however many people do not understand these irrationalities. Now, He would not have to look at their sin, for all He would see was the blood that covered this sin. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org February 2016 In the mid-1970s, Dave Hunt wrote a book chronicling the life of Paul Gupta, a Christian convert and the founder of Hindustan Bible Institute.
Even the ordinary person senses that the end times are drawing near. Furthermore, theology tends to take on an authoritative nature within the religious tradition that it operates. However, if the Bible itself points out in Matthew 5:18, John 10:35b that every single word in scripture is important and if the Bible teaches inerrancy, then inerrancy is important - and this for a good reason. Access to private conversations with other members. The field of study relating to the positive defense of the Christian faith and the refutation of unbelief is apologetics.
He wants to destroy Israel and give Moses a better people to lead." [ 29 ] While the Israelites may have had other reasons for their loss of faith, already ancient texts show, that to some people the biblical conception of God was unacceptable for reasons Telushkin does not even notice. Those who run away never develop a balanced or whole spiritual life. For this reason, this introduction will be used both to more carefully define the world view to which Christians ought to hold, and as a point of comparison when we discuss the world view of postmodernism, naturalism, new ageism and the major world religions.