mid-week apologetics booster (8-28-2014)

Here are your weekly links:

 

  1. The School of Biblical Evangelism: 101 Lessons : how to Share Your Faith by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort.  I thought you might enjoy this little snippet from the book which I got from here:
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  2. 5 Reasons Why Freud Was Wrong About Science: http://hopebeyondreason.com/2014/08/25/freudscience/
  3. 5 Biblical Concepts That Confuse Many Christians: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/5-biblical-concepts-that-confuse-many-christians/
  4. Why are Mormons leaving the LDS Church?  http://www.defendmag.com/mormons-leaving-lds-church-part-1
  5. Stepping Toward God With a Wallet and a Dollar: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/stepping-toward-god-with-a-wallet-and-a-dollar/
  6. Why Christians Must Continue to Guard the Truth of the Gospel: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/why-christians-must-continue-to-guard-the-truth-of-the-gospel/
  7. There’s No Need to Panic (If What We Believe Is True): http://str.typepad.com/weblog/2014/02/theres-no-need-to-panic-if-what-we-believe-is-true.html

 

Have a great rest of the week!

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mid-week apologetics booster (8-21-2014)

Hope you’re having a great week!  I’ve collected some articles and videos over the past week for you to read and/or watch:

  1. Steve Norman interviews ex-Muslim Abdu Murray about the resurrection and his conversion testimony (~9 minute video): http://vimeo.com/5342017
  2. Responses that Stimulate Conversation: http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2014/08/responses-that-stimulate-conversation.html
  3. Talking With Atheists: A Few Observations from Berkeley (J. Warner Wallace): http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/talking-with-atheists-a-few-observations-from-berkeley/
  4. Sinners Wanted to be Around Jesus, Why Don’t They Want to be Around Us?  http://pastormattblog.com/2014/07/14/sinners-wanted-to-be-around-jesus-why-dont-they-want-to-be-around-us/
  5. Do you know what you believe? (An interview with apologist Andy Bannister): http://convergemagazine.com/know-believe-14232/
  6. Distant or Bad Fathers May Lead to Atheism: http://godsnotdead315.blogspot.com/2014/04/distant-or-bad-fathers-may-lead-to.html?m=1
  7. Brainwashed?  http://theparadoxofman.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/brainwashed.html?m=1
  8. Befriending Mormons – Hank Hanegraaff answers a question from a child who is wondering whether or not it is okay for Christians to have Mormon friends (2 minute 47 second video): http://www.equip.org/video/befriending-mormons/
  9. Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?  http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/is-there-any-evidence-for-jesus-outside-the-bible/
  10. 18 Reasons Christian Leaders Should Be Apologists: http://www.saintsandsceptics.org/18-reasons-why-evangelists-need-apologetics/
  11. Biblical Tests of True Faith – Paul Washer (1 hour 5 minute sermon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNFfgQtS528

 

Blessings to you this week – as J. Warner Wallace says: Go out and live a life that causes people to ask questions, then be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you!

Conversation about Christianity

Today after work on the way home I mentioned that I really wanted to walk to the city center of the city where we were staying and see what was there. So, immediately one of the passengers in the car, a person from China, asked if she could go as well. I said yes. So as we were walking, I asked about where that Church was in the town center. I said I was interested in seeing it because I’m a Christian and I wanted to see what kind of Church it was. After we saw the Church, she asked me if (as a Christian) I “have to go to Church every week”. I said that well, I don’t have to, but I do go, and I want to go every week. She asked me how long I’d been a Christian and I said, “Well since the age of 37, but it’s a long story” and I proceeded to essentially tell her about my journey and my testimony. I told her how Christ has transformed my life. I asked her if she’d ever heard of the term “born again”. She said she had but didn’t really know what it meant. So, I went on to explain how it truly feels like I have a new life. My life before Christ does not at all resemble my life after becoming a Christian. I explained how the Bible used to be a boring book to me and how now it has come alive and I love reading it because it is God’s word.

She asked whether I had restrictions on my lifestyle because of being a Christian. I told that no, there’s no restrictions, but the reason Christians want to live a holy life is that first of all, God has really changed their hearts and they no longer want to do the things they used to do before. Secondly, they just want to please God, because they love Him. I explained how living a holy life does not save us, but that once we are saved, then the transformation in our lives happens after that. As we were talking, it became clear to me that she really didn’t know much about Christianity – so I asked her whether she really knew about Christianity. She said no, not really. So I started off by telling her about God’s law. I asked her if she’d ever heard of the ten commandments and she said no. So I started to name them off and she was familiar with them as I named them. So, I said, those are God’s laws and all human beings have broken them. Then I explained that God has a penalty that a person has to pay for their breaking of God’s laws, which I explained to her is sin. Then I asked her if she’d ever heard of Jesus. She said yes. I asked her if she knew why He came to earth. She said no. I explained that He was God who came down and became man to pay the penalty for man’s sins. He did this because God knew that humans could not keep His law, so Jesus came to pay the penalty for all those laws we’ve all broken. I went on to say that if we believe in Him, He will forgive us and give us the free gift of eternal life in heaven with Him. I asked her if she’d ever heard of hell. She said yes. I told her that if people don’t have their sins paid for by Jesus, they go to hell to pay for their own sins. Then I realized that I hadn’t even mentioned the death and resurrection of Jesus to her. So, I asked her if she’s ever seen the symbol of the cross (she said yes) and whether she knew what that meant. She said she really didn’t know what it meant. So, I explained how Jesus came to earth and lived a perfect life and was ultimately killed for claiming to be God. But that was the plan all along that Jesus was killed by men, but that He had to die in order to pay the penalty for our sins. So He was killed on a cross, but then He rose again and was alive 3 days later. I’m not quite sure if she understood all that. It’s a lot to digest if you haven’t really heard the story before. I told her that this is the part that makes some people get hung up because they don’t think that a miracle like a resurrection can happen. But this is the God that made the whole universe, so for Him, resurrection or anything else He wants to make happen in His universe is no problem for Him. She agreed that if a God could create a universe, He’s very powerful and that would be easily possible for Him. I asked her if she believed there is a God. She said that yes, she thinks there is a creator, because there had to be something to start all this. I asked her if her family had any religion. She said no. She did indicate that someone in her family line was of the Islamic faith. Well, at this point, it seemed like she was starting to try to change the subject a little so, I decided not to press it any further. I’ll just pray for her. One encouraging thing was that when I was sharing my journey and testimony, I explained how I went to a new believer’s class and she seemed interested in that and asked where did I go to this class, at a Church? I told her yes. She had relayed that for the size of Shanghai, she was only aware of about 10 churches in the town (I think she said that or maybe it was 20). Who knows, maybe this conversation piqued her interest enough to go to one of those Churches and see if they have a class maybe something like Alpha… Like Paul said, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.” (1 Cor 3:6). I pray that God will draw her to Himself (John 6:44,65). I thank God for giving me the opportunity to speak for Him – as imperfectly as I did! Amen.

It Becomes Our Bible

When people say something like “it’s our Bible” when speaking about some authoritative source of information, they’re acknowledging that whatever object they’re talking about has great authority and trustworthiness.  In fact, in the technical field of IT there is a whole series of books with the name Bible. For example “The Linux Bible” or “The JavaScript Bible”. Again, these books are attempting to assert their trustworthiness and comprehensiveness in the areas they address.  So there is a cultural acknowledgment of the Bible’s authority, but no corresponding submission to the Bible’s authority!

Thoughts on AZ bill SB 1062

Here is a link to the actual text of the bill on the Arizona State Legislature’s web site:

http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/sb1062s.pdf

And here is a link that discusses the issues surrounding the bill.  I don’t know if the bill is the correct approach or not.  However, what I do know is that as a Christian, I should not be forced to participate in ceremonies that celebrate something that my faith teaches is wrong.

I want you to think about the following analogies:

  1. What if there was a vegetarian who happened to be photographer as his/her career?  If a hunter or butcher came to them and asked them to do photography that was going to be used to promote killing and slaughtering animals for the meat industry, do you think the vegetarian should be forced to participate in that?  Do you think the butcher or hunter should have the right to bring a lawsuit against the vegetarian for refusing to be involved?  Keep in mind, there’s nothing illegal about hunting or being a butcher.
  2. Should a gay or lesbian individual who works in the movie making business be required to film a movie making the case against their lifestyle?  Should that person be allowed to object on moral grounds without fear of legal repercussions?
  3. Should a member of people for the ethical treatment of animals (PETA) be required to make a film promoting the bull fighting industry?
  4. Likewise, should a Christian be required to photograph a celebration of an adulterous affair (which is perfectly legal)?

I’m sure there are many other scenarios that could be given.  Everyone has moral convictions and should not be forced to be involved in activities that directly contradict those convictions.

The situation that had a big impact on this legislation was the New Mexico case of the photographer who refused service to a lesbian couple.  You can read a commentary on that here.

More Thoughts on AZ SB 1062

This thought occurred to me yesterday…  Is the fight to preserve and protect the “rights” of Christians helping or hindering the spread of the Gospel?  I think it is obvious – it is hindering it.  I would rather endure a violation of my rights in order to advance the spread of the Gospel.  I’m reminded of Paul speaking in Philippians 1:12-14:

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me [his imprisonment] has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.

When I read this, I do not have to wonder whether Paul was more concerned about his own rights or about the advance of the Gospel.

So, as we enter this age where our beliefs are going to tolerated less and less by “the world”, I really think that we need to be ready to endure persecution for the sake of the spread of the Gospel.  As Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 2:2:

We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.

See these additional passages (Acts 4:29, Acts 9:27, Acts 18:9-10, 2 Tim 1:12, Acts 14:3, Acts 19:8, 2 Tim 1:7-10, Acts 18:4-6, Rom 1:16).

We, like Paul and the apostles, need to dare to tell the world the Gospel in the face of strong opposition!

I’ve been re-reading the fantastic book Unsilenced: How to Voice the Gospel” for the 3rd time now, and I can’t help but wonder what the author James Boccardo would say about this.  His main point in the book is that everyone needs to hear the Gospel.  I think he would ask the very same question I’m asking here “Is the fight to preserve and protect the ‘rights’ of Christians helping or hindering the spread of the Gospel?”  I think James Boccardo would probably be going down to the capitol and witnessing to those people that are demonstrating against the bill.  He would show them that he cares more about their eternal destiny than his ‘rights’.  And when they try to trap and divert him with red-herrings and one-liner slogans, he’d give one his famous one-liners to stop them in their tracks and then quickly get back to the Gospel – the glorious good news that Jesus died and rose again so that we could have our sins forgiven!

Let’s keep the focus on the Gospel Christian soldiers!

There must be something missing in his life…

I was recently told by someone that some have speculated about me “there must be something missing in his life” because I’m so involved in ‘religion’.  It appears these people are trying to assess the hidden motives behind my zeal, so I thought it might be a good thing to look at what motive they would have for saying that.  Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is that they must not believe Christianity is true.  The reason I’m zealous about Christianity is because I believe it is literally true.  If Christianity is true, it is of prime importance; if it is false, then no attention should be paid to it at all – it is worthless and should be completely ignored.  Why is it of prime importance?  Well, as James MacDonald likes to say, “News Flash – this thing does not go on forever – you’re gonna die one day”.  And when you die, when your heart stops beating and you take your last breath, if what the Bible says is true, we’re in big trouble – we’ll be standing before God and giving Him an account for our lives.  If we have Christ as our Savior, we can be accepted by God and welcomed into heaven because of Christ’s payment for our sins.  But if we don’t have Christ as our Savior – if we’ve rejected Him and His forgiveness of sins, then we will be thrown into hell for eternity to pay for our own sins against a holy and righteous God.  So, since I think Christianity is true, and it is true that I could die literally at any moment (heart attack, car accident, etc.) or the Lord could return at any moment (Mat 24:44), I think it makes sense that I would be continually zealous for the Lord.  In the same way it is evident that the people who say “there must be something missing in his life” must not even consider it a possibility that Christianity is true.  If they really believed it was true, they’d be zealous too!  I’ve heard the comment that, “well, a lot of people believe in God and go to church, but they’re not as overboard as you are”.  My reply to that is that not everyone who goes to church is a Christian.  Jesus said in the parable of the wheat and the tares:

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ ” ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ ” ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ “

The common interpretation of this parable is that there are both believers and unbelievers in the Church and it may be difficult to tell the difference between the 2 until harvest time (the end of the age).

The second reason that comes to mind for their motivation for saying this is that they must not have read the Bible, from which they would’ve known Jesus’ and the Apostles thoughts on this matter.  Jesus literally asks us in several places in the Gospels to give up our lives for Him.  See John 12:25, Luke 14:25-33, Luke 9:23-26, Mat 8:21-22, Mat 12:30, Mark 10:21, Mat 16:24-26, Luke 9:57-62 and many more.  Likewise, the apostles exhorted us to follow their examples as they completely devoted their lives to Christ.  For example, see: Phil 1:21, 3:7-11, Gal 2:20, 1 Cor 10:21, Eph 4:1, Luke 5:11 and many others.

Unfortunately, the culture’s perception of Christianity is much different than true Christianity as portrayed in the Bible.  I can’t expect those who don’t know Christ to understand the motivation that a Spirit filled, born-again, Bible believing Christian has for giving their life to Christ.  From a worldly perspective, it just doesn’t make sense and therefore demands an explanation.  The Bible tells us in several places that the world won’t understand us or our message:

Mark 13:13 – And everyone will hate you because of your allegiance to me. But those who endure to the end will be saved.

John 15:18-19 – “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

1 Corinthians 1:18 – For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:14 – The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

So, if anything that confirms biblical truth and makes sense of people’s reaction to us.  All I can do is continue to live my life as a Christian in front of the unbelieving world and look for a chance to speak about these truths that I believe.  As the apostle Paul says about the servant of the Lord:

Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. (2 Tim 2:25-26)

Conversation with a practicing Roman Catholic

Our church goes once a month to feed the homeless at St. Vincent De Paul.  Many times there are other groups there serving with us.  Today it was a Roman Catholic church.  So I happened to be assigned to work with someone who was from that Catholic Church.  We had a lot of great conversation about many topics.  Faith/religion came up many times.  One time in particular she’d mentioned a rosary and I said that my Dad was Catholic but he never really explained what it was.  I heard her mention Mary and how Mary intercedes for us to bring us closer to Jesus.  I kindly asked her where that practice comes from. – like is it based in some particular scripture passage? She mentioned that a lot of her other non denominational friends had asked her similar questions.

She also talked about how she was very close with certain Saints in that she actually prays to them. Again, I asked her was that based on a particular Bible verse or passage? She said no it wasn’t.  In fact she admitted that she ought to be able to defend what she believes and why she believes it, but she just doesn’t have the time.  She said that she just trusts the priests and others of high position in her church – they have advanced degrees and are well studied in these topics, so who am I to question them?

We then got talking about other things. For example, she had mentioned that she doesn’t question people about their faith – as long as they’re sincere, the Lord will “take them home”. For example, she said she has a Buddhist friend, a Muslim friend, and she said she prays for the Muslim friend. I assured her, that there’s nothing wrong with praying for her Muslim friend. She also mentioned that she actually has some Buddhist books, and that they have some good principles in them. She said that she would never discourage someone from practicing their faith – that she would never try to get someone to believe in Jesus – to push her religion on them.

She then talked about how non-denominational folks like me, are so much into evangelism. And she said she’s not good at that. She asked me if I thought people from other religions would be going to hell. I told her yes they would. Especially if they rejected Jesus.  But I also clarified that all of humanity – including myself – is headed to an eternity separated from God, without the saving work of Jesus Christ. I mentioned John 15:22 where Jesus said “if I had not come in spoken to them, they would not have been guilty as sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin”.  After I told her that people of other faiths – if they don’t believe in Jesus – will be going to hell, she disputed that. And I asked her “what do you think Jesus’ is opinion was on that?”  She said that oh, Jesus talked to many other faiths! Jesus talked to Pharisees, Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman, Jesus talk to the Jewish leaders and to the tax collectors and sinners, he would talk to many different faith. I asked her to consider what he was saying to them. He told the Jews that “if you do not believe that I am he, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24), he also told is told his disciples “I am the way and the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). He also said “there is a judge for the one who rejects mean does not accept my words” (John 12:48).  So, it is absolutely clear that Jesus communicated that He is the only way of salvation – He was not a religious pluralist and would not have encouraged people to simply practice whatever faith they had.  She seemed stunned by the information.

Coexist bumper sticker and Flying Spaghetti Monster emblem

I was in a parking lot yesterday and saw a car having both a “Coexist” bumper sticker:

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And the flying spaghetti monster emblem:

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In one sense, it is not too surprising because many of those who have no religious affiliation (represented by FSM emblem) have a belief that religion “poisons everything” and is the cause of wars (reason for Coexist bumper sticker).  So, in that sense, I think the worldviews represented by these 2 symbols are not unlikely to be held by the same person.

However, the thought came to mind that these symbols are actually contradictory.  By having the FSM symbol on the car (which mocks religious faith), the person is not abiding by the worldview espoused by the other symbol on their car (tolerance of all religions).

There is a book I’ve read called Conversational Evangelism: how to listen and speak so you can be heard.  In chapter 3, it talks about talks about “Hearing Sour Notes”.  These sour notes are contradictory ideas being expressed by a person.  On page 60 of the book, it says “Sour notes exist in non-Christian belief systems, and these must be surfaced and shown for what they are.  Learning how to do this is a key part of Conversational Evangelism.”

If I were to be able to talk to the owner of that car about the symbols.  I would be asking them what they wanted to communicate by having those 2 emblems on the back of their car.  Hopefully, in that discussion, they would realize that they are communicating contradictory beliefs.  I have to believe that they currently haven’t even given it a thought…

Fan vs. Follower

I know someone who is a true football fan.  He knows all the players on his team and the stats. He goes to the games, he sticks with the team through thick and thin.  He’s on the bandwagon – permanently. In the same way that we can tell a true football fan, we can tell a true Christian.

Co-incidences or God’s Providence?

Yesterday, I was listening to Greg Koukl’s excellent weekly radio program from March 4th (http://www.str.org/podcasts/weekly-audio/proverbs-remember-god-s-instructions-march-4-2014#.UzLRrYWQ8dU). Somewhere after the first break, Greg was talking with a guy (I think his name was Sergio?) about how to “Explain his experience with God”. It got me thinking about a few things that have happened to me. I wanted to relay a few situations which I believe were orchestrated by God:

  1. I was driving to work one morning and listening to a sermon, as I often do, from James MacDonald. The sermon topic was tithing and the passage of Scripture he was expositing was Malachi 3. As I was listening to the sermon, I saw a car go past me on the right (we were in heavy, bumper to bumper traffic). As the car passed, I looked at the license plate and it said “MAL 3 10”. Of course that license plate referred to the very passage of Scripture that James was preaching on (Malachi 3:10)! Here it is:“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”
  2. I was talking to the owner of a small submarine sandwich shop one Saturday afternoon. There was no one else in the store and it was the first day I’d met him. I started to talk to him about God and Christianity. As we were talking, he started to raise objections about God allowing evil. I did the best I could to answer him, but at the end, he really wasn’t changing his mind. Later that week, I was getting ready to leave for our church’s men’s retreat. It was Friday and I had the day off, so I had available time. At one point, about an hour before I was supposed to leave, I felt a strong desire (call it a prompting) to make a CD with a podcast from J. Warner Wallace where he had spoken about the problem of evil. I thought it was a really good podcast and that it may help the shop owner as he dealt with this issue of the problem of evil. So, I ran by the shop to drop it off to him. I asked for him, but he wasn’t there. His wife was working there. I told her that I was just there to drop off a CD that related to a topic he and I were talking about last week. I gave her the CD’s and asked her when he would be back in because I would like to talk to him about them. She then informed me that he’d just recently been admitted to the hospital with a brain aneurism and they didn’t know for sure if he was going to live. Of course I was shocked and communicated to her my sympathy for the situation and his health and told her I would pray for him and her and to let him know that I’d stopped by.

It is possible that these situations could have been purely coincidental, but it is more reasonable for me to believe that they were orchestrated by God.

mid-week apologetics booster (8-14-2014)

Good morning everyone!

Here are a few things for you to look at over the coming week:

  1. Why Learn Apologetics? http://humblesmith.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/why-learn-apologetics/
  2. Four Ways to Strengthen Your Kids Faith (30 minute youtube video by J. Warner Wallace): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzlTcZebCgQ&sns=tw
  3. Advice To Young Aspiring Apologists – http://crossexamined.org/advice-young-aspiring-apologists/
  4. The Art of Listening http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-art-of-listening.html
  5. Did Miracles Really Happen? https://answersingenesis.org/apologetics/did-miracles-really-happen/
  6. When “Love your enemies” Gets Real: http://www.jacoballee.com/1/post/2014/08/when-love-your-enemies-gets-real.html
  7. What Apologists Can’t Do and What We Won’t Do: Eight Quick Thoughts: http://www.saintsandsceptics.org/what-apologists-cant-do-and-what-we-wont-do-eight-quick-thoughts/
  8. Church History: The Council of Nicaea (7 minute video): http://youtu.be/JHi3RbtF7Zk
  9. What A Church Looks Like When It’s Committed to Christian Case Making (J. Warner Wallace): http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/what-a-church-looks-like-when-its-committed-to-christian-case-making/
  10. 24 Minute call on Greg Koukl’s Stand To Reason radio program where a calling is asking about the Trinity and Election/Predestination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ebVxnLWtY&feature=youtube_gdata

 

Hope you enjoy and find encouragement from some of this content.

mid-week apologetics booster (8-7-2014)

Here are some links for you to look at this week:

  1. Local Lazarus becomes bold witness for Christ: http://www.bpnews.net/43106/local-lazarus-becomes-bold-witness-for-christ
  2. Former Muslim Abdu Murray shares how it took him 9 years to see how the gospel answered all his questions: http://www.thepoachedegg.net/the-poached-egg/2014/07/former-muslim-abdu-murray-shares-how-it-took-him-9-years-to-see-how-the-gospel-answered-all-his-questions.html
  3. Answering the Skeptic: Is the Bible a Myth?  http://www.comereason.org/skeptic-bible.asp
  4. History of the Bible: How The Bible Came To Us: http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/bibleorigin.html
  5. Why 66 (books in the Bible)? https://answersingenesis.org/the-word-of-god/why-66-books/
  6. What are some flaws in the theory of evolution? http://www.gotquestions.org/flaws-theory-evolution.html
  7. 14 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ—and 14 References: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/2013/03/14-evidences-for-the-resurrection-of-jesus-christ-and-14-references/
  8. How Do I Defeat Objections to Christianity? http://www.randyeverist.com/2014/04/how-do-i-defeat-objections-to.html
  9. Do Mormons Worship the God of the Bible (in 7 parts)?
    1. http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2010/05/28/do-mormons-worship-the-god-of-the-bible-post-1
    2. http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2010/05/28/do-mormons-worship-the-god-of-the-bible-post-2
    3. http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2010/05/28/do-mormons-worship-the-god-of-the-bible-post-3
    4. http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2010/05/28/do-mormons-worship-the-god-of-the-bible-post-4
    5. http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2010/05/28/do-mormons-worship-the-god-of-the-bible-post-5
    6. http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2010/05/28/do-mormons-worship-the-god-of-the-bible-post-6
    7. http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2010/05/28/do-mormons-worship-the-god-of-the-bible-post-7
  10. Greg Koukl speaking about faith and related topics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE481eN2Qvg&feature=share

 

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