mid-week apologetics booster (2/5/2015)

Good Morning,

I trust you’re having a good week and I hope that I can help make it just a little bit better with encouraging words of truth from some of God’s fellow servants!

  1. Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts? (J. Warner Wallace 11 minute Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaWRpPKMwX8 (here is the link directly on his web site which includes the same video: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/are-the-gospels-eyewitness-accounts/)
  2. We Need More Than An Accidental Faith – J. Warner Wallace: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/we-need-more-than-an-accidental-faith/
  3. The Four Miracles of Atheism – Richard Dawkins stated that “Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” However, even naturalistic worldviews also take some things on faith: http://reasonabletheology.org/four-miracles-athiesm/
    1. Getting Something from Nothing
    2. Getting Life from Non-Life
    3. Getting Order from Chaos
    4. Getting the Immaterial from Physical Matter
  4. Atheist tells Dr. William Lane Craig “You’ve Ruined My Life, Professor Craig!!” (Q & A): http://www.reasonablefaith.org/you-have-ruined-my-life-professor-craig
  5. Apologists, Please Do Not Forget the Gospel: http://relationalapologetics.org/2015/02/02/apologists-please-do-not-forget-the-gospel/
  6. Creation Conversion: From Atheist to Creationist: Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. This was good and encouraging to hear his testimony: http://www.icr.org/article/8535
  7. Plants Are More Complex than Evolutionists Thought: http://www.creationmoments.com/radio/transcripts/plants-are-more-complex-evolutionists-thought
  8. God, Science & the Big Questions (2 hour video): Leading Christian Thinkers Respond to the New Atheism – join John Lennox, William Lane Craig, JP Moreland, and Hugh Hewitt for this fast-paced, wide-ranging and supremely stimulating discussion among some of the finest thinkers in the Christian world. Nothing is off the table as they discuss science vs. Christianity, arguments for God, the decline of Darwinism, radical Islam and the Gospel, responding to skeptics, the problem of consciousness, mathematics and the cosmos, the nature of knowledge, and much, much more.  Originally broadcast live from Biola University on Friday, January 30th, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpJm-qX3rW0&feature=youtu.be
  9. Why The Pre-Jesus Mythologies Fail To Prove Jesus Is A Mythhttp://coldcasechristianity.com/2013/why-the-pre-jesus-mythologies-fail-to-prove-jesus-is-a-myth/
  10. 10 Reasons Kids Leave the Church (Jim Daly): http://jimdaly.focusonthefamily.com/ten-reasons-kids-leave-the-church/
  11. Why You Can Be Confident We Have the Original Bible Texts: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/01/why-you-can-be-confident-we-have.html
  12. How can a Christian overcome the fear of witnessing? http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-witnessing.html
  13. Rules to Evaluate Alleged Bible Contradictions and Difficulties (Free Bible Insert) – there are 13 rules listed: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/rules-to-evaluate-alleged-bible-contradictions-and-difficulties-free-bible-insert/
  14. Matthew 18 – And Heretics and Hypocriteshttp://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=9605
  15. Six Signs That You May Be Ashamed of the Gospel: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/six-signs-you-may-be-ashamed-of-the-gospel/
    1. We are ashamed of the Gospel because we are worried about offending people
    2. We are ashamed of the Gospel because we are a man pleaser rather than a God pleaser
    3. We are ashamed of the Gospel because we are afraid we can’t answer objections
    4. We are ashamed of the Gospel because we don’t take the Lordship of Jesus seriously
    5. We are ashamed of the Gospel because we don’t really believe the Gospel is true
    6. We are ashamed of the Gospel because we don’t even know what the Gospel actually is!
  16. The Folly of Answering Distracting Atheistic Arguments: http://www.equip.org/article/folly-answering-distracting-atheistic-arguments/
  17. 84 Confirmed Facts in the Last 16 Chapters of the Book of Acts: http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2012/01/84-confirmed-facts-in-last-16-chapters.html

Have a great week serving the Lord and living a life that causes people to ask questions!

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