mid-week apologetics booster (4-16-2015)

Hi Everyone,

I hope your allergies are not flaring up like mine 🙂  Here are some items for you to peruse – pick one or two things that look interesting to you:

  1. Does God expect us to have blind faith? http://www.gotquestions.org/blind-faith.html
  2. Are Modern Bibles Accurate? http://www.daviddesonier.com/apologetics/2015/1/12/is-todays-bible-an-accurate-copy
  3. The New Age. What is it? http://christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_NewAge.html
  4. Overview of Hinduism – including a section “Witnessing to Hindus”: http://www.4truth.net/fourtruthpbworld.aspx?pageid=8589952127
  5. Is working on Sunday a sin? http://www.gotquestions.org/working-on-Sunday.html
  6. Freedom of and from Religion (John Stossel) – interesting perspective, even though this guy is an agnostic: http://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2015/04/15/freedom-of-and-from-religion-n1985136
  7. Hasn’t Life Been Created in the Laboratory? http://www.icr.org/article/571/387
  8. 7 Questions Skeptics Ask About the Validity of Christianity: https://www.probe.org/7-questions-skeptics-ask/
  9. The (Mormon) Book of Abraham: “Except for Those Willfully Blind, the Case is Closed”.  This is a VERY long article with a lot of detailed information.  It even includes an embedded (and good) 23 minute video on the Book of Abraham papyri (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5FAFVVv_os).  Here is the main article: http://cesletter.com/apologetics/the-book-of-abraham-except-for-those-willfully-blind-the-case-is-closed.html
  10. Why it Is Reasonable and Scientific to Consider the Soul: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/04/why-it-is-reasonable-and-scientific-to.html
  11. Jesus and Logical Fallacies: Answering Absurd Claims: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/04/jesus-and-logical-fallacies-answering.html
  12. 4 Informal Logical Fallacies & Biblical Examples: http://www.dyerthoughts.com/home/4-informal-logical-fallacies-biblical-examples
  13. Evolution Can’t Explain Dancing Babies: http://www.icr.org/article/evolution-cant-explain-dancing-babies/
  14. DNA: The Tiny Code That’s Toppling Evolution – Good News Magazine | United Church of God: http://www.ucg.org/science/dna-tiny-code-thats-toppling-evolution/
  15. Expect to See This Argument against Religious Freedom – Stand to Reason Blog: http://str.typepad.com/weblog/2015/04/expect-to-see-this-argument-against-religious-freedom.html
  16. Armored Fish Fossils Rewrite Evolutionary Story: http://www.icr.org/article/armored-fish-fossils-rewrite-evolutionary/
  17. Answers in Genesis – Check This Out: Evolution Refuted (~ 2 ½  minute Facebook video): https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153084284774899
  18. Politico Hypes ‘Gender-Neutral’ Bathroom at the White House: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2015/04/09/politico-hypes-gender-neutral-bathroom-white-house
  19. Quote: But if you want to be prepared to defend the truth, you’ll need to work hard and do whatever it takes to succeed. This may sound daunting, but I’m not asking you to do something you don’t already do. I bet there’s some aspect of your life where you are willing to invest time and energy for a much less important cause. How many hours a week do you spend catching up on our favorite television dramas? How much time do you spend watching sports, or reading about your favorite hobby? Few of us are so busy we have absolutely no time to spend studying what we believe about God. It’s really all a matter of priorities. Most of us are willing to spend time on the things that interest us most. Are our metaphysical beliefs about the existence of God important enough for us to invest the time necessary to become successful case makers? I’ve often described the impact of C. S. Lewis’ words when I first read the following: “Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” (C.S. Lewis, from God in the Dock)  Nothing could be truer. If Christianity is an accurate description of reality, it ought to inspire us to commit our time and effort. It ought to cause us to do whatever necessary to become the best Christian case makers possible. The reason why few of us are willing to become case makers is simply because case making requires work. Hard work. But it’s worth it, because this kind of work is actually a form of worship. When we dedicate ourselves to understanding and defending what we believe, we are worshiping God with our minds. I hope you’re willing to be part of the “ten percent”. Let’s do whatever it takes to make the case. – J. Warner Wallace
  20. Compelling Evidence from Astronomy Regarding a Young Universe (Dr. Jason Lisle) – roughly 1 hour video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEejUyEyhhg
  21. Does Distant Starlight Prove the Universe Is Old – Jason Lisle. 3 minute 53 second video.  This was pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83brK_yohRA
  22. Questioner wants to know how ‘deep’ to go into apologetics (answered by Dr. William Lane Craig) http://www.reasonablefaith.org/somebody-stop-me
  23. How should Christians stand up for their faith in such an anti-Christian world? http://www.gotquestions.org/anti-Christian.html

Have a blessed week!

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