mid-week apologetics booster (3-31-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2200) from Nuggets:

We live between two great days: The day Christ hung before men and the day all men will kneel before Christ. – Paul Washer

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/bible-app/browseQuotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Darwin’s Nightmare (Basics of Intelligent Design Biology, Ep. 1) – YouTube – When Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, he was painstakingly aware of the fact that the fossil record diametrically opposed his theory. Ever since Darwin’s time, paleontologists have put their finger on the Cambrian explosion, where most of the major animal phyla appear abruptly in the fossil record suddenly and without any evidence of intermediate forms preceding them in Precambrian strata. This video is part of “Basics of Intelligent Design Biology,” a video series reviewing scientific problems with the Darwinian (and neo-Darwinian) evolution of animal life. The first four episodes (season 1) will review the basics of the Cambrian explosion and failed evolutionary attempts to explain it using Precambrian fossils, punctuated equilibrium, and the tree of life. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3B8KkSZp_E
  2. This 1 Thing Stops Ben Shapiro From Becoming a Christian – YouTube – Many Christians look up to Ben Shapiro for good reasons, but unfortunately he has yet to embrace Jesus as his Savior. Why could this be? Ray Comfort looks deeper into Ben Shapiro’s life and beliefs, discusses the big sin issue that prevents him from becoming a Christian, and then shows an evangelism encounter that he recently had with a Jewish man.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX3qcAWn9Pc
  3. Saved by Faith or Works? by Mark Spence – The Protestant Reformation was huge, and it all began in 1517 on a Roman Catholic Church’s door when a German monk, named Martin Luther, nailed 95 complaints against the church. The Protestant Reformation really revolved around two words: imputed vs. infused, and this was the mother, the real mother, of all battles. The Roman Catholic Church taught that when a man becomes a Christian through baptism, a part of Jesus righteousness is infused or injected, if you will, into the person, and if he didn’t commit any gross sins, continued to take the sacraments, grew in holiness, and died with the last rites, then he could go to Heaven. In other words, he received a little of Jesus righteousness, but had to work his way toward perfection. But then, Martin Luther, reading Romans 1:17, understood the just shall live by faith, and he grasped imputed, not infused, but imputed, righteousness. Imputed righteousness is when God takes our filth and our sins, and He lays them on Jesus Christ at the cross and in exchange, we receive Jesus righteousness. We don’t become perfect, but God sees us as perfect through the blood of Jesus Christ. All of our sins, past, present, and future, are forgiven. No working toward perfection; were seen as perfect, so when we stand before a holy God on Judgment Day, well go to Heaven not because of what we’ve done, but because of what Jesus has done. Ray Comfort on Works Now some people might hear that and think, Great! Since Jesus paid the price for our sin, we can sin all we want, right? If we don’t get to Heaven based on good works, why be good at all? And this is exactly what Paul addresses in Romans chapter 6 when he asks, Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? His answer: Certainly not! So how are we to understand the relationship between faith and works? Fortunately, God summed it up in Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you are saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. Then the very next verse he explains where works come in: For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works. Were saved for good works; not because of good works. Good works aren’t the way to salvation; they’re the result of it. If you claim to be a Christian but have no good works to show for it, or worse yet, your life is marked by sin, then you might not be a Christian at all. Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwR7zT9NtZM
  4. WHAT’S YOUR WORLDVIEW? What is a Worldview? Does God Exist? How Did Everything Begin? Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Happens After I Die? Cabbages and puppies don’t think about this stuff, but people do. Reflecting on the big questions in life is part of what makes us human. Everyone Has A Worldview-What’s Yours? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXnSE0uvwzM
  5. What is the meaning of an upside-down / inverted cross? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/upside-down-cross.html
  6. What is the Eastern Star organization, and are they related to the Free Masons? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Eastern-Star.html
  7. The Hidden Unchristian Belief of TOP Progressive Christian Influencers – YouTube: https://youtu.be/nYuWlxnqa4o
  8. Salvation was by grace through faith in Old Testament: https://www.lewistownsentinel.com/news/religion/2020/01/salvation-was-by-grace-through-faith-in-old-testament/
  9. What is Pelagianism? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Pelagianism.html
  10. The charge is made by some that Christians are evil.  Is it true? Resolving Doubts. Renewing Purpose. Reasons for God: https://reasonsforgod.org/are-christians-evil/
  11. New study: more than half of all female-to-male transgender teens attempt suicide | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/03/28/new-study-more-than-half-of-all-female-to-male-transgender-teens-attempt-suicide-3/
  12. How Should The Church Engage Those With Same-Sex Attraction Or Gender Dysphoria? | Cross Examined Official Podcast: https://crossexamined.org/how-should-the-church-engage-those-with-same-sex-attraction-or-gender-dysphoria/
  13. Is There Ever Enough Evidence for the Hyper-Skeptic? #7 Post of 2012 | Tough Questions Answered: https://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2012/12/17/is-there-ever-enough-evidence-for-the-hyper-skeptic/
  14. What is sola scriptura? | GotQuestions.org – Sola scriptura was the rallying cry of the Protestant Reformation. For centuries the Roman Catholic Church had made its traditions superior in authority to the Bible. This resulted in many practices that were in fact contradictory to the Bible. Some examples are prayer to saints and/or Mary, the immaculate conception, transubstantiation, infant baptism, indulgences, and papal authority. Martin Luther, the founder of the Lutheran Church and father of the Protestant Reformation, was publicly rebuking the Catholic Church for its unbiblical teachings. The Catholic Church threatened Martin Luther with excommunication (and death) if he did not recant. Martin Luther’s reply was, Unless therefore I am convinced by the testimony of Scripture, or by the clearest reasoning, unless I am persuaded by means of the passages I have quoted, and unless they thus render my conscience bound by the Word of God, I cannot and will not retract, for it is unsafe for a Christian to speak against his conscience. Here I stand, I can do no other; may God help me! Amen!: https://www.gotquestions.org/sola-scriptura.html
  15. (from 2007) What happens to the babies who used to be in limbo? The Vatican announced on Friday the results of a papal investigation of the concept of limbo. Church doctrine now states that unbaptized babies can go to heaven instead of getting stuck somewhere between heaven and hell. If limbo doesn’t exist, what happened to everyone who was supposed to have been there already?: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2007/04/what-happens-to-the-babies-who-used-to-be-in-limbo.html
  16. James White vs The Omni Argument | Free Thinking Ministries: https://freethinkingministries.com/james-white-vs-the-omni-argument/
  17. Olbers’ paradox – Wikipedia – In astrophysics and physical cosmology, Olbers’ paradox, named after the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers, also known as the “dark night sky paradox”, is the argument that the darkness of the night sky conflicts with the assumption of an infinite and eternal static universe.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olbers%27_paradox
  18. UNDERSTANDING Mormon Disbelief – Why do some Mormons lose their testimony, and what happens to them when they do?: http://www.whymormonsquestion.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Survey-Results_Understanding-Mormon-Disbelief-Mar20121.pdf
  19. Just war principles | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2022/03/30/just-war-principles/

Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law. Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise. Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees. Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws. Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes. Psalms 119:153-157

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (3-24-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2200) from Nuggets:

High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act consistently with our relations towards him. The more loftily we see Christ enthroned, and the more lowly we are when bowing before the foot of the throne, the more truly shall we be prepared to act our part towards him. Our Lord Jesus desires us to think well of him, that we may submit cheerfully to his authority. High thoughts of him increase our love. Love and esteem go together. Therefore, believer, think much of your Master’s excellencies. Study him in his primeval glory, before he took upon himself your nature! Think of the mighty love which drew him from his throne to die upon the cross! Admire him as he conquers all the powers of hell! See him risen, crowned, glorified! Bow before him as the Wonderful, the Counsellor, the mighty God, for only thus will your love to him be what it should. – Charles Spurgeon

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/bible-app/browseQuotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. How to Respond to: Why would God punish Jesus for what I did? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/jesus/how-to-respond-to-why-would-god-punish-jesus-for-what-i-did/
  2. What is middle knowledge? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/middle-knowledge.html
  3. The existence of God can be clearly seen in nature. I do not need to open the Bible to learn that. It is enough that I open my eyes and turn them on that great book of nature, where it stands legibly written, distinctly revealed in every page. Grace Gems: https://gracegems.org/2020/09/I%20had%20fallen%20into%20the%20company%20of%20a%20raving%20madman.html
  4. Animation Demonstrates Design in Topoisomerase | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2022/03/new-animation-on-topoisomerase-demonstrates-irrationality-of-denying-design-evidence-in-biology/
  5. Does the Bible say that abandonment is a valid reason for divorce and remarriage? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-abandonment.html
  6. What to do when your Christian friends and churches aren’t interested in apologetics THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2022/03/21/what-to-do-when-your-christian-friends-and-churches-arent-interested-in-apologetics/

Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home – Proverbs 27:8

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (3-17-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2200) from Nuggets:

While I hope for pardon through the blood of the cross, I pray to be clothed with humility, to be quickened in thy way, to be more devoted to thee, to keep the end of my life in view, to be cured of the folly of delay and indecision, to know how frail I am, to number my days and apply my heart unto wisdom. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/bible-app/browseQuotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Saint Patrick & the times he live in — How he “…found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian!” – American Minute with Bill Federer: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/saint-patrick-found-ireland-all-heathen-and-left-it-all-christian-american-minute-with-bill-federer
  2. Who was St. Patrick? Christian History Made Easy – Did St. Patrick really drive all the snakes out of Ireland? Was he even a saint? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Ahgnpf3G4
  3. Did thousands of women die in back alley abortions before Roe v. Wade? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/03/11/did-thousands-of-women-die-in-back-alley-abortions-before-roe-v-wade-4/
  4. IRAQ Maria, 20, killed in Erbil by relatives for converting to Christianity: https://www.asianews.it/news-en/Maria,-20,-killed-in-Erbil-by-relatives-for-converting-to-Christianity-55319.html
  5. ‘Where Did God Come From’ by Dr. Kent Hovind – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3kWO3qeKKs
  6. Are Christians the New Extremists? Yes, and That’s Okay. – God is the ultimate guess: https://natashacrain.com/are-christians-the-new-extremists-yes-and-thats-okay/
  7. Renewing Your Mind | Law of Causality | Mar 12, 2022: http://www.ligonier.org/rym/broadcasts/audio/law-of-causality-march-2022/
  8. Should Christians stockpile food/supplies in preparation for a possible future disaster? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-stockpiling.html
  9. The De-conversion of American “Christians”: https://godcangodcares.com/the-deconversion-of-american-christians-2/
  10. Common Objections to Christianity from Skeptics by Steve Hays: https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/qa_steve_hays.html
  11. Primacy of Peter – Wikipedia – not that I agree with everything in this article, but it does present the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant views: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primacy_of_Peter

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 1 Corinthians 4:20

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (3-10-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2200) from Nuggets:

Feelings are important. God gave them to us for many good reasons. But they are, by themselves, poor guides in life. By themselves, they often lead us away from, not toward, reality and the truth. – Alex McFarland

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/bible-app/browseQuotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Aliens, the Multiverse, or God? Science and God – YouTube – Even staunch Darwinists have acknowledged that life in the universe displays an appearance of design, rather than being created out of random chance. If that’s true, where did that design come from? In other words, does a design require a designer?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VQy0B_sY0U
  2. Reading for Wisdom BibleMesh – Ancient cultures had a special wisdom literature, such as Proverbs or Ecclesiastes in the Bible, a literature which gives direct, sage counsel. To a great extent, however, all of ancient and medieval literature counts as wisdom literature. The authors understood themselves to be passing on wisdom to their readers, whether they wrote poetry or philosophical dialogues, and readers sought out literature as a principal means of becoming wise. Certainly, the joy of a story beautifully told or the delight in syllables ingeniously intertwined played a role as well, but these things were secondary to the aims of masters like Homer or Dante. Contemporary education has lost this pursuit of wisdom through reading, and when schools read someone like Homer at all, he frequently becomes mere history.: https://biblemesh.com/blog/reading-for-wisdom/
  3. Jesus, Wokeness, and Sexuality: A Conversation with Arielle Scarcella – YouTube: https://youtu.be/VM52BZp9N-Q
  4. Why do bad things happen to good people?: https://godcontention.org/
  5. The Problem of David Hume and Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy Lady Apologist: https://ladyapologist.com/2021/04/16/the-problem-of-david-hume-and-immanuel-kants-philosophy/
  6. What are the Best Apologetics Resources for Students? | Sean McDowell: https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/what-are-the-best-apologetics-resources-for-students
  7. The List of Premises from 16 Arguments for God Theologetics.org: https://theologetics.org/2020/04/15/the-premises-list-from-16-arguments-for-god/
  8. Why did God create people He knew would go to Hell? And More Q&A – Cross Examined: https://subspla.sh/4d3xyqg

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. Matthew 16:1-4

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (3-3-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2200) from Nuggets:

I thank thee for personal mercies, a measure of health, preservation of body, comforts of house and home, sufficiency of food and clothing, continuance of mental powers, my family, their mutual help and support, the delights of domestic harmony and peace, the seats now filled that might have been vacant, my country, church, Bible, faith. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/bible-app/browseQuotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Creation Answers Book Chapter 1 – Is there objective evidence that God exists? What are the consequences of atheism? Where did God come from? Can we know God personally?: https://creation.com/god-existence-cab-1
  2. What is Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD)? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Moralistic-Therapeutic-Deism.html
  3. Questions about Heaven, Hell, and Eternity (All) | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/questions_eternity.html
  4. Indifference to God, Jesus and the Bible Drives Millennials Faith – Arizona Christian University: https://www.arizonachristian.edu/2021/12/07/indifference-to-god-jesus-and-the-bible-drives-millennials-faith/
  5. Tribute to renowned creation scientist Dr. Kevin Anderson – creation.com – I never actually encountered anything resembling the acid of Darwinism which theistic evolutionist and physicist Karl Giberson claims he encountered in his college years, that ate away his fundamentalist understanding of Adam, Eden, and creation. I have always wondered what classes he took, because as a microbiology major, I never encountered such strong acid. It might have had a big impact on my creation views if I had, but of course I never came across anything nearly as persuasive and challenging as claimed by Giberson.: https://creation.com/kevin-anderson-creation-scientist
  6. Review: ‘The Demon in the Machine’ – creation.com – Chemistry alone, however complex, can never produce the genetic code or contextual instructions. Asking chemistry to explain coded information is like expecting computer hardware to write its own software: https://creation.com/review-the-demon-in-the-machine-paul-davies
  7. Problems with the Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution Christian Apologist: https://christian-apologist.com/2020/06/06/problems-with-the-neo-darwinian-theory-of-evolution/
  8. Ancient Evidence for Jesus from Non-Christian Sources – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jesus/ancient-evidence-for-jesus-from-non-christian-sources
  9. Why is the cleansing of the temple by Jesus at the beginning of his ministry in John but at the end in the synoptic gospels? Evidence for Christianity: https://evidenceforchristianity.org/why-is-the-cleansing-of-the-temply-by-jesus-at-the-beginning-of-his-ministry-in-john-but-at-the-end-in-the-synoptic-gospels/
  10. What Does Vladimir Putin Believe About God? The Religious Backstory in the Shadows of the Ukraine-Russia Battle: https://www.faithwire.com/2022/03/02/what-does-vladimir-putin-believe-about-god-the-religious-backstory-in-the-shadows-of-the-ukraine-russian-battle/

“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ “But they paid no attention and went off–one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless. “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “For many are invited, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:2-14

Blessings to you all