mid-week apologetics booster (8-11-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2300) from Nuggets:

Unlike national Israel, God’s people, the new and true Israel, are an “inter-ethnic” church with a heavenly citizenship. – Paul Copan


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. 17 Year-Old British Podcast Host Interviews Dr. William Lane Craig (I didn’t notice until about ½ way through that the interviewer was not a Christian, but he’s very respectful and it was a good interview) – YouTube: https://youtu.be/Swk2eTmGHCE
  2. How Mainstream Media Gaslights Christians (and Everyone Else Who Disagrees with Them): https://natashacrain.com/how-mainstream-media-gaslights-christians-and-everyone-else-who-disagrees-with-them/
  3. Were penguins designed for freezing cold environments? – creation.com: https://creation.com/hot-and-cold-penguins
  4. Climate totalitarianism | George’s Journal – your worldview greatly affects your view of the fate of the earth’s climate. Belief in a Creator and Sustainer changes your view of these things. As it says in the Bible, Genesis 8:22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”: https://georgesjournal.net/2022/08/09/climate-totalitarianism/
  5. 10 Answers Every Creationist Should Know adamlickey.com: https://adamlickey.com/2012/10/02/10-answers-every-creationist-should-know/
  6. Programming of Life – YouTube – An exploration of microbiology, information science, and the origin of life.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vBqYDBW5s
  7. Prof. John Lennox on His New Book Seven Days That Divide the World – On this episode of ID The Future, Jay Richards talks with Professor and author John Lennox about one of his latest books, Seven Days that Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science. In his book, Lennox delves into controversial issues surrounding science and faith, answering common questions regarding apparent tensions between scripture and scientific evidence. Tune in as Professor Lennox demonstrates that science and faith are indeed compatible.: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/intelligentdesign/episodes/2013-02-25T16_29_26-08_00
  8. Soul Searching : The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers … – Christian Smith Dr. William R Kenan Jr Professor of Sociology University of Notre Dame, Candidate University of North Carolina Melina Lundquist Denton Ph.D, Chapel Hill USA – Google Books (see snippet from pg. 89): https://books.google.com/books?id=AN85V20yRmQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=soul+searching+lundquist&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HE5wUffRLK264APGnYGIAw#v=onepage&q=intellectual&f=false
  9. Christian Apologetics UK: Six short Pro-life responses to Six popular Pro-choice slogans – Part 1: https://apologeticsuk.blogspot.com/2013/07/six-short-pro-life-responses-to-six.html
  10. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist – Google Books (short book snippet regarding the quote “Please consider this question to see if you are open to acceptance [of Christianity]: If someone could provide reasonable answers to the most significant questions and objections you have about Christianity reasonable to the point that Christianity seems true beyond a reasonable doubt would you then become a Christian? Think about that for a moment. If your honest answer is no, then your resistance to Christianity is emotional or volitional, not merely intellectual. No amount of evidence will convince you because evidence is not what’s in your way you are. In the end, only you know if you are truly open to the evidence for Christianity.”): https://books.google.com/books?id=FPmV30uX1_4C&lpg=PA30&ots=d8nw3cVf5J&dq=Please+consider+this+question+to+see+if+you+are+open+to+acceptance+%5Bof+Christianity%5D:+If+someone+could+provide+reasonable+answers+to+the+most+significant+questions+and+objections+you+have+about+Christianity+%E2%80%93+reasonable+to+the+point+that+Christianity+seems+true+beyond+a+reasonable+doubt+%E2%80%93+would+you+then+become+a+Christian%3F++Think+about+that+for+a+moment.++If+your+honest+answer+is+no,+then+your+resistance+to+Christianity+is+emotional+or+volitional,+not+merely+intellectual.++No+amount+of+evidence+will+convince+you+because+evidence+is+not+what%E2%80%99s+in+your+way+%E2%80%93+you+are.++In+the+end,+only+you+know+if+you+are+truly+open+to+the+evidence+for+Christianity.&pg=PA30&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false
  11. Twenty good arguments for Christianity: http://pjsaunders.blogspot.com/2013/01/twenty-good-arguments-for-christianity.html
  12. America’s Godly Heritage 1 – David Barton.flv – YouTube – Historian, Founder and President David Barton Wallbuilders, talks about Americas Godly Heritage – bulletproof George Washington and so so many inspiring lost American facts. This is just an introduction to the unbelievable forgotten information about our country. He restores your faith and hope in this great land.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pme3o0WimkU&list=PL9A8002C80FA935C5&index=1
  13. I’m At Home With Evidentialism Because the Evidence Brought Me Home | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/im-at-home-with-evidentialism-because-the-evidence-brought-me-home/
  14. Why 66? | Answers in Genesis – How can we be sure that we have the correct 66 books in our Bible? The Bible is a unique volume. It is composed of 66 books by 40 different writers over 1,500 years. But what makes it unique is that it has one consistent storyline running all the way through, and it has just one ultimate author – God. The story is about Gods plan to rescue men and women from the devastating results of the Fall, a plan that was conceived in eternity, revealed through the prophets, and carried out by the Son of God, Jesus Christ.: https://answersingenesis.org/the-word-of-god/why-66-books/
  15. You want me to keep my what to myself? – Adam4d.com: https://adam4d.com/you-want-me-to-keep-my-what-to-myself/
  16. Is the Church A Cruise Ship Or A Rescue Boat? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-the-church-a-cruise-ship-or-a-rescue-boat/
  17. If God Exists, Why Does He Allow Evil? | Watermark Community Church: https://www.watermark.org/message/2231-if-god-exists-why-does-he-allow-evil?autoplay=video
  18. Top 10 Reasons the Church Is Losing Our Youth: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/top-10-reasons-the-church-is-losing-our-youth/
  19. Answering the Skeptic: Is the Bible a Myth? – Come Reason Ministries: http://www.comereason.org/skeptic-bible.asp
  20. The Rosetta Stone, SETI, and the Existence of God | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: https://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2014/10/the-rosetta-stone-seti-and-existence-of.html
  21. Do We Really Need to Teach Our Kids Apologetics When God is in Control Anyway?: https://natashacrain.com/do-we-really-need-to-teach-our-kids-apologetics-when-god-is-in-control-anyway/
  22. Biblical Insights into Todays Violent Mob Mentality | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/biblical-insights-todays-vmmentality/
  23. One Question I Ask My Atheist Friends – Melissa Cain Travis: https://melissacaintravis.com/2013/12/11/the-one-question-i-ask-my-atheist-friends/
  24. How Do I Share What I Believe? The Relationship Between Respect and Reach | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/how-do-i-share-what-i-believe-the-relationship-between-respect-and-reach/
  25. How Certain Can We Be That Jesus Actually Died and Rose Again From the Dead? | Beyond Teachable Moments: https://beyondtm.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/how-certain-can-we-be-that-jesus-actually-died-and-rose-again-from-the-dead/
  26. Ultimate Proof for Creation/God’s Existence | Presuppositional Apologetics | Dr. Jason Lisle – YouTube – In this teaching video, Dr. Jason Lisle talks about the ULTIMATE PROOF for God’s Existence, Creation and Creationism- Presuppositional Apologetics. The facts are that without the God of the Bible, we couldn’t:-Know Anything-Say Anything is Right or Wrong-Couldn’t Trust Our 5 Senses-Couldn’t Engage in Scientific Experimentation-Couldn’t Engage in Logical Discourse – In this teaching video, Dr. Jason Lisle talks about the ULTIMATE PROOF for God’s Existence, Creation and Creationism- Presuppositional Apologetics. The facts are that without the God of the Bible, we couldn’t: -Know Anything -Say Anything is Right or Wrong -Couldn’t Trust Our 5 Senses -Couldn’t Engage in Scientific Experimentation -Couldn’t Engage in Logical Discourse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j9-cyRbFcs
  27. To Witness Like Jesus, Use Logic and Reason | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: https://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2014/12/to-witness-like-jesus-use-logic-and.html
  28. 10 Reasons Kids Leave the Church | Jim Daly: https://jimdaly.focusonthefamily.com/ten-reasons-kids-leave-the-church/
  29. Why You Can Be Confident We Have the Original Bible Texts | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: https://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/01/why-you-can-be-confident-we-have.html
  30. Galapagos adaptation – creation.com – Surtsey: https://creation.com/galapagos-adaptation
  31. Bone building: perfect protein (Osteocalcin) – creation.com: https://creation.com/bone-building-perfect-protein-osteocalcin
  32. New study: women who have fewer premarital sex partners have lower risk of divorce | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/08/09/new-study-women-who-have-fewer-premarital-sex-partners-have-lower-risk-of-divorce-4/
  33. The Legend of the Social Justice Jesus: https://www.str.org/w/the-legend-of-the-social-justice-jesus
  34. How Could Adam Have Named All the Animals in a Single Day? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/adam-and-eve/how-could-adam-have-named-all-the-animals-in-a-single-day/
  35. The difference between proof and persuasion | with Jon Steingard – YouTube: https://youtu.be/AHiwu8DKC-4
  36. Absolute Truth, Greg Laurie, from his worldview series – YouTube: https://youtu.be/5nYz6rNMdCw
  37. Evolution’s fatal problem of non-standard genetic codes: https://creation.com/non-standard-genetic-codes

But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” Jude 1:9

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (7-21-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2300) from Nuggets:

The Church has been more obsessed with the youthful spirit than the Holy Spirit. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Why do we need to rethink the dating of the New Testament texts? | Psephizohttps://www.psephizo.com/reviews/why-do-we-need-to-rethink-the-dating-of-the-new-testament-texts/
  2. Was religion invented to control people? | carm.orghttps://carm.org/questions/was-religion-invented-to-control-people/
  3. How Science Stopped Backing Atheists and Started Pointing Back to God | Discovery Institutehttps://www.discovery.org/a/how-science-stopped-backing-atheists-and-started-pointing-back-to-god/
  4. Who Created the Universe? – What is the Big Bang theory? Does it align with a biblical worldview? How do design and fine-tuning offer better answers? In this episode of The Creation Podcast, join host Ivana Semidey and ICR physicist Dr. Jake Hebert as they talk about the Big Bang theory. They’ll also cover red shift, an expanding universe, the origin of stars, and other topics.https://www.icr.org/article/creation-podcast-episode-27/
  5. Three Reasons Why The Dangers of Illegal Abortions Argument Is Misleading, Deceptive, And Sexist | Life Training Institutehttps://prolifetraining.com/three-reasons-why-the-dangers-of-illegal-abortions-argument-is-misleading-deceptive-and-sexist/
  6. Evolutions Failed Predictions and Unfalsifiability | Penses – The history of modern biological studies is filled with surprising and unexpected findings that were not at all predicted by evolutionary theory, in fact, in some cases, quite the opposite was predicted. And yet, unlike other theories that face counter-intuitive evidence, this theory continues to remain fundamentally unquestioned as a matter of scientific orthodoxy. Curiously, these findings only seem to increase the faith in the mysterious power of evolution to solve problems, even if we cannot work out how it has done so.https://pspruett.wordpress.com/2022/07/05/evolutions-failed-predictions-and-unfalsifiability/
  7. With So Many Religions Out There, How Do You Know ONLY Christianity Is True? The Think Institutehttps://thethink.institute/articles/with-so-many-religions-out-there-how-do-you-know-only-christianity-is-true
  8. Why Even Evolutionists Are Questioning Evolution – Breakpointhttps://breakpoint.org/why-even-evolutionists-are-questioning-evolution/
  9. Is Christianity True? Is Christianity True? Click on images or texts below to explore a four step process of discovering if Christianity is true. The four main features of Christianity include 1) the existence of God 2) the reliability of the Bible 3) the divine claims of Jesus and 4) the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. Each section contains articles, videos, and podcasts to assist in the exploration of the truth of Christianity.https://ischristianitytrue.wordpress.com/is-christianity-true/

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.” Luke 12:22

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (7-7-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2300) from Nuggets:

If you find it hard to believe in God, I strongly advise you to begin your search not with philosophical questions, but with Jesus of Nazareth. – John Stott

To view more of these quotes, visit:
http://www.ps11911.com/bible-app/browseQuotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. What Caused You to Start Investigating Christianity? – YouTube – Why did J. Warner start to investigate Christianity at the age of 35? What led him to investigate the New Testament? In this Q and A session, J. Warner begins to answer a question about Jewish believers and turns to a more significant issue related to Jesus and the existence of God.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NBAnADy10Y
  2. The New Testament Canon – Ligonier Ministrieshttps://subspla.sh/8vtym6b
  3. 10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon: #4: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/459/
  4. Jurassic coast dry valleys: Periglaciation or Noah’s Flood? – creation.comhttps://creation.com/jurassic-coast-dry-valleys
  5. Are suicide rates lower for sexual minorities in LGBT-affirming countries? | WINTERY KNIGHThttps://winteryknight.com/2022/07/01/are-suicide-rates-lower-for-sexual-minorities-in-lgbt-affirming-countries/
  6. The benefits of Christianity | George’s Journal – The media generally presents a negative picture of Christianity. But what does history tell us?https://georgesjournal.net/2022/07/02/the-benefits-of-christianity/
  7. Why Does the Apostles Creed Say That Jesus Descended into Hell? | Crossway Articleshttps://www.crossway.org/articles/why-does-the-apostles-creed-say-that-jesus-descended-into-hell/
  8. @RatioChristiOrg interviews Dr. Tour on hot button science and faith issues: Origin of life, Intelligent design or evolution? And much more! – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic4GP87gSoY
  9. Unloving Christians in the Wake of Roe – The Stream – In the aftermath of Roes glorious demise, I’ve seen many so-called Christians reacting exactly as I would expect. As cowards.https://stream.org/unloving-christians-in-the-wake-of-roe/
  10. Surviving a Near-Deconstruction Experiencehttps://www.carmenschober.com/post/surviving-a-near-deconstruction-experience

“When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down or enter the house to take anything out. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that this will not take place in winter, because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now–and never to be equaled again. If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them. At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ !’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect–if that were possible. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time. “But in those days, following that distress, ” ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ Mark 13:14-25

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-30-2022)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2300) from Nuggets:

Death to the world, and burial with Christ, are experiences which carnal minds treat with ridicule, and hence the ordinance which sets them forth is almost universally neglected, and even condemned. – Charles Spurgeon

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Sex abnormalities and transgender – creation.com – Abnormal sexual development has nothing to do with choosing which gender you would like to be.https://creation.com/sex-abnormalities-v-transgender
  2. How to Make the Case against Abortion in Less Than a Minutehttps://www.str.org/w/how-to-make-the-case-against-abortion-in-less-than-a-minute
  3. Make the Pro-Life Case in 60 Seconds – YouTube – You’re in a conversation and someone says, Pro-lifers just want to force their religious views on everyone else. They don’t really have a good reason to oppose abortion. What would you say? Dismissing opposition to abortion as religious ideology is intellectually lazy. There are rational arguments against abortion, and those who oppose abortion make them often. So, when abortion advocates dismiss arguments against abortion, remember these three steps: First, formally state the case against abortion. Second, defend the case against abortion by clearly stating the reasons for your pro-life position. Third, establish ground rules for further discussion.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEnokKiwtkA
  4. Is Hell Real? – YouTube – You’re in a conversation and someone says, I don’t believe a loving God would send anyone to Hell. He wouldn’t even allow a place like that to exist. What would you say? It’s easier to believe in things like Heaven, redemption, and eternal joy with God you know, the things we want to be true — than those things that are hard to imaging and even stomach, like eternal punishment. Hell is a hard thing to talk about, but the next time it comes up in conversation, here are three things to remember: First, God doesn’t force anyone into Hell, but He doesn’t force anyone to love Him or be with Him either. Second, Jesus taught that Hell is real, and talks about it more than anyone else in the New Testament. Third, Hell does not diminish Gods love; it displays it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucC8O471qyE
  5. How to Have a Conversation: When Under Pressure – YouTube – you’re in a conversation and suddenly an assertion is leveled against your view and you don’t know how to answer it. Now maybe you’ve forgotten the reasoning or evidence, or maybe haven’t done your research in the first place. What would you say? The What Would You Say videos are a great way to ground yourself in the basic arguments for Christian values and convictions, but the pressure of the moment, you may not be able to recall the details. For those situations, you need a game plan. The next time you’re in over your head, here are three things to remember: First, don’t try to answer the challenge immediately. If you do, you’re giving them a free ride. Second, don’t be taken in by their, I can explain that response and Third, ask for specific reasons why their ideas should be taken seriously https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhyMclem04A
  6. The Heart of the Abortion Issue – In this clip from To the Point LIVE, Jon Noyes asks how a civil society should treat innocent human beings who challenge our current way of life and reminds us not to be distracted away from the most important question in the abortion debate: What is the unborn?https://www.str.org/w/the-heart-of-the-abortion-issue
  7. What Is the General Theory of Evolution Unable to Explain? – YouTube – Dr. Craig answers a question about certain limits within the theory of evolution, common ancestry, random mutation, natural selection, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpuog3h_tb0
  8. Must You Remain Silent on Abortion Unless You Adopt a Baby? If you’ve never adopted a child, does this disqualify you from speaking out against abortion? Alan offers five reasons why this challenge is mistaken.https://www.str.org/w/must-you-remain-silent-on-abortion-unless-you-adopt-a-baby-1
  9. What does the Bible say about abortion? | GotQuestions.orghttps://www.gotquestions.org/abortion-Bible.html
  10. Values Voter Summit Highlights Abortion, Adoption Link | Politics Newshttps://www.christianpost.com/news/values-voter-summit-highlights-abortion-adoption-link.html
  11. When Christians Have a Contagious Faith – The Stream – While it’s easy to feel intimidated by the thought of sharing Jesus with others, Marks approach emphasizes the different gifts and skills within the body of Christ.https://stream.org/when-christians-have-a-contagious-faith/
  12. The Significance of the Overturning of Roe – The Streamhttps://stream.org/the-significance-of-the-overturning-of-roe/
  13. Barr: Public Schools Are So Hostile To Christians, They’re Unconstitutional – That’s because there are only two ways to restrain people from following disordered passions, Barr said: internal restraints, which are largely provided by ones beliefs; and external restraints, which are typically provided by government. So in order to have a limited government, Barr noted in an explicit echo of the American Founders, citizens must practice self-restraint.https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/27/barr-public-schools-are-now-so-hostile-to-christians-theyre-unconstitutional/

About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen. He called them together, along with the workmen in related trades, and said: “Men, you know we receive a good income from this business. And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all. There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.” When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia, and rushed as one man into the theater. Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater. The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there. The Jews pushed Alexander to the front, and some of the crowd shouted instructions to him. He motioned for silence in order to make a defense before the people. But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Men of Ephesus, doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven? Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to be quiet and not do anything rash. You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. They can press charges. If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of today’s events. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it.” After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly. Acts 19:23-41

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-23-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

We can hate our sin without hating ourselves because we who have committed our lives to Christ stand in His righteousness and not our own. Our real identity is not in the sin we battle, but in the Savior we embrace. – Rosaria Butterfield

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Should Morality Be Legislated?https://ryanpauly.org/2022/05/07/should-morality-be-legislated/
  2. College Life and Apologetics Part 1 Biblical Worldview Academyhttps://biblicalworldviewacademy.org/college-life-and-apologetics-part-1/
  3. College Life and Apologetics: Part 2 Biblical Worldview Academyhttps://biblicalworldviewacademy.org/college-life-and-apologetics-part-2/
  4. Neanderthals becoming more modern with time – creation.com – Neanderthals did not need a major step toward humanity; they were already fully human.https://creation.com/neanderthals-modern
  5. Margaret Sanger Christianity Today – creation.com – Sanger believed that American society faced a rising number of human weeds as a result of the wrong sort of person having too many offspring. And a major reason she promoted contraception was to try to convince these people to stop reproducing.https://creation.com/margaret-sanger-christianity-today
  6. The 5 points that led me to leave Calvinism SOTERIOLOGY 101https://soteriology101.com/2014/12/08/the-5-points-that-lead-me-out-of-calvinism/
  7. A biblical and scientific approach to climate change – creation.comhttps://creation.com/climate-change
  8. Are We Morally Obligated to Have Fewer Children? – Stand to Reasonhttps://subspla.sh/6t64w36
  9. Responding to Pro-Choice Memes – Stand to Reasonhttps://subspla.sh/kfkzfdw

Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. Psalms 102:1-2

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-16-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

O Lord, I am astonished at the difference between my receivings and my deservings, between the state I am now in and my past gracelessness, between the heaven I am bound for and the hell I merit. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Three Realities Chance Can’t Explain That ID Can | Evolution Newshttps://evolutionnews.org/2022/06/three-realities-chance-cant-explain-that-intelligent-design-can/
  2. Why The Bible Is Reliable – Dr. Frank Turek – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/3f5Flb6LY4I
  3. The Jehovah’s Witnesses Religion Quickly Explained and Refuted – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Kox1QCcaAsc
  4. Science Confirms Biblical Creation – Dr. Jason Lisle – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Av3GycE9rms
  5. William Lane Craig and James White debate Calvinism vs Molinism | WINTERY KNIGHThttps://winteryknight.com/2022/06/11/william-lane-craig-and-james-white-debate-calvinism-vs-molinism-2/
  6. New Discoveries on Shroud of Turin Directly Contradict 1988 Carbon Dating, Put It Roughly Around Judea Some 2,000 Years Agohttps://www.westernjournal.com/new-discoveries-shroud-turin-directly-contradict-1988-carbon-dating-puts-roughly-around-judea-2000-years-ago/
  7. In the Morally Relevant Sense, it is Not a Woman’s Body – The Good Book Blog – Biola Universityhttps://www.biola.edu/blogs/good-book-blog/2022/in-the-morally-relevant-sense-it-is-not-a-woman-s-body
  8. Prepare to Stand – In October 2016, pastor Andrew Brunson was falsely accused of terrorism and held for two years in Turkish prisons. Following a worldwide prayer movement and significant political pressure from the U.S. government, he was released in October 2018. Since then, Andrew has felt an urgency for Christians in the West to prepare for a coming wave of hostility.https://frc.org/preparetostand
  9. A Christian Reacts to the Nupur Sharma Controversy – Former BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) spokesperson Nupur Sharma was suspended for saying (during a televised debate) that Muhammad married a young girl (Aisha). As protestors demand Sharma’s arrest or execution, and her defenders insist that she did nothing wrong, the controversy is escalating rapidly. What does an American Christian think about the Nupur Sharma controversy? David Wood discusses the issue.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6hDxPKyIYY
  10. Smart slime – creation.com – the headaches it causes evolutionary scientists are less well publicized. Existing at the crossroads between the kingdoms of animals, plants and fungi,1 it has long defied evolutionists attempts to categorize it and the other slime moulds. In some ways its life cycle resembles that of a fungus, but partially also that of certain bacteria. Adding to the complication, Physarum makes its own cellulose, like plants do. Mostly, though, Physarum lives and feeds like a one-celled animal.https://creation.com/smart-slime

Then they asked him, “Where is your father?” “You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” John 8:19

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-9-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

Christian, beware how thou thinkest lightly of sin. Take heed lest thou fall by little and little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not a poison? Who knows its deadliness? Sin, a little thing? Do not the little foxes spoil the grapes? Doth not the tiny coral insect build a rock which wrecks a navy? Do not little strokes fell lofty oaks? Will not continual droppings wear away stones? Sin, a little thing? It girded the Redeemer’s head with thorns, and pierced His heart! It made Him suffer anguish, bitterness, and woe. Could you weigh the least sin in the scales of eternity, you would fly from it as from a serpent, and abhor the least appearance of evil. Look upon all sin as that which crucified the Saviour, and you will see it to be “exceeding sinful”. – Charles Spurgeon


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Tips for Discussing Abortion Onlinehttps://www.str.org/w/tips-for-discussing-abortion-online
  2. Clarks woodpecker – Amazing birds help trees with staggering feats of rememberinghttps://creation.com/clarks-woodpecker
  3. Questions on Universal Salvation, Molinism, and the Burial of Jesus – Reasonable Faith Apphttps://subspla.sh/rs4mksb
  4. Aren’t Some Unbelievers Sincerely Seeking Truth? – Stand to Reasonhttps://subspla.sh/gq6spcf
  5. Since God Values Humility, Is He Against Certainty? – Stand to Reasonhttps://subspla.sh/pgrk69q
  6. The Top 20 Discoveries About Jesus Outside the Bible – Cross Examinedhttps://subspla.sh/mvjpsm9
  7. Christian Student Files Federal Lawsuit after Illinois University Punishes Her for Sharing Her Beliefs with Classmates – Milton Quintanillahttps://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/milton-quintanilla/christian-student-files-federal-lawsuit-after-illinois-university-punishes-her-for-sharing-her-beliefs-with-classmates.html
  8. Three Realities Chance Can’t Explain That Intelligent Design Can: https://evolutionnews.org/2022/06/three-realities-chance-cant-explain-that-intelligent-design-can/

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. Psalms 103:6

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-2-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

There is a difference between mercy and grace. Mercy is not getting what we do deserve. Grace is getting what we do not deserve. – O. S. Hawkins

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Navigating the (New?) Negative World: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/navigating-negative-world/
  2. What is the Strongest Case for Pro Life? Interview with Stephanie Gray Connors – YouTube: https://youtu.be/FXIxryxlnI4
  3. Richard Dawkins FINALLY admits there’s evidence for God? – YouTube: https://youtu.be/hHXXacBAm2A
  4. Uvalde and the Problem of Evil | FrontpageMag: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/06/uvalde-and-problem-evil-daniel-greenfield/

But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile –the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:8-15

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (5-12-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

To be destitute in circumstances is bad, but to be destitute in soul is far worse; to be left of friends is a calamity, but to be left of God would be destruction. – Charles Spurgeon

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Answering Objections to the Fine-Tuning Argument with Dr. Robin Collins and Dr. Josh Rasmussen – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Yi2vR7ps4
  2. How Can You Believe In A God Who’s Jealous? – YouTube: https://youtu.be/Nnck-lmA2pM
  3. What is the Wailing Wall / Western Wall? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Wailing-Wall.html
  4. Triablogue: How did Nicodemus interpret John 3:5?: http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2022/05/how-did-nicodemus-interpret-john-35.html
  5. What is the doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture? Is the Bible perspicuous? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/perspicuity-of-Scripture.html
  6. HOW TO TROT OUT THE TODDLER – YouTube: https://youtu.be/6ktPmgBX_FU
  7. Scott Klusendorf – Defending Your Pro-life Views – YouTube: https://youtu.be/h-iJQ92BwTU
  8. Prepare to defend innocent unborn children with these 10 points | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/05/09/prepare-to-defend-innocent-unborn-children-with-these-10-points/
  9. Science Speaks on When Human Life Begins: Quotes Compiled from Medical Textbooks and Peer-Reviewed Scientific Literature: https://bdfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-Science-Quotes-on-When-Life-Begins.pdf
  10. When Bill Maher and Joe Rogan Make the Pro-Life Case: https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2022/05/08/when-bill-maher-and-joe-rogan-make-the-prolife-case-n2606919
  11. These Viral Pro-Choice Memes Miss the Point and Fail the Test of Logic | Natasha Crain: https://natashacrain.com/these-viral-pro-choice-memes-miss-the-point-and-fail-the-test-of-logic/

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 Timothy 1:1

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (5-5-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

Help my soul to breathe after holiness, after a constant devotedness to thee, after growth in grace more abundantly every day. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. The worst mistake you can make when defending the Christian worldview | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/04/28/the-worst-mistake-you-can-make-when-defending-the-christian-worldview-5/
  2. Elon Musk accepts Jesus as his Saviour (not really, but “if Jesus is saving people”, he won’t stand in his way!)- Interview Babylon Bee – YouTube: https://youtu.be/YjV8r8yfEC0
  3. What is the Granville Sharp Rule? | GotQuestions.org – the Granville Sharp Rule says that when two singular common nouns are used to describe a person, and those two nouns are joined by an additive conjunction, and the definite article precedes the first noun but not the second, then both nouns refer to the same person. This principle of semantics holds true in all languages. This rule clarifies verses that concern Christ’s deity, such as Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1: https://www.gotquestions.org/Granville-Sharp-Rule.html
  4. The Truth About Transgenderism: https://www.drjamesdobson.org/newsletters/may-2022-newsletter
  5. What counts as evidence for God? (with J. Warner Wallace): https://ryanpauly.org/2022/05/02/what-counts-as-evidence-for-god-with-j-warner-wallace/
  6. Questioning Christianity with Tim Keller | a podcast by Tim Keller – On May 3rd, Gospel in Life will begin a new seven-part podcast series Questioning Christianity with Tim Keller for people who are interested in exploring Christianity. This series will help listeners work through tough questions like: Can there be moral absolutes? Does life have meaning beyond what I make of it? Can hope exist in the face of death? Each of the talks and Q&A sessions were given by Tim Keller in 2019 before a live gathering in New York City, made up primarily of attendees who did not identify as Christian.: https://qcpodcast.gospelinlife.com/
  7. If unborn babies don’t have consciousness or don’t feel pain, may we kill them? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/05/03/if-unborn-babies-dont-have-consciousness-or-dont-feel-pain-may-we-kill-them-6/

Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? Proverbs 17:16

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (4-7-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

Pastors will need to play a role in shoring up those they are called to shepherd. But there is another group that can help take some of the weight off our already overly burdened ministers: lay apologists. Lay apologists are Christians not already in full-time or paid ministry, but have the interest and equipping to carry out the task of apologetics. As a former lay apologist myself, I know how capable they are of carrying out this task. Unfortunately, too many of them are wasting their talents in endless debates with internet-based atheists. If you’re a lay apologist, I hope you’ll heed this call: This church needs your skills and training. – Joe Carter (from, New Age Beliefs Are Common in America and in Our Churches)


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Jesus Is the Only Cure – People will go to hell not because they merely had a theological point wrong, but because they had a real disease (sin) and never got the only effective cure.: https://www.str.org/w/jesus-is-the-only-cure
  2. Jesus: The Antidote – Jesus is an antidote to a deadly disease. Some people have the symptoms of the disease more obviously or in a greater manner than others. But everybody is sick.: https://www.str.org/w/jesus-the-antidote
  3. Are You Telling Me I’m Going to Hell Because I Don’t Believe in Jesus? | Thinking to Believe: https://thinkingtobelieve.com/2006/04/12/are-you-telling-me-im-going-to-hell-because-i-dont-believe-in-jesus/
  4. A Ten Minute Witness – bethinking.org – I had a conversation today that I wish you could have eavesdropped on. It was that precious. I was preparing for the show about an hour ago at my home and I heard a knock at the door.: https://www.bethinking.org/apologetics/a-ten-minute-witness
  5. Persuasion the Centre Piece of Effective Evangelism – bethinking.org – Persuasion is a pivotal word in understanding evangelism, but it has for a long time been overlooked. I have been to countless training sessions and read numerous books on evangelism, where neither the word nor even the idea have been mentioned at all. Even a Dictionary of Apologetics and an Encyclopedia of Apologetics on my shelves do not have entries under the P word. Yet, if you take persuasion out of evangelism, you are left with unpersuasive evangelism.: https://www.bethinking.org/apologetics/persuasion-the-centre-piece-of-effective-evangelism
  6. New video series on intelligent design starts off discussing the Cambrian explosion | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/03/31/new-video-series-on-intelligent-design-starts-off-discussing-the-cambrian-explosion/
  7. What if your science class contradicts the Bible? – YouTube – What if something you learn in science class seems to totally contradict something you read in the Bible? Does that mean either your professor or pastor can’t be trusted? Or is it better to separate the scientific data from our Biblical beliefs? So many questions! In this video, Frank breaks it all down and explains how we can believe both science and the Bible to be true.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjcQeBYmbhY
  8. How Free Grace Theology Diminishes the Gospel – We can’t preach the full gospel without preaching repentance.: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/free-grace-theology/
  9. What is the difference between a Christian and a disciple? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-disciple.html
  10. Disney Executives Admit: Of Course We’re Grooming Your Children: https://thefederalist.com/2022/03/30/disney-executives-admit-of-course-were-grooming-your-children/
  11. What should parents think about Disney’s position on grooming children for sex? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/04/03/what-should-parents-think-about-disneys-position-on-grooming-children-for-sex/
  12. What does it mean to take up your cross daily? Luke 9:23 commentary: https://activechristianity.org/what-does-it-mean-to-take-up-your-cross-daily
  13. When Debating Biblical Inspiration, Let God Do the Heavy Lifting. A woman I once spoke with expressed frustration with a friend who had dismissed the Bible as only written by men. Her insistence that the words were inspired by God was no help. Instead, it led to a fruitless cycle: The Bible is God’s Word.  But it was just written by men. But God inspired those men. But men make mistakes. Round and round they went, going nowhere. Maybe you’ve encountered this problem, too. Here’s one way you might respond: Give specific reasons why it’s reasonable to believe the Bible is a supernatural book of divine authorship and not merely the musings of men.: https://www.str.org/w/when-debating-biblical-inspiration-let-god-do-the-heavy-lifting
  14. Can We Trust the Bible? Brett Kunkle – Classically, Christians have defended their view of God not with mere appeals to subjective experience but from what they take to be Gods voice recorded in the Bible. Do Christians have good reason to think God has spoken through the Bible? Yes. Not only do we have overwhelming evidence the Bible has been reliably passed down for almost 2,000 years, but there is good reason to think it is covered with divine fingerprints.: https://www.str.org/w/can-we-trust-the-bible-
  15. Can a Person Be Saved through General Revelation? Greg and Amy consider examples of salvation from the Old Testament next to what Paul writes about general revelation and salvation in Romans. (clip from the #STRAsk podcast – 12 min): https://www.str.org/w/can-a-person-be-saved-through-general-revelation-1
  16. Has God Spoken? Evidence For The Bible pt1 – (Bible Thinker) – How could you prove that God has communicated to us? What would be a reasonable way to show that God has spoken? This video answers that question and deals with false prophecies in preparation for the next video in this series, where we will begin to look at fulfilled prophecy in the Bible as proof that God has spoken.: https://biblethinker.org/has-god-spoken-evidence-for-the-bible-pt1/
  17. Building A Solid Christian Worldview – Focus on the Family – Greg Koukl helps listeners discover, develop, and nurture a Christian worldview by examining the story of the Bible. Based on his book The Story of Reality , Greg Koukl offers believers a glimpse of the bigger picture, along with their role in the overarching Christian Story.: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/building-a-solid-christian-worldview/
  18. Sing a Little Louder – Pro-life Version on Vimeo – This well-done, 10-minute video makes a powerful pro-life point.: https://vimeo.com/144427221?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=45362802&fbclid=IwAR3H83oV8Dgfb0LNairYM-m6iVx989oo1Aw6tbfzuvkFLwtus7OOZgDaOzA
  19. Kirk Cameron is joined by Greg Koukl and Allie Beth Stuckey to discuss the importance of discerning truth.: https://watch.tbn.org/videos/hd-kct0017?fbclid=IwAR10A5UVDgdThbMYp-UkCsO295nEIj9xKYxLxdUtlrZNulXSZIK1PeV2Xu4
  20. How to Have a Conversation: Engaging Controversial Topics – YouTube – You’re in a conversation with a coworker and they’re pretty vocal about a controversial topic. You want to say something, but you’re having a hard time gathering the confidence to respond. What would you say? Questions are a risk-free way to engage in a conversation, giving you latitude, liberty and effectiveness, without assuming too much responsibility. They can be used to engage a close friend or a complete stranger. The next time you’re in a conversation and don’t know how to proceed. Here are three things to remember: First, don’t immediately try to answer the challenge or run from it. Second, gather Intel about the challenge. Third, always ask for clarification with some form of this question: What do you mean by that?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJSG6BOWiEI
  21. How to Have a Conversation: Difficult Circumstances – YouTube – You’re in a conversation and someone keeps interrupting you or you’re in a conversation and someone complains it’s bigoted to think that Jesus is the only way to God or you’re in a conversation, and someone says, You’re a Christian because you live in America. If you lived in Iran, you’d be a Muslim. What would you say? Here’s some other tips to help you handle difficult circumstances you may run into as a follower of Christ. Number one: When someone keeps interrupting you, stop them gently and ask for equal time. Number two: When someone raises an issue that Jesus himself has spoken about, enlist him as your ally. Number three: When someone challenges Christianity based on something about you, ask So what? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64dZhJGmBgg
  22. Does Science Argue for or against God? – YouTube – Why are we here? Literally. The latest science says we shouldn’t be. It says that the chance life exists at all is less than zero. So, is science the greatest threat to the idea of Intelligent Design or is science its greatest advocate? Best-selling author and lecturer, Eric Metaxas, poses this intriguing question and comes up with a very unexpected and challenging answer.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjGPHF5A6Po
  23. Does God Exist? 4 New Arguments – YouTube – Science tells us that the universe came into being via The Big Bang. But how do you get from energy and matter to a self-aware human being? That takes three additional Big Bangs that science can’t explain. Noted theologian, Frank Pastore, unravels this compelling mystery and, in the process, poses the ultimate question that every thinking person must face.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIorXcloIac
  24. God and Suffering – YouTube – Isn’t human suffering proof that a just, all-powerful God must not exist? On the contrary, says Boston College Professor of Philosophy Peter Kreeft. How can “suffering” exist without an objective standard against which to judge it? Absent a standard, there is no justice. If there is no justice, there is no injustice. And if there is no injustice, there is no suffering. On the other hand, if justice exists, God exists. In five minutes, learn more.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNtz5wgnopQ
  25. Suffering and Evil: The Logical Problem – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k64YJYBUFLM
  26. Why does God let people suffer? Why is there so much evil in the world? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/04/05/why-does-god-let-people-suffer-why-is-there-so-much-evil-in-the-world-7/
  27. How To Raise Kids When Leaving Public Schools Is Not An Easy Option: https://thefederalist.com/2022/04/06/how-to-raise-sane-kids-when-leaving-public-schools-is-not-an-easy-option/
  28. Cambrian Explosion: More Woes and Dodges | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2022/03/cambrian-explosion-more-woes-and-dodges/
  29. Monthly Report April 2022 – William Lane Craig: https://pages.e2ma.net/pages/1787618/34807?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=April%20MR%20-%202022

For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. 2 Corinthians 8:21

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 (12-16-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2100) from Nuggets:

When a person embraces Jesus Christ in repentant faith, Christ Himself establishes eternal peace between that person and God the Father. – John MacArthur  

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Who Wrote Hebrews? Exploring a New Testament Mystery | Desiring God – For the first 1,500 years of church history, most Christians believed Paul wrote the letter of Hebrews. The resurgence in Greek scholarship at the time of the Reformation, however, revealed serious concerns with Pauline authorship, not least of which is the large stylistic discrepancy between Hebrews and Paul’s other letters. In the time since, though many have tried to tie authorship of Hebrews to others in the apostolic band from Barnabas and Silas to Apollos and Luke doubts still render the matter uncertain. Nevertheless, even in the absence of a known author, the authority of Hebrews rests secure. Christians for two thousand years have heard the voice of Christ in the letter of Hebrews, and possessing this God-breathed epistle is far more valuable than knowing its author.: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/who-wrote-hebrews
  2. The Christmas Star | Biblical Science Institute: https://biblicalscienceinstitute.com/theology/the-christmas-star/
  3. A T. rex Swimming with Sharks? | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/a-trex-swimming-with-sharks
  4. List of Apologetic resources – Below is a list of various apologetics books, videos, and curriculums. All of the material below I am very familiar the author and/or their content and while I may have a few disagreements here and there, I heartily recommend what’s listed below. : https://www.engageapologetics.com/post/list-of-apologetic-resource-and-curriculum
  5. A Survey of Church History, Parts 1-6 by W. Robert Godfrey | Ligonier Ministries: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/survey-of-church-history-parts-1-6
  6. Why did Anthony Flew the famous British atheist philosopher abandon atheism? Advanced Apologetics Research: https://samzlogic.wordpress.com/2021/10/27/why-did-anthony-flew-the-famous-british-atheist-philosopher-abandon-atheism/
  7. How can you tell if Islam’s holy book the Quran is historically reliable? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/12/14/how-can-you-tell-if-islams-holy-book-the-quran-is-historically-reliable-2/
  8. Defining Life: Fertilization | Answers in Genesis – How we know human life begins at conception, as the Bible affirms, and the cultural consequences of ignoring the facts: https://answersingenesis.org/sanctity-of-life/defining-life-fertilization/
  9. Robert Gagnon debates gay activist Jayne Ozanne on Bible vs homosexuality | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/12/08/robert-gagnon-debates-gay-activist-jayne-ozanne-on-bible-vs-homosexuality-8/
  10. Canada Has Just Declared War on Freedom of Religion and Conscience: https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2021/12/08/canada-has-just-declared-war-on-freedom-of-religion-and-conscience-n2600298?109

Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it. Habakkuk 2:18-19

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (12-9-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2100) from Nuggets:

All ideals divine, transcendent, human, or invented are capable of being abused. That’s just the way human nature is. And that happens to religion as well. Belief in God can be abused, and we need to be very clear, in the first place, that abuse happens, and in the second, that we need to confront and oppose this. But abuse of an ideal does not negate its validity. – Alister McGrath

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Trotting Out the Toddler-Many pro-choice arguments would be unthinkable if applied to a toddler. It’s a good tactic to trot out the toddler. Show the absurdity of the argument by showing what it would mean if applied to a toddler. It refocuses the argument on the one question that matters: What is the unborn?: https://www.str.org/w/trotting-out-the-toddler
  2.  (PDF) Undesigned Scriptural Coincidences – AN UNDESIGNED COINCIDENCE is an occasion where several independent narratives (in Scripture) contain insignificant details which can be compared with one another. The coincidence exists if the details fit together to provide an additional picture which is not part of the main narrative. The existence of such coincidences is good evidence of the accuracy of the accounts in which it is embedded. The presence of undesigned coincidences would be difficult for a writer of fiction to incorporate in the narrative. It would be even more difficult if several different authors were to attempt to produce one between them. The only satisfactory explanation for an undesigned coincidence is that the accounts report a real event in some detail.: http://www.biblethink.org.uk/pdfdocs/OnePage/UDC.pdf
  3. Greg Koukl on the Problem of Evil – White Horse Inn: https://whitehorseinn.org/resource-library/shows/greg-koukl-on-the-problem-of-evil/
  4. Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction? // Ask Pastor John (Piper) on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/195347347
  5. Is the Sabbath Still Required for Christians?: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/schreiner-qa-is-the-sabbath-still-required-for-christians/?amp
  6. Saint Nicholas and the Origins of Santa Claus – It might surprise many today to find out that Saint Nicholas (spoiler alert) is a real person after all. Is he the white-bearded man with a red suit, a cap, and a sleigh?: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/saint-nicholas-origins-santa-claus

If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life Exodus 21:22-23

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (9-16-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2000) from Nuggets:

The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. – Brennan Manning

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. The gospel in one Bible verse | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2021/09/09/the-gospel-in-one-bible-verse/
  2. What does the Bible say about Christians getting vaccinations? | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2021/09/11/what-does-the-bible-say-about-christians-getting-vaccinations/
  3. Who are the “Disciples of Christ”, and what do they believe? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Disciples-of-Christ.html
  4. Harder and Harder to Dismiss ID | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2021/09/the-federalist-on-stephen-meyers-latest-harder-and-harder-to-dismiss-intelligent-design/
  5. Science Can No Longer Ignore These 3 Discoveries That Point To God: https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/02/return-of-the-god-hypothesis-explains-why-science-can-no-longer-ignore-intelligent-design/
  6. 2021 Apologetics Awareness Top Books (69 books): https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/166979.2021_Apologetics_Awareness_Top_Books
  7. Jewish Feasts and Festivals Chart Listing | carm.org: https://carm.org/christianity/jewish-feasts-and-festivals/
  8. How to Christian-Celebrity Proof Your Kids – Mama Bear Apologetics: https://mamabearapologetics.com/how-to-christian-celebrity-proof-your-kids/
  9. Archaeological Evidences Supporting the Resurrection: https://crossexamined.org/resurrection-defense-series-archaeological-evidences-supporting-the-resurrection/
  10. Why Christians Need to Stop Treating Their Faith Like A Matter of Opinion (Video) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/videos/why-christians-need-to-stop-treating-their-faith-like-a-matter-of-opinion-video/
  11. Am I a Christian Simply Because I Was Raised in a Christian Culture? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/am-i-a-christian-simply-because-i-was-raised-in-a-christian-culture/
  12. How to Be a One Dollar Apologist in the Second Half of Life | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/how-to-be-a-one-dollar-apologist-in-the-second-half-of-life/
  13. The More Science, the More Reasonable the Pro-Life Position | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-more-science-the-more-reasonable-the-pro-life-position/

You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you. Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. Psalms 69:19-20

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (9-9-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2000) from Nuggets:

Unselfish people are a Perpetual Delight! They make amazing friends. – The Love Dare

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Antibiotic resistance and bacterial evolution, what’s the real story?: https://youtu.be/jlmgFFBBopM
  2. The New Covenant by Keith Mathison: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/new-covenant
  3. What is the New Covenant? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/new-covenant.html
  4. What was the Old Covenant? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/old-covenant.html
  5. Old covenant vs new covenant-what are the differences? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/old-covenant-vs-new-covenant.html
  6. What was the Old Testament way of salvation? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Old-Testament-salvation.html
  7. Does the Bible Limit Gender to Just Male and Female?: https://www.str.org/w/does-the-bible-limit-gender-to-just-male-and-female-
  8. How should parents respond to teachers pressuring children to transition? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/09/04/how-should-parents-respond-to-teachers-pressuring-children-to-transition-3/
  9. President Joe Biden says he doesn’t believe life begins at conception, contradicting past statements: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248878/president-joe-biden-says-he-doesnt-believe-life-begins-at-conception-contradicting-past-statements
  10. Game development company fires CEO for being pro-life | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/09/07/game-development-company-fires-ceo-for-being-pro-life/
  11. 4 Ways To Help Your Kids Fight Assimilation Into Cultural Leftism: https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/13/4-ways-to-help-your-kids-fight-assimilation-into-cultural-leftism/

Then Elijah commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal. Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there. And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. The power of the LORD came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel. 1 Kings 18:40-46

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (8-5-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2000) from Nuggets:

I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt. I’m a Board Certified OB/GYN who has delivered over 2,500 babies. There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no. – Omar L. Hamada

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. John Lennox against the tide in history | George’s Journal – This post is based on the documentary movie Against the tide by Pensmore Films, in which the actor Kevin Sorbo interviews Professor John Lennox to test belief in God.: https://georgesjournal.net/2021/07/29/john-lennox-against-the-tide-in-history/
  2. Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Challenge or Invalidate the New Testament? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast S7E20) Cold Case Christianity Truth2Freedom’s Blog: https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/do-the-non-canonical-gospels-challenge-or-invalidate-the-new-testament-cold-case-christianity-broadcast-s7e20-cold-case-christianity/amp/
  3. Why Are You a Christian Believer? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-are-you-a-christian-believer/
  4. What’s Next for the Intelligent Design Movement? Stephen Meyer Explains. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHQeTJVTBuw
  5. Unbiblical stuff the Catholic Church teaches: Mary, Indulgences, Eucharist, Priests, 7 Sacraments – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1xZTPY98Oc
  6. Atheism: An Irrational Worldview – By embracing materialism, the atheist has destroyed the possibility of knowledge, as well as science and technology.: https://answersingenesis.org/world-religions/atheism/atheism-an-irrational-worldview/
  7. Why Some People Simply Will Not Be Convinced | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-some-people-simply-will-not-be-convinced/
  8. Three Steps to Becoming a Lifelong Learner | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/three-steps-to-becoming-a-lifelong-learner/
  9. Are We Brainwashing Our Children? Have you ever been told that your children are Christians only because you brainwashed them? Have you been accused of keeping your children from understanding real science by brainwashing them with the Bible?: https://answersingenesis.org/apologetics/critical-thinking/are-we-brainwashing-our-children/
  10. Jesus, the Bible, the Quran, and the Law of Non-Contradiction In Islam, the Quran mentions Jesus more than any other Prophet. It states He was born of a virgin (Surah 19), had disciples (5:111-115), ascended into heaven (4:158), and will return as a sign of the end times (43:61). However, unlike the Bible, the Quran states that Jesus did not die…But wait, the Quran makes a couple other very important claims. God sent the Gospels: https://theologetics.org/2015/11/12/jesus-the-bible-the-quran-and-the-law-of-non-contradiction/
  11. SDA Doctrine and the Clear Word Bible: Sample texts- The Clear Word Bible is a Seventh-day Adventist paraphrase of the Bible that alters numerous verses to bring them in line with SDA doctrine. Here is a list of different verses that are not under any particular theme.: https://carm.org/seventh-day-adventism/the-clear-word-bible-and-miscellaneous-verses/
  12. In Marriage as in Life, Weak Is Strong – humblebrag: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/weakens-us-show-his-strength/
  13. Two Signs From Your Opposition Your Argument Is Sound | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/two-signs-from-your-opposition-your-argument-is-sound/
  14. RNA Ties and Unties Itself | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/rna-ties-and-unties-itself/
  15. America’s new religion: Fake Christianity – Stop calling yourself a Christian if you don’t believe in Christ: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/25/americas-new-religion-fake-christianity/
  16. The Fossils Still Say No: The Fins-to-Feet Transition | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/the-fossils-still-say-no-fins-to-feet-transition/
  17. Why I’m no longer a young earth creationist – Luke Barnes | Premier Christianity: https://www.premierchristianity.com/features/why-im-no-longer-a-young-earth-creationist/5288.article

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalms 14:1-3

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (7-22-2021)

Here is a random quote (of over 2000) from Nuggets:

Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered at least 17 men and boys. His murders included gruesome acts and he was sentenced to a lifetime in prison. But during his sentence something changed, and before his death, Dahmer went on MSNBC with his father. When asked what contributed to his new accountability, he told his father, Thanks to you for sending that creation science material.” In the interview Dahmer acknowledges that he once believed in the evolution theory which “cheapens life”. He went on to testify to the Lord Jesus Christ being the true Creator and accepting Him as his Savior… Like Dahmer, many today are being influenced by the cheapening of life promoted by the evolution theory. Racism, communism, Nazism and anarchy are all effects of this dangerous theory. Even the killers in the Columbine school massacre wore shirts that blared, ‘Natural Selection.’ Evolution is a perilous religion with fatal societal consequences. – Creation Science Evangelism, ‘Creation Science’ Makes a Difference

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. More extra-biblical evidence of Jesus | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2021/07/15/more-extra-biblical-evidence-of-jesus/
  2. Scott Klusendorf defends the pro-life view on the Unbelievable radio show | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/07/14/scott-klusendorf-defends-the-pro-life-view-on-the-unbelievable-radio-show-8/
  3. Peppered Moth Color Changes Are Engineered | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/peppered-moth-changes-engineered/
  4. List And Profile Of Famous Atheists Who Converted To Christianity | Believers Portal: https://believersportal.com/list-and-profile-of-famous-atheists-who-converted-to-christianity/
  5. Journalist Finds a Cover-Up by the Bronx Zoo | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2021/07/journalist-finds-a-cover-up-by-the-bronx-zoo-2/
  6. Extrabiblical evidence of 83 people in the Bible | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2021/07/17/extrabiblical-evidence-of-83-people-in-the-bible/
  7. LGBT activist calls for hardball fight to empty the church pews of Christians – Cross Examined: https://crossexamined.org/lgbt-activist-calls-for-hardball-fight-to-empty-the-church-pews-of-christians/

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On Him God the Father has placed His seal of approval. John 6:27

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (7-8-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2000) from Nuggets:

The wrong tomb theory assumes that the all of the Jews (and the Romans) had a permanent kind of “collective amnesia” about what they had done with the body of Jesus. – William Lane Craig

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. 10 Biblical Reasons Jesus Is God | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/jesus/jesus-is-god/10-biblical-reasons-jesus-is-god/
  2. Five Best Scientific Evidences for the God of the Bible – Reasons to Believe – Five Best Scientific Evidences for the God of the Bible: https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/five-best-scientific-evidences-for-the-god-of-the-bible
  3. How Do We Know that the Bible Is True? A number of Christians have tried to answer this question. Unfortunately, not all of those answers have been as cogent as we might hope. Some answers make very little sense at all. | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/is-the-bible-true/how-do-we-know-that-the-bible-is-true/
  4. How Do We Know Who Wrote the Gospels in the New Testament? Open your Bible to the table of contents and take a look at the list of books in the New Testament. There, you’ll find the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John leading the list. But were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John really the ones who wrote the Gospels? If so, how do we know? Your first reply might be, Of course, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote the Gospels; their names are right there on the books! and you would be correct. These four names have appeared on the manuscripts of these four Gospels for well over a thousand years. And yet, these names may not have been present on the earliest manuscripts of the Gospels. In fact, when it comes to the question of who wrote the Gospels, some scholars are quite convinced that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John couldn’t possibly have been the authors of these four books (e.g. Bart Ehrman).: https://www.timothypauljones.com/apologetics-how-do-we-know-who-wrote-the-gospels-2/
  5. Skeptics say we don’t know who wrote the gospels, but it wasn’t Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. They’re using a double standard. | by Erik Manning | Medium: https://eriknmanning.medium.com/skeptics-say-we-dont-know-who-wrote-the-gospels-but-it-wasn-t-matthew-mark-luke-or-john-c710546d003
  6. Do we know who wrote the Gospels? – The claim: We don’t know who wrote the gospels. This post responds: https://connect.rzim.org/t/do-we-know-who-wrote-the-gospels/28709
  7. Can I Trust the Bible? Open Forum with Amy Orr-Ewing – YouTube. Lots of people imagine that the Bible is fantasy, fairy tale or stories that have evolved over time but is this what the evidence supports? Are there good reasons to believe that the Bible is historically reliable and may have something really meaningful to say to us today?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2lnouLeQzg
  8. Who Wrote the Gospels? | CrossExamined.org | Apologetics: https://crossexamined.org/wrote-gospels-2/
  9. Species were designed to change, part 1 – creation.com: https://creation.com/species-designed-to-change-part-1
  10. Mike Licona explains the As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Es of New Testament reliability | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/07/01/mike-licona-explains-the-as-bs-cs-ds-and-es-of-new-testament-reliability-7/
  11. Andy Bannister and Michael Ruse discuss how atheists find meaning in life | WINTERY KNIGHT – Nietzsche’s statement that if there is no God, there is no meaning in life: https://winteryknight.com/2021/06/30/andy-bannister-and-michael-ruse-discuss-how-atheists-find-meaning-in-life-4/
  12. If There Is No God -Then Everything Is Permitted – Fyodor Dostoevsky’s faith: https://www.pravmir.com/article_678.html
  13. Is God Real? – God Evidence – lot of talking this article about quantum physics and the idea of a mind being the primary reality: https://godevidence.com/2020/10/is-god-real/
  14. 23 Minutes in Hell – Bill Wiese is the Man Who Went to Hell – I realize that this may be controversial, but I have the book of the same title and it is a good book not containing heresy That’s why I’m including it here: https://notashamedofthegospel.com/video/bill-wiese-23-minutes-in-hell/
  15. Muslim Father in Uganda Beats, Poisons Daughter for Turning to Christ – Christian News Headlines: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/muslim-father-in-uganda-beats-poisons-daughter-for-turning-to-christ.html
  16. The Injustice of Social Justice. Why Woke Social Justice Is Antibiblical | iApologia – iApologia: http://iapologia.com/the-injustice-of-social-justice-why-woke-social-justice-is-antibiblical-iapologia/
  17. Who Wrote The Gospel Of Luke & Acts? | Reasons for Jesus: https://reasonsforjesus.com/who-wrote-the-gospel-of-luke-acts/
  18. Archaeological Evidence for Jesus’s Resurrection Seeing God’s Breath: https://godsbreath.net/2021/05/02/archaeological-evidence-for-jesuss-resurrection/
  19. Are Fine-Tuning Arguments for God (or the Multiverse) Circular? | Strange Notions: https://strangenotions.com/are-fine-tuning-arguments-for-god-or-the-multiverse-circular/
  20. Why New Testament Miracles Shouldn’t Disqualify the Gospels | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-new-testament-miracles-shouldnt-disqualify-the-gospels/
  21. Stop Using the Term Fetus | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/stop-using-the-term-fetus/
  22. Work toward having unshakable faith – Media Center – creation.com: https://youtu.be/0wfJ00bJdIA
  23. Change, Yes; Evolution, No, Darwin and Biologic Change | Answers in Genesis – Dr. Gary Parker: https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/change-yes-evolution-no/
  24. Is the Bible True? The Cumulative Case for the Reliability of the Gospels (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-the-bible-true-the-cumulative-case-for-the-reliability-of-the-gospels-free-bible-insert/
  25. Yes, America Had a Christian Founding | The Stream: https://stream.org/should-we-just-write-america-off-as-a-botched-godless-experiment/
  26. How Can the Bible Be Inerrant If It Contains Variants – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl41qMLjHeY
  27. Evidence, Dr. Frank Turek looks at science and if it confirms or denies belief in God. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbrY2orqhm0
  28. The Solar System Declares the Glory of God – Dr. Jason Lisle – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaROq87mnWM
  29. Jeff Foxworthy on the Bible, An interview with Jeff Foxworthy for a promo leading up to the hosting of the Bible Challenge game show. He talks about one of his favorite stories of the bible and real life experience. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxFqVQFvhvw

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. Acts 6:1-7

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-3-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 2000) from Nuggets:

There is no growth without challenge. As students grow up in the church they need real world tests that challenge their faith while in a safe community of other committed Christians who care about them and can equip them. The “just believe harder/blind faith” approach is not working. More importantly, it’s deeply unbiblical. Students need a grown-up worldview that explains their experiences and makes sense of the world around them. At some point, they need to transfer ownership from the church or their parents to themselves. They need to come to a point where they are convinced Christianity is true. Building a lasting faith means knowing what you believe, why you believe it and how to live it out.  – Jonathan Morrow (from, 3 Kinds of Students That Leave Christianity After High School)


To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Yes, Bart Ehrman, Jesus is Yahweh – Bart Ehrman is a professor of religious studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He is well known for his best-selling popular-level books that are critical of the core tenets of evangelical Christianity and in particular the reliability of the New Testament sources. Frequent readers of my articles will already know that Ehrman is not the most careful scholar when it comes to his utilization of ancient sources. A few days ago, Ehrman published two blog posts on his website, claiming that the idea that Jesus is Himself Yahweh is a recent doctrinal innovation, completely foreign to the New Testament and the ancient church. Ehrman even goes so far as to say that this is the view of only some conservative evangelical Christians and that I’ve never even heard the claim (let alone a discussion of it) until very recently. : https://crossexamined.org/yes-bart-ehrman-jesus-is-yahweh/
  2. If you could rescue EITHER embryos OR a 5-year-old, what would you do? | WINTERY KNIGHT – Embryo: A Defense of Human Life: https://winteryknight.com/2021/05/28/if-you-could-rescue-either-embryos-or-a-5-year-old-what-would-you-do-2/
  3. Frank Turek looks at Scientism of the gaps Uncommon Descent: https://uncommondescent.com/philosophy/frank-turek-looks-at-scientism-of-the-gaps/
  4. Evangelize the Lost : 9Marks How should we interact with our non-Christian friends, co-workers, and classmates around us in order that they might hear and believe in the gospel? Here are five lessons to remember.: https://www.9marks.org/article/evangelize-the-lost/
  5. Is Mormon Salvation Possible? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-mormon-salvation-possible/
  6. Even Unbelievers Are True Believers | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/even-unbelievers-are-true-believers/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  7. Nurturing Christian Students As They Engage the Challenges of Atheism | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/nurturing-christian-students-as-they-engage-the-challenges-of-atheism/
  8. Book Review: Another Gospel? By author Alisa Childers: https://lukenixblog.blogspot.com/2021/05/book-review-another-gospel.html

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:16-18

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (3-11-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1900) from Nuggets:

The belief that all religions are harmful to society because some are is akin to believing that I shouldn’t eat any fruits because some are poisonous. – Forest Antemesaris

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. How to Engage in Spiritual Conversations | Mikel Del Rosario | Your Apologetics Guy: http://apologeticsguy.com/2020/08/spiritual-conversations/
  2. Christians Must Care Less about Our Cultural Reputation| Natasha Crain: https://natashacrain.com/christians-must-care-less-about-our-cultural-reputation/
  3. Reasonable Faith – Who Really Cares? Dr. Craig examines an atheist’s contention that Christians act irresponsibly due to their view of end times.: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/media/reasonable-faith-podcast/end-times-paralysis/
  4. Claims of an Indian Guru | Reasonable Faith: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/writings/question-answer/claims-of-an-indian-guru
  5. What is the evidence that Peter was crucified upside down in Rome? Evidence for Christianity: https://evidenceforchristianity.org/what-is-the-evidence-that-peter-was-crucified-upside-down-in-rome/
  6. Was Peter Crucified Upside Down? | Sean McDowell : https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/was-peter-crucified-upside-down
  7. William Lane Craig explains how Christianity explains evil and suffering | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/03/07/william-lane-craig-explains-how-christianity-explains-evil-and-suffering-4/
  8. When God Abandons a Nation (Romans 1:18-32) – video sermon by John MacArthur in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz8AA_Oa0EU
  9. Resolving 40 Bible Contradictions from Jesus Final Week to His Ascension | The Domain for Truth: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2020/04/09/resolving-40-bible-contradictions-from-jesus-final-week-to-his-ascension/
  10. If It’s a Human at a Crime Scene, It’s a Human in the Womb | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/if-its-a-human-at-a-crime-scene-its-a-human-in-the-womb/
  11. Quick Challenge Answer: Did Paul Hallucinate The Risen Jesus? –: https://tentmakingchristianity.com/did-paul-hallucinate-the-risen-jesus-2/
  12. The War on Christianity Returns as the House Passes The Equality Act | Kingsjester’s Blog – The wide-reaching Equality Act championed by Democrats would put the hiring practices of faith-based organizations in jeopardy and will create additional religious freedom concerns for Christian schools, churches and ministries, a prominent legal nonprofit argues: https://kingsjester.wordpress.com/2021/03/07/the-war-on-christianity-returns-as-the-house-passes-the-equality-act/
  13. A Singularly Christian View of the Transgender Problem – Daily Citizen: https://dailycitizen.focusonthefamily.com/a-singularly-christian-view-of-the-transgender-problem/

Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. John 17:17

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (2-4-2021)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1900) from Nuggets:

Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times. – G. Michael Hopf, Those Who Remain

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. What Makes Christianity Different from Other Religions? | Illuminate Ep 3 – YouTube: https://youtu.be/jbeFQtaybB8
  2. The Key to the Christian Life Dr. Charles Stanley – YouTube: https://youtu.be/gtcpw3kCbGQ
  3. 7 Lies Modern Churches Need to Stop Believing: https://www.crosswalk.com/church/pastors-or-leadership/lies-modern-churches-need-to-stop-believing.html
  4. ‘In the World but Not of the World’ – Biblical Meaning and How to Do it – Since the beginning of His ministry, Jesus had tried to convey to His followers that the time had come that time which had been foretold by the prophets the time when Gods children no longer needed to search for refuge in a sin-laden land that was not their own. The King had come. And with Him came the keys to an everlasting Kingdom they could now call home. Christs Kingdom is the homeland for all believer sits where we belong. In Him and with Him. We may physically reside on planet earth, But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ – Philippians 3:20.: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/how-should-christians-live-in-a-world-thats-not-our-home.html
  5. Even Caesar Confirmed the Resurrection | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/archaeology/even-caesar-confirmed-resurrection
  6. Bible Contradiction? How long did Jotham reign? The Domain for Truth: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/bible-contradiction-how-long-did-jotham-reign/amp/
  7. Is Right and Wrong Simply a Matter of Human Flourishing? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-right-and-wrong-simply-a-matter-of-human-flourishing/
  8. William Lane Craig lectures on naturalism at the University of St. Andrews | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/01/30/william-lane-craig-lectures-on-naturalism-at-the-university-of-st-andrews-3/
  9. Why Did Jesus Take on a Human Nature? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/jesus/why-did-jesus-take-on-a-human-nature/
  10. Bible Study: Was The Resurrection Body Of Jesus Spiritual Or Physical?: https://crossexamined.org/bible-study-was-the-resurrection-body-of-jesus-spiritual-or-physical/
  11. A Manual for Creating Atheists: A Critical Review | Catholic Answers – Since its release last November, Peter Boghossian’s A Manual for Creating Atheists has quickly become one of the most popular new books on atheism (as of now it has 200 reviews on amazon.com). As someone who has also recently written a book on atheism, though from a far different perspective, I was eager to see Boghossian’s method for creating an atheist. In this book review Ill cover the good, the bad, and the ugly in A Manual for Creating Atheists.: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/a-manual-for-creating-atheists-a-critical-review
  12. ‘Unborn Lives Matter’: N.C.’s 1st Black Lt. Gov. Compares Abortion to Slavery – Michael Foust: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/unborn-lives-matter-ncs-1st-black-lt-gov-compares-abortion-to-slavery.html?fbclid=IwAR2id90nVcniz199irwYIAnbdZy8RWcdbvS2JYUirjgpX1mUE05U_x_WktE

However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country. Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed. The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out. The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him. Deuteronomy 28:15-20

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-22-2020)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1800) from Nuggets:

Why would devout Jews (who wrote the New Testament) invent a resurrected Jesus and then suffer and die for their own lie? – Frank Turek

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Do Christians Pick And Choose Which Rules They Want To Follow? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/do-christians-pick-and-choose-which-rules-they-want-to-follow/
  2. Why should I care if God exists? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/care-God-exists.html
  3. Genetic diversity on the Ark – First, we need to consider pre-Flood diversity. We have no idea how much genetic diversity existed among most animal kinds. Humans are a little different because we know we started with two people and we know the population was reduced to eight people 1,600 years later, at the Flood. In fact, we can model the genetic effects of the Flood and the post-Flood time period on humans. But we cannot do this for animals because we simply do not know the underlying population genetics. We cannot assume God created two of every animal. All we know is two of each were on the Ark, and we do not know how closely related the pairs were. – creation.com: https://creation.com/ark-genetic-diversity
  4. Are Christians Intolerant, Bigots? My Response (interview of Sean McDowell). – YouTube: https://youtu.be/X1EfrYeitkM
  5. Kirk Cameron, Ray Comfort ARRESTED! | Way of the Master: Season 3, Ep. 29 – YouTube: https://youtu.be/vdME5d-x7MM
  6. [William Lane Craig] Q&A – If God foreknows all my decisions, do I have free will? – YouTube: https://youtu.be/oIBJ1wVqCeU
  7. What is the Bible, who wrote it and how do we know it’s true? CQ kids – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z77qnHLSZhE
  8. Muslim (Nabeel Qureshi) converts to Christianity after realizing the Bible is true – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry8K4sK3uDc
  9. What Makes Christianity Different from Other Religions? | Illuminate Ep 3 – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbeFQtaybB8
  10. How to Read the Bible: What is the Bible? (The Bible Project) – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak06MSETeo4
  11. 4 Reasons Why Christianity is True (Frank Turek) – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ata3XrCiGtY
  12. Does phosphine prove life on Venus? – creation.com: https://creation.com/venus-phosphine
  13. Where Is God When Your Dog Dies?: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/god-dog-dies/
  14. Beginner’s Guide to Arguing Constructively – although not a Christian apologetics article, the concepts and strategies listed here can certainly aid us in our biblical mandate to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), to make a defense of the faith with gentleness and resect (1 Peter 3:15) and to contend earnestly for the faith (Jude 1:3): http://liamrosen.com/arguments.html
  15. Two Bad Objections To Christians in Politics (Frank Turek) – YouTube: https://youtu.be/jxAoTaQ3nqM
  16. A Win in the Race for Girls’ Sports – In the real world, a couple of seconds aren’t much. In track and field, they’re the difference between first and last place. When Franklin Pierce University’s Cece Telfer sprinted through the finish line well ahead of the women’s field at 2019’s Division II national championships, he insisted he didn’t have a biological advantage. His competition, girls who trained their whole careers for this moment, disagreed. Thanks to a hugely controversial transgender athletic policy, they all missed out at the chance for collegiate glory. And this month, more than a year later, justice may finally be won.: https://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=WA20J43&f=WU20J10
  17. Gender and Sexuality in the 2020 Election. A wide range of issues such as the economy, health care, trade, immigration, and national security will be affected by the elections outcome. Issues related to sexuality and gender such as how sex is defined in federal statutes, whether individuals with gender dysphoria can serve in the military, and whether sexual orientation and gender identity become protected categories in federal civil rights law will be significantly influenced as well. – CBMW: https://cbmw.org/2020/06/10/gender-and-sexuality-in-the-2020-election/
  18. Dr. Tony Evans – Series on Voting as a Representative of the Kingdom of God: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3595707260442348&id=127948757218233
  19. A Christian Response to Biden’s Remarks on ‘Trans’ Children: https://www.frcaction.org/updatearticle/20201019/biden-remarks
  20. Joe Biden’s Education Department Would Be A Radical Disaster-Given Biden’s personal embrace of far-left cultural notions regarding sex and gender, it’s fair to assume his Education Department would swiftly implement a sweeping and radical agenda across the board. The gravity of this issue is wildly out of proportion with the small amount of attention its receiving in the broader conversation about this election.: https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/20/joe-bidens-education-department-would-be-a-radical-disaster/
  21. 5 Most Shocking Abortion Policies Biden-Harris Openly Support: https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/20/5-most-shocking-abortion-policies-biden-harris-openly-support/
  22. No More Misunderstandings. This is not a Christian article, but it is helpful as we interact with those who do not share our worldview. It focuses on the technique of paraphrasing what someone says to you in order to prevent misunderstandings. – Small Big Ideas: https://smallbigideas.substack.com/p/no-more-misunderstandings

The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. Proverbs 19:23

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-8-2020)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1800) from Nuggets:

“I in Christ” prepares me for heaven, “Christ in me” prepares me to live on earth. – Charles Stanley

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. The Consequences of Relativism – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNufflDgTIQ&feature=youtu.be
  2. How Relativism Leads to Intolerance and Rage: https://www.str.org/w/how-relativism-leads-to-intolerance-and-rage
  3. Thoughts on Law Enforcement from a Christian Cop (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast S6E18) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/podcasts/thoughts-on-law-enforcement-from-a-christian-cop-cold-case-christianity-broadcast-s6e18/
  4. Resources to Help You Respond to the Problem of Evil (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/resources-to-help-you-respond-to-the-problem-of-evil-free-bible-insert/
  5. Signs of Revival on College Campuses? THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/signs-of-revival-on-college-campuses/
  6. Stephen Meyer, Eric Metaxas: Gain and Loss and the Origin of Life | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2020/05/stephen-meyer-eric-metaxas-gain-and-loss-and-the-origin-of-life/
  7. Abortion Choices. No one, male or female, should be allowed to choose whether to kill another human being with impunity. – creation.com: https://creation.com/abortion-choices
  8. The Niagara 2020 declaration | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2020/10/06/the-niagara-2020-declaration/
  9. Always Ready: Answers to Tough Questions (October 3, 2020). How you answer the tough questions makes all the difference in the world. What will you say when your friends ask about your faith? Do you have the confidence to defend the hope you have in Christ? Watch Always Ready, a special livestream created to help students aged twelve to eighteen share their faith and stand firm for the truth of God’s Word. Is the Bible still relevant? Since God is good, why do we suffer? Is Jesus the only way to salvation? Eric Bancroft, Nathan W. Bingham, Joel Kim, Stephen Nichols, and Burk Parsons will help equip you to better answer these important questions and more. – YouTube (2 ½ hour conference by Ligonier Ministries): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5-Xanb4KQ
  10. Dr. Frank Turek: author, of I Don’t Have Enough To Be An Atheist: How to do Apologetics Effectively in Todays Culture THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/dr-frank-turek-author-of-i-dont-have-enough-to-be-an-atheist-how-to-do-apologetics-effectively-in-todays-culture/

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring –those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 12:17

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (8-6-2020)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1800) from Nuggets:

There are thousands on thousands, I grieve to say, who are not Christ’s friends. Baptized in His name, members of a Christian Church, attendants on His means of grace-all this they are, no doubt. But they are not truly Christ’s friends. – J.C. Ryle

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Why the Bible? Conference with many speakers including Wayne Grudem and James White | Living Waters: https://www.livingwaters.com/why-the-bible/
  2. ‘Impossible’ Hybrid Suggests Non-Darwinian Change | CEH: https://crev.info/2020/07/impossible-hybrid-fish/
  3. A Beginners Guide to the Kalam Cosmological Argument – Solas: https://www.solas-cpc.org/a-beginners-guide-to-the-kalam-cosmological-argument/
  4. ICR’s August 2020 Acts and Facts magazine (PDF version). What a great and free resource!: https://www.icr.org/i/pdf/af/af2008.pdf
  5. Politics Will Not Save Us – Amy Hall: https://www.str.org/w/politics-will-not-save-us#.XkS0vBdKjdc
  6. The importance of understanding the problem of evil as evidence for the existence of God when practicing Christian Apologetics – Truth, Faith and Reason: https://truthfaithandreason.com/a-case-for-christianity-the-importance-of-understanding-the-problem-of-evil-as-evidence-for-the-existence-of-god-when-practicing-christian-apologetics/
  7. Talmud Nedarim 32b – This section of the Talmud teaches that Noah’s son Shem was the “Melchizedek king of Salem” spoken of in Genesis 14:18: https://www.sefaria.org/Nedarim.32b?lang=bi
  8. The Apologetics of Peter A Logical Argument for the Deity of Christ. Note, this article cites an incorrect verse, s/b Matthew 16, not Matthew 6 Probe Ministries: https://probe.org/the-apologetics-of-peter/
  9. God and life in a time of plague | Is there a God?: https://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/life/god-and-life-in-a-time-of-plague/
  10. What Christians Need To Know About The Nazareth Inscription. –: https://tentmakingchristianity.com/what-christians-need-to-know-about-the-nazareth-inscription/
  11. Abortion remains illegal in Mexico after widely watched Supreme Court decision | News | LifeSite: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortion-remains-illegal-in-mexico-after-widely-watched-supreme-court-decision
  12. Why don’t ex-gays’ stories count? – The Christian Post: https://www.christianpost.com/voices/why-dont-ex-gays-stories-count.html
  13. Chasing the American Dream with Wintery Knight (interview) – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SwYUoePa1Y&feature=youtu.be

Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them. When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. Luke 4:38-40

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (5-21-2020)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1600) from Nuggets:

God could deal with this by eliminating all evil at midnight tonight, but if He did so, which one of us would be left at 1 AM? – Michael Licona

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Investigating Bart Ehrman’s Top Ten Troublesome Bible Verses | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/investigating-bart-ehrmans-top-ten-troublesome-bible-verses/
  2. How can a loving God send someone to hell? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/loving-God-send-someone-hell.html
  3. The hiddeness of God: Why is God hidden? Why doesn’t He appear? If God exists, why doesn’t He just come and appear to us all? Wouldn’t a loving God do that? A student at the University of Alaska posed that excellent question. Here is my 5-minute response. Dr. Frank Turek Q&A – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZMMYYY0DG4
  4. Starting God-Conversations: Take the Class-Photo Approach. How can you get “God conversations” started where others are interested in engaging instead of arguing with you? How do you set the stage so others won’t be put off before the conversation has begun?: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2016/11/starting-god-conversations-take-class.html
  5. How can it be said that we have everlasting life when we still die? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/everlasting-life.html
  6. How should Christians react to The Golden Compass movie?: https://www.gotquestions.org/golden-compass-movie.html
  7. The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Now Promoting Praying To ‘Mother God’ After Wiping Israel From NT: https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4048
  8. Why Don’t Christians Consider the Quran? Dr. Frank Turek (Q&A): https://youtu.be/mqckv2dm8mU
  9. Zoom and Doom: Company Accused Of Corrupting Bible Class Through Pornographic Zoombombing JONATHAN TURLEY: https://jonathanturley.org/2020/05/15/zoom-and-doom-company-accused-of-corrupting-bible-class-through-pornographic-zoombombing/
  10. How American Christianity Lost the Evangelical Mind The Virtual Office of Rob Lundberg: https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2020/05/16/how-american-christianity-lost-the-evangelical-mind/
  11. Tapir – Studies of young children in various countries reveal they see nature as logically having been designed, not by people but by a Creator God – even children who have never received any such instruction…According to evolution, all living things are related. Evolutionists have nominated the rhinoceros and the horse as being the tapirs closest relatives. The three occupy the order Perissodactyla, which includes all hoofed animals having an odd number of toes on their hind feet. creation.com: https://creation.com/tapir
  12. Global Persecution Report: ‘Christians Are the Most Persecuted …and It’s Accelerating’ | CBN News: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2019/april/global-persecution-report-christians-are-the-most-persecuted-and-its-accelerating
  13. Ninth Circuit rules California churches can fight abortion coverage mandate: https://www.liveaction.org/news/ninth-circuit-california-churches-fight-abortion-mandate/
  14. Obituary: Ravi Zacharias | RZIM: https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/ravi-zacharias-obituary

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:32-34

Blessings to you all

Leftist Values vs. Judeo-Christian Values

I posted this meme on social media recently:

Then an acquaintance of mine (a fellow Christian) replied in the comments section with:

Let’s quit comparing our political beliefs and our faith. Ok??

Here is how I responded

First off, I want to say that our shared identities as children of the Living God, and therefore members of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19-20), is much more important than the topic I am about to discuss with you.  So, while I am a firm believer that debate and exchange of ideas is very healthy, in fact, a foundation of our free and open society, I would not want to divide with you over this.  It is for this very reason that I would like to give a thorough response – more thorough than is allowed via social media.

First, I should say that I am of the opinion that there is a difference between these 3 terms:

  1. Leftist
  2. Liberal
  3. Democrat

I don’t think they are all equal.  So, when referring to leftist, I wasn’t referring to all liberals or all democrats.  Leftists are a subset of liberals, who are a subset of Democrats.

Here are some of the values that have emanated from leftist ideology:

  1. Same-sex marriage. Flowing from that Supreme Court decision (Obergefell v. Hodges June 26th, 2015) are the following consequences:
    1. Christian bakers who can’t in good conscience design and create wedding cakes that celebrate same-sex marriages taken to court (e.g. Jack Phillips, 2017)
    2. Christian photographers who won’t take photos at a same-sex wedding based on conscience objections and are sued for discrimination (e.g. Elane Photography 2013/2014)
    3. Sexual indoctrination of school children such that (in California) starting from kindergarten children are taught that LGBT life-style is “normal”
    4. Drag queen story hour for children, drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores.
    5. The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.
    6. Making sexual orientation and gender identity “protected class” infringes on religious freedom.
  2. Elective Abortion on-demand (up to the point of birth and sometimes, during or after birth). Flowing from this “value” are policy decisions such as:
    1. Teen age girls can get abortion inducing drugs without their parent’s consent.
    2. Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S. (over 300,000 in 2018), receives roughly ½ billion dollars from the federal government
    3. The Affordable Care Act which required companies with more than 50 employees to provide health care insurance. In implementing the law, HHS named 20 kinds of contraception that needed to be covered by employers (some of which were abortifacients). Hobby Lobby was ultimately sued for not complying with this.  Thankfully, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor.
    4. A decision by Chick-fil-A to donate food to a pro-biblical marriage seminar caused a university to pull the franchise’s food
    5. Little Sisters of the Poor taken to court
    6. Leftists are no longer content with abortion being “safe, legal and rare”
  3. Gender “non-binary” –the idea that there are more than 2 genders. Biden says there are at least 3 genders.
  4. Gender “fluidity” – the idea that a person’s view of their own gender can change many times and must be adhered to and respected by society
  5. Flowing from the redefinition of gender in the 2 points above are policy decisions such as:
    1. Biological males can use female bathrooms if they decide they feel like a female
    2. Biological males can sign up for female sports teams and compete against biological females in sports where strength or speed is important (note – 17 states allow this)
    3. Biological Males can use female locker-rooms if they “identify as” female.
    4. Children can be given puberty suppressing drugs.
  6. Famous voices on the left accuse Christians of being narrow minded and arrogant for proclaiming that Jesus is the only way of salvation (e.g. Oprah Winfrey)

The above are just a few examples, I could go on and on.

In my opinion, the above values are not “Judeo-Christian” values.  I strive to live my life according to the Bible, and when anti-biblical values are promoted, I want to call attention to those who may not be aware of it, since these types of issues tend not to be reported in main stream media outlets (Washington Post, New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and many others).

What are “Judeo-Christian values”?

I would not characterize my faith as Judeo-Christian, but rather Christian. I’m a born-again, Bible-believing, committed follower of Jesus Christ.  That being said, part of a “biblical worldview” is in fact “Judeo-Christian” values or ethics. Judeo-Christian values are those values which are drawn from the Bible.  The term first appeared in a book review by George Orwell in 1939, with the phrase “Judeo-Christian scheme of morals.”  Judeo-Christian values consist of those beliefs and mores which Christianity derives from and shares with Judaism, including a belief in God as a benevolent, omnipotent creator, and the Ten Commandments. The United States certainly has a Judeo-Christian heritage.  If you doubt this at all, I highly recommend that you watch David Barton’s excellent “American Heritage Series” or America’s Godly Heritage.  Moses holding the Ten Commandments is built into the United States Supreme Court building:

I greatly value free-speech and freedom of religion, both of which are enshrined in the Bill of Rights.  I’m very disappointed about the trend of conservative speakers being shouted down on college campuses all over the US.

So, by posting this, I was attempting to draw attention to leftist values that many may not be aware of.  I’m not saying that everyone who is a liberal or a democrat supports these values, but I do not want to support those espousing those values mentioned above.

I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this and would like to emphasize that my intent in making the post was not to offend, but to draw attention to the issue and invite courteous discussion.

Thanks for engaging with me on this topic!

mid-week apologetics booster (5-7-2020)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1600) from Nuggets:

In God’s universe, nobody really “gets away” with anything. – Dr. Michael Brown

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Mount St. Helen’s, Living Laboratory for 40 Years – Nothing put a damper on uniformitarianism like the Mount St. Helen’s eruption on May 18, 1980. That explosion still echoes through the halls of the scientific establishment 40 years later. | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/mount-st-helens-living-laboratory-40-years/
  2. Bobby Conway interviews Natasha Crain – What’s In Your Control As A Christian Parent?: https://www.facebook.com/OneMinuteApologist/videos/543119703291763
  3. Should Christians be motivated by the fear of missing out (FOMO)? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2020/05/01/should-christians-be-motivated-by-the-fear-of-missing-out-fomo-3/
  4. How The Atheist-Communist Soviet Union Tried to Eliminate Religion Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy: https://jamesbishopblog.com/2020/05/03/how-the-atheist-communist-soviet-union-tried-to-eliminate-religion/
  5. How to Trust God During the Coronavirus Outbreak | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/coronavirus/pandemic-provision-trust-god-during-coronavirus-outbreak/
  6. The Frustrating Fallacy of Friendship Evangelism | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-frustrating-fallacy-of-friendship-evangelism/
  7. 10 Questions Churches Should Ask Their Gen Z Members | Facts & Trends: https://factsandtrends.net/2020/02/17/10-questions-churches-should-ask-their-gen-z-members/
  8. The One Dollar Apologist Called to One, Not Millions Women in Apologetics: https://womeninapologetics.com/the-one-dollar-apologist-called-to-one-not-millions/
  9. Could the Universe be Eternal? – Jesus is Not Fake News: https://jesusisnotfakenews.com/could-the-universe-be-eternal/
  10. In Case You Missed It : An In depth Study of the New Apostolic Reformation Movement Reasoned Cases for Christ: https://bcooper.wordpress.com/2020/02/11/in-case-you-missed-it-an-indepth-study-of-the-new-apostolic-reformation-movement/
  11. How Can We Be Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty at the Same Time? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/how-can-we-be-pro-life-and-pro-death-penalty-at-the-same-time/
  12. Good News: Crisis has Closed Churches, but Americans Feeling more Religious Anyway: https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/matt-philbin/2020/05/05/good-news-crisis-has-closed-churches-americans-feeling-more
  13. Our Ancestors Would Be Amazed At Our Cowardly Coronavirus Hysteria: https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/06/our-ancestors-would-be-amazed-at-our-cowardly-coronavirus-hysteria/

“Now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong.  O Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.  Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.” – Daniel 9:15-17

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (4-23-2020)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1600) from Nuggets:

Agape love. This is God’s kind of love. He doesn’t love us because we are so lovable, he loves us because He’s so loving. – The Love Dare

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. To Obey or Not to Obey – That Is the Question – Shane Idleman: https://shaneidleman.com/2020/04/16/to-obey-or-not-to-obey-that-is-the-question/
  2. J.P. Moreland Talking about Empirically Equivalent Theories 1 Peter 4:12-16: https://1peter41216.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/j-p-moreland-talking-about-empircally-equivalent-theories/
  3. Possible Dinosaur DNA Has Been Found – Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/possible-dinosaur-dna-has-been-found/
  4. What does the Christian fish symbol mean (ixthus / icthus)? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-fish-symbol.html
  5. Jesus Fish/Darwin Fish – The fish, one of Christianity’s oldest, is probably also the best known…Its popularity has spawned a parody: the Darwin fish. The Darwin fish redesigns the Christian symbol as a missing link, evolving it with legs and feet in mockery of the Christian faith – creation.com: https://creation.com/jesus-fish-darwin-fish
  6. Duplicity in the Bible? – creation.com: https://creation.com/duplicity-in-the-bible
  7. Lutherans Publish New Bible Version That Omits The Word ‘Israel’: https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=3990
  8. 3 Reasons Why People Don’t Believe In God Coffeehouse Questions: https://coffeehousequestions.com/2020/04/21/3-reasons-why-people-dont-believe-in-god/
  9. Why Arizona doesn’t force taxpayers to fund abortion Arizona Capitol Times: https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2020/04/21/why-arizona-doesnt-force-taxpayers-to-fund-abortion/
  10. Frank Turek interviews Charlie Kirk founder of Turning Point USA: https://subspla.sh/r4fddgj

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (3-12-2020)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1500) from Nuggets:

If the whole world was against me and God alone was for me, I would have nothing whatsoever to fear. But if the whole world was for me and God Himself was against me, I would be in terror. – Dr. Michael L. Brown

To view more of these quotes, visit:

http://www.ps11911.com/nuggets?dest=quotes

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Help! My Teen Is Losing His Faith! | Beyond Teachable Moments: https://beyondtm.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/help-my-teen-is-losing-his-faith/
  2. The Religious ‘Nones’ and the Curious Case of Millennials: https://blog.faithstreet.com/the-religious-nones-and-the-curious-case-of/
  3. Tips for Sharing Your Faith: #3 Give them enough rope | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2014/11/tips-for-sharing-your-faith-3-give-them.html
  4. Starting God-Conversations: Take the ‘Class-Photo’ Approach: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2016/11/starting-god-conversations-take-class.html
  5. Evidence of Design in the Biological Realm 1 Peter 4:12-16: https://1peter41216.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/evidence-of-design-in-the-biological-realm/
  6. 10 Arguments for the Existence of God: https://plainsimplefaith.com/10-arguments-for-the-existence-of-god/
  7. Renewing Your Mind | Faulty Logic and Sense Perception | Nov 14, 2014: https://renewingyourmind.org/2014/11/14/faulty-logic-and-sense-perception
  8. What Is the Role of Apologetics In Evangelism? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7umMcyW1R2I
  9. Challenge Response: We Don’t Have Those Originals: https://str.typepad.com/weblog/2015/07/challenge-response-we-dont-have-those-original-inerrant-manuscripts.html
  10. [J Warner Wallace] Getting to the Original Message through Multiple Copies with Errors – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNfp6M8kMDc
  11. A Defense of the Historicity of Jesus’ Divine Self-Understanding – Christian Apologetics Alliance: http://christianapologeticsalliance.com/2012/08/23/a-defense-of-the-historicit/
  12. Jumping Over the Evangelism Wall | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/jumping-over-the-evangelism-wall/
  13. The S.L.E.D. Test | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/w/the-s-l-e-d-test?inheritRedirect=true
  14. The Short Road to Irrelevance | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/christianity/church/the-short-road-to-irrelevance/
  15. America: A Christian or a Secularist Nation? – Wall Builders: https://wallbuilders.com/america-christian-secularist-nation/
  16. Contend for the Faith | Reformed Bible Studies & Devotionals at Ligonier.org: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/contend-faith/
  17. Why Do So Many Christians Dismiss Apologetics? | Sean McDowell: https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/why-do-so-many-christians-dismiss-apologetics
  18. Should Apologists Quote the Bible When Trying to Prove it? – Josh.org: https://www.josh.org/apologists-quote-bible/
  19. Why Socialism is Not Biblical: A Pastor’s View | The Stream: https://stream.org/why-socialism-is-not-biblical-idleman/
  20. Ben Affleck opens up about becoming a Christian later in life, finds beauty in Jesus’ message – The Christian Post: https://www.christianpost.com/news/ben-affleck-opens-up-about-becoming-a-christian-later-in-life-finds-beauty-in-jesus-message-235551/
  21. How Should I Parent My Non-Christian Teen? | Desiring God: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/how-should-i-parent-my-non-christian-teen
  22. New Report Examines Scientific Studies on Sexuality and Gender | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/new-report-examines-scientific-studies-on-sexuality-and-gender
  23. Do I need to be an apologist?: https://creation.com/apologist

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:28-30

Blessings to you all