mid-week apologetics booster (10-21-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

The main responsibility that parents have is to teach their children. It’s not the church; it’s not the school, it’s the parents. If you have a child at home, you are still as a parent, the most influential human being in that person’s life, even if you don’t think so. – Frank Turek

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Puzzling over evolution of language – From an evolutionary perspective, our speech and language development remains one of the longest-standing puzzles of science.1 Fossils are no help, as language and linguistic signals do not fossilize. So, working on the presumption that certain creatures are evolutionarily closer-related to us than others, evolutionists have long hunted for clues of language evolution in our closest relatives, the great apes.: https://creation.com/puzzling-evolution-language
  2. Answering Sixteen Objections to the Resurrection of Jesus THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2021/10/14/answering-sixteen-objections-to-the-resurrection-of-jesus-2/
  3. Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/atheism-is-inconsistent-with-the-scientific-method-prizewinning-physicist-says
  4. The Case for the Eyewitness Status of the Gospel Authors | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-case-for-the-eyewitness-status-of-the-gospel-authors/
  5. Person of Interest J Warner Wallace Reasoned Cases For Christ: https://bcooper.wordpress.com/2021/10/19/person-of-interest-j-warner-wallace/
  6. 15 Christian Apologetic Books You Should Read: https://justdisciple.com/apologetic-book/
  7. Horrifying New Sex Ed Standards Mean You Need to Get Your Kids Out of Public School Now: https://www.westernjournal.com/horrifying-new-sex-ed-standards-mean-need-get-kids-public-school-now/

Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.” Revelation 10:8-11

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-14-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

It is a mistake to ask, “what caused God?” Because, by definition, God is uncaused. God could not be “caused”, and still be God. Asking what caused God is essentially a nonsense question, namely “what caused the uncaused Creator of the universe?” – Evidence That Demands a Verdict

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Wintery Knight interviewed for the Apologetics 315 podcast | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/10/07/wintery-knight-interviewed-for-the-apologetics-315-podcast-2/
  2. For I Know the Plans I Have For You – Meaning of Jeremiah 29:11 and Context: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/the-beautiful-context-of-jeremiah-29-11-for-i-know-the-plans-i-have-for-you.html
  3. How Should We Respond to People Who Resist the Gospel? – YouTube – What can we do when we encounter people who seem immovably resistant to the message of the Gospel? What approach can we take with people who initially resist our efforts to share the truth? J. Warner Wallace answers these questions in a Q and A with Craig Etheredge at First Colleyville Church in Colleyville, Texas.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_j2dXPk0IQ
  4. Why Every Spiritual Seeker Should Start with Jesus – YouTube – Is there something unique about Jesus when compared to other alleged gods? Why do so many other world religions acknowledge Jesus in some way? Should people who are interested in the existence of God start with an investigation of Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbcOaM5huv8
  5. Why Rely on Religion in an Age of Science and Knowledge? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-rely-on-religion-in-an-age-of-science-and-knowledge/
  6. Reaching Gen Z – Brett Kunkle, Founder & President of MAVEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH1vuWgzDb4
  7. The Historical Adam Part 1: an Introduction – Analyzing William Lane Craig on Genesis | Biblical Science Institute: https://biblicalscienceinstitute.com/apologetics/the-historical-adam-part-1-an-introduction/
  8. The Historical Adam by William Lane Craig | First Things: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2021/10/the-historical-adam
  9. What Can Parents Do to Ensure Their Children Continue in the Faith? (#STR Ask Podcast – Greg Koukl and Amy Hall): https://subspla.sh/3g4bgn2
  10. Atheism: Why I converted to Christianity – YouTube – Robert Melnichuk interviews J. Warner Wallace. A former homicide detective and author of Cold Case Christianity.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtVP7N8mAQw
  11. If The Bible Is The Source Of Morality Why So Many Different Views Are held By Christians? – YouTube – at a Q&A, a person asks a great question about the moral doctrines found in the Bible.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S255oUyqXSE
  12. Memory and the Gospels – The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter – Critical scholars usually date Mark roughly forty years after Jesus’s public ministry. But some of the more skeptical scholars write as if very little would be remembered about Jesus after forty years.: https://worldviewbulletin.substack.com/p/memory-and-the-gospels
  13. How radiometric dating works – Media Center – creation.com – A layman’s explanation on how radiometric dating works, and where potential inaccuracies originate. Watch the full episode at: https://creation.com/cml7-15: https://creation.com/media-center/youtube/how-radiometric-dating-works
  14. New Smart Doorbell Will Argue With Jehovah’s Witnesses, LDS Missionaries For You | The Babylon Bee: https://babylonbee.com/news/new-smart-doorbell-will-argue-with-jehovahs-witnesses-for-you

Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief !” Mark 9:24

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-7-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

I was a stranger, an outcast, a slave, a rebel, but thy cross has brought me near, has softened my heart, has made me thy Fathers child, has admitted me to thy family, has made me joint-heir with thyself. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. What If We Lost Every Copy of the New Testament? An Invitation to Consider the Evidence… | Tim Challies: https://www.challies.com/sponsored/what-if-we-lost-every-copy-of-the-new-testament-an-invitation-to-consider-the-evidence/
  2. Do We See Complex Design in Mosquito Eggs? | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/do-we-see-complex-design-in-mosquito-eggs/
  3. I went on a date with a Christian woman who couldn’t defend the pro-life view | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/09/30/i-went-on-a-date-with-a-christian-woman-who-couldnt-defend-the-pro-life-view/
  4. Trans patient claims discrimination after hospital requires pregnancy test before surgery: https://www.christianpost.com/news/patient-claims-discrimination-over-hospital-pregnancy-test-policy.html
  5. Insect Wings Validate Engineering Models | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2021/10/studies-on-insect-wings-validate-engineering-models-for-adaptation/
  6. Ancient Shopping Lists Confirm Gods Word | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/archaeology/ancient-shopping-lists-confirm-gods-word/?utm_source=twitter-aig&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitter-aig
  7. What does it mean that it is appointed unto men once to die (Hebrews 9:27)? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/appointed-unto-men-once-to-die.html
  8. 9 Wrong Ways to Read the Bible (And One Better Way) | Crossway Articles: https://www.crossway.org/articles/9-wrong-ways-to-read-the-bible-and-one-better-way/

But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. Psalms 31:14-15

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (9-30-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Rejoice then, believer, in this: thou art accepted “in the beloved.” Thou lookest within, and thou sayest, “There is nothing acceptable here!” But look at Christ, and see if there is not everything acceptable there. Thy sins trouble thee; but God has cast thy sins behind his back, and thou art accepted in the Righteous One. Thou hast to fight with corruption, and to wrestle with temptation, but thou art already accepted in him who has overcome the powers of evil. – Charles Spurgeon

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Facing COVID-19 Without Fear | Grace Community Church – A statement from John MacArthur and the pastoral staff of Grace Community Church: https://www.gracechurch.org/news/posts/2254
  2. The Apostolic Fathers and the Deity of Christ | carm.org: https://carm.org/doctrine-and-theology/the-apostolic-fathers-and-the-deity-of-christ/
  3. Why Do We Call It Evil in the First Place? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-do-we-call-it-evil-in-the-first-place-2/
  4. 240K students switch to charter schools during pandemic: study: https://www.christianpost.com/news/240k-students-switch-to-charter-schools-during-pandemic-study.html
  5. Did Jesus claim to be God? Seeing Jesus’ divine self-identity in the gospels: https://carm.org/islam/did-jesus-actually-say-he-is-god/
  6. Evidence for Jesus from Non-canonical Gospels – by Chris Reese – The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter: https://worldviewbulletin.substack.com/p/evidence-for-jesus-from-noncanonical
  7. Heroes and villains | George’s Journal. Graham Staines was an Australian Christian missionary in India. In 1999 he and his two sons were burnt to death by Hindu fundamentalists alleging forced conversions. A mob of about 50 people, armed with axes and other implements, attacked a jeep while Staines and his sons were asleep inside, and set it alight, trapping them inside and burning them to death. A few days later, Grahams wife, Gladys, made a public statement forgiving the killers.: https://georgesjournal.net/2021/09/27/heroes-and-villains/
  8. Saturn’s Moons Continue to Challenge Secular Theorists | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/saturns-moons-continue-to-challenge/
  9. The KJV, modern Bibles, and what to do when words change in meaning: https://carm.org/king-james-onlyism/the-king-james-version-and-the-changing-use-of-words/
  10. An Afghan Christian on Suffering – Suffering sanctifies the church and separates the true believers from the false. Facing suffering, people with wrong intentions and motives will often run away. In the emerging Afghan church when persecution and hardship came, many thieves, spies, and liars left. Under persecution and hardship, some people stopped coming to the church.: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/afghan-christian-suffering/

When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? Job 21:6-7

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (9-23-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Grant that I may always weep to the praise of mercy found, and tell to others as long as I live, that thou art a sin-pardoning God, taking up the blasphemer and the ungodly, and washing them from their deepest stain. – Valley of Vision  

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Stephen C. Meyer lectures on intelligent design and the origin of life | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/09/18/stephen-c-meyer-lectures-on-intelligent-design-and-the-origin-of-life-10/
  2. Who wrote the Gospels and when?  Justin Brierley (Unbelievable) moderates a sit-down debate/conversation between Bart Ehrman vs Peter J Williams – YouTube – you can also watch the full debate at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZPPGvF_2I  it is ~ 1½ hours long, but this clip is 6 minutes long and gives you an idea of what the full debate has in store for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzU6EvEpc5g
  3. Were The Gospels Written By The Disciples Originally In Greek? – YouTube – The questioner can’t name the scholars and just started looking at the topic in question but he’s absolutely sure that the evidence falsifies what Frank is saying… : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOvl0SYh6Tw
  4. If God Knows Everything, How Did Moses Change God’s Mind? – YouTube – A student struggling with his beliefs questions why in the Bible, God appears to have an emotional reaction such as anger for the bad things he already knew people were going to do since He’s all-knowing? A student struggling with his beliefs questions why in the Bible, God appears to have an emotional reaction such as anger for the bad things he already knew people were going to do since He’s all-knowing?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=601ibFVlo08
  5. The Ontological Argument – YouTube – Animated video by Dr. Craig’s organization Reasonable Faith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBmAKCvWl74
  6. Was JESUS’ TOMB EMPTY? – YouTube. Mike Licona provides 3 primary evidences that Jesus’s tomb was empty: (1) The Jerusalem Factor; (2) the empty tomb is indirectly attested to by Jesus’s enemies; (3) the primary witnesses of the empty tomb are women, which is an unlikely invention given their status in the first century Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxdvbswIy78
  7. Dr. Walter Bradley lectures on scientific evidence the creation and design of the universe | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/09/20/dr-walter-bradley-lectures-on-scientific-evidence-the-creation-and-design-of-the-universe-3/
  8. The Importance Of The Bible – Dr. David Jeremiah – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBJnk28-T1w
  9. Why did Lot offer up his daughters to be gang raped? Why did God allow Lots daughters to later have sex with their father? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Lots-daughters.html

A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’ ” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. Luke 18:18-23

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 (9-2-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

What is the “fear of God”? Fear is the attitude of heart that seeks a right relationship to the fear source… If I fear the future, I save and prepare. If I fear the dentist, I brush and floss. If I fear God, I submit! – James MacDonald

 To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. New study: nearly half of millennials reject monogamy | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/08/28/new-study-nearly-half-of-millenials-reject-monogamy-3/
  2. Information Enigma: Where does information come from? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-FcnLsF1g
  3. Be Grateful for the Intelligent Design of Your Eyes – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kboUBQnMP8w
  4. The Forbidden Chapter: Isaiah 53 in the Hebrew Bible – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGz9BVJ_k6s
  5. Water, Ultimate Giver of Life, Points to Intelligent Design – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2i0g1sL-X4
  6. Errors in the Bible? Frank Turek Q&A – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB18or8bJ10
  7. How Do We Understand and Reach Gen Zers? A Conversation with Jonathan Morrow – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xHX6Rz_oe8
  8. Reasons to Believe — Craig Evans — Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence — Aug 11, 2019 – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpedNxgtJRU
  9. Behe & Meyer Destroy Challenge to Flagellum Motor – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4uJ6y5Y29g
  10. Author Douglas Axe presents his book “Undeniable” – A remarkable thing about evolutionary theory is the way it demands that we deny our intuition at almost every step. Evolutionists then assure us that the science is all figured out, so we needn’t trouble our silly heads about the relevant biology. In his new book, Douglas Axe of Biologic Institute turns this standard assurance on its head. In Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed (HarperOne 2016), Dr. Axe restores the place of intuition alongside intellect in considering the question of life’s origins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC9Hx3WpsCk
  11. The Kalam Cosmological Argument – Part 2: Philosophical – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vybNvc6mxMo
  12. What is the Most Common Objection to Christianity? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oCSTZOUWKg

Revive us, and we will call on your name. Psalms 80:18b

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (8-26-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. So says Carl Sagan. And I would add evidence that can be observed and repeated in experiments. Claims by Darwinian and Neo-Darwinian evolutionists are extraordinary claims; claims that organisms and systems that are so vastly complex – much more complex than anything man has ever been able to design and build – could arise via random means (e.g. via natural selection acting on random information gaining mutations).

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. How I Got into Apologetics (And How You Can Too!) – Cross Examined: https://crossexamined.org/how-i-got-into-apologetics-and-how-you-can-too/
  2. What is a human being? | WORLD – Matthew Connally: https://wng.org/roundups/what-is-a-human-being-1618613523
  3. Who is the Author of scientific truth? | WORLD: https://wng.org/roundups/who-is-the-author-of-scientific-truth-1624108585
  4. What is infinity? | WORLD: https://wng.org/roundups/materialism-101-what-is-infinity-1628946910
  5. Faster than Light? – Did the V838 Monocerotis explode faster than light? creation.com: https://creation.com/faster-than-light
  6. How to share the gospel to Hindus effectively | carm.org: https://carm.org/hinduism/how-to-share-the-gospel-to-hindus/
  7. Do Killer Whales Destroy Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution? A Biologist Answers – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=591IqiNMd1k
  8. Progressive & Conservative Christianity: Different Faiths? A Discussion between Dr. Sean McDowell & Dr. George Yancey – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoTim3-j7d8
  9. The basic building blocks in the origin of life: https://youtu.be/MFtnwriQRi8
  10. What does Colossians 3:23 mean?: https://www.bibleref.com/Colossians/3/Colossians-3-23.html
  11. Debunking Flat-Earth Claims Part 3 | Biblical Science Institute: https://biblicalscienceinstitute.com/refuting-the-critics/debunking-flat-earth-claims-part-3/
  12. Jordan B. Peterson’s YouTube account locked during biblical lecture series: ‘No explanation’ – Washington Times: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/1/jordan-b-petersons-youtube-account-locked-during-b/

We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored! 1 Corinthians 4:10

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (8-19-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

In times of persecution by ungodly men we are peculiarly liable to speak hastily, or evasively, and therefore we should be specially anxious to be preserved in that direction from every form of sin. – Charles Spurgeon

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Why would God have to die to save people from Himself? | carm.org: https://carm.org/evidence-and-answers/why-would-god-have-to-die-to-save-people-from-himself/
  2. Are Atheists Smarter or Simply More Self-Reliant and Self-Indulgent? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/are-atheists-smarter-or-simply-more-self-reliant-and-self-indulgent/
  3. What do Buddhists believe about morality? | carm.org: https://carm.org/buddhism/morality-in-buddhism-buddhists/?highlight=buddha
  4. William Lane Craig debates atheist Lawrence Krauss: Does God Exist? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/08/14/william-lane-craig-debates-atheist-lawrence-krauss-does-god-exist-5/
  5. The Books that Shaped Us (Part 1) – by Chris Reese – The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter: https://worldviewbulletin.substack.com/p/the-books-that-shaped-us-part-1
  6. Eternal Life By Works: The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Salvation: https://carm.org/roman-catholicism/the-ccc-paragraphs-2010-2027-2068-and-gaining-eternal-life-by-works/
  7. Is it wrong for a Christian to be depressed? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-depressed.html
  8. Why Did Israel Split into Two Kingdoms? | Bible Study Ministry: https://biblestudyministry.com/israel-split-kingdoms/
  9. Dialogue, Discussion, Debate Many of us know, but might not actualize, the fact that discussion, dialogue, and debate are three different modes of communication (not apologetics, but interesting distinction none-the-less): https://utlc.uncg.edu/teaching/diversity-equity-and-inclusion__trashed/dialoguediscussiondebate/

I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes. Psalms 119:146

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (8-12-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Jesus argued with the Pharisees all the time. Even His enemies reported that “no man speaks as this man speaks.” If Jesus merely relied on the power of God and the particulars of His speech were inconsequential, if His mind and intellect and cleverness didn’t enter into it, then why don’t we behold unimpressive, muddled, uncompelling words in His discourses? No, it was quite the opposite. When we look further in the New Testament we see heated and intense disputation– polemic, argumentation–at the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15. We see Paul going after Peter hammer and tongs in Galatians 2:11. You can immediately see the problem with any interpretation of a verse to the effect that one must not use reason and rationality in the proclamation of the Gospel. Such a person runs smack into an army of counterexamples from the Scripture itself. – Greg Koukl

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Was the Deity of Christ A Legendary Development? – Cross Examined: https://crossexamined.org/was-the-deity-of-christ-a-legendary-development/
  2. Students Love Answers More Than the Church Loves Answers | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/students-love-answers-more-than-the-church-loves-answers/
  3. Janet Parshall Interviews Stephen Meyer about Return of the God Hypothesis | Stephen C. Meyer: https://stephencmeyer.org/2021/04/28/janet-parshall-interviews-stephen-meyer-about-return-of-the-god-hypothesis/
  4. 7 Legit Reasons Why So Many Kids are Bored by Church – Cross Examined: https://crossexamined.org/7-legit-reasons-why-so-many-kids-are-bored-by-church/
  5. Unbelievable? Is Luke’s Description of Quirinius Historically Inaccurate? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/unbelievable-is-lukes-description-of-quirinius-historically-inaccurate/
  6. The Historical Facts Argument for the Resurrection – Dr. Gary Habermas – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8fKZ9QyHH4
  7. Atheist Changes Mind With THIS Info – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU7mEYNGfIk
  8. How Can We Help People Who Don’t Trust the Reliability of the New Testament? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_z423WR7IE
  9. Why Would A Loving God Create A Place Like Hell? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-would-a-loving-god-create-a-place-like-hell/
  10. Mark Zuckerberg Is Planting The First Church Of The Metaverse: https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/06/mark-zuckerberg-is-planting-the-first-church-of-the-metaverse/#.YRLAGjiNjaw.twitter
  11. Did the Apostles Lie So They Could Die as Martyrs? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/did-the-apostles-lie-so-they-could-die-as-martyrs-repost/
  12. The Unexpected Apologist Think Divinely: https://thinkdivinely.com/the-unexpected-apologist/
  13. Physics professor: Chance of life originating on its own by natural processes is zero | The College Fix: https://www.thecollegefix.com/physics-professor-chance-of-life-originating-on-its-own-by-natural-processes-is-zero/

Does he not see my ways and count my every step? Job 31:4

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 (7-29-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

THOU INCOMPREHENSIBLE BUT PRAYER-HEARING GOD, Known, but beyond knowledge, revealed, but unrevealed, my wants and welfare draw me to thee. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. 5 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Should Learn How to Answer – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETyzqrM3tB8
  2. Responding to Catholic Apologists on Purgatory – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzVzn8h7jnM
  3. The Resurrection Witness of Half-Frantic Women: The Significance of the Women Witnesses Confidence in Christ: https://confidenceinchrist.net/2021/04/15/the-resurrection-witness-of-half-frantic-women-the-significance-of-the-women-witnesses/
  4. Using the Kalaam Argument Correctly | Strange Notions: https://strangenotions.com/using-the-kalaam-argument-correctly/
  5. The Jellyfish with a Broad Reach Creation Moments: https://creationmoments.com/sermons/the-jellyfish-with-a-broad-reach-2/?mc_cid=423df30e6b&mc_eid=29f98ca00d
  6. Are Christians the New Extremists? Yes, and That’s Okay.: https://natashacrain.com/are-christians-the-new-extremists-yes-and-thats-okay/

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.John 8:34-36

Blessings to you all

Conversation with an Atheist on a Local Facebook Post Comments Thread

Someone posed the following question on a local Facebook group for our community:

“If you could ask God any one question and you knew He’d give you an answer right now, what would you ask?“

What follows is one of many conversations that occurred in the comments for this post:

Him:  You know you were created in man’s own image, don’t you?

Me:  There are people who “create” a god of their own liking in their mind – so in that sense, some do what you’re saying, but that is idolatry. God has indeed revealed who He is – we didn’t “create” him in our image. He created all that we see and there is good evidence for His existence. If you’ve not heard of any of this evidence, I can share it with you.

Him:   No thank you. I have thoughtfully weighed the evidence and reached a conclusion. If you want to change my mind, pray over an amputee to regrow a limb. If it grows back, you win.

Me:  Hi <his name>, I appreciate that you have thoughtfully weighed the evidence and reached a conclusion. Your comment about God healing amputees is certainly a difficult one. I can’t get inside the mind of God. However I can evaluate evidence that he exists and designed life. If you’re interested in some additional evidence, and maybe a different perspective, you may want to check out this book which I and other former skeptics have found useful. https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc… (Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists)

Him:  My investigation into the matter is closed, save for the amputee or equivalent scenario playing out. Fun fact: It was the world religion classes I took at a Catholic University that exposed the fallacy of the worship of deities and the irrationality of selection, which usually a matter of indoctrination than evaluation. If the illusion provides you comfort and fellowship, I understand that element of faith but the premise can only be accepted through faith, not proof.

Me:  in my case, it wasn’t indoctrination. I was a skeptic for most of my life, I didn’t grow up in the church, I am an adult convert, and entered with my eyes wide open. I am convinced that Christianity is true (beyond a reasonable doubt), by reason of several lines of evidence and philosophical arguments (not blind faith). My reading when I was a skeptic consisted of Sigmund Freud, Frederick Nietzsche, BF Skinner and other philosophers and psychologists. I’m familiar with the arguments of the new atheists, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, Richard Carrier, Bart Ehrman and others. What I hear you saying is that you have your mind made up, and you’re unwilling to consider any additional evidence. You seem to be stuck by the question of, if there is a loving God who’s all powerful and all knowing, why wouldn’t he heal amputees. I’m not claiming to have a good answer for that However, if Christianity is true, and God created the universe and everything in it, then he is extremely powerful and intelligent and has a vast amount more knowledge and context than I possess. Therefore, I would not consider myself qualified to question his judgment on matters where I don’t have all of the information necessary to make a proper decision. I know that answer won’t be satisfying to you, however the amputee issue does not make all of the other lines of evidence that God does exist disappear. I hope you’re not basing your final decision on information you heard at a world religions class in a Catholic University. None of the best minds in Christianity that I know of teach a world religions class at a Catholic University. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with a Catholic University or a world religions class. I’m simply saying that before dismissing a worldview held by billions of people, it may be a good approach to take an assessment of the best proponents of that worldview, people such as, William Lane Craig, JP Moreland, Steven C. Meyer, and others. Ultimately, it is your choice of course, but if you haven’t considered any of the aforementioned names, then I would contend that you haven’t heard the best arguments in favor of Christian theism. If you are willing, you could start with one of the many YouTube debates involving William Lane Craig. Have a great day <his name>!

Him:  It’s not important enough to me explore it further. As an atheist, I have everything to live for and nothing to die for. I’m too busy enjoying life to concern myself with the greatest manipulative tool mankind ever created: the promise of an afterlife IF and only IF you follow a particular, and ever-evolving set of rules. Thanks for the chat, that’s my last comment on the subject.

Me:   ok, nice chatting with you!

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

Conversation with a Skeptic on a Local Facebook Group Comments Thread

Someone posed the following question on a local Facebook group for our community:

If you could ask God any one question and you knew He’d give you an answer right now, what would you ask?

What follows is one of many conversations that occurred in the comments for this post:

Her:  Who created you?

Me: https://www.gotquestions.org/who-created-God.html

Her:  how many angels fit on the head of a pin?

Me:  I doubt this hypothetical question is of sincere interest to you, so, I will leave it alone

Her:   yes, philosophy and religion are extremely interesting and collide in all kinds of pithy ways. Religion has many positive social structures and fills some peoples’ needs for making order out of what they perceive as disorder. It’s all interesting to discuss if you can move beyond the trite.

Me:   Yes, Christianity has contributed greatly to many essential areas of society (e.g. origin of hospitals, many Christian scientists such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Pasteur, institutions of higher learning such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford had Christian beginnings and many other things). I agree that following Christian teachings has benefits for people in terms of stable families and moral behavior. But that’s not the main point. As C.S. Lewis stated, “Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” So, if it is not true, I might as well be golfing on Sunday mornings   And yes, I strive to “move beyond the trite”. I like to concern myself with things that matter (eternally), and think that we all should do likewise. I think many (including my pre-conversion self) are more concerned about planning the next vacation or retirement than thinking about what will happen when they die. I’m open to a dialogue on these topics that really matter. Have a great day!

Her:   why be concerned about what will happen when you die? If you’re a believer, you should have no concern at all about what happens. Plan that vacation and go play golf on Sunday. 

Me:   I personally am not concerned (or “worried”) about what will happen when I die. That issue was settled for me when I became a Christian, so yes you’re right – I have no concern, I’m confident about my eternal destination. Rather, what I was referring to were those people who have not yet made that decision. I, myself, am an adult convert. I didn’t grow up in the church, but became a Christian well into adulthood, being married with children. So, I was relying on my own experience, describing what my priorities were “pre-conversion”. I was there at one point in my life and am not claiming any superiority of those who’ve not made that decision yet. I’m just one beggar trying to tell another beggar where I’ve found food!

Her:  people will always question and challenge the things they can’t see and know. That’s a part of both religion and philosophy, and all good.

Then, on another question in the same FB thread, the same person replied to my answer to this question:

How did life originate?

Me:  The evidence suggests that abiogenesis (the theory that life originated from non-living material [non-life]) is highly improbable. According to Stephen Meyer, the odds of getting a functional protein of 150 amino acids by chance is no better than 1 in 10 to the 164th power. Now consider that there are 10 to the 80th power elementary particles in the entire universe. So, life could not have originated “on it’s own”. Life shows many evidences of design, therefore the most reasonable conclusion is that life was originated by an intelligent designer, who we call God.

Her:  well, the odds of life being created by ‘god’ are even less! I’d like to see your statistics about that for comparison.

Me:   Design requires a designer. Life is obviously designed. DNA is more sophisticated than any programming language that human beings have created. Creation requires a creator:

1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause

2. The universe began to exist

3. Therefore the universe has a cause.

This syllogism is known as the Kalam Cosmological argument for God’s existence.

The universe didn’t “pop out of nothing”. The effect (the universe) tells us something about the cause.

The bottom line is this: Since there was an absolute beginning to space, time and matter, it’s reasonable to conclude that the cause of the universe must be spaceless, timeless and immaterial. This cause must also be personal in order to choose to create, intelligent to create such a fine-tuned universe, and powerful to create out of nothing. A spaceless, timeless, immaterial, personal, intelligent, powerful Being is exactly what theists call “God”.

Her:   keep thinking! We know very little and eventually you can find calm in that

Me:  sorry, but I will have to respectfully disagree. We know many things, according to the same standard of proof in our legal system, “beyond a reasonable doubt”. I don’t find calm in not knowing, but rather in trusting in God who I have good reasons to believe exists. Again, I will quote C.S. Lewis, who I believe is very helpful here: “Christ never meant that we were to remain children in intelligence: on the contrary. He told us to be not only ‘as harmless as doves’, but also ‘as wise as serpents’. He wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim. The fact that you are giving money to a charity does not mean that you need not try to find out whether that charity is a fraud or not. The fact that what you are thinking about is God Himself (for example, when you are praying) does not mean that you can be content with the same babyish ideas which you had when you were a five-year-old. It is, of course, quite true that God will not love you any the less, or have less use for you, if you happen to have been born with a very second-rate brain. He has room for people with very little sense, but He wants everyone to use what sense they have. “. Have a great day and I urge you to think deeply about the things I’ve said in our interactions in this excellent thread!

Her:  excellent! Yes, I hope you find peace and comfort in the unknown. Scientifically and intellectually speaking, we ‘know’ virtually nothing at all. That makes life exciting! And full of experiences of all kinds. You don’t even know what your brain is going to be thinking about 20 minutes from now. Life is a grand adventure.

Me:  you say “Scientifically and intellectually speaking, we know virtually nothing at all”. I would like to respectfully point out something about it by asking you a question… Is that something you claim to “know”?

Her:  yes, I definitely know that I know almost nothing, compared to what there is to learn and ‘know.’ And, what is known by others is vast, but almost nothing compared to what we would like to know.

Me:  so, you must be aware that your statement is what is called a “self-refuting statement”. It is a statement that doesn’t live up to its own standard. It would be like saying I can’t speak a single word in the English language, yet using English to communicate that idea. Self-refuting statements cannot possibly be true.

Her:   lol, keep thinking! You are a reader and learn from others, and adopt others’ ideas that ring true to you. That’s super interesting. We use what we ‘know’ to try to understand what we don’t ‘know.’ Makes sense to us within the confines of so little knowledge.

Conversation with Muslim on a local Facebook group comments thread

Someone posed the following question on a local Facebook group for our community:

If you could ask God any one question and you knew He’d give you an answer right now, what would you ask?

What follows is one of many conversations that occurred in the comments for this post:

Her:  Where and how, did racial supremacy and arrogance start?

Me:  It’s called sin. God allows this now, but will be dealt with at Judgment Day…

Her:  my question though, is not whether God allows it or not. He certainly DOES NOT APPROVE OF IT. There is NOTHING godly about it at all! When you make that statement, it sounds a bit irresponsible. Also my question, is what are the origins of it?

Me:  the origins of it are evil and sin in the human heart. The Bible says, the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure, who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9. All have sinned in fall short of the glory of God. Each one has different types of sins that they commit, for some it’s lying, for some its selfishness, for some it’s racism, arrogance, etc. However God will judge all sin, no matter what type.

Her:  I can get you plenty of Holy Quran verses, which say that it started when Iblis or who the Christians call Lucifer, refused to bow in greeting to Adam. The reason being that this entity, was one of the jinn, made of fire, according to Muslims and according to the Christians he is a fallen angel made of light. Either way, he thought he was superior to Adam, who was made of clay or earth. But now I would like the specific human instance where racial supremacy first started.

Me:   Well, I don’t know if it’s the first instance, but the Pharaoh of Egypt enslaved millions of Hebrews (under Moses – Read the first part of the book of Exodus) and treated them very harshly. He only finally let them go after God brought the series of plagues and other disasters upon him and his people. But it is said that Pharaoh “hardened his heart”. I believe that what was going on there was a form of racism or ethnic persecution. I will say this, the Bible does speak about all races and classes of people being equal. Galatians 3:28 says “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. So, the ground is level at the foot of the cross. Additionally, yes, I do agree that Satan was the instigator of the initial sin that came into the world, when he caused Eve to question God’s Word and His goodness. It is said of Satan in Isaiah chapter 14 that his sin was pride and that he wanted to be higher than God, which is why God cast him down and he took with him a third of all the angels, which you called “Jin”. I had many conversations over a period of about a year with a Muslim friend of mine who is a Sunni Muslim. It was a really good time and we sparred back and forth about the various aspects of the Quran, and the Bible, and Jesus, etc. He gave me a copy of the Quran, which I already had in Kindle on my phone, and I gave him a study Bible. Neither one of us convinced the other one, but it was always an enjoyable, respectful and invigorating conversation. I continue to pray that he would see the biblical Jesus and receive Him as Lord and Savior of his life. I truly believe that all religions can have productive dialogue without hatred violence or discord.

Her:  I really like your comment here, but if I have to be completely honest, this idea of Eve being the one to be blamed for the original sin is simply NOT in Islam. My personal belief is that it is erroneous, because it is not written in the Holy Quran like this AT ALL. It is both who sinned. This belief has caused A LOT of misogyny in the world and even in Western nations, I see this cruel misogyny that rivals or even tops the most uneducated nations. It has caused a lot of sadness and heartache. I simply do not believe it, which is why ,I simply cannot accept Christianity….and why only Christianity , I also can’t accept Judaism . But of course to each their own 

Me:   to be clear, in Christianity, Eve is not the one blamed for original sin. Romans 5:12 says that sin entered the world through one man, and that man was Adam. It doesn’t say that sin entered the world through Eve. Eve was the first one to eat the fruit which God commanded not to eat, but Adam participated with her. It was a joint error. Therefore, it is not a valid reason to reject Christianity. Christianity stands or falls on three things: The deity, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. If those three things are true, Christianity is true if any of them can be proved false, then Christianity falls apart.

Her:  I would need to read the Bible. But I have many reasons for not accepting the Judeo -Christian tradition. That is certainly my choice. I am not obligated to accept this tradition at all. I have friends from both faiths though.  Whatever you are telling me here, about who ate the apple first, sounds …not quite right to me. Anyway, if you believe it, then this is your choice.

Me:   sure, it would be good for you to read the Bible, Sura 5:47 even says “let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allaah has revealed therein”. Yes, it is certainly your choice what to believe. Christians attempt to persuade others Christianity is true, but we don’t force people. And thankfully, our country was founded with freedom of religion. Good to hear you have friends of both faiths

Her:  great, have a good day!

Me:  thanks! You too! Nice talking to you.

Another person chiming in: thank you both for having an open and respectful dialogue. Either which way… you guys both rock!!

Her: awww, thank you You are so sweet. (my name) seems like a gentleman, I think I am too blunt, I apologize if I have hurt anyone. Also, I would like to let (my name) know that the place my parents came from, India, also has almost every religion, it was founded on freedom of religion, so even though it is majority Hindu, there are plenty of Muslims and also Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Zoroastrians, Buddhists and even Jews …also many Muslim nations too, like Palestine, Syria, Egypt and Iran do have freedom of religion! There are plenty of happy Christians living in those places as well as other faiths and Iran has THE highest Jewish population in the Middle East, aside from Israel and they are VERY happy living there! But the media often paints another very sad picture. Iraq too, used to be like this, but then first Saddam Hussain, then our invasion of the place and then the formation of ISIS/ISIL (due to a variety of sinister factors) really messed things up and that terror spread into Syria as well. It is very sad and if I talk about it too much it could get controversial, as this is a local group. Anyway, love and prayer for you both

Me:   don’t worry, I don’t get hurt over things like this. Nothing you said was offensive or hurtful – I promise you. I’m told in the Bible to contend earnestly for the faith (Jude 1:3), but yet leave the results to God (1 Corinthians 3:6). Most of my adult life in college and work, I have spent with people from India, Iran, China, Japan, Ecuador, Mexico, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and many other places and many other faiths, so in a sense, at my place of employment, I’ve been a minority for many years – the only native born American and only Christian in my department. I appreciate hearing about the cultures and ways of life from all these different locations, and I continue to share my faith with them all. Again, I would like to thank you for the respectful conversation and would also like to mention that you’re free to come join us at Bridgeway Community Church (24th Street & Liberty Lane), I’m sure you will find all the people there friendly. By the way, thank you for the kind words. Additionally, (to the other person), thanks for chiming in to give your 2 cents! Have a great father’s day with any fathers in your lives!

mid-week apologetics booster (7-15-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

If there were no Trinity, there could be no Incarnation, no objective Redemption, and therefore no salvation; for there would be no one capable of acting as mediator between God and man. – Unnamed Theologian quoted in “2002 Surprising Things About God and the Bible”

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – YouTube – Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design? Has Darwinism really failed? Peter Robinson discusses it with David Berlinski, David Gelernter, and Stephen Meyer, who have raised doubts about Darwin’s theory in their two books and essay, respectively The Deniable Darwin, Darwin’s Doubt, and Giving Up Darwin (published in the Claremont Review of Books).: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noj4phMT9OE
  2. Inoculating the Masses: What in the world is Critical Race Theory? Women in Apologetics: https://womeninapologetics.com/inoculating-the-masses-what-in-the-world-is-critical-race-theory/
  3. Render to God – It’s time to make a shift. Blending into the world around us is no longer an option for the church. The culture rejects the Christian worldview and won’t be appeased by anything short of total ideological surrender, so it’s time for us to get counter-cultural.: https://www.str.org/w/render-to-god
  4. Religious Faith Is Not Inherently Blind Bread & Fish: https://breadnfishcom.wordpress.com/2021/06/22/no-blind-faith-here/
  5. How An Atheist Scholar Misleads Millions Of People – YouTube – (I think everyone should listen to this) Bart Ehrman has convinced more people to reject the Christian faith than almost anyone alive today. But he has done so largely through being very misleading. I’m going to provide some solid examples of this as it relates to the crucifixion of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark because I think there is a lot of benefit in dealing with misleading claims about the Bible. I’m doing a lot of apologetics related stuff here at the end of this series on the Gospel of Mark and I hope you find it faith building and inspiring!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ne3ndnVQk
  6. What does the Bible say about saving for retirement? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/saving-for-retirement.html
  7. How are we to live our lives in light of Christs return? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/live-lives-Christ-return.html
  8. Here’s the question: Does faith save you? To help you think carefully about the answer, let me suggest an illustration. Pretend for a moment that you are a diabetic on the verge of diabetic coma. Pretend also that I present you with a hypodermic syringe and a small vial that I said was insulin. Would you trust me to give you an injection to save your life? I think you already see the thrust of illustration. my First, you know (or at least have heard) that the Bible teaches salvation by faith. Second, the illustration shows a clear contrast between mere belief and active trust the point I’ve just been making). You already believe that insulin can give you relief. But you remain in danger until you take a step of faith and actively entrust yourself to my care. So I suspect you would take me up on my offer. If you did, however, you would be dead. Here’s why: All the sincerity of your childlike trust could not change the fact that the vial in my illustration does not really contain insulin, only saline. You had genuine faith, to be sure- fiducia, trust, belief in action. But you would be dead, nonetheless.: https://www.str.org/w/truth-is-a-strange-sort-of-fiction-the-postmodern-turn-part-2
  9. Centuries after Christ: Was the New Testament written long after Jesus?: https://carm.org/the-bible/was-the-new-testament-written-hundreds-of-years-after-christ/

“You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written: ” ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.” “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “today–yes, tonight–before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times.” But Peter insisted emphatically, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the others said the same. – Mark 14:27-31

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 (7-1-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

In high school and college Christian teenagers are intellectually assaulted with every manner of non-Christian worldview coupled with an overwhelming relativism. If parents are not intellectually engaged with their faith and do not have sound arguments for Christian theism and good answers to their children’s questions, then we are in real danger of losing our youth. It’s no longer enough to teach our children simply Bible stories; they need doctrine and apologetics. It’s hard to understand how people today can risk parenthood without having studied apologetics.

William Lane Craig

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. A Reply to Bart Ehrman’s Defense of Jesus, Interrupted on the MythVision Podcast: https://crossexamined.org/a-reply-to-bart-ehrmans-defense-of-jesus-interrupted-on-the-mythvision-podcast/
  2. The Fossils Still Say No: Global Flood Solves Permian Perplexities | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/the-fossils-still-say-no-global-flood-permian/
  3. The First Question to Ask of an Ancient Holy Book: Is It Ancient? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-first-question-to-ask-of-an-ancient-holy-book-is-it-ancient/
  4. The Scientific Kalam Cosmological Argument | Popular Writings | Reasonable Faith In this lecture at Georgia Tech Dr. Craig focuses on the scientific evidence for the premises of the Kalam cosmological argument for a Personal Creator of the universe. The source of this argument is from al-Ghazali, a medieval Muslim theologian from the 12th century who lived in Persia, or modern day Iran: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/writings/popular-writings/science-theology/the-scientific-kalam-cosmological-argument/
  5. Why is there Something Rather Than Nothing? – The first question that should rightly be asked is, Why is there something rather than nothing?’: https://reasonabletheology.org/why-is-there-something-rather-than-nothing-leibniz-contingency-argument/
  6. The Gilgamesh Epic – A problem for the flood? Rational Faith: https://rationalfaith.com/2021/06/the-gilgamesh-epic-a-problem-for-the-flood/
  7. On the Origin of Articles | Biblical Science Institute: https://biblicalscienceinstitute.com/apologetics/on-the-origin-of-articles/
  8. Did Josephus Write About Jesus, Or Was It Entirely A Forgery?: https://thereforegodexists.com/did-josephus-write-about-jesus-or-was-it-entirely-a-forgery/
  9. Science Confirms Biblical Creation – Dr. Jason Lisle – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qjrTSra0pQ
  10. Is the Jesus Story Stupid and the Resurrection Totally Mythical? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h58RvduPnac
  11. Where is God in the midst of suffering? Frank Turek – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u8L3VSnsTk
  12. How do we help kids who doubt their faith? Let’s ask a skeptic! – Dr. Sean McDowell YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2_m0YX21YI
  13. Did James, the Brother of Jesus, Die as a Martyr? | Sean McDowell: https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/did-james-the-brother-of-jesus-die-as-a-martyr
  14. Does Secular Historian Josephus Give Historical Corroboration to the New Testament? | Thomistic Bent – 20.9.1: https://humblesmith.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/does-secular-historian-josephus-give-historical-corroboration-to-the-new-testament/
  15. Why It’s Important to Inoculate (Rather Than Isolate) Our Young People | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-its-important-to-inoculate-rather-than-isolate-our-young-people/
  16. Really Interesting Theological Discussion Ruined By Someone Pulling Out A Bible Verse | The Babylon Bee: https://babylonbee.com/news/really-interesting-theological-discussion-ruined-by-someone-pulling-out-a-bible-verse
  17. Atheist Myths and Scientism Probe Ministries: https://probe.org/atheist-myths-and-scientism/
  18. Johns Gospel May Have Been Last, But It Wasn’t Late | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/johns-gospel-may-have-been-last-but-it-wasnt-late/

When David finished saying this, Saul asked, “Is that your voice, David my son?” And he wept aloud. “You are more righteous than I,” he said. “You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly. You have just now told me of the good you did to me; the LORD delivered me into your hands, but you did not kill me. When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the LORD reward you well for the way you treated me today. I know that you will surely be king and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands. Now swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father’s family. ” So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold. 1 Samuel 24:16-22

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-24-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

This is no time to think of safety. I must take care that the gospel is not brought into contempt by our fear of confessing it, or our fear of sealing it with our blood. – Martin Luther, resolving to go to the Diet of Worms


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Michael Behe and Keith Fox debate theistic evolution vs intelligent design | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/06/16/michael-behe-and-keith-fox-debate-theistic-evolution-vs-intelligent-design-10/
  2. Is Jesus the Only Way?: A Look at Religious Pluralism/Exclusivism and Inclusivism THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2021/06/17/is-jesus-the-only-way-a-look-at-religious-pluralism-exclusivism-and-inclusivism/
  3. 7th Grader Argues The Case for Christianity – Blows the Doors Off Jesus Skeptics: https://faithit.com/7th-grader-makes-case-christianity/
  4. Disney+ Hosting LGBTQ Pride Concert Aimed at Children, Starring Drag Queen Nina West: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/06/17/disney-hosting-lgbtq-pride-concert-aimed-at-children-starring-drag-queen-nina-west/
  5. Why Making a Case for the Bible Is More Important Than Arguing About Politics | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-making-a-case-for-the-bible-is-more-important-than-arguing-about-politics/
  6. Why do men have nipples? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/why-do-men-have-nipples.html
  7. Peter Borger interview – creation.com: https://creation.com/peter-borger-interview
  8. Intelligent Design and Evolution – Frank Turek lecture – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpRPTYVi5nY
  9. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford Once Christian? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/christianity/harvard-yale-princeton-oxford-once-christian/
  10. Dr. Nabeel Qureshi- Did Jesus really rise from the dead? | Take Up Our Cross: https://takeupourcross.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/dr-nabeel-qureshi-did-jesus-really-rise-from-the-dead/
  11. Gods Hiddenness Is Intended to Provoke Us | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/gods-hiddenness-is-intended-to-provoke-us/
  12. Peter J. Williams debates Bart Ehrman on his book Misquoting Jesus | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/06/21/peter-j-williams-debates-bart-ehrman-on-his-book-misquoting-jesus-3/
  13. Rapid Response: The Gospels Are Unreliable | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/rapid-response-the-gospels-are-unreliable/
  14. Can We Investigate the Universe Like A Crime Scene? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/can-we-investigate-the-universe-like-a-crime-scene/

Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. Proverbs 14:10

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-17-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Think about Genesis 18 again, where God appeared to Abraham. This clearly teaches that God can come to earth in human form for a period of time if he wants to. If he could do this for a few hours, in a temporary human form, could he do it for a few years, in permanent human form? Of course. This is called the incarnation – God coming down to earth in the person of his Son. When we recognize the Son as the exact representation of God, yet God himself, then we can explain how God remained the Lord in heaven while also appearing as the Lord on earth in Genesis 18. – Dr. Michael Brown (quoted in “The Case for the Real Jesus”)

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Atheisms Burden of Proof – Atheists claim they have nothing to prove. They simply lack a belief in God, which means they don’t shoulder a burden of proof. After all, no one needs to prove why they don’t believe in Santa Claus. Only the person who posits that Santa Claus (or some other being) exists is responsible for giving evidence for their view. Atheists, allegedly, can sit back and watch Christians and other theists struggle to defend their belief….: https://www.str.org/w/atheism-s-burden-of-proof
  2. Cruella – Being bad has rarely looked so good. Therein lies this Disney reboots charm and its problems. Though it stays well within its PG-13 rating fence and doesn’t have that many overt content issues, Cruella is all style, little substance – all glam, no mass. Fitting it should revolve around the world of fashion, given that the film itself is sequin deep. Plugged In: https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/cruella-2021/
  3. Rapid Response: God Is Not Needed to Explain the Fine-Tuning of the Universe | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/rapid-response-god-is-not-needed-to-explain-the-fine-tuning-of-the-universe/
  4. Lava Flows Disqualify Lake Spillover Canyon Theory | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/lava-flows-disqualify-lake-spillover-canyon-theory/
  5. The World’s Most Amazing Camera: Part 6 Variations on a Theme | Biblical Science Institute: https://biblicalscienceinstitute.com/origins/the-worlds-most-amazing-camera-part-6-variations-on-a-theme/
  6. Am I unloving for not affirming same sex behavior (Frank Turkek Q&A)? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438wl_11aJ0
  7. Dr. William Lane Craig – Do Different Atonement Motifs Complement One Another? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzlfJWnUJ-g
  8. No Free Lunch for Evolution – Molecular biologist Douglas Axe explains how there is “no free lunch” when it comes to explaining the development of life. This talk is from Axe’s online course, “Douglas Axe Investigates Molecular Biology and Intelligent Design” – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0VJkQHC7zA
  9. What About Other Religions? | Nabeel Quareshi – REBOOT //London 2015 – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzByh4ix_K4
  10. Evolution’s Divide Is Creation’s Opportunity | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/evolution-divide-creation-opportunity/
  11. The Two Paths of Life (the narrow way and the broad way) Dr. Charles Stanley – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RXPIV21gH8
  12. Fooling the Prophet with the Kinderhook Plates – According to the account, Wiley and others, found a skeleton about six feet from the surface of the earth, which must have stood nine feet high. The plates were found on the breast of the skeleton and were covered on both sides with ancient characters. The plates were then given to Joseph Smith to translate. Though he was described as a respectable merchant (p. 374), Smith was unaware that Wiley was part of a conspiracy to expose Smith as a fraud. The ruse was a success. Mormonism Research Ministry: https://www.mrm.org/kinderhook-plates
  13. The Culpability of Unbelief – So, as you say, Jon, the question is, is Christianity a communication from God? Is it the real thing? I have given abundant evidence in my published work that it is and have defended this claim in public debates with Christianity’s most celebrated detractors. If, indeed, Christianity is from God, then we should give heed to Jesus when he says, If any mans will is to do Gods will, he will know whether my teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. | Reasonable Faith: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/writings/question-answer/the-culpability-of-unbelief/
  14. Tacitus Ancient Roman Historian Reports on Jesus – Cross Examined: https://crossexamined.org/tacitus-ancient-roman-historian-reports-on-jesus/
  15. 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/
  16. Did Noah need oxygen above the mountains – creation.com: https://creation.com/did-noah-need-oxygen-above-the-mountains
  17. Can Christians Disagree About the Creation Account in Genesis? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/can-christians-disagree-about-the-creation-account-in-genesis/
  18. Jesus Specifically Said, I am God | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/jesus-specifically-said-i-am-god/
  19. Did John Really Write John?: https://crossexamined.org/did-john-really-write-john/
  20. My Woke Employees Tried to Cancel Me. Here’s How I Fought Back.: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/06/07/my-woke-employees-tried-to-cancel-me-heres-how-i-fought-back-and-saved-my-nonprofit

As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. Psalms 103:15-16

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (6-10-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

We sing about God because we believe in Him. We are not trying to offend anybody, but the evidence that we have seen of Him in our small little lives trumps your opinion about whether or not He exists. – Jeff Foxworthy


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. What is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/blasphemy-Holy-Spirit.html
  2. The Destruction of Jerusalem: The Last Days According to Jesus (coverage of Josesphus included) with R.C. Sproul – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUKtA0HLPrI
  3. God On Trial Conference – Q&A: John Lennox, Mark Mittelberg, Paul Copan, & Bobby Conway – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYkxZg4bflg
  4. A Challenge to the Modern Church: Invest in Christian Education! – American Thinker: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/06/a_challenge_to_the_modern_church_invest_in_christian_education.html
  5. Quick Shot: It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/quick-shot-its-narrow-minded-to-think-jesus-is-the-only-way-to-god/
  6. Why Doesn’t God Reveal Himself to Everyone? Think Divinely: https://thinkdivinely.com/why-doesnt-god-reveal-himself-to-everyone/
  7. Does Oddball Platypus Genome Reveal Its Origins? | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/does-oddball-platypus-genome-reveal-its-origins/
  8. What is Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD)? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Moralistic-Therapeutic-Deism.html
  9. The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050 | Pew Research Center: https://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/religious-projections-2010-2050/

I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalms 57:9-11

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 (5-27-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

There are thousands in the present day just as blind in their way as the Jews. They shut their eyes against the plainest facts and doctrines of Christianity. They pretend to say that they do not understand, and cannot therefore believe the things that we press on their attention, as needful to salvation. But, alas! in nineteen cases out of twenty it is a willful ignorance. They do not believe what they do not like to believe. – J.C. Ryle

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. How Can Christian Case Makers Avoid Getting Too Big for Their Britches? (Video) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/videos/how-can-christian-case-makers-avoid-getting-too-big-for-their-britches-video/
  2. Church Wins Injunction Plus $1.35 Million in Settlement of California COVID Restrictions Case – Daily Citizen: https://dailycitizen.focusonthefamily.com/church-wins-injunction-plus-1-35-million-in-settlement-of-california-covid-restrictions-case/
  3. Does Hebrews 10:26 mean that a believer can lose salvation? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Hebrews-10-26.html
  4. Afraid to Die? You’re Probably Not a Christian | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/afraid-to-die-youre-probably-not-a-christian/
  5. New survey: 43% of millennials don’t know, don’t believe God exists | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/05/21/new-survey-43-of-millennials-dont-know-dont-believe-god-exists/
  6. Ep. 2 | Jesus at Work Among the Unreached – JA Show: https://jashow.org/podcast_episode/ep-2-jesus-at-work-among-the-unreached/
  7. A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design: The Study Guide | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2021/05/a-summary-of-the-evidence-for-intelligent-design-the-study-guide/
  8. 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project – long, long article (book review), but well worth the read, not strictly apologetics, but important to understand this issue as it is being taught to children in some places in the country: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/05/1620-critical-response-1619-project-danusha-v-goska/
  9. What’s the Christian Debate Over the Age of the Earth? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/whats-the-christian-debate-over-the-age-of-the-earth/

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God. – Ezekiel 36:25-28

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (5-20-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Keep us from intermittent attention to eternal things; Save us from the delusion of those who fail to go far in religion, who are concerned but not converted. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Is the definition of atheism a lack of belief in God? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/05/12/is-the-definition-of-atheism-a-lack-of-belief-in-god-13/
  2. Is the Bibles definition of faith opposed to logic and evidence? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/05/13/is-the-bibles-definition-of-faith-opposed-to-logic-and-evidence-17/
  3. The Challenge of Complex Adaptation for Evolution – Molecular biologist Douglas Axe explains the challenging problem of complex adaptation for evolution. According to Axe, complex adaptation is a problem because “you have to get lots of things together, none of which on its own would be beneficial, in order to get some new thing.” – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_OTy4fYSwY
  4. In this interview, astrophysicist Bijan Nemati engages in a wide-ranging discussion of the rarity of the Earth, the search for extra-terrestrial life, fine-tuning, the Big Bang, and lots more. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn3YpOWCrc4
  5. Can Jesus Story Still Surprise You?: https://crossexamined.org/can-jesus-story-still-surprise-you/
  6. Do pets / animals go to Heaven? Do pets / animals have souls / spirits? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/pets-heaven.html
  7. I’m Not A Christian Because It Works for Me | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/im-not-a-christian-because-it-works-for-me/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  8. How Evolutionary Naturalism Undermines Environmentalism Thinking Matters: https://thinkingmatters.org.nz/2021/04/how-evolution-undermines-environmentalism/
  9. Why would Jesus be the only way to God?: http://askingthegodquestions.blogspot.com/2020/09/why-would-jesus-be-only-way-to-god.html
  10. Islam: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Know About it Think Divinely: https://thinkdivinely.com/islam-3-reasons-why-you-need-to-know-about-it/
  11. Exclusive: ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/museum-of-the-bible-dead-sea-scrolls-forgeries
  12. Were called to help our brothers and sisters (Matt 25:35-36), but what’s the difference between helping someone and enabling them to depend on you?: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/whats-the-difference-between-helping-someone-and-enabling-someone/
  13. Why were Michael and Satan disputing over the body of Moses (Jude 9)? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Michael-Satan-Moses.html

A man finds joy in giving an apt reply — and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (5-13-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

You don’t labor to get into a right relationship with God. You labor because you’re in a right relationship with God. – John Piper

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Greg Koukl: Relativism Discussion Starters | Educate For Life: https://educateforlife.org/greg-koukl-relativism-discussion-starters/
  2. How Do I Share What I Believe? Ten Common Christian Expressions Requiring Translation | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/how-do-i-share-what-i-believe-ten-common-christian-expressions-requiring-translation/
  3. The Difference Between Christian Grace and Mormon Grace | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-difference-between-christian-grace-and-mormon-grace/
  4. The Paradigm Project: Intelligent Design – Meet some of the world’s most dangerous mind scientists who are daring to claim that nature provides compelling evidence of intelligent design. In this new video, join host Kutter Callaway as he investigates recent developments about the origin and evolution of life and what these developments may mean for humanity’s age-old search for faith and purpose. The video features interviews with philosopher of science Stephen Meyer, author of Signature in the Cell, Darwin’s Doubt, and The Return of the God Hypothesis; molecular biologist Douglas Axe of Biola University, author of Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition that Life Is Designed; and molecular and cell biologist Jonathan Wells, author of The Myth of Junk DNA, Icons of Evolution, and Zombie Science. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jxaF36arB4
  5. The Universal Offense: Jesus is THE only way Think Divinely: https://thinkdivinely.com/the-universal-offense-jesus-is-the-only-way/
  6. Why Its Futile to Look for the Perfect Argument for Christianity | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-its-futile-to-look-for-the-perfect-argument-for-christianity/
  7. Scientists Conclude: Human Origins Research Is a Big Mess | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2021/05/scientists-conclude-human-origins-research-is-a-big-mess/
  8. Act Like Men of God: Six Marks of Uncommon Conduct | Desiring God: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/act-like-men-of-god
  9. Lessons from Mount St Helens – How its eruption backs biblical history. creation.com: https://creation.com/lessons-from-mount-st-helens
  10. Sean Responds to His “Atheist Encounter” at A Christian School – In this video, I answer seven questions that I received while role-playing an atheist at a Christian High school. This video includes my REAL thoughts on the existence of Jesus, the multiverse, prophecy, and more. It is from the recent video titled “A Christian Role-Plays an Atheist to a Group of Christians.”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSMkNH8fNE
  11. The Struggle Between Presenting Arguments and Being Argumentative | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-struggle-between-presenting-arguments-and-being-argumentative/
  12. Can we trust the New Testament as a historical document? | carm.org: https://carm.org/about-the-bible/can-we-trust-the-new-testament-as-a-historical-document/
  13. The Cosmic Chaos of Pantheism The Virtual Office of Rob Lundberg: https://roblundberg.org/2021/04/30/the-cosmic-chaos-of-pantheism/

To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:21-22

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (5-6-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

The love of Jesus, the matchless lover of souls. His love was indeed stronger than the most terrible death, for it endured the trial of the cross triumphantly. It was a lingering death, but love survived the torment; a shameful death, but love despised the shame; a penal death, but love bore our iniquities; a forsaken, lonely death, from which the eternal Father hid his face, but love endured the curse, and gloried over all. – Charles Spurgeon

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Don’t Take My Word For It! – You Must Test Your Leaders: https://www.mbcglobe.org/post/don-t-take-my-word-for-it
  2. Marks Relationship With Peter Was the Foundation for His Gospel | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/marks-relationship-with-peter-was-the-foundation-for-his-gospel/
  3. When Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber Doesn’t Stop Polarization: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/why-breaking-out-of-the-echo-chamber-doesnt-stop-polarization/
  4. The Case for Jesus from a Well Prepared 15-Year-Old | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-case-for-jesus-from-a-well-prepared-15-year-old/
  5. I’m not a Jehovah’s Witness for the same reason I’m not a global warming alarmist | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/05/02/im-not-a-jehovahs-witness-for-the-same-reason-im-not-a-global-warming-alarmist-2/
  6. Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? – Part Two: The Explanation – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SbJ4p6WiZE
  7. Heat to Light: Our Lost Moral High Ground, and How to Begin Reclaiming It | Tom Gilson: https://www.thinkingchristian.net/posts/2021/05/heat-to-light-lost-moral-high-ground-begin-reclaiming/
  8. Response to Matthew Hartke’s Five Reasons to Doubt the Resurrection – Jonathan McLatchie | Writer, Speaker, Scholar: https://jonathanmclatchie.com/on-matthew-hartkes-five-reasons-to-doubt-the-resurrection/
  9. Christian MP faces 6 years in prison for tweeting Bible verses on marriage, sexuality – The Christian Post: https://www.christianpost.com/amp/christian-mp-faces-prison-for-tweeting-bible-verses-on-marriage.html
  10. Preparing Your Kids for the Teen Years – Form 2 – Focus on the Family: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/preparing-your-kids-for-the-teen-years-form-2/
  11. The Claim about Homosexuality in the Film 1946 Is Irrelevant: https://www.str.org/w/the-claim-about-homosexuality-in-the-film-1946-is-irrelevant
  12. You Never Marry the Right Person | RELEVANT: https://www.relevantmagazine.com/life5/you-never-marry-the-right-person/
  13. Christians and Suicide Prevention – Loving Our Neighbors by Sharing Christs Abundant Life | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/sanctity-of-life/christians-and-suicide-prevention/
  14. Did Jesus Really Live? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/did-jesus-really-live/
  15. Why the Objective Truth Trumps My Subjective Feelings | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-the-objective-truth-trumps-my-subjective-feelings/
  16. What is apatheism? What is an apatheist? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/apatheism.html

You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings–what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 2 Timothy 3:10-11

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (4-29-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Go and look at the poor Hindu idolater, seeking peace in vain by afflicting his body; and, after fifty years of self-imposed suffering, unable to find it. Go and look at the benighted Romanist, giving money to his priest to pray for his soul—and yet dying without comfort. Go and look at rich men, spending thousands in search of happiness—and yet always discontented and unhappy. Then turn to Jesus, and think what He can do, and is daily doing for all who savingly trust Him.  – J.C. Ryle  

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. 15 questions for evolutionists – creation.com: https://creation.com/15-questions-for-evolutionists
  2. Why Christians Need to Be Ready to Answer Their Kid’s Questions (short interview with J. Warner Wallace) – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_np3sREu9ZY
  3. Imaginative Apologetics at Work – My wife works for a health care management company based just outside of a major city. Her irreligious coworkers find her Christian faith quaint or exotic but respect her enough to express interest… – The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter: https://worldviewbulletin.substack.com/p/imaginative-apologetics-at-work
  4. 4 Reasons Why Christianity is True (Frank Turek) – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ata3XrCiGtY
  5. Don’t dismiss best practices for Christian living as legalism and denying grace | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/04/24/dont-dismiss-best-practices-for-christian-living-as-legalism-and-denying-grace-3/
  6. Answers to questions that skeptics ask about Christianity | carm.org: https://carm.org/questions-skeptics-ask
  7. Answering Skeptics Josh.org: https://www.josh.org/resources/apologetics/answering-skeptics/
  8. When Spiritual Heroes Fall: https://www.str.org/w/when-spiritual-heroes-fall
  9. The Christian View on Science & Faith | Explore God Article: https://www.exploregod.com/articles/a-deeper-look-at-the-christian-view-of-science-and-faith
  10. Do Christians Need to Choose Between Science and God? Onward in the Faith: https://onwardinthefaith.com/i-believe-in-science-not-god/
  11. What Are the Top 10 Problems People Have with the God of Christianity | Zondervan Academic: https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/what-are-the-top-10-problems-people-have-with-god
  12. Where did God come from? – Best answer – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6AHcv19NIc
  13. Why does God allow cancer? …in 90 seconds! – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti-anhyVtOs
  14. Bacterial Proteins Use Quantum Mechanics | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/Bacterial-Proteins-Use-Quantum-Mechanics/
  15. Arches National Park: Sculptures from the Flood | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/arches-national-park-sculptures-from-the-flood/
  16. Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Mithras Mythology? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-jesus-simply-a-retelling-of-the-mithras-mythology/
  17. Mann’s Word: SUICIDE AND SECULARISM: http://mannsword.blogspot.com/2021/04/suicide-and-secularism.html
  18. Study: 6% of Americans Follow a Biblical Worldview: https://decisionmagazine.com/study-6-of-americans-follow-a-biblical-worldview/
  19. The World’s Most Amazing Camera: Part 1 | Biblical Science Institute: https://biblicalscienceinstitute.com/biology/the-worlds-most-amazing-camera-part-1/
  20. Is God a moral monster? (Video lecture) – Paul Copan: https://youtu.be/1C3q3Zr_R8E
  21. Ray Comfort interviews young people regarding evolution, asking questions to make them reconsider their worldview: https://youtu.be/flwT5sJo4kA
  22. How should old Earth and young Earth Christians interact? Dr. William Lane Craig: https://youtu.be/Mf2cJdBz0Rs
  23. What are the historical arguments for the empty tomb narrative? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/04/25/what-are-the-historical-arguments-for-the-empty-tomb-narrative-5/
  24. Why the Information in Our DNA Points to the Existence of God | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-the-information-in-our-dna-points-to-the-existence-of-god/
  25. Book Review: Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism by Timothy Stratton | Apologetics315: https://apologetics315.com/2021/04/book-review-human-freedom-divine-knowledge-and-mere-molinism-by-timothy-stratton/
  26. Let Your Worldview Shape How You Do Your Work: https://www.str.org/w/let-your-worldview-shape-how-you-do-your-work
  27. Why the Puddle Analogy Fails against Fine-Tuning: https://www.str.org/w/why-the-puddle-analogy-fails-against-fine-tuning

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. – Isaiah 61:10-11

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (4-22-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Imagine you were at a table about to eat dinner and you have two bowls of white powder in front of you. Do you put them on your food? After all, they look pretty similar. But what if I told you that one was ordinary table salt and the other was cyanide? The differences matter far more than the similarities! So it is with religion and its path for your eternal future. – Jonathan Morrow

 To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Why My Favorite Question for College Students is Does God Exist? THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/why-my-favorite-question-for-college-students-is-does-god-exist/
  2. Is Jesus the only way to Heaven? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-only-way.html
  3. Reconstructing faith a “de-convert” returns to Christianity | Ruth Jackson: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/unbelievable/2021/01/reconstructing-faith-a-deconvert-returns-to-christianity/
  4. How the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation falsified atheism | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/04/17/how-the-discovery-of-the-cosmic-microwave-background-radiation-falsified-atheism-10/
  5. What is truth? The classic collection with RC Sproul: https://youtu.be/dCl66uRHmFI
  6. Rapid Response: The Gospels Are Unreliable | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/rapid-response-the-gospels-are-unreliable/
  7. Ten Reasons Why Birds Are Not Living Dinosaurs | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2021/04/ten-reasons-why-birds-are-not-living-dinosaurs/
  8. Top 50 most difficult/dangerous places to be a follower of Jesus – World Watch List – Open Doors USA – Open Doors USA: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/
  9. 3 Reasons the Bible is Divine Rather than Simply Human in Origin 1 Peter 4:12-16: https://1peter41216.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/3-reasons-the-bible-is-divine-rather-than-simply-human-in-origin/amp/
  10. Hearing Gods Voice: https://www.str.org/w/hearing-god-s-voice
  11. Human Genome 20th Anniversary-Junk DNA Hits the Trash | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/Human-Genome-20th-Anniversary/
  12. Should we use doctors, or just have faith that God will heal? | carm.org: https://carm.org/other-questions/should-we-use-doctors-or-just-have-faith-that-god-will-heal/
  13. A Layman’s Guide To False Preachers and Teachers Part 6 Faith & Self Defense: https://faithandselfdefense.com/2021/04/21/a-laymans-guide-to-false-preachers-and-teachers-part-6/
  14. Four Reasons the New Testament Gospels Are Reliable (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/four-reasons-the-new-testament-gospels-are-reliable/
  15. God: Fact or Fiction? John Lennox explores at UNC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0xyapiZ2pM

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant –not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 2 Corinthians 3:6-10

Blessings to you all