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

Good morning friends,

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

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


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (8-4-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

Let me never forget that the heinousness of sin lies not so much in the nature of the sin committed, as in the greatness of the Person sinned against. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Ambassador’s Creed: https://www.str.org/ambassadors-creed
  2. Truthbomb Apologetics: Jesus Argued Reductio Ad Absurdum: http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2013/12/jesus-argued-reductio-ad-absurdum.html
  3. Jehovah’s Witness Role Play – YouTube – Mike Felker role plays as a Jehovah’s Witness to a college apologetics group. Most of the students had no idea that I was actually a Christian until I revealed my identity at about 40 minutes into it. Thanks to Brett Kunkle for inspiring me to do this. It was my first time and I’d love to do more of this.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNNqBRpv2Bk
  4. Jesus and Logical Fallacies: The False Dilemma | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: https://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/01/jesus-and-logical-fallacies-false.html
  5. You Have to Come Out As A Christian Before You Can Step Out As An Apologist | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/you-have-to-come-out-as-a-christian-before-you-can-step-out-as-an-apologist/
  6. Above All the Earth | The Institute for Creation Research – Few can say they’ve left planet Earth. Jeff Williams has done it three times. After a lengthy military career, Colonel Jeffrey N. Williams was chosen from among a handful of candidates to become an astronaut for NASA and work on the International Space Station (ISS). He has been a longtime supporter of ICR and recently visited our headquarters for the first time, graciously allowing us an interview.: https://www.icr.org/article/8635
  7. String theory has come to be seen as faith, not reason? Uncommon Descent: https://uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/string-theory-has-come-to-be-seen-as-faith-not-reason/
  8. Apologetics for Kids: Free Resources for Parents | Beyond Teachable Moments: https://beyondtm.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/apologetics-for-kids-free-resources-for-parents/
  9. How the Body Works: Intelligent Design in Action | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2015/02/how_the_body_wo/
  10. New Testament Bible Reliability by Daniel Wallace, PhD – YouTube – If you encounter someone who questions or doubts the accuracy and reliability of our New Testament, such as a Mormon, the information Dr. Daniel Wallace provides in this presentation at Heights Baptist Church in 2013 will address those issues directly. Mormon apologists must admit that the staggering majority of the textual variants are merely minor in nature. Dr. R. L. Anderson, a Mormon scholar and authority in the LDS Church on Biblical manuscripts, recognizes that the variations in the New Testament manuscripts are essentially insignificant. Dr. Anderson notes the overwhelming agreement between the thousands of manuscripts; he explains that : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lEmch2OAhs
  11. Lecture – Dr. Peter Williams – Things Which Ought To Be Better Known About The Resurrection Of Jesus – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbBVBUeHXZ4
  12. The Argument from Consciousness in Eight Quick Points | Saints and Sceptics: http://www.saintsandsceptics.org/the-argument-from-consciousness-in-seven-quick-points/
  13. Inspired or Not? What Does Paul Mean by What He Says in 1 Corinthians 7:6, 7:12, and 7:25? Did Paul fill his letters with opinion?: https://answersingenesis.org/contradictions-in-the-bible/contradictions-in-the-bible/inspired-or-not-1-corinthians-7/
  14. Can Evolution Explain the Appearance of Design in Biology? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/can-evolution-explain-the-appearance-of-design-in-biology/
  15. Why the Appearance of Design in Biology Is a Problem for Atheistic Naturalism | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-the-appearance-of-design-in-biology-is-a-problem-for-atheistic-naturalism/theistic-naturalism/
  16. Life in the Big Tent: Traditional Creationism and the Intelligent Design Community | Christian Research Institute: https://www.equip.org/articles/life-in-the-big-tent/
  17. Evangelical Elites Can’t Let Go Of Beefs Against Conservatives: https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/02/russell-moore-and-evangelical-elites-cant-let-go-of-their-jeremiad-against-conservative-evangelicals/
  18. Scientists Are Undermining Our Trust in Science | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2022/07/scientists-are-undermining-our-trust-in-science/

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 3:20

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (7-28-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

Thou hast attended to our happiness more than we can do; Though we are fallen creatures thou hast not neglected us. In love and pity thou hast provided us a Saviour; Apply his redemption to our hearts, by justifying our persons, and sanctifying our natures. – Valley of Vision

 To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Social Media, Identity, and the Church – I don’t see social media going away, either, because it has enormous benefits, too. It is also deeply embedded in the psyches especially of the young. So Christians can’t ignore it, and most of all we need to begin to understand it. (Note – I find especially helpful in the article the section with the title “Hacking the social media platform” pg. 6): https://mcusercontent.com/a03a982fbbfe3cacb8520b8d6/files/7ffdcf4b-ee1b-3cb0-93c9-9df4f95a0064/Social_Media_Identity_and_the_Church.pdf
  2. Empower Your Kids to Defend Their Faith With This Free Video Series with Natasha Crain : https://www.focusonthefamily.com/raising-your-kids-to-defend-their-faith-binge-sign-up-form/
  3. Examining the Case for the Christian Faith (Sean McDowell interviews Doug Groothuis) – YouTube: https://youtu.be/RY9ggdGGrjw
  4. Greg Introduces Robby Lashua (one of the newest speakers) and the Upcoming STR Outposts: https://www.str.org/w/greg-introduces-robby-lashua-and-the-upcoming-str-outposts
  5. Robby Lashua speaking at Mission Grove Church in Phoenix this Sunday on topics “Has God Preserved His Word?” “How can we trust the Bible?”: https://www.str.org/robby-lashua
  6. Thoughts from Greg and Amy on Having Meaningful Spiritual Conversations: https://www.str.org/w/thoughts-from-greg-and-amy-on-having-meaningful-spiritual-conversations
  7. An Example of the Helpfulness of Tactics – Stand to Reason: https://subspla.sh/xzht84p

I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart. Jeremiah 24:7

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (5-19-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

One of the most insidious features of Darwin’s evolutionary speculation was that it sought to erase the fundamental differences between man and animals. – Dr. David Menton

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. CS Lewis And Dogs | Pastor Earl’s Blog – You will have noticed that most dogs cannot understand pointing. You point to a bit of food on the floor; the dog, instead of looking at the floor, sniffs at your finger. A finger is a finger to him, and that is all. His world is all fact and no meaning. C. S. Lewis.: https://revearl.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/cs-lewis-and-dogs/
  2. What is the origin of the doctrine of the Trinity? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/origin-doctrine-Trinity.html
  3. The magnificent flying frog – creation.com: https://creation.com/flying-frog
  4. Science: The New God: https://wisedisciple.org/article/science-the-new-god
  5. Knowable Word – Bible study help – My fifth commandment for commentary usage is: You shall not spend more time reading commentaries than reading and listening to the Bible.: http://www.knowableword.com/
  6. The Facts Programming of Life: https://programmingoflife.com/the-facts/
  7. Are Mormons Christian? An Evangelical and Mormon In Conversation – YouTube: https://youtu.be/0wH15CAJFAU
  8. J. Warner Wallace: I am not a Christian because it works for me | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/05/17/j-warner-wallace-i-am-not-a-christian-because-it-works-for-me-8/
  9. What are undesigned coincidences, and how are they used in apologetics? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/05/18/what-are-undesigned-coincidences-and-how-are-they-used-in-apologetics-3/
  10. HIGHJACKING CHRISTIANITY: THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION: https://worldviewofjesus.com/2022/05/18/highjacking-christianity-the-new-apostolic-reformation/
  11. The #1 reason evolution is impossible: There is one fatal flaw in the evolutionary worldview: the second law of thermodynamics. If everything over time gets worse, and not better, evolution is completely false. Ray Comfort expounds this and then talks with college students who believe in evolution and shares the gospel with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db2DzHLUfwc

He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food; and he sent a man before them– Joseph, sold as a slave. They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons, till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true. The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free. He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed, to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom. Psalms 105:16-22

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (4-28-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

As Christians, we accept one foundational truth – God – and everything else makes sense. An atheist denies God and has to accept incredible explanations for everything else. It takes more faith to deny God than to believe in Him. – John MacArthur

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Stephen C. Meyer lectures on intelligent design and the origin of life | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/04/23/stephen-c-meyer-lectures-on-intelligent-design-and-the-origin-of-life-11/
  2. Ask HN: If you were God, which problem would you remove from the world? | Hacker News – this is something I ran into that may be interesting to a Christian Apologist, certainly if you want to jump in and try to answer some of the comments listed there or at least think about how you would answer them: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31167347

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (2-10-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

What Hitler did not believe and what Stalin did not believe and what Mao did not believe and what the SS [Hitler’s zealous inner circle of soldiers] did not believe was that God was watching. – David Berlinski, a secular Jew

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Cosmologist Luke Barnes answers 11 objections to the fine-tuning argument | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/02/03/cosmologist-luke-barnes-answers-11-objections-to-the-fine-tuning-argument-11/
  2. WHY CAN’T WE PREACH THE GOSPEL WITHOUT WORDS? – Bernard J Mauser: http://www.bernardjmauser.com/philosopher/why-cant-we-preach-the-gospel-without-words/
  3. Finland Puts the Bible on Trial – Yesterday, Europe’s biggest religious freedom case went to trial. A Finnish member of parliament, Pivi Rsnen, has been charged by the Finnish prosecutor general with three counts of “ethnic agitation,” a hate speech provision in Finland’s criminal code. Each count relates to Rsnen’s respectful expression of widely held Christian beliefs.: https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20220125/finland-trial
  4. 9 Things That Science Will Never Explain – YouTube: https://youtu.be/LWNzC3jx9ls
  5. Mind Control: Entering Into the Mind of the Jehovah’s Witness – YouTube: https://youtu.be/kXKzxLoSneA
  6. Is believing in Jesus Christ the ONLY way to get to God? (You may need to know the answer to this or you are wondering yourself). The stats are in. 56% of all professing Christians believe there is another way to get to heaven other than Jesus.  I mean you have Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, JW’s Mormons to name a few. So how can Jesus and Christianity be the ONLY way? Today I want to share with you 4 things that totally set him apart from every other religious leader that has ever lived: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMlSqNzB_Ts
  7. What did Jesus mean when He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)? Is Jesus the only way of salvation? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTS1tMC38AQ

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.  – Philippians 1:12-14

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (1-27-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

Consider this, believer. You have no right to heaven in yourself: your right lies in Christ. If you are pardoned, it is through his blood; if you are justified, it is through his righteousness; if you are sanctified, it is because he is made of God unto you sanctification; if you shall be kept from falling, it will be because you are preserved in Christ Jesus; and if you are perfected at the last, it will be because you are complete in him. – Charles Spurgeon

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. J. Warner Wallace: In the Beginning 2018 Xenos Summer Institute – YouTube: https://youtu.be/h9bt2SKBSJI
  2. Did the Resurrection Really Happen? | William Lane Craig – YouTube: https://youtu.be/oAxPHWF8aec
  3. Intelligent Design and Evolution – YouTube- Frank Turek: https://youtu.be/EpRPTYVi5nY
  4. Answering the Atheists: Stephen Hawking (Part 1) – YouTube – Frank Turek: https://youtu.be/1tVO0-zYAvE
  5. Why did Jesus say it would be better if Judas had not been born? – YouTube – Frank Turek: https://youtu.be/N37cwWsaXhE

Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ. Luke 4:41

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (1-20-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

The question whether the fire of hell is a material fire, is of no importance; for if I feel a pang of misery at any moment, it matters nothing whether it is produced by a material or immaterial, by a privative or positive cause. – Archibald Alexander

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. John Lennox – God Of The Gaps? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOr5SM1f0pw
  2. What About God of the Gaps? | CrossExamined.org – If you present the cosmological or design arguments to skeptics at least a few times, it’s extremely likely that you’ll hear the words That’s a God of the gaps argument. This objection is rooted in the idea that because a number of things throughout human history have been wrongly attributed to the supernatural activity of God or gods, we can now safely dismiss God as a cause behind anything else we observe.: https://crossexamined.org/what-about-god-of-the-gaps/
  3. Who Really Commits the GOD OF THE GAPS fallacy? The God-of-the-Gaps fallacy occurs when someone falsely believes that God caused the event when it really was caused by undiscovered natural phenomena. For example, people used to believe that lightning was caused directly by God. There was a gap in our knowledge of nature, so we attributed the effect to God. Darwinists assert that theists are doing the same thing by claiming that God created the universe and life. Are they correct? No, for a number of reasons.: https://crossexamined.org/who-really-commits-the-god-of-the-gaps-fallacy/
  4. Stephen Meyer Debunks the God of the Gaps Objection – YouTube – A vacuous yet often heard objection to intelligent design decries ID as a God of the gaps argument. Here, Stephen Meyer requires less than three minutes to show that the complaint rests on a failure to understand a basic feature of the theory of ID. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGqzCA1mnyM&t=8s
  5. Once Again, Why Intelligent Design Is Not a God-of-the-Gaps Argument | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2013/01/why_intelligent/
  6. Should we read books that are not part of the Bible? – YouTube: https://youtu.be/v_PFnjCvZrk
  7. EP21: What every Christian should know about Islam w/ Dr. David Wood – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_bCdsaV0vY
  8. Resurrection historian unearths historic platinum! | @Mike Licona – YouTube: https://youtu.be/6wX9ireIsmY
  9. God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life | Way of the Master: Season 2, Ep. 14 – YouTube: https://youtu.be/7faz_22lRaI
  10. The Questions Most Christians Hope Skeptics Won’t Ask – YouTube: https://youtu.be/a7TMfOt4dtk
  11. The importance of having a narrative when confronting the assumption of naturalism | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/01/14/the-importance-of-having-a-narrative-when-confronting-the-assumption-of-naturalism-4/
  12. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist with Frank Turek – YouTube: https://youtu.be/NKp4sLXcOK8
  13. The Top Ten Questions to Ask Skeptical Friends – Cross Examined: https://subspla.sh/fmnc59y
  14. Correcting Carlin’s Caricature of God – YouTube. William Lane Craig: https://youtu.be/57E9JMksQO8
  15. Science Confirms the Bible – YouTube – I’m normally not a huge fan of Ken Ham, but this video is pretty good and I really like the animated sections in there as well: https://youtu.be/CFYswvGoaPU
  16. God of Wonders (2008) | Full Movie | John Whitcomb | Dan Sheedy | Don B. DeYoung – YouTube: https://youtu.be/6NIB_n8Y66o
  17. The God Who Speaks (2018) | Full Movie | Alistair Begg | Darrell Bock | D.A. Carson – YouTube: https://youtu.be/MmJrRx663hg
  18. There Is No Truth (this concept is debunked in this video) – YouTube: https://youtu.be/8FNby3bDmsA
  19. Debunked Videos: https://getdebunked.org/videos
  20. If There Is a God, Why Are There Atheists?: The Classic Collection with R.C. Sproul – YouTube: https://youtu.be/D1Vg-WvJ8uM
  21. Credo The Story Of Reality – YouTube – Greg Koukl: https://youtu.be/wm4Z8A2Co3A
  22. Lesbian Women’s Studies Professor Comes to Christ: Rosaria Butterfield – The Becket Cook Show Ep. 55 – YouTube: https://youtu.be/dQ_49Qx6KLE
  23. Dr. Frank Turek answers questions from students at The Ohio State University – YouTube: https://youtu.be/SWinRoVDbpU
  24. Are Churches Open to Apologetics? – YouTube: https://youtu.be/5qxji30ocww
  25. Why I Think Calvinism Is Unbiblical – YouTube, Pastor Mike Winger. In this talk he focuses on refuting the idea that faith is a work and is meritorious, which he gives examples of Calvinists making claims like this: https://youtu.be/oxakEl8BYBE

The proud and arrogant man–“Mocker” is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. Proverbs 21:24

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (1-13-2022)

Good morning friends,

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

O MERCIFUL GOD, I come to thee in my distress and make lamentable complaint; Teach me how to take reproofs from friends, even though I think I do not deserve them. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. The ONE Apologetics Book EVERY CHRISTIAN Should Read in 2022 – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDRW0It-7zY
  2. Does the Bible teach that all judging of other people is wrong? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2022/01/05/does-the-bible-teach-that-all-judging-of-other-people-is-wrong-4/
  3. Science Confirms Biblical Creation – Dr. Jason Lisle – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qjrTSra0pQ
  4. Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, PhD talks about the Case for Intelligent Design: https://youtu.be/vl802lHAk5Y?t=542
  5. Hugh Ross vs. Jason Lisle – The Age of the Universe – YouTube: https://youtu.be/z045s1rLLIc
  6. The Atheist Delusion Movie (2016) HD – YouTube: https://youtu.be/ChWiZ3iXWwM
  7. Doing Apologetics in an Anti-Apologetics Age – YouTube – Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean at African Christian University’s Seminary in Lusaka, Zambia discusses apologetics and its importance in everyday life.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t91z67hvFvw
  8. Christianity in a World of Religions – YouTube – Director of Biola’s Christian Apologetics Program, Craig Hazen, speaks about what makes Christianity unique amongst all the world’s religions and belief systems.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDkFrPrPWj4
  9. Is What We Have Now What They Wrote Then? YouTube – Dr. Daniel Wallace explains the copying of the New Testament books and shows the reliability of the scribal processes. Video from the Sacred Words History of the Bible Conference, February 2122, 2020. Hosted by the Text & Canon Institute.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHP9aNDXDTw
  10. God and Climate Change | Movie (HD) – YouTube – Living Waters: https://youtu.be/CvaNsnzpUE8
  11. Through the Eyes of Spurgeon – Official Documentary – YouTube: https://youtu.be/4a6R96XhPaA
  12. Puritan Reformation – YouTube – unfortunately, at the very end of this video, there’s a snippet of Kenneth Copeland who I do not endorse at all..: https://youtu.be/Me1Yw_9BfGA
  13. Atheist Changes Mind With THIS Info – YouTube – Living Waters: https://youtu.be/AU7mEYNGfIk
  14. Richard Dawkins asks John Lennox “who created God?” INSTANTLY REGRETS IT! – YouTube: https://youtu.be/kPVfyNwZams
  15. ARE YOU TOLERANT? Does truth exist & can you know it? Is truth relative? How tolerant are you? – YouTube: https://youtu.be/Rt8bJyiUAhY
  16. D James Kennedy Sermons Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtJoWLPGZtE
  17. Professor John Lennox | God DOES exist – YouTube: https://youtu.be/otrqzITuSqE
  18. Gunter Bechly Explains What The Fossil Evidence Really Says – YouTube: https://youtu.be/V15sjy7gtVM
  19. AFRAID to Speak Up! J Warner Wallace (Person Of Interest) and Dr. James Tour on Christianity/The Evidence – YouTube: https://youtu.be/bb2K_DDjj-Q
  20. Dr. James Tour (his testimony) from being a Jewish boy in New York to a lover and follower of Jesus – Genius Inventor Discovers His Messiah! – YouTube: https://youtu.be/zPjtvFoCR38
  21. The BIGGEST Problem With Todays Preachers! | Way of the Master: Season 2, Ep. 22 – YouTube: https://youtu.be/71aSBINBbqo

Now if we are children, then we are heirs –heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-28-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

I’m not a Christian today because I was raised that way or because it satisfies some need or accomplishes some goal. I’m simply a Christian because its evidentially true. – J. Warner Wallace


To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. The Moral Evidence for God – J. Warner Wallace – This is an excellent lecture with a great perspective on the “problem of evil” – Detective J. Warner Wallace shows that the evidence for an objective moral law leads us to infer that there’s a moral lawgiver responsible for the undeniable fact of moral obligations.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQI7QST6xk0
  2. The Fast But Quiet Creeping of Everyday Cancel Culture | Natasha Crain – People are losing jobs for publicly sharing views that differ from what’s been deemed acceptable by secular culture.: https://natashacrain.com/the-fast-but-quiet-creeping-of-everyday-cancel-culture-3-things-christians-need-to-know/
  3. Pets in Heaven?: A Eulogy | Reasonable Faith: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/writings/question-answer/pets-in-heaven-a-eulogy
  4. Why do so many atheist historians think that 1 Corinthians 15 is reliable history? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/10/22/why-do-so-many-atheist-historians-think-that-1-corinthians-15-is-reliable-history-4/
  5. Four Things I’ve Learned from My Conversations with Atheists – YouTube – In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides four observations from his youth ministry trips to UC Berkeley. These simple observations may help you improve the quality of your discussions with non-believers and help you better understand the underlying issues in some of these conversations. J. Warner also answers viewer email related to the disagreements between Christian denominations and the need for personal research.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGWt43xCsZk
  6. J. Warner Wallace: Tampering with Evidence – 2018 Xenos Summer Institute – YouTube – The universe in which we live appears to be incredibly fine-tuned for the existence of life like ours. What could explain this fine-tuning? Is it an accident? Do the laws of physics demand such fine-tuning? J. Warner Wallace describes the incredible fine-tuning of the universe and demonstrate that the best explanation is the creative work of God.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecxc2uU2sBI
  7. A New Movie on the Conversion of C. S. Lewis: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/a-new-movie-on-the-conversion-of-c-s-lewis/
  8. Geological and Historical Evidence for Jesus Crucifixion Account Christian Apologist: https://christian-apologist.com/2019/01/05/geological-and-historical-evidence-for-jesus-crucifixion-account/
  9. Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospel of Nicodemus or The Acts of Pilate? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-shouldnt-we-trust-the-non-canonical-gospel-of-nicodemus-or-the-acts-of-pilate/
  10. Gaia and Selectionism’s Nature Worship | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/gaia-and-selectionisms-nature-worship/
  11. What is the cost of discipleship? | Outline Notes on the Cost of Discipleship: https://carm.org/christianity/what-is-the-cost-of-discipleship/
  12. Draw the Lines – We keep things around that are weaknesses for us, and then were shocked when they come back to bring us down in a moment of vulnerability. That’s why we need to get rid of the things were tempted to return to.: https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/draw-the-lines/
  13. Preparing to Give an Answer: God’s Defense Recipe in 1 Peter 3:15 – Apologetics Press: https://apologeticspress.org/preparing-to-give-an-answer-gods-defense-recipe-in-1-peter-315-5963/


When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” Matthew 16:13-14

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

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.

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 (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 (3-18-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

We possess this unfortunate tendency to downplay our own negative attributes, while putting others’ under a magnifying glass. – The Love Dare

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Is the Bible Reliable? Ratio Christi Event Saturday March 27th at Life in Christ Lutheran Church near Peoria, AZ: https://fb.me/e/1fJSUtqf5
  2. Jesus: Mankind’s Only Savior: https://alwaysbeready.com/jesus-mankinds-only-savior/
  3. Do the Unpersuaded Have Enough Proof? | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/do-the-unpersuaded-have-enough-proof/
  4. 8 Ways You’re Doing Apologetics Wrong | Grounds4Faith: https://grounds4faith.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/8-ways-youre-doing-apologetics-wrong/
  5. Our Most Destructive Assumption About Heaven | Desiring God: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/our-most-destructive-assumption-about-heaven
  6. Why the Claims About Jesus Are Not the Same as the Claims About Peter Pan | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-the-claims-about-jesus-are-not-the-same-as-the-claims-about-peter-pan/
  7. Destruction of Plants Fits Flood Narrative | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/destruction-of-plants-fits-flood-narrative/
  8. What Does the Church Most Need Today?: https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-does-church-most-need-today/
  9. Atheist atrocities fallacy? – creation.com: https://creation.com/atheist-atrocities-fallacy
  10. Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible? | Cold Case Christianity – Is There Any Evidence For Jesus Outside The Bible?: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-there-any-evidence-for-jesus-outside-the-bible/
  11. The Fallacy of Begging the Question – This fallacy is committed when a person merely assumes what he is attempting to prove, or when the premise of an argument actually depends upon its conclusion.: https://answersingenesis.org/logic/the-fallacy-of-begging-the-question/
  12. Book Excerpt: I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek: https://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-excerpt-i-dont-have-enough-faith.html
  13. The Beehive and Irreducible Complexity: http://mannsword.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-beehive-and-irreducible-complexity.html
  14. In the Evolution Debate, How Truth Can Prevail | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2020/11/in-the-evolution-debate-how-truth-can-prevail/
  15. Misotheists Dehumanizing Christians and Creationists: https://www.piltdownsuperman.com/2020/11/misotheists-dehumanizing-christians-and-creationists.html
  16. Is God Real? Evidence from the Laws of Logic | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-god-real-evidence-from-the-laws-of-logic/
  17. Progressive Ideology and the Hijacking of the Christian Faith: https://crossexamined.org/progressive-ideology-and-the-hijacking-of-the-christian-faith/
  18. Limited Genetic Code Proof God Not Required? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/dna-structure/limited-genetic-code-proof-god-not-required/
  19. Here’s Why Christians Should Avoid the Teachings of Richard Rohr – Alisa Childers I Blog: https://www.alisachilders.com/blog/heres-why-christians-should-avoid-the-teachings-of-richard-rohr
  20. If Conversion Therapy is Banned, it is the Bible that will be Silenced TheWeeFlea.com: https://theweeflea.com/2021/03/16/if-conversion-therapy-is-banned-it-is-the-bible-that-will-be-silenced/
  21. CNN news anchor Don Lemon says God doesn’t judge people | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2021/03/16/cnn-news-anchor-don-lemon-says-god-doesnt-judge-people/
  22. Quick Challenge Answer: Does The Multiverse Explain Fine Tuning?  https://tentmakingchristianity.com/does-the-multiverse-explain-fine-tuning-2/
  23. Israel finds new Dead Sea Scrolls, first such discovery in 60 years – Archaeology – Haaretz.com: https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-israel-finds-new-dead-sea-scroll-first-such-discovery-in-60-years-1.9621317
  24. Population Growth Matches Bible and DNA Clock | The Institute for Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/article/population-growth-matches-bible-dna/

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. Psalms 149:2-3

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (1-14-2021)

Good morning friends,

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

Let me put the question this way; does the gospel allow men to be unholy? Can you be really saved and unholy and continue to remain in, abide in, stay in, live in the same relationship to sin you had before? That’s the question. Let’s look at the answer in verse 2. M genoito. You don’t see that in your Bible. It says God forbid. But m genoito does not translate God forbid. It is an idiom, the strongest reaction possible. It is outraged indignation. To put it in the words of my grandmother, Perish the thought! – John MacArthur (sermon on Romans 6:1 and following)

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Blog Post – The Lord Told Me. The church has fallen into a dangerous pattern when it comes to divine direction. Too many believers today are trying to hear directly from Godwhether through an audible voice or a stirring of their souls. Worse still are the people who legitimize everything from heresy to fundraising schemes to simple personal decisions by asserting the leading of the Lord.: https://www.gty.org/library/blog/B160122/the-lord-told-me
  2. Primer on Clear Thinking Part Two – Stand to Reason: https://subspla.sh/yvh3trn
  3. Can We Trust Scripture on the Historical Jesus? | Sean McDowell: https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/can-we-trust-scripture-on-the-historical-jesus
  4. Was the Divinity of Jesus a Late Invention of the Council of Nicea? – Canon Fodder: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/was-the-divinity-of-jesus-a-late-invention-of-the-council-of-nicea/
  5. Is the Bible a Fairy Tale?: https://www.christianity.com/wiki/bible/is-the-bible-a-fairy-tale.html
  6. Biblical Reliability | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/category/writings/bible/
  7. Only the Appearance of Design?: https://tentmakingchristianity.com/only-the-appearance-of-design/
  8. The Beginners Guide to Conflict Resolution | Tim Challies: https://www.challies.com/articles/the-beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-to-conflict-resolution/
  9. Does God Whisper? Part 1: https://www.str.org/w/does-god-whisper-part-1
  10. Does God Whisper? Part 2: https://www.str.org/w/does-god-whisper-part-2
  11. Does God Whisper? Part 3: https://www.str.org/w/does-god-whisper-part-3
  12. Hearing Gods Voice: https://www.str.org/w/hearing-god-s-voice
  13. 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/
  14. We Need to Be Better Losers | Christianity Today – I agree with the spirit of the article but not the particulars. I do believe that we need to “model losing well, based in our commitment to Christs victory through the cross”, but I don’t agree with the statement in the article that “these allegations are baseless nonsense. They are grounded in selectively presented half-truths, ambiguous and out-of-context videos, and outright falsehoods. They fall apart under the slightest scrutiny.” I think the Navarro report (part 1) lays out a good summary of the election fraud. There is also a Navarro report part 2 which talks about all the rule changes that occurred during 2020 leading up to the election. The author does not address that report or that important body of data. Never the less, I think it is wise to take the counsel from this article that our trust is not in princes (Ps. 146:3), so I wanted to include it: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/january-web-only/christian-victory-election-loss.html
  15. S.T.O.P. to Discover the Meaning of a Biblical Text: http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2016/07/stop-to-discover-meaning-of-biblical.html
  16. Scientists keeping faith in spite of contrary science show evolution is a replacement religion. – creation.com: https://creation.com/evolution-replacement-religion
  17. OLIGARCH | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary: “one of a small group of powerful people who control a country or an industry”: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/oligarch
  18. Christians Shaming Christians Over Voting for Trump: 3 Strawman Arguments That Need to Stop: https://natashacrain.com/christians-shaming-christians-over-voting-for-trump-3-strawman-arguments-that-need-to-stop/

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died –more than that, who was raised to life –is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8:33-34

Blessings to you all

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

Good morning friends,

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

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

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

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

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

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-15-2020)

Good morning friends,

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

To say all sins are the same is to confuse the effect of sin with the heinousness of sin. While all sins are equal in their effect (they separate us from God), they are not all equally heinous. – Michael Krueger

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. BUSY MOM’S GUIDE TO APOLOGETICS – Mama Bear Apologetics | Train Yourself. Equip Your Kids: https://mamabearapologetics.com/
  2. John MacArthur says ‘true believers’ will vote for Trump, can’t affirm abortion and trans activism – The Christian Post: https://www.christianpost.com/news/john-macarthur-says-true-believers-will-vote-for-trump-cant-affirm-abortion-and-trans-activism.html
  3. As Christians, Can We Vote According to Our Christian Beliefs? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/as-christians-can-we-vote-according-to-our-christian-beliefs/
  4. The Evidentially Diverse Resurrection Appearances of Jesus (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-evidentially-diverse-resurrection-appearances-of-jesus-free-bible-insert/
  5. How Christian Case Making Turns “Free Riders” Into “First Responders”: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/how-christian-case-making-turns-free-riders-into-first-responders/
  6. Feathered pterosaurs. As far back as 1868, evolutionists such as Thomas Huxley taught that birds evolved from dinosaurs long before there was any evidence of fossil feathered dinosaur candidates. So it was a theory that had little supporting evidence. – creation.com: https://creation.com/feathered-pterosaurs
  7. God and science | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2020/10/09/god-and-science/
  8. Why Christians Must Continue to Guard the Truth of the Gospel | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/why-christians-must-continue-to-guard-the-truth-of-the-gospel/
  9. Who were the Sons of Abraham? Ishmael and Isaac in the Bible: https://www.christianity.com/wiki/people/who-were-abrahams-son-ishmael-and-isaac.html
  10. Cell cycle – The cell cycle is one of the most important biological processes. It describes how cells multiply in number by duplicating the information in the parent cell before dividing into two daughter cells. There are over 10 trillion cells in the human body, and the cell cycle must work efficiently and accurately to increase and differentiate different types of tissues. Evolutionists admit that the origin of the first cell is one of the most difficult problems for their theory. – creation.com: https://creation.com/cell-cycle
  11. Biblical Worldview Series (from the Family Research Council). Covers 4 topics: Biblical Principles For Political Engagement, Biblical Principles For Human Sexuality, Biblical Principles For Pro-Life Engagement, Biblical Principles For Religious Liberty (each section has Full Publication, Prayer Guide and Abbreviated Version). Take advantage of these excellent (free) resources!: https://frc.org/get.cfm?c=WORLDVIEW
  12. Wayne Grudem debates Richard Glover on the Bible, poverty and foreign aid | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2020/10/11/wayne-grudem-debates-richard-glover-on-the-bible-poverty-and-foreign-aid-5/
  13. Discovering Columbus – Claremont Review of Books: https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/discovering-columbus/
  14. The Power of Questions when Engaging Skeptics (with Tyler Ellis): https://coffeehousequestions.com/2020/10/12/the-power-of-questions-when-engaging-skeptics-with-tyler-ellis/
  15. If We Can’t See God, Can We Know He Exists? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qAoSCkjS0Y
  16. Do Atheists Have Faith?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asgF1VD7Exo
  17. Evidence for God’s Existence – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj1VIs2HJvo
  18. Does God Exist Series: Proof? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB-BkBGgNto
  19. Prove to Me That God Exists!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fecdlLqsQS8
  20. Does God Exist? Five Quick Arguments. SeanMcDowell.org – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z6oZH0vUmg
  21. TrueU #1: Does God Exist? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnawqqA7vmw
  22. Does God Exist? Apologetics Canada – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbpsNtXFzE8
  23. The Most Compelling Argument For God’s Existence – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz0ocjMMeDc
  24. Napkin Theology 4 – Does God Exist? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xBCVe39tqU
  25. Does God Exist? 4 New Arguments. Science tells us that the universe came into being via The Big Bang. But how do you get from energy and matter to a self-aware human being? That takes three additional Big Bangs that science can’t explain. Noted theologian, Frank Pastore, unravels this compelling mystery and, in the process, poses the ultimate question that every thinking person must face. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIorXcloIac
  26. God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational? Belief in God, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb. Belief that the universe created itself is, they say, intelligent, rational, and based in science. This is simply false. Nothing can create itself. Everything has a cause–including the universe. That cause, argues Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, is God, the “unmoved mover.” Belief in God, as Kreeft shows, is more rational than belief in nothing. Logic, science, and reason, support God. Atheism, as you’ll see, is far more steeped in blind faith than is belief. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T_P14JjMcM
  27. The God portrayed in the Bible isn’t easy to understand, but what if we could better understand what it is that we can’t understand? In this video, we will explore the complex identity of God displayed in the storyline of the Bible, and (surprise!) it all leads to Jesus. – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAvYmE2YYIU
  28. What are the attributes of God? What are God’s perfections? Which attributes of God are communicable or incommunicable?- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJWn_c0n-3M
  29. Leibniz Contingency Argument – We live in an amazing universe. Have you ever wondered why it exists? Why does anything at all exist? Gottfried Leibniz wrote, The first question which should rightly be asked is: Why is there something rather than nothing? He came to the conclusion that the explanation is found in God. But is this reasonable?P1: Everything that exists has an explanation of its existence.P2: If the universe has an explanation of its existence, that explanation is God.P3: The universe exists. From these it follows logically that the explanation of the universes existence is God. The logic of this argument is air tight. If the 3 premises are true, the conclusion is unavoidable. But are they more plausibly true than false? The third premise is undeniable for anyone seeking truth. But what about the first premise? Why not say, The universe is just there, and that’s all? No explanation needed! End of discussion! – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPCzEP0oD7I

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.  For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.  Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household – Ephesians 2:17-19

Blessings to you all