mid-week apologetics booster (2-20-20)

Good morning friends,

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

It is not feeling the Spirit that proves my saved state but the truth of what Christ did perfectly for me. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Five Ways to Help Your Kids Grow in Their Christian Confidence | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/five-ways-to-help-your-kids-grow-in-their-christian-confidence/
  2. Three Ways to Ignite Your Teenager’s Passion for God | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/three-ways-to-ignite-your-teenagers-passion-for-god/
  3. Politics Will Not Save Us | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/politics-will-not-save-us
  4. Cosmologist Luke Barnes answers 11 objections to the fine-tuning argument | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2020/02/12/cosmologist-luke-barnes-answers-11-objections-to-the-fine-tuning-argument-9/
  5. The Founders As Christians, their quotes – Wall Builders: https://wallbuilders.com/the-founders-as-christians/
  6. David Wood And Bobby: If Bart Ehrman Is Right, Islam Is False. – One Minute Apologist: https://oneminuteapologist.com/david-wood-and-bobby-if-bart-ehrman-is-right-islam-is-false/
  7. Five atheist miracles (Creation Magazine LIVE! 7-20) – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlz8OFBSVc
  8. A review of The Myth of Junk DNA by Jonathan Wells – creation.com: https://creation.com/review-wells-junk-dna
  9. The Three Kinds of Doubt and How to Address Them (Brett Kunkle hosts the Stand to Reason podcast): https://subspla.sh/52qfhwr
  10. Lord of the Rings Star Defends Faith, Argues That Christianity Has ‘Made the World a Better Place’ | CBN News: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2020/february/lord-of-the-rings-star-defends-faith-argues-that-christianity-has-made-the-world-a-better-place
  11. Way of the Master episode in Switzerland – this episode contains a lot of Apologetics conversations (~30 minute video): https://youtu.be/_id_l_0BQy0
  12. Why did Jesus Say the Father is Greater than I in John 14:28? | Berean Perspective Apologetics & Evangelism Ministry: https://rootedinchrist.org/2019/12/28/why-did-jesus-say-the-father-is-greater-than-i-in-john-1428/
  13. Push To Legalize Polygamy Uses Same Arguments As Same-Sex Marriage: https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/17/push-to-legalize-polygamy-uses-same-arguments-as-same-sex-marriage/
  14. Rhett & Link, YouTubers Popular With Youth, Deconstruct Their Faith: https://churchleaders.com/youth/youth-leaders-articles/371115-rhett-link-youtubers-ear-biscuits-popular-with-youth-deconstruct-their-faith.html
  15. Does Oxytocin Cause Spiritual Experiences?: https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/the-cells-design/read/the-cells-design/2016/10/12/does-oxytocin-cause-spiritual-experiences
  16. Deity of Christ: Case Closed – this article contains a good strategy for discussing the deity of Christ with Jehovah’s Witnesses | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/publications/deity-of-christ-case-closed
  17. Interview: John Dyer From the Garden to the City – (Brett Kunkle hosts the Stand to Reason podcast, where they discuss the results of Christian use of various forms of technology): https://subspla.sh/yvzrjk7
  18. Free PDF Apologetics Dissertation: How Language, Beauty, and Literature Point Toward the Existence of God The Domain for Truth: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/free-pdf-apologetics-dissertation-how-language-beauty-and-literature-point-toward-the-existence-of-god/
  19. Does the Cumulative Case for Design Point to a Divine Designer? | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/does-the-cumulative-case-for-design-point-to-a-divine-designer/
  20. Family Ministry: Who Is Responsible for the Discipleship of Your Children? – Timothy Paul Jones: https://www.timothypauljones.com/family-ministry-who-is-responsible-for-discipling-your-children/
  21. The New Age Jesus Versus the Biblical Jesus – CultureWatch: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2019/12/31/the-new-age-jesus-versus-the-biblical-jesus/
  22. Atheists and Evidence 2020. Some things never change. Shadow To Light: https://shadowtolight.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/atheists-and-evidence-2020-some-things-never-change

For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.John 12:49-50

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-10-2019)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 1300) from Nuggets:

Amiable agnostics will talk cheerfully about man’s search for God. To me, they might as well talk about the mouse’s search for a cat. – C. S. Lewis

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Why does God require faith? Why doesn’t God prove Himself to us so there is no need for faith?: https://www.gotquestions.org/God-require-faith.html
  2. Is Jesus really God? There are many cults and false religions today that deny it. What is the truth about Jesus Christ? We turn to the Scriptures for the answer.: https://answersingenesis.org/jesus-christ/jesus-is-god/is-jesus-god/
  3. Is It Time to Panic About Climate Change? – Creation Museum Live! | September 19, 2019 – YouTube – Dr. Alan White. The science of climatology is in an early stage of development, so it is difficult to be certain how serious the risk of climate change is. Many politicians and climatologists say that it is time to take immediate, radical actions, with little regard for the consequences of those actions. However, when the small amount of data that we do have is put into a longer-term perspective, panic does not seem warranted. Two things are certain: the global temperature has been rising slowly for about 400 years, and we must take Gods command to care for the earth seriously. Dr. Alan White earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee and his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University in 1981.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r9Xdb-mRxk
  4. British Court In Transgender Case: Bible Belief Is Incompatible With Human Dignity | The Daily Wire: https://www.dailywire.com/news/british-court-in-transgender-case-bible-belief-is-incompatible-with-human-dignity
  5. Atheist Group Files Complaint About Texas Judge’s Bible Gift, Hug to Convicted Murderer | CBN News: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/october/atheist-group-files-complaint-about-texas-judges-bible-gift-hug-to-convicted-murderer?cpid=:ID:-35477-:DT:-2019-10-03-18:10:20-:US:-SW1-:CN:-CP1-:PO:-NC1-:ME:-SU1-:SO:-FB1-:SP:-NW1-:PF:-TX1-
  6. In This Day and Age, Evangelism Is Spelled: A-P-O-L-O-G-E-T-I-C-S | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/in-this-day-and-age-evangelism-is-spelled-a-p-o-l-o-g-e-t-i-c-s/
  7. In-N-Out billionaire Lynsi Snyder on spiritual warfare, desire to be ‘plugged in’ to God’s plan – The Christian Post: https://www.christianpost.com/news/in-n-out-billionaire-lynsi-snyder-on-spiritual-warfare-desire-to-be-plugged-in-to-gods-plan.html
  8. Science has limits: A few things that science does not do: https://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/whatisscience_12
  9. Stepping Up to Defend Life – Focus on the Family: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/stepping-up-to-defend-life/?_ga=2.73042259.1109797579.1570475466-1592295472.1570475466
  10. Upcoming science book reveals that ‘Adam and Eve’ could have existed.: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/04/upcoming-book-leaves-scientific-possibility-existence-adam-eve-column/3826195002/
  11. Pilgrims in a Post-Christian Culture by Voddie Baucham: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/pilgrims-in-a-post-christian-culture/
  12. The Idea That Faith is Caught and Not Taught is False and It’s Hurting the Next Generation: http://christianmomthoughts.com/the-idea-that-faith-is-caught-and-not-taught-is-falseand-its-hurting-the-next-generation/
  13. This short video clip from the Aladdin animated Disney movie reminds me of the incarnation of Jesus – God coming to earth in the person of Jesus.  Hebrews 10:5 says “when Christ came into the world, he said: ‘Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me’”.  As the clip says about Genie, Jesus has “Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Ity Bity Living Space”: https://youtu.be/SfTfXLLJlzM
  14. The Pro-Life View Is the Tolerant View | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/pro-life-view-tolerant-view#.XZ4yT7dlAzQ
  15. Wednesday Wisdom from Thinker William Bennett Reflections: https://reflectionsbyken.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/wednesday-wisdom-from-thinker-william-bennett/
  16. Philosophical Evidence that God Created the Universe | Radical Worldview: http://radicalworldview.com/philosophical-evidence-that-god-created-the-universe/
  17. What does the Bible teach about the Trinity? | GotQuestions.org: https://www.gotquestions.org/Trinity-Bible.html
  18. Mann’s Word: CAN WE TRUST THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT?: http://mannsword.blogspot.com/2019/10/can-we-trust-text-of-new-testament.html
  19. Why Christians Should Study Philosophy: A Reply to John MacArthur: http://www.bernardjmauser.com/philosopher/christian-philosophy/
  20. Outgrowing Richard Dawkins’ God Delusions | The Stream: https://stream.org/outgrowing-richard-dawkins-delusions/

Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear this man myself.” He replied, “Tomorrow you will hear him.” The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high ranking officers and the leading men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. Festus said: “King Agrippa, and all who are present with us, you see this man! The whole Jewish community has petitioned me about him in Jerusalem and here in Caesarea, shouting that he ought not to live any longer. I found he had done nothing deserving of death, but because he made his appeal to the Emperor I decided to send him to Rome. But I have nothing definite to write to His Majesty about him. Therefore I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that as a result of this investigation I may have something to write. For I think it is unreasonable to send on a prisoner without specifying the charges against him.” Acts 25:22-27

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (2-21-2019)

Good morning friends,

Here is a random quote (of over 750) from Nuggets:

In prayer I am lifted above the frowns and flatteries of life, and taste heavenly joys; entering into the eternal world I can give myself to thee with all my heart, to be thine for ever. In prayer I can place all my concerns in thy hands, to be entirely at thy disposal, having no will or interest of my own. – Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Camelback Classic (March 21-23, 2019) – this is a Christian Homeschool speech and debate tournament hosted by Mars Hill Speech & Debate. You can be a community judge and I promise you that you will be blessed to see the next generation clearly articulating and defending the Christian faith!: https://camelbackclassic2019.homeschooldebate.net/
  2. 3 Practical Steps to Help Build Your Kids’ Immunity to Anti-Christian Ideas – Alisa Childers: https://www.alisachilders.com/blog/3-practical-steps-to-help-build-your-kids-immunity-to-anti-christian-ideas
  3. Millennials and Evangelism – Break Point: http://www.breakpoint.org/2019/02/breakpoint-millennials-and-evangelism/
  4. Why is Christianity Right? Ravi Zacharias: https://youtu.be/o5qJPZySo7A
  5. Why should one religion have the right to declare what is right and what is wrong?: https://youtu.be/V7d2iETJ1AE
  6. The Dire Need for Christian Apologetics | Reasoned Cases for Christ: https://bcooper.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/the-dire-need-for-christian-apologetics/
  7. The Truth Behind New York’s New Abortion Law Straight Talk with Claudia K: https://straighttalkwithclaudiak.com/the-truth-behind-new-yorks-new-abortion-law/
  8. 3 Ways to Misunderstand the Trinity: https://lifewayvoices.com/bible-theology/3-ways-to-misunderstand-the-trinity/
  9. John Lennox: Seven Days that Divide the World: https://youtu.be/0FmO2XKMe6g
  10. Is the Bible True? The Cumulative Case for the Reliability of the Gospels (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-the-bible-true-the-cumulative-case-for-the-reliability-of-the-gospels-free-bible-insert/
  11. 10 Questions You’ve Always Had About New Age – Mama Bear Apologetics: https://mamabearapologetics.com/new-age-q-and-a/
  12. Reasonable Answers for honest skeptical: I Don’t Believe in the Bible: https://youtu.be/JEjO_rmZN00
  13. Atheist Michael Ruse tells John Lennox, you can’t prove Christianity is true!: https://youtu.be/cjJhwrF0pB4
  14. Randy Alcorn’s session on Heaven at The Gospel Coalition Conference : https://www.epm.org/resources/2015/Apr/14/alcorntgc/
  15. How to Recognize and Dismantle Self Defeating Statements Rob Lundberg’s Online Ministry Website: https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2019/02/18/how-to-recognize-and-dismantle-self-defeating-statements/
  16. Countering emotional attacks on creation – creation.com: https://creation.com/countering-emotional-attacks
  17. 150 Pastors Arrested at Year-End Gathering in China: https://bitterwinter.org/150-pastors-arrested-at-year-end-gathering/
  18. Latest Insights into Obesity Fatten the Case for Human Design: https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/the-cells-design/read/the-cells-design/2017/03/22/latest-insights-into-obesity-fatten-the-case-for-human-design

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

Bad Analogies for the Trinity

As leaders in youth ministry, there are times when we all probably have to address the Trinity with the kids.  It may come up while we’re teaching the lesson, or a child may ask a question about it.  This video is a great little funny cartoon put out by “Lutheran Satire” and features 2 Irish characters Donall and Conall talking with St. Patrick about the Trinity.  Even though it is a cute and funny little video, it teaches a great message, and as leaders, encourages us not to use these bad (heretical) analogies for the Trinity.  I think the video is appropriate for showing to kids – especially in the 3rd to 6th grade age range (it has some big words).  Here are the bad analogies featured in the cartoon:

Analogy for the Trinity Heresy of this Analogy
Like Water (3 forms: Liquid, Ice, Vapor) Modalism
Like the Sun (the star, the light and the heat) Arianism
Like 3 leaf clover (shamrock) Partialism
Like 1 man who is husband, father, employer at the same time Modalism
Like 3 layers of an apple (or hard-boiled egg) Partialism

Have you used any of these analogies?  I know I have, but I won’t anymore!

Here is the video (3 min 49 seconds):

 

So, the recommendation is that we should just stick to the definition of the Trinity – 1 God, revealed in 3 Persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  If it was “1 God in 3 Gods” or “1 Person in 3 Persons”, that would be a contradiction.  But the Trinity (1 God in 3 Persons) is a mystery, not a contradiction.

Blessings to you all

Books I’ve Read or Listened to – At Least in Part – in 2018

I have a strange way of reading books. Each day I read small parts of one or many books. So, I rarely ever finish a whole book. I’m constantly reading many different books. I make use of Kindle, Hardcover/Paperback books, Audible and Christian Audio. The following is a list of books that I’ve read significant parts of during the past year. I have really enjoyed all of these and would recommend them.

Kindle or Hardcover/Paperback

  1. Unsilenced: How to Voice the Gospel, James Boccardo
  2. The Case for the Real Jesus, Lee Strobel
  3. On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision, William Lane Craig
  4. Discerning Truth, Jason Lisle
  5. Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh & Sean McDowell
  6. Prayer Quotes: Inspiration to Draw You Closer to God, Kevin W. Shorter
  7. Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention: Fourth Edition, John M. Kirsch M.D.
  8. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, Gregory Koukl
  9. Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority, Jonathan Morrow
  10. Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith, J. Warner Wallace
  11. Go and Sin No More: A Call To Holiness, Dr. Michael Brown
  12. Deconstructing Calvinism, Hutson Smelley
  13. Twelve What Abouts: Answering Common Objections Concerning God’s Sovereignty in Election, John Samson
  14. Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God, Paul Copan
  15. Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life is Designed, Douglas Axe
  16. God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe, J. Warner Wallace
  17. Proving the Trinity: Biblical Evidence for the Triune God, Ben Warner
  18. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, W. Phillip Keller
  19. Why I Believe, Dr. D. James Kennedy
  20. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, Arthur Bennett
  21. Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together, Ron A. Hall, Denver Moore (this is one that I finished)

Audio

  1. Letters to a Young Progressive: How to Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don’t Understand, Mike S. Adams
  2. The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills–and Leave a Positive Impression!, Debra Fine
  3. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, Marc Morano
  4. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, Kyle Idleman
  5. The Love Dare, Stephen and Alex Kendrick
  6. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi
  7. Church History in Plain Language, Bruce L. Shelley
  8. The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump, Gregg Jarrett
  9. Trump’s America, Newt Gingrich
  10. Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case, Frank Turek
  11. The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Steven J. Lawson
  12. Know Why You Believe, Paul E. Little
  13. Talking With Your Kids About God, Natasha Crain
  14. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Norman L. Geisler & Frank Turek

Of course, it goes without saying that I read the Bible each and every morning too! I would encourage you all to read more – make use of your free time!

mid-week apologetics booster (11-1-2018)

Good morning friends,

Here is one random quote (of over 700) from Nuggets:

God loves the offender as much as He loves the victim. – Joni Lamb

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Study Finds 61% Of Christians Believe New Age Ideas | Reasons for Jesus: http://reasonsforjesus.com/study-finds-61-of-christians-believe-new-age-ideas/
  2. Emily Thomes: Picture of God’s Grace | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/georgia-purdom/2018/10/26/emily-thomes-picture-gods-grace/
  3. Can Reason Lead Us To A Relationship With God?: https://crossexamined.org/can-reason-lead-us-relationship-god/
  4. Boycotting Christian Beliefs: Pittsburgh Leaders Try to Boot Chick-Fil-A Sponsorship for Kid’s Marathon | CBN.com: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/october/boycotting-christian-beliefs-pittsburgh-leaders-try-to-boot-chick-fil-a-sponsorship-for-kids-marathon
  5. WHY 1 TIMOTHY WAS WRITTEN NO LATER THAN 55 AD & WHY THAT MATTERS: http://2besure.blogspot.com/2018/10/why-1-timothy-was-written-no-later-than.html
  6. Your Kids Need to Think Critically About the Resurrection…Because Secular Media Does Not: http://christianmomthoughts.com/your-kids-need-to-think-critically-about-the-resurrection-because-secular-media-does-not/
  7. Here’s How Christians Can Use Pop Culture to Engage the World With Gospel | Christian News on Christian Post: https://www.christianpost.com/sponsored/heres-how-christians-can-use-pop-culture-to-engage-the-world-with-gospel.html
  8. Arming Christian Students With the Truth | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2018/arming-christian-students-with-the-truth/
  9. Manuscript Evidence Part 1, A Few Important Facts Truth, Faith and Reason: https://truthfaithandreason.com/a-case-for-the-bible-101-manuscript-evidence-part-1-a-few-important-facts/
  10. Survey: The Happiest Marriages involve The Least Premarital Sex: http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/26/survey-the-happiest-marriages-had-the-least-premarital-sex/
  11. Is Mark’s Gospel an Early Memoir of the Apostle Peter? | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2018/is-marks-gospel-an-early-memoir-of-the-apostle-peter/
  12. Richard Dawkins is releasing an atheist children’s book – creation.com: https://creation.com/dawkins-childrens-book
  13. 10 Signs the Christian Authors You’re Following are (Subtly) Teaching Unbiblical Ideas: https://crossexamined.org/10-signs-the-christian-authors-youre-following-are-subtly-teaching-unbiblical-ideas/
  14. Isn’t it obvious? Natural selection can eliminate, but never create! – creation.com: https://creation.com/natural-selection-can-eliminate-never-create
  15. Trinity Chart-God is a trinity of persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is not the same person as the Son; the Son is not the same person as the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit is not the same person as Father. They are not three gods and not three beings. They are three distinct persons; yet, they are all the one God.: https://carm.org/trinity
  16. What is the meaning of the tree of life?: https://www.gotquestions.org/tree-of-life.html#ixzz37M7sD0Wt
  17. Discussing the Age of the Earth with Other Christians (Video) | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/discussing-the-age-of-the-earth-with-other-christians-video#.W9mryuKQyUl
  18. Is Wesleyan-Arminianism a Human-Centered Theology? (Joshua McNall) – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuJPYApaRXY&feature=youtu.be
  19. New study: virgins have happiest marriages, more sex partners means more unhappiness | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2018/10/30/new-study-virgins-have-happiest-marriages-more-sex-partners-means-more-unhappiness/
  20. Evolutionists Are Now Embracing Determinism and Denying Free Will: http://darwins-god.blogspot.com/2014/06/evolutionists-are-now-embracing.html
  21. George Washington and Religion – A Christian Not a Deist: https://probe.org/george-washington-and-religion/
  22. Ex-Gay ‘X-Factor’ Contestant Faces Backlash for Saying He Found Christ, Left LGBT Lifestyle: https://www.christianpost.com/news/ex-gay-x-factor-contestant-faces-backlash-saying-he-found-christ-left-lgbt-lifestyle-228196/
  23. The Secret to Integrating Apologetics in the Church: – The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network: https://www.thepoachedegg.net/2018/10/integrating-apologetics-in-the-church.html

Then Job replied: “Doubtless you are the people, and wisdom will die with you! But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things? “I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called upon God and he answered — a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless! Men at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping. The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure — those who carry their god in their hands. Job 12:1-6

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (10-25-2018)

Good morning friends,

Random quote from Nuggets:

When people are right with God, they are apt to be hard on themselves and easy on other people. But when they are not right with God, they are easy on themselves and hard on others. ~ John Newton

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Cactus Clash – this is a homeschool speech and debate tournament where you can volunteer to be a judge. They have an apologetics speech tournament which I judge each year. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed, in fact you will be greatly encouraged by these articulate and thoughtful young people make convincing impromptu speeches trying to convince you that Christianity is true!: https://cactusclash2018.homeschooldebate.net/community-judges
  2. What Do Americans Believe About God, Salvation, and the Bible? – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJcy4dO9ngg
  3. Scientist Confirms: An Unborn Baby is a Human Being From the Moment of Conception | LifeNews.com: https://www.lifenews.com/2017/02/09/scientist-confirms-an-unborn-baby-is-a-human-being-from-the-moment-of-conception/
  4. Dennis Prager on Evolution: Stephen Meyer Turned Me Around | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2018/10/dennis-prager-on-evolution-stephen-meyer-turned-me-around/
  5. Tim Keller: Our Culture Was Built to Escape Christianity – evangelizing in western culture: https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/articles/tim-keller-our-culture-was-built-to-escape-christianity
  6. The Story Of David And Goliath Gets Archaeological Evidence Backing It Up | Daily Wire: https://www.dailywire.com/news/37279/story-david-and-goliath-gets-archaeological-hank-berrien
  7. Eight Ways Satan Tempts You To Question Your Salvation – Tim Challies: https://www.challies.com/vlog/eight-ways-satan-tempts-you-to-question-your-salvation/
  8. Gosnell Being Dropped From Movie Theaters Despite Solid Performance | Daily Wire: https://www.dailywire.com/news/37380/exclusive-gosnell-being-dropped-movie-theaters-paul-bois
  9. Human destinies: Hell | George’s Journal: https://georgesjournal.net/2018/10/20/human-destinies-hell/
  10. 5 Signs Your Church Might be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity – Alisa Childers: https://www.alisachilders.com/blog/5-signs-your-church-might-be-heading-toward-progressive-christianity
  11. Jesus Was A Case Maker | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2017/jesus-was-a-case-maker/
  12. What to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Mike Licona – Part 1 – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/what-to-say-to-jehovahs-witnesses
  13. What to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Mike Licona – 1. About the Jehovah’s Witnesses – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/what-to-say-to-jehovahs-witnesses/2-about-jws
  14. What to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Mike Licona – 2. Biblical texts used by JWs against the Deity of Christ – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/what-to-say-to-jehovahs-witnesses/3-biblical-texts-against
  15. What to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Mike Licona – 3. Biblical Texts for the Deity of Christ – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/what-to-say-to-jehovahs-witnesses/4-biblical-texts-for
  16. What to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Mike Licona – 4. Conclusion & Application – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/what-to-say-to-jehovahs-witnesses/5-conclusion
  17. What to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Mike Licona – Appendix 1. More on John 1:1 – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/what-to-say-to-jehovahs-witnesses/6-appendix
  18. What to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Mike Licona – Appendix 2. Should You Let Them In? – bethinking.org: https://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/what-to-say-to-jehovahs-witnesses/7-let-them-in
  19. Skeptics say we don’t know who wrote the gospels, but it wasn’t Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. They’re using a double standard: http://isjesusalive.com/who-wrote-the-gospels/
  20. What Do Other Worldviews Believe? Rob Lundberg Apologetics: https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2018/10/22/what-do-other-worldviews-believe/
  21. Answering Two Common Objections To The Author Of Life Argument: https://cerebralfaith.blogspot.com/2018/10/answering-two-common-objections-to.html
  22. Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US; Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’: https://www.christianpost.com/news/witches-outnumber-presbyterians-in-the-us-wicca-paganism-growing-astronomically-227857/
  23. A Journey from a Homosexual Lifestyle to Christ | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/family/homosexuality/journey-from-homosexual-lifestyle-to-christ/
  24. Evolutionists Sense Life’s Design and Deify Nature | The Institute for Creation Research: http://www.icr.org/article/evolutionists-sense-design-deify-nature
  25. The Talking Ape Who Couldn’t Really Talk | The Institute for Creation Research: http://www.icr.org/article/the-talking-ape-who-couldnt-really-talk/
  26. Testimony of a Former Skeptic | The Institute for Creation Research: http://www.icr.org/article/testimony-former-skeptic/

Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (8-16-2018)

Good morning friends,

This summer I have been working on a new and updated version of my Bible nuggets program. You can try it here. The newly modified version contains the following features:

  1. Read and search the full Bible in 8 different translations
  2. Browse selected “Nuggets” from the Bible
  3. Links to biblestudytools.com Interlinear Bible for any chapter or passage you’re reading (this will allow you to explore the Greek and Hebrew text)
  4. Setup and practice Bible memory verses
  5. Browse the Bible by Topic
  6. Browse, search and memorize non-Bible quotes and facts
  7. Works great on mobile devices
  8. Content can be copied to clipboard for pasting into social media postings, emails or text messages
  9. There are many more features in this program that I’m continually updating, contact me if you have any questions about the features or how to use it

Note: if you would like to request a new feature or notify me about a bug, you can add a new issue on my GitHub page for this project!

Here is one random quote (of over 500) from this new program:

Give me grace to know more of my need of grace; Show me my sinfulness that I may willingly confess it; Reveal to me my weakness that I may know my strength in thee. I thank thee for any sign of penitence; give me more of it.

– Valley of Vision

To view more of these quotes, visit:

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

Remember, if you login (no password required), you can create and store your own database of quotes, facts and Bible memory verses. Be sure to take advantage of this extremely helpful resource, which will help you grow in your Christian walk!

Now, here are your weekly links:

  1. Has the Bible been corrupted, altered, edited, revised, or tampered with?: https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-corrupted.html
  2. Faith Does Not Save You | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/faith-does-not-save-you
  3. Biblical Faith VS. Blind Faith: http://cerebralfaith.blogspot.com/2012/12/biblical-faith-vs-blind-faith.html
  4. Blind Faith – A common misconception among atheists, humanists, and evolutionists is that those who reject evolution in order to hold to a fundamental, literal understanding of the biblical documents are guided by blind faith: http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=92&article=444
  5. Naturalism: A World View – the naturalistic world view is the overall belief that nature itself is all that there is. God did not design it. Intelligence was a result not a cause of the developing world. Nature formed itself by strictly natural processes. This claim has several implications…: https://www.namb.net/apologetics-blog/naturalism-a-world-view/
  6. Is Today’s Bible the Real Bible? | Institute For Religious Research: http://irr.org/todays-bible-real-bible
  7. Has the Bible Been Accurately Copied Down Through the Centuries? – SES: https://ses.edu/has-the-bible-been-accurately-copied-down-through-the-centuries/
  8. J. Warner Wallace: I am not a Christian because it works for me | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2018/04/13/j-warner-wallace-i-am-not-a-christian-because-it-works-for-me-6/
  9. Churches Should Welcome Sinners, Not Affirm Their Sins: http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/21/churches-welcome-sinners-not-affirm-sins/
  10. True Repentance, Real Change – Repentance is a biblical word… The Bible commands it, our wickedness demands it, justice requires it, Christ preached it and God expects it. The divine, unalterable edict is still valid: God commands all men everywhere to repent.: https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/january-2007/true-repentance-real-change/
  11. 3 Things Christians Do That Non-Christians Despise – CareyNieuwhof.com: https://careynieuwhof.com/3-things-christians-do-that-non-christians-despise/
  12. Why the Gospels Were Written Much Earlier than We Thought – A Clear Lens: https://clearlens.org/85175-2/
  13. Four Reasons the New Testament Gospels Are Reliable (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/four-reasons-the-new-testament-gospels-are-reliable/
  14. Examining Islam: is it a reasonable faith to trust?: https://thinkdivinely.com/examining-islam-is-it-a-reasonable-faith-to-trust/
  15. Respectfully Engaging with Hindus: http://apologeticsguy.com/2018/08/engaging-with-hindus/
  16. DNA Points to Design Cyber Penance: https://cyberpenance.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/the-odds-of-dna-points-to-design/
  17. What Is Presuppositional Apologetics?: https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/presuppositional-apologetics/
  18. Updated – Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity? | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2018/are-young-people-really-leaving-christianity/
  19. Why Does It Matter if God Is a Trinity? | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/why-does-it-matter-if-god-trinity#.W3R7vDNlA0N
  20. The standard genetic code is optimized to reduce costly errors: https://uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/the-standard-genetic-code-is-optimized-to-reduce-costly-errors/
  21. How to Make the Case Like a Case Maker | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2018/how-to-make-the-case-like-a-case-maker/
  22. Resurrection: Real? Or Real Dumb? Coffeehouse Questions: https://coffeehousequestions.com/2018/08/14/resurrection-real-or-real-dumb/
  23. Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus baptize anyone? The Domain for Truth: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/bible-contradiction-did-jesus-baptize-anyone/
  24. Ten Reasons Tent-Makers Make Great Christian Case Makers: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2018/ten-reasons-tent-makers-make-great-christian-case-makers/
  25. Should Missing Apostolic Letters Cause Us Concern? | LogosTalk: https://blog.logos.com/2018/08/missing-apostolic-letters-cause-us-concern/
  26. IS OUR FAITH IN JESUS A BLIND FAITH?: https://mannsword.blogspot.com/2018/08/is-our-faith-in-jesus-blind-faith.html
  27. Apologetics Press – Cutting the Roots, But Still Expecting Fruit: http://apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=7&article=5598

The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Proverbs 13:4

Blessings to you all