• Faith Worth Defending: Twelve Week Apologetics Workbook

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    Richard Rorty claims that no “vocabulary” (or worldview) is any closer to reality than any other—although he presents his own view as an improvement over opposing views. The Arabian conquerors had learned from the Syrians the arts and sciences of the Greek world. An objection was raised: "And the persons were sixteen thousand" (Num. 31:40) [Midianites, who are gentiles, are here classified as human beings]! We will present hundreds of specific examples of evidence grouped under six major headings.
  • Barriers to belief (Layman's theological library)

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    Guidance is said to be found in "the Torah and the Gospel" (Sura 3:3-4, etc.), but above all in the Qur'an, which is called "a guidance and a mercy for believers" (e.g., Sura 27:77). But if we do not work at acquiring them before marriage, we will be acquiring their opposites – selfishness, haughtiness, impatience: characteristics that are death to a marriage. Perhaps the earliest was the "Discussion between a Saracen and a Christian " composed by St.
  • Islam and Christianity pamphlet: Compare Basic Teachings and

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    Another way to increase your effectiveness as a spiritual warrior is to submit to your network of apostles and prophets. Even Pascal, who discounted the metaphysical proofs for God and preferred the "reasons of the heart," eventually came around with an interesting defense of the Christian faith. Psalm 128 is one of my favorites; it states: Happy the man who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! Understanding this, Paul begins his argument by advancing monotheism. Teleological argument (argument from design) - Argues that there is an intricate design in the world around us, and a design requires a designer.
  • The Kalām Cosmological Argument

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    In recent years I've added much on skeptics and "Jesus Myth" types. This article is reprinted from the March 1995 issue of Further, since a careless exercise of apologetics can hurt others (when the apologist becomes harsh, egotistical, or sarcastic) all apologists should seriously consider the areas where they can go wrong. The first Protestant textbook of apologetics was written by the Dutch legal scholar Hugo Grotius, On The Truth of the Christian Religion.
  • An Appeal To all that Doubt, or Disbelieve

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    Bill coming over is really exciting, and we have set up a number of events around the country to try and help as many people as possible benefit from his visit. The chief sources on which he has to rely in establishing this triple fact of revelation are the Sacred Scriptures. We need to prepare our young people for the objections they will face once they head off to college. He wants our faith to rest upon the dictates of intelligence as well as submission of faith. Justo Gonzalez, who writes the book, is a Cuban immigrant who feels as though the world in which he grew up helps him understand not only the Hispanic culture better, but theology and how it relates to Hispanics.
  • Cross-Cultural Apologetics: Bridging Culture to Defend the

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    The blowing of the Shofar on Yom Kippur was known as the Great Trump or the Great Shofar, signifying that call to humility before the power and awesomeness of God on this most solemn of days. Print. (preface) A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. As a boy I wondered at the existence of the universe. They represent several modern schools of thought. In the case of apologists who deal with anti-Catholic Protestants, the goal is an invitation into the fullness of Christ’s Church.
  • The Christian and twentieth century attacks on his faith

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    Universe - Origin of the universe per secular science, step by step Universe - Does intelligent design theory apply in seeking to learn the origin of the universe? Strauss's views, embodied in his "Life of Jesus" (1835), were ably refuted, together with the false assertions and inductions of the Tübingen School by such Catholic scholars as Kuhn, Hug, Sepp, Döllinger, and by the Protestant critics, Ewald, Meyer, Wieseler, Tholuck, Luthardt, and others.
  • Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith

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    In other words, how does a person react when a robber steals something from him? Beardsley (1960) Classic Philosophical Questions edited by James A. Zechariah 14:9 NIV The LORD will be king over the whole earth. Since marriage requires loving, faithful, kind, patient, forgiving, humble, courageous, wise, unselfish individuals – and the list could go on – young people should strive to gain these characteristics. The one God revealed in three persons who are eternally distinct has given us every opportunity to know to love and to receive Him or to reject Him.
  • Either/or: The Gospel or Neopaganism

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    In his book Jesus Creed, he recommends a variety of books by contemplative advocates including Gary Thomas’ book, Sacred Pathways, where he instructs readers to repeat a word for twenty minutes (which is mantric like meditation) and several other authors of whom we have already mentioned in this article. The following morning I met a translator named Fatima and she was absolutely delightful. They haven’t killed anybody, stolen anything significant, or intentionally hurt people. A moral world order is inconceivable apart from a personal God.
  • The Cruelty of Heresy: An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy

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    Jesus never died in the first place - it just seemed that he was dead. Imagine what a single stroke with such a flagrum causes to the skin muscles and bones. If he married a sister isn't that genetically bad and against the Bible's laws against incest? Thanks for little respect you have for me. They saw Him die and they saw Him alive again. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Muslim community experienced its darkest hour. Please do NOT let CARM deceive you!] ● that there are Christian adulterers and Christian murderers. [The only adulterers and murderers in the Bible are always unsaved and therefore on the road to hell in desperate need of repentance for salvation.] Eternal security teachers, like CARM, would want us to dangerously believe that some adulterers and/or murderers are actually saved because they once were regenerated.