Do Miracles “Violate” the “Laws” of Nature?

I remember reading the work of a popular apologist not too long ago in which radical higher criticism was briefly analyzed in order to expose its anti-supernatural presuppositions. The author did a great job in showing how the claims of radical higher criticism cannot be substantiated without first presupposing that (i.)God does not exist or (ii.)if God exists then He… (more…)

Identifying “Christian” Cults

Reading the Fine Print In a previous post on the harm that cult leaders like Harold Camping can cause confused Christians, I gave a brief testimony of my stint in a cult. In the comment section of this post, a reader reported to me that he had visited the cult’s website and couldn’t any evidence of their being a cult.… (more…)

Apologetics and the Law/Gospel Distinction

Law/Gospel? Before getting into this topic, we have to establish what the following verses have in common. I’ve chosen a number of verses from throughout the New Testament. Let’s take a look at them. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.[1] Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So… (more…)

Fulfilled Prophecies that Prove Christ is God

Fulfilled Prophecies that Prove Christ is God Who is Jesus Christ? Is He God? Or was He just a man? When Jesus asked His disciples this same question,[1] He was met with Simon Peter’s earnest reply: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”[2] There are many who would answer just as earnestly, but who define the terms… (more…)

You Can’t Use the Bible to Prove the Bible!

The Charge A common charge against Christians who appeal to the Bible in order to prove that the Bible is God’s Word is that they are “arguing in circle.” The accusation is common, but is it true? Do Christians “use the Bible to prove the Bible”? This question is necessary to ask in light of the accusation being made against… (more…)

The Impossibility of Modalist/”Oneness” Theology

The Legal Necessity of the Distinct Personhood of the Father and the Son There is only so much Scripture twisting that can be done when one is trying to uphold a heretical doctrine. After a certain point, the Scripture twisting that’s been going on becomes so clear that the advocates of a heresy expose their errors on their own, proving… (more…)

Heretics that are Holier than You

Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, and Emergents: What Do They Have in Common? Lawlessness comes in two main forms: Legalism and Antinomianism. These two heresies are dealt with extensively in the New Testament, so my point in writing this article is not to delve deeply into those two forms of legalism. No, what I want to talk about is moral-superiority-complex of heretics… (more…)

How to Not Debate What Doesn’t Matter

There are some debates that just shouldn’t happen. Unfortunately, we often get sucked into such debates because we are zealous to contend for the faith, temporarily blinded by the fact that the person who is arguing against Christianity is arguing fallaciously in one way or another. For instance, Euthyphro’s Dilemma has absolutely nothing to say about God (i.e. the Triune… (more…)

Is God a “Failed Hypothesis”?

Philosophical Confusion Of all the meaningless statements that atheists make,[1] I think the most irritating among them is the claim that “God is a failed hypothesis.” It isn’t just the arrogance that fuels statements like this that I find irritating, it is also the fallacious nature of the proposition itself, for behind the statement are metaphysical presuppositions that the atheist… (more…)

Calling a Spade a Spade in the Aftermath of May 21st

A Personal Testimony When the Lord saved me a few years ago, I never thought I’d wind up sitting under the “preaching” of a cult leader whose only intention was to tear my faith in Christ down, tear my wife and I apart from one another, and, well, gain my allegiance, worship, and adoration. I was bright-eyed and filled with… (more…)

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