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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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

The Origin of Postmodernism According to Scripture

The Word, Power, and the Marginalization of Others by the “Powers that Be” As I’ve tried to show in my other posts on Emergianity (i.e. the Emergent “Church” [Religion]), postmodern thought seeks to subvert orthodoxy in order to establish unorthodoxy. This is done by a deconstructive process, whereby language is stripped of any fixed meaning so that all meanings are… (more…)

How to Deal with Emergianity (Pt.2)

[Continued from Emergianity] How to Never Say Anything After thoroughly dismantling the linguistic theories of the prominent analytical philosophers and liberal theologians of his day by exposing how logically inconsistent with themselves these theories were, philosopher Gordon H. Clark wrote: There is indeed a way for these people to avoid logical difficulties, paradox, and analogy. To quote one of them:… (more…)

Atheistic Arguments: Attacks on the Character of God (Pt.2)

[Continued from Part 1] II. The Argument from Insufficient Evidence against the Existence of God Another way in which I sought to deny the God of Scripture was by claiming that there simply wasn’t enough evidence to prove His existence. My argument ran something like this: Major Premise: If an all good, all powerful, and all knowing God exists, then… (more…)

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