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Christianity Solidified By Apologetics In The Early Days Of The Church

Posted in Apologetics on Sat, Feb 18 2017 - 06:13 AM

In the Church today, a debate rages over the relationship of philosophy and theology to one another. Some scholarly believers as epitomized by Norman Geisler argue that, since this world is God's world, both can be used to understand Creation if each of these disciplines are approached from a Bibliocentric perspective. The other side of the debate ...

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The Superiority Of Theism Part 2: The Refutation Of Unbelief

Posted in Apologetics on Mon, Jan 02 2017 - 03:23 PM

Portraying themselves as erudite and sophisticated, the the co-called "cultured despisers of religion" attempt to trip up Christianity right out of the starting gate. Fortunately, Geisler and Turek provide the equivalent of intellectual judo in the form of a number of easily-mastered tactics that can deflect and even redirect the attacks of...

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The Superiority Of Theism Part 1: Worldview Comparisons

Posted in Apologetics on Wed, Dec 28 2016 - 05:48 AM

Though things change dramatically as the years and centuries unfold with the average person enjoying luxuries now that even the bards of old couldn’t have devised for the Homeric pantheon, some of mankind's most basic aspirations and perplexities have remained constant throughout the course of history. Even though he said it dismissively in...

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The Pied Piper Of Apostasy?

Posted in Apologetics on Tue, Sep 20 2016 - 08:09 PM

Throughout the history of His people first in terms of pre-Messianic Israel in the form of the Psalms and then ultimately in terms of the Church following the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, music has played a crucial role in conveying the great truths of doctrine and teaching to the faithful. As such, many of these...

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Loyalty To Family Ought To Trump Trump

Posted in News on Tue, Sep 20 2016 - 08:08 PM

According to a number of Facebook theologians, Ted Cruz's refusal or failure to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee wasn't simply bad manners at best or strategically imprudent at worst. Instead, such thinkers invoke this rhetorical incident to call into question the validity of the Senator's profession of faith as a...

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Pope Exposes His Biblical Ignorance In Hurry To Promote Globalist Agenda

Posted in News on Thu, Feb 25 2016 - 03:54 PM

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As part of the centuries-long effort on the part of Vatican elites to collapse the United States on behalf of the New World Order, Pope Francis said regarding Donald Trump, “...a person that thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not about building bridges, is not Christian.”   However, it would seem that...

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UFO’s, The Movies, & The End Of The World

Posted in Apologetics on Sat, Feb 13 2016 - 06:59 PM

An asteroid crashes into the earth, killing thousands and unleashing untold havoc. Just months earlier, millions instantaneously disappeared without a trace. Nonhuman intelligences --- extraterrestrials if you will --- finally reveal themselves to mankind, claiming responsibility for the act. The aliens contend they have done this because the...

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A Close Encounter Of An Intravenous Kind

Posted in Apologetics on Sat, Feb 06 2016 - 07:44 AM

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“Quick. Look Outside!” “What?” I replied to my brother. My brother responded, “LOOK OUTSIDE.” I rushed to the door and opened it. “I don't see anything.” My brother's voice grew increasingly agitated. “Up in the sky and down the street.” I stepped out a bit onto the front porch,...

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Retiring Episcopal Hierarch Calls For Communist Upheaval

Posted in Denominations on Wed, Jan 27 2016 - 03:46 PM

In reflection on her term as the presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church posted at YouTube, Katharine Schori said that the reign of God would look like a society where there is justice in the sense that nobody lives in want and nobody has too much. Given that the apostate wing of Anglicanism isn't exactly known for its apocalyptic millennialism...

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The Christian & The Socratic Quest For Truth

Posted in Apologetics on Sat, Jan 16 2016 - 07:49 PM

Not well acquainted with the Western intellectual heritage, some Christians readily dismiss all philosophical endeavor because of the results arrived at by many ungodly thinkers seeking to elevate their own finite speculations above God's revelation. However, it must be remembered that all truth is God's truth. Made in the image of God, man can...

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Astute Parents Alert To Jihadist Intrusion

Posted in News on Mon, Jan 11 2016 - 07:54 PM

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A Virginia school system shut down classes for a day over protests that erupted in response to a Geography assignment that would have required students to write in Arabic the fundamental Islamic statement of belief known as the shahada. If Jews or Muslims rebuffed an assignment to write John 3:16 or “Jesus Is Lord”, would the leftwing ...

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Columnist Compares Candidate To The Son Of Perdition

Posted in Apologetics on Mon, Jan 04 2016 - 07:44 PM

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In a commentary transcript, columnist Cal Thomas compared the rise of Donald Trump with the rise of the Anti-Christ. The consideration of such is always good discernment on the part of an Evangelical public intellectual when a political figure begins to accumulate a devoted following.. However, out of curiosity, did this commentator make an as...

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Why Study Philosophy?

Posted in Apologetics on Wed, Dec 30 2015 - 08:30 PM

Because of its reputation as an esoteric field thanks to areas within the broader discipline concerned with matters barely connected with everyday life, many ask, “Why study philosophy?” when confronted with the subject. Related to this are concerns and reservations raised by many sincere Christians regarding this area of study because ...

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Too Spiritual By Half?

Posted in Theology on Sun, Mar 01 2015 - 07:01 AM

In an exposition of Mark chapter 3, it was observed that Christ's first miracle after the commissioning of the Apostles was the casting out of a demon followed by the healing of Peter's mother-in-law. The Lutheran seminarian insisted that this symbolically represented the precedence of the spirit over the human tendency to emphasize...

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Christian Publisher Targets Children With Leftist Indoctrination

Posted in Apologetics on Sat, Jan 31 2015 - 06:14 AM

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The Eeerdman's Books For Young Readers spring 2015 catalog contains a book titled “Edgar Wants To Be Alone.” According to the synopsis, Edgar doesn't like company but notices he is followed by a worm. So he tries to get away from the invertebrate. The summary reads, “Edgar asks for the other animals on the farm to help him, but ...

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The Pope's Advice Regarding Speech Raises More Concerns Than It Answers

Posted in News on Sun, Jan 18 2015 - 06:33 AM

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As he continues to build a pontificate endeavoring to appeal to nearly everyone on some level, Pope Francis responded to the Charlie Hebbdo massacre in the same spirit. The Catholic News Service has the Pope on record as saying “It's true, one cannot react violently... But...one cannot insult other people's faith, one cannot make fun of ...

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Faith On The Final Frontier

Posted in Apologetics on Sat, Jan 17 2015 - 08:32 PM

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“The final frontier” --- since the mid 1960’s these words have characterized Star Trek’s perception of the adventure and the discoveries to be found in the distant reaches of outer space. Yet can this vast interstellar ether really be said to be the final frontier in terms of providing an ultimate foundation or purpose? For ...

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A Review Of Exodus: Gods & Kings

Posted in Apologetics on Thu, Jan 01 2015 - 07:55 AM

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It wasn't that “Exodus” God & Kings” was that bad of a movie. It is more that it could have been better. The narrative did succeed in creating dramatic interpersonal tension between Moses and Pharaoh by emphasizing the intertwined family relationships of the two characters. While the film strives to acknowledge in its own way the...

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Profounder Debate Flies Under The Radar In Santa Fighter Jet Escort Fiasco

Posted in News on Fri, Dec 19 2014 - 08:45 PM

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NORAD was criticized last year for its annual Santa-tracking public outreach. One might think such a concern expressed would be about military resources diverted to what essentially amounts to frivolous entertainment or the result of upon additional reflection realizing that, if the military industrial complex is willing to go along with such a...

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Evolutionists Outraged At County Fair Creation Science Displays

Posted in Apologetics on Thu, Oct 30 2014 - 08:58 PM

The July 2014 cover story of Earth: The Magazine Of The American Geosciences Institute warns “Creationism Comes To The County Fair'. It is further cautioned “County fairs have proved good places for creationists to reach captive audiences”. But aren't these venues less captive than those in which evolutionists purvey their own...

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Nurse Fails To Accurately Diagnose The Police State Menace

Posted in News on Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 03:44 PM

The nurse at the heart of a New Jersey quarantine verbalized a concern about this potential epidemic degenerating into a police state situation. That is indeed a very valid concern. If she is that sensitive to the preservation of American freedom and liberties, does she plan to condemn the coercive intervention on the part of the President that...

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Bioethics & Timeless Truths For Changing Times

Posted in Apologetics on Sun, Oct 19 2014 - 06:07 AM

The rate of technological and cultural change is so fast and comprehensive in these days in which we live that futurist Alvin Toffler has likened the phenomena to waves sweeping over society and labeled the feeling of disoriented perplexity that settles over us in the wake as "Future Shock". Many of these changes appear to be so profound that the...

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Could The President's UN Remarks Undermine Religious Liberty?

Posted in News on Sat, Oct 18 2014 - 05:52 AM

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In an address before the United Nations, President Obama proclaimed to the planetary assembly, “No children --- anywhere --- should be educated to hate people.” The President went on to clarify, “There should be no tolerance of so-called clerics who call upon people to harm innocents.” The President suggested that this...

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Cosmos Promotes Universal Deception

Posted in Apologetics on Fri, Oct 17 2014 - 05:53 AM

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The deputy editor of USA Today reflecting upon the update of the series Cosmos remarked, “Carl Sagan fought pseudoscience with a smile and wide-eyed wonder. One of the taglines from the series was 'The Cosmos is all there was, is, or ever will be'.” That famous catchphrase is itself non-scientific at best and pseudoscientific at worst....

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Historian Distorts Past In Pursuit Of Anti-Christian Animus

Posted in Apologetics on Thu, Oct 16 2014 - 09:38 PM

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In the 4/19/10 edition of USA Today, religious antiquarian Phillip Jenkins, by comparing extremist Islam with assorted atrocities committed in the name of Christianity over the centuries, details from an historical perspective how any religion can be co-opted in the name of violence. Though his warning is in part a timeless one that needs to be...

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About: Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. His ministry is the Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute.

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