But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Bob Siedensticker has a way of oversimplifying, well, just about every view that he disagrees with. Bob’s first step is to oversimplify, then misrepresent and equivocate if necessary, and then refute. When it comes to the transcendental argument for God (TAG), he remains consistent in his...

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Atheist Objection # 10 Is this actually the case? Has evolutionary theory answered the question of where we came from. Bob argues: “I simply say that science has a remarkable track record for teaching us about reality, while religion has taught us absolutely nothing. Religion makes...

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Atheist Objection # 9   The very first challenge Bob the atheist will have to demonstrate is that that absolute evil exists, and he will have to do this upon the basic beliefs of his own worldview. If the God of the Bible is evil, then the atheist will have to defend the existence of... Continu...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:47

Christianity is a Myth: Objection #8

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History is full of mother-child messiah cults, trinity godheads, and the like. Thus the Christian story is a myth like the rest.” [Objection #8] We now move to the eighth objection to Christianity proffered by Bob Seidensticker over at Patheos, from his blog, Cross Examined. From my...

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Friday, 14 July 2017 22:51

The Gospel Doesn’t Make Sense

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Objection #7 I now move on to atheist objection #7 as outlined and defended by Bob Seidensticker over at Patheos. I have had a chance to interact with Bob over the last few days and in my assessment, he is a run-of-the-mill nothing special kind of atheist. In other words, so far, I have not... Conti...

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Atheist Objection #6 There are two ways to respond to this argument. First, we want to understand what the argument claims. The argument claims that Christian belief is the product of cultural conditioning. Understanding an argument or objection is a very critical first step in the process of...

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Atheist Argument #5 Up to this point, I have demonstrated how the first four of Bob Seidensticker’s arguments have failed, despite his view that they logical valid. Each one has been weighed at this point and found wanting. I now come to what I would call an argument that has a serious...

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Objection number 4 This is argument number four: why Christian belief should be rejected and why Christian arguments for God fail. One could take this objection in two ways: this is a de jure objection which claims that there is something intrinsically wrong with belief in God. At its core, belief...

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Source: God is not all-powerful if there is something He cannot do. God cannot lie, therefore God is not all-powerful.”

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Source: “If there is anything God cannot do, then he is not all powerful”

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Atheist Objection #3 Now, it’s time to sit up and pay attention because this objection is at least philosophically interesting. So here is the basic argument: If there is anything God cannot do, then God is not all-powerful. God cannot lie. Therefore, God is not all-powerful. To begin with, I...

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Bob takes us to the second atheist objection to the Christian claim that God is the creator of the universe. Bob seems to think this objection is more plausible than it actually is, which is mind-bloggling to me. (Totally intended) Here is his initial remark regarding this objection: No, I think...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 09:44

Does the SBC Still Have a Stain on It? Featured

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 In 1995, leadership in the SBC apologized for, repented of, and issued a statement repudiating, racism in all forms. Twenty-two years later, instigated by William McKissic, the SBC leaders once again had to apologize and issue not just another statement affirming its belief that racism in all...

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Bob Seidensticker over a Patheos wrote a piece a couple of years ago regarding the ten most common arguments of atheism regarding its basis for rejecting Christianity and defended those arguments. The format of Bob’s post is basically a rebuttal to the Christian rebuttal that the argument in...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:20

The Christian Doctrine of Repentance

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The Christian Doctrine of Repentance The above link is an e-learning tutorial. Click the link to be taken to a short tutorial on how Christians should think about the concept of repentance as taught in Scripture.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 21:20

A Christian Response to Bernie Sanders

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Recently, a US Senator from Vermont, one Bernie Sanders, had the audacity to publicly humiliate himself by demonstrating that his knowledge of Christianity is alarmingly deficient for a man in his position. More than that, Sanders also put on display for all to see, not only his incompetence...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 01:39

Recovering the Gospel

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“The weakness in evangelicalism is also its minimalism. Doctrinal minimalism in one generation can be a way of focusing the fight; in another, the path to doctrinal indifference.”[1] On October 31st, 2017 the Church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:11

The Battle for the Beginning – 7 of 12

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In this post we will examine Nathan’s seventh problem for the traditional interpretation of Genesis 1-2. So far, Nathan is 0-6 in his attempt to validate that the traditional interpretation of Genesis 1-2 has any serious problems. Let’s see if he fairs any better here. 7) “These...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 09:42

Basic Beliefs in Islam

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Source: Basic Beliefs in Islam

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 21:41

The Battle for the Beginning: 6 of 12

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The Battle for the Beginning: 6 of 12 6) Days 1-6 involve creation through the spoken word. Mankind is created on Day 6 through the power of the spoken word. But in Genesis 2 Adam is formed from the dust of the ground. Think about that for a second. In one version, Adam is spokenContinue reading "Th...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 07:07

The Battle for the Beginning – 5 of 12

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5) Does Adam get created (Genesis 2:7) on Day 6 (24 hour period), name all the animals of all the earth (Genesis 2:19), and still have time to make his wedding ceremony with Eve (Genesis 1:26) in a literal 24 hour period??? That’s a lot of moving parts. And the scientific/historical...

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 08:25

The Battle for the Beginning – 4 of 12

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4) Yom can mean “day.” Most often it does. And an ancient Israelite would’ve read Genesis 1 as literal 24 hour periods. I’m not denying that. But yom can also mean a period of time, an age, forever etc. For the sake of argument… let’s assume it means literal six...

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Saturday, 06 May 2017 19:47

The Battle for the Beginning – 3 of 12

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O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. (1 Tim. 6:20-21) The third problem that the traditional interpretation of Genesis has is...

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Friday, 05 May 2017 02:30

The Battle for the Beginning – 2 of 12

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As you know by now if you are paying any attention to what is going on in our culture, Christian belief is under attack at its most rudimentary levels. The authority of Scripture is called into question more and more within our own ranks. The institution of marriage has been under attack for years...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:44

The Battle for the Beginning

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1) Genesis 1:2 the earth is tohu wa bohu “formless and void”.  Tohu wa bohu also occurs in Jerimiah 4:23 to describe light gone, mountains quaking, no people, no birds, fruitful lands laid waste, towns in ruins (Walton, p. 47, Lost World of Genesis One).  Also in Genesis 1:2...

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