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by Natasha Crain | Apologetics
I haven’t blogged in the past couple of weeks because my family and I were on vacation. We went on a wonderful trip to the island of Grand Cayman! I successfully managed to avoid email while I was there, but that made for quite a backlog by the time I returned. As I started going through the...
by Doug Powell | Apologetics
There are a number of examples of how the various forms of the cosmological argument play out in the real world. The second law of thermodynamics, for instance, is often used as an illustration. However, the best and most easily understood example may be the big bang theory. In the 1920s...
by Tal Davis | Apologetics
The concept of God as a single unitary being — as an alternative to traditional Christian Trinitarianism — can be traced in ancient times to the teachings of Arius (A.D. 256-336), a pastor in Alexandria, Egypt, who taught that the Son was a created being and not equal to the Father. Arius, and...
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When taken as doctrine, "cultic" is the only way to describe the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). Mormon teaching is neither orthodox nor biblical, in that it does not hold to the inerrancy of Scripture, nor to the full, eternal divinity of Christ. On those two...
People compel us Blog Post
by Chad Brand | Apologetics
Evangelism demands we understand the spiritual state of those we evangelize. In order for lost people to glorify God rightly and submit to the lordship of Christ, they need forgiveness of sins. We evangelize because people are lost in sins and their only hope is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their...
by Chad Brand | Apologetics
Joseph Smith Jr., the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, claimed he was restoring the genuine church to the earth, a church absent since the first century. But is Mormonism truly Christian? Students who ask such questions often differentiate among denominations, sects,...
by Jeffrey Burton Russell | Apologetics
Some anti-theists claim that teaching children Christianity is a form of child abuse. In fact, they believe teaching children any religion at all is child abuse. What’s more, they claim that teaching children any ideology is child abuse — but wait. No, they don’t claim that. In fact they now run...
by E. Ray Clendenen | Apologetics
According to Genesis 15:6, Abram did not buy righteousness with his faith. Rather, God gave Abram righteousness, which means right standing or acceptability before God. The biblical message is clear and consistent in both testaments: The curse of condemnation and death that rests on everyone...
by Ched Spellman | Apologetics
After demonstrating that the biblical canon came to be, we are in a better position to ask further, why did the biblical canon come into existence in the first place? Here, we are asking about the catalysts for canon formation. Why is there canon rather than chaos? Why is there an ordered...
by Natasha Crain | Apologetics
Last week during our Bible time with the kids, we were talking about God’s love for us and what exactly that means. As the conversation progressed, I asked my kids (ages 6 and 5), “And how do we even know God loves us?” For purposes of that particular conversation, I was simply expecting them to...