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Looking at Wittenberg in the Time of Martin Luther

On Saturday, October 31, 1517, Dr. Martin Luther—a 33-year-old Roman Catholic priest and theology professor at the University of Wittenberg—stood in fro

What Does It Mean to Have Faith?

In this brief interview, Frank Turek explains the difference between two types of faith: "belief  that" and "belief in." God Bless,

Accepting Our Duty As Christians (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #86) | Cold Case Christianity

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the importance of becoming a Christian Case Maker.

Formed with the Flick of His Finger

The world around us cries out with the glory of God. We just need to linger long enough to see it.

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Why You Must Teach Kids Apologetics

I recently shared " 4 Big Reasons Why Kids Walk Away From Church When They Grow Up ." I'd like to dive a little deeper on the first reason—a shallow faith foundation. Stats show that 78 percent of "nones" (those who identify with no religion) grew up in church. This means a high percentage of kids growing up in church walk away. But the even bigger issue are those who walk away from their faith completely. Fifty percent of kids who walk away say it's because they no longer believe in God at all.

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Presuppositional Apologetics Refutes Mormonism

Wow - a unique and powerful way to witness to Mormons and the LDS. See Van Til and Bahnsen take down the false religion of Joseph Smith.

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Rapid Response: "You Can't Trust the Gospels Because They Were Written by Christians"

In our Rapid Response series, we tackle common concerns about (and objections to) the Christian worldview by providing short, conversational responses. These posts are designed to model what our answers might look like in a one-on-one setting, while talking to a friend or family member. Imagine if someone said, “I can’t trust what the New Testament says about Jesus: after all, it was written by biased Christians . I can only believe what’s been written by ancient non – Christians , and they don’t say much about Jesus.” How would you answer such an objection? Here is a conversational example of how I recently responded:

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Prisoner Number 2491: The Inspiring Story of the First Nazi Martyr

Every morning Schneider’s voice was heard ringing out loudly and clearly from the solitary confinement building, almost across the whole square, when tens of thousands had lined up for roll call: “Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to save us from our sins. If we have faith in him, we are put right with God. We need not fear what man may do to us because we, through Christ, belong to the kingdom of God. . . . Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, has promised that we, by faith in him, may participate in his resurrection. He said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in me shall never die.’ Accept the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and God will receive you as his child.”

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Exclusive Eric Metaxas book excerpt: Martin Luther and the birth of the modern world

But it is important to see that despite what both his critics and his de- fenders have often said, Luther was never coming near anything of the kind. His concept of the word “conscience” was not our modern view, in which conscience takes its cue from the autonomous self. On the contrary, his concept of truth did not vary one iota from the accepted Roman Catholic view. The only difference between his view and the church’s view was in the idea that one’s conscience must obey God himself. The Catholic church reserved the right to say that it and it alone spoke for God, whereas Luther, in pointing out that the pope had erred and church councils had erred, was saying that the church could not reserve the right to speak for God. Therefore, if the church—via pope and councils—was able to err and to sometimes not speak for God and God’s truth, Luther asserted the idea that only the Scriptures could be that inerrant standard to which everyone—including the church—must repair. Thus, if the Scriptures plainly said something different from what councils and popes said, it must be the councils and the popes who were in error and were obliged to change their views.

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Is Happiness A Good Test for Truth? | Oklahoma Apologetics Alliance

Are feelings of happiness a good test for truth? What happens when truth makes people unhappy? Guest blogger Ryan Pauly responds to these Qs and more.

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What Was the Reformation All About?

500 years ago, a German monk named Martin Luther started a protest that exploded into a worldwide movement. So what was the Protestant Reformation all about? Discover the answer in this short video narrated by Dr. R.C. Sproul. Learn more at http://Ligonier.org/reformation

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The Gospel of James: Open Letter to Martin Luther

Apart from simply tracing the gospel-word concept through this key section in chapter 1, we should note good-news revelations made of God and his good-news promises. Consider just the specific expressions of grace to weary souls in chapter 1. For those lacking wisdom, God “gives generously to all without reproach” (James 1:5). To the one who keeps the faith in trial, “he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” (James 1:12). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17).

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New discovery: ancient Old Testament fragment is identical to copy 2,000 years later

After years of careful study, it has been concluded that the Dead Sea Scrolls give substantial confirmation that our Old Testament has been accurately preserved. The scrolls were found to be almost identical with the Masoretic text. Hebrew Scholar Millar Burrows writes, “It is a matter of wonder that through something like one thousand years the text underwent so little alteration. As I said in my first article on the scroll, ‘Herein lies its chief importance, supporting the fidelity of the Masoretic tradition.’”{6}

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

The hymn came into English as early as ten years after Luther composed it, but the version most of us sing today was translated by Frederick Hedge more than 300 years later, in 1853. It is by no means a literal translation of the original, understandably taking certain licenses for the sake of meter and rhyme. Add to that the fact that Hedge was a Unitarian minister — meaning he believed in God’s oneness but not threeness. In other words, he was no Trinitarian. He believed Jesus was fully human but not God, inspired by God but not his eternal divine Son.

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Ligonier Ministries on Twitter

Watch as R.C. Sproul explains that only Scripture has the power to bind the conscience absolutely.

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Are There Contradictions in the Quran? (Answering Islam Part 15)

Muslims are convinced that the Qur'an is free from error, but you won't believe how easy it is to find contradictions in it! This is the fifteenth video of our "Answering Islam" series, where David Wood answers the question: "Are There Contradictions in the Qur'an?" For the rest of the series, visit the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDsMn... PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3615911 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Acts17 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?... MINDS: https://www.minds.com/Acts17Apologetics WEBSITE: http://www.acts17.net

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Astros Chaplain: Play for God and Pray to Win

Alaniz , pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church’s Spanish campus, leads ministry among the Astros’ Spanish-speaking players. The team includes Venezuelans José Altuve and Marwin González; Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa, Carlos Beltrán, and Juan Centeno; Cuban Yuli Gurriel; and Dominican Francisco Liriano. Kevin Edelbrock, a development director with Young Life, serves as the English-speaking chaplain, and Alaniz’s wife, Josie Ban-Alaniz, conducts ministry among the players’ wives and girlfriends.

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Rapid Response: "God Is Not Needed to Explain the Fine-Tuning of the Universe"

In our Rapid Response series, we tackle common concerns about (and objections to) the Christian worldview by providing short, conversational responses. These posts are designed to model what our answers might look like in a one-on-one setting, while talking to a friend or family member. Imagine if someone said, “Christians sometimes point to the appearance of fine-tuning in the universe as proof that God exists. But you don’t need God to explain this fine-tuning.” How would you respond to such a statement? Here is a conversational example of how I recently replied:

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Apologetics 101: Having an Argument for the Existence of God

Contrary to what Melissa Cain Travis implies above, you don’t need to respond to Coworker Joe by a full-on presentation of the Kalam Cosmological Argument. Instead, it is perfectly acceptable to humbly ask questions. For example, you could ask Coworker Joe, “So why do you think the Bible has changed over time?” That takes the pressure off you to defend Christianity, and puts the pressure on him to defend his claims. Or you could say, “I’m going to look into that. Let me get back to you tomorrow.” And then you could go home search Google—a wonderful resource—to learn more. You would quickly find that the Bible has remained pretty much the same over the past 2000 years, and that it is preserved in its original languages Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Then, the next day, you could tell Joe what you learned and ask him what he thinks.

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Love Thy Neighbor: South Asia Christians Advocate for Rohingya Muslims

Our Christian leadership and community stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters in Rohingya. Our prayers are with them in this difficult time. Daily prayers will be offered for protection and safety of innocent lives. Christian leadership of Pakistan requests the international community and human rights leaders to speed up the efforts to save our Muslim brothers and sisters in Rohingya.

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Battling Unbelief Together

This led us to the conclusion that top priority in the Christian life is learning to battle unbelief and fight the fight of faith. We must be rid of the notion that before we were Christians, we were fighting for faith and battling unbelief, but now that we are Christians we can relax because the battle is over. I am a believer. I have won the battle. That’s a wrong notion. It leaves you very vulnerable to the subtlety of unbelief. At the end of his life, Paul looks back over several decades of being a Christian and says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” He had fought the good fight to keep the faith all his Christian life (2 Timothy 4:7).

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Was Luther Insane?

With the advent of modern psychoanalysis, it’s become popular to evaluate the psyches of famous historical figures: people like Alexander the Great, Moses, Nero, and others. One of the favorite targets of study is Martin Luther. Erik Erikson, for example, emphasized that Martin Luther was not only neurotic, but psychotic as well. This accusation implies that one of our great heroes of the faith is one whose sanity is seriously questioned.

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Greg Koukl on Twitter

Are Pro-Lifers Being Inconsistent if They Save the Mother’s Life Rather than the Baby’s? @gregkoukl https://www.str.org/blog/are-pro-lifers-being-inconsistent-if-they-save-mothers-life-rather-babys# … . #unborn #life pic.twitter.com/TdwQQd9zCn

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The Politicization of Motherhood

Conservatives cheer and liberals jeer New York psychoanalyst Erica Komisar’s book on the science of early childhood development.

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Should Students Be Exposed to Evidence Against Christianity?

The first group was simply told that they would be given an article to read defending a particular viewpoint. The second group had their existing belief (that brushing your teeth is good) reinforced before reading the article. The third group was warned that they were about to read an article that would challenge their existing beliefs. The final group was presented with an abbreviated version of the argument as well as arguments against it. Which group had the most and least change?

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How the Reformation recovered the Great Commission — Southern Equip

A frequent theme in Calvin’s writings and sermons is the victorious advance of Christ’s kingdom in the world. God the Father, Calvin says in his prefatory address to Francis I in his theological masterpiece, the Institutes of the Christian Religion, has appointed Christ to “rule from sea to sea, and from the rivers even to the ends of the earth.” The reason for the Spirit’s descent at Pentecost, Calvin notes further in a sermon on Acts 2, was in order for the gospel to “reach all the ends and extremities of the world.” In a sermon on 1 Timothy 2:5–6, one of a series of sermons on 1 Timothy 2, Calvin underlines again the universality of the Christian faith: Jesus came, not simply to save a few, but “to extend his grace over all the world.”

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BreakPoint on Twitter

As the #Reformation turns #500, we remember #MartinLuther 's 95 Theses and rediscovery of God's grace in salvation. http://bit.ly/2yUGMTt  pic.twitter.com/RSFdcf3kWo

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What Is Reformation Day?

A single event on a single day changed the world. It was October 31, 1517. Brother Martin, a monk and a scholar, had struggled for years with his church, the church in Rome. He had been greatly disturbed by an unprecedented indulgence sale. The story has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. Let’s meet the cast.

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The Death of 'New Atheism' | The Stream

I am aghast at the insidious shadow boxing required in order to claim one’s self a Christian and a theist. The crushing reality is that your strawman argument against “New Atheism” is as shallow, self-manufactured and a projection of a cognitive bias and flawed heuristic reasoning as your belief system itself. Inventing or imagining enemies (HAAD) is a natural by-product of evolutionary processes. Canonizing, projecting and fabricating them as real threats is paranoid, delusional and destructive. Whatever solace you find in an Iron Age belief system is no longer an agent for knowledge, but pseudoscience and as Foucault once observed: “You know the difference between a real science and a {religious} pseudoscience? A real science recognizes and accepts its own history without feeling attacked.”

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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/be-humble-or-you-ll-stumble

Wise people remain humble. Humility and teachability go together. Be humble or you’ll stumble.

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Q & A with Dr. Craig: Jesus and the God of the Old Testament

I was so deeply affected by the Gospels that they struck a note with me. I believe in Jesus because I can completely relate to the message. It makes total sense for me. Man is depraved, we need a saviour, that saviour is God, God came to live as one of us to show us the only way to live and consequently died, all so that we may turn from our own self righteousness and follow him.

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“What Do Christians Mean When They Say Jesus is ‘The Son of God?’

It couldn’t be more evident that many Christians assume Jesus is the Son of God. But in many cases, Christians aren’t sure about the biblical background of  the title “Son of God.” What Christians tend to forget is that when Jewish people thought of the Davidic King as the Son of God, it had very little to do with thinking the King was the Second person of the Trinity. Even though divine sonship appears in the Jewish Scriptures with regards to persons or people groups such as angels (Gen 6:2; Job 1:6; Dan 3:25), and Israel (Ex. 4:22-23; Hos 11;1; Mal. 2:10), the category that has special importance to the Son of God issue is the king. When the divine sonship is used in the context of the relationship between Israel and the king (2 Sam. 7:14; Ps. 2:7;89:26-27), the sonship theme emphasizes that the king is elected to a specific task. Furthermore, there is also a special intimacy between God and the king.  The Davidic covenant established David as the king over all of Israel. Under David’s rule, there was the defeat of Israel’s enemies, the Philistines. David also captured Jerusalem and established his capital there (2 Sam.

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Why Should I Go to Church?

There are a million good things you and I could do that would hinder us from locking arms with God’s people. If you’re on the fence: Will you set an alarm with a purpose to join in worshiping God with a local church this weekend? I promise you that as many reasons as you might have not to go, there are even more reasons to trust God, commit, and go every week.

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JP Moreland: Feelings are wonderful servants but terrible masters

The current understanding of happiness identifies it as a pleasurable feeling. Pleasant feelings are surely better than unpleasant ones, but the problem today is that people are obsessively concerned with feeling happiness; people are slaves to their feelings. Feelings are wonderful servants but terrible masters.

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What Does the Roman Catholic Church Believe About Justification?

The gospel of Jesus Christ is always at risk of distortion. It became distorted in the centuries leading up to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. It became distorted at innumerable other points of church history, and it is often distorted today. This is why Martin Luther said the gospel must be defended in every generation. It is the center point of attack by the forces of evil. They know that if they can get rid of the gospel, they can get rid of Christianity.

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Christ’s Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness

Finally, God’s purpose in our weaknesses is to glorify the grace and power of his Son. This is the main point of verses 9–10. Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” God’s design is to make you a showcase for Jesus’s power. But not necessarily the way the market demands: not by getting rid of all our weaknesses; but by giving strength to endure and even rejoice in tribulation.

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We Need to Take Jesus’ Metaphor of Being Born Again More Seriously

Bergmann explains in Childbirth as a Metaphor for Crisis that “ancient Near Eastern examples show . . . that there was a tradition of comparing women giving birth to warriors in battle.” This happens in the Old Testament too. It may seem strange to us now, but the ancient authors of the Old Testament saw the crisis of birth—where women were close to death as they struggled to bring new life into the world—as parallel to the warrior’s experience of being close to death before victory in battle.

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The Moral Argument For God's Existence

Tim Stratton, Reasonable Faith Chapter Director at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, speaks on the Moral Argument for the Existence of God.

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Shake It Off? Secular Songs on Sunday Morning

But what if we take special precautions to distinguish the secular music from the rest of our songs on Sunday morning? Calling this song “the special” and having the congregation sit and watch solves a lot of these problems, but it introduces another equally troubling dilemma. When we separate the secular song and worship set as distinct elements, we inevitably turn the former into a performance. The congregation becomes only an audience, and the musicians their entertainers; leadership gives way to theatricality and we exchange humility for showmanship.

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The Self-Evident Nature of Objective Moral Truths

I occasionally encounter someone who rejects the existence of objective, transcendent moral truths . For many people, all moral truth is merely perspectival ; a matter of flexible, cultural convention . Yet there appear to be a number of moral absolutes that transcend culture and history. These objective truths beckon us to seek justification when we attempt to circumvent their prescriptions. “Did you steal the hammer from that man?” “Yes, dad, but he was going to hit me with it!” We intuitively know that it’s never acceptable to steal “for the fun of it”. This action requires proper justification before any of us would find it tolerable or morally appropriate. Still, some folks are unconvinced that such a transcendent Law exists at all.

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Sharing Your Faith with Atheists Doesn't Have to Be Scary

According to a 2016 Pew Research Center study , the number of Americans who identify as atheists has nearly doubled. As atheism has expanded, we’ve seen a rise of high-profile atheists. Outspoken personalities like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens have proffered popular arguments against religion in general—and Christianity specifically. 

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Fresh Classical Proofs vs. Certain Proof

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The Proven Path to Mental Health

In other words, we are designed to be creatures who live by faith. And this is where atheism really falters as a pointer to ultimate reality. All it has to offer by way of mental health is autonomy. You’re free to do as you wish, but you must build your autonomous house, in the words of Bertand Russell, on “the unyielding foundation of universal despair.” This does not work for us psychologically. Those who believe God is a delusion, then, must construct some kind of hope delusion, or suicide will become increasingly appealing.

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The average person probably isn't hostile toward Christianity, it’s just shifted to the more wealthy & influential. https://www.str.org/blog/average-person-you-know-probably-isnt-hostile-towards-christianity# … . pic.twitter.com/AR0EUuCuPc

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51 The Administrative Pastor: Johannes Bugenhagen (1485–1558)
52 Did the "Virgin Conception" First Appear Late in History? | Cold Case Christianity
53 Is Jesus the Archangel Michael? | Stand to Reason
54 Sin, Satan, Sickness, or Sabotage
55 Inside the Museum of the Bible
56 Has My Sexual Sin Made Me Unsavable?
57 Why doesn’t church discipline ever seem to work? — Southern Equip
58 Houston Astros on Twitter
59 Elaborate [Extra Biblical] Testimony: Part 3
60 Mike Licona on Twitter
61 Grace to You on Twitter
62 5MinInChurchHistory on Twitter
63 The Christian Mandate to Subvert Tribalism
64 God, Frankensteins, and More
65 The Sunday Before the 95 Theses
66 Luther’s Battle for Sola Scriptura — Southern Equip
67 Nepal Criminalizes Christian Conversion and Evangelism
68 The Happy Professor: Zacharius Ursinus (1534–1583)
69 What Martin Luther taught me about counseling — Southern Equip
70 Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
71 WORLD on Twitter
72 Robert P. George on Twitter
73 Reformation 500 Resource Giveaway
74 The Museum of the Bible May Change Your Relationship with God’s Word
75 Three Evidences That Point to Intelligent Interaction | Cold Case Christianity
76 Pence: US Will Bypass UN and Aid Persecuted Iraqi Christians Directly
77 WSMV-TV, Nashville on Twitter
78 Ten Principles for Personal Productivity
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80 Why Do Christians Believe in the Afterlife? - A Clear Lens
81 20 Great ‘Protestant’ Films
82 John Piper: Reading the Bible Supernaturally
83 Reformation Worship: Why We Do What We Do in Church - Westminster Theological Seminary
84 The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
85 Luther: The talented, heedless man who changed the direction of history
86 Gospel opposition to white supremacy
87 Ligonier Ministries
88 The First Calvinist: Theodore Beza (1519–1605)
89 If Only
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91 Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ
92 Bible Answer Man on Twitter
93 Church Membership Has Left Me Relationally Jaded
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