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1 Grace to You Radio

With people’s thoughts turning to Valentine’s Day this month, it’s a good time to examine true, biblical love, and how to apply it to all your relationships. John MacArthur helps with that in his study The Greatest of These .

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Grace to You

Isaiah exhorts people to “call upon [God] while He is near” (55:6); yet Proverbs 15:29 says, “The Lord is far from the wicked.” How can He be near some people and far from others when He is everywhere all the time? To answer this, we must distinguish between God’s essence and His relation to people. He is everywhere in His essence, but with specific individuals He is far or near relationally. When we become Christians, Christ dwells in us. God can fill us with His fullness (Eph. 3:19), and the Spirit who lives in us can also fill us (1:13; 5:18). But before God’s Spirit indwelt us relationally, His essence convicted us of sin and saved us.

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Grace to You

Grace is the outpouring of God's goodness and mercy on undeserving mankind. Every benefit and provision you receive is by God's grace. That's why Peter called it "the manifold grace of God" (1 Pet. 1:10). Just as your trials are manifold or multifaceted, so God's multifaceted and all-sufficient grace is correspondingly available to sustain you.

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Grace to You

The series of conditional blessings Jesus promises, beginning with this verse and continuing through verse 12, are known as the Beatitudes. This name refers to a state of happiness or bliss. The blessedness promised in each is a divine characteristic, one that men and women can realize only as they share in God’s nature (cf. 2 Peter 1:4). When believers are truly blessed, they don’t experience merely an external, circumstantial feeling of happiness, but a deep sense of spiritual contentedness and well-being based on the objective spiritual reality that they belong to God.

5 The Eric Metaxas Show - The Show About Everything

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Hell: The Truth About Eternity - Episode 2

WEDNESDAY (Feb 10) at 9PM ET on the NRBTV for Episode 2 of HELL: The Truth About Eternity. Watch Live Here: http://bit.ly/CExTV also on your Roku device, just add the NRBTV channel! You can be wrong about a lot of things, but don’t be wrong about eternity. (You’re going to be dead a lot longer than you’re going to be alive!) Frank addresses questions about Hell head on such as: 1. What is Hell? 2. What if there is no Hell? 3. Who Goes to Hell and Why? 4. Isn’t there a Second Chance? 5. Isn’t Hell Overkill? Why Eternal Punishment for Temporal Sins? 6. Why Doesn’t God Just Annihilate Sinners? 7. Why Did God Create those He Knew would Choose Hell? 8. What about Those Who Have Never Heard About Jesus? If you like to own this series you can buy it in DVD or Download format here: http://bit.ly/1PewopB

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Top 300 Christian Blogs - Church Blogs | churchrelevance.com

For Alexa Rank, the blogs were sorted best to worst for each metric and ranked. Blogs with the same metric value tied in rank with subsequent blogs taking the next sequential rank value (e.g., rank = 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). This approach is used due to the increasing number of blogs being hosted on sites like Patheos and The Gospel Coalition, which Alexa measures as the value for the entire site rather than the blog’s url. While this approach doesn’t prevent blogs hosted on larger sites from having favorably skewed results, it does dramatically reduce these blogs from unfavorably skewing the results of other blogs (i.e., Patheos occupies only 1 rank value rather than 27 rank values).

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4 Sermon Types to Avoid

In its extreme form, this kind of sermon becomes a lecture on the original meaning of the Greek or Hebrew. What belongs in the preacher’s study is brought into the pulpit. There is enormous emphasis on the word study, syntax, Greek and/or Hebrew, archeology, textual variants, original intent, and cultural background. The vast research has as its aim a proper exegesis of the passage. But it fails to “bridge the gap between two horizons” (to borrow the language of Gadamer and Thiselton, and popularized by John Stott) stretching from the world of the Bible to the world of the listener. The sermon sounds like a lecture because it is a lecture. It titillates the intellect, but fails to minister to the affections. Its delivery even (perhaps unintentionally) suggests that only the few—those endowed by special wisdom and insight—can possibly be trusted to understand what the Bible says. The sermon fails to underline the Reformational emphasis on the perspicuity of Scripture: “that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain a sufficient understanding of [the Bible].

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http://askdrbrown.org/

Since coming to faith in 1971 as a 16 year-old, heroin-shooting Jewish rock drummer, Dr. Michael Brown has devoted his life to fostering awakening in the Church, sparking moral and cultural revolution in the society, raising up gospel laborers for the nations, and reaching out to his own Jewish people. He is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio broadcast, the president of FIRE School of Ministry, and a professor of Bible and Hebrew studies at several leading seminaries. He has preached in more than 25 nations and is the author of 27 books and numerous scholarly and popular articles. Dr. Brown has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV, and college campuses, and he is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist.

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The Greatest Joy Is Still to Come

Our human souls ache not only for the divine, but for the divine-human. Our God-shaped vacuum is actually cut for the God-man. Jesus is the visible, human image of the gloriously invisible God (Colossians 1:15). He is the radiance of the Father’s glory (Hebrews 1:3) that streams to light our human eyes. He is the exact imprint of his nature (Hebrews 1:3) and stoops so far as to take on ours (Hebrews 2:14; Philippians 2:6–8). In Jesus “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Colossians 2:9). To see and enjoy the God-man is what it means for man to see and enjoy God (John 14:9). For all eternity, Jesus will make the Father known to us (John 1:18).

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https://www.crossway.org/books/packer-on-the-christian-life-tpb/

J. I. Packer is widely recognized as a pillar of 20th-century evangelicalism and has had a profound impact on millions of Christians living today. Now in his late eighties, Packer still exerts an enormous influence on pastors and laypeople around the world through his many books, articles, and recorded lectures—works that overflow with spiritual wisdom related to the Christian life. In this soul-stirring book, well-known pastor Sam Storms explores Packer’s legacy and profound insights into prayer, Bible study, the sovereignty of God, the Christian’s fight against sin, and more, offering readers the chance to learn from a true evangelical titan.

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WORLD | Outsiders own New Hampshire | Evan Wilt | Feb. 10, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made taking down Rubio his top priority in Saturday’s debate, but his attacks only served as a sacrifice fly. Although Christie spent $18 million making a stand in New Hampshire, he finished in sixth with 7.5 percent of the vote. Late Tuesday night his campaign canceled South Carolina events and will instead hold a meeting in New Jersey today.

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Shame on the Pastors Who Anointed Hillary Clinton as President

No, my brothers and sisters (if indeed all of you truly know the Lord), the favor of the Lord does not surround those who call evil good and good evil, and it will not surround such people until they repent.

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3 Ways Our Culture Is Different than Every Other Culture in History

To challenge our culture’s inverted moral compass, we must also help people see that dying to self is the path to life—that what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge is a better picture of the human ideal than what’s preached in the self-help section at Barnes & Noble. Opposing biblical-behavior deviations is important but more surface-level; we must go deeper to show that the whole substratum of the Christian life is “let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34). Until we establish that the key to life is repentance, our hermeneutical arguments will have limited persuasiveness.

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Why All Christians Should Observe Lent

Well said, Joy. I think you are quite correct. Additionally, I don't think "ritual" in some legalistic or magical way, is the intention of the author, nor of the people who practice Lent. The big issue is that we are changing, adaptable, and distracted humans. If we did not mark our days and seasons, I think it would be unlikely at we would take the time to focus and dig deeply into these devotional themes. Additionally, as we engage in themes of a season, we have the opportunity to assess if we have grown in our walk with Christ since the year before. As we do this as communities of faith, "concurrently" we share our weakness, our needs, our humility, and Christ's victory as a people and not as isolated individuals. And as to the word, "should" in the article's title, I interpret it a lot like eating broccoli - I should eat it, I might not die if I don't , but I might live better if I do. Lent is broccoli, and I trust the wisdom of the church having observed this tradition for nearly 1800 years, and I humbly listen to such a great cloud of witnesses.

20 We Are not Our Own

And here’s the bolder statement still, a way-more-weird and counter-cultural claim—We are rotten to the core. We are sinners. So much so that God became a man and died on a cross in our place. He loved us that much! And then, get this: He came back to life. His body wasn’t eaten by worms in a tomb. He was resurrected from the dead.

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Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians

There’s a reason why spiritual exercises—personal practices meant to foster growth in Christ, including prayer, fasting, Bible study, confession, and meditation—are likened to physical exercises. So to speak, many of us are members at the Lord’s Gym, but we go twice a year. We have spent money on fancy equipment or workout clothing, only to stash them away in our basements and closets. We sign up for a 5K mainly for the donuts afterward. And then when we have the chance to go with friends on a weekend hike through the mountains, we are bummed to find that we are winded and miserable after a few miles of walking. We desire to be healthy, but we don’t have the life rhythms—the habits and disciplines—needed to realize that desire.

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Your King Doesn’t Come in Halves

First, the Marrow Controversy addressed how the gospel is to be preached from the pulpit and, by inference, how a believer should exhort those outside the church to believe. Should a minister refrain from preaching Christ except to those already showing signs of grace? This may sound silly to modern ears, but it was a real concern for many in the 18th century. “Hyper-Calvinists” held the gospel was for the elect only; thus, they argued, one shouldn’t preach Christ indiscriminately to all. Marrow , Ferguson tells us, counters this assertion by teaching Christ is offered as a “deed of gift and grant . . . unto all” (34). In other words, as expressed in John 3:16, the gospel is to be freely offered to all—not just to those showing signs of being sensible of their sin or need for Christ. On the flip side, the warrant for faith in Christ isn’t universal redemption, as Arminians teach, as though Christ died effectively for all, but rather that Jesus Christ is “able to save all those who come to God through him” (47–48).

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1 Peter 2:21–25, Part 1: Jesus Suffered to Keep You from Sinning

Jesus promised us that his followers would suffer unjustly for bearing his name. In this lab, John Piper explains how we return good for evil, even when it seems like evil is winning. He shows that Jesus died for you in more ways than one, and demonstrates how each way speaks into the opposition we face from the world.

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Breaking Through the Despair of Unbelief

“I was brought up in an evangelicalism that was quite rationalistic,” he said in a recent interview with Desiring God, as he reflected on his past. “I went to a private school and then to Cambridge University, and that meant really until the age of 21 I had been told, ‘You are the best and the brightest.’ There certainly was a huge amount of pride in me. I felt Jesus would be honored to have me on his team, and I was confident that I was bright enough to establish the reliability of Christianity for myself and make it logically sound and tight for others. And then it all fell apart.”

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3 Reasons Election Season Is Good For You

Amid the lament, however, thoughtful citizens have opportunities to celebrate what is good about this presidential campaign. This can be taken too far, of course. But we can assume a healthy posture between venerating and vilifying this election season for three reasons.

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Book Review: "Pitfalls: A Quick Guide to Identifying Logical Fallacies for Families" by J.D. Camorlinga

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The Power of Patient-Centered Medical Care

In one sense, it’s highly competitive. We receive about 4,600 applications for 135 seats. In another sense, though, it’s not. When an applicant comes for interview day, her experience is designed around the notion of hospitality. We do this for two reasons. First, we want students to see their roles as caring for—not competing with—each other while they are learning. Second, we want them to see that we’re serious about patient-centered care. In fact, we’re the only medical school in the nation with a patient-centered interview day, where patients meet with applicants and tell their stories.  

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“You Won’t Be So Passionate When You’re 40″

The realization of God’s love for me in Jesus has only really penetrated my heart in my 40’s! I am 47, have been a Christian for over 30 years, and a pastor for over 20 and I can say without a doubt I am more passionate for the gospel and more believing in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit than ever in my life! I remember talking to a friend’s dad who was a part of a strong “revival” at his Christian college back in the 70’s. In his spiritual apathy he told me how things like that are great but they will fade. I remember thinking as a young Christian, “No, it doesn’t have to be that way!” Now, at the same age as that man was when he told me I can say with confidence, “No, it doesn’t have to be that way!”

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Dr. Brown Challenges Rabbi Yoseph Mizrachi to a Public Debate

For the last eight years, Dr. Brown has made it known that he would be delighted to have a public debate about Jesus being the Jewish Messiah with counter-missionary rabbi Yoseph Mizrachi, yet to date, Rabbi Mizrachi has not agreed to do the debate. So here Is Dr. Brown’s public, open invitation.

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Do Christian Parents Flirt with the Idol of Safety?

The tough pill for parents to swallow remains that, just as God’s love for our kids comes with no strings attached, his lordship over their lives comes without conditions too. That the Father offered his Son as a ransom for our children and us means they belong to him, not us. The full benefits of salvation come with the full commitment of discipleship.

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Will Women Be Forced to Register for the Military Draft?

A likely reason for the increased support is a foolish and historically ignorant belief that the military draft is an outdated institution and will never be used in the future. While the draft has indeed been dormant for forty-two years, it is likely to return during America’s next large-scale conflict. The reason the draft will be needed is obvious: relative to some other nations, the U.S. is woefully lacking in manpower. Currently, the armed forces is comprised of about 2 million men and women, both on active duty and in the reserves. The potential pool of draft eligible young men (ages 18-25) on file with the Selective Service is approximately 16 million. In contrast, China has an available manpower of 750 million —more than twice the entire population of the United States. They also have over 100 million draft eligible men, with nearly 20 million men in China reaching military age every year. Although it has less manpower than China, Russia also has about 45 million men of draft age. If we were to face either or both of those countries in violent conflict, the draft would need to be implemented in the U.

33 Renewing Your Mind | Providence and Accidents | February 10, 2016

Since we believe that God is the author of this planet and is sovereign over it, it's inevitable that we ask where he is when these terrible things take place. I think the Bible answers that over and over again from different angles and in different ways. We find our first answer, of course, in the book of Genesis, in which we're told of the fall of humanity. God's immediate response to the transgression of the human race against his rule and authority was to curse the earth and human life. Death and suffering entered the world as a direct result of sin. We see the concrete manifestation of this in the realm of nature, where thorns become part of the garden and human life is now characterized by the sweat of the brow and the pain that attends even the birth of a baby. This illustrates the fact that the world in which we live is a place that is full of sorrows and tragedy. But we must never conclude that there's a one-to-one correlation in this life between suffering and the guilt of the people on whom tragedies fall. If there were no sin in the world, there would be no suffering. There would be no fatal accidents, no random shootings.

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My spiritual discipline of not giving up something for Lent | Think Christian

A couple years ago I explained why I don't join in the practice of giving up something for Lent. Basically, I find the most common sacrifices (chocolate, TV) relatively trivial. Also, I'm not in favor of a monotonously gloomy Lent followed by an abbreviated bunny-and-ham-filled Easter (which is supposed to be a whole 40 days of its own, remember). And for me at least, the habit could actually distract me from meditating on the meaning of Lent more than it focuses me on it. (I'm not anti-monastic or anti-Catholic; I actually defend Protestant use of ashes on Ash Wednesday and even making the sign of the cross .)

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Preacher’s Toolkit: How Do I Prepare My Heart to Preach?

Along with this, it’s 20 hours of the harrowing of my soul as the text plows deep, bleeding furrows in my heart (Heb. 4:12). Such exposure results in ongoing repentance as I ask the Spirit to make me sympathetic to the truth of the text and, sinner though I am, to make it true in my heart. Sometimes this happens, and sometimes not. But the plowing of my heart has been salutary and elevating and sanctifying. My regular experience on the Lord’s Day was an overflowing heart. In fact, I had to cure myself of saying, “This is the most wonderful text in the Bible.”

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Is Intelligent Design Science? - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

“I have dealt with the Cambrian Explosion at length, especially in Unweaving the Rainbow. Here I’ll add just one new point, illusgtrated by the flatworms, Platyhelminthes. This great phylum of worms includes the parasitic flukes and tapeworms, which are of great medical importance. My favorites, however, are the free-living turbellarian worms, of which there are more than four thousand species: that’s about as numerous as all the mammal species put together. Some of these turbellarians are creatures of great beauty, as the two pictured opposite show. They are common, both in water and on land, and presumably have been common for a very long time. You’d expect, therefore, to see a rich fossil history. Unfortunately, there is almost nothing. Apart from a handful of ambiguous trace fossils, not a single fossil flatworm has ever been found. The Platyhelminthes, to a worm, are ‘already in an advanced state of evolution, the very first time they appear. It is as though they were just planted there without any evolutionary history.’ But in this case, ‘the very first time they appear’ is not the Cambrian but today.

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5 Lies I Used to Believe About Being A Christian

You seem to imply that the church of our childhood was one that did not express struggles and doubts. I can remember many times as a young boy hearing Godly men and women give their testimonies and weep about their struggles and doubts and how God delivered them. I get weary of hearing that the church of yesterday wasn't effective just because society was different in those days. I remember too hearing Godly men preach the Word about living free from sin consecrating our lives to God fully. They taught that Church wasn't a weekly event, but a lifestyle that was different from the world. Most of the churches in our city only have services on Sunday morning and most families never have heard a prayer meeting or testimony meeting when God's Holy Spirit fell on those Sunday nights or Wednesday nights. Service wasn't just for the Godly or highly Spiritual. We all actually participated in worship. We didn't have a praise team, orchestra or band who sang to us, we actually had corporate worship where everyone sang. You could hear the basses, the alto's and tenors. We participated in worship rather than observed.

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History is a Problem for Those Who Doubt Jesus Was Real | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

Who can ponder on Paul's history without feeling that it must be regarded as part of the evidence for the truth of Christianity? Paul's existence and course of life, and the writing of his letters to the Christian Churches are held to be facts by all the German and French schools of skepticism; and that "Reverend" Robert Taylor that I mentioned to you who some fifty years ago was a favourite of the London freethinkers holds by the same facts But what a puzzling contradiction it seems for men to acknowledge the reality of the life and recorded acts of Paul as facts and yet to deny the truth of Christianity. What! Paul a real man and Christ a myth? Paul a real existence; Paul, who wrote so much about Christ so soon after his death and resurrection; Paul a real existing man, and Christ's existence a fable? Paul, who held the clothes of Stephen, the first Christian martyr, while they stoned him to death? Then Stephen was also a real existing man, who died praying "Lord Jesus! receive my spirit!" Paul, the glorious half-missionary, half-mechanic, who crossed the Mediterranean and the Adriatic, and visited so many shores preaching Christ, and yet there never was any Christ to preach? Paul, a real living man, who had seen and conversed with Peter, and James, and John? Then they were all real living men.

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WORLD | Globe Trot: Iranian-backed militias taking Christian property in Iraq | Mindy Belz | Feb. 10, 2016

Targeted properties are in the once predominantly Christian neighborhoods of Karada, Doura, and al-Mansour, where Sako’s offices are located. This means Shiites now are taking advantage of the largely Sunni-led insurgency that has forced out nearly 1 million Christians from Iraq since the start of the U.S. war. Sako told me no force has been used in the takeovers so far, but in most cases the militia members worked with corrupt officials to get signed documents turning over empty Christian-owned property. 

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28. Can we be good without God?

Dr. Andy Bannister (bit.ly/andybannister) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "Can we be good without God?" For more on this question, check out Andy's book, "The Atheist Who Didn't Exist" (especially chapter 8): http://theatheistwhodidntexist.com . This video is episode 28 of the "Short Answers to Big Questions" series, in which we take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realise we can only often scratch the surface—nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Do feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media. More about "Short Answers to Tough Questions": http://bit.ly/sabqvideo More about RZIM Canada: http://www.rzim.ca/

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Ash Wednesday 2016 - Christian Research Institute

The day before Ash Wednesday is popularly known as Mardi Gras (or “Fat Tuesday”). It has developed into a time of partying and carousing, exemplified by the extravagant celebration in New Orleans. Most people who celebrate Mardi Gras attach little or no religious significance to it. Although it is better known than the following day, Ash Wednesday, it is virtually irrelevant to the spiritual focus of Christian observances.

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WORLD | Such a passion for abortion | La Shawn Barber | Feb. 10, 2016

What causes people to be passionate advocates for the killing of voiceless and vulnerable human beings in the womb, especially for the sake of convenience? Imagine that being an important issue to you. Death. And without embarrassment, guilt, or shame, you openly and publicly castigate those who believe a child has a right to live and should not be killed because of how he was conceived.

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WORLD | Christie to halt campaign for president | Lynde Langdon | Feb. 10, 2016

But in October 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, many Republicans felt the governor went overboard with lavish praise of the Obama administration’s federal assistance for his stricken state. Conservatives in particular said Christie became a willing set piece for presidential photo ops in the crucial weeks before the 2012 election. And then after Christie’s overwhelming reelection as governor in 2013 came the Fort Lee lane-closure scandal involving the George Washington bridge that links New Jersey to Manhattan.

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Has Archaeology Proven the Gospel of John? | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

Charisma News published a web article last week with the bold headline "Pool Where Jesus Healed a Blind Man Discovered, Proves Gospel of John Is True." It opens with the claim "Archaeological evidence now proves the Gospel of John is true," then references both Eric Metaxas and a Los Angeles Times article that quoted Princeton New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth. The claim is irresponsible. Before we go too far, let me first say that the discovery of the pool of Slioam is a significant find for biblical archaeology. Discovered in 2004, it offers additional evidence that the author of John's gospel had first-hand knowledge of the city of Jerusalem, just as the discovery of the pool of Bethsaida (the setting of the healing in John 5) was found with its five porticoes, just as John described them. Since the 5th century, Christians had thought Siloam was the outlet of Hezekiah's tunnel, but this discovery shows a much larger, grander pool, according to the Biblical Archaeological Society. 1 As Charlesworth stated in a Los Angeles Times interview which was cited by Charisma News , "Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit… Now we have found the Pool of Siloam .

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Please Convince Me

This concept of “necessary” existence is not easily grasped at first. Many skeptics will contend that “existence” is not an attribute at all. Imaginary things don’t actually exist, they will say, so they consist of nothing. This line of argument can quickly devolve into an argument over definitions, with the skeptic insisting that it is nonsensical to consider a thing which does not exist. This assumption allows them to defeat Anselm’s argument – they write “necessary existence” out of the set of characteristics of God – but a moment’s reflection should reveal that this comes at too high a price. I can conceive in my mind of many past historical figures whose attributes I can describe in detail but who do not presently exist, for they have passed away. More importantly, every scientific discovery or invention must first begin in the mind of a person who sees the attributes of the thing before it actually takes form. The automobile, for instance, did not create itself; it first appeared in the mind of an inventor who could see what it would consist of if it did exist, and then set about adding “existence” to its attributes.

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75 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
76 The Moral Argument
77 What We Get Wrong About Leadership
78 Join IMB as we celebrate missionaries being sent
79 Jake Tapper on Twitter
80 Bush, Rubio and Christie spent $70 million in NH - Cruz beat them and spent $580 thousand
81 Truthbomb Apologetics: What Are the Laws of Logic? by J.P. Moreland
82 Shaun Pillay on Twitter
83 What Is Gospel-Shaped Worship?
84 .@Ichthus77 #Apologetics Daily
85 The Gospel Coalition on Twitter
86 Elton John Is Helping The Killers on Their New Album
87 http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english/happiness-habit-see-god-s-bigger-picture
88 The Beauty and Challenge of Singleness
89 Thousands of Syrian Civilians Are Being Abused by Their Government
90 The Zika Virus Might Cause Some Olympians to Skip Out on Rio
91 The Question CNN Refuses to Answer, and the Apology It Refuses to Give Ted Cruz | The Stream
92 A Group Is Building the World’s Second Largest Cross, Because Texas
93 “Transparent” and the Art of Propaganda Squads
94 CRI on Twitter
95 Factual Doubt - Gary Habermas, PhD