The Gospel and a Young Earth (Part 1)
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Islam: Making a True Difference in the World - One Body at a Time
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Are there apostles and prophets today? While it has become increasingly popular to believe in the restoration of “end-time” apostles and prophets, the Bible clearly does not support this notion. First, to address this question we must first learn to scale the language barrier. In other words, the issue is not so much the words […]
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
7 Misconceptions About Christianity
Overall, Christianity is filled with many wonderful blessings, and there will be times of happiness, peace and encouragement. But we need to be careful not to stereotype our faith and turn it into something it’s not and was never meant to be—to communicate a false perception.
The surprising history of the cubicle and the rest of the modern office
Nikil Saval: Well one interesting thing to note is that it’s not a new idea — it was really invented in Germany, in the late 50s and early 60s, they called it the office landscape. The idea was that you eliminate hierarchies, and barriers to communication, and create workplaces that allow flow of communication and paperwork. You had these workplaces that were, in theory, purely based on work. These were successful in the UK and America, but actually unsuccessful in Europe — because many workers had protections, from unions or works counsels, that passed laws to ensure that workers could determine how workspaces were designed, alongside management.
Grace to You
“Kingdom” is not so much a geographical territory as it is a sovereign dominion. When Christians pray “Your kingdom come,” they are asking God to rule through Christ’s future enthronement, His coming reign over the earth. The Greek for “come” indicates a sudden, instantaneous coming and here refers to the coming millennial kingdom (Rev. 20:4). Jesus is not speaking of some indirect effort by human good works to create a godly society on earth.
Five Things You Have Wrong About Christianity - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Some estimate that in 1970, there were around 71,000,000 born-again Christians with a vision to reach out to the entire world for Christ. By 2000, there were 707,000,000, roughly 11 percent of the world’s population! Up until 1960, Western Evangelicals outnumbered non-Western Evangelicals by two to one, but by 2000 non-Westerners (mostly Latinos, Africans, and Asians) lead by four to one, and the figure will be seven to one by 2010. Today more missionaries are sent from non-Western than Western nations.
What Jesus Does with False Faith
“Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, beholding His signs which He was doing. But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man.” - John 2:23-25
It's In The Details: the Eyewitness claims of the Gospels - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Now the four gospels of the New Testament claim to be based on eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus. The thing is, as far as historians can tell, none of the four gospels were written in the location they were set in. Countries like Syria (Matthew) and Egypt (Mark) are thought likely locations for the origin of these texts, so also is the Greek city of Ephesus (John). The Gospel of Luke may well have been written in Rome or Antioch and yet in the opening of his book Luke says that his writing is based on accounts, “handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses.”
Two More Conundrums Bart Ehrman Just Can't Resolve - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
C ontinuing my examination of Bart Ehrman’s “problems with the Bible,” 1 he is perplexed about the number of animals Noah took with him on the ark. As such, he poses the following question: “Does [Noah] take seven pairs of all the ‘clean’ animals, as Genesis 7:2 states, or just two pairs, as Genesis 7:9-10 indicates?” 2 First, I would like to pose a different question. Does it seem reasonable to suppose that an author capable of writing a masterpiece such as the Book of Genesis would get confused within the span of several sentences, or is it more likely that Ehrman is straining at gnats and swallowing a camel? Furthermore, is Ehrman’s question legitimate, or has he created a problem out of whole cloth? The answer to this latter question is that Ehrman has created a fictional problem. Genesis 7:9-10 does not say that Noah is to take “ just two pairs.” Finally, if Ehrman really wants his question answered, all
Don't Just Doubt Faith, Doubt Your Doubts - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Students need space to share their doubts. We all do. If serious questions about Christianity and uncertainty toward God are not recognized and explored, they remain in the heart and mind, only to surface farther down the road and often with greater force. Simplistic Christian responses will not suffice. “Do extra devotions” or “just have faith” don’t do justice to a student’s real struggle with doubt. I encounter student doubt all the time.
Whose Got the Last Word in Your Worldview? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
As some two billion Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday—the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s historical resurrection from the dead—it occurred to me that one way to think about one’s worldview is to look at it in terms of who or what has the last word.
God's Smuggler on Persecution: Interview With Brother Andrew - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Andrew turned his attention to the Middle East and Muslim-majority nations, such as Pakistan. He is still traveling the world at age 85. Andrew is now in his sixth decade of active ministry and advocacy for the persecuted church. He founded Open Doors, one of the largest ministries focused on assisting Christians and churches at risk worldwide. He spoke recently with CT Senior Editor of Global Journalism Timothy C. Morgan.
Dangers of Requiring Complete Knowledge - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The Lack of Knowledge A while back I wrote a post regarding our lack of complete knowledge and how, rather than being a bad thing, it is actually a good thing. I've also written regarding the fact that our knowledge will never be complete , which is something that we must get used to and be comfortable with. This is true regardless of which worldview that one holds. However, many people act as if that they require complete knowledge and understanding of a worldview before they decide to accept it as true. They argue that since they don't want to blindly accept a worldview that may be false, they must not accept a worldview unless they have certainty that it does not contain any falsehoods. On the surface, this is being quite careful. But we must remember that while we are investigating one worldview, we are holding another- that we are not investigating (maybe we haven't ever, maybe we have in the past). I've heard it commonly put that "the skeptic must be skeptical of his skepticism" to avoid being dishonest. Even skepticism must be investigated and justified.
What’s Godzilla doing in the Book of Job?
This striking Biblical imagery – of an aquatic behemoth man cannot contain – is meant to put Job in his place. Up until this point, Job has spent many chapters decrying the suffering that God has allowed him to endure. When God eventually responds, it’s with a litany of examples of His awesome power. Among these is Leviathan, which is an earthly creature but could also serve as a symbol for God Himself. As Davidson notes, God’s description of Leviathan concludes this way: “He looks on all the proud; he is king over all proud beasts.”
Ravi Zacharias: Heading Home - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I remember the first time I laid my hands on a text discussing the role and place of apologetics. I could not put it down. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reason I was so engrossed in the subject. Was it because I was the product of my culture, knew my faith was in the minority, and on every corner I was asked to defend the “why” of my newfound beliefs? Was it because I was debating these issues within myself? Was it because God Himself planned a path for me that I was to undertake in the years that followed? Maybe a little of each?
Is Believing in God Reasonable? Pt. 5: The Biblical Creation Evidence - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Because we were not present at the creation of the universe, origin science seeks from historical evidence (fossils, astronomy, geological strata, etc.) an answer that best describes the evidence we find. Viewed accurately this way, there is no conflict between debating what the Bible claims to be the beginning of the universe and the theory of evolution. This goes for all other ideas on creation as well (pantheistic, aliens, etc.). It does not matter where the theory of the beginning of the universe comes from (Babylonian Gilgamesh epic, secular college class room, Bible, etc.), all theories are on equal footing until the weight of evidence disqualifies a particular view.
Gay Pride Flag Displayed at Costa Rica's Presidential Palace; Christians Speak Out in Opposition
The president of Costa Rica raised the gay pride flag at the presidential palace to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia last Saturday.
To doubt everything - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Renewing Your Mind | Last Supper | May 20, 2014
In the Old Testament, the Passover lamb distinguished the people of God from the unbelieving Egyptians. The Passover also marked Israel’s redemption from Egypt. The Old Testament prophets described the future redemption of Israel in terms of a new exodus. In this lecture, Dr. R.C. Sproul looks at the Last Supper, showing how Christ is our Passover lamb in this meal that marks the arrival of the greater exodus, redemption from slavery to sin and death.
See the Hilarious Way This Spoiled Cat Uses His Bell (VIDEO)
When Dan Sorkowitz's cat wants a treat, he knows he only needs to ring the bell in front of him. Sure enough, we see the bell in action. Ding! Sorkowitz places a yummy treat in front of the cat.
Shocking number of Americans don’t believe The Big Bang Theory - World Religion News
A new poll says the majority of Americans don’t believe in the Big Bang Theory, but scientists are doubting the accuracy of the survey.
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Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Violating Campaign Finance Law
Controversial Christian conservative Dinesh D'Souza has entered a guilty plea in a case involving the violation of some political campaign financing laws. The case in question involves allegations that he made illegal contributions to a New York Republican senatorial campaign, donating through "straw donors" to avoid state-mandated contribution limits. Although D'Souza had originally denied the claims and accused the administration of "selective prosecution," his surprise admission today is expected to to reduce the charges leveled against him.
Does Catholicism Teach Inerrancy?
The catechism is quoting from a Vatican II document called Dei Verbum. There are some Catholic scholars who believe Vatican II moved in the direction of limited inerrancy. See here for a good discussion and defense that Vatican II made no such move. But even granting that they did move in this direction, which I’m not sure they did, this would still be a version of inerrancy and it would also mean that pre-Vatican II the church maintained plenary inerrancy. Of course, anyone can find dissenting voices and I’m sure there were and are Catholics who don’t maintain inerrancy in any form. That’s not my point. My point is that the official teaching of the church is plenary inerrancy and that this has been the historic teaching of the church.
Is it possible to have a civil, productive debate about abortion?
I think what Josh Brahm did is absolutely necessary in today’s world if we wish to save society and save souls. We have to engage in loving conversation, see and serve the Person of Jesus Christ in someone who is completely on the other side, pro-choice, pro-SSM, pro-euthanasia. But at the same time I realize what a miracle this relationship became because I have tried engaging people in the opposite camp on numerous occasions in loving conversation and what usually happens is the other soul becomes upset and ends the conversation. They are not ready to listen. But I don’t give up. I keep praying for these people and I hope some day someone else will get through. God bless you. Susan Fox http://www.christsfaithfulwitness.com
How Do Kinesins "Know" Where to Take Their Cargo?
Kinesins are indeed a marvel of design, as this video illustrates. But this begs the question of how they know where to take their cargo? Where is the plan for the microtubular highway they follow? The coordination and targeted specificity of intracellular transport pathways testify to design by an intelligent agent.