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God Gave Away the First Bride

God happily designed marriage from the very beginning. He even gave away the bride in the first wedding.

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I’ve never done this before, but these two graphics say almost all that needs to be said.  Nearly two hours of interaction with the claims and statements of Steve Camp and Janet Mefferd from Monday’s JM show. Here is the YouTube link:

How young can a child be saved? — Southern Equip

As parents, I think we need to rest in looking at the child's life holistically and not get fixated on our child asking Jesus into their hearts.

Your Deadliest Weapon Against the Devil: Eight Reasons to Memorize Scripture

Our greatest weapon in the fight for faith is God’s word. Keep your sword with you every moment by memorizing Scripture.

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Did Jesus Ever Do Apologetics?

Awhile back, I got into a conversation with someone on Twitter about apologetics. This person, who had a seminary education and was involved in ministry, was pushing back on a tweet I wrote about the importance of apologetics. One of the things that she said was that we should emulate Jesus, and what he did was tell stories. Telling stories was what we should be doing, not apologetics.

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Revolutionary, Darwin's House of Cards, and Q&A

On today's edition of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank quotes from Dr. Philip E. Johnson foreword in his book, Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don't Want You to Know. This month CRI has two special resources to equip you to counter Darwinism: Darwin's House of Cards, and the DVD, Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines. Hank also answers the following questions: What are your thoughts on the popular ... See More pre-tribulational rapture doctrine? Do you think that Darwin thought that the first living organism that emerged from the green slime had to have the ability to reproduce? What are your thoughts on the doctrine of Christ's blood "running through our veins?" Can you shed any light on Jesus' attitude towards the woman in Matthew 15:21-28? What are your thoughts on the Church of Christ's view of water baptism?

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The Golden Rule in Christian Dating

The first and greatest commandment in Christian dating — for you and your significant other — is the same as in all of life: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).

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Is the Bible literally true?

Is the Bible literally true? by Rob Phillips Christians are sometimes asked if we believe the Bible is literally true. After all, whether eating Christ’s flesh and drinking His blood is a plunge into cannibalism, or a figurative expression of full devotion, depends on how we understand the language of Scripture. In one sense, we might say the Bible is divinely inspired literature through which God speaks to human beings in our own language. This naturally includes a range of literary devices, from narrative to hyperbole. So, what does it mean to take the Bible “literally”? It means applying a natural reading as the author or speaker intended, with a goal of grasping the writer’s message. This requires context and may include approximations, analogies, metaphors, quotations, parables, apocalyptic language, etc. In contrast, taking the Bible “literalistically” means adhering to a rigid understanding of the primary meaning of words, without allowing for figurative language or a possible range of meanings. An example may help clarify this. In John 10:9, Jesus states, “I am the door.

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Reasons To Believe : Is the Whale Pelvis a Vestige of Evolution?

Evolutionary biologists will argue that this insight doesn’t diminish the case for biological evolution one bit. They will maintain that the whale pelvis is a homologous structure, even if it isn’t vestigial, and therefore supports common ancestry. For creationists and ID adherents, on the other hand, this insight is significant. The whale pelvis’ functional role makes it reasonable to argue that this structure is the expression of an archetypical design—the work of a Creator. If the whale pelvis were truly vestigial, this argument would be harder to make.

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The Challenges Facing Young Christians

The Church will never begin to address the growing problem of  young people leaving the faith  if it doesn’t first recognize the challenges facing Christian students. The young Christians at Summit have already begun to feel the impact of the cultural forces aligning against the Christian worldview. That’s why they are so encouraged to discover and experience the robust intellectual tradition of Christian thought as represented by the professors, speakers and trainers over two intensive weeks of worldview training. These young people are forever changed by their experience at Summit. They are equipped to meet the challenges they already face, even as they prepare for an even greater challenge in the university setting. All of us, as youth pastors and ministers, can learn something from programs like Summit. It’s time to address the challenges facing students before they find themselves struggling to resist the cultural tide on their own.

Kindle Deals in Christian Apologetics: Greg's Top Ten Picks of the Week (plus 1 FREE)!

There are four ways to die, and only one of them requires an intruder. Suicides, accidental, and natural deaths can occur without any evidence from outside the room. But murders typically involve suspects external to the crime scene. If there’s evidence of an outside intruder, homicide detectives have to prepare for a chase. Intruders turn death scenes into crime scenes. Join J. Warner Wallace, former atheist, seasoned cold-case detective, and popular national speaker as he tackles his most important case ... with you on the jury! With the expertise of a cold-case detective, J. Warner examines eight critical pieces of evidence in the “crime scene” of the universe to determine if they point to a Divine Intruder. If you have ever wondered if something (or someone) outside the natural realm created the universe and everything in it, this is the case for you.   ORDER YOUR COPY NOW >>>

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Frank Turek tells Hitchens that He is Stealing from God

Can atheists be moral? Yes indeed. But how can atheists justify their morality with a purely materialistic world view? On what basis can Hitchens call God "not great" if he doesn't believe in objective right and wrong? Frank tells him that he is sitting in God's lap to slap His face. Please subscribe to our channel and go to for more info

How Nature Works Mathematically

Four Ways the Earth Is Fine-Tuned for Life | Cold Case Christianity

Like the death scene I investigated, the layers of foundational, regional, and locational evidence in the universe show signs of “tampering.” The forces governing atomic structure, the matter of the universe and the creation of chemicals are conveniently aligned to allow life’s existence. Even tiny changes in these forces have disastrous consequences for life. Similarly narrow ranges exist related to our galaxy and planet. While the appearance of fine-tuning in any one of these cosmic parameters might not be all that compelling, the cumulative nature of these conditions obligates us to seek an explanation.

Evidential Apologetics: What is it?

The term "apologetics" comes from the Greek, apologia , which means "defense." Apologetics is the systematic study of how one can best defend one's beliefs. Christian apologetics, specifically, focuses on presenting the core tenets of the Christian faith so as to make a case for their truthfulness and answer objections raised by unbelievers. Simply put, Christian apologetics is offering a defense for what Christians believe.

What Can Christians Learn from the Apostolic Fathers? Interview with Author Ken Berding

KEN BERDING: I’m so glad you’re reading the book! The Apostolic Fathers are a name given in the modern era to the earliest Christian writers who wrote just after the age of the apostles. Their writings span A.D. 95-160. They include 1 Clement, the letters of Ignatius, Polycarp’s Letter to the Philippians, The Didache, fragments from Papias, the Shepherd of Hermas, the Letter of Barnabas (not Paul’s co-worker), 2 Clement, Diognetus, and The Martyrdom of Polycarp. Why are they important? The reason they’re important is because of how early they were written. Some of these authors actually knew apostles or companions of apostles. If we could talk to them, they could answer many questions (and actually did answer a few of them in their writings!) that get asked about the apostolic age. They also help us observe early developments in Christian doctrine and church polity. Besides, they’re really interesting…for the most part…

Kicked Out of Church: How God Brought Me Home

I had been through difficult times before: the tragic loss of my father in childhood, the torturous cancer battle that took my mother’s life in my twenties, and the horrific fight of my firstborn against malignant brain cancer a decade earlier. But nothing hit me as hard as my son’s genetic disorder. It was a rare aging condition called Cockayne Syndrome. There is no treatment for CS. You watch your child slowly deteriorate and suffer horribly. I stopped praying the day we received the diagnosis, and I didn’t pray again for five years.

The ‘Prophets’ and ‘Apostles’ Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion

Many of these apostles run megachurches, including Bethel Church in Redding California, HRock Church in Pasadena, and the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. But their real power lies in their innovative approach to selling faith. They’ve combined multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism to connect directly with millions of spiritual customers. That allows them to reap millions in donations, conference fees, and book and DVD sales. And because these INC apostles claim to get direction straight from God, they operate with almost no oversight.

5 ‘Fake News’ Stories People Believe About Early Christianity

“Fake news” isn’t a new phenomenon, though. There’s quite a bit of fake news out there regarding the person of Jesus, the origins of the church, and the development of the Bible. Even though such “news” has no factual basis, it’s believed by an uncomfortably large number of people.

Why Does God Allow Evil?: An Interview with Dr. Clay Jones

The problem of evil and suffering is one that has plagued many theologians. Much ink has been spilled over this question already and there does not seem to be a sign of stopping anytime soon. In the midst of this, a Christian Apologetics professor, Dr. Clay Jones from Biola University, is pitching in his two cents with his book, boldly entitled “Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life’s Toughest Questions.” Would you be interested in hearing from a man who has thought, spoken, and written about this issue for 23 years? Then you are in the right place.

Philippians 1:6: God Finishes What He Begins

God didn’t get his people part way out of Egypt or halfway through the Red Sea. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that our God completes what he begins.

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Who Did Jesus Claim to Be? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. Even non-believers will often admit that Jesus was among the finest moral teachers the world has ever known. But part of Jesus’ teaching involved proclamations related to his identity as God Himself. While skeptics often maintain that Jesus never claimed to be God, the Biblical record indicates just the opposite. What did Jesus teach about his own identity? What does the evidence of Scripture tell us about this teaching? Why do orthodox Christians believe that Jesus was God incarnate?

7 Common Reasons Churches Have a Dramatic Decline in Attendance

We consider a church to be in dramatic decline when the average worship attendance drops by 20 percent or more in three months or less. What causes such unusual declines? Here are seven common reasons:

Reasons To Believe : My Three Favorite Books on the Trinity

Yet while the Trinity is the governing center of all Christian theological thinking, many believers today have difficulty thinking and speaking about the Triune God in a clear, careful, and biblically oriented manner. If you fit in that category then I recommend three excellent books that will help you gain a greater biblical and theological understanding of God’s Triune nature. You’ll also come to understand why the truth of the Trinity is so important. (By the way, I hope it doesn’t escape you that in one article I recommend three distinct books about God’s eternal oneness and threeness .)

How Can You Make a Career in Apologetics?

Part of the vision of our Biola M.A. Christian Apologetics program is to train apologists to be a resource for the local church. In fact, our dream is that churches would consider the need for a “Pastor or Apologetics” as important as a men’s ministry leader or a youth pastor. Until this dream becomes a reality, here’s a few ways to make a career in apologetics (If you think I have missed any, please let me know):

The God of Our Relationships - Westminster Theological Seminary

Third, God is present in his wisdom and truth in the midst of human meanings, purposes, and attempts at control. He confronts us not only with his goodness and his name, but also with his holiness and his requirement of truthfulness and moral responsibility on our part. Personal relationships are not something that we are to be involved in as we please, independent of all moral standards. If people tried consistently to abandon moral standards with respect to relationships, no one could be trusted, and social life would be full of failures as well as treacheries. God makes the social world generally livable. But in a fallen world, there may indeed sometimes be anarchic situations and evil groups where human destruction rises to horrible heights. Short of completely reforming and purifying people as God will do in the consummation, he rules over a world that still contains treacheries in human relationships.

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Can I Believe In Christianity Because of (Rather Than In Spite of) the Evidence? (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, provides a detective’s perspective related to the New Testament and the Christian Life as he talks with Rob Melnichuk of “It’s Your Call”

Reasons To Believe : Take Up and Read: Confessions

is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Hopefully, a very brief introduction to these important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers, as St. Augustine was called to in his dramatic conversion to Christianity, to “take up and read” (Latin:

In STEM Careers, Christians and Conservatives Have Little Freedom. I Know Firsthand | The Stream

I still recommend STEM careers to young Christians and conservatives. If you can keep your beliefs under the radar while you study and work, you can have a prosperous career and create value for others. But it’s getting harder and harder to go that route and also have an influence in the world. More and more, that’s the reality. If you go this path, don’t expect to enjoy the same freedoms as your colleagues on the left.

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42 Is There Objective Truth? | Reasonable Faith

Dr. Craig, life has become absurd to me. Having had conversation with several individuals in my school years have taught me that most do not think that there is such a thing as truth, rather the word is only a matter of opinion and therefore has not absolute meaning. At the end of my conversation it has been revealed to me that anything that is not a scientific fact is false, and that this thing truth is only a coping mechanism that human being have created to make it appear that life has meaning but in reality it has none. How do you as a Philosopher/Theologian deal with this? I am anxious for your response!

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Unbelievable? Two Reasons Why Some People Reject the Reliability of the Gospels | Cold Case Christianity

Miraculous Details First, the accounts include supernatural events. The ancient teacher, Jesus, performed miracles and was resurrected after his crucifixion and death. For many in the post-enlightenment era, the presence of miracles automatically disqualifies any ancient record as history and relegates it to the ranks of mythology . But stop and think about this for a minute. The writers of the Gospels were testifying about something they knew to be unusual: They were testifying about a man who was more than a teacher, He was a miracle worker who claimed to be God and rose from the dead to prove His claim. The witnesses knew their claims would be controversial and resisted. As we examine their testimony to determine whether or not we can trust them, we cannot begin by rejecting the very nature of their claim. Yes, we can be skeptical, but we cannot begin by rejecting supernaturalism before the witnesses even make a case for the supernatural.  We cannot start our investigation with our conclusions predetermined. We would never want to do that in a criminal investigation, and we should be similarly hesitant to begin with our conclusions when examining the gospels.

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Bound for heaven?

“Alas, alas, God’s ‘way of salvation’ is almost entirely unknown today, the nature of Christ’s salvation is almost universally misunderstood, and the terms of His salvation misrepresented on every hand. The ‘Gospel’ which is now being proclaimed is, in nine cases out of every ten, but a perversion of the Truth, and tens of thousands, assured they are bound for heaven, are now hastening to hell as fast as time can take them…

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Religious Liberty Is for Everyone

Religious freedom has always been a priority for American evangelicals who rejected state control of the church. And Christians have likewise advocated for fellow believers around the world who do not have the right to worship and practice their faith freely. But in recent years Christians have become concerned as our own American government, under pressure from lobby groups and even voters, seems intent on enforcing a kind of secularism and restricting the free exercise of religion, especially when taxpayers funds are involved.

Can You Repent Without Changing? The Beginning of the End for Sexual Sin

If our primary problem is sin — and our corrupt, rebellious nature — then we know what primarily needs to be addressed. Since a diagnosis dictates the treatment, if sin is the diagnosis, it must be treated with faith and repentance. With sexual sin, real change can only begin with real repentance — a change of the heart.

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