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A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics by James W Sire

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The word used for this concept in both Hinduism and Buddhism is maya. The Bible is a book full of stories that were invented by men - usually with very selfish motives. Also, this type of thinking does not do justice to the historical character of Christianity. 3. Paul said that if we hope in Christ and his resurrection and Christ is not risen our faith is in pointless and misleading. In chapter four he defines and explains the Christian worldview and addresses issues such as Christian epistemology, reality, mankind, salvation, a Christian approach to history and the afterlife.

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Questions and Answers, at the University of Illinois

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The idea that all men who worship a �god� are worshipping the true God, YHWH, has bubbled up to the very top of our societies and religions, and even Christendoom, and should sound a warning alarm to true Biblical Christianity. This lie of Satan, that men can become gods that was first taught in the Garden of Eden was and is still taught in The Mormon church. The CTS is a University of Oxford course and is taught by the dynamic and award-winning Wycliffe Hall faculty who are committed both to academic rigour and practical and spiritual formation.

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Finding an Unseen God: Reflections of a Former Atheist

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In addition, the Christian apologist must present evidence that alternative explanations of Christ's post-crucifixion reappearance lack historical credibility. There are lots of great questions that can be asked about the nature of the human soul. It was particularly galling to be ruled by "infidels" (kuff�r). Powerful or fascinating quotes about predestination from throughout Christian history. For example, Peter wrote: "Always be prepared to make a defense (Greek-APOLOGIA) to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you" (I Peter 3:15, RSV).

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Always Inspired: Why Bible-Believing Christians Need the

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While many Christians today disregard the cultural influence that Calvinism had on the world; early modern Europe demonstrates a variety of examples in which Calvinism inspired individuals in the fields of architecture and music.... [tags: Religion, Protestant Reformation, Calvinism] Jehovah's-Witness - My cell phone and my doorbell rang simultaneously; seeing my neighbor’s number displayed, I assumed it was she at my door.

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Believe It Or Not - 26 different reasons why Christianity

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Calum Miller - I am a Christian, currently in my final year of pre-clinical Medicine (with a year in Neuroscience) in Oxford. One who believes that the Bible is the ultimate standard can argue only by appealing to the Bible. From a purely Biblical perspective, 2 Corinthians 11:4 gives us the clearest and most concise description of how cults may be discerned. The most frequent grounds for expulsion, child-care experts say, are aggression toward other children in the form of kicking, biting and hair-pulling."

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I'm Back Again???

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Nothing, and I do mean nothing, will give you the sense of urgency you need for equipping your kids to defend their faith more than reading this 400+ page book of attacks on religion. He is incapable of an unjust act, even if we feel his love and his justice are in apparent conflict. My romantic exploits through puberty were negligible. Note that they tell these errors with the same calm honesty with which their other testimony is given.

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Guilt, Anger, and God

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So if the Christian just bashes a person because of the beliefs he or she holds, then his arguments become nothing more than noise. I posted about websites on my blog for that course, so am copying the link info here in case some of you want to do research work on the apologetical issues related to battles over charismatic Christianity. It is just a mass of items which cannot explain themselves (could not exist without something prior). I bought an extra book just for others to read.

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How can God have a Son? (Serious Answers to Sincere

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Like saying, “If you do not give you are going to hell.” We give because we love the Lord. Titanic's last days - an in-depth analogy of today's failings by both believers and unbelievers Gospel - The gospel as seen in true modern day stories: the parable of our stray cat Hell - An eternity in hell is fair punishment? For instance, “the high priest was required to wear holy garments woven from white linen instead of his normal colorful garments overlaid with the golden breastplate.

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Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics

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All three are scholarly, with numerous references and citations for those who would like to read more. The Arabian conquerors had learned from the Syrians the arts and sciences of the Greek world. The "end times" in fact took place in the first century, and we await only resurrection and final judgment. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org September 2012 When writing or even thinking about the biblical Jesus, problems may arise.

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The Commonitory of St. Vincent of Lerins

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Yet those who are committed to tithing know that, on occasion, one must give to God what one believes one needs oneself. And because such blatantly authoritarian pressures have been exerted by those in positions of authority both within and without purely religious groups (such as political leaders, radical terrorists, business executives, therapists, dysfunctional families and relationships, and others), we can see that cultism and cults are far more widespread in society than we care to believe.

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