August 5, 2015

Apologetic Method Deux


From Scott Oliphint’s Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith (end of chapter 1):

  1. The faith that we are defending must begin with, and necessarily include, the triune God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who, as God, condescends to create and to redeem. 
  2. God’s covenantal revelation is authoritative by virtue of what is, and any covenantal, Christian apologetic will necessarily stand on and utilize that authority in order to defend Christianity. 
  3. It is the truth of God’s revelation, together with the work of the Holy Spirit, that brings about a covenantal change from one who is in Adam to one who is in Christ. 
  4. Man (male and female) as image of God is in covenant with the triune God for eternity. 
  5. All people know the true God, and that knowledge entails covenantal obligations. Those who are and remain in Adam suppress the truth that they know. Those who are in Christ see truth for what it is. 
  6. There is an absolute, covenantal antithesis between Christian theism and any other, opposing position. Thus, Christianity is true and anything opposing it is false. 
  7. Suppression of the truth, like the depravity of sin, is total but not absolute. 
  8. Thus every unbelieving position will necessarily have within it ideas, concepts, notions, and the like that it has taken and wrenched from their true, Christian context. 
  9. The true, covenantal knowledge of God in man, together with God’s universal mercy, allows for persuasion in apologetics. 
  10. Every fact and experience is what it is by virtue of the covenantal, all-controlling plan and purpose of God. 


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June 26, 2015

SCOTUS Porn

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Tell me, If there are 4 sheep and one goat, how many sheep are there, if I call the goat a sheep?

In the Bible the word "Porneia" in Greek, is translated to sexual immorality. You cannot legalize sexual immoral acts, and not suffer from it, as a nation.

Jude 1:7, Romans 1:26-28, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, 1 Timothy 1:8-10, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Hebrews 13:4


The answer is 4, 4 sheep. You're not fooling any of us. Acts 5:29, Romans 12:2,1 Thessalonians 4:7

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My comment on a post in FB: "Who hears the cases when SCOTUS is unconstitutional? Congress? Plenary power to define moral [or any] terms is not for SCOTUS. Good bye 10th amendment. We need to push for a Christian Theonomy, for any saving grace of this country. God's will be done. Am I the only one that reads the U.S. when reading Revelations 17?"

Just understand that this is an agenda that was pushed onto our society by people who organized after the introduction of a new medium of communication, the internet. A medium that owes it success to, and was ironically driven initially, by the porn industry.
Is there any wonder why we are in the state we're in?

This is a life and death situation, where God commands us to be fruitful and multiply. We are commanded to create life. In homosexual relationships there is no life, they cannot procreate without outside sources. They are producing death. Death within the non procreation of the relationship, and ultimately death for their rejection of what God commands.

"For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new" ~2 Timothy 4:3 (HCSB)

"Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves." ~Matthew 10:16 (HCSB)

In that same breath, the Bible describes people as goats or sheep, and nowhere in the Bible do goats turn into sheep. (Matthew 25:32) Christ died for, and we preach to, the rebellious sheep, as obedient sheep dogs.

Just like goats, and wolves, the idolatrous deniers seek to devour everything. ‪Heed‬

Even If I don't believe in everything this man does, this speech speaks to what my sentiments are for this subject:




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June 17, 2015

Apologetic Method

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Summary On Apologetic Method

Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen

from the book
Always Ready
Directions For Defending The Faith


The Nature of the Apologetic Situation:
1. The controversy between the believer and "unbeliever" [*I would think a more accurate term would be "idolatrous denier"] is in principle an antithesis between two complete systems of thought involving ultimate commitments and assumptions.
Col 2:3, 8
2. Even laws of thought and method, along with factual evidence, will be accepted and evaluated in light of one's governing presup­positions. Lk 16:31
3. All chains of argumentation, especially over matters of ultimate per­sonal importance, trace back to and depend upon starting points which are taken to be self-evidencing; thus circularity in debate will be unavoidable. However, not all circles are intelligible or valid.
4.  Thus appeals to logic, fact, and personality may be necessary, but they are not apologetically adequate; what is needed is not piece­meal replies, probabilities, or isolated evidences but rather an at­tack upon the underlying presuppositions of the "unbeliever's" sys­tem of thought.
1 Cor 1:20
5. The "unbeliever's" way of thinking is characterized as follows:
a.   By nature the "unbeliever" is the image of God
Gen 1:26 and, therefore, inescapably religious; his heart testifies continually, as does also the clear revelation of God around him, to God's existence and character. Rom 1:19, 20, 32
b.  But the "unbeliever" exchanges the truth for a lie Rom 1:25. He is a fool who refuses to begin his thinking with reverence for the Lord Pr 1:7 ; he will not build upon Christ's self-evidencing words Mt 7:26, 27 and sup­presses the unavoidable revelation of God in nature.
c. Because he delights not in understanding but chooses to serve the creature rather than the Creator
Rom 1:25, the "unbeliever" is self-confidently committed to his own ways of thought Pr 12:15; being con­vinced that he could not be fundamentally wrong, he flaunts perverse thinking and challenges the self-attesting word of God. Pr 13:16; 1 Cor 2:14
d. Consequently, the "unbeliever's" thinking results in ignorance; in his darkened futile mind Eph 4:17, 18 he actually hates knowledge Pr 1:22 and can gain only a "knowledge" falsely so-called. 1 Tim 6:20
e. To the extent that he actually knows anything, it is due to his unacknowledged dependence upon the suppressed truth about God within him. This renders the "unbeliever" intellectually schizophrenic: by his espoused way of thinking he actually "op­poses himself" and shows a need for a radical "change of mind" (repentance) unto a genuine knowledge of the truth. 2 Tim 2:25
f.   The "unbeliever's" ignorance is culpable because he is without excuse for his rebellion against God's revelation; hence he is "without an apologetic" for his thoughts.
g. His "unbelief" does not stem from a lack of factual evidence but from his refusal to submit to the authoritative word of God from the beginning of his thinking.
Lk 16:31
 

March 10, 2015

Cognitive Dissonance

I am astonished how adversarial atheists get when we reject their religious worldview of naturalism.

January 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

"There are basically four questions that are raised in life. The question of origin, meaning, morality and destiny. When you look at those particular questions, and try to answer them in terms of the laws of logic. You can basically look at it from three points of view; logical consistency, empirical adequacy, and experiential relevance."

Worldviews bring these three tests with it. Based on study of who Christ claims to be and all of what he said, when he answers these four questions of life of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. "The logical consistency of his answers, the empirical adequacy by which we measure the answers, and the experiential relevance has convinced me that He is indeed the way, the truth, and the life.

It is not a leap in a vacuum, as it were, but a commitment born out of study." ~Ravi Zacharia

September 11, 2014

Quote of the day

"Naturalism does not give you unalienable rights." ~Ravi Zacharias

April 29, 2014

Atheism

"Atheism is the void which removes human value and moral responsibility and replaces them with human accidental existence under evolution, and the inevitability of the Will To Power as the messiahist, elitist, Progressive moral code, which emerges naturally from the do-it-yourself morals of emerging Atheists." ~ http://atheism-analyzed.blogspot.com/2014/04/from-atheist-site-called-humans-are.html

February 28, 2014

Internalizing

Wife's Mammogram read (BI RADS 5) Needle Core Biopsy concluded Invasive, triple negative, Ductal Carcinoma (Malignant). Bloom/Richardson score 9/9 (severe/aggressive growth). Off social media, will be in prayer and fasting for a while. Join our family in prayer please.

January 20, 2014

Some Time Away

Taking some time away from blogging, social media, for a while.


December 31, 2013

A Great Year

"You crown the year with Your goodness; Your ways overflow with plenty." ~Psalms 65:11

September 29, 2013

Breaking Sad


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Hey Jesse Pinkman, You made it Bitch!

August 29, 2013

Both Foreign and Domestic

I just read Pvblivs post on Snowden, and many have been discussing things at length in various groups on FB, and on other blogs that are too many to number here. I completely agree with him. If the government "has nothing to hide" then they would welcome it. At least, that is what the police say to us. If we have nothing to hide then they are trained that whoever baulks at their requests to an unconstitutional search has something to hide, and yet that is exactly what they are doing. How ironic.

As Ron Paul says, government views us as the enemy. Or maybe, we can view it the other way around as it was pointed out in our past post about another "revolution" that would be  constitutionally sanctioned. And the main reason they're trying to disarm it's citizens.

Some of us are certainly not blind to these points, as the build up of the "homeland military police state" increases, as Obama promised he would make sure it would, because the government is far more fearful of it's own people, then anything else in the world. Guilty consciousnesses tend to create that kind of behavior. They know what they have in store for its people and are preparing for that blow back. In poker they call that a "tell".

June 28, 2013

Atheism Is Our Future?



Was reading Stan's viewpoint, that I completely agree with, on how marriage is completely meaningless if this continues.

"With wanton killing of progeny on demand and the sodomizing of marriage, the Left has effectively de-institutionalized moral behavior and codified libertinism."

Amen. Also, what I wish to mention, is the current holocaust of murdering 50+ million US Citizens in the name of convenience, eradicating what is merely considered "parasites", throwing morality to the wind.  

To top it all off, I saw the new video he posted on and considered a real connection as to why we're in the state we are currently in. Folks, take a look at our future in this country if we keep allowing it, and the irrationality of who will be running it, (Just making a point here, spare the fallacy accusations).



"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." ~ John Adams, 2nd President.

The entire quote is more prophecy then anything else:

"While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation, while it is practising iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candour, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world. Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. Oaths in this country are as yet universally considered as sacred obligations. That which you have taken, and so solemnly repeated on that venerable ground, is an ample pledge of your sincerity and devotion to your country and its government" 


We must take or country back. To just not allow all of this evil to happen, otherwise this country will be consumed and shrugged. We have the power, in Christ, to change starting within and pushing outward. We have been hijacked, it's time to take this country back. God help us all, and Lord I will take great comfort that Your will be done. 

May 17, 2013

Left Agenda

I just watched a Film called AGENDA  (User will not allow me to embed it.)

I will guess complete denial, as a response. Unless maybe the left here are as Ludwig von Mises put it, "confused and misguided sympathizers" or as Lenin labeled as useful idiot.

February 28, 2013

We The People

How ironic the left will not let women choose!




February 11, 2013

Last Pope

Apparently the pope, who claims he was chosen by God decided to quit, and will step down at the end of the month.


Many of the Atheists are all over this news and of course teasing, berating, and chastising ensued with meme submissions and harsh language.


This is very large news actually. Someone said the last time this happened was some 600 years ago. I can only speculate as to why he did this, with all these molestation allegations still flying around the organization, but that is something that may, or may not, finally be revealed.

We're also seeing reports of death threats people are making on Twitter. The fruit of that spirit is obvious to me, and certainly has nothing to do with Christ. We have posted about the RCC in the past about the complete apostasy in that organization. Moving on. 



But what is intriguing is this important point that I wish to make. As you know, St. Malacy prophecies states this next Pope with be the last before Christ comes. It sure sparked my interest when I heard the news of this pope stepping down. This is the last prophecy proclaimed for the last pope:

"In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop]. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people. The End." ~Wiki

Now, of course, this new guy could be the pope for some 10-20 years before anything major happens, or is noticed. But he WILL be the last one, according to St. Malacy. What can we take from this? Only God knows, but we do have some guidelines from scripture to help us.
When a prophet speaks in the Lord’s name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him." ~Deuteronomy 18:22

So far, these prophecies from St. Malacy are to give us some pause. I am very excited at the thought that Christ is returning very soon, at least in my lifetime, God willing. I am also frightened for the lost that refuse to acknowledge Christ as Lord, and Savior who died for us that are saved.

His arrival will certainly be happening, it is now just a matter of when?

I would hope the Atheists here will spend these times, before Christ's arrival, to beg and plead with Him to choose them as one of the saved. To seek Him with a broken and contrite heart, like most all of us Christians have.  (Psalm 51:17)

”Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” ~Martin Luther


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February 1, 2013

Gun Control

Real men, like this, are helping me restore my beliefs in most of us, and makes me very proud to be an American. I cannot stress hard enough for people to wake up, get involved, and to fight for our rights; to defend our Constitution, before these professional politicians take away our RIGHT to defend our own homes. Bill Stevens should run for congress, at the very least.