Monthly Archives: July 2010

Why Separation of Powers?

Have you ever thought about why the founders of the USA set up a government with separation of powers? It wasn’t to speed things up, or to provide jobs for the party faithful, that’s for sure. Separation of powers was … Continue reading

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Deepak Chopra Gets Owned

One of the most powerful tools in apologetics is to use a simple bit of logic, which is to apply the other person’s viewpoint to their own statements. If their statements are not sound, this is what happens.

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Graduate Student Expelled For Beliefs About Homosexuality

A graduate student at Eastern Michigan University has been expelled because she believed that homosexuality is morally wrong. According to media reports, she desired to refer homosexual clients to other counselors. She was expelled, and the federal court has upheld … Continue reading

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Chance? Really? Are You Sure?

We are often told that things come to be ‘by chance.’ The statements are made to indicate that chance has caused things to come to be. But R. C. Sproul has made a good point in his book Not a … Continue reading

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Are Faith and Reason Incompatible?

Many today view faith and reason as totally opposite from each other. Theists and atheists alike tend to view faith as a decision based on no evidence, no logic, but only a blind leap of something that is non-logical. Part … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist Atheists

Here’s another jewel from Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great About Christianity? “Surveys show that the vast majority of young people in America today are scientifically illiterate, widely ignorant of all aspects of science. How many high school graduates could … Continue reading

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Just Stay On The Reservation And Be A Good Boy

I heard a comment from Ravi Zacharias (and possibly repeated by R. C. Sproul) that I thought was interesting and very appropriate. A big problem with Christians today as they relate to communicating in public and being a part of … Continue reading

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Is Christianity Supported by History?

The bible is indeed supported by history. One of the most amazing presentations of this is the book “The Historical Jesus” by Gary Habermas. Habermas is likely the world’s most qualified expert in historical apologetics, specifically the resurrection of Jesus. … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of God

In Aquinas’ massive work Summa Theologica, Thomas treats the doctrine of the simplicity of God at the beginning, immediately after his five ways for proving the existence of God. This is notable, for Thomas’ work is highly sequential, and the … Continue reading

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Moral Relativism vs. Moral Objectivism

Moral relativists (MR) are those who claim that morals are not absolute, but relative to the society and culture that we live in. They claim that there are no absolute morals anywhere, that all ethical codes are conventions of society, … Continue reading

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Proof for God, The Sequel

A couple of days ago this blog had an article on a logical proof for God’s existence. At the risk of putting even more people to sleep, I’ll try to clarify a bit.  The argument was stated: Everything that has … Continue reading

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Muslims in Dearborn: Video of Christians’ Arrest

A few Christians were arrested in Dearborn, Michigan for speaking to people at the Arab Festival. The city officials of Dearborn made a series of claims about the actions of the Christians, but the videos below show these claims untrue, … Continue reading

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Proof For God

One of the basic proofs for God is simple:      1. Everything that had a beginning needs a cause      2. The universe had a beginning      3. Therefore the universe needs a cause. While some will attempt to deny … Continue reading

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Muslim Converts To Christianity

Here’s a great testimony from one of the guys who was arrested in Dearborn, MI for talking to people about Jesus at the Arab Festival. Part 1: Nabeel Qureshi Testimony Part 2: Nabeel Qureshi Testimony For more information about the … Continue reading

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John Spong

I picked up a copy of a book called A New Christianity for a New World by John Spong, the retired Episcopal priest & bishop. I only buy used copies of such books, for I refuse to give a single … Continue reading

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Secularism, Ethics, & Government

I heard Ravi Zacharias’ radio address not long ago. One comment he made was about how countries have an ethical system that they view is larger than themselves.  Countries base their laws on a moral code that they view is … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Trinity

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are the popular name for the members of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, or simply The Watchtower. The Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) have denied the doctrine of the Trinity for many years, even publishing a pamphlet titled … Continue reading

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Beware of Philosophy…….right?

In the Bible, Colossians 2:8 tells us “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy…” This is wise advice, for many destructive heresies have crept into the church through philosophy. Norman Geisler documents a long list of philosophers who have … Continue reading

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What is Thomism?

Thomism is the philosophical and theological approach attributed to Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274). Aquinas was a Dominican monk who was born in Italy and taught in Paris and Naples. Answering “what is Thomism?” is about like answering “what is theology?” for … Continue reading

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Islam in Dearborn: Latest Episodes

Back in late June a small group of Christian apologists were arrested for answering questions about Islam and Christianity on a public street. To date, the group that was arrested has published several responses. One is found here: Acts17 Response … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls: Evidence For Accurate Copies Of The Bible

Prior to the 1940 – 1950 period, the earliest copies of the Old Testament were from around 900 A.D. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the late 1940′s, but weren’t really investigated till the mid-1950′s, and the scholarly work … Continue reading

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Was God Immoral When He Commanded Israel To Destroy Canaan?

Skeptics and critics get a lot of mileage in criticizing the Bible regarding the commands in the Old Testament to kill all the people of Canaan. God told Joshua to utterly destroy all the inhabitants of Canaan, including men, women, … Continue reading

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Proof for God: Caused Universe

One proof for the existence of a cause for the universe is the following: Every effect has a cause The universe is an effect The universe needs a cause. The atheists attack this, of course. Some try to say that … Continue reading

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Skepticism: Ludwig Feuerbach & Karl Marx

A popular criticism of today is one that was expressed by philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872) and repeated similarly by Karl Marx (1818-1873). In a gross summary, it goes something like this:  human minds invent religion because of a need. People need … Continue reading

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Religion vs. Atheism

In Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great About Christianity, he cites how the more secular a society is, the less children they have, and the more religious a society, the more children they have. Societies with a sense of higher … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court (1931)

We end this week’s focus on the faith of our founding fathers with this simple quote from a supreme court justice. This was in 1931. How far we have come today, when people are doing their best to deny these … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court: Earl Warren

United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren on February 14, 1954, in Time magazine, stated: I believe no one can read the history of our country … without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Saviour … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court (1892)

United States Supreme Court (February 29, 1892), in the case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 US 457–458, 465–471, 36 L ed 226, Justice David Josiah Brewer rendered the high Court’s decision: No purpose of action … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court (1844)

United States Supreme Court (1844), in the case of Vidal v. Girard’s Executors, 43 U.S. (How. 2) 126, 127, 132, Justice Joseph Story delivered the Court’s opinion. The case concerned one Stephen Girard, a deist from France, who had moved … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, being the President (Governor) of Pennsylvania, hosted the rest of the 55 delegates attending the Convention. Being the senior member of the convention at 81 years of age, he commanded the respect of all present, and, as recorded … Continue reading

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