Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Worldview and Apologetics in the News

Former atheist admits it was historical evidence that brought him to Christianity

North Korea threatens that ‘thermonuclear war may break out at any moment’

Pentagon announces review of nuclear posture amid North Korea tensions

Bill Nye: The Perfect Talking Head for a March Against Science

March for Science or March for Secularism?

Have Octopuses outsmarted Darwin?

Trump overturns Obama’s Planned Parenthood funding edict

Christians Homes Set on Fire in Muslim Mob Attacks on Believers in Egypt

Religious Freedom Endangered by LGBT Activism, Russell Moore, Rod Dreher Argue on 'Face the Nation'

Hank Hanegraaff's Conversion to Orthodoxy: Ken Ham's AiG Says Church Is Ritualistic, Lacks Gospel

Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood

Why don’t we care about the slaughter of Christians?

Everyone Thinks The Unborn Are Persons. Saying Otherwise Is Just Denial

Christian university will sever ties with Planned Parenthood

Hobby Lobby founder says willingness to lose company for religious freedom ‘was real easy’

'Bible Answer Man' Booted From Bott Radio Network After Hank Hanegraaff Joins Orthodox Church

Five Reasons Why Some Christians are Shroud Skeptics

For many at violent Berkeley rally, it wasn't really about Trump or free speech: They came to make trouble

Blood from human babies makes brains of elderly mice young again

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Terror Attack

Muslims to March on Amazon Over Prayer Breaks

Trump Confidante: Let’s Betray Pro-Lifers and Saddle Trump With a Used SCOTUS Pick

Power Ranger window washers thrill kid patients at hospital [Love this!]

March for Politics, Scientism and Scidolatry


Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Why Are Christians So Easily Offended?

Last evening, this brief video came across my Twitter feed.  The funny thing is, I was just thinking about this as I clicked on the link.

The only thing I would add is the points made should also be considered in conversations with Christian brothers and sisters as we can be just as susceptible to the attitudes described when talking with an atheist or skeptic.  Especially when it comes to topics such as doctrine, Biblical Interpretation, or even addressing issues within the church.





God Bless!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book Preview: E-book- “The Apocryphal Jesus” by Ken Ammi


About the Author

Ken Ammi is an Argentinean-American , a Jewish-Christian, an essayist and lecturer who writes at True Freethinker.

He was raised in a 100% secular manner and did attend private Jewish school.  He had his Bar Mitzvah in Israel (only secular Jews may be able to understand this oddity).  He was also involved in the New Age Movement and was a practitioner of Reiki, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung and the I'Ching.

About the Book

The purpose of this work is to review that which various apocryphal texts state about Jesus and to do so for various reasons. One reason is that some people have the idea that such apocryphal text, by any other name such as alternate gospels, portray Jesus in very different terms than does the New Testament (hereinafter “NT”) or subsequent Christian theology. Such idea are promulgated largely by pop-researchers and popularizers of Gnosticism, zeitgeist-style theorists, Jesus mythicists, et al.

The book is a consideration of how 35 apocryphal texts portray Jesus.

As a whole I would say that Jesus is such an undeniable figure that even those seeking to change our view of Him must admit various true facts about Him. Thus, there are portions of the apocryphal texts which portray a Jesus consistent with the NT canon. That being said, I point out where each text contains that which I term “unique features” which range from simply extra-biblical to actually contradictory.

You can get your copy of this work here.

To learn more about Ken and his work, go here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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Featured Essay: The Euthypro Dichotomy by Ken Ammi

How We Got the Bible: The Apocryphal Books

How Historians Examine the New Testament Documents

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pt. 4- Four Dishonest Ways to Argue about Abortion

This post is the 4th (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and final in our series addressing dishonest arguments commonly offered by abortion-choice advocates.  The arguments featured come from Stand to Reason's "Pro-Life Defense" Quick-Reference Guide. This is an excellent resource that we highly recommend!

This week's featured argument is the one I have seen most commonly used.

4. Disguise your true position by appealing to the "hard" cases.

Rape is profoundly evil.  It is sometimes easy to forget this in a rush to oppose abortion.  But to truly arrive at a proper understanding of this, we simply cannot ignore everything we've discussed up to this point.  We've looked at a case for the full humanity of the unborn from the moment of conception.  If this case is correct, then are we dealing with one victim or two?

Can you think of any other situation where we would force-not ask, force-one innocent human being to give up his or her life so that someone else could feel better?  Does hardship justify homicide?

Can one horrible act of violence against an innocent human being-the woman-be redeemed by performing another act of violence against an innocent human being-the child?  Forget innocent people for a moment.  Would we allow the rape victim to shoot the guilty rapist to make her feel better?  If not, why allow the innocent child to be killed for the same reason?  Perhaps we simply do not believe the unborn are human.  If so, rape would no longer be the real issue.  The issue would be: What is the unborn?

Unfortunately, some abortion advocates will appeal to the "rape exception" not with the intention of protecting victims of sexual assault, but as a means of justifying abortion on demand for any reason at all.  Victims of rape deserve our best care.  However, the pain of such a violent act cannot be healed by destroying another innocent human being.  The child should not be punished for the crime of his father.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Related Posts

When Pro-Abortion Choice Rhetoric Hurts

Late-Term Abortion, the Life of the Mother and the 3rd Presidential Debate

Live Action, Snopes and Planned Parenthood's "Prenatal Care"

Monday, April 17, 2017

Is Out Preaching In Vain?

In the subject Southern Evangelical Seminary Blog post, Dr. David Haines uses the disciples' belief that Jesus rose from the dead to develop the following argument:

1. If the disciples did believe that Jesus rose from the dead, then something caused them to hold this belief.

2. The disciples did believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

3. Therefore, something caused them to hold this belief.

4. Either this belief (a) was caused by an intentional falsehood (a lie), (b) was caused by psychological wish fulfillment, (c) was caused by a psychological reaction based upon being incapable of dealing with the death of Jesus (such as a hallucination), or (d) was caused by a literal resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

5. The belief was not caused by options (a), (b), or (c).

6. Therefore, the cause of the disciple’s belief that Jesus rose from the dead is option (d) – that Jesus was actually resurrected.

He also defends premise 5, the key premise, in this piece. To read the entire post go here.

Stand firm in Christ,
Chase

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Praise: "He Lives" by Chris Tomlin


Happy Resurrection Day!
Chase

Happy Resurrection Day from Truthbomb Apologetics!

Hello Everyone!

We here at Truthbomb Apologetics just wanted to wish you a Happy Resurrection Day! For those interested in learning more about the claims of Jesus Christ and the historical evidence for His resurrection from the dead, we encourage you to visit our Resurrection Research Links.

This page includes articles, audio, debates, and videos dealing with numerous topics that relate to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Further, these resources include some of the top scholars in the field including Gary Habermas, Mike Licona, N.T. Wright, and Dr. William Lane Craig.

You can check it out here.

Have a blessed day! He is risen!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Worldview and Apologetics in the News

Bangladesh Family: ‘Vogue’ Model Killed for Refusing to Wear Islamic Garments

Spectator: Egypt’s Palm Sunday Massacre Was ‘Attack on Christianity’

‘Bible Answer Man’ Converts to Orthodoxy
San Bernardino elementary school shooting: Teacher, 8-year-old student killed in murder-suicide

The Origins of the Easter Bunny: Where Did This Bizarre Tradition Begin?

Planned Parenthood honors Hillary Clinton as ‘champion of the century’

Meet the congressman who is pushing for a Charles Darwin Day

Texas Board of Education Under Pressure to Make It Harder for Teachers and Students to Evaluate the Evidence for Biological and Chemical Evolution

‘Fight for me’

Sounding the alarm

Just Give Me Jesus: A Closer Look at Christians Who Don't Go to Church

Muslim births projected to outnumber Christian births globally by 2035

Sister of American Pastor Jailed in Turkey: ‘We Believe God is with Him’

'The Case for Christ' in Top 10 at Box Office

Planet Earth II: Missing the Maker in the Majesty

Brazil: Evangelical Churches Growing in Poorest Communities

Actor Mr. T Shares Importance of Faith in His Life

Mainstream Conservative News Site Reviews the Case for Christ Movie

Judge Says Hospital Can Remove Baby’s Life Support Without His Parents’ Consent

UN Child Sex Ring Had Many Victims, but No Arrests for Peacekeepers

Trendy to be Transgender: Child Psychologist Says Many Kids Confused on Gender Identity

March For Science Descending Into Farce

7 Reasons You’ll Be Glad You Saw The Case for Christ

Princeton Seminary President: Tim Keller Controversy Showed 'Painful Fracture' Among Reformed Churches

My Philosophy of Mental Illness

The Exodus: Fact or Fiction?- Evidence of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt

Teens are becoming transgender because it’s trendy, expert says

Trump: ‘I authorized my military’ to drop the MOAB in Afghanistan

Christians in Philippines nail themselves to crosses and furiously whip themselves as act of penitence in Good Friday ritual

March for Science defends ISIS?


Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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