One of the most off-putting of the methodologies that I have encountered has been one version of a method called presuppositional apologetics. Presuppositional apologetics (PA) holds that one should begin with the assumption that God exists and that the Bible is inspired as one evangelizes a person.
One of the most powerful ways a person can know that the testimony of Jesus is not the product of late legendary fictions is the evidence of pre-New Testament (pre-NT) material found in the New Testament text.
Each person is held accountable for their own actions. Understanding this truth has brought me great peace. We are responsible for getting the message of the gospel out there. We give defenses for the faith. But ultimately, each person is responsible for him or herself.
I am quite skeptical of this test. I feel there are several reasons to doubt the findings and the conclusions in the article. I do think that the evidence for the Shroud is far more convincing than evidence against the Shroud. However, I want to emphasize that the resurrection of Jesus is not determined by the Shroud's authenticity.
After Bible study one evening, a good friend of mine and I discussed the problem of evil. He asked an excellent question, "Did God create evil?" I said, "No, I don't think he did." However, my friend objected because he said, "God created everything, so he must have created evil."
During a class on Paul, Dr. Leo Percer noted how people often bombard themselves with noise to keep from hearing the voice of God. As I began thinking about Percer's statements, I found him to be absolutely right.
I think that if the SBC is going to move past this tragedy, there must be a reformation within our denomination. This reformation must occur in five different ways.
When it comes to the issue of divine sovereignty and human freedom, the first theological question I get asked as a minister is: Are you a Calvinist or an Arminian?
God freely offers his love to individuals. He doesn't force his love on an individual. Remember, forced love is not genuine love! In this case, God is the lover and human beings are the beloved. But, the love must be reciprocated.
We in the Christian world are inundated with bad news. We are bombarded with news about how the Millennial Generation is far more unbelieving than Generation X. I have noticed three negative reactions and one positive to the problems facing the church.
"Why does it seem that so many notable scientists are atheists?" While I do not believe that all notable scientists are atheistic in their worldview, this does lead one to ask if there are any good reasons for believing in God's existence.
Was Billy Graham wrong to put John 14:6 on his tombstone? The Scripture features a teaching from Jesus himself where he says, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
How could God forgive someone like Nikolas Cruz? How could God forgive someone like Nikolas Cruz? Would God forgive Cruz if he truly repented and asked Christ for salvation?