If by excessive labor, we die before reaching the average age of man, worn out in the Master's service, then glory be to God, we shall have so much less of Earth and so much more of Heaven! - C.H. Spurgeon
The world lives in a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were normal! -A.W. Tozer
A Living Apologetic
A Defense of the Faith That Glorifies God
Pastor Randy Booth
Presuppositional apologetics carries with it ethical implications. In fact, it demands that our attitude and conduct conform to our profession of submission to every word of God. It is only when words of truth are connected with the capital of godliness that the words of the apologist become effective and powerful to accomplish their purpose. Just as God's words and actions consistently bear witness to the truth, so too the believer's words and actions must consistently point to the truth and leave the unbeliever "without excuse."
When our attitudes and conduct reflect our presuppositions in a consistent way, then we will find ourselves to be more effective apologists. This is accomplished in several ways. First, it establishes credibility for our words when we are ethically consistent with our worldview. Second, it makes the antithesis between the believer and unbeliever more distinct and brings the Christian worldview into collision with the unbelieving worldview.Read more...
Revelation, Speculation and Science Dr. Greg Bahnsen
It is one of those embarrassing historical ironies that modern science could not have arisen except in the atmosphere of a Christian world-and-life view. Nevertheless, the scientific community today persists in playing the prodigal by assuming an antagonistic stance against the Christianity of divine revelation. Hypnotized by Darwin's evolutionary scheme and enchanted with the products of scientific technology, modern man has granted science a secularized godship and bows before it in fetish idolatry. Read more....
At War With The Word The Necessity Of Biblical Antithesis Dr. Greg Bahnsen The antithesis between followers of God and followers of Satan is sovereignly inflicted as God's judicial curse. This enmity is not only social but also intellectual in nature, and, therefore, to ignore it in our apologetic is to compromise the gospel. Without the ingredient of antithesis, Christianity is not simply anemic. It has altogether forfeited its challenge to all other worldviews. Anyone who is familiar with the corpus of Van Til's publications and writings will recognize that the subject of antithesis is one fitting hallmark of his scholarly contribution to twentieth century apologetical theory. Read more....
“Others have attempted various methods of 'reconciling' science and the Bible, and these have generally acted on the supposition that the results of scientific discovery necessitate a new interpretation of the Scripture records, or call for new principles of interpretation. The new discoveries, they say, do not conflict with the ancient revelation; they only conflict with the old interpretation of the revelation. We must change our hermeneutical methods, and adapt them to the revelations of science. How for the thousandth time have we heard the story of Galileo and the Inquisition… Hasty natures, however, indulging in pride of intellect, or given to following the dictum of honoured masters, may fall into grievous error in either of two ways: They may shut their eyes to facts, and hold to a delusion in spite of evidence; or they may become the obsequious victims of 'science falsely so called.' That certainly is a false science which is built upon inferences, assumptions, and theories, and yet presumes to dogmatize as if its hypotheses were facts. And that is a system of hermeneutics equally false and misleading which is so flexible, under the pressure of new discoveries as to yield to the putting of any number of new meanings upon an old and common word.” Milton Terry, Biblical Hermeneutics 533, 534