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  • Straight to Hell?

    If those that have never heard the gospel get a free pass to heaven, why would we ever send missionaries to convict them to hell?

    What about babies? If we are all born with a sin nature would it not follow babies that die, go to hell? If so, why not kill all babies? Seriously, babies are evil… have you ever left a 2-year-old alone? Okay, so we kill all two-year old’s and younger. That doesn’t seem right. What would be a fair age to stop killing babies? My eldest...   More

  • Feel, felt, found...

    To be a recruiter in the Air Force one must volunteer, go through a screening process and be selected. Once selected, the individual is given a free trip to San Antonio for a six to eight-week intense sales training school. Those attending are taught a script from "hello, can I help you" to "press hard four copies." Meaning what to say from the time someone arrives for an appointment to closing the "sale." Among, such things as "closing the sale", to "handling interruptions" and "overcoming...   More

  • A blog about "nothing"

    Today’s blog obviously is not about nothing, that is not logically possible. However, I would not say it is about any particular subject. In fact, I should write after going to bed at night. I have these thoughts that literally keep me awake. I have considered getting up and writing them down. Yet, here I am trying to remember them. So, instead of being about nothing, this blog consists of some random thoughts I am putting together and calling it a blog.   More

  • Do We Not Understand or Just Not Care?

    Last week I discussed not using the bible and quoting scripture to the lost. I’m not sure I made the point I was attempting to make which was basically the Bible itself states the lost do not understand. Yet, for some reason, be it reformed theology or presuppositional apologetics, or whatever, for some reason we still want to quote scripture to non-believers. And sadly, often out of context.   More

  • Stop Using the Bible and Quoting Scripture!

    Last week, on the RC Talk podcast, I discussed two reasons concerning why we, as Christians, are not sharing the truth. The first being if no one is upset with you, then you are not talking to anyone, and second, if you are talking to people about truth they will have questions. I have not heard of anyone being upset with any Christian’s, except me of course, and if most were being asked questions, apologetics would be a lot more popular!   More

  • What chu talk'n bout Willis?

    Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.  - C.S. Lewis   More

  • A Visit from an Atheist...

    I recently had the opportunity to attend an event on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I challenged local pastors, Christians, and two campus ministries to join me in a Facebook post. Needless to say, no one accepted my challenge. I know, probably not the best idea anyway. The event was titled, Bringing Creationism to its Knees, and featured a popular internet atheist.   More

  • Why Apologetics?

    Many people do not know, or care, about apologetics. Most do not know what the word even means. And maybe that is okay. I don't think so. But then again it is what I do for a living. I am a full time missionary, an apologist. But do we really "need" apologetics? Seriously, outside of it being a Biblical command, which obviously is of vital importance, why would we really need apologetics?   More

  • OJ Simpson Innocent of Murder | Christianity True!

    The OJ Simpson trial could possibly be one of te most famous in history. A retired professional football player charged with killing his wife and possible boyfriend. There were blood stains in OJ’s car and in his home. He had a cut on his hand. His DNA matched blood found at both the site of the killings and his home. Overwhelming evidence, so it seemed. Except for the gloves. The famous quote by his attorney, “if the gloves do not fit, you must acquit”. They did not fit....   More

  • Morality...how do we know?

    Morality…how do we know right from wrong? There are many that do not think about the question. There are others looking for ways to show God is not needed to know right from wrong. However, I would suggest, as with a significant number of others, without God, there would not be a right and wrong. This can be one of the strongest arguments for the existence of God called the moral argument!

    1. If God does not exist, objective morals and values do not exist.

    2. Object...   More

  • Faith and Truth...

    I would suggest the majority, if not all, people do not believe something unless they think it to be true. I would go on to suggest said beliefs are based on something, or some type, of evidence and reason. Here I in lies the point of this writing. The one and only exception would be when it pertains to one’s beliefs concerning religion. The most important belief anyone could possibly consider, their eternal life. Yet, it would appear the majority base that on feelings. Please keep in...   More

  • What Did You Learn at Church Sunday?

    Every Sunday, after church, I ask my children what they learned. They have gotten smarter, not biblically, and answer the same thing weekly; Jesus. Which obviously leads to another question, “what did you learn about Jesus”? Of course, at this point, it is either an “I do not know” response or bits and pieces of a Bible story. The point being, what did you learn at church Sunday? Seriously…   More

  • Scripture for "naming names" and "calling out" False Teachers

    Some have stated I would have received more support both financially and otherwise if my writing and speaking were not as harsh. I always ask, “what do you mean by that”? (Tactics) More often than not the answer has something to do with calling out false teachers. Of which my next question is, “how did you arrive at that conclusion”? (more Tactics) Of course, I am told, people do not like to hear their favorite teacher is not teaching sound doctrine...   More

  • 2 "real life" Encounters!

    I often wonder what a Christian would talk about with a non-Christian. It seems the non-Christian would have little knowledge, interest or understanding of Christianity. And the Christian, what possibly could he understand about the secular world. I know, both statements are extreme examples but, here in lies why I like to share “real life” experiences.   More

  • Book Review | Sharing the Good News with Mormons | Johnson and McDowell

    Possibly more times than not the scenario goes something like this: Sitting at home with the family and you hear a knock at the door. We scream to the kids not to answer until we see who has come to visit. Lo and behold it is two young gentlemen dressed in their white shirts, name tags and ties. Oh no! The Mormon elders are here! Quick kids, hide.   More

  • Church...we have a problem

    I have had the opportunity over the past couple of weeks to speak to a group of individuals at a church and another group at a church camp. The average age at the church was probably fifty or above and those at camp were high school students. Church, we have a problem! If you do not believe me, then you need to at least ask yourself, and others, some questions. It does not matter if you know the answers. Well, it does, but to make a point for now, just ask the questions. Start with why are...   More

  • Scripture Supporting Apologetics | The End of the Series

    I have decided to end this series of scripture supporting apologetics today. I have reviewed four New Testament verses and three Old Testament verses. I could continue until further notice. There is so much support and examples of apologetics within the Bible I feel it should now be obvious to most readers of this blog. My point has been well documented throughout this series. The Bible indeed supports apologetics.   More

  • Scripture Supporting Apologetics | Jonah 1:17

    Over the past six weeks I have provided both New and Old Testament scripture for apologetics (see here for the start of the series). Last week I used the parting of the Red Sea, which is a story about Moses that is a favorite among children. This week, I am continuing the theme of children’s stories, well, they are not actually children’s stories as I hoped I showed last we...   More

  • Scripture Supporting Apologetics | Exodus 14:31

    I would suggest apologetics are a significant part of the Bible. Consider every sign and miracle recorded from the Old Testament to the New Testament. It is a book of historical facts and evidence. Thus, I am completely baffled as to why so many are either against apologetics or do not seem to think apologetics biblical.   More