Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $32,805
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 40%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: apologetics

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 3 Realities Chance Can’t Explain About Life’s Origins That Intelligent Design Can

    05/17/2022 7:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    The ^ | May 17, 2022 | Granville Sewell
    The theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not.The scientific establishment is slowly beginning to allow scientists who believe in intelligent design to have a platform. Why? It may be because the theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not. Perhaps the simplest and best argument for intelligent design is to clearly state what you have to believe to not believe in intelligent design, as I did in my book, “In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent...
  • The Critical Quran, by Robert Spencer

    05/06/2022 1:01:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/6/22 | Gerard Perry
    I take a look at Robert Spencer's critical Quran, and explore how it can be used to witness to Muslims.
  • The Critical Quran(Explained From Key Islamic Commentaries)

    05/16/2022 11:13:35 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/16/22 | Gerard Perry
    I take a look at Robert Spencer's latest work, and explain how it can be employed while witnessing to Muslims.
  • Archaeology: Jesus Crucifixion Story Backed by Key Evidence in Ancient Tomb

    04/17/2022 11:35:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sat, Apr 16, 2022 | Chris Byfield
    EVIDENCE for Jesus Christ's crucifixion story was provided by a stunning archaeological discovery of a Jewish tomb from the biblical era. We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Easter story is at the heart of the ChristIan religion. On Good Friday Jesus was executed by crucifixion for treason after claiming he was “King of the Jews”, and his body was subsequently taken down from the cross,...
  • Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Is Probably The Best-Documented Historical Event Ever

    04/16/2022 9:09:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/16/2022 | Scott Powell
    There are many religions with different founders, prophets, and teachers going back thousands of years. But only one of them, Christianity, has a founder who professed to be the Messiah—the son of God—who provided irrefutable proof of who he was by conquering death through resurrection. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.Christ is also the only person in history who was pre-announced starting a thousand years before he was born, with 18 different prophets from the Old Testament between the tenth and the fourth centuries BC predicting his coming birth, life, and death. Hundreds of years later, the details of...
  • Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

    04/16/2022 3:44:28 PM PDT · by grumpa · 17 replies ^ | 4/16/2006 | William Lane Craig
    Of course, during the last century liberal theology had no use for the historical resurrection of Jesus. But a remarkable change has come about during the second half of the 20th century. A new quest of the historical Jesus had begun. By 1968 the old skepticism was a spent force and began dramatically to recede. So complete has been the turnabout during the second half of this century concerning the resurrection of Jesus that it is no exaggeration to speak of a reversal of scholarship on this issue. What are the facts that underlie this remarkable reversal of opinion concerning...
  • The Bible In Paintings: MANNA and QUAIL! GOD FEEDS HIS PEOPLE

    03/07/2022 6:19:34 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 40 replies
    Bible; paintings; art
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S MESSAGE E X O D U SCHAPTER 16 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” The LORD said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in...
  • Resources on the Trinity

    02/27/2022 1:03:56 PM PST · by circlecity · 26 replies
    I teach Sunday school at my Church. For our next study we will be doing a class on the Trinity - which I see the world and false Christians attacking more and more in contemporary society. The primary text I will be using is “The Forgotten Trinity” by Dr. James White. It is aimed at the layman and should be an excellent resource. But whenever I teach a subject I like to get immersed in it so I can respond to the inevitable tough questions the class always ends up throwing at me. Accordingly, I am looking for some other...
  • No, I will not be watching "The Chosen"

    12/04/2021 9:03:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 66 replies
    Oklahoma Baptist Bulletin ^ | 8/20/2021 | James Biesiadecki
    In a Mormon(LDS) blog interview,1 Jenkins defended not only the Mormon owned Vid-Angel distribution and the filming of “The Chosen” in Utah on an LDS set, but he also defended the idea that Mormons follow the “same Christ” and that there is no significant difference between Mormons and Evangelicals. He further admitted that many LDS people are working on the project and influencing his thinking. Jenkins’ defense against criticism was quite telling. Hear it in his own words: “So even if you are listening to this right now as an evangelical and are horrified to hear me say some of...
  • The Deity of Christ - Devotional

    12/02/2021 1:19:43 PM PST · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “[Christ] existed in the form of God” (Philippians 2:6). Christ possesses the very nature of God. In the second part of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Christiana and her children travel toward the Celestial Country. During their pilgrimage, Interpreter introduces them to one of his male servants, whose name is Great-heart. When Christiana asks Great-heart to explain the nature of Christ’s forgiveness, part of his answer is: “He [Christ] has two natures in one Person, easy to distinguish but impossible to divide. There is a righteousness that belongs to both of these natures, and each righteousness is essential to that nature,...
  • Ex-atheist CS Lewis was once a ‘vigorous debunker of Christianity.’ Actor who played him reveals what imploded that worldview

    11/25/2021 11:09:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/25/2021 | Billy Hallowell
    Legendary Christian writer and thinker C.S. Lewis went from “vigorous debunker of Christianity” to one of history’s most transformative and apologetic faith voices. But most people today are much more acquainted with his hit books, like Mere Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia, than the finer details of his compelling faith journey. Nearly 60 years after Lewis’ death, that spiritual evolution is getting a fresh look through the popular, new film, “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis.” Actor Max McLean, who plays Lewis in the movie, recently told Faithwire about the author’s stunning transformation from “hard-boiled...
  • The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis (Movie Review)

    11/18/2021 3:44:42 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 25 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 18, 2021 | Rob W. Case
    oday C.S. Lewis, the man whose literary works such as The Chonicles of Narnia book series is known as a titan of the Christian faith. When he was alive, Lewis’s deep insights, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason were all sought after, particularly during World War II, when he addressed the people of Great Britain on the BBC, and thereafter. After he passed away in 1963, C.S. Lewis’s writings would continue to bring valuable insight, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason to generations looking for serious answers about God, life experience, the fractured world around us, pain, suffering, and how...
  • Why I’m finally a young earth creationist

    11/04/2021 11:50:10 AM PDT · by fishtank · 65 replies ^ | 8-10-21 | Jim Mason
    Writing in response to Dr Luke Barnes' article on why he no longer believes in young earth creationism, physicist and engineer, Dr Jim Mason shares his own story, and explains why he believes a “plain reading” of Genesis leads to a young earth viewpoint.
  • Ravi Zacharias’ daughter launches new Christian Apologetics ministry; former employees express concern

    10/21/2021 8:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/21/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Sarah Davis, the daughter of late apologist Ravi Zacharias and former CEO of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), has left the organization her father founded to launch a new apologetics ministry.The news elicited disappointment from one abuse survivor and two former RZIM employees, who believe Davis should be “disqualified” from leading a ministry.According to a report from investigative journalist Julie Roys, Davis filed articles of incorporation earlier this month with the state of Georgia for a nonprofit corporation titled Encounter, Inc. The organization has the stated mission of “carrying the Gospel invitation to individuals,” “engaging their questions” and “training and...
  • Christ’s Glorious Resurrection

    08/26/2021 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    While Christ’s death dealt with our personal sins so we would be found innocent, the key to eternal life is His resurrection. Scripture states if there was no resurrection, we would remain dead in our sins (1 Corinthians 15:17). It is Christ’s resurrection that enabled several of the secure positions before God. It is Christ’s resurrection that allowed Him to ascend to heaven to send the Holy Spirit to seal us (Romans 8:9), to now head the family of God into which we are adopted (Ephesians 1:5) and to spiritually baptize us so we are identified with His new life...
  • A Clarification Please... (Vanity)

    08/16/2021 3:44:48 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 300 replies
    Curious... | 8/16/21 | Openurmind
    I would like some clarification as to the truth of the rules and situation here on the FR. Several times over the last few years it has been mandated by certain users that a prerequisite for participating here, conversing here, or donating here is mandated that you must first be a White Puritan Christian. No exceptions or you are considered a Troll. You must believe what they believe exactly or you should hit the highway. Anyone else conservative or not, are to be considered as just trolls and should excommunicate themselves and leave. This is an important clarification. Because if...
  • NFL to Fine Unvaccinated Players for Covid Protocol Violations

    07/25/2021 6:16:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/25/21 | DYLAN GWINN
    The NFL will pay very close attention to whether unvaccinated players follow Covid protocols this season, and if they don’t, the players will end up paying the league.According to another in a series of recent and aggressive new restrictions targeting unvaccinated players, the NFL announced on Saturday that if a player violates one of the league-mandated Covid protocols that applies to unvaccinated players, they will receive a $14,650 fine.The new penalty comes on the heels of another restriction announced this week in which the league said that if a Covid outbreak among unvaccinated players caused a game to be canceled,...
  • Our Great Salvation

    05/14/2021 5:42:40 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 7 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    So what is Christian salvation? This is the process by which God brings us into a ‘sanctified’, i.e., set apart for holiness, relationship with Himself to provide us eternal life. This chapter discusses many important components to understanding your salvation: • Means of salvation • Process of salvation • How does the unbeliever access salvation? • What exactly is the Gospel message? • The new believer, next steps • Helping a new believer • Lordship salvation and other add-ons • Tares
  • There is chaos around us, but our salvation is secure!

    03/05/2021 6:12:06 AM PST · by Teleios Research · 2 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Be convinced of these 4 biblical truths: 1. Each of us has sinned; 2. God is just, requiring a punishment for sin; 3. But out of love God sent His Son, Jesus Christ who by dying on the cross, provided forgiveness of sins in taking man’s deserved punishment; 4. Therefore, by faith alone in Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and belief in His resurrection, man can gain eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 3:21-26)
  • Freeze Speech

    03/04/2021 7:54:40 AM PST · by truthxchange · 4 replies | 3-4-2021 | Dr. Peter Jones
    I wrote this text on February 25, 2021, a day when stunning events occurred in the USA that are massive “legal” attacks on the opening line of the Bible: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen 1:27). The Equality Act that passed in the House on that day, including the provision to remove any defense for religious principles, requires that virtually every restroom, locker room, and dressing room in America be open to transgender individuals. At this level of bathroom intimacy, our children will...