This is Part One of Gary’s recent interview by Chris Arnzen on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio.
Defending the Christian worldview against unbelieving thought takes an understanding that every worldview has a centralized guiding principle that serves as its foundational operational assumption about the nature of reality.
By going after the head, as Jael did to Sisera (Judges 4–5), as an unnamed woman did to Abimelech (Judges 9:52–55), as David did to Goliath (1 Sam. 17), as Jesus did to Satan at the cross at Golgotha, “place of the skull” (John 19:17), and what Jesus did for us in crushing Satan under our feet (Rom. 16:20; cf. Gen. 3:15), the structure of opposing worldviews crumbles because the foundation cannot withstand examination. Christians tend to attack symptoms, the rotten fruit of unbelieving thought, rather than expose the root that gives life to the tree. The Bible tells us, “The ax is already laid at the root of the trees” with the result that “every tree…that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (Matt. 3:10; 7:19; Luke 3:9; 13:7; John 15:2, 6).
Biblical apologetics means “to offer a defense” and is practiced in different ways by Christians. Some Christian apologists try to appeal to skeptics by presenting a boatload of facts. With this evidential method, the claim is made that facts are neutral and “speak for themselves.” Others believe that reason alone, devoid of any prior presuppositions (an impossibility), is the best way to defend the faith. These are not only ineffective apologetic methods, but they do not follow the biblical model.
Against All Opposition
There are no neutral assumptions about reality. The starting point is the God of the Bible. The Bible begins with this foundational presupposition: ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth’ (Gen. 1:1). Against All Opposition lays out the definitive apologetic model to help believers understand the biblical method of defending the Christian faith.Buy Now
Gary is interviewed by Chris Arnzen on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio. In this first part they discuss Christian worldview, political activism, and how current unbelieving thought is starting to cave in on itself through internal contradictions and competing ideologies.