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Some Basic Principles for Christian Apologetics

The following are some of the notes for a book I’m writing on the moral argument for the existence of God. In a debate on subjects where there are fundamental disagreements, a number of basic preliminaries must first be established before a meaningful discussion can take place. A certain factory worker had the responsibility of […]

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Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended, by Greg L. Bahnsen

Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen (1948–1995) provided perhaps the clearest, most faithful, and most powerful advancement of Cornelius Van Til’s presuppositional apologetics of anyone. This statement holds true both for Bahnsen’s written scholarly work as well as his practical applications in both formal and informal debates and exchanges. Those knowledgeable of Van Til’s “Copernican Revolution” in […]

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Resources for presuppositional apologetics

A reader recently asked me if American Vision produced any resources for presuppositional apologetics. While the immediate answer is “Yes!,” the fact that it was asked made me realize that perhaps a lot of our newer readers are not aware of many of our core, basic, and foundational resources. In the interest of introducing these, […]

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Is Satan The ‘God of This World’?

Christians will use all types of excuses to keep themselves out of today’s religious-moral-cultural battles. One of the most diabolical excuses is to claim that Satan is the rightful god of this world. This translates into believing that this world is demonic. Let’s see what the Bible actually says about this. Satan is a creature. […]

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Telegraph forced to revise article attacking the Bible

The UK’s Telegraph claimed Friday that they had disproved the Bible: “Study disproves the Bible’s suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out.” The story and its fake headline have gone viral. [1] Editor’s Note: Since the publication of Gary’s original article (below), among many others, the Telegraph was so hounded by public outcry from Christians […]

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Our Genes are Like ‘Ruthless Chicago Gangsters’

Atheists, materialists, and evolutionists are cranking out books trying to come up with ways that can account for morality. I have a shelf-full of them. Their first problem is that they assume there is such a “thing” as ethics. That morality is real. Let me be clear. I am not saying that atheists are immoral. […]

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Magicians Penn & Teller are atheistic frauds

The other night I saw Penn & Teller do their magic show. It was lots of fun. In addition to their stage ‘magic,’ they are also known for exposing quacks, frauds, and claims of the supernatural. In addition, they are big believers in doing the moral thing. That’s what Penn says since Teller doesn’t say […]

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Family Culture vs. Pop Culture

Although it is never objectively accurate to say that a certain time period was “the good old days,” there are many positive values that our society has lost in the past 150 years. One of the most tragic of these losses was the disintegration of the family culture, and especially multi-generational connections and legacies. Because […]

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Even Bartertown Had Laws

In post-apocalyptic Australia, “Mad” Max Rockatansky, played by Mel Gibson in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), finds himself stranded in the desert after he is attacked by a father-and-son robbery team who patrol the skies in a pieced together airplane scavenging for anything of value that they can sell or trade. They spot Max’s caravan filled with […]

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Is The Earthquake In DC A Sign Of The End?

Is the earthquake that impacted Washington, DC a sign of the end? You might be surprised that it’s not the first earthquake to shake our nation’s capital, but it will undoubtedly lead prophetic speculators to conclude that we are nearing the end of all things. Dr. Gary DeMar discusses all this and more here on Vantage Point.

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American Atheists Planning Rapture Party

Many Christian teachers, authors and preachers have been saying that the Rapture could occur at any moment. Most recently, Harold Camping has said that the Rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and many of his followers are traveling around warning others, some have even quit their jobs. The group American Atheists is planning Rapture […]

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Throwing the Elephant: Bogus Argumentation and Gullibility

What does it mean to “throw the elephant”? A person responds to an argument by dumping loads of seemingly relevant information on it, calls it a “refutation,” and declares himself the winner, all the while hoping his opponent won’t notice how faulty much of the information is. The internet has made throwing the elephant a […]

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