Is That Justice?

A guilty man set free on the account of another.


Barabbas
Is that justice?

Oh, to ponder that wondrous work on the cross.

Some Doctrinal resources from Dr. Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology Lectures:

A Hymn for reflection:


1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed!
And did my Sovereign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

[2 Thy body slain sweet Jesus thine,
And bathed in its …

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Internet Skeptics and Bart Erhman

Justin Taylor points out an interesting point in the introduction of Bart Erhman’s book Did Jesus Exist? where Dr. Erhman was surprised people were using his work (even to the extent of misquoting him) to argue that Jesus didn’t exist. This may come in handy next time you are in a conversation and your conversation partner keeps misquoting Erhman.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2012/03/30/the-historical-evidence-of-the-existence-of-jesus-of-nazareth/

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Justin Taylor’s Post On “What Unbelieving Pagans Know about God and Why They Are Responsible for It”

Justin Taylor over at The Gospel Coalition has a great little introductory post on Romans 1. Justin covers some of the basics of the basis for the responsibility of unbelief and the universal knowledge of God. It is important, as our contributor Razorskiss pointed out on Justin’s blog, to understand that this is speaking of God and not that all men just have some sort of notion of a generic god. It is also important to notice the consequences of the rejection of God. Check out the post here: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2012/02/15/what-unbelieving-pagans-know-about-god-and-why-they-are-responsible-for-it   HT: McFormtist

Also check out Razorskiss’s article “EXPOSITION OF ROMANS …

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In Antithesis, Vol 2, No. 1

In this issue of In Antithesis:

THE NEW ATHEISM, FAST COMPANY, AND THE INTEGRITY OF DOUBT
Stephen Rodgers
GOD’S PROBLEM: REVIEW AND SOLUTION
Alan Rhology & Matthew C. Martellus
HOLLYWOOD, GENEVA, AND ATHENS – A REFORMED PHILOSOPHY OF FILM
Nathaniel Claiborne, B.S., Th.M.
BOOK REVIEW – A REASON FOR THE HOPE: ESSAYS IN APOLOGETICS BY MASSIMO LORENZINI
Chris Bolt, B.A., M.Div.

We hope you enjoy reading it, and are both exhorted and encouraged thereby.…

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Extraordinary Claims (The Atheist’s Burden of Proof Revisited)

Fundamentalist Atheists often claim that Christians are making “extraordinary claims” and therefore Christians are the ones that have “the burden of proof” and they use this to try to disarm the Christian from arguing further or they will use this as some sort of dismissive escaping device when an a challenge to the atheistic position is made. Brian Knapp has already shown that Atheists have a burden of proof but I would like to extend his post a little further.

Often the topic of the burden of proof gets mired down in misunderstanding and sadly in willful ignorance when speaking …

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But you use your senses to read the Bible!

A common objection fundamentalist Atheists will sometimes make after a presuppositionalist has shown that skeptical arguments from within the Atheist’s worldview sever the senses is usually stated O: “But you use your senses to read the Bible!” Let’s take a closer look at this objection and bring some clarity to why it fails.

Worldview A: “The Atheist Worldview.”
Worldview C: “The Christian Worldview.”
Conclusion X: “The senses fall to skeptical arguments.”
Objection O: “But you use your senses to read the Bible!”

The objection usually comes about when the Christian has taken on A for the sake of argument and …

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