This is one of those FAQs asked to Christians who, as the bible teaches, believe that the definition of marriage only allows for a union between one man and one woman. Christians will have to continually articulate why they believe this, especially in the current climate.
The question asked assumes a lack of coherency in Scripture when it comes to how God’s people should live. What’s really being asked is this
“If both homosexuality and wearing clothes with mixed fabric types in the bible are condemned in the OT, why is one still wrong and not the other.”
Now, aside …
“Here (John 16:7-11) the Holy Spirit’s ministry is threefold: he convicts the unbeliever of his own sin, of God’s righteousness, and of his condemnation before God. The unbeliever so convicted can therefore be said to know such truths as “God exists,” “I am guilty before God,” and so forth.
This is the way it has to be. For if it weren’t for the work of the Holy Spirit, no one would ever become a Christian. According to Paul, natural man left to himself does not even seek God: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands, no one seeks
Some intellectual mastermind crafted this meme, and circulated around the internet:
Genius, right? It totally shows us that Islam and Christianity are exactly the same!
I think I will take up the challenge, and attempt the impossible. I will try to explain using the same form of communication. And because I’m feeling nice today, I will provide a hint!
One of these glasses is laced with a poison that is undetectable upon simply glancing at it. In fact, you may have to examine the contents of each of them. I know I know, that takes work, study, and you know, …
While I was searching for citations from Van Til, I ran across this post at a website named “God’s Hammer”. It appears to be a great website full of resources overall, but this particular author seems to have blind-spots when reading Van Til. It could be a bad rep given by clarkians, or for some other reason altogether. Nonetheless he doesn’t seem to understand the difference between real contradictions, and apparent contradictions (otherwise known as a paradox).
“Cornelius Van Til was a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church who is well-known today for his apologetic method and his views on …
If you read this site often, you’ve probably seen Romans 1:25
“because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”
You’ve probably seen the following quote from Calvin’s Institutes
“The human mind, stuffed as it is with presumptuous rashness, dares to imagine a god suited to its own capacity; as it labours under dullness, nay, is sunk in the grossest ignorance, it substitutes vanity and an empty phantom in the place of God.” (Inst. I.11.8)
And last of all, you’ve probably seen one …
It is quite the situation we’ve found ourselves in when one of the most detestable things in God’s sight becomes the most celebrated in popular culture. Namely, acts of sexual immorality (homosexual or heterosexual) . Now, as a regular observer (and recovering participant) in this particular context, I used to think of the act of sexual immorality as something that brought on terrible consequences. Even though true, it isn’t the whole truth. Sexual immorality is, itself a terrible consequence of sin (Romans 1:24).
Pop culture, at its base, espouses a god of its own making, though it sometimes uses scripture …
“To bring out the interrelatedness of God’s revelation in Scripture with his revelation
in nature, we speak first of the necessity of natural revelation. It is customary to speak of
the necessity of supernatural revelation because of the fact that there is no revelation of
grace in nature. However, it is equally true that the revelation of grace would operate in a
vacuum if it did not operate in nature as revealing God. The supernatural can never be
recognized for what it is unless the natural is recognized for what it is: both must be
recognized in the light of …
Chapter 5 of Dr. Oliphint’s book has been posted on Monergism with permission. Go give it a read and tell us what you think!…
So we happened to notice some resources that we’ve benefited from on sale, and thought we should let you know about them.
First of all, you have “Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader” Vol 1 and Vol 2 authored By Drs. Oliphint and Edgar for $3.99 each on Kindle. The first Volume covers apologetics from year 1 to 1500, the second volume covers from Reformation to today. This is a very excellent work and it deals with the two millennia’s worth of all of the leading apologists.
Another important work is “God With Us: Divine …