Apologetics to the Glory of God

Tag: Apologetics

  • The Urgency of Apologetics

    Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Jude 3-4, ESV)

    Jude addresses his audience as the “beloved,” both of God through Jesus Christ in the Spirit, and of Jude. Jude expresses his eagerness to write …

  • Public Statement on James R. White

    The contributors to Choosing Hats have unanimously chosen to comment upon the recent controversy surrounding Dr. James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries.

    White has faced extreme criticism related to his apologetics ministry to Muslims. Since Choosing Hats embraces what is known as the doctrine of Total Depravity, we also believe that no man, including White, is above correction.…

  • Review: Beginning with God: A Basic Introduction to the Christian Faith by James W. Sire

    (Thanks to InterVarsity Press for providing a review copy of this book!)

    Sire, James W. Beginning with God: A Basic Introduction to the Christian Faith. Downersgrove, IL: Intervarsity, 2017. 189 pp. $8.57.

    “In explaining the Christian faith, we can begin almost anywhere, for Christianity relates to the whole of life – the outer world of natural science, the inner world of the human psyche, society at large, and individuals in particular. In short, we could begin with God, with people, or with the universe.” (15)

  • Three Ways Apologetics Will Change in the Near Future

    Apologetics change based upon the context in which they are used. In the years to come, apologetics will change in at least three ways:

    1. Necessary Apologetics

    Apologists will be lobbyists rather than hobbyists. The necessity of defending the Christian faith will be impressed upon Christians in a way it has not been in recent years. Look for apologetic arguments to focus more upon defending Christians from unnecessary persecution by the society and the state and less upon abstract theological particulars or classical theism.

    2. Explanatory Apologetics

    As biblical illiteracy and anti-intellectual emotionalism continue to permeate the church and loose …

  • True Iglesia Articles

    Chat channel regular cco3 has been hard at work since the launch of his website True Iglesia making short articles to address the various claims made by the Filipino organization known as the Iglesia ni Cristo. Be sure to share them, especially with your Filipino friends.


  • The Teaching of Christianity as a Challenge to Unbelief

    We have already indicated that the best apologetic defense will invariably be made by him who knows the system of truth of Scripture best. The fight between Christianity and non-Christianity is, in modern times, no piece-meal affair.  It is the life-and-death struggle between two mutually opposed life-and-world views.  The non-Christian attack often comes to us on matters of historical, or other, detail.  It comes to us in the form of objections to certain teachings of Scripture, say, with respect to creation, etc. It may seem to be simply a matter of asking what the facts have been. Back of this …

  • The Recent Rise of Covenantal Apologetics (1 of 10)

    Years ago (oh how time flies!) I read a series of posts by Mark Dever called, “Where’d All These Calvinists Come From?” You may read the series here. Dever provides observations pertaining to the apparent recent growth of Calvinist(ic) theology amongst younger generations as famously pointed out by Collin Hansen here. Some believe these claims erroneous. Others consider them truthful, good news. Others true, but harmful. Whatever your opinion on the matter, I suspect that the “New Calvinism” just has to be an improvement upon “Ancient Pelagianism.” And who wouldn’t agree that it is better to be “Young, …

  • Tawhid vs. Trinity

    Tony Costa vs. Habib Ali – June 11, 2009

    Also, there is this post: Trinity vs. Tawheed

    As well as this debate:

    Samuel Green vs. Abdullah Kunde

    Islam v Christianity Debate: Tawheed vs Trinity by NahdaProductions

  • Extremely helpful introduction to LDS Doctrine

    Mormonism 101 – by Dr. James White

    I recommend it highly, as I do his published works on Mormonism – “Is the Mormon my Brother?” and “Letters to a Mormon Elder“.

    Also, as a bonus – here is his teaching on the LDS doctrine of “Eternal Law of Progression,” also a vitally important issue with the LDS.

  • Christian Apologetics Past and Present (Volume 2, from 1500): A Primary Source Reader

    Reformed Forum tweeted a deal form the WTS Bookstore where you can get the newly released Vol. 2 Apologetics Reader from Dr. Oliphint and Dr. Edgar. If you use the coupon code  “olphint-edgar” you can get $5 off the price.…