Posted On November 19, 2016

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 13-19 November 2016

by | Nov 19, 2016 | Apologetics

Current Events

Pakistan Bans All 11 Christian TV Stations, Arrests Cable Operators in Crackdown

“Pakistan’s television regulatory body has banned all 11 Christian TV channels airing in the country and arrested at least six cable operators for defying the order, according to reports.”

What is the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act?

This is a bill to keep tabs on.

Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics

Tom Hicks – A Faithful Husband

Husbands – This is a must read.

Erik Raymond – 3 Motivations to Hate Sin

“Until sin is actually hated for its odious and repulsive character we will not make true progress in godliness. We may make progress in morality but not holiness; for this requires a godly hatred of sin.”

Chad Ashby – Four Daily Prayers for Your Children

“Especially with small kids, prayers can be difficult to lace together. We have a thousand requests for our children: that they would be saved, that they would learn obedience, that they would finally learn to eat broccoli, that they would quit hitting other kids in their class, and on and on. Where do we start?”

Dr. Andreas J. Köstenberger and Dr. Margaret Köstenberger – A Match Made in Heaven

“Understanding God’s design for males and females is central to understanding His plan for our lives. The modern confusion regarding gender identities shows the devastation that can result from ignoring God’s perspective. The Bible provides specific, clear, and abundant guidance on the noble purpose for each sex from the very beginning.”

Michael Boling – Put a Muzzle on that Grumbling and Complaining

“Jesus was crucified, beaten mercilessly, and died on our behalf and did not utter one word of complaint. If He was willing to do that for us, why do we more often than not engage in murmuring and complaining about things of such a trivial nature? That is a question we must all ask ourselves as we seek through the work of the Holy Spirit to uproot bitterness and complaining in our lives.”

Brandon Crowe – What Did Jesus Mean When He Said “Not an Iota, Not a Dot, Will Pass from the Law Until All Is Accomplished”?

“In sum, the law of God is an abiding witness to the person and work of Christ, and through Him we are able to call this law our delight.”

Servants of Grace has kicked a new study on the book of 1 John. Please check out what was posted this past week:

Michael Boling – The Three Stages of Spiritual Maturity

David Steele – The Cosmos Alternative

Dave Jenkins – Anti-Christ is Coming!

Dave Jenkins – Appearance is Everything

Dave Jenkins – What We Know

Origins/Science:

Murray Adamthwaite – Gilgamesh and the Biblical Flood (Part 2)

“…the Genesis story is sui generis and primary, occupied with relating early history in the overarching plan of redemption of the true and living God. Although there are points of contact with the Mesopotamian tradition, since they both emanate from the same event, the similarities are superficial while the differences are profound.”

Jeffrey Tomkins – Analysis of 101 Chimpanzee Trace Read Data Sets: Assessment of Their Overall Similarity to Human and Possible Contamination With Human DNA

“One of the problems with the current status of the chimpanzee genome is that it has not been constructed on its own merits through the use of an accurate integrated physical-genetic map.”

Michael Todhunter – Do Leaves Die?

“The Hebrew word for die (or death), mût (or mavet), is used only in relation to the death of man or animals with the breath of life, not regarding plants. This usage indicates that plants are viewed differently from animals and humans.”

Oldies but Goodies

Jeremiah Burroughs – The Evils of a Murmuring Spirit

“You are now to labor to work upon your hearts, that this grace may be in you, that you may honor God and honor your profession with this grace of contentment, for there are none who more honor God, and honor their profession than those who have this grace of contentment.”

A. W. Pink – Profiting from the Word

“Of what, then, does a true profiting from the Word consist? Does not 2 Timothy 3:16-17, furnish a clear answer to our question? There we read: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” Observe what is here omitted: the Holy Scriptures are given us not for intellectual gratification and carnal speculation, but to furnish unto “all good works,” and that by teaching, reproving, and correcting us. Let us endeavour to amplify this by the help of other passages. ”

Thomas Watson – Signs and Character of a Godly Man

Men – This is a must read.

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