Posted On October 29, 2016

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 23-29 October 2016

by | Oct 29, 2016 | Apologetics

Current Events

LifeWay No Longer Selling Jen Hatmaker Books After She Affirmed Gay Marriage

“LifeWay Christian Resources has announced that it is no longer selling books and materials written by Christian author and reality TV star Jen Hatmaker after she opened up about how she believes that gay marriage is an appropriate civil right…Additionally, she stated that she does agree that LGBT relationships can be holy.”

UN Set to Appoint Global LGBT Advocate

Something tells me more than just “human rights issues” are at play with this appointment.

Bible Study/Preaching/Apologetics

Ray Comfort – The Atheist Delusion Movie

Marshall Segal – Never Harmless, Never Private, Never Safe: Fighting Porn with Superior Pleasure

“Pornography seems to devour as much (or more) square feet of spiritual ground as any other threat to young Christians today. We need to take this weed more seriously wherever its thorny leaves begin to sprout.”

Ryan Reeves – Apostle’s Creed (In 90 Seconds)

Eric Davis – The Grotesque Reality of Apostasy

“Apostasy is a trampling underfoot the Son of God.”

Michael Boling – Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty

“The next time you are tempted to make that which is holy to be common, take time to meditate on Revelation 4:8. We serve a holy God and thus we should be a people wholly devoted to being holy as He is holy. Treating God and the things of God as common is sinful behavior and is something that should not be a hallmark of us as the people of God.”

Tony Reinke – Why Christians Love Books: A Brief History

“We are bookish people — people of words, words, words, in service of the God who is holy, holy, holy.”

Servants of Grace has kicked off a new study, this one on the book of Philippians. Please check out what was posted this past week:

Dave Jenkins – The Son Exalted for the Father’s Glory/a>

Rick Hanna – Worthy Citizens Workout

Eric Michalls – Partnering in and for the Gospel

Jason Garwood – Fighting for Joy with Christ’s Righteousness

Stacey Patrick – Prizing Christ Supremely in all of Life

David Steele – The Mindset of a Champion

Origins/Science:

Ron Neller – Do You Know the Laws of the Heavens?: The Bible and the Hydrologic Cycle

“A correct scientific understanding of the hydrologic cycle was a long time coming, but a divine explanation of this most critical life support system was provided to us from the beginning. Over 2000 years of scientific debate, observation, and measurement have now confirmed what God revealed (albeit in passing comments and analogies) to His chosen people.”

Greg Hall and Ken Ham – The High Stakes of Good Thinking: The Age of the Earth

“The ultimate goal of thinking Christianly is to present God as Creator and Father of everything that He has made and build our entire worldview on the foundation of His written revelation. He is the maker and owner of everything that is made. Here is where humankind is made to realize we owe our very existence to something (someone) other than ourselves. Here is where hubris is put in its place. Here is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth . . . and that is the only foundation for clear thinking ever made available.”

Andrew Snelling – Does the Earth’s Mantle Preserve Evidence of Its Origin?

“So does the earth’s mantle preserve chemical fingerprints of its origin? Absolutely, yes! But it is an origin from the hand of the Creator God, who put those chemical fingerprints in the mantle when He created the earth at the dawn of time and history only some 6,000 or so years ago. And that is exactly why those chemical fingerprints have survived and been preserved, because the earth’s origin was not from coalescing matter flung out from some solar nebula some 4.5 or so billion years ago!”

Oldies but Goodies

Octavius Winslow – The Preciousness of God’s Word

“Cultivate a profound reverence for God’s Word. Nothing is more grievous to the Holy Spirit than a trifling with revelation.”

Thomas Watson – The Holiness of God

“If we must be like God in holiness, wherein does our holiness consist? In two things. In our suitableness to God’s nature, and in our subjection to his will.”

Stephen Charnock – Discourse On the Eternity of God

“There is no succession in God. God is without succession or chance. It is a quality of eternity; “from everlasting to everlasting he is God,” i.e. the same.”

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