Posted On October 15, 2016

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 9-15 October 2016

by | Oct 15, 2016 | Apologetics

Current Events

Top 5 International Stories of the Week

ERLC outlines some important international headlines from this past week.

US and Russia ‘Will go to War’ Unless Proxy Syria Conflict Resolved, Turkey Warns

The conflict/civil war in Syria is something for which we all need to pay attention.

Bible Study/Preaching/Apologetics

R. C. Sproul – The Most Solemn Mandate

“Indeed, there is no more solemn mandate given to parents and adults in the church than to raise up covenant children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.”

Greg Gilbert – What Is the Gospel?

“To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.”

Paul Tripp – 6 Truths about Parenting That Reorient Everything

“Parenting is about being used of God to bring your children to that wholesome and heart-changing place of personal hopeless. This is not a process of condemnation, but of patient and loving rescue. Don’t you want this rescue for your children?”

If you have ever wondered what the importance of the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is all about, the two posts below provide some valuable insight.

Michael Boling – The Feasts of the Lord: The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

Michael Boling – The Feasts of the Lord: The Fulfillment of the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

Servants of Grace has concluded our study of the book of Ephesians. I encourage you to check out what was posted this past week:

Dave Jenkins – The Full Armor of God

Dave Jenkins – The Four All’s of Prayer

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:

Joel Littlefield – It Begins with the Gospel of Grace and Peace

Dave Jenkins – He Finishes what He Starts


Russell Grigg – Pre-Adamic Man: Were there Human Beings on Earth before Adam?

“Scripture, not science, is the ultimate test of all truth. And the further evangelicalism gets from that conviction, the less evangelical and more humanistic it becomes.”

Lita Cosner – Is the Authority of Scripture only about Spiritual Things?

“One of the most important teachings of the Bible regarding history is that real actions by real people really affect us today. Adam sinned in history, which means that all of his descendants, including us, sin. Jesus died and rose in history, gaining salvation for all who believe in Him. God has acted in history to secure our salvation, and He will bring history to an end.”

Dr. Kevin Anderson, Brian Catalucci, and Dr. Nathaniel T. Jeanson – Three Puzzles Evolution Can’t Solve

“Evolution is based on a faulty initial assumption, while belief in creation is based on facts revealed by the only eyewitness, the Creator Himself.”

Oldies but Goodies

Thomas Boston – A Mother’s Main Responsibility

“Though we are but parents of their flesh, we must be careful of their souls, otherwise we ruin them.”

George Swinnock – A Father’s Prayer

This is a prayer all father’s should consider praying over their family.

J. C. Ryle – Authentic Religion

“The time is fast coming when nothing but authenticity will stand the fire. Authentic repentance towards God–authentic faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ–authentic holiness of heart and life–these, these are the things which will alone stand the judgment at the last day. It is a solemn saying of our Lord Jesus Christ, “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” (Matthew 7:22-23)”

John Owen – Satisfaction and Substitution Outlined

John Owen engages and explains the important subjects of satisfaction and substitution.

Horatius Bonar – Self-Denial Christianity

“A self-indulgent religion has nothing in common with the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ; or with that cross of ours which He has commanded us to take up and carry after Him, renouncing ease and denying self. Our time, our gifts, our money, our strength, are all to be laid upon the altar.”

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