Today is the 30th anniversary of this landmark debate, which introduced many to presuppositional apologetics…

Today is the 30th anniversary of this landmark debate, which introduced many to presuppositional apologetics. If you have two hours to spare (ha!) give it a listen!

The Great Debate: Does God Exist? Dr. Greg Bahnsen versus Dr. Gordon Stein At the University of Cali

Beating the Drudgery of Bible Reading Plans

Beating the Drudgery of Bible Reading Plans
Here are some great pointers for Bible reading. I've used each of these techniques before. Reading your Bible shouldn't give you cause to despair when you hit a bump in the road. In fact, you need to prepare for, and even expect to hit difficulties in your …

Here are some great pointers for Bible reading. I’ve used each of these techniques before. Reading your Bible shouldn’t give you cause to despair when you hit a bump in the road. In fact, you need to prepare for, and even exp…

Unless we, as a society, can say why this is wrong, there is no logical reason to disallow this. I believe…

Unless we, as a society, can say why this is wrong, there is no logical reason to disallow this. I believe it is morally wrong, just as polygamy and homosexual marriage is wrong, but our society is so unwilling to say why that everything becomes permissible.

Hint:it isn't because these things are "icky" or different than the tradition. 

An teenage revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years.

Something that came to mind last night:  To an unbeliever, Science and God are polar opposites. “You…

Something that came to mind last night:  To an unbeliever, Science and God are polar opposites. "You believe in God, while I believe in Science," is a fairly common claim that they would make. What they are saying is that science and God are in conflict with one another so that one or the other may be true, but not both. 

That's a false choice that we need to dismiss out of hand. Science and Faith are not in conflict at all! What the unbeliever is really saying is that science is only valid if it helps support their presuppositions of no sovereign creator or law giver. It is indicitave of their ongoing quest to suppress the truth in their unrighteousness.

So what's the Christian response? 

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Something that came to mind last night:  To an unbeliever, Science and God are polar opposites. “You believe in God, while I believe in Science,” is a fairly common claim that they would make. What they are saying is that sci…

Hard work is not the opposite of grace, it is the result of experiencing grace

Hard work is not the opposite of grace, it is the result of experiencing grace

Philippians 2:12-13
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 

I used to err on the side of this verse that my sanctification was God's job and not mine. After all, it was Him working in me, right? So if I was participating instead of being carried along it was works-righteousness, right?

Wrong. In Christ, we are empowered to participate in our sanctification. And it is not for us to neglect that holy calling. You will not drift toward holiness. Instead, obey the Holy Spirit and dive into the word of God. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly and be a conduit of grace to a dry and weary land where there is no water. 

And do all of this in the power of God, who is working in you to accomplish all that you were meant to do and to be.

Hard work is not the opposite of grace, it is the result of experiencing grace.

D. A. Carson explains:

People do not drift toward Holiness.
Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith,…