Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Significance and Importance of the Virgin Birth of Jesus



With all the attacks on the New Testament over the last few years, I thought I would post the material again. However, before we "go there", many of the mythologies that claim to have "savior/virgin birth stories" are either forgeries, or fabrications that have been well after, even centuries of the prophecies and one hundred to two hundred years following the actual historical events. In either case, none of the mythology stories have a single shred of salvific value, since they were based on "myth."

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What Are the Essentials of Biblical Christianity?

by Rob Lundberg

The other day my daughter and I were having a conversation about some of the basic essentials of the historical faith, what it teaches and what some groups within the array of Christian faith believe. What are the common teachings that bring us together when it comes to embracing this faith known as biblical Christianity?


To give you an abstract illustration allow us to imagine that we have a bowl of M&M's but I tell you that there are a few candy coated pieces of cyanide in the same bowl.  Would you dive into those M&M's.  Here is another illustration.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Bankruptcy of Atheism

by Rob Lundberg

When you look at the title, you might be saying, "Hey Rob, what do you mean that atheism is a bankrupt worldview?" First off what prompted this topic for this posting is from finding a meme asking this same question on a Facebook apologetics group.  The meme asked, "Is Atheism Impossible?" This can be taken a couple of ways.

One way is in the thinking that it is hard to win an atheist to believe in the existence of God and the become a follower of Jesus Christ, God in human flesh. The other way is to look at this from the angle of two terms in the question, "atheism" and ideologically bankrupt."  Here is the approach that I wish to take on this subject since there are those a whole lot philosophically astute who have written on this, like Dr. William Lane Craig.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Apologetics Awareness Week, September 10-17

Apologetics Awareness Week is next week!  What is Apologetics Awareness Week?  The purpose of Apologetics Awareness Week - September 10-17, 2017 - is two fold.  First it is to motivate and inspire Christians to promote apologetics in their local area, online, and within their sphere of influence.  

Second it is to unite the apologetics community in promoting rational faith in the church, Christian schools, and throughout the culture. You can help with this effort by networking intentionally, particularly through social media during this week. And don’t forget the power of personal, face-to-face communication, especially with your church’s leadership.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Contemplative Prayer, is it Biblical?

One of my favorite disciplines under the umbrella of theology is the what is called contemporary theology.  Marrying this to the style of apologetics, to the beginnings of my journeying into apologetics, I was involved in what would be called today, counter cult apologetics. If you think of it, contemporary theology and cult movements in our culture really make for an interesting blog post. This is where I want to begin a series on what is called the New Apostolic Reformation.  Before I do that, I want address what I consider to be the "initial camel in the tent" which led to this new wave in modern Christendom.[1] That "camel" is what is known as contemplative prayer.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Misusing Isaiah 55:11 in Support of Evangelism to the "Happy Pagan"

You don’t believe the Word of God if you don’t start your evangelism with the Bible! God’s Word will not return void! Just give 'em the gospel and if they don't want to listen, oh well!” This was told to me by a well-meaning Christian college student after one of our club meetings this year. 

First off, as one who believes in the inerrancy of Scripture, the sufficiency of Scripture, the 
perspicuity of Scripture[1], and its preservation and protection by God, I find this objection rather misguided. Misguided because the verse we will address is taken out of context. Secondly as one who has attended and engaged a few atheist rallies up in D.C., and having dialogued with a handful of skeptics here in the ‘Burg, I find this objection from well meaning believers very disheartening.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Complacency in the Church is Why We Need Apologetics

… you say to yourself, “OK, why did it happen? Why did we make those bad engineering decisions we made in 1967 and 1986 with Challenger?” I'll tell you. It's the human element. And I suggest that there's a complacency there that comes from success. —Alan Shepard, Yankee, October 1991

This is a hard post for me to write. With all the posts by myself and my colleagues out there on why we need apologetics, there seems to be missing element in our crying out. Over the years, I have heard of the casualty[1] accounts about Christian young people leaving the faith. Even as far back as our time in Upstate NY we started hearing about the fall out.

Sure there, we can give you the statistics on the 60-80% walking away after leaving home. But there is another missing ingredient in all of this. That ingredient is complacency of the church under the shadow of secularism in America. Complacency is a dangerous disease when it comes to the fall out happening.

While NASA has made some great strides in space explorations, the church in America has grown in number over the last few decades.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Biblical (Small "o" orthodox) Understanding of Justification

The teaching of justification by faith is a "cardinal" teaching that definitively and historically separates biblical Christianity from all the other belief systems. In those branches of what is called "Christianity" there are many trying to work their way to God. This is true in the case of the Orthodox groups. 

The understanding of the doctrine of justification is very important in light of the recent events this past Sunday (April 9th) with Hank Hanegraaff announcing that he, his wife and two sons have been inducted into the Eastern Orthodox (Orthodox hereafter) Church, departing from the historical Evangelical faith. Of course this sent Facebook and other social mediums buzzing on both sides of the discussion; one claiming victory in that they have "the Bible Answer Man" in their camp, while others are scratching their heads with a lot of questions on why the "Bible Answer Man" has defected from the "faith once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).