B. B. Warfield in an article titled "Faith in its Psychological Aspects" offers a presentation of faith that explains how faith must be a true conviction based on evidence. While he proceeds to use the idea in an apologetic for Calvinistic soteriology, his approach remains very helpful and fits well within some other helpful ideas that are generally in the classical apologetic tradition. Doubting believers must pursue the convincing evidence to bring them to faith, not merely "choose to believe."
Christians should desire to care for animal life and the environment, but because the earth is the Lords and he requires it. The true salvation for the planet and animal life will be found in the Second Coming of Christ.
The Biblical God revealed in the Bible should be our starting point, but we need to justify this starting point as well before we begin to study the Bible and Christian doctrine.
A fundamental of the genuine Christian faith have always been a defense of Scriptural authority. This concept can involve more than one idea, let me just throw out some key ideas. First, the saying sola Scriptura, the concept of Scripture alone, referring to the exclusive nature of the Bible's authority. Second, the concept of the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Self-Authenticating Bible
Today, I’d like to make some introductory comments regarding apologetics. The goal of these first two posts is to set the stage for what I’ll be writing about in the future. Today, I am going to give an introduction to apologetics as the defense of the faith. Why does defending the faith matter? Well, I would … Continue reading Introductory Thoughts about Apologetics