Apologetics : Positive and Negative Truth Tests

The officers-in-training at my church are currently studying Apologetics, along with a brief history of Philosophy. One of the points that has been hammered over and over again by our pastor is the need for both positive and negative tests when dealing with truth...

Accepting Words but Rejecting Sense

Francis Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology contains a very helpful section on the differences between essential vs. non-essential doctrines. In article XXII of this section, Turretin makes a very important distinction between adhering to...

The Empirical Arguments

Neither do I confess God’s existence on the basis of the empirical or inductive arguments of methodological natural theology. Following Aristotle’s lead, Thomas Aquinas set forth his famous “five Ways” in his Summa theologica, I, 2, 3, and Summa contra Gentiles, I,...

The Basics of Presuppositional Apologetics

At bottom, it is really quite simple. As presuppositionalists employ the word, “presupposition” can be used both objectively and subjectively. Employed objectively, it refers to the actual transcendental foundation of universal meaning and intelligibility, namely, the...

The Days of Creation

Much has been written about the length of the days of creation, whether they were ordinary days of around twenty-fours hours duration, long ages, some combination of days and ages, or simply a nonhistorical literary framework or mnemonic device intended to serve as...

Homosexuality is Hate by Jason Bradfield

“…you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.” These words were spoken by God to Moses to relay to Israel, hundreds of years before Jesus reiterated them. And in the same ‘breath’, the Lord told Moses, “If a man lies...