Being involved in the promulgation and defense of abolitionist ideology, there are occasions in which scoffers attempt to ridicule abolitionists for not using physical force and violence to stop abortions from occurring. In addition, there are times when those interested in having an honest and substantive dialogue ask why we do not condone using force and violence to stop abortions, given the human lives are being extinguished daily. In this post, in order to answer these questions and objections, I present seven principles, following from and consistent with a Scriptural worldview, that mandate a non-violent approach to the abolition of human abortion.
When interacting with unbelievers online (and even some professing believers!), one will eventually encounter certain unpleasant and unreasonable individuals who can otherwise only be described as scoffers. In this post, I quote some verses from the Proverbs that both describe this class of individuals and offer guidance on how to deal with them. Continue reading
If a Christian speaks consistently from a belief in the Lordship of Christ over every area of thought, if it not unlikely that he will encounter, at some point, the accusation of being “arrogant,” “presumptuous,” or “pompous.” While we are likely all guilty of having spoken in an arrogant, presumptuous, or pompous manner on various occasions, endeavoring to present the Truth with “gentleness and respect” (1 Pe. 3:15) will not render one immune from this accusation. This is because, in this case, the accusation finds its source in the attitude of the unbeliever – an attitude that says “Who are you to tell me what is right or wrong for me to do?” While such an attitude is common in today’s post-Christian milieu, it is found to be fraught with problems upon further examination. Continue reading
It is not unlikely, in the course of interacting with unbelievers, and attempting to take every thought captive to Christ (2 Cor. 10:3-5), that someone will raise this kind of objection. “I have my view, and it works for me, and you have your view, and it works for you.” At best, this sentiment is expressed to claim that rational discourse concerning our differing beliefs is pointless. At worst, it is expressed to claim that rational discourse concerning our differing beliefs is wrong. While such a sentiment is popular in today’s post-Christian milieu, upon further examination, it is found to be fraught with difficulties. Continue reading
When interacting with unbelievers in an apologetic fashion, it is not uncommon to encounter insults, especially when the unbeliever’s arguments have been refuted. This is to be expected, however, and the Christian worldview is not without a response. Continue reading
Earlier this year, Rhology and I reviewed Bart Ehrman’s book God’s Problem. In this paper, we review the book and provide a Biblical solution to the problem of suffering.
It is not uncommon, in interacting with Christians, for an atheist to claim that Christians and atheists are both atheists, differing only in the scope of their respective atheism. “We’re both atheists with respect to the Homeric gods,” we are told. This implies that Christians and atheists are really more alike than it might at first seem, except for one small detail – belief in one fewer deity. Perhaps it is even suggested that if the Christian were more consistent with his fundamental atheism, that he would become a full atheist as well! Unfortunately, for the atheist, this line of argumentation is untenable, as is demonstrated below. Continue reading