Category Apologetics

Heresies – Apollinarianism

Christology at the Close of the Fourth Century ~ At this time, Apollinaris of Laodicea (d. ca. 390) denied Christ’s humanity rather than the denial of His deity, which the Arian heresy taught. The debate of Trinitarian language and the divinity of Christ had been a settled issue by this time. However, within Christianity there […]

Thomism As It Relates to Evangelical Theology

In the history of the church there have been many great minds that have contributed invaluable influence for both the world and Christendom. Their influence has greatly aided the believer in devotion, philosophy, and equipping the saints in apologetics for both answering the objections of the secular world. When one thinks of these champions of […]

Heresies – Arianism

Our Church history is rich and extensive, and with the harvest of wheat comes the tares. Such is the case concerning sound doctrine versus heretical teachings. I wanted to start a mini-series of short, but concise posts of heresies that have cropped up in the history of the Church. They will not necessarily be in chronological order, […]

What Is The Ultimate?

To search or not to search? That is the question. Socrates said, “A life unexamined is not worth living.” Surely, the search for knowledge, purpose, meaning, direction, identity and reality as a whole is quite the task. The question to ask then is: What is the Ultimate Reality? It would be found in Transcendence where […]

Creation Provides Evidence For God’s Existence

In regards to the existence of God, the apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans esteemed creation as adequate evidence to condemn unbelieving mankind for pretending that such a God does not exist. For he writes, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by […]

The Canonicity of the New Testament

The Canonicity of the New Testament has been a debated issue for centuries. The scriptures have been criticized the world over in hopes to find fault with them and to prove the opposite of what the scriptures claim to be — inspired by God Himself. How was the New Testament canon compiled? Who compiled it? Is the canon trustworthy and reliable? These are some good questions and deserve good answers. Fortunately, there are answers.

Explaining Islam and Radical Islam

Islam has its beginnings in Arabia founded by a man named Muhammad c. AD 610. Muhammad was born in AD 570 and lived until AD 632. Raised in a predominantly pagan polytheistic society in Mecca famously known as the home to the black cube the Ka’aba which housed 360 pagan idols, Muhammad is known to […]

Counterfeit Jesus

Jesus once compared the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed. In Matthew 13:31-32, He teaches in His parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than […]

A Summary of Problems Related to Religious Pluralism

In his book Charts of World Religions, H. Wayne House defines Religious Pluralism in the following way: “There are many valid religions and life-transforming religious experiences. Different religions embody varying responses to the same divine reality. Most religions can successfully facilitate salvation, liberation, or self-fulfillment.” In other words, we are all worshiping the same God […]

A Summary of World Views and Related Problems

When studying all the world views in light of Biblical truth, one will soon find the common thread laced within each world religion. That thread is anti-Trinitarian. This should not be a surprise since the god of this world is at war with the God of the Scriptures and hates anything to do with Him—especially […]