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Apologetics Resource Center

The Apologetics Resource Center is about the process of understanding the times and the alien philosophies opposed to God’s truth, as well as understanding and effecting the antidote of both knowing God’s truth and being the truth in our home, neighborhood, and culture. Now is the time for the Church to be served a wake up call, to be motivated, equipped and deployed into our world as radical change agents, redemptively as salt and light.

What Is the Question? A Look at the “Problems” of Evil

By James K. Beilby More ink has been spilled on the topic of the relationship between Gods existence and evil – the so-called “problem of evil” – than on practically any other apologetic topic. From 1960-1990 there were more than 4,200 publications in the English language alone, more than one publication every two-and-a-half days!1 And […]

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Which Bible Should I Read?

by Craig Branch and Jason Dollar How do you know which translation to use in your reading and study of God’s Word? Go to a Christian bookstore and note how many different versions are displayed. Quite a few, right? One may reasonably ask how our Bibles can be inspired and inerrant when we have so […]

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Scripture Interprets Scripture

The Role of Theology in Biblical Interpretation by Steven B. Cowan “Whatever crawls on it s belly, and whatever walks on [all] fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable” (Leviticus 11:42) “And he saw the sky opened […]

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Getting the Whole Story

The Importance of Context in Biblical Interpretation by Jason Snyder We have all heard and employed the adage, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” Although I have embraced this truism a time or two, there is for me a more descriptive phrase – “Desperate times call for creative measures.” I remember, once, using a clothes […]

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Good Hermeneutics Rightly Dividing the Word of God

by Steve W. Lemke – The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy, his son in the ministry, that a mature Christian believer should “be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman that does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15, NASB). Handling God’s Word accurately, or “rightly […]

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Place Your Bets!

By Brandon Robbins – The October/November 2005 issue of Free Inquiry was dedicated to the future of secularism.  The question that the editors of Free Inquiry hoped to answer was: “Secularism, will it survive?”  I began to look through this issue in hopes of finding some plausible argument for why one should chose a secular […]

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How Do We Know They Got It Right?

The Epistemology of the Canon by Steven B. Cowan and Vic Minish Most Christians are familiar with Paul’s words to Timothy that “all Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Timothy 3:16), but the more immediate question is of course: which are all the Scriptures? We often take for granted that there are sixty-six books in […]

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Why the “Lost Gospels” Lost Out

By Ben Witherington, III – In Dan Browns best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, villain Leigh Teabing explains to cryptologist Sophie Neveu that at the Council of Nicea (A.D. 325) “many aspects of Christianity were debated and voted upon,” including the divinity of Jesus. “Until that moment,” he says, “Jesus was viewed by His followers […]

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New Testament Canonicity

By Terry Wilder – The word canon (kanon) originally meant measuring reed, but eventually developed the meaning, standard. Pertaining to the New Testament (NT), the term refers to those books accepted by the church as the standard that governs Christian belief and conduct.1 When the apostles were alive and operating in the first century, no […]

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The Canon of Scripture in Jesus Day

by Paul D. Wegner – Throughout church history there has been active discussion between the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Greek Orthodox churches regarding which books belong in the Old Testament canon. But how did these canons develop? And is it possible to determine which canon of the Old Testament the early church used? What are […]

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