Baptismal Regeneration Refuted

March 24, 2014By Apologetics Resource CenterComparative Religions

By Robin A. Brace The New Testament instructs those who come to Christ in faith to undergo baptism, but does the New Testament teach that there is no salvation without baptism? This is the mighty leap which ‘baptismal regeneration’ encourages us to take! A consideration of ‘baptismal regeneration,’ a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church … Read More

Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

March 19, 2014By Apologetics Resource CenterCulture

Author: Kerby Anderson – Should Christians support the death penalty? The answer to that question is controversial. Many Christians feel that the Bible has spoken to the issue, but others believe that the New Testament ethic of love replaces the Old Testament law. Old Testament Examples Throughout the Old Testament we find many cases in … Read More

Abandoning Nature:  Some Reasons Why Homosexuality is Wrong

Abandoning Nature:  Some Reasons Why Homosexuality is Wrong

March 19, 2014By Steven CowanCulture

WARNING:  This article contains sexually explicit language that may not be suitable for younger readers.—Editor Author: Steve Cowan – Today homosexuality is considered by many people to be a normal and perfectly acceptable practice.  It is, they say, a legitimate “alternative lifestyle.”  The Bible, of course, says otherwise (see the article in this volume by … Read More

War What Is It Good For?

War What Is It Good For?

March 19, 2014By Craig BranchCulture

By Craig Branch – War! What is it good for?-Absolutely nothing! War is something that I despise, for it means destruction of innocent lives, for it means tears in thousands of mothers’ eyes. When their sons go out to fight and give their lives. War! What is it good for?-Absolutely nothing! So begins the number … Read More

Why Same-Sex Marriage Is A Bad Idea

March 19, 2014By Steven CowanCulture

By Steven B. Cowan – On September 7, 2005, the California legislature passed a bill allowing same-sex marriages in that state.1 It is the first state legislature to do so. Governor Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto the bill, but it seems that a dangerous trend is in the making. The passage of this bill was precipitated … Read More

Veritas: What is Social Justice?

March 19, 2014By Craig BranchCulture

By Craig Branch – The short version of the mission statement for the Apologetics Resource Center is “to equip the Church to understand, live, defend, and advance the Christian gospel and worldview.” The full version is “to reach the minds and hearts of people with the message and truth claims of the gospel of Jesus … Read More

What Does the Bible Teach About Abortion?

March 19, 2014By Apologetics Resource CenterCulture

By John Ankerberg and John Weldon – In the Old Testament, the Bible uses the same Hebrew words to describe the pre-born child, infants, and children.  In the New Testament, the same Greek words also describe the pre-born child, infants and children which indicates a continuity from conception to childhood and on into adulthood. The … Read More

The Pornography Plague

March 19, 2014By Apologetics Resource CenterCulture

Author: Kerby Anderson – Pornography is tearing apart the very fabric of our society. Yet Christians are often ignorant of its impact and apathetic about the need to control this menace. Pornography is an $8 billion a year business with close ties to organized crime.(!) The wages of sin are enormous when pornography is involved. … Read More

The Christian Worldview

March 19, 2014By Steven CowanCulture

By Steven B. Cowan – Every person has a worldview, but not every person has the same worldview.  In fact, there are several worldviews from which a person might choose if he were shopping for one. 1  A person who has committed his life to following Jesus Christ, of course, is not shopping for a … Read More

Morality and Capitalism

March 19, 2014By Apologetics Resource CenterCulture

By Paul A. Cleveland – Critics of capitalism often argue that free enterprise promotes the worst kind of human behavior and, therefore, must be rejected if moral human action is to prevail. They argue that free enterprise promotes jealousy, envy, and greed. In their opinion, life on this planet would be better served if we … Read More

Social Justice: Neither Social nor Just

March 19, 2014By Apologetics Resource CenterCulture

Author: Paul A. Cleveland – What is the Social Justice Movement About? In his book, The Flight from Reality, Clarence Carson explores the fundamental issues and problems associated with the social reform movement that was spawned in the late nineteenth century and has continued to this day.1 While there are some today who see the concept of … Read More

Genetic Engineering: Benefits and Dangers

March 18, 2014By Apologetics Resource CenterCulture

By Mark W. Foreman In the 1997 film, Gattaca, we are introduced to a brave new world where genetic screening of newborns is routine and embryonic genetic manipulation is preferred over traditional conception. We are told the story of two boys in the Freeman family. The elder son, Vincent, is conceived naturally while his younger … Read More