Did Paul Endorse Slavery?

Though Bible critics allege that Paul and other Bible writers endorsed slavery, they rarely (if ever) investigate the matter fairly. The fact is, Paul’s instruction for Christian slaves to honor their masters is perfectly consistent with the rest of God’s Word regarding all Christians submitting to those in positions of authority. What’s more, far from endorsing sinful slavery, Paul’s teachings, taken to their logical conclusion, would eventually lead truth-seeking slave owners and government officials to bring an end to any kind of cruel, sinful captivity. Read >>

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How to Discredit Evolution in 4 Minutes (Apologetics Press)

While many evolutionists and naturalists/atheists believe that Christians have a blind faith, in actuality, it is the naturalist who holds to a blind faith. Christianity is the option that follows from the scientific evidence. Watch >>

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God and Capital Punishment (from Apologetics Press)

In 1984 leaders of 13 major denominational churches in Florida signed a joint document condemning capital punishment. They described the death penalty as being extremely harmful, immoral, an action that encourages violence and demonstrates disrespect for human life and is inconsistent with the love of God. The conduct of these religious leaders is a classic example of refusing to think right about God. Capital punishment is a principle that is divine in origin and permanent in nature. It embraces all of time. God intends for the death penalty to be employed as an act of justice by duly authorized authorities for as long as man should inhabit the earth. Read >>

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Snails Kill Thousands

When we consider deadly animals, we normally think about venomous snakes, ferocious sharks, crocodiles, or bears. You might be surprised to learn that the animals or organisms most deadly to humans don’t match our mental picture of dangerous creatures. The creature that kills the most humans per year (between 750,000-1,000,000) is the lowly mosquito. Because of the various diseases it spreads, such as malaria, mosquitoes are the animal kingdom’s leading human killers. Another creature that has proven to be extremely deadly is the harmless looking freshwater snail. Read >>

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Apologetics Press Science Seminar THIS WEEKEND – Jacksonville, AL

Here is a link that provides the topics as well as a quick bio of the speakers.

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13 Objections to Baptism by Dave Miller, Ph.D.

Some churches historically have taught that water immersion is the dividing line between the lost and the saved. This means that a penitent believer remains unforgiven of sin until buried in the waters of baptism (Romans 6:4). Much of the denominational world disagrees with this analysis of Bible teaching, holding instead that one is saved at the point of “belief,” before and without water baptism. Consider some of the points that are advanced in an effort to minimize the essentiality of baptism for salvation. Read >>

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Is God Racist?

A certain segment of the American population has succeeded in perpetrating the notion of “political correctness” (PC) across a broad base of society. This ideology has infiltrated politics, education, and religion. While touted as a manifestation of “compassion” and “respect” for those with whom one disagrees, the fact is that PC seeks to silence any expression of disagreement that is not in line with its covert agenda.     Read >>

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The Benefits of Christianity–Audio Lesson

Many reject Christianity, because they see it as too restrictive. The Bible, to them, is a big book filled with rules and regulations that have no apparent reason other than to make humans unhappy. In truth, Christianity is able to yield a depth of happiness and peace that cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. Listen >>

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A Loving God and an Eternal Hell–Video: (Part 6)

This video, along with the rest of the series, can be found by visiting this link.

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How Can a Person Know Which God Exists? by Apologetics Press

Several decades ago, the United States was overwhelmingly Christian in its religious persuasion. When naturalism and Darwinian evolution picked up speed in the U.S. and challenged the biblical story of man’s origins—the perspective most held by Americans—apologists sprang up in response, dealing a death blow to the naturalistic religion in the minds of many. Once evolutionary theory had been dealt with, both biblically and scientifically, it was natural for many Americans to recognize that they had always been right—Christianity is the true religion.

Sadly, under the banner of “tolerance,” the “politically correct” police have made significant inroads in compelling the American public, not only to tolerate, but to endorse and encourage pluralism and the proliferation of false religion in America. What was once an understood conclusion—that if evolution is wrong, then biblical Creation must be true—is now heavily challenged in America.

It has become a popular tactic among atheistic scoffers to mock Bible believers by sarcastically arguing that there’s just as much evidence for the Flying Spaghetti Monster as there is for any god. Therefore, if intelligent design doctrine deserves time in the classroom, so does the doctrine of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster—the Pastafarians (cf. Langton, 2005; Butt, 2010, p. 12). Read >>

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Muhammad or Jesus? by Apologetics Press

Here is a very simple yet very well written article comparing and contrasting what the Koran teaches about Jesus with what the Bible teaches about him:

Muhammad or Jesus?

by Dave Miller, Ph.D.

Muhammad: “Those who say: Allah hath chosen a son…speak nothing but a lie” (Surah 18:4-5).

Jesus (through John): “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?… Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either” (1 John 2:22-23). Read >>

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5 Reasons Racism is Ridiculous

Atheism has no rational basis upon which to call anything objectively just or unjust, including racism. If mankind is merely the result of billions of years of mindless evolution and is nothing more than animals (as atheistic evolution contends; Marchant, 2008), then man can logically make evolutionary-based racist remarks that are consistent with the godless General Theory of Evolution. In fact, Charles Darwin’s “Bulldog,” atheist Thomas Huxley, did just that in his 1865 essay, “Emancipation–Black and White.” He alleged, for example, “no rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average Negro is the equal, still less superior, of the white man.” In truth, if there is no God, mankind could just as easily look down upon and mistreat others (whom he deems are less evolved), as he does roaches, rats, and orangutans (Lyons, 2011; Lyons and Butt, 2009). Those who are Christians, however, logically contend that since (1) God exists, and (2) the Bible is the Word of God, racism is morally wrong–and completely ridiculous for the following five reasons. Read >>

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3 Good Reasons to Believe the Bible is from God – Apologetics Press

The Bible is the most popular book that has ever been printed. It was one of the first books mass produced on Gutenberg’s printing press in 1455. To estimate a total number of Bibles and portions of it that have been produced and distributed worldwide throughout history would be virtually impossible, but the number stands well over 10 billion, since the United Bible Society alone has distributed over nine billion in the past 70 years (“God Facts,” n.d.). Without dispute, the Bible is the best selling book of all time worldwide (“Best Selling…,” 2014).

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Creation-Evolution Seminar to be held in Warren County, TN

For those of you who may live in the middle Tennessee area, here’s a little FYI:

The Earleyville church of Christ will host a Creation vs Evolution Seminar on December 5-7 with Kyle Butt (of Apologetics Press) speaking.

Friday services will be at 7 pm and will be held at the building of the Bybee Branch church of Christ. Saturday sessions will begin at 6 pm and will also be held at Bybee Branch. Sunday services will be at the building of the Earleyville church of Christ at 9 am for Bible Class and 10 am for Worship.

Both of these congregations are found in Warren County, TN; Bybee Branch being in the city-limits of McMinnville, and Earleyville being not too far out into the country. Each can easily be found on sites such as Google Maps if you’re needing directions.

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There's No Such Thing as a Naturalist by Apologetics Press

A very plain but excellent article that addresses the “elephant in the room” when it comes to the theory of naturalism:

The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms defines “natural science” as, “Collectively, the branches of science dealing with objectively measurable phenomena…” (2003, p. 1402). A naturalist, then, is a person who believes everything in the Universe must be able to be explained through purely naturalistic processes–with no supernatural help. Everything believed must be based on empirical evidence that is “measurable.” According to the National Academy of Sciences, “The statements of science must invoke only natural things and processes. The statements of science are those that emerge from the application of human intelligence to data obtained from observation and experiment” (Teaching About Evolution…, 1998, p. 42, emp. added). Read >>

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