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A “Sign” of the Times

So sorry rabbi… Recently a friend of mine gave me a short clip out of a local newspaper to read (see below) and asked my opinion about what it said.  My friend knows that I’m a Christian and where I stand on issues of faith, but I think he was trying to get me to...

Starting a Grassroots Apologetics Ministry

Starting an Apologetic Ministry I had the privilege of speaking with Chris Arnzen of Iron Sharpens Iron Radio about the birth of New York Apologetics and how to start an apologetics ministry.  We know that "unless the Lord builds it, it's laborers labor in vain", so...

Beware the Hebrew Roots Movement

Hebrew Roots is dangerous! In my recent radio interview with Chris Arnzen on the Iron Sharpens Iron Radio Show, I was asked a question about the Hebrew Roots movement.  Although I've heard about the movement and knew some basic information, I promised to post some...

Who was Jesus? | NY Minute

We're using the "Handbook of Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli to go over the arguments for the existence of God.  Today, we will be covering the above referenced subject in relation to the existence of God. Dr. Kreeft teaches logic in two major...

The Deity of Jesus: the alternative | NY Minute

We're using the "Handbook of Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli to go over the arguments for the existence of God.  Today, we will be covering the above referenced subject in relation to the existence of God. Dr. Kreeft teaches logic in two major...

Jesus’ Divinity leads to Trustworthiness | NY Minute

We're using the "Handbook of Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli to go over the arguments for the existence of God.  Today, we will be covering the above referenced subject in relation to the existence of God. Dr. Kreeft teaches logic in two major...

Divinity of Jesus Difficulties | NY Minute

We're using the "Handbook of Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli to go over the arguments for the existence of God.  Today, we will be covering the above referenced subject in relation to the existence of God. Dr. Kreeft teaches logic in two major...

Evolution: Science Fable, or fact?

This hilarious video on evolution illustrates the absurdity of the Theory of Evolution and the consequences that follow.  On evolution, you have no significant value or meaning.  

Think God started Evolution? Think again!

The idea of theistic evolution has come under fire recently and rightfully so.  Several scientists and theologians have worked together to address the idea in a new book called "Theistic Evolution".  In it, they explain that the storyline of scripture, and...

Gospel contradictions as a source of confidence?

Can multiple eyewitness accounts be the key to getting the truth? As you watch the video below, ask yourself these questions: If many people are eyewitnesses to an event, does that mean that their stories must be identical?  Do their stories have to match verbatim?...

Dear Atheist, polytheism?

I have heard many of you claim that apologetics as a discipline does not point to the monotheistic God. This assertion may be an attempt on your part to water down the strength of the apologetic arguments by creating what must seem like an unanswerable dilemma, Polytheism or Monotheism? To you this may feel like an argument against Christianity, because Christianity is monotheistic as you know. Even though there are different ways to answer this dilemma, I have chosen one that should help clarify why this dilemma is not actually a dilemma.

Atheistic Claim

While apologetic arguments may attempt to show evidence for the existence of God, these arguments do nothing to show whether this God is a team or a group of gods (polytheistic) or one God (monotheistic). Because apologetics cannot show whether God is a god or gods, these arguments do nothing to further Christianity.

The Definition

(In Christianity and other monotheistic religions) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being

Clarification

God is defined as the greatest conceivable being. As the greatest conceivable being, there is none greater. As the greatest conceivable being,

God has great making properties.

Is it greater to have all knowledge or partial knowledge? All Knowledge.

Is it greater to have all power or some power? All Power.

Is it greater to a contingent being or a necessary being? God is a Necessary being.

Is it greater to be omnipresent or be in one place at a time? Omnipresent, etc.

In light of understanding God as the greatest conceivable being, how could multiple gods exist? If there were many gods, none could actually be the greatest conceivable being, rendering God by definition impossible.

Conclusion

The term God by definition can only truly be used in a monotheistic system. When you say that apologetics does nothing to support the idea of God as monotheistic, you violate the definition, the very concept of God. That is the real dilemma.  Know your terms!

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