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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 see...

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 scientific...

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? I...

Too Many Interpretations of the Bible?

 

Skeptics love to say that since the bible has so many different interpretations.  So much so that this is enough reason to dismiss it as untrustworthy.  “So many people read the bible and come to different conclusions; how could it possibly be true?”.  How can anyone know that their interpretation of the bible is correct especially when there are so many different denominations?

 

                                                So, Whattaya Do?

 

Ask a question: are the truths of the bible, or any truths for that matter, dependent on a man (a denomination)?  Or, is truth immutable regardless of what any man decides?

 

You see, if something is true, it is true independent of man and not because of any man.  We don’t decide what is true, we discover what is true.  Ironically, this is something that is true in the scientific community (where there are many views and theories), as well as the biblical community.  

 

Scientific truth is no different than biblical truth.  In both disciplines, men have to observe, study, test, and present their conclusions to be evaluated by their peers.  There are many different views when it comes to the science of cosmology for example, but that doesn’t mean none of them are true.  

The same holds true for the scriptures.

United Interpretations

The fact is that there are some basic interpretations of scripture that all major denominations agree on and believe to be true.  Some of those interpretations include the deity of Jesus, salvation by grace through faith, the sinfulness of man, and the triunity of God.  Then, there are other less significant truths in scripture that some denominations disagree on.  

There are interpretations of essential doctrines that are universally held by all Christians, and then there are minor doctrines that they disagree on – no different than any science department at any major university.  The history of church councils proves this to be true.

So yes, there are many interpretations of the scriptures, however there is agreement on the essentials of Christian doctrine.  As Rupertus Meldenius wisely said “In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity”.

 

So, now you know Whattaya Do.  Thanks for asking.

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