Description: During an interview, commentator Matt Walsh declared to Ben Shapiro, his boss over at the Daily Wire, that Christians shouldn’t quote the Scriptures during every debate and conversation they have with those of an opposing persuasion. Many Biblical Christians were incensed with his assertion. After informing Walsh of their vehement disagreements, Walsh proceeded to write a missive against them that is very reminiscent of the sorts of tactics Marxists use in an attempt to vilify their opponents – including calling many Christians Bible-Thumpers. In this episode, we examine the substance of Walsh’s assertions, answer whether or not he is right and explore why he proceeded to write this response.
I recently heard a podcast episode which features a well known, conservative commentator. In said episode, he mentions how atheists frequently engage him and detail their excuses for not assenting to Christianity. According to this commentator, the most legitimate among these excuses has to do with Christians’ lack for fervor. Their alibi goes something like this:
“If Christianity is true, Christians would more zealously act in accordance to their faith. Since they don’t, it means that Christianity mustn’t be true. Therefore, I cannot believe.”
Some time ago I published the beginnings of an exchange between myself and a local pastor who’s individual’s Facebook post sought to normalize the idea that the Christian ought to self-censor the truth and refrain from joining a “faction in defense of an ideal”. To Biblical Christians who are familiar with Jesus’ character and teachings, such notions are not only ridiculous but an affront to Christ and his commands.
I promised at the end of that article to publish the subsequent debate with the intention of demonstrating to the brethren who wish to confront the demagogues in our midst what they ought to expect when doing so. Continue reading
The Internet has been ablaze with the news that Hank Hanegraaff, also known as the “Bible Answer Man”, has been confirmed to be a newly minted member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. I don’t desire to come across as arrogant, but the development hasn’t surprised me much – and such news doesn’t surprise Biblical Christians much either. I’ll explain why. Continue reading
Sometimes Christians whom earnestly desire to contend for the Faith fool themselves or are fooled into believing that the perfect answer to a charge against the Bible are facts and figures.
No doubt, those are acceptable and highly recommended methods of defense. Yet limiting oneself to those types of answers exclusively is a trap that many well-known Christian apologists have unwittingly popularized. Continue reading