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How to Answer the Fool: A Presuppositional Defense of the Faith

Discussion in 'Confessional, Covenantal, Creedal - Presbyterian' started by InspiredHome, May 18, 2013.

  1. InspiredHome

    InspiredHome Earning my Ph.D in Procrastination

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    Wow! This is exactly what I've been thinking about lately.
    I have often wondered why we have to cater to scoffers and skeptics
    when they don't even acknowledge the validity of the Word of God.
    If the Word of God won't convince them neither will human words.:thumbsup:
     
  3. singlecandle

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    Oops! I just realized that I'm not supposed to post here unless I'm Presbyterian! I thought it just meant "confessional".

    Really Sorry!:blush:
     
  4. Calvinist Dark Lord

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    Not true. Plenty of non Presbyterians post here. Welcome aboard.


     
  5. AMR

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    Non-Presbyterians are welcome as long as they are seeking to learn more about our denomination and not to debate our views.

    Welcome!
     
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  8. AMR

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    Yes, I believe you are correct.
     
  9. crimsonleaf

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    Thanks.
     
  10. singlecandle

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    "Christian presuppositions to Christian conclusions, how can his argument be persuasive to a non-Christian? And how can he avoid the charge of vicious circularity?"
    by John M. Frame
    Presuppositional Apologetics,” for IVP Dictionary of Apologetics


    Just IMO, I don't think we have to worry about persuading the non-Christian. I think what we need to worry about is presenting the plain truth.
    Whether or not they believe is up to God.
    Jesus' best sermons were pretty short-
    "Repent!"
     
  11. Calvinist Dark Lord

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    Except for the wildly different situation of somebody claiming to BE God as opposed to somebody testifying about God.

    It follows that the Lawgiver would use the imperative.

    However, we are not Him, and are limited to the indicative.
     
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