21 Cage Stage Presuppositionalists – TV

Presuppositional Apologetics is the name given to that form of defending the faith, which starts entirely from biblical principles. It is a subject that we have discussed several times before in this podcast, and it is the subject of my book ‘Only Believe’.

Recently, I have noticed that there are a number of what I would refer to as Cage Stage Presuppositionalists on the internet. They have adopted the methodology of presuppositionalism, as one tool among many, without, it would seem, a real understanding of what it is about – or, more importantly, what He is about.

In order to consider this problem, I am joined on the show by my good friend Sye ten Bruggencate, who shares my concerns. Our conversation covers a great deal of ground on this topic, in what is probably the longest TMATW so far.

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21 Cage Stage Presuppositionalists – Audio

Presuppositional Apologetics is the name given to that form of defending the faith, which starts entirely from biblical principles. It is a subject that we have discussed several times before in this podcast, and it is the subject of my book ‘Only Believe’.

Recently, I have noticed that there are a number of what I would refer to as Cage Stage Presuppositionalists on the internet. They have adopted the methodology of presuppositionalism, as one tool among many, without, it would seem, a real understanding of what it is about – or, more importantly, what He is about.

In order to consider this problem, I am joined on the show by my good friend Sye ten Bruggencate, who shares my concerns. Our conversation covers a great deal of ground on this topic, in what is probably the longest TMATW so far.

20 A Movie, A Commentary and A Youth Ministry – TV

In this episode, we look at the astounding success of Del Tackett’s movie “Is Genesis History?” We revisit the idea of a commentary and study course on the whole book of Genesis. And we review a brand new book, by Pastor David Martin, about youth ministry.

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20 A Movie, A Commentary and A Youth Ministry – Audio

In this episode, we look at the astounding success of Del Tackett’s movie “Is Genesis History?” We revisit the idea of a commentary and study course on the whole book of Genesis. And we review a brand new book, by Pastor David Martin, about youth ministry.

Is Genesis History?

Is Genesis History?
Watch this important film.

Whether Genesis is actual history or not is of crucial importance to Christians today. The historicity of Genesis is under attack as never before, particularly in seminaries formerly considered to be conservative evangelical. Pastors are often teaching either that Genesis is to be interpreted, in accordance with deep time views, or that its interpretation does not matter to Christian theology.

It will surprise nobody that the Mount St Helens Creation Center rejects both these compromise positions, and argues strongly for Genesis not to be interpreted at all, but to be read as it appears—as literal historical narrative. So this ministry welcomes a remarkable new film; Is Genesis History? The film is the brainchild of Dr Del Tackett, and is filmed in 4K. Dr Tackett has visited a large number of places associated with deep-time geology, and shown them to be better interpreted within a biblical framework. His film includes interviews with a large variety of scholars and scientists, who hold to biblical principles and opinions.

The film will be seen at its best in a one-night-only screening, in a variety of movie theaters around the country. I will be attending one of these screenings – probably in Olympia, WA. I urge you all to consider getting a ticket for the movie, and watching it. The tickets can be purchased through the Is Genesis History website – isgenesishistory.com. Although I expect the movie will be available in a variety of formats later, the full 4K effect will be best seen in a movie theater.

Please note that, although this ministry supports this movie, we are not part of the production, and will not gain financially from it. However, we would like YOU to gain from it. For that reason, we are offering our book “The Biblical Age of the Earth” for the special event rate of $4 (normally $6.50). In addition, you can have the book sent via free shipping! Simply purchase the book, applying first the coupon code “isgenesishistory” (without the quote marks, and with no spaces), and make sure you select the “free shipping” option that will appear, after the coupon is applied. This special offer, to celebrate the launch of Is Genesis History will end on Friday February 24th 2017.

19 Questions and Commentaries – TV

In episode 19 – do we need a new Genesis commentary; how to sort out the real science from false in evolutionary articles; how to ask questions for us to answer; excursions coming up.

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We Need a New Commentary

I am taking part in a study on how to read the Bible. I will not name the study guide; there is much in it which is good, and much which is not. However, reaching a section on how to interpret narrative history, like Genesis, a commentary recommendation was made. As soon as I saw the name of the author of the commentary recommended—Bruce Waltke—I knew that I could not recommend that commentary.

The Six Days of Genesis
Perhaps I need to expand this book, to cover the whole of Genesis.

It isn’t good to be negative all the time. So what commentary would I recommend? This is where I hit a problem. The overwhelming majority of the commentaries on the whole of Genesis are written from an old-earth, or evolutionary point of view. Granted, there are some very decent books about Genesis; The Book of Beginnings, by Henry Morris III, Understanding Genesis by Jason Lisle, and Jonathan Sarfati’s excellent partial commentary, The Genesis Account, which covers up to chapter 11. Even I have written a commentary on the first 11 chapters. The only whole book commentary, remaining faithful to the early chapters, appears to be Henry Morris The Genesis Record—but this was published in 1976, and the science (though not the theology) needs to be developed.

Perhaps this is too great a task for one person. Perhaps we need a small team to produce a good commentary. Or maybe I need to get on with expanding my “The Six Days of Genesis”.

Whatever the answer is, it definitely needs doing—fast! If someone is writing such a commentary, please let me know. If someone would like my input to a team implementing such a project, let me know. But let’s have a proper chapter-by-chapter commentary on the whole of Genesis, and let’s try to see it done within 12 months.

18 JWs, the Trinity and Genesis 1:1 – TV

One writer has recently described Genesis 1:1 as the most offensive verse in the Bible. That certainly proved to be the case, when I discussed this verse with two Jehovah’s Witnesses at my door.

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