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Classical Apologetics has been one of the main views, through the history of the Church, on how to do apologetics. Classical Apologist believes that one can use rational arguments and evidence to prove God’s existence. Here are some links for Classical Apologetics websites. I endorse and hold to Classical Apologetics as a true method for defending the faith.

Classical Apologetics

Willliam Lane Craig

Gary Habermas  is not a Classical Apologist but, uses the one step method of apologetics or what is known as Evidential Apologetics.

Walter Martin probably one of the greatest apologists of the twentieth century is back on the air. Listen to debates by him here.

Apologetics Index offers over 47,830 pages on religious cults, sects, movements, apologetics, etc…

Classic Apologetical  books online to read. These books give answers against the skeptics of the past and present.

Josh McDowell books. These books will aide one in the study of evidences for the Christian Faith.

Lee Strobel books.  These books will aide one in the study of evidences for the Christian Faith.



Here are some recommended books to read on Apologetics. They can be found at ChristianBook.com by clicking picture.

I realize that Avery Dulles is a Catholic, nevertheless this is a great book on the history of Apologetics.


There are Five Views of Apologetics or five main methods used to defend the Christian Faith. In this book Steven Cowan allowed five apologist to present their views and then critique the other four. William Lane Craig defends Classical Apologetics, Gary Habermas defends Evidential Apologetics, Paul D. Feinberg defends Cumulative Case Apologetics, John M. Frame defends Presuppositional Apologetics, and finally Kelly James Clark defends Reformed Epistemology Apologetics.


 

Ronald H. Nash in this book shows how true faith is not against reason, but Christianity is a rational faith.


 

 

Finally I recommend to you a book by R. C. Sproul, John H. Gerstner, and Arthur Lindsley. This book is a critique of the presuppositional methods of Cornelius Van Till and his student John M. Frame. This book focuses on showing how reason can be used to prove the existence of God.


I want to state that I get no money from endorsing these books. I read these books while going through a course on Apologetics at Ligonier Academy. I actually read 12 books in all and may eventually link them on this page.



The Gospel Coalition placed up five articles proving and endorsing Presuppositional Apologetics.

5 Ways Pastors Can Improve Their Apologetic Preaching  by Josh Moody

What is Presuppositionalism?  William Edgar

Questioning Presuppositionalism  by Paul Copan

Answering Objections to Presuppositionalism  by K. Scott Oliphint

How Pastors Can Make Time to Talk with Skeptics  by Daniel Strange


Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies

Evidence for the Resurrection

Evidence for the Resurrection by Hershel Lee Harvell Jr April 8, 2007 MP3 [3.49 Mb]

Short Defense of the Old Testament

Historical Evidence for the Authenticity of Jesus

In My Defense Against Today’s Miracles  by Hershel Lee Harvell Jr Pdf [86.6 Kb]

For some good info on how to witness to or answer the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons.

The Fr Copleston and Bertrand Russel debate of 1948 on the "Existence of God."

Apologetics link  to some of Paul E. Little and William Lane Craig materials.

Read about the Pelagian views of Charles Finney and the degradation of modern American Evangelicalism that is held captive by his views.

Does John MacArthur Ride the Reformed Fence? written by Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

Faith and Reason  by Dick Sztanyo Pdf [269 kb]

The Case for the Existence of God  by Bert Thompson Pdf [339 kb]

Good material to prove that the gifts of the apostles ceased. Monergism.com

Harold Camping Refuted:  The Neccesity of Membership in the Church by Martyn McGeown

Harold Camping Repents . . . Well, Kind of . . . No, Not Really . . . by Kim Riddlebarger

A Year After the Non-Apocalypse: Where Are They Now?  by Tom Bartlett

James White on T. D. Jake's Statement concerning the Trinity

Chris Rosebrough was removed from the conference with threat of arrest click here.

Are Churches Secularizing America?  by Michael S. Horton

The American Religion  by Michael Horton

65 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer  by Natasha Crain



Against Roman Catholicism

Sola Scriptura in Dialogue by James White

Does The Bible Teach Sola Scriptura? James White vs. Patrick Madrid

Christ, the Reformers, and Sola Scriptura – 1 By Steven Lawson

Christ, the Reformers, and Sola Scriptura – 2 By Steven Lawson

Why Sola Scriptura is Crucial to Evangelicalism Also can be downloaded as a (Pdf)

The Real Story of the Reformation? Guest on Catholic Answers Says Sola Fide and Sola Scriptura Not Invented by Luther

SOLA SCRIPTURA: The Sufficiency of Scripture  by Dr. Rowland Ward

Dr. James White on Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura is not Solo Scriptura By Phil Johnson

Sola Scriptura by A. A. Hodge

 

Archaeology

Archaeologists Uncover Proof of Pre-Jesus Bethlehem  by Jeff Schapiro

 

Atheism

Richard Dawkins Reveals He Is Agnostic by Jeff Schapiro

Atheist Alain de Botton Insists Society Needs Guidance From Religion  by Stoyan Zaimov

Greg Bahnsen vs. Gordon Stein-Does God Exist?

Why I am not an Atheist by Ravi Zacharias-two MP3 messages-Part 1 and Part 2

Proofs for the Existence of God - Even Atheists Presuppose God's Existence by Dr. Patrick Johnston

John Piper—On Atheism—It's Laughable and Blasphemous

Irrefutably Refuting Atheism. Irrefutable proof that Atheism is refutable.

Why the Atheist doesn't Exist

Atheist Richard Dawkins Supports Bibles in Schools  by Jeff Schapiro

Atheist Hitchens Praises King James Bible  by Audrey Barrick

The New Atheism and Five Arguments for God  by William Lane Craig

Popular Atheist Blogger Announces Conversion to Catholicism  by Jeff Schapiro

Objections So Bad I Couldn't Have Made Them Up  (Worst Objections to Kalam Cosmological) William Lane Craig

Anthony Flew vs. Richard Dawkins

Atheists Behind the Black Church Veil  by Eric Redmond

Against the claims of atheism

The Absurdity of Life without God  William Lane Craig

New Atheism’s Moral Meltdown (Part 1)  by Saints and Sceptics

New Atheism’s Moral Meltdown (Part 2)  by Saints and Sceptics

Should Christians be Nice in dealing with Nasty Atheists?

Is Naturalism a Simpler Explanation Than Theism? by Paul Copan

Atheism and the Burden of Proof  by Paul Copan

5 Ways to Be a Better Atheist  by C Michael Patton

The Closed Mind of Richard Dawkins His atheism is its own kind of narrow religion by John Gray

What Led You To Become An Atheist? Some Surprising Answers

Five Things All Atheists Should Know About Religion If you want to critique organized religion, it helps to know what you’re talking about by Matthew Facciani

 

Christianity

Christianity's Uniqueness

A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions  by Vern Poythress

Apologetics for the Average Christian: Saying “I Don’t Know”

The Justification of Knowledge: An Introductory Study in Christian Apologetic Methodology by Dr. Robert L Reymond Available in ePub, .mobi and .pdf formats

 

Creationism

Evidence for Special Creation From Scientific Evidence  by James White

What Is R.C. Sproul’s Position on Creation?  from Karisa Schlehr

Defending Creation Theory -8 short messages defending creation theory

Theistic evolution challenged, defended in online exchange  by Erin Roach

General and Special Revelation — A Reformed Approach to Science and Scripture-Series by R. C. Sproul

Creation Science

A Reformed Approach to Science and Scripture, A New Free eBook from Keith Mathison (711 Kb)

The Historical Reality of Adam  by Guy Waters

Science of Uncertainty by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell

Four Essentials of Science Apologetics  by Dr. Jeff Zweerink

Big Bang Cosmology Is Consistent With Scripture?

10 Best evidences from science that confirm a young earth

 

Cults

Walter Martin articles on Jehovah's Witnesses

The New Apostolic Reformation: Influence and Teachings  by Holly Pivec

The Fallible God of Molinism

Whatever Happened to Rob Bell


Culture Wars

Are we creating a culture of moral misfits?  by Gary DeMar

 

Debates

Debate - William Lane Craig vs Christopher Hitchens - Does God Exist?

The God Debate II: Harris vs. Craig

Was Jesus Crucified? The (Zaatari – White) 2012 Public Debate

MP3 Religious Debates, Christian Apologetics Talks, Catholic EWTN

Christian vs Atheist Debates----583 debates are linked to here


God's Existence Proved

Series of Lectures off Youtube

(Part 1) Does God Exist?: The Principle of Cause

(Part 2a) Does God Exist? The Moral and Cosmological Argument for the existence of God

(Part 2b) Does God Exist? The Finite expanding universe; The cosmological universe

(Part 3) Does God Exist?The Cosmos is the evidence of God's existence

(Part 4) Does God Exist? The Teleological (design) Argument for the existence of God

(Part 5) Does God Exist? The Teleological (Design) Argument for the existence of God

(Part 6) Does God Exist? The Teleological (Design) Argument for the existence of God

(Part 7) Does God Exist? Protein manufacture via the Nucleous and Ribosome

(Part 8) Does God Exist: What is the Cause of Existence?

(Part 9) Does God Exist?: What an Atheist believes

(Part 10) The Evidence for God's existence

(Part 11) Evidence the Bible is God's Word

(Part12) Does God Exist The Evidence the Bible is the WORD of God

(Part 13) Does God Exist? God revealed through the Bible and Prophecy

 

Series by Lee Strobel on the Existence of God

The Case for a Creator pt 1

The Case for a Creator pt 2

The Case for a Creator pt 3

The Case for a Creator pt 4

The Case for a Creator pt 5

The Case for a Creator pt 6

The Case for a Creator pt 7

The Case for a Creator pt 8

The Case for a Creator pt 9

The Case for a Creator pt 10

Where do objective morals originate in the universe  by William Lane Craig

Evidence for God: A Fine-Tuned Universe

Lee Strobel: Science Points Toward Existence of a Creator  by Alex Murashko

Has God Ever Ordained Evil to Take Place?  by John Hendryx

 

Islam

Top Ten Passages to know in the Qur'an

Top Ten Passages in the Qur’an that Christians Must Know (.pdf)

 

Logic and Reason

Master List of Logical Fallacies

Is the Christian faith really rational? by R C Sproul

Logic: A God-Centered Approach -Dr. Vern Poythress speaks about his new book, Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought. Mp3 (57 minutes)

Free! Logic: A God-Centered Approach by Vern Sheridan Poythress

 

Miscellaneous

Bart Erhman: A Critique  (William Lane Craig) Video

Critique of Bart Erhman  (James White) Video

Let God Be True: A Brief Defense of the Christian Faith  by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Review of “Federal Vision, heresy at the root”  by David J. Engelsma

Phil Johnson on N. T. Wright

A Defense of the Old Perspective on Paul What Did St. Paul Really Say? by Phil Johnson

Tabletalk-What N. T. Wright Really Said

An Overview and Critique of the New Perspective on Paul's Doctrine of Justification  by Jeffrey Smith

 

Philosophy

Why Philosophy Matters for Christians  by Vern Poythress

 

Presuppositionalism

Some Brief Critical Thoughts on Presuppositionalism  by Richard G. Howe, Ph. D (Pdf 144 kb)

Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended   Greg L. Bahnsen (Reviewed by W. Gary Crampton) (Pdf 298 kb)

Geisler's Article on Van Till

Many Infallible Proofs: The Presuppositional Meaning of Acts 1:3  by Joel R. Parkinson (Pdf 437 kb)

The Robbery of Neutrality  by Joseph Torres

Evangelism and Apologetics  by Dr. Greg Bahnsen

Exegetical And Theological Bases For A Consistently Presuppositional Approach To Apologetics  by George Zemek [Pdf]

Presuppositional Apologetics  by J. Ligon Duncan III

What Is “Presuppositional” Apologetics?

Presuppositional Apologetics: An Introduction Part 1 of 2: Introduction and Creation by John M. Frame

Presuppositional Apologetics: An Introduction Part 2 of 2: Fall and Redemption; and Summary and Conclusion by John M. Frame

Presuppositional Apologetics  by John Frame

Van Til: His Logic, Epistemology, and Apologetic  by Nathan Pitchford

Ultimate Collection of Free Presuppositional Apologetics Lectures

 

Resurrection

William Lane Craig vs Bart Ehrman: Resurrection Debate

William Lane Craig vs. Richard Carrier: Resurrection Debate

Evidence for the Resurrection  by Josh McDowell

Evidence of the Resurrection: Pt 1-Internal Evidence by  C. Michael Patton

Evidence for the Resurrection Pt 2-External Evidence by C. Michael Patton

The Evidence for the Resurrection Pt1---Can it Persuade Skeptics?  By Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon

Christianity-Hoax or History  by Josh McDowell Pdf

Resurrection Growth Guide  by Josh McDowell Pdf

Reasons Skeptics Should Consider Christianity  by Josh McDowell Pdf

Skeptics Who demanded a Verdict  by Josh McDowell Pdf

Evidence for the Resurrection Pt 1 by Josh McDowell Mp3

Evidence for the Resurrection Pt 2 by Josh McDowell Mp3

Evidence for the Resurrection Pt 3 by Josh McDowell Mp3

Evidence for the Resurrection Pt 4 by Josh McDowell Mp3

Evidence for the Resurrection Pt 5 by Josh McDowell Mp3

What's the big deal about Easter? Washington Examiner

Evidence for the Resurrection  by Jay Smith

“Raised? Doubting the Resurrection”  by Jonathan K. Dodson & Brad Watson Kindle, (.mobi), iBooks, (.epub), or PDF

 

Trinity

Linus or Manmas?  by Scot Oliphint

 

Tomb of Jesus

New Archaeological Discovery Questions Jesus' Bodily Resurrection  by Luiza Oleszczuk

The Tomb of Jesus and Family?  Second Thoughts

9 Facts That Disprove the Claim About The Lost Tomb of Jesus

The Jesus Tomb? ‘Titanic’ Talpiot Tomb Theory Sunk From The Start  by Ben Witherington

Jesus Tomb Discovery Team's 'Jonah Whale' a Deception, Say Scholars  by Stoyan Zaimov


 

A wide variety of mp3 debates on resurrection, creation-evolution, etc... Here.

Apologetic Mp3's

                 The Lie of Dispensationalism

 

Dispensationalism has done much in the past 150 years to distort God's word and to bring mass confusion upon the church of today. This doctrine sees a different plan for Israel and God's church. It doesn't view the church of Jesus Christ as the fulfillment and completion of many prophesies given to the Jewish people throughout the Old Testament. Dispensationalist today ignore the very words of scripture and therefore cannot hold to divine inspiration. For had they believed in divine inspiration they would have believed the Apostle Peter when he stated in Acts 3:20-26:

"And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities."

The Bible makes it very clear in the New Testament that God shall have one people, under one covenant, and under one King. Dispensationalist are big on accusing those who hold to Reformed Theology as holding to "Replacement Theology." We will admit that there are some who hold to "Replacement Theology" and replace Israel with the Church. There are also others who hold to "Separate Theology and separate" Israel from the Church, but what Reformed theologians adhere to is "Unity Theology." "Unity Theology" does not replace Israel with the Church or separate Israel from the Church but instead "Unity Theology" views the Church as a continuation of Israel. This is affirmed in the scriptures, in the statement given above by the Apostle Peter, who not only walked with Jesus, but also saw him after his ascencion.

The Dispensationalist are of those who actually adhere to "Replacement Theology." They view God's eternal plan of bringing his elect into one body as two seperate plans, one for Israel and one for the Church. They replace God's plan of bringing all his elect under one King {Jesus} with a plan of two separate people, of which God is saving his church now, but after this age will turn back to his real agenda of dealing entirely with the Jewish people.

It is no wonder that we have false doctrines floating around now, that brainwash Christians into believing that there will be a rapture before the tribulation or that there will be a thousand years after Christ second coming. These false doctrines are propagated by many and especially have gained vast influence through the heretical "Left Behind Series" put out by Tim Lahaye. I to once held these views, but it is because these views are held by the majority of Bible teachers today. When one goes to the store to buy a book on Bible Prophecy all they will mostly find will be Dispensationalist propaganda because the stores are full of such things. When one turns on so-called Christian programming today they will here false lies propagated to unbelievers of a future time in which they can be saved. They tell them that they do not have to worry if they miss the rapture or if Christ returns because they will still have a chance to be saved. It is because of teaching like this that there is a lethargic spirit upon this nation. When one is taught that "Today is not the day of salvation, But one can wait till tomorrow, then the world will eat and drink and be merry for tomorrow they can be saved.

Dispensationalism needs to be exposed for what it is: A heretical damnable method of interpretation. Therefore the purpose of writing this is so those who visit this site can find out about a new video just released that deal with the heretical concepts laid down by dispensationalist. Here is the link to order your set today:

 

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Also go to my Eschatology page  to access more links on this error.

 

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John Calvin

I everywhere teach that no one can be justly condemned and perish except on account of actual sin; and to say that the countless mortals taken from life while yet infants are precipitated from their mother's arms into eternal death is a blasphemy to be universally detested. John Calvin


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