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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Getting Understanding of the Word of God

 

 

THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE
IN APOLOGETICS
Michael J. Kruger*
http://www.tms.edu/tmsj/tmsj12m.pdf

A simple statement from a kindergarten song such as“the Bible tells me so” is sufficient to prove the truthfulness of Christianity. That fact should prove to Christians that defending their faith from the standpoint of neutrality is fruitless.

Believers have become enamored with a neutral starting point in apologetics because of the influence of modernism and postmodernism in today’s culture.

Such a neutral beginning point is impossible because of a disagreement with unbelievers over the nature of knowledge. Also, neutrality is ineffective, because it grants
autonomy to the unbeliever by releasing him from the authority of the Bible, and is inconsistent, because the Bible makes clear that Christ is the source of all knowledge.

Since the Bible is sufficient in apologetics, Christians should attack the unbeliever’s worldview in addition to defending his own.

God’s claim on the human intellect is absolute, not minimalistic. Because of this claim, apologetics is
theological and not just philosophical. Arguing presuppositionally by using the Bible as the ultimate authority enables the Christian to cut the legs from under an unbeliever’s argument.

PRESUPPOSITIONAL APOLOGETICS: AN INTRODUCTION
Part 1 of 2: Introduction and Creation
by John M. Frame
IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 1, Number 8, April 19 to April 25, 1999
http://thirdmill.org/magazine/

http://www.thirdmill.org/files/english/html/pt/PT.h.Frame.Presupp.Apol.1.html