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Hello, dear reader! You are uniquely
you. You may be a first-time or regular reader. Thanks for
stopping by! I started this
article yesterday. I published it today, 10/28/2022, Friday.
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You, dear reader, are still uniquely
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Inspiration for this
Article (in New Topic Section)
Being retired, I'd thought, yesterday,
about running a couple of errands, or hiking, or touching up the
paint on the front porch rocking chairs. I thought about fixing the
knob on the door between the kitchen and laundry room.
Yesterday, before sunrise, however, I
had checked my Folks, to Whom I
Subscribe section and found that brother Phil
Robertson had published an article the evening before. I read
and commented on his article: Let’s
Talk About What’s Really Wrong with Our Elections: I’ll vote on
November 8, but I’ll pray more.
By Phil Robertson, on Unashamed with Phil Robertson, 10/26/2022.
Mine was the twelfth comment.
The tenth comment was from another
brother in Christ, Jim Richardson.
He has an active website that I enjoy visiting at times. Jim writes
well. Yesterday, I commented on his article: Inward
Parts: A most incredible filtration device,
by Jim Richardson, on From My Brain To Yours, 10/23/2022.
Brother Jim replied with his comment,
which suggested that I read his article on the same topic: First
Cause: Did you know that every design has a designer?
By Jim Richardson, on From My Brain To Yours, 9/7/2022.
Jim's articles of 9/7/2022 and 10/23/2022 affirm that God exists,
based on the argument from design. Jim articulated the affirmative
quite well. Thanks, Jim!
Yesterday, using Search
My Website, I looked for “Christian Evidences,” “proof
God exists,” and “apologetics.” I found articles, which I've
written over the years, that touch on those topics. My Logic
- Theology - Deep Stuff Topic Section has 37 articles. I
glanced through each article.
I realized that my website does not
yet have a full article, or series of articles, on Christian
Evidences (or Christian Apologetics). The Religion/Apologetics
section, of my website, links to seven websites that provide articles
on the topic.
I've preached sermon series on the
existence of God, the inspiration of the Bible, and the deity of
Christ. When we lived in Charleston, Missouri (1986 - 1992), I wrote
a series of newspaper articles on the topics. I may be able to
retrieve those old sermons and newspaper articles from floppy disks.
Christian Evidences (Apologetics) Series
This is the introductory article
to my new Topic Section series on
Christian Evidences (Apologetics). I stand on the
shoulders of many fine scholars. In college, I sat at the feet of
scholars, who taught Christian Evidences. My library includes several
books – which I have read, written by scholarly authors – on the
subject. The purpose of this series is to encapsulate my lifelong
study on this topic into website articles.
My articles publish in chronological
order (on Website Archive). Articles on other topics will intermix,
chronologically, with articles on this topic. The Christian Evidences
(Apologetics) Topic Section will contain each article, as I publish
This series will be available, freely,
for readers to share with others. It could be utilized, freely, by
preacher training programs, to teach Christian Evidences to students.
My plan – Lord willing, over several
months – is to add articles to this topic section. Additional
articles will be on the following subjects, in order.
The ultimate question is: does God
exist? If God does not exist, then matter is all that exists. There
is no human soul. There is no life after death. I will affirm and
prove that God exists. I will use the following three arguments as
proof. Each argument, alone, verifies that God exists.
The moral argument: If absolute
moral law (morality) exists, then a Divine Lawgiver exists. Absolute
moral law (morality) exists. Therefore, a Divine Lawgiver, God,
The teleological argument: If
the creation (i.e., the universe, the earth, the human body, etc.)
indicates intelligent design, then an Intelligent Designer exists.
The creation indicates intelligent design. Therefore, an Intelligent
Designer, God, exists.
The cosmological argument: If
the universe is not eternal, then an Eternal First Cause has always
existed. The universe is not eternal. Therefore, an Eternal First
Cause, God, has always existed. A simpler form is: If something
exists, then something or Someone has always existed. Something
(i.e., the cosmos and all that is in it, including the earth, you,
and me) exists. Therefore, something or Someone, God, has always
is the nature of God?
Proving that God exists does not prove
the nature of God. What is the nature of God? What is God like?
Evidence from reason and nature will
affirm certain aspects of God's nature. The full answer to the
question, however, will include the answer to the next question.
the Bible the solely-inspired written word of God?
Many so-called inspired books exist.
Some of them predate the Bible (Old and/or New Testaments). How do we
know that the Bible is the solely-inspired word of God?
In contrast to other so-called inspired
books, I will affirm that the Bible is the solely-inspired word of
God. I will do so by arguments from the historical accuracy of the
Bible, the unity of the Bible (in theme, purpose, and doctrine), and
Proving that the Bible is the
solely-inspired word of God will confirm that all other so-called
inspired books are not inspired by God. I will not need to examine
all the so-called inspired books (e.g., the Koran, the Book of
Mormon, the many Hindu writings, etc.) – if the Bible is verified
to be the only book that God inspired. My library contains the Koran,
the Book of Mormon, and Hindu writings. I read them decades ago.
I will mention, briefly, how the canon
of scripture (66 books, 39 Old Testament, and 27 New Testament) is
verified. I plan to suggest website links that explore the art and
science of textual criticism – a subject that is separate from
Jesus the Son of God?
Once I have proved that God exists and
that the Bible is his solely-inspired, written word, then I will
affirm that Jesus, the Christ, is God – the eternal Word who became
flesh, dwelt among us, died as the atoning sacrifice, arose, and
ascended back to heaven – and that he is the only path to
The affirmation will prove that
Christianity (as opposed to other world religions) is the only
(exclusive) way to God and to salvation.
Yesterday – as I concluded
the introduction to this new Christian Evidences (Apologetics) Topic
Section – I had wondered if I should have just gone hiking!
I will have my
work cut out for me. Of course, I've spoken and written on this topic
before – in sermons, in newspaper articles, and in one-on-one
evangelism. I need to encapsulate my work in this website article
My work stands on
the shoulders of authors, educators, and speakers, who have
instructed me. Today, as I publish this introduction, many others
have written (books and website articles) on this vital topic. My
future articles on this topic, Lord willing, will reference several
of those sources.
Why do I undertake this significant
task? I have national and
international readers, who may need to read what, Lord willing, I
will continue to write. They may wish to share my writings with
others. Preacher training programs may wish to use my article series,
to teach Christian Evidences to students. I trust that I am sowing on
still just one poor beggar, who continues to try to help other poor
beggars find the Bread of Life. As the inspired apostle Paul wrote to
the Christians at Corinth: “Unlike
so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit” (2
Corinthians 2:17, NIV). All my articles are free – and they always
Phil Robertson, Jim Richardson, many
others, and I are trying to bring the Light to the blind. In his same
second letter to the Christians at Corinth, the apostle Paul also
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that
they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of
Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4, NIV)
Perhaps this article series – as I
continue it, over several months, by God's grace – will help
readers unblind themselves to the Light. Readers who already know and
see the Light may use these articles to help the blind, whom they
know, to see the Light.
You, dear reader, are still uniquely
you. I write as if we're talking one to one.