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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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If Your Kids Are Someday Shocked by the Claims of Skeptics, You Didn’t Do Your Job

In Apologetics, Apostocy, Christianity by sdapologetics

December 28, 2015 by Natasha Crain   Popular Christian rapper Jahaziel made the news this week when he released a statement renouncing his faith (you can read the full message here). As I read his statement, I was really struck by something…the utter predictability of every claim he made against Christianity. His deconversion statement reads like a play-by-play from the …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Billboards and Morality

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Billboards promoting atheism have been showing up all over Sioux Falls for the past few years. In the most recent run of billboards one of them was apparently vandalized. The gentleman that rented this billboard claims that what that person did was ‘wrong’ but from an atheistic worldview how can he justify that it was wrong? In this podcast we …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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DNA Information and Error Correction

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, ID, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Since the discovery of the DNA double helix it’s been all but impossible to rationally account for what we’ve been finding biologically from a purely naturalistic perspective. What might have been known scientifically in Darwin’s day has now been far surpassed in terms of biological complexity. I’m going to look at just two of the newest discoveries we’ve made in …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Darwinism Is Under Siege

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, ID, Science by Brian Johnson

I tell everyone that the best way to defeat evolution is to understand it. If you can look at the theory with an open mind you quickly see the many insurmountable problems with the idea. One of the questions I ask myself is “Why do these PhD scientists continue to ignore what modern science is showing us about Darwinian evolution?” …

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Darwin’s Finches: The Hype Continues

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwinian evolution is a theory that can best explain things if one focuses mostly on older scientific data. Keep in mind that Darwin didn’t have a degree in Biology, his degree was in Theology. This isn’t to say that he couldn’t have understood some of what he was observing but what he focused on was what we would call in …

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Sean McDowell Hill City Event

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Atheism, Celebrity, Christianity, Instructor, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Sean McDowell and his father Josh McDowell were in Hill City this past weekend doing a ‘Heroic Truth’ conference. What an amazing event! Sean McDowell was extremely gracious and managed to work me into his busy schedule. In this podcast we deal with some of the more front and center issues facing our country today and Sean gives us his …

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Steph Curry on God

In Celebrity, Christianity, Testimony, Uncategorized by sdapologetics

Stephen Curry just set a new NBA record by making 402 three pointers this year. If you’re not into sports or don’t have a basis from which to gauge this number I’ll just say that the next closest to him is……well……him. He broke his own record from the 2014-2015 season with ‘only’ 286 three pointers. What he accomplished this year …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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‘God of the Gaps’ and the Big Bang

In #All, Apologetics, Creation, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

If we don’t know how something happened naturally atheists are quick to reply that we shouldn’t just say ‘God-did-it’. We call this the ‘God of the Gaps’ argument. That is, we shouldn’t just insert ‘God’ where gaps of scientific knowledge exist. I agree with them on this, but are there times where we are fair to infer ‘God-did-it’? Is every gap in our scientific …

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Darwin’s Finches: The Hype Continues

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwinian evolution is a theory that can best explain things if one focuses mostly on older scientific data. Keep in mind that Darwin didn’t have a degree in Biology, his degree was in Theology. This isn’t to say that he couldn’t have understood some of what he was observing but what he focused on was what we would call in …

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Creation Podcast

In Apologetics, Creation, ID, Podcast, Science by sdapologetics

In this podcast I discuss the different ideas and worldviews surrounding science and the Bible. I lay the framework from which we will work from going forward with future scientific podcasts. Topics explained are Darwinian Evolution, Intelligent Design, and three different ideas behind Creation including theistic evolution, progressive creation, and young earth creation. You are free to copy and distribute …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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Dr. Frank Turek is coming to Sioux Falls, SD

In Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Curriculum, Instructor by sdapologetics

Here at South Dakota Apologetics we are excited to be writing about an upcoming visitor to our state who is a well-known and accomplished apologist, Dr. Frank Turek! The Church fellowship, Sioux Falls First, has scheduled to bring him in February Sunday the 21st through Tuesday the 23rd. He will be speaking at the Sunday services, as well as doing …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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You Won’t Think You Need Apologetics If…

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Law & Gospel by Justin Hornbaker

With apologetics in mind, I have three important points for you to consider if you are a Christian. I urge you to think carefully about my responses to the points below and your feedback is welcome. You won’t be convinced you need apologetics if… You believe faith is blind. You think doubt is good. You don’t speak the gospel regularly. …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Doesn’t religion create hypocrites and bad people?

In Apologetics, Hypocrites by sdapologetics

Here’s a common question/objection that we hear: “Doesn’t religion (or Christianity) make hypocrites and bad people?” Variations of this would include pointing out historical events such as the Crusades, people you know who say they are Christian who are mean or behave immorally, and people who think they are “holier than thou.” This is a very relevant question, because if the …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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DNA Information and Error Correction

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, ID, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Since the discovery of the DNA double helix it’s been all but impossible to rationally account for what we’ve been finding biologically from a purely naturalistic perspective. What might have been known scientifically in Darwin’s day has now been far surpassed in terms of biological complexity. I’m going to look at just two of the newest discoveries we’ve made in …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Darwinism Is Under Siege

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, ID, Science by Brian Johnson

I tell everyone that the best way to defeat evolution is to understand it. If you can look at the theory with an open mind you quickly see the many insurmountable problems with the idea. One of the questions I ask myself is “Why do these PhD scientists continue to ignore what modern science is showing us about Darwinian evolution?” …

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Sean McDowell Hill City Event

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Atheism, Celebrity, Christianity, Instructor, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Sean McDowell and his father Josh McDowell were in Hill City this past weekend doing a ‘Heroic Truth’ conference. What an amazing event! Sean McDowell was extremely gracious and managed to work me into his busy schedule. In this podcast we deal with some of the more front and center issues facing our country today and Sean gives us his …

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Dr. Frank Turek is coming to Sioux Falls, SD

In Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Curriculum, Instructor by sdapologetics

Here at South Dakota Apologetics we are excited to be writing about an upcoming visitor to our state who is a well-known and accomplished apologist, Dr. Frank Turek! The Church fellowship, Sioux Falls First, has scheduled to bring him in February Sunday the 21st through Tuesday the 23rd. He will be speaking at the Sunday services, as well as doing …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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God’s Not Dead 2 Review

In Apologetics, Christianity, Myth, Podcast, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

In this podcast Brian Johnson and Justin Hornbaker give a brief review of the movie God’s Not Dead 2. They highlight the apologetic content previewed in the movie, talk about the objection of stereotypes often brought up by critics, and discuss what worked for the movie without giving away any spoilers. Send us any questions or objections you have, whether it …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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You Won’t Think You Need Apologetics If…

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Law & Gospel by Justin Hornbaker

With apologetics in mind, I have three important points for you to consider if you are a Christian. I urge you to think carefully about my responses to the points below and your feedback is welcome. You won’t be convinced you need apologetics if… You believe faith is blind. You think doubt is good. You don’t speak the gospel regularly. …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Round Table Discussion on House Bills, Gender Issues & the Bible Part 1

In Apologetics, Christianity, Law & Gospel, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Podcast by sdapologetics

This is part one of a two part podcast on the transgender bill 1008. The SD Apologetics team has a round table discussion on our initial reactions, what we can learn from this, and what we as Christians can do going forward concerning this sensitive topic. You are free to copy and distribute the audio as long as it is not …

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Obergefell v. Hodges

In Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige by sdapologetics

The following testimonial and article were written by Zach Pugh who takes care of our Vermillion Apologetics Facebook page. He has only been a Christian for a couple of years and has a real fire for apologetics. I hope what he has written below will inspire more people in South Dakota to write on different apologetic topics. Zach is an …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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How Life After Death Fundamentally Effects Answers

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Atheism, Christianity, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism by Justin Hornbaker

When a conversation arises on important worldview issues we tend to default to the perspective of the particular worldview that is socially accepted. Since Darwinism and Big Bang cosmology are taught with no competing worldview in the schools, it has become the default many fall back on. Even if you are not an atheist you may end up assuming either …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Billboards and Morality

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Billboards promoting atheism have been showing up all over Sioux Falls for the past few years. In the most recent run of billboards one of them was apparently vandalized. The gentleman that rented this billboard claims that what that person did was ‘wrong’ but from an atheistic worldview how can he justify that it was wrong? In this podcast we …

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Sean McDowell Hill City Event

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Atheism, Celebrity, Christianity, Instructor, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Sean McDowell and his father Josh McDowell were in Hill City this past weekend doing a ‘Heroic Truth’ conference. What an amazing event! Sean McDowell was extremely gracious and managed to work me into his busy schedule. In this podcast we deal with some of the more front and center issues facing our country today and Sean gives us his …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Billboards and Morality

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Billboards promoting atheism have been showing up all over Sioux Falls for the past few years. In the most recent run of billboards one of them was apparently vandalized. The gentleman that rented this billboard claims that what that person did was ‘wrong’ but from an atheistic worldview how can he justify that it was wrong? In this podcast we …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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God’s Not Dead 2 Review

In Apologetics, Christianity, Myth, Podcast, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

In this podcast Brian Johnson and Justin Hornbaker give a brief review of the movie God’s Not Dead 2. They highlight the apologetic content previewed in the movie, talk about the objection of stereotypes often brought up by critics, and discuss what worked for the movie without giving away any spoilers. Send us any questions or objections you have, whether it …

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Was Jesus A Myth?

In Apologetics, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Myth, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

I’ve heard it asked more than once; it’s the question “Did Jesus really exist?” This question gets more press today than it ever has. Much of the controversy over this lies in the ease of information… and misinformation, thanks to the internet. These days, anybody can write a blog, an article, or a book (digitally), and see that material get …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Billboards and Morality

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Billboards promoting atheism have been showing up all over Sioux Falls for the past few years. In the most recent run of billboards one of them was apparently vandalized. The gentleman that rented this billboard claims that what that person did was ‘wrong’ but from an atheistic worldview how can he justify that it was wrong? In this podcast we …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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DNA Information and Error Correction

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, ID, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Since the discovery of the DNA double helix it’s been all but impossible to rationally account for what we’ve been finding biologically from a purely naturalistic perspective. What might have been known scientifically in Darwin’s day has now been far surpassed in terms of biological complexity. I’m going to look at just two of the newest discoveries we’ve made in …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Obergefell v. Hodges

In Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige by sdapologetics

The following testimonial and article were written by Zach Pugh who takes care of our Vermillion Apologetics Facebook page. He has only been a Christian for a couple of years and has a real fire for apologetics. I hope what he has written below will inspire more people in South Dakota to write on different apologetic topics. Zach is an …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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DNA Information and Error Correction

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, ID, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Since the discovery of the DNA double helix it’s been all but impossible to rationally account for what we’ve been finding biologically from a purely naturalistic perspective. What might have been known scientifically in Darwin’s day has now been far surpassed in terms of biological complexity. I’m going to look at just two of the newest discoveries we’ve made in …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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Steph Curry on God

In Celebrity, Christianity, Testimony, Uncategorized by sdapologetics

Stephen Curry just set a new NBA record by making 402 three pointers this year. If you’re not into sports or don’t have a basis from which to gauge this number I’ll just say that the next closest to him is……well……him. He broke his own record from the 2014-2015 season with ‘only’ 286 three pointers. What he accomplished this year …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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God’s Not Dead 2 Review

In Apologetics, Christianity, Myth, Podcast, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

In this podcast Brian Johnson and Justin Hornbaker give a brief review of the movie God’s Not Dead 2. They highlight the apologetic content previewed in the movie, talk about the objection of stereotypes often brought up by critics, and discuss what worked for the movie without giving away any spoilers. Send us any questions or objections you have, whether it …

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Easter Podcast: Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

In Apologetics, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

As we look upon the cross and Christ’s crucifixion the question we ask in this podcast is “Why did Jesus have to die”? God, with all of his power, could have simply chose to save us in many different ways but he chose to send his Son. Why? What was the purpose? Was It really necessary to save us from our sins? Our …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Steph Curry on God

In Celebrity, Christianity, Testimony, Uncategorized by sdapologetics

Stephen Curry just set a new NBA record by making 402 three pointers this year. If you’re not into sports or don’t have a basis from which to gauge this number I’ll just say that the next closest to him is……well……him. He broke his own record from the 2014-2015 season with ‘only’ 286 three pointers. What he accomplished this year …

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