I listened to Dr. James White speak about Jehovah’s Witnesses (part 1, part 2). He talked about four great verses that undeniably speak to the divinity of Jesus Christ and how the New World Translation mangles these verses to conform to the Watchtower’s heretical views. I’ll list the verses below and let you follow the link above if you’re interested in Dr. White’s explanation. (more…)
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Posted by c. shaw on December 18, 2012
From the article that Bob Costas referenced last night on Sunday Night Football:
We’ve come to accept our insanity. We’d prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it…the right to bear arms doesn’t protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tanks and nuclear weapons. (more…)
Posted by c. shaw on December 3, 2012
No one likes to work on a holiday. Especially when that holiday is a Thanksgiving or Christmas. Those two holidays are traditionally reserved for time spent with family and friends. So when many retail outlets such as Walmart and Target announced that they will be at least partially open on Thanksgiving Day, some were naturally upset since the decision to do business on a holiday means employees have to come in and work on a culturally sacred holiday instead of being at home with loved ones. While I certainly have empathy for those who have to work on a holiday (I’ve missed a few myself during my six-years in the Army), lets not forget that there are a lot of people who would probably enjoy an opportunity to work on a holiday right now: (more…)
Posted by c. shaw on November 21, 2012
Christian philosopher Scott Rae suggests the following argument concerning abortion:
- God attributes the same characteristics to the unborn as to an adult person.
- Therefore God considers the unborn a person.
- Abortion is killing an innocent person.
- Killing innocent persons violates the fifth commandment (Exodus 20:13).
Some characteristics God attributes to the unborn: (more…)
Posted by c. shaw on October 19, 2012
If you find the title of the article a bit odd, it is a response to (and somewhat a parody of) an article posted by CovenantEyes blogger, Jessica Harris. In it, she mercilessly beats down several strawman arguments with the ferocity of an NFL linebacker. Her article is entitled, “Five Reasons Purity Rings an Pledges Don’t Work.” To demonstrate the absurdity of her criticisms of a program that has helped countless teens uphold the biblical mandate of sexual purity, I have substituted the concepts of the purity ring and purity pledge with the marriage ring and wedding vows. (more…)
Posted by c. shaw on September 15, 2012
In a comprehensive article about the deity of Christ, noted scholars F.F. Bruce and W.J. Martin pointed out some of the many titles that Jesus Christ uniquely shares with YHWH:
- “First and Last”
- The “I AM”
- Author of Eternal Words
- Forgiver of Sins
- Savior/Author of Salvation
- Co-Partner of Divine Glory
The PDF article can be found here.
Posted by c. shaw on September 10, 2012
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy recently expressed his personal belief that a marriage is defined by God as a union between a man and a woman. Consequently, liberals across the country feigned outrage over Mr. Cathy’s beliefs and threatened boycotts nationwide. Today’s Tweet of the Day points out a striking similarity between the CEO’s belief concerning marriage and that of President Obama.
Posted by c. shaw on August 1, 2012
Most everyone knows about the Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare” that took place yesterday. The Twitter world lit up with the breaking news that the high court found the controversial legislation constitutional–Chief Justice Roberts breaking from his usual conservative position to vote with the court’s liberal wing.
With that said, here is the Tweet of the Day:
Posted by c. shaw on June 29, 2012
The early church recognized the “stamp of divine inspiration” early on. The main attributes that caused these early church leaders to recognize the writings to be divine and, therefore, necessary for inclusion into the canon were apostolicity, orthodoxy, antiquity, and ecclesiastical usage. (more…)
Posted by c. shaw on June 28, 2012
The underdog status of David is often overstated. We all know about the seven to nine foot-tall Goliath that he faced. But have you ever really considered what a stud David was? He may have been just a teenager at the time, but he was proficient with the sling. Not the child’s slingshot that most people think of. The sling of ancient times was a weapon of war, used alongside archers with their bows and arrows. An expert with a sling could hurl rocks up to 150 MPH. David was an expert and, as a shepherd, often defended his sheep from fierce predators. Does the following account sound like a wimpy little boy? (more…)
Posted by c. shaw on June 26, 2012