Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dr. Ron Rhodes

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Talk given in March of 2010 at the Capstone Conference held at Calvary Chapel Salt Lake City. See Ron's ministry at:


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Dr. Ravi Zacharias Speaks at Mormon Tabernacle

Letter from Ravi Regarding The Mormon Tabernacle Event

Many have asked how the invitation to the Mormon Tabernacle came about. Ten years ago, I was invited by the philosophy department at Brigham Young University to deliver a series of lectures on atheism and theism, a comparative study. At that time I also presented a defense of the Christian faith. Much has transpired in the intervening years as evangelical Christian scholars and Mormon scholars have held discussions on their differing faiths. Sometime ago, a group of about 150 churches and academic institutions under the leadership of Greg Johnson of Standing Together invited me to speak in defense of the Christian faith at a series of open forums on university campuses in Utah. Greg then suggested that perhaps the LDS church would open the Tabernacle for a major presentation by an evangelical Christian.

With that in mind, Greg and Bob Millet (from the faculty of Brigham Young University) approached the First Presidency with the idea and to everyone’s surprise, they graciously agreed to extend an invitation to me. Greg and Bob came to my office in Atlanta to discuss with me what this meant and how we should go about this. Needless to say, I had a lot of questions on the “why” of such an invitation. What it boiled down to was that they were interested in hearing from an evangelical Christian about what lay at the heart of our faith. I asked for two personal conditions. One, that I be given the privilege of selecting the subject and two, that I bring someone to provide the music. They gladly granted both. But even after that I hesitated till several key evangelical leaders and professors from across the country wrote and urged me to accept the invitation to speak at the Tabernacle. After much prayer and reflection, I did. I selected the subject: The Exclusivity and Sufficiency of Jesus Christ. I asked Michael Card if he would come and provide the music.

November 14th was the historic moment. The last time an evangelical Christian had spoken there was in 1899 when D.L. Moody spoke. I have to say the entire weekend was one remarkable event after another. I had a personal meeting with the First Presidency. I did open forums at Weber State University and at the University of Utah. The climactic meeting at the Mormon Tabernacle was packed with an overflowing crowd. What a night it was!

From all over the world I have received numerous messages of encouragement and appreciation. Anyone who hears the tape will know the clarity of the message presented. Only the Lord gave such enablement.

To the critics who objected to my being there, I say that all my life as an apologist I have spoken across wide chasms of thought and virtually to every major religious group, sometimes at the risk of threats and violence. Differences ought not to keep us from carrying the truth to everyone. Must we not graciously build one step at a time in communicating our faith with clarity and conviction? Is it really necessary at the early stages of such openness to “dump the whole truckload of goods,” rather than first gaining a hearing and respect? I have no doubts about the differences between the LDS faith and the historic Christian faith, differences that are deep and foundational in terms of authority. But the proclamation of the living Christ can break down hearts all over the world that we might see ourselves as He sees us and call upon Him and no one else for our salvation. Must not our methods be in keeping with our message? There are numerous instances in Scripture where Jesus went to those of a contrary view and with grace, sowed one small seed at a time. I must also add that the courtesy and graciousness extended to me by every Mormon leader or professor that I came into contact with cannot be gainsaid. My earnest prayer is that the Lord was honored in what happened and that the opportunities that come from this event will multiply. There is no other name given under heaven whereby we may be saved. How we communicate that name is equally important as the message itself if we are to be persuaders of men and women under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

As you hear the message presented, I pray you will hear the sound of the seed being sown. Only Heaven will reveal the fruit that has resulted.

Ravi Zacharias

Dr. Stuart McAllister

Is Faith Reasonable?
Stuart McAllister
Georgia Institute of Technology
19 February 2008
International speaker and Christian author Stuart McAllister discusses the topics of culture, relativism, truth, post-modernism, and morality. Participants were be invited to join in discussion and a Q&A session afterwards.

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Rationality of Belief in God
Peter Kreeft
Iowa State University
20 February 2010

Intelligent Design Podcast

This episode of ID the Future features part one of Casey Luskin's interview with atheist philosopher of physics Bradley Monton, author of Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design. Prof. Monton has a unique perspective of the debate over intelligent design as an atheist who is trying to elevate the debate.

August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Chalcedon Creed

We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach people to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood;
truly God and truly man, of a reasonable [rational] soul and body;
consubstantial [co-essential] with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood;
in all things like unto us, without sin;
begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood;
one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably;
the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ;
as the prophets from the beginning [have declared] concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Intelligent Design Podcast

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin examines how, contrary to the stereotype, it's actually the supporters of evolution who encourage violations of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. This podcast is excerpted from a law review article published in Liberty University Law Review. The article, "Zeal for Darwin's House Consumes Them: How Supporters of Evolution Encourage Violations of the Establishment Clause," is available here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Does Science Eliminate Religion?

Science and Religion
William Lane Craig, Alvin Plantinga, Richard Gale Ph.D., Quentin Smith
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
30 January 2004

Drs. Alvin Plantinga and Richard Gale

The Existence of Evil and the Problem of God from The Veritas Forum on Vimeo.

A conversation with Drs. Alvin Plantinga and Richard Gale on the topic “The Existence of Evil and the Problem of God.” This conversation is followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Aquinas Lecture by Elenore Stump, Ph.D.

The 2009 Aquinas Lecture, Desires of the Heart: Finding True Fulfillment, will be delivered January 25, 2009, by the internationally renowned Thomist, Elenore Stump, Ph.D.

When the Psalmist says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4), we are reminded that our heartsore longing and loss not only undermine our flourishing, but also frustrate our deepest heart desires. In this lecture, Dr. Stump will discuss this distinctive feature of suffering, along with our need as seekers of true fulfillment to address the desires of our heart as part of the problem of evil.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Does God Exist?

Dr Peter Kreeft of Boston College and Dr Keith Korcz of the UL Philosophy department debate on the existence of God.

Dr. Peter Kreeft : "Seeking and Responding to Truth"

Peter J. Kreeft, Ph.D., spoke on "Seeking and Responding to Truth" in January 2010 as part of AQ's annual St. Thomas Aquinas Week festivities. Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College, and is the author of over 55 books.

What Christians Believe: Dr. Peter Kreeft

First Aired: 12/15/2003
59 minutes

Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, addresses "What Christians Believe," Book II of "Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis, which Kreeft calls "Lewis's most powerful book."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?

Mary Jo Sharp of "Confident Christianity" debates Ehteshaam Gulam of "Answering Christian Claims" on one of the central areas of disagreement between Christians and Muslims: Jesus death by crucifixion.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Are All Religions Created Equal?

Are all Religions Created Equal?

Doug Groothius
Colorado University
1 January 1996

Dr. Ben Witherington

Breaking the DaVinci Code: The Question of Jesus and Historical Truth from The Veritas Forum on Vimeo.

Breaking the DaVinci Code: The Question of Jesus and Historical Truth

Ben Witherington
Ohio State University
30 April 2005

Dr. Ron Rhodes

Dr. Ron Rhodes- "Where Is The Discernment" from Calvary Santa Fe on Vimeo.

Bible vs Book of Mormon

Order the DVD at www.Sourceflix.com.

The Book of Mormon claims to be "a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible." Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical, and reliable rules of faith--the very word of God.

These claims have historically been taken on faith. But is there any evidence to support them one way or the other? Is it even possible to "test" a rule of faith? More to the point, is there any basis for placing one's faith in the Bible or the Book of Mormon?

It's an important question. It's an eternal question. This presentation puts the Bible and the Book of Mormon to the same tests. History, archaeology, textual criticism, and other disciplines combine to shed light on what is true...and what is false.

Truth never fears investigation. Faith need not--and should not--be blind. Discover for yourself which of these books is worthy of being called "scripture" and which is worth of your trust.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Signature In The Cell

Over the course of a year, Stephen C. Meyer's Signature in the Cell has made a powerful impact for intelligent design, reaching a wide audience with its cutting-edge science. Visit http://www.signatureinthecell.com for more information.

Athanasian Creed

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholic Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person of the Father; another of the Son; and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the Glory equal, the Majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is; such is the Son; and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father uncreated; the Son uncreated; and the Holy Ghost uncreated. The Father unlimited; the Son unlimited; and the Holy Ghost unlimited. The Father eternal; the Son eternal; and the Holy Ghost eternal. And yet they are not three eternals; but one eternal. As also there are not three uncreated; nor three infinites, but one uncreated; and one infinite.

So likewise the Father is Almighty; the Son Almighty; and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not three Almighties; but one Almighty. So the Father is God; the Son is God; and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not three Gods; but one God. So likewise the Father is Lord; the Son Lord; and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not three Lords; but one Lord. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity; to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord; So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion; to say, There are three Gods, or three Lords.

The Father is made of none; neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone; not made, nor created; but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son; neither made, nor created, nor begotten; but proceeding. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is before, or after another; none is greater, or less than another. But the whole three Persons are coeternal, and coequal. So that in all things, as aforesaid; the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity, is to be worshipped. He therefore that will be saved, let him thus think of the Trinity.

Furthermore it is necessary to everlasting salvation; that he also believe faithfully the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the right Faith is, that we believe and confess; that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man; God, of the Essence of the Father; begotten before the worlds; and Man, of the Essence of his Mother, born in the world. Perfect God; and perfect Man, of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting.

Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead; and inferior to the Father as touching his Manhood. Who although he is God and Man; yet he is not two, but one Christ. One; not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh; but by assumption of the Manhood into God. One altogether; not by confusion of Essence; but by unity of Person. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man; so God and Man is one Christ; Who suffered for our salvation; descended into hell; rose again the third day from the dead. He ascended into heaven, he sitteth on the right hand of the God the Father Almighty, from whence he will come to judge the quick and the dead. At whose coming all men will rise again with their bodies; And shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire. This is the Catholic Faith; which except a man believe truly and firmly, he cannot be saved.

Charles Darwin and God

In this episode from KTEH's Uncommon Knowledge series, Dr. Genie Scott debates creationist Dr. William Dembski and Dr. Robert Russell, from the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Air date: 12/7/2001

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Two Natures of Christ

When people ask questions about Jesus, for instance like the JW's, we must make sure we parse the question. For instance, if Jesus was God, then why did He did not know the hour of His own coming {Matt. 24:35-36}? This and other questions of this type are answered actually very easily and when you understand this concept MUCH confusion disappears!

In John 1:1 we are told: "In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word WAS GOD" and then in John 1:14 we read: "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us".

Jesus has 2 natures: one is fully Human, the other fully Divine. Many think that Jesus stopped being God when He came to earth, but this is false. Instead of "subtraction", think of it as "addition " Jesus ADDED a human nature to Himself. In fact we are told in

Philippians 2:6-8 "who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 2:7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.

The Greek word here for "emptied" means that Christ laid aside His divine attributes and chose not to use them at certain times; however, there are times when He does use them. For instance, in Matthew 12:25 we read: "And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand." This is a example of Jesus demonstrating His omniscience {All- Knowing }. Another example is when Jesus is in the boat with the disciples. We read in Mark 4:38-40: "But Jesus was in the back of the boat, asleep on a cushion. So they woke him up and asked him, "Teacher, don't you care that we're going to die?" v-39--And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. -v--41--They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"

This is a great example of Jesus being omnipotent by calming the wind and the waves, yet He is in the boat sleeping. We know that God doesn't sleep, and man can not control nature, so what we see is Christ's dual natures.

This is how you answer the question: did Jesus know all things? In His human nature "no", but in His divine nature "YES"! Consider the following when you are asked a question about Jesus.




Knowledge is INFINITE

Necessary Being


Simple Being {Not composed of parts}





Knowledge IS finite

Limited Power

Composed Being


This hopefully will help clear up much of the confusion. Let us sit in awe and wonder of our amazing and great God as it was Him and Him ALONE who sacrificed His Son, the Second Person of the Trinity so that we may live!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Does Darwin Matter Debate

Featuring the author, Michael Shermer, Director, Skeptics Society; With comments by Jonathan Wells, Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute. Debates over evolution range from Pennsylvania to Kansas to the University of California. Michael Shermer, a former evangelical Christian and creationist, argues that "intelligent design" theory appeals to a human predisposition to look for a designer behind life's complexity. But in fact the theory of natural selection is supported by the scientific evidence and is the foundation on which modern biology rests. Conservatives and Christians should accept evolution because it explains family values, social harmony, human nature, and the origins of morality. Jonathan Wells, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, disagrees with Shermer

Dr. Philip Johnson

UC Berkeley's Professor Johnson offers his unique insight into the philosophical basis of modern Darwinian theory and the problems he finds with it. Series: Focus on Origins [2/2002]

Mike Behe vs Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss and Michael Behe debate intelligent design creationism and Darwin's Black Box.

This interview took place in 2005

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Universe: The Outer Planets

New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of hydrogen, helium and methane. Scientists speculate that the planet was knocked on its side after colliding with another body. Neptune's largest moon, Triton, is cold and barren, but some scientists speculate that liquid water might exist under Triton's icy surface. If this is proven true, Triton could be the home to one of the biggest discoveries of all time. Cold and inhospitable, Pluto completes one orbit around the solar system every 248 years. Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to bring the universe down to earth.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Expelled: No intelligence allowed!

Academic freedom is being suppressed, says Ben Stein. He contends that professors from around the United States are being fired from their jobs for promoting, or even exploring the possibility of, intelligent design as an alternative to Darwinism. Stein interviews the expelled academics and other supporters of intelligent design. He also interviews the scientists in the mainstream, who support Darwinism.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

JP Holding

J.P. Holding exposes the many problems in Bill Mahers movie "religulous" and shows why the views expressed in his movie are refuted by sound arguments!

Atheist Christopher Hitchens

I would ask my friends to pray for Hitchens, I would love to see him in the throne room of heaven someday worshiping the Saviour with me

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dr. John Lennox

Atheism and morality from CPX on Vimeo.

Must one believe in God to be a moral person?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Is Jesus Lord?

Dr. Phil Fernandes vs Dr. Robert Price

Dr. Phil Fernandes is president of the Biblical Defense Institute and author of "The God Who Sits Enthroned--Evidence for God's Existence," "No Other Gods--A Defense of Biblical Christianity," and "God, Government, & the Road to Tyranny--A Christian View of Government & Morality."

Dr. Bob Price is the author of numerous books on Christianity and fundamentalism including "The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man," "Deconstructing Jesus," and the forthcoming "A Crock of Christ," a refutation of Lee Strobel.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Is Abortion Morally Justifiable in a Free Society?


Dr. Peter Kreeft a Catholic apologist and philosopher debates Mr. David Boonin who is associate professor of philosophy at UC- Boulder

Monday, August 2, 2010