Category Archives: apologetics

ATHEISM, MORALITY AND REASON

PMW 2017-059 by Keaton Halley (Creation Ministries, Intl.)

C.O. from the US wrote to Creation Ministries, International:

[Gentry note: Postmillennialism entails a holistic worldview, in that all areas of life are to be overwhelmed by Christ’s kingdom as it grows to dominance in the world. Humanistic naturalism is contrary to Christian supernaturalism at every point. We need to understand the implications of our worldview in the debate over morality. The postmillennial hope will prevail over all opposition (2 Cor. 10:4-5). But God uses our labors to accomplish his end (cp. Gen. 50:20). This is an important and helpful article in the debate.]

Hello CMI team,

Thank you so much for your ministry. I have a quick question — is it *possible* in an atheistic worldview for morality, reliability of our mind, etc to exist, thus making our argument (as a Christian) on which makes the more sense? Because as I’ve researched, I often hear them saying that evolution could account for morality, reliability of our minds, etc. And though I think that Christianity provides a more plausible answer, I’m confused as to whether or not the naturalistic worldview can offer any explanation.
Can you help me understand this? Thank you!

In Christ,

C.O.

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POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (5b)

PMT 2017-050 by Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

Point 5 (continued):
Postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution.

Postmillennialism supports the argument for the Christian basis for science since postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution.

The founder of British empiricism and experimentation, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), concluded his famous book on experimental method, Novum Organum, by saying: Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (5a)

PMT 2017-049 by Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

Point 5:
Postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution.

Postmillennialism supports the argument for the Christian basis for science since postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution.

The influence of the postmillennial eschatology of the Puritan Revolution in England (1626-1660) on the Scientific Revolution requires some discussion of related issues of biblical hermeneutics and belief in a literal Adam and Eve. Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (4)

PMT 2017-048 By Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

Point 4:
Postmillennialism is the biblical anecdote to failed predictions of Christ’s Second Coming.

Postmillennialism, with a preterist view of the Great Tribulation, refutes the numerous failed predictions, which have undermined the credibility of the modern evangelical church, that Jesus is coming soon to rapture Christians out of the world. Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (3)

PMT 2017-047 by Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

Point 3:
Postmillennialism refutes the skeptics’ claim that Jesus broke His promise to return.

Postmillennialism, with a preterist view of the Great Tribulation, refutes the claim of skeptics that Jesus was a false prophet because He did not return to earth within a generation as He predicted and as His apostles expected. Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (2)

Point 2:
Postmillennialism validates the resurrection and the truth of Jesus’ messag
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Postmillennialism, with a preterist view of the Great Tribulation, points to empirical evidence still visible in our own day that a major prophecy by Jesus came true, which validates Jesus as a true prophet from God (Deut. 18:21-22), and that validates Jesus’ message, such as His statements about being God and about His resurrection.[1] (“Preterist” means “past” and means here that the Great Tribulation occurred in the past, namely the first century A.D.) Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (1)

PMT 2017-045 by Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

I propose five points where postmillennial eschatology shapes and supports Christian apologetics:

1. Postmillennialism means that we eventually persuade the world with our arguments.
2. Postmillennialism validates the resurrection and the truth of Jesus’ message.
3. Postmillennialism refutes the skeptics’ claim that Jesus broke His promise to return.
4. Postmillennialism is the biblical anecdote to failed predictions of Christ’s Second Coming.
5. Postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution. Continue reading