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LIVE from The Apologetics event of the Century!

Posted by truthtalklive on November 7, 2008

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Today we take Truth Talk Live on the road. Stu will be broadcasting LIVE from Charlotte, NC where The National Apologetics Conference is underway. This event is presented by Southern Evangelical Seminary. Join us LIVE today from 5-6 PM (EST) for TruthTalk Live! As always thanks for listening and we look foward to your comments!!!

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5 Responses to “LIVE from The Apologetics event of the Century!”

  1. Paul said

    I would love to have gone to that conference,but couldn’t get the time off from work. what a bummer.

  2. Ed said

    here here. Plus I travel with dog and cat. Not good in motels.

  3. Paul said

    Apostasy is rampant within the evangelical church today.

    The use of the word “evangelical” in this article simply refers to those who would say that the Bible is their authority in all matters of faith and practice.

    “Apostasy” consists of those teachings and practices that are contrary to the Word of God yet seduce and deceive both professing Christians and true believers. “Biblical apostasy” is a falling away that will result in a false Christianity under the control of the Antichrist: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away…”(2 Thessalonians 2:3).

    Although the culmination of the Apostasy takes place after the Rapture of the church, various aspects of this apostate religion have and will continue to ensnare many believers throughout its development.

    image At a certain point in the future, there will be a total rejection of biblical Christianity, succeeded by the religion of the Antichrist; it will maintain a veneer of Christianity that will prove acceptable to all religions. This perversion of Christianity doesn’t just suddenly happen once the Antichrist appears. The deception process began long ago in the Garden of Eden with Satan’s seduction of Eve, and it is becoming more and more of a corrupting influence within Christianity as the time of the appearing of the false messiah, whom the entire world will worship (Revelation 13) draws near.

    Satan began his dialogue with Eve by planting seeds of doubt regarding what God had commanded: “Yea, hath God said…?” (Genesis 3:1). This opening line of the Adversary has been the basis ever since for his principal strategy in inducing rebellion against God. Its implications impugning the character of God and sanctioning the rationalizations of man seem endless: Why would God keep something good from you?; Is He really in charge?; Does He make the rules?; You misunderstood His commands; There are no absolutes; You need to consider what He says from your own perspective, and so forth. Eve, although reiterating God’s command for the most part, adds her own erroneous thought to what God actually said: “…neither shall ye touch it” (3:3).

    This is what happens when dialogues take place regarding absolutes: the truth is either added to or subtracted from. Tragically, many Christians see nothing wrong with rewriting God’s Word. They are perfectly content with Bible versions that have done exactly that.

    In response to Eve, Satan blatantly rejects God’s warning that death would result from sin: “You will not surely die.” Making God out to be a liar or dismissing Him altogether has always been Satan’s game. The Serpent then convinces Eve that obeying God’s command would rob her of enlightenment, godhood, and knowledge-and thus severely limit her potential: “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (3:5).

    Variations of these basic lies from the one who was a liar from the beginning (John 8:44) have successfully deceived humanity throughout history. “Yea, hath God said…?” (Satan’s direct attack upon God’s Word) has even led both professing and true Christians into the Apostasy.

    Questioning or rejecting what God has said in the Scriptures is at the heart of instigating religious rebellion.

    The reasons should be obvious:

    * If the Bible cannot be trusted as God’s specific communication to mankind, then we are left with nothing more than man’s opinions and guesses about God and what He desires.
    * Finite humanity’s speculations about its infinite Creator are not only terribly erroneous-they are evil, because they are generated by man’s sinful, self-serving nature.
    * Even a true believer could be led into darkness without the light and lamp of God’s Word (Psalm 119:105).

    Although the Bible has been under various attacks for centuries, the latest “Yea, hath God said…?” strategy may be the Serpent of Old’s most deadly. The process involves weaning evangelical Christians away from the knowledge of, an understanding of, and a dependence upon the Word of God. The objective is to produce biblically shallow Christians who are functionally illiterate regarding what the Bible teaches, and who therefore have no accurate basis for, or interest in, discerning biblical truth from error. By “functionally illiterate” I mean that such evangelicals know how to read, and they have Bibles (of some sort), but they rarely read them, preferring to get their biblical content from some other source.
    Conditioned by a subversive weaning process, these biblically shallow Christians have little or no concern about doctrine. They major in the experiential, with their feelings almost exclusively determining what they believe. The Apostle Paul, speaking prophetically of the Last Days, seemed to have these specifically in mind:

    “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3,4).

    Sensual “lusts” of the flesh and imagination are implied here.

    A couple of decades ago, the extreme Charismatics and Pentecostals would have been the obvious reference point regarding Paul’s warning, given their obsession with healing, prosperity, and a spirituality energized by seeking after signs and wonders. Today, experiential Christianity has extended far beyond the bounds of what was considered a fringe evangelical element. It now pervades the entire church, including those denominations and movements once known for their conservative doctrinal views and biblical adherence. They have vigorously blocked the lying signs and wonders seduction at their front doors while opening wide their side entrances and youth rooms to the purveyors of the experiential in less obvious yet equally disastrous forms.

  4. jAsOn said

    Historically, “evangelical” has always meant, those who affirm justification by grace through faith.

  5. abc's said

    Paul

    “If the Bible cannot be trusted as God’s specific communication to mankind, then we are left with nothing more than man’s opinions and guesses about God and what He desires.”

    I’m pretty sure that’s the way things have always been on Earth.

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