Classical Argumentation “Within the Context of Christian Doctrine”?

Many presuppositionalists would agree that the theistic proofs as historically articulated by the classical Christian theists are just fine so long as they are used “within the context of the entire system of doctrine revealed by God in the Scriptures.”[1] But what does this mean? How does, for example my presentation of the cosmological argument differ […]

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Van Til’s “True Knowledge” & Classical Apologetics

The conscience of this position is that here too we meet with the same basic alternative between Christian and non-Christian methodology. As Christians we hold it to be impossible to interpret any fact without a basic falsification unless it be regarded in its relation to God the Creator and to Christ the Redeemer. On the […]

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What’s So Wrong With Classical Apologetics?

Excerpt from Van Til’s Apologetic, by Greg Bahnsen: Yet we must recognize the truth contained in the contention that there is a general consciousness of man. We can do this first of all by recognizing that there once was such a consciousness. We must go back to the Adamic consciousness as being the fundamentally human consciousness. We […]

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Presupp and Classical: What’s the Difference?

In the recent debate between apologetic methodology, it is important to maintain the distinctions between the two most prominent methods: presuppositionalism and classicalism. The recent, and convoluted, debate between proponents of either side, has left some in the dark as far as it concerns pin-pointing differences. In this article, I want to outline some of […]

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The Church––Tallest and Most Spectacular of All Ivory Towers

Your neck is like a tower of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon By the gate of Bath-rabbim; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, Which faces toward Damascus. –– Song of Solomon 7:4 –– In terms of the spread of the Gospel, there is no top-down/bottom-top order. True, historically, the socially […]

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