Category Archives: Apologetics

Principles and Policies Podcast for 4/1/2013- Presuppositions And Rhetorical Faceplants

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Monday April 1, 2013. Barry Sheeta and Chuck Michaelis analyze an interview with the managing Editor of CNSNews Terrence Jeffrey  and a Rev. Oliver White conducted by Sean Hannity on the subject of homosexual marriage from a presuppositional apologetics standpoint. We find plenty of error to go around but find that Rev. White is VERY theologically confused.

Article link- http://www.cnsnews.com/video/national/rev-gay-marriage-today-jesus-would-be-inclined-say-you-know-i-didnt-know-it-all

Principles and Policies Podcast for 3/30/2013- Defining Personhood

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday March 30, 2013. Chuck Michaelis hosts a program taught by Dr. Charles Rice at Camp American in which he demonstrates how to make a case for the personhood of the unborn from the moment of conception. This is an exceptional presentation of the case for personhood.

Principles and Policies Podcast for 3/29/2013- The Rotten Fruit Of A Comprehensive Anti-Biblical Worldview

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Friday March 29, 2013. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis do a worldview analysis of the economic and social costs of implementing Obamacare and ignoring God’s plan for sexuality. Naturally, we’ll be called “insane” or “bigoted” or some other name for pointing out the obvious. Some of these name-callers will be in the Church.

Article links- http://www.washingtonguardian.com/study-health-overhaul-raise-claims-cost-32-pct-1

 

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Principles and Policies Podcast for 3/16/2013- Marriage and Law

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday March 16, 2013. This is a recent class at Camp American taught by Pastor David Whitney of the Institute On The Constitution. The subject is the basis of American law and the “canary in the coalmine” status of marriage as an indicator of the health of any society.

Article link- http://www.campamerican.com/?wpsc-product=the-10-commandments-as-the-basis-of-law

Principles and Policies Podcast for 2/13/2013- Why You Should Train Your Children In Christian Leadership and Worldview

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Wednesday February 13, 2013. Chuck Michaelis interviews Noelle Dielman, the program director of Camp American, about training America’s future leaders. She answers the question- “why should we train our children in Christian leadership?”

Article links- http://www.campamerican.com

No Fear of God In The Land

Friday December 14 will be remembered as one of the most horrific days in recent American history as one young man murdered twenty of the most innocent defenseless among us along with seven other adults.  Since that event I have read a number of analyses of the killings in Connecticut on Friday.  Some of them are good seeing the events as pure evil while others are way off base blaming circumstances.  (One of the better Christian responses using cultural data is the article by Michael Craven below.  Few others support the Christian world view with the type of data Craven uses). As most of you know I believe that the biggest cause of these horrific atrocities is the one I shared from the pulpit yesterday: There is no longer a fear of God in the land.  This is why suicide and murder occur so frequently.  No one believes anymore that upon death they will be accountable for their actions.  There is no respect for God and His Law.

Matthew 10:28 reads, “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul, but fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.”  The fear of God restrains evil and without that fear then evil runs rampant. Murder and killing are not condemned as they should be thus creating a culture of violence.  When one destroys another human being created in the image of God, they are attacking a valuable intrinsically worthy being. Just as fear of the death penalty decreases murder, so should fear of Hell deter evil actions.  Without the fear of meeting a Holy, Righteous God who holds humans accountable for their actions then people are “free” to do the evil desires of their hearts. It is this lack of fear of God and His Law that has brought about the abortion culture of death.  God will bring about vengeance upon evil. Little did the young man who killed the children in Connecticut realize that the moment after he put the gun to his own head that he would find himself summoned before a Holy God who cannot look upon evil and find himself condemned for an eternity in Hell.  Like most in modern America he did not realize that God is “a consuming fire” and that he will not be mocked by self-righteous arrogant human beings.

In 2001 after the slayings of thousands of  Americans I  was publicly quoted as saying, I was afraid that God was withdrawing His protective hand over America because of its sin.  We have become too comfortable with violence, death and murder as explified by acceptance of increase of murders in our cities, indiscriminate bombing of children and the violent slaughter of unborn babies.  Restrictions on semi-automatic weapons or guards at school buildings will not eliminate the desire for violence coming from the human heart.  It will only be by a internal change in the human heart that begins with a healthy fear of God.  It is time for pastors and leaders in society to again preach God’s Law and His character of Holiness and Righteousness.

Click to see the article by S. Michael Craven

 

By Dr. Mark Hamilton, Professor of Philosophy at Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Principles and Policies Podcast for 12/14/2012- The Consequences Of Leaving The Christian God Out Of The Argument For God

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Thursday December 14, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis use a report on a debate between apologists and atheist/agnostics to show why it is foolishness to surrender Christian presuppositions to the other side. The result is what it usually is- abject defeat.

Article link- http://scitech.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=43765&content=84726385&pageNum=-1

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Principles and Policies Podcast for 12/13/2012- Why Presuppositions Matter In Apologetics

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Thursday December 13, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss a recent debate between believers and atheist/agnostics. We begin to uncover what happens when all the presuppositional ammunition is surrendered at the beginning of the debate.

Article link- http://scitech.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=43765&content=84726385&pageNum=-1

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