Tag Archives: Apologetics

Dispensationalism is Not New (Anybody Else? #1)

This is the first of a new series (seriously). Do you really need  an introduction to it? I didn’t think so. – JT Claim: Dispensationalism is not new, it’s been around forever. Response: Throughout the history of Christian thinking since the Apostles, redemption by faith alone has never had as its foundation that God was […]

Q&A: Naming Names

Q: Why do you name names of people you think are teaching or preaching unbiblical doctrines? Ans: Because if I do, you will know better, hopefully, who to be aware of. Listen, erroneous doctrine, or heresy, has grave doctrinal implications. It can mislead to the point of deceiving those who think they are saved when […]

The Double Standard of Chris Rosebrough

Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio has released a program attempting to show how Rick Warren holds common ground with the Pharisees. Rosebrough shows time and time again how Warren irrationally twist God’s Word to make his teaching seem biblical. That’s a good thing. Exposing this kind of garbage is beneficial to the Church. And, […]

Jehovah’s True Witnesses

Jay Adams: When God wrote the words, “So you are My witnesses” (Isaiah 43:12, CSB) He was speaking to the people of the Old Testament era.  In this section of Isaiah, He challenges the false gods to stand trial.  They fail to meet the test.  When He calls forth His own witnesses they are able […]

A Challenge to “Missionary” Advocates

There are some who are intent on teaching that all Christians are not missionaries. That is a fundamental ignorance of basic Scriptural truth. How many times is the word ‘missionary’ used in the Bible? Zero. I challenge any Christian to show where the Bible differentiates between a disciple of Jesus of any age (YOU!) and […]

Billy Graham Site Scrubs Mormonism As A Cult

Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed cookies and soft drinks with the Rev.  Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham on Thursday at the elder Graham’s mountaintop retreat, a reference to Mormonism as a cult was scrubbed from the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In a section of the website called […]

August 20

James White: Just Being Silly

Given the heresies of dispensationalism led, at least these days, by John MacArthur, you tell me dear reader: who’s being silly? Or should I say, turning a blind eye? Certainly not I. Heresy is God’s Word plus something else. And heresy is never more subtle, or dangerous, than when mixed with God’s truth. The sad […]

When Chicken is More Important than God’s Word

I’m 50 years old. I’ve seen a lot in my day. On a television with only 3 channels, I watched the first manned rocket take off and head for the moon, and watched those fella’s walk on it and then come home. That was amazing. I’ve seen advances in technology that, when I look back […]

Worldly Evangelism–It Stinketh to High Heaven

I am very disappointed. James White has coupled himself with hip-hop artists and new calvinist methods in order to proclaim a biblical message in a popular way. In other words, using what the world loves in order to reach the world. It is both shameful and inexcusable. For the record, if the genre of music […]

The Truth About New Calvinism – Its History, Doctrine & Character (Vol. 1)

There’s a new book that many readers of 5ptsalt may want to check out. I’ve been reading the authors blog for awhile now, and, I have to say, it has my attention. In fact, I just received a copy of it today in the mail from the author. [Note: This is not a formal book […]

Secondary Issues in the Word of God

"It is written, "’Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’" – Matthew 4:4 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every […]

Preferring Self-Interests Over Truth

The notion of truth haunts us, ferreting out our shabby thinking, our lame excuses, our willful ignorance, and our unfair attacks on the views of others, both the living and the dead. Conversely, when our own ideas are misrepresented or our personal character falsely maligned, we object by appealing to something firm and hard that […]

Epistemological Problems of Sufficient Magnitude

The issue of knowledge, or epistemology in theology-speak is always an interesting study for any true theologian. This short, humorous video may be a good introduction to recognizing, as John Frame would say, “How we know what is”:

Apologetics & The Great Commission

In his classic work, Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction, John Frame distinguishes 3 aspects of apologetics: 1) Apologetics as proof: Jesus and His apostles offered evidence to those having difficulty believing the Gospel as true (note  John 14:11; 20:24-31; I Cor. 15:1-11) 2) Apologetics as defense: Answering objections of unbelief (note Phil. […]

How Do I Answer Objections About Christ?… Great Man & Teacher in History

Probing Question Objection Presupposition Answer What do you think of Jesus Christ? Jesus existed, He was a great teacher  among many, but that’s it. He was a great teacher and man, but not the Messiah, not the Christ, and certainly not God in the flesh. Jesus claimed to be God the Son and Savior to […]

Heifer Bells

All complaints regarding this Christmas tune should be sent directly to Dr. James White, aka @DrOakley1689.

The Original ‘Burn The Quran’ Day

This September 11th, a church in Florida is protesting the growing influence of Islam by offending 2 billion people. Specifically, they’re staging a “Burn the Quran” Day. But is this the first day of its kind? In fact, is today’s Qur’an the Qur’an that Muhammad intended his followers to have? Let’s take a look at […]

Messiah Was Not Supposed To Die

There is a book that has gained popularity among Jewish people written by Asher Norman called Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don’t Believe In Jesus. It supposedly ‘provides Jews with the information necessary to refute Christian missionaries.’ Dr. Michael Barrett, president of Geneva Reformed Seminary, and Hebrew and Old Testament scholar, has taken the time to […]

Liberty University Forms Inquiry Committee On Ergun Caner Claims

Timothy Morgan over at Christianity Today liveblog is now reporting: This afternoon, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia released by email this statement about Dr. Ergun Caner, president of the university seminary: “Liberty University does not evaluate personnel based upon blogs. However, in light of the fact that mainstream media have recently raised questions, the Provost […]

Ergun Caner & The Jerry Springer Show

“Ergun Caner alleged on the Pastor’s Perspective Show on 1/22/10 that certain “myopic Reformed” folks have “taken over” formal debates, turning them into the “Jerry Springer Show” and not having any “real conversation.” This was in defense of the fact that Ergun Caner simply does not do formal debates, though he claims to have done […]

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