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defence of Christianity

John Leland

defence of Christianity

in two parts : Part I. The law of nature considered ... Part II. The authority and usefulness of revelation and the sacred writings, ...

by John Leland

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Published by printed for John Ward in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tindal, Matthew, -- 1653?-1733.,
  • Deism -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Apologetics -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Leland....
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15573266M

    While some of the language of the Platonists and Stoics was appropriated by the early apologists, moreover, these authors helpfully explain where they differ. The biblical narratives seem to assume the right of sober self-defense. Christian unity does not mean proximity. Christian unity does not mean uniformity.

    He was very sensual. Greek city states depended on a population of helots, the Roman Empire on the subjugation of slaves and barbarians, to sustain their rule. Then he shows several of contradictions in the sacred books and considers that these texts are often used to justify evil. The contrast between the Christianity I see our culture belittle nightly, and the Christianity I see our country benefit from daily, could not be greater. The call of Christians is to do both well: debate the things that matter, while holding onto each other with all our might.

    The state has given the police and military the right to defend its citizens by use of force. So what did Jesus pray would be the greatest defense of Christianity to the watching world? In this updated version he examines the reliability of the Bible and its historical accuracy as well as the reality of miracles. The church does itself a disservice when it demands uniformity. Belief in the unique and valuable nature of every individual should make us angry at oppression, at the racism which divides and the prejudice which demeans humanity.


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Defence of Christianity book

When we hear this question our minds are immediately drawn to the use of guns or other weapons. Instead of returning an insult or another blow, the believer is to be content to endure the stinging slap. Doubling the rate of religious attendance raises household income by 9.

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! But Paul did not avoid conflict in order to promote unity. Ultra-rationalism does not deliver you any moral compass. His position eventually became the received orthodox one, so he was influential from that point of view.

The biblical narratives seem to assume the right of sober self-defense. There are a version of what I think maybe the best combination on offer — theological conservatives and operational pragmatists with strong situational awareness, as the military might say.

Cowan and Terry L. However elegant the sneer he displayed when asking David Cameron about Stephen Green, it was as nothing compared to the pointed disdain with which he once asked Tony Blair about his faith.

Are those grounds justifiable? Belief in God is much more rationally appealing than atheism. Why has their God produced a sacred book that requires a defense at all, or to be fair, why did he produce a sacred book that looks so incompetent, so barbaric, so inconsistent, and so thoroughly a man-made creation that it takes a library of books to defend it?

Christians in a secular culture must always practice a mixture of withdrawal and engagement. The chapter on the faith of politicians is particularly enlightening as is the chapter on Signs of New Life in the church in Australia.

When they collapse, the communities collapse. They are also well-connected with other evangelicals. We are living now in a post-Christian society but still living on the legacy of Christianity and that legacy is running down.

Perhaps one of the most helpful suggestions these authors give is that the contemporary Christian consider the fact that the world of the early apologists was not yet Christianized. And at every stage in human history when tyrants and dictators have attempted to set individuals against one another, it has been Christians who have shielded the vulnerable from oppression.

And if they are justifiable, like the supposed inner witness of the Holy Spirit, then this book is not needed at all. In a very pleasing style, it takes on every aspect of the blindness and human evil produced by religions.

In Defence of Christianity : Early Christian Apologists

For the sake of true unity, peacemakers within the church are willing to perform this painful surgery. For instance, within the early church writers there is a strong emphasis on the superior morality of Christians, an emphasis so strong that it could lead the uninformed reader to conclude that these men were legalistic and self-righteous, promulgating a religion of works over and against a religion of grace.

This could end in chaos. I cannot expect an anthology to do this, and neither do they.Jul 01,  · The Judeo-Christian tradition has created and underpinned the moral and legal fabric of Western civilisation for more than years, yet now we've reached a point in both Australia and many parts of the West where Christianity has become a minority faith rather than the mainstream belief.

For The Church

May 24,  · The Christian's Defense (Classic Reprint) [James Smith] on sylvaindez.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. By Edward Gibbon, Esq. A new edition, revised and corrected throughout, preceded by a Preface, and accompanied liy Notes4/5(1).

Christianity has always been under attack, and God has always raised up apologists to challenge the unbelief that is always fashionable. 3. Apologetics on the offensive. We aren’t defending a Christian society, but seeking to challenge a ‘post-Christian’ society.

2 Corinthians In Defence of Christianity is a short book of Christian apologetics. Acknowledging that reason is not the basis of faith, Brian Hebblethwaite sets out some of the main reasons that can be advanced in support of the Christian faith. He defends the view that belief in God makes most sense of a world that has come up with moral and creative persons and communities, including all that they have.

Jun 16,  · The final apologetic or greatest defense of Christianity that Jesus proposed is probably not what you think. It is not a philosophical argument, precise theology, or convincing evangelism. In fact, the disciples’ teachings of truth ignited hatred, according to Jesus (John ).

This short book containing two of Van Til's publications is one of my favourites of his. The Defense of Christianity is a primer of Presuppositional apologetics and /5.