Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why Should We Believe the Bible Since it was Written by Men?

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T & MDiv) This is a common question that is posed by many skeptics. The truth is we are told, that the Bible was written by imperfect men. Thus, it is foolish to believe in what it says. How should the Bible believing Christian respond to such a statement? First, we should admit that the Bible was indeed written by men. The Christian affirmation is not that the Bible dropped down from heaven. Nor is it the Christian conviction that God literally “penned” the Bible. The issue … Read More »

What Is Knowledge?

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T & MDiv) The business of apologetics involves making claims to knowledge. Christians defend the “truth” of their worldview and along with that are claims that we “know” certain propositions are true. We claim that truth about reality is knowable. We claim that its true that the opposite of true is false. We claim that it is “true” a theistic God exists. We claim that it is true that there is good evidence for this claim. We claim that it is true that objective moral values and … Read More »

The Scriptures: A Divine Commentary on the Resurrection

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T & MDiv) “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” -2 Timothy 3:16 It has been stated by some well intending apologists and preachers that we “believe the Bible, because we believe in the resurrection of Jesus. We don’t believe the resurrection because we believe the Bible”. It is argued that because Jesus rose from the dead, this vindicated his claims to divinity and therefore, everything he taught has authority and claim over mankind. But is this line of … Read More »

God’s Foreknowledge & Human Freedom

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T & MDiv) Does God’s Omniscience Entail An Irrational Determinism? It can easily be demonstrated that the metaphysical naturalist runs into some very problematic realities if his position is true. One such problem (among many) manifests itself in the form of materialistic determinism, in terms of which all events are determined by physical and natural causes. In the realm of human thought, thinking is reduced to neurological brain activity which is itself determined to function the way that it does such that the very process of “thinking” … Read More »