Monthly Archives: November 2017

Deconstructionism and its Challenge to Biblical Truth

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & Mdiv) Deconstructionism is a hermeneutical methodology that seeks to deconstruct a text and reconstruct its meaning. On this view, it is argued that it is impossible to get at the original meaning of a text since the reader always brings to the text various factors that taint his ability to grasp the original intent of the author. In essence, on deconstructionism, meta-interpretations are impossible. One cannot know the one-to-one correspondent relationship between the writer and the reader such that the idea of the author which … Read More »

Does Presuppositional Apologetics Reject the Use of Evidence?

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T & MDiv) What is Presuppositional Apologetics? It is an apologetic methodology formulated by Dutch Reformed Apologist, Cornelius Van Til. The method emphasizes the superiority of the Christian worldview over and against competing worldview perspectives. Furthermore, it seeks to demonstrate that genuine knowledge is impossible without the presuppositions of the Christian worldview as revealed in scripture. The methodology differs from traditional schools of apologetic thought in that it seeks to bring to light the fundamental presuppositional differences between worldview perspectives, and seeks a two-fold approach of presenting … Read More »

Is Jesus Coming Soon?

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T & MDiv) There is no doubt that the coming of Christ stands at the heart of the hope that believers have for the future. The day Christ returns will be simultaneously a day of joy and a day of judgment. Coming in humility as a baby in a manger is followed by the coming of a conquering King, who will judge the nations and deliver his people ultimately and completely. There is no doubt, that when King Jesus returns, there will be an evidential and empirical … Read More »