In light of the upcoming Genesis conferencee, I thought it would be nice to do an apologetics post. Jason Lisle is a presuppositional apologist. He came to chapel and spoke about the “Ultimate Proof for Creation.” It is an argument for the biblical creation worldview that cannot be refuted. But he clarifies that even this great argument does not always persuade and convert.
I just wanted to share a few things from the chapel that were random refreshers and encouragements to me from chapel. I’ll also post more information about his blog and hopefully post the chapel presentation when it goes online.
1) All information must come from a mind (ultimately, a divine mind).
2) If the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, then why start with guess work. Why rely upon guess work when we can rely upon certainty.
(This is helpful for both the evolutionist, secularist, and the Christian apologist. Ask yourself what you want to place your hope on? Something nebulous, uncertain? Or the strong, certain foundation of Christ?).
3) Neutral ground is secular ground. Once you’ve conceded you’ve already lost. You cannot defend biblical authority by abandoning biblical authority.
Yes, your method of debate is a moral issue! The question is, whats the method of argumentation that most pleases God as a Christian. Do we really need to concede in order to persuade?
4) Those who claim that this argumentation is circular reasoning don’t realize that all worldviews circle. All other worldviews that differ from the biblical worldview are self-refuting. It is because all non-Christian worldviews must stand on a Christian presupposition in order to make their arguments (using logic, morality, science, etc.). They do this because they’re created in the image of God, so even secularists must play by His rules.
5) We’re allowed to use the Bible to defend the Bible. You can stand on a hill while defending (that’s ok!). The critic of the Bible has to use Bible presuppositions to critique it (they do the same thing).
6) Laws of logic come from God. They are a reflection of His thinking. Science makes no sense in a chance universe.
I understand that these are random statements that are short and have not context behind them. So before you comment and disagree, please wait till I post the video and then you can listen to the statement within context.
If you want to know more about this topic, check out his blog. There are plenty of Youtube videos online. Just use the search bar and put in his name.