I call upon You, Lord, God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob and Israel, You who are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God who, through the abundance of your mercy, was well-pleased towards us so that we may know You, who made heaven and earth, who rules over all, You who are the one and the true God, above whom there is no other God; You who, by our Lord Jesus Christ gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit, give to every one who reads this writing to know You, that You alone are God, to be strengthened in You, and to avoid every heretical and godless and impious teaching.

St Irenaeus of Lyons, Against the Heresies 3:6:4

Friday, December 21, 2012

Presuppositional Primer by Martin Jones

For anyone wanting to more capably and confidently defend the Christian worldview and commend the saving faith of Christ, I would recommend Martin Jones’ “The Futility of Non-Christian Thought.”  It is a great primer on the faithful apologetical approach of presuppositionalism, which posits Christ’s self-attesting Word as the final criterion of knowledge in all spheres of human experience.  Here is the opening paragraph.

Biblical Christianity, properly defined in terms of classical Protestantism, offers a radical philosophical critique of non-Christian thought. This Christian critique is radical in the sense that it challenges the very core of non-Christian pretensions and demonstrates that non-Christian thought, whether atheistic, agnostic, or religious, ultimately destroys rationality, science, ethics, and every other aspect of human experience. Continue reading...here.

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