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Apologetic Methods

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Sharing our faith in Christ leads many Christians to mortal fear. People have questions that we might not have an answer for. Not every Christian is an expert at repeating the historical evidence that supports the Bible. The contentiousness of men can lead to philosophical ...

Creation Myths of the Ancient Near East

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
There is an undeniable battle over the legitimacy of the Word of God. Either the Bible is what it claims to be (the inspired Word of God) or it is the mere product of men. Quite often the attacks against the Scriptures come from what appear to be legitimate sources, and u ...

Inerrancy: Why it Matters

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
It is an axiomatic truth that miscommunication is at the heart of many conflicts and difficult situations. Letters and emails often have unintentional errors, and even the most eloquent speaker can become tongue-tied and make disastrous mistakes. To be sure, straightforward ...

Open Theism

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
In a postmodern culture, anything labeled open sounds good to most people. Yet, what lies behind the veil of Open Theism is both dangerous and destructive.
Open Theism fundamentally changes the very nature of God. Consider the following summary of the very essence of this ...

People Who Never Hear the Gospel of Christ

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Throughout the history of mankind there have been countless people who have died without hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Christians recognize that if someone rejects the gospel, they stand condemned.  This can be witnessed by looking at one of the most familiar passages ...

Postmodernism

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
I am a product of the modern era.  I was raised thinking in terms of science and reason.  Then, I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior in 1993.  Over the years, I have continued to renew my mind with the Word of God.  However, neither my current biblical worldview ...

The Documentary Hypothesis

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
The psalmist boldly proclaimed, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105). Is this a legitimate statement? Can God’s Word be trusted completely, or is it the product of men that has a limited value? The soul of every living person depends on the ...

The Majority Text: The Preserved Word of God

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
It was August of 1993, and I was sitting in a dark and dirty jail cell. I had an advantage that most Christians would never be fortunate to have. I had trusted in Jesus Christ as my Savior, and now I had eight months of solitude to study His Word. Without the baggage of the ...
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The Origin of Man: Created by God

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
The battle for the souls of men continues to rage on earth. The weapons of Satan that are forged against men are many. One of the chief tactics that he employs is to convince men that there is no God. He often does this by undermining the truth of Scripture about the origin ...

What is Postmodernism?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is postmodernism?
Answer: Postmodernism is a term that describes the mindset of our current culture—a collective mindset that is markedly different from the mindset of the previous era (the modern era). We are living in the postmodern era. Postmodernism ...