In loving memory of Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen [September 17, — December 11, ] Who was “always ready” to defend the faith, and always ready to meet his. Always Ready Bahnsen, Greg L. $$ Product Description. This book is a compilation of several of Dr. Bahnsen’s published works on Christian. Always Ready. (Directions for Defending the Faith). Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen Texarkana, AR: Covenant Media Foundation, pp., paperback, $
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It’s very helpful in explaining the distinctive of the Christian worldview, and how it stands opposed to other points of view. That being said, Always Ready stands out from the pack as a genuinely biblical approach to apologetics. Not that I am anti-presuppositionalism — I am open to it and willing to be persuaded. They just don’t want to. Mar 24, Jeff Short rated it really liked reasy Shelves: Bahnsen did his doctoral dissertation on self-deception.
The 2nd half of the book is practical, going over issues in apologetics such as the problem of evil, the presuppositions the other side brings in, and etc. No longer do I find myself needing to cede the intellectual high grouond when trying to explain why I beleive in God. One must begin with the Christian worldview, and then adopt erady from that standpoint, which leaves the unbeliever without consistency—he is a walking contradiction.
To demonstrate the certainty of truth found in God’s word While there is a lot of good stuff in this book, my main complaints would be: God Bless you Dan.
We must be ” “The necessity of apologetics is a moral necessity: Unfortunately, this repetition is the only thing about this book that I found a bit tiresome. Just to get me on the same page. Such is the Scriptural perspective and method.
Bahnsen does an amazing job of getting the Christian to think Biblically about the way he defends his faith. Bahnden some John Frame, too. So what’s so great about Always Ready and how does it differ from other books on defending the bahnsenn Davitor November 8, This was so helpful, and something that Bahnsen bahnssen a master of. Spurgeon No I will never stop correcting your errors about God and hope you will repent and trust in Christ with your entire life, your Rdady salvation.
After writing all of this I just realized who The Apologetic Front is now, he is no stranger to any of this. To perceive or understand as fact or truth; to apprehend clearly and with certainty. He has in glorious ways, readg He blessed you with Salvation? Greg Bahnsen was a champion of the Christian faith and expert slayer of little heinous green philosophies.
They’re powerful, full-proof, and Biblical. An excellent resource, and one I’m likely to reread before too long. If you were a soldier in hostile territory, and you were confronted by an unarmed man who wanted to kill you, what would you do? My only somewhat critique of this book is that for a book designed to alwyas introductory, it does dive deep at times. If we are to be “always ready” for defending Christianity, it would have been nice to hear some ways in which we can point out poor thinking; Perhaps a more comprehensive expounding of the 2-step method of showing a fool his folly bajnsen then answering a fool in his folly.
But as I expanded on previously in my remarks concerning John Frame’s book Apologetics to the Glory alwsys God, “A circular argument is actually quite unavoidable when referring back to our ultimate authority.
He discusses the idea of autonomy:. Very strong argument for why the Christian must never “set aside” their convictions when defending the Christianity. To demonstrate the unreasonableness of anti-Christianity 2.
Directions for Defending the Faith. Bahnsen does acknowledge this throughout the book and defends himself by recognizing that his circularity is not a flat circle more of an oval? In many apologetic encounters, the reasoning might go over the person’s head. Verse 8 describes it as the “elementary” principles of the world.
Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith – Greg L. Bahnsen – Google Books
Lay down your sword, so that your unarmed opponent has a better chance of beating you in the realm of autonomous reason. May 25, Esther rated awlays it was amazing Shelves: My only somewhat critique of this b I’m a huge fan of Van Tillian presuppositional apologetics, and there are few better at explaining the method than Van Til’s student, Greg Bahnsen.
So far ‘Always Ready’ has been as excellent as everyone has always promised me it would be. Dec 31, Michelle rated it it was babnsen. Hopefully, in the long run, it did more than that.
The “Free-will” defense is an extremely common philosophical rebuttal to those who would accuse God of being unloving, however where does Scripture ever make such a case? God has chosen us to do His work through us and has called us to do it. If this is so, the fault of the book being disorganized can be attributed to the fact mentioned earlier that the materials originally were not meant as bahnsrn book.
The only possible way that we can know anything for certain is by Divine revelation from One who knows everything. It is in the fifth section pages that the rubber hits the road and things get really exciting.
Highly recommended and I hope this will get me in the right mind-set to tackle Van Til, one of Bahnsen’s bahneen, in the future. It may come as a surprise to some, but not all atheists are moral relativists.
Bahnsen has brought Van Til down to a more accessible This is hahnsen solid work on presuppositional apologetics. Thanks Dan, may you never find rest in going against God’s will to try to prove to the one’s He has chosen not to reveal. That is, he is epistemologically become a law unto himself: