Greg Koukl: Does Apolgetics Stifle the Holy Spirit?

Greg Koukl: Does Apolgetics Stifle the Holy Spirit?

Greg Koukl: Does Apolgetics Stifle the Holy Spirit?

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Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers the question, “Does apologetics stifle the Holy Spirit?”

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31 thoughts on “Greg Koukl: Does Apolgetics Stifle the Holy Spirit?

  1. Darwinsgift

    I can look at my garden and tell you I designed it and I can even have photo evidence of its construction. However I cannot claim the plants I pick are of my construction yet the evidence and knowledge of their evolution is clear which shows me that their construction was not a miracle or a design from a supernatural deity. I know that they were plants selected from wild species that survived through natural selection and enhanced by unnatural selection by humans for humans. No mystery there!

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  2. Slashoom

    The difference is you are saying the evidence for the existence of a fairy in your garden is on par with evidence that you exist to make that very garden. I can look at your garden and tell that you designed it. This is the classic teapot argument regurgitated as a fairy. Unfortunately it is not on par with arguing for the existence of God.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  3. Slashoom

    I have never heard this objection and I'm glad.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  4. girtkaz

    "A fairy (faeries – Plural) is not a material object …"What is faeries then?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  5. Darwinsgift

    A fairy (faeries – Plural) is not a material object and if you feel it is reasonable not to believe in their existence or my word on them, does it not strike you strange that a god should get special treatment in the realms of non existence. In what way is the evidence for a fairy in my garden given? Are you for real?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  6. girtkaz

    Faeries(If I understand you correctly what it is) are material objects – there are evidence and reasons not to believe them and in the light of evidence given for them it is reasonable not to believe in their existance nor to believe you have any experience of them. There surely can be given evidence both for and against. You are the one not thinking for yourself. You sounded like propoganda to me.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  7. Darwinsgift

    Disbelief needs observable proof to change but that does not mean it is blind! The claim of faeries in my garden need proof for me to expect you to believe me. What argument would you give to this claim? If you simply say you believe me then who's the fool? Think for yourself!

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  8. girtkaz

    Then I have last remark for you – blind disbelief is Blind. Cristianity may have bad arguments but be true if disbelief has no arguments.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  9. Darwinsgift

    I just want you to think for yourself!

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  10. girtkaz

    Is it "For shockofgod – Why atheism regarding the Bible is true! " I guess it is your own vid right?Do you have anything to add to it and are you interested in my responce?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  11. Darwinsgift

    You have to copy and paste the link at the top of the page after the / ….. you tube does not allow links in the comment section.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  12. girtkaz

    link did not worked nor google anything similar can you resend it?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  13. Darwinsgift

    LINK-
    watch?v=JmfTmo7rH9U&list=UUy6oOYu-wEgRLKpohK7Cs0Q&index=67&feature=plpp_video

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  14. girtkaz

    What evidence you have that God does not exist?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  15. Darwinsgift

    What is it that you want to question me on?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  16. girtkaz

    "I suggest you watch some of my videos if you want to know what I think." I did not find evidence nor reference to evidence there so what was your point?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  17. Darwinsgift

    I am NOT substituting a claim with my own, only reality!
    What claim are you talking about?
    If the question is "Does a god exist?" and I say "no" then surely the evidence is needed to prove a god! Who's the straw man?
    If you wish for proof of the Bible being wrong then the evidence is there to see! I suggest you watch some of my videos if you want to know what I think.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  18. girtkaz

    "To be a straw-man I would need to replace one fallacy with another…." Strawman is fallasy itself – when you substitute the claim with your own and then attack your own creation.
    "I base my position on evidence of claims not ancient fables." you have not provided any evidence even for your strawman(no reference to test your claim.
    "The question of a God existing is only important if you use the scriptures to decide…. " The question is important if you understand the question – you do not.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  19. Darwinsgift

    To be a straw-man I would need to replace one fallacy with another. Please show evidence of this! My position is not claims of supernatural nonsense with untestable claims. I base my position on evidence of claims not ancient fables. The question of a God existing is only important if you use the scriptures to decide the fate of others that do not agree. It would not be important if it was just a private perversion of reality. I do not profit in any way as an atheist!

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  20. girtkaz

    "….word of god is in the Bible then why would you ask what the word is?" Because it is a strwman you are defeating here – read any catechsim for christian understanding.
    "….this man profits from spreading lies designed to control thoughts…" I could ask the same question to you or anyone – that does nothing to discussion as it is adding generic falasy to a strawman. How can any meaningfull conwrsation begun if one fallasy is used on other. It is too important question – Is there God?

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  21. Darwinsgift

    If the word of god is in the Bible then why would you ask what the word is? I ask these questions as this man profits from spreading lies designed to control thoughts for one mans gain. I only ask you to think for yourself, not necessarily believe me.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  22. girtkaz

    "Why would the word of a god need so many authors? " It depends on what
    the word of God is. For me it seams you are attacking strawman.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  23. Darwinsgift

    The problem is that in a fable these stories are expected. A novel is written in the same way. The same book that both predicts and claims the prediction came true is not evidence. Perhaps Jesus had already been tipped off about the betrayal. Sherlock Holmes is a fictitious character based on a factual one and many think he was real. Why would the word of a god need so many authors? The evidence already points towards no god so how do you figure that more evidence is needed of disproof.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  24. John Vogel

    Greg is upset, as he and I—and you too–should be. Anti-Biblical principles are rife in the modern 'Christian church' as they shouldn't be.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  25. Gustavogonzalezseda

    He seems upset.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  26. imkluu

    Isn't the letter of first John all about this. He is telling the people he wrote to that Jesus was real that he is a witness that there is evidence of it and Jesus was not just a spirit being as some had been teaching at that time. Basically the Gnostic movement was trying to teach that it was all based on faith and spirit and the world is to be ignored and John wrote saying that that is hooey, Jesus lived in f flesh body like all of us, died and was resurrected and John was a witness to it.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  27. Zetox

    I had some friends asking me this same question, but its interesting that in essence what these objectors are really saying is:"Lemme give you reasons for why you shouldn't give reasons for our faith"……Seems perfectly cogent to me…oh wait lol 🙂

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  28. Yesica1993

    The fact that anyone would even raise such a ridiculous objection to apologetics demonstrates how emotionally-based most people's faith really is.

    It's a good point to ask them to give reasons for their view on this, instead of having us defend our side!

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  29. youssarian91

    People seem afraid that if you can show God exists through reason, then you have discarded the need for faith. I disagree with that statement. Apologetics can never replace faith. There are people who know all the argument and still won't believe. Apologetics is a tool for faith, like miracles, prophesy, worship, and so on. But not a replacement.

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  30. linuxisbetter0

    "There's a danger that arguments for the existence of God could actually distract one's attention from God Himself…We mustn't so concentrate on the external proofs that we fail to hear the inner voice of God speaking to our own hearts."

    -William Lane Craig

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply
  31. demarcussullivan

    By far the best defense for the use of Apologetics. Ironic lol. This is the type of video that Calvinists pull their hair over 🙂

    July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply

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