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, $
Directions for Defending the Faith is one of the main texts one will turn to when studying presuppositional apologetics. Remember that we reaady the ones on trial as criminals and presupps keeps God in that Judge’s seat. Anyway, Bahnsen shows how you cannot be both atheist and logical, its impossible.
Read some John Frame, too. So why do we concede empiricism? The author wants to establish a foundation within the readers mind, of the core problem that unbelievers have when it comes to the gospel—their faulty presuppositions. After reading this book, I can say that I have not lost hope for presuppositional apologetics as a whole, but rather with this particular book defending it. No I will never stop correcting your errors about God and hope you will repent and trust in Christ with your entire life, your ONLY salvation.
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Always Ready: Directions For Defending The Faith by Greg L. Bahnsen
If asked, then I am merely giving an explanation for my faith as instructed. After reading the book, I was highly disappointed. More frequent now among the laity is the concession of pragmatic postmodernism. In various forms, the fundamental argument advanced by the Christian apologist is that the Christian worldview is true because of the impossibility of the contrary.
We need to follow in Paul’s footsteps and preach the truth of God’s Word, not man’s wisdom. My only somewhat critique of this book is that for a book designed readg be introductory, it does dive deep at times.
In the realm of law and government this thinking is horrendously common. The second part adress several philosophical problems of our time naturalism, the problem of evil, plurality and relativism.
I gave this book three stars. On the plus side, it is a good work to understand presuppostionalism and provides excellent scriptural references.
Aug 13, Darren Anderson rated it it was amazing. The only author off-hand who may be simpler is Dr. This book challenged me spiritually and intellectually. Dec 25, Greenguitar rated it it was amazing. He unequivocally takes his stand upon Scripture itself and denies any inkling of a notion which would even start to ponder the possibility of proving Biblical authority without first presupposing it. Sye said “Indeed I do not decry evidence.
As someone who comes from a classical apologetics perspective this was a novel read pardon the pun. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
Always Ready : Directions for Defending the Faith
Thanks for your feedback and the links, The Goins. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Both the book of Job and the book of Romans make it quite clear that man has no standing to act as God’s judge, yet the majority of apologists want so desperately to act as God’s defendant using arguments He hasn’t even given them. In my personal life, working hard in applying the lessons found in this book has resulted in some level of fruitfulness in exposing the folly of unbelief.
Finally a presuppositional apologetics book that I understand! What I said still stands even if it were for an different audience.
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Aug 06, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Are you a Christian? Greg Bahnsen’s Always Ready however, smashes this compartmentalization of Christian apologetics. The alwayz is obvious.
I love how ridiculous the presuppositional apologetic makes atheism look and Bahnsan does an awesome job of taking Van Til’s apologetic and making it more understandable. He gives tons of very loose scriptural exegesis to support his claim, but no philosophical defense whatsoever. Bahnsen recognizes this fact and starts off his central thesis by correlating many of the passages that explicitly teach the supremacy of Christ as our logical starting point.
Bahnsen was the scholar-in-residence at the Southern California Center for Christian Studies and an ordained minister iin the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Hopefully, in the long run, it did more than that. What I did get from that section was, again, his ability to expose the fallacious thinking in the unbeliever. This is the reason he includes an exegetical insight on Acts The book also gives the reader a summary of various logical fallacies to look out for which unbeliever typically make, regardless of their range of intellectual ability.
Straight-forward and to the point, Always Ready is an easier introduction to presuppositionalism than Van Til. I think Bahnsen is cogent and his philosophical method can be argued as sound. They just don’t want to.