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Apologetics Removes Obstacles to the Gospel

Why apologetics? Tim explains how apologetics does the work of pre-evangelism by responding to people’s ideas at the worldview level, removing obstacles to the gospel.

Video | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | January 20, 2020

Anti-Intellectualism in the Church

In this third part of the “Why Apologetics?” series, Tim talks about the value of developing the mind through apologetics as a way of pushing back against anti-intellectualism in the church.

Video | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 18, 2019

Challenge Response: Our Souls Sleep until the Resurrection

Here's my response to this week's challenge:   Transcript: 0:05 This week's challenge is one that you 0:07 might have heard from a Jehovah's

Video | Theology | Tim Barnett | November 17, 2016

Why Does God's Offer for Forgiveness End When We Die?

Tim offers a biblical perspective on whether people get a "second chance" to accept Christ after death. Transcript: 0:00 Why does God's offer of forgiveness end when we die? 0:10 This is a good question, and the answer is, "I don't know." I don't know why God has 0:16

Video | Theology | Tim Barnett | September 12, 2016

Challenge Response: The Collection of Books in the Bible Changed Until the Printing Press

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Theology | Tim Barnett | August 11, 2016

Challenge Response: The Disciples Didn’t Believe Jesus Is Divine

Here's my response to this week's challenge:  COMMENTS

Video | Theology | Tim Barnett | January 8, 2016

Did Jesus Receive Worship?

Does the New Testament teach us to worship Jesus? Absolutely. We can find multiple instances throughout the New Testament of various people worshipping Jesus. So, how is it that Jehovah’s Witnesses can claim that Jesus was never worshipped? 

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | December 11, 2015

Did Jesus Rise Physically from the Dead?

Christians and Jehovah’s Witnesses understand the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The Jehovah’s Witness takes the resurrection of Jesus to be non-physical. Jesus’ physical body did not rise; He only rose as a spirit being. Conversely, Christians hold that Jesus rose physically from the dead. Moreover, the same body that died on the cross is the same body that rose three days later, leaving an empty tomb.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | December 9, 2015

Can People Be Saved through Natural Revelation?

Is belief in God through natural revelation enough to be saved?  COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 20, 2015

Was Jesus the First Created Being?

Scripture is clear that Jesus is the eternal, uncreated One. When Christians try to argue for the deity of Christ, Jehovah’s Witnesses are quick to bring up Colossians 1:15. Paul writes, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation” (Col. 1:15). The modern English translations and the New World Translation agree on the translation of the text. However, the Christian and Jehovah’s Witness differ with their interpretation of the text. 

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 13, 2015