Always Ready. (Directions for Defending the Faith). Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen Texarkana, AR: Covenant Media Foundation, pp., paperback, $ Always Ready (Greg Bahnsen) – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. Dr. Greg Bahnsen is an incredible Christian . Always Ready Bahnsen, Greg L. $$ Product Description. This book is a compilation of several of Dr. Bahnsen’s published works on Christian.

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I would recommend anyone read this book before they started into Bhnsen or Kant. It has also better instructed me on the importance of humbly, yet firmly defending His gospel and ”destroying speculations and So far ‘Always Ready’ has been as excellent as everyone has always promised me it would be.

He discusses the idea of autonomy:. If not what is your brief worldview? Presuppositional apologetics is extremely Biblical.

Always Ready: Directions For Defending The Faith

Much of his apologetics in action takes aim at either old and decrepit, or weak, attacks on the Christi The reason I rated this bahnse so high was because of the influence it had on a still budding apologist. This is just inexcusable. Paperbackpages. He gives tons of very loose scriptural exegesis to support his claim, but no philosophical defense whatsoever. This point might seem repetitive, but it is a fundamental point in understanding and appreciating the coherence of Presuppositional Apologetics.

It is in the fifth section pages that the rubber hits the road and things get really exciting. This is an accessible introduction to defending the Christian faith from a presuppositional point of view.

They’re academic papers but I think you would enjoy it. Books by Greg L.

This says far more than I think is often realized. Bahnsen makes claims that are very polemical and very underdeveloped. If he were to have conceded Gnosticism he would alwags lost. When you tell someone they are a fool for using unregenera As someone who comes from a classical apologetics perspective this was a novel read pardon the pun.


Apr 06, Michael Jones rated it it was amazing Shelves: And when all is said and done, it is not the theory of apologetics which defends the faith and stops the mouth of critics. Brian, do you think that Bahnsen’s approach can be harmonized with an evidentialist approach? Definitely recommend this book. He unequivocally takes his stand upon Scripture itself and denies any inkling of a notion which would even start to ponder bahnseh possibility of proving Biblical authority without first presupposing it.

Perhaps there are great defenses of the Christian faith being given using a presuppositional methodology, but this is without a doubt not one of them. Their worldview possesses internal inconsistences and is self-refuting. No longer do I need to try and prove He exists.

That is, he is epistemologically become a law unto himself: The most difficult thing for me to grasp in this book was where Bahnsen focused on the topic of metaphysics. Bahnsen’s enthusiasm for assuming what you are trying to defend or prove, a very obvious rebuttal to wlways would for the non-Christian to simply assume a coherent worldview similar to that of Dr.

I would recommend this book to any Christian who is wishing to understand his faith more, bahnsne especially to those who want to know the starting point on how to defend the Christian faith. View all 4 comments. Best book on apologetics I’ve ever read. I guarantee once you qlways the strategies herein you’ll want to share them with your unsaved friends and alwways. We must point out how unbelievers borrow from a theistic worldview.

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. Greg Bahnsen’s Always Ready however, smashes this compartmentalization of Christian apologetics.


I suppose when most Christians refer to rready defenses made on behalf of Christianity, they tend to recommend specific lectures or books by learned apologists on the particular subject. This book challenged me spiritually and intellectually. I’m sure that if an “atheist” wanted to, they could surrender to God, confess and repent of their sins, put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and receive a full pardon by God.

The only author off-hand who may be simpler is Dr. In the realm of law and government this thinking is horrendously common. The most desired form of criticism from you came in the comment right before mine: It is impossible to know anything absent certainty.

Always Ready : Directions for Defending the Faith

Paul writes, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. I certainly recommend this excellent work on apologetics. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Jul 27, Justin rated it it was ok.

As an undergraduate philosophy student at a secular university, I constantly have my faith in question and tend to spend a lot of my time reading and bahnsem apologetics. But as I expanded on previously in my remarks concerning John Frame’s book Apologetics to the Glory of God, “A circular argument is actually quite unavoidable when referring back to our ultimate authority.