We search the world for truth. We call

The good, the true, the beautiful,

From graven stone and written scroll,

From all old flower-fields of the soul;

And, weary seekers of the best,

We come back laden from our quest,

To find that all the sages said

Is in the Book our mothers read.

-John Greenleaf Whittier


I paused last eve beside the blackmith‘s door,

And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;

And looking in I saw upon the floor

Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.

“How many anvils have you had?” said I,

“To wear and batter all these hammers so?”

“Just one,” he answered. Then with twinkling eye:

“The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.”

And so, I thought, the anvil of God’s Word

For ages sceptics’ blows have beat upon,

But though the noise of falling blows was heard,

The anvil is unchanged, the hammers gone.

-John Clifford


No one would agree in ALL parts with the following links. They are provided for thoughtful researchers, like yourself.

What is Apologetics?






William Lane Craig debates John Dominic Crossan:  Will The Real Jesus Stand Up

William Lane Craig on YOUTUBE

J. P. Moreland on YOUTUBE

Darrell Bock on YOUTUBE

Dinesh D’Souza on YOUTUBE

Dallas Willard on YOUTUBE

Alvin Plantinga on YOUTUBE

Dallas Willard on YOUTUBE

Peter J. Rasor II, PhD, The Blade

The Watchmaker.   This is a beautiful apologetic for Creationism.

Josh McDowell

          Jesus - A Biblical Defense of His Deity

          He Walked Among Us

          Five Top Questions

          Skeptics Who Demand a Verdict

          Skeptics Should Consider Christianity

          The Islam Debate

          God’s Will - God’s Best

          Tolerating the Intolerable

J.B. Phillips: Your God Is To Small

Why are Christians called “Christians?”

Biblical Criticism

Oswald T. Allis: The Five Books of  Moses

Josh McDowell: The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Benjamin B. Warfield: Inspiration and Authority of the Bible

Internet Resources for Students of Scripture - This site is for Bible students who are looking  for detailed information on the history of the canon, texts, and versions of Scripture.


Dr. Chik Kaw Tan: Can one be Christian and Buddhist at the same time?

Dr. Douglas R. Groothuis: Jesus and Buddha: Two Masters or One?


The Christian response to Islam is twofold: love Muslims while resisting Islam. As hard as it may be, we must do both simultaneously: stand up for freedom on the political level and resist stealth jihad, while loving and reaching out to individual Muslims, bringing Christ’ message of salvation to Muslim friends and contacts. So to warn about the very real dangers of political Islam and creeping sharia does not mean we don’ seek to reach out to individual Muslims with love and the gospel.

A rather depressing but indispensable website is maintained by the folks at the  Religion of Peace website.  They have been performing an incredible and invaluable service to humanity by meticulously keeping track of just how peaceful the religion of peace really is. Every attack, every killing, every assault, and every suicide blast is recorded and documented.

Josh McDowell: The Islam Debate

Answering Islam  Answering Islam is not the work of one person alone, but many people contributed and continue to contribute to the content of this web site. Not all authors hold the same opinion on every detail under discussion. As with the interaction between Muslim and Christian arguments the reader is invited to ponder the differing opinions of Christians on these matters and then decide for himself or herself which reasoning is more convincing.

Ministry to Islam:  See Hope for Iraq at https://hope4iraq.org/. In the USA see https://www.crescentproject.org/ to learn how to reach your Muslim neighbors.

Serving Arabs Leadership Team (SALT):  Proclaiming Christ to Arabs & Make Disciples Globally.  Mentoring Arab Christians Toward a Greater Impact. SALT has developed a new model for Arab ministries. This new model will integrate technology at each phase of church planting process, enabling  Arab Christians to access training, education, and counseling services in both Arabic and English language by qualified professionals.  To reach the Arab world with the Good News, technology is absolutely essential. Old stereotypes of third world countries are vanishing as technology rapidly expands into these areas. Did you know that a Gallup study in 2010 showed that 69% of young Arabs, ages 15–29, have access to the Internet in the middle-income Arab countries and 87% of them have cellular phone access?


King James "ONLYism"

The King James Only  Resource Center - This website is dedicated to the defense of the Bible as originally written, against the flood of falsehood propagated by King James Onlyism.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

   Adherents of this cult spend many hours every week in classes to study their literature, studying to refute any attempts to discredit their faith.  What a different world we would have if Christian’s took their study of the Bible as seriously.

   Let me challenge you to spend time reflecting on and coming to your own conclusion regarding the following.

1.  The JW’s took the old 1901 American Standard Bible are changed it into their New World translation.  Prove that the NW translation of “the word was a god” in John 1:1 is erroneous from Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:6, 45:5; John 17:3; 1 John 5:20.

2.  Prove the deity of Christ from 1 Peter 3:15, compared to Isaiah 8:13; and from Revelation 1:17 compared with Isaiah 44:6, 48:12.

3.  Prove the personality of the Holy Spirit from Acts 13:2, 28:25.

Jehovah's Witnesses and the Trinity

Bruce M. Metzger: The Jehovah's Witnesses and Jesus

Roland C. Ehlke:  Speaking The Truth in Love

James Gray:  Errors of Millennial Dawnism

William Schnell: Into The Light of Christianity

                         : Thirty Years a Watch Tower Slave


A. A. Bunner and Ben E. Rich:  The Bunner-Rich Debate  (1912)    [Topic:  John the Baptist and Jesus were the last prophets sent by God.  Bunner affirmed. Rich said that John Smith was also sent by God. Rich was a Morman.]

Clark Braden and E. L. Kelley:  Differences Between the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Church of Christ (Disiples) (1884)

Otis Gatewood and Kenneth Farnsworth:  Debate on "Mormonism"  (1942)

J. H. Lawson and J. M. Thompson:  The Identity of the Church (1898)

Alexander Campbell:  Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon

Alexander Campbell, Editor:  Millennial Harbinger articles: Mormonism Exposed

R. C. Evans:  Forty Years in the Mormon Church - Why I Left It!  Testimony of a Bishop, ordained to seven different offices in the Mormon Priesthood, from Priest to the Presidency of the church, standing next to Joseph Smith himself in the Highest Council of the church, who chooses to explain the facts of the Mormon thraldom.

La Roy Sunderland: Mormonism Exposed


 D.M. Canright: Seventh Day Adventism Renounced

                        : The Lord’s Day

Jack Cottrell: My Book about the Ten Commandments

                       The Ten Commandments… “His Way.”

David R. Dungan: Sabbath or Lord’s Day

George M. Elliott_N.W.Kauble: Debate on Seventh Day

The Bible on Manhood and Womanhood

A Christian Response to Segregation

James O’Kelly (1789): Essay On Negro Slavery [a Pioneer in the Restoration Movement]

Theodore Crawford: From Segregation to Independence--African Americans In Churches of Christ

General Apologetics

Atlanta Christian Apologetics Project

Christian Research Journal Archive

John Haley: Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible  Addresses questions surrounding common misunderstandings of Scripture.  This book is essential for your personal library because it explains questionable passages, and helps answer skeptics' questions.

Charles Edward Jefferson: Things Fundamental. This is a 13 week course on general apologetics.  Read his chapter on The Messiah.

Edward John Carnell: The Case For Orthodox Theology

Lee Strobel: The Case for A Creator. Chapters 1-10 available on YouTube.

                  The Case for A Creator PDF

                  The Case for Christ PDF

Wayne McKellips: Reasons You Can Trust The Bible - Wayne was minister here at Orcutt Christian Church for six months in 1978-79.   He has an interesting website that details Reasons You Can Trust The Bible.

Apologetics Press - For more than twenty years Apologetics Press has published and disseminated materials for self study, group study, or evangelistic purposes.

Christian Apologetics - Provides a forum for the presentation of papers contributing to the defense of historic Christianity.  

Dr. Norm Geisler is the author or co-author of some 70 books and hundreds of articles.

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) - Matthew J. Slick, the President of CARM, has a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from Westminster Theological Seminary. CARM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Christian apologetics organization whose purpose is to equip Christians with good information on doctrine, various religious groups, cults, Evolution, New Age, and related subjects.  

Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace

Stand to Reason - Stand to Reason trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square.

Sword and Staff - James Gibbons published this apologetic for New Testament Christianity since 1963.   He printed it in his basement, and volunteers gathered to assemble and mail out 20,000 copies.  When Bro. Jim died, his family decided to make all his material available on line.

The Gospel Unashamed - George L. Faull edits this online journal.   There are four issues a year, and they are on line back to 2002.

Wellington Christian Apologetics Society - Simply a superb online resource for Christian Apologetics.

The Christian Courier Magazine - Investigating biblical apologetics, religious doctrine, and ethical issues

Prof. Chuck McCoy -   Professor of Bible, Theology, and Church History at Boise Bible College.

Ravi Zacharias Ministries.   Ravi Zacharias International Ministries - stirring the imagination and impelling the mind to see the beauty and credibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jeffery Satinover, M.D., Ph.D.: Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth

Bert Thompson, Ph.D.: The Origin, Nature, and Destiny of the Soul

Steve Rudd: The Canon of the Bible: A conservative, bible believing perspective!

Dallas Willard - Dr. Varun Soni, dean of the USC Office of Religious Life, called Dr. Willard an icon for Christian scholars around the world: “He was the ultimate scholar-practitioner. He bridged the divide between philosophy and theology and showed us all how to bring together our spiritual and scholarly lives in a meaningful way.”

Prove The Bible  Information helping you judge the Bible for yourself

Walter Martin: Kingdom of the Cults

J. Oswald Sanders: Cults and Isms Ancient and Modern


Oswald T. Allis: Two Views of Prophecy

Vaughn Elliott has a great website that carefully, from a strong Biblical Theology foundation, studies the field of Biblical Prophecy.   You will want to purchase his book: Nobody Left Behind.   Vaughn is the son of my Biblical Theology professor, Dr. George Mark Elliott.