FTNCI 030: Presuppositional Apologetics vs. Common Sense and Logic

Why should Christians reject the presuppositional apologetics of Van Til, Bahnsen, Frame, and other Presuppositionalists?

That’s the topic of our latest episode.

At FTNCI, we have made many criticisms against Presuppositional Apologetics. (You can find the links below.)

The main Presuppositionalist claims raise severe concerns to those who affirm Classical Foundationalism.

Within the Presuppositionalist school of thought, it is difficult to find helpful definitions. Many Presuppositionalists do not seem to have a clear idea of what they believe.

We aim to help people escape that confusion by challenging them to do the work to better define their views.

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Related Resources:


Help Us Find the Lost Definition (Twitter Contest) 

R.C. Sproul – The Inherent Logical Discrepancies Within the Presuppositional Apologetic

Christianity and Van Tillianism, by Keith A. Mathison


The Fight Against Presuppositionalism: Why Does It Matter?

Dear Dr. Frame: When Will the Presuppositionalists Clarify Their View?

Why Presuppositionalists Get Angry

How I Got from Alpha to Omega

How to Know If You Are Presuppositionalist or a Classicalist

Van Til vs. Christianity

Revelation and Responsibility

What Is “Knowledge” in Romans 1?

A Cloud of Witnesses Against Presuppositionalism

No Presuppositionalist Is More than Half-Educated (An Explanation)

On Intellectual Adultery

From My Point of View YOUR Worldview Is Circular! (Reflections on the Presuppositionalism Debates)

Why Is Presuppositionalism Mistaken? And Why the Big Deal? (Index page for our Presuppositionalism material)


What Has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

Presuppositionalism vs. Classicalism: Man’s Structure of Knowledge

Should Our Belief in God Be Based in Non-Circular Theistic Arguments?


Classical Epistemology for Christians – First Personal Discernibility

The Connection Between Presuppositionalism and Cultural Marxism


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