Posts Categorized: Franks Blog

Terror to Triumph – Part 1

Matthew 4:17 “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’” Matt 13:31-32 “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest… Read more »

What of the Future?

Matthew 16:18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”   Every generation seems to think that his/her generation is the worse; that it couldn’t get any worse and so there seems to be… Read more »

Mob Appeal

Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”   Mob appeal is an attempt to persuade others by either making them feel like they want to be ‘one of the guys’ or by preying on the emotions of a large crowd. Socrates once… Read more »

Poisoning the Well

Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.”   Proverbs 10:31 “The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.”   Proverbs 11:9 “With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous… Read more »

Appeal to Emotion – Pity

John 7:24 “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”   Appeal to pity, like an appeal fear is just a propaganda technique. Often we will see this in advertisements. Propaganda in its various forms can be very powerful. In one sense there is nothing wrong with propaganda if it is used rightly,… Read more »

Appeals to Emotion-Fear

Proverbs 10:13 “Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.”   Proverbs 18:6 “A fool’s lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.”   “Appeal to fear” is a propaganda technique. “Appeal to fear” is used when someone makes you… Read more »


Proverbs 15:28 “The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”   The definition for ‘assumption’ is something taken for granted, or accepted as true without proof. How often we make assumptions without even being aware of them.  When we have an argument over something it might actually… Read more »

Tu Quoque

Proverbs 4:24 “Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.” Proverbs 6:2 “if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” Proverbs 14:3 “A fool’s talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.” Proverbs 15:2 “The tongue of the… Read more »

Strawman Fallacy

Proverbs19:20 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.”   The fallacy of the “Strawman” is changing or exaggerating the opponent’s position or argument to make it easier to refute. What this does is to distort the opponent’s argument just enough to make it weak, because the original argument… Read more »

Appeal to the People

Exodus 23:2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd.”   This is another fallacy that we often see being used. “Appeal to the people” is when we claim that our viewpoint is correct because many other people agree… Read more »