What is apologetics? Why the need for apologetics, doesn't the Bible say, "you just have to have faith” or "you just have to believe”? Some Christians claim that all we need is faith, we do not need to learn apologetics. In fact, they argue that our quest for reasons and logical answers to such things is contrary to faith, and even evidences a lack of faith. Is this true?
"For the sharing of the message of Christ to be effective, the wise walk must be accompanied with flavorful talk. The believer’s talk is to be gracious, rather than gruff, and charming, rather than coarse." - Max Anders
"A Christian should not attempt to ram the truth down someone’s throat or to speak patronizingly or critically to them." - David Walls and Max Anders
“STOP,” came the warning from the apostle Paul. Stop what? “Stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.' (Rom. 12:2) Paul wrote those words to the first-century Christians. Why did he find it necessary to give such strong warnings to men and women who were committed, devoted, dedicated to God and anointed with the Holy Spirit?
The most important kind of Christian work in the world is personal work. We look at the men who stand on the platform and speak to great crowds, but I believe God pays more attention to the man who sits down with a single soul.
“He that winneth souls is wise.”—Prov. 11:30. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life: The righteous person, by speech, conduct, and example, that is, fruit or fruitage (Heb. peri), he captures or wins souls, namely, by the person (soul) listening to the righteous one, he gets spiritual food, and he is then led to serve God, and he... Continue Reading →
"Christians" on social media spend more time arguing with each other than evangelizing unbelievers. How are we fulfilling the command to proclaim God's Word, teach, and make disciples (Matt. 24:14; 28:19-20; Ac 1:8), while we are sitting alone at our computer drawing off by ourselves and snarling and grumbling amongst each other on social media?... Continue Reading →
Satan the Devil stalks true Christians. (1 Pet. 5:8) His intention is not necessarily to slay them, as some serial killer slaughters their victims. Rather, Satan’s main purpose is to capture his victims alive and use the persons as he sees fit. American Muslim young adults who are converts to Islam also is about one-quarter (23%), a much smaller share of current Christians (6%) are converted. In other words, Christianity as a whole loses more people than it gains from religious switching. In the 21 years from 1996 to 2017, there were 4,128,632 baptisms for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Apologists Exposing False Prophecies of Watchtower Organization Jehovah's Witnesses 1878, 1914, 1918, 1925, and 1975 Is it best to spend much time trying to expose historical problems or is there a better way. Most Christian apologists are pretty much on par with the history they present about Jehovah's Witnesses, but I would offer them some... Continue Reading →
1 Peter 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being prepared to make a defense [Gr. apologia] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect; ALWAYS BEING PREPARED TO MAKE DEFENSE TO... Continue Reading →
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may gain more. 20 And so to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those under the law I became as under the law, though... Continue Reading →