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Understanding the Times and the Alien Philosophies Opposed to God’s Truth
Become the antidote by knowing God’s truth and being the truth in your home, neighborhood, and culture.
By Clete Hux Founder/Founding date: As a movement rather than an organized group, there is no founder or founding date, per se. The philosophical roots extend to Gnosticism. E.W. Kenyon (1860-1948) was perhaps the earliest modern exponent to blend the movement’s eastern mystical and New Age elements with Christian teaching. Official Publications: None. Two prominent publications … Read More
by Clete Hux – What do Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Andre Agassi and Wayne Gretzky have in common? It’s well known that they are popular professional athletes widely recognized as champions in their chosen sport. Most know that they are also successful businessmen. What’s less known is that they have all been exposed to New … Read More
by Clete Hux – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). The term born again has been greatly misinterpreted by various people throughout history. Biblically, however, it means “regeneration, or new birth, an inner recreating of … Read More
by Clete Hux – Are there any true-life encounters with angels today? There is no reason to believe that angels ceased to exist with the completion of the Bible. Indeed there are many people who report what seem to be legitimate angelic encounters. In her book When Angels Appear, Hope McDonald records her experience with … Read More
By Clete Hux – For many years, people have been curious about the phenomenon known a near-death experience. With the popularity of Dr. Raymond Moody’s book, Life After Death, curiosity has increased. There is also Betty Edie’s book, Embraced by the Light, which has been endorsed by Moody as the most profound and complete near … Read More
by Clete Hux – Many times in the history of the church there have been winds and waves of heretical teachings passing through and Christians have been alert enough to spot the errors. Other times, the Church has not been quite so discerning and the result has been reaping a whirlwind of counterfeit beliefs and … Read More
What is Apologetics?
Apologetics is a word derived from the Greek word apologia, which means to give a reasoned defense (1 Pet. 3:15). In its Biblical context, apologetics is a branch of Christian theology and philosophy through which the Christian mind expresses itself in the task of evangelism.
The vindication of Christian truth claims and philosophy of life against the various forms of non-Christian philosophies of life. It is the responsibility of every Christian to be equipped in some knowledge and use of apologetics.
The work of apologetics should include the following three dimensions: (a) Apologetics as proof – presenting a rational basis for faith that confronts unbelief in the believer as well as in the unbeliever; (b) Apologetics as defense – answering the objections and overcoming the barriers of unbelief; (c) Apologetics as offense – demonstrating or revealing the foolishness of unbelieving thought and world-views in conflict with the Christian faith.
Seek the Truth
Apologetics seeks to provide rational grounds for believing the truth claims of Christianity in whole or in part and to respond to objections raised against the true knowledge of God in whole or in part in the Christian faith (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
We Have a Passion for Christ
Apologetics should stress that God is interested in the character of the Christian and in the manner in which truth is communicated. The Christian must speak the truth in love, not being quarrelsome, able to teach, correcting the error with gentleness, kindness, patience, and humility. (2 Timothy 2:24-26)