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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 John Y. May “It is still of absolute importance to believe in what is indeed genuine factual knowledge. “1 — John W. Montgomery This essay aims to explore the relationship of the Bible to historical knowledge. Specifically, what can the Scriptures legitimately contribute to our knowledge? To what extent can we depend on their … Read More
by Clete Hux – Cult Watch I was out running errands yesterday in the 35242 zip code area of Birmingham, Al. While returning to my vehicle from a place of business, I found a newsletter on my windshield that read Alamo Christian Ministries World Newsletter. Recognizing this literature as part of Tony Alamo’s religious cult, … Read More
by Clete Hux – Taken from the Sanskrit word kundal (coiled up), kundalini refers to the Hindu belief that a “serpent power” lies coiled like a snake in the root chakra (wheel of energy) at the base of the spine. In Hindu mythology, it is the serpent goddess Kundalini who rests at the base of … Read More
By Craig Branch – We live in a country that constitutionally protects the freedom of religion. This is a precious liberty which allows men the freedom to believe any way he chooses. This is a pluralistic society. But it is a mistake to think that one can practice his religious philosophy any way he chooses. … Read More
By Craig Branch – When asked to give examples of a cult, the average church member usually conjures up the names of groups like Moonies, Satanism, Jonestown, Scientology, and perhaps the Hare Krishna. Today, undoubtedly, David Koresh and the Branch-Davidians would be a common refrain. Much less heard would be Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, and the Worldwide Church of God. And even less, many of … Read More
By Craig Branch – Many Christians bemoan the many decisions of the judicial system concerning the separation of church and state. But actually these decisions may prove to be important for Christians in using the government to respond to certain forces that are opposed to Christ (Romans 13:1-3). Christians do not appreciate decisions which diminish the preserving … 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)