Apologetics deals with the reasoned, logical, verbal defense of Christianity. As you continue to study, you will grow stronger in your ability to explain and defend a position whether it be in the area of creationism or explaining a Bible passage. You’ve probably already practiced it but possibly without much success. Many Christians attempt to defend the Bible without the Bible, which isn’t wise. There are plenty of secular documents that support the Bible, but the Bible is the foundation while everything else is the topping. Continue reading
Before moving on, I do want to encourage silent readers to participate. No one’s being graded, and you don’t have to post an answer to any question. I strongly suggest at least writing the answers in a notebook or on your computer so that you get more comfortable with researching questions. When you begin answering the questions, you engage yourself and are more likely to remember the answers or how to find them. It will also give you more confidence as you start dealing with a range of questions. We’ll split this into sections. Continue reading
Suicide has been taught to be an unpardonable sin. It is easy to see why we have tended to lump it in with the only sin that would not be forgiven because a deceased person cannot repent. So, let’s examine the examples used to support this idea, the meanings implied by this theory, and what it means for the person who does it. Continue reading
For ALL have sinned.
– Who is included in “all”?
– Are there any sinless people? Or Once a person repents, is he now sinless and not having to worry about sin anymore?
– When we sin, who are we sinning against? Continue reading
Who does it?
Is there a penalty for it?
How do people get rid of it?Supporting an answer with Scripture is preferred so that it sharpens our ability to find answers we need in the Word of God. If you can’t quite remember a Scripture, use the search feature on Biblegateway. Try your best to locate it, and answer as much as you can. There are multiple passages available to support your answers.
What is the Gospel?
That’s it. That’s the question.
If someone comes up to you right now and asks you to explain the Gospel, can you? Let’s imagine we’re on a subway, and the guy next to you hears you talking and asks what’s the Gospel he keeps hearing people mention? His exit is coming up in three minutes, and this is most likely the only time you’ll ever see him. In a nutshell, how would we answer according to Scripture? There are a few passages that hit at it, but there is one primary one that boils it all down.
Problems with Today’s Divorce and Remarriage Excuses
Examining some of the flaws in the Adultery, Abandonment, Abuse, (etc.) arguments that are used to permit divorce & remarriage
After participating in multiple marriage, divorce, and remarriage (MDR) discussions over the past couple of weeks, I’ve decided that I’d like to post some of the questions that advocates favoring remarriage should consider. I’ve discovered that there are two primary categories into which people fall that support divorce and remarriage. Continue reading
I re-posted a picture that stated the NIV has changed the meaning of this passage from God’s promise to preserve His Words forever to God’s promise to protect us forever. As it was brought to my attention that many people understand these verses to mean God’s promise to protect His people, I began a search to discover the truth so that I could speak about it with certainty and explain my conclusion. Here are the verses in question and some of the versions.
“6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” – KJV
“6And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold[c] refined seven times. 7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,” – NIV Continue reading
[shi-kee-nuh, -kahy-; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-khee-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-khee-nuh] Show IPA
noun, Theology .
the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence.
Also, She·ki·nah, Shechinah.
1655–65; < Hebrew shēkhīnāh
I’m sure by now that you’ve heard of the “shekinah glory” or the “glory cloud.” This is supposed to be the name given to the cloud that would appear during some times of worship, over the Ark of the Covenant, the cloud that led the Israelites through the wilderness, and even other various appearances such as in the burning bush or on the mountaintops where God’s prophets were permitted a glimpse into His majesty. If you attend some of these rallies for Christ or fire conferences, you’ll hear pastors and worship leaders instruct people on how to pray and worship so that the glory of God will descend because they wanted a physical manifestation of Him. Curiosity led me to look it up, but Continue reading
Street Fighter Church Edition
“32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.” – 1 Cor 14:32-33, 40
A practice that has spread quickly around the world is this belief that being “slain in the Spirit” is a move of God practiced throughout the Bible. Continue reading