Apologetics

Apologetics : Have the charismatic gifts ceased? Charismatic Apologetics Christian Ministry

The issue of the whether or not the charismatic spiritual gifts are for today has caused much debate and division in the body of Christ. The extremes are amazing. There are groups that say that if you do speak in tongues, then you are under demonic control and are not saved. On the other hand, […]

 
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What does it mean when the Bible refers to the “third heaven”? Apologetics Christian Faith

At the time of ancient Israel they did not have as complete an understanding of the universe as we do today. So they wrote in terms with which  they were familiar.  The Jews spoke of three heavens. The first heaven consisted of the the earth atmosphere where the clouds and birds were. The second heaven […]

 
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Baptism and John 3:5 Apologetics

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  4 Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old?  He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?”  5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to […]

 
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Apologetics Sinner's Prayer - Salvation Prayer 2017-2018

What must I do to obtain eternal life? Prayer of Salvation

Matthew 19:16-22, What must I do to obtain eternal life? by Matt Slick Matt. 19:16-22, “And behold, one came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?” 17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One […]

 
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Prayer in Apologetics

Prayer in Apologetics One of the dangers of the apologist is falling into the trap of relying on his own intellectual abilities to try to wrestle someone into the kingdom of God.  I am sad to say that I have been guilty of this. Pride hides itself in the heart, so it cannot be seen.  […]

 
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Apologetics – Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith

Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith Preface How to relate the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been the dilemma of Christian spokespersons since the apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens. Twenty centuries of experience have not simplified this task, as new challenges have arisen in every century and […]

 
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Parables of Jesus – Parable of The Prodigal Son, Luke 15:1-2, 11-32

Theme: Great joy in the salvation of the lost. 1 A son is lost – “Give me my share” |     2 Goods wasted in extravagant living |      |     3 Everything lost – “He spent everything-he began to want |      |      |      4 The great sin – “feeding pigs for gentiles |      |      |      |      5 […]

 
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Parables of Jesus – Parable of The Fig Tree, Luke 13:1-9

The Fig Tree, Luke 13:1-9 1. Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled [shed along with] with their sacrifices. Josephus, the Jewish historian of the time of Christ and after, records a number of massacres during this period, but does not […]

 
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What are the parables that Jesus taught? – The Great Banquet, Luke 14:15-24

What are the parables that Jesus taught? by Matt Slick Jesus spoke a great deal in parables. A parable is an illustration, a story that is designed to teach a lesson. Jesus used them frequently and cited the common culture, norms, and situation of the time he was in so as to teach the listeners […]

 
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The Importance of Prayer in Evangelism – What should you pray for? – Hindrances to prayer – Prayer is a privilege

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest,” (Matt. 9:37-38). Prayer is essential in the Christian’s life.  Without it your witness will be far less effective and you will be far more vulnerable to the enemy.  When you witness, you […]

 
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Experiencing the Word: The Mind of Christ

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,…” Philippians 2:5 (NKJV) What was I thinking? Perhaps you’re like me and have wondered at times how you could have been so absent-minded, wrong-headed, misinformed, or thoughtless.  For example, I left the apartment on Sunday morning to go to my car to come […]

 
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Your Mind – Mind of Christ

The Bible sees the mind as that place of contemplation, judgment, and intention.  Our minds allow us to be rational, to weigh evidence, to make decisions about right and wrong, options, etc.  Our minds allow us to worship, praise God, pray, love, repent, and trust.  In this we are made in God’s image with the […]

 
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Evangelism – Presenting the Gospel – The Law – Jesus Christ – The Great Commission is God’s Plan for Building His Church

Presenting the Gospel How do you tell people that they need Jesus?   Do you tell them that Jesus loves them and that He wants to make their lives better?  Do you tell people that Jesus can forgive them of their sins?  Do you tell them that Jesus has a wonderful plan for their lives and […]

 
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Verses Showing Justification by Faith

Justification is the legal act where God declares the sinner to be innocent of his or her sins.  It is not that the sinner is now sinless, but that he is “declared” sinless.  This declaration of righteousness is being justified before God.  This justification is based on the shed blood of Jesus, ” . . […]

 
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Is Christianity the One True Religion? Jesus Christ His Teaching and Apologetics – Jesus fulfilled the Prophecy

Yes, Christianity is the one true religion.  That may sound awfully dogmatic and narrow-minded, but the simple truth is that Christianity is the only true religion.  Jesus said that He alone was the way to the Father (John 14:6) – that He alone revealed the Father (Matt. 11:27; Luke 10:22).  Christians do not go around […]

 
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Bible Study on Gospel of John, Chapter 1 – John 1:1–51 – The World – Jesus Christ – Beginning of Creation – John the Baptist – Regeneration

THE WORD “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The word “word” was familiar to the Greeks who understood it to be the rational principle that governed the universe. The Jews understood the […]

 
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The Power of the Blood of Jesus – Redemption by Blood

The Power of the Blood of Jesus – Redemption by Blood “Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things . . . but with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot”-I Pet. i. 18, 79. THE shedding of His blood was the culmination of the sufferings of […]

 
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The Return of God

The Return of God “He has his rising on the edge of heaven, the end of its course its furthest edge, and nothing can escape his heat.” Psalm 19:6 The flood constitutes a great dividing line in the creation. Not only does it separate Eden from Babylon, it marks the deepest part of the separation […]

 
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Evolution and the Atonement of Jesus Christ

by Tim Chaffey Recently, the BioLogos website hosted two articles from guest blogger Dr. Joseph Bankard as part of a series on “how to understand the atoning work of Christ in light of evolutionary science.” This series features writers who hold different opinions on the relationship between evolution and the atonement. Critiques of some of […]

 
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What Is God’s Name in the Old Testament?

God was known by several names in the Old Testament. Which one is accurate? Bodie Hodge, AiG–U.S., examines many of the different names referring to God in the Old Testament. I am sometimes surprised at how easy it is to answer some alleged Bible contradictions. And this one is rather easy. Imagine if someone came […]

 
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Is Jesus the Creator God? The deity of Christ

A Look at John 1:1–3 by Bodie Hodge Abstract Truly, the identity of Christ is of utmost importance. And yet, in today’s culture there are people teaching that Jesus was a created being. Keywords: Jesus Christ, Creator, God, created being, atone, sin, faith, deity, Jehovah’s Witness, Kingdom Interlinear, Emphatic Diaglott, Islam, Ignatius Is this even […]

 
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Is There a God? Does God exist?

Does God exist? Here are six straightforward reasons to believe that God is really there. Just once wouldn’t you love for someone to simply show you the evidence for God’s existence? No arm-twisting. No statements of, “You just have to believe.” Well, here is an attempt to candidly offer some of the reasons which suggest […]

 
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Is the Trinity Three Different Gods? Apologetics Existence of God Nature of God

by Dr. Jobe Martin on July 19, 2011 Have you ever wondered about the doctrine of the Trinity? How could the God of the Bible be one God, but at the same time three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Introduction Have you ever wondered about the doctrine of the Trinity? How could the God of […]

 
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The Predicted Messiah – Jesus Christ the Messiah – Lamb of God – Eternal Father – Prince of Peace

In hindsight, a good mystery fits together perfectly, like the various pieces of an intricate puzzle that need but one final piece to link the parts that form the completed magnificent panorama. Until that final piece is added, the mystery is virtually impossible to grasp in its entirety. In fact, while the mystery is developing, […]

 
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Reasons to Believe in Jesus – Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament Messianic Prophecies

Wars often come and go. Battles are won and lost. Businesses are bought and sold. Nations rise and fall. Scientific discoveries are made on a daily basis. These and other pertinent events influence human history in a myriad of interesting ways. But none of them is as influential as a powerful personality. Real history is […]

 
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A Christian mind? Mind of Christ – Apologetics about Christian mind – Renewing of your mind

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind (Romans 12:2) ‘Christianity is anti-science!’ That’s the story in much of the media and ‘educratic’ establishment anyway. But an increasing number of historians have shown that Christian principles were responsible for immense scientific and social advances. One recent book […]

 
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Defending Christian World View – Apologetics – Christian Apologetics

Introduction In a culture where God’s Word is constantly under attack from those both inside and outside of the church, we must always be ready to give a defense for the hope that is in us. How Do We Know the Bible Is True? Volumes 1 & 2 Shop Now God’s Word is constantly under […]

 
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Isaiah and the Deity of Christ – Christian Apologetics

It has become popular in recent years to consider the divine nature of Christ as simply a doctrine invented by Christians long after Jesus’ death. In his blockbuster book The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown alleged that Jesus’ deity was concocted 300 years after His crucifixion (2003, pp. 233-234). Jehovah’s Witnesses also frequently distribute literature […]

 
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What are some of the dangers of apologetics?

Apologetics is the branch of Christian theology that deals with the defense and establishment of the Christian faith. This means that those who defend Christianity must use logic, evidence, scripture, and wisdom when answering objections and challenges. We see this evidenced in the Bible. Acts 17:16–17, “Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, […]

 
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Prayer in Apologetics

One of the dangers of the apologist is falling into the trap of relying on his own intellectual abilities to try to wrestle someone into the kingdom of God.  I am sad to say that I have been guilty of this. Pride hides itself in the heart, so it cannot be seen.  When we find […]

 
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An Introduction to Apologetics

Apologetics is the branch of Christianity that deals with the defense and establishment of the Christian faith.  Christian Apologetics is something every true believer should be involved in even if it is only a little. “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you […]

 
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What is Apologetics? Defining Apologetics Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. Apologia to Apologetics

What is Apologetics? Defining Apologetics Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The simplicity of this definition, however, masks the complexity of the problem of defining apologetics. It turns out that a diversity of approaches has been taken to defining the meaning, scope, and purpose of apologetics. From Apologia to […]

 
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