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The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used of a speech of defense or an answer given in reply. In ancient Athens it referred to a defense made in the courtroom as part of the normal judicial procedure. After the accusation, the defendant was allowed to refute the charges with a defense or reply (apologia). The accused would attempt to “speak away” (apo—away, logia—speech) the accusation. The classic example of such an apologia was Socrates’ defense against the charge of preaching strange gods, a defense retold by his most famous pupil, Plato, in a dialogue called The Apology (in Greek, hē apologia).
The word appears 17 times in noun or verb form in the New Testament, and both the noun (apologia) and verb form (apologeomai) can be translated “defense” or “vindication” in every case. Usually the word is used to refer to a speech made in one’s own defense. For example, in one passage Luke says that a Jew named Alexander tried to “make a defense” before an angry crowd in Ephesus that was incited by idol-makers whose business was threatened by Paul’s preaching (Acts 19:33). Elsewhere Luke always uses the word in reference to situations in which Christians, and in particular the apostle Paul, are put on trial for proclaiming their faith in Christ and have to defend their message against the charge of being unlawful (Luke 12:11; 21:14; Acts 22:1; 24:10; 25:8, 16; 26:2, 24). -What is Apologetics?
Below we have designed this Apologetic Resource Page for you to browse the images and click on the images to take you to specific topics and movements that deny or pervert sound biblical teaching. Feel free to rate the articles and leave comments on posts. May God richly bless you as grow in His Grace.
When the Roman Empire established Christianity as the only legal religion in the late fourth century, many pagans became associated with Christian churches. They practiced the pagan religion the Babylonians had adopted in the 22nd century B.C.,3 which involved the worship of a goddess addressed as “The Holy Virgin,” “The Virgin Mother,” and “Queen of Heaven and Earth.”
The word “Presence” is found more that 365 times in Jesus Calling. The term is also commonly used in the New Age/New Spirituality. And in both God Calling and Jesus Calling, “Jesus” states that experiencing his presence will unlock secret teachings, new revelations, and future things to come.”
A Call for Discernment is a biblical critique of the Word of Faith movement, more commonly referred to as the Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or, the Prosperity Gospel. Why bother? some may contend. Simple. This is about some very basic doctrine that cannot be overlooked.
A series on the Third Wave Teachings: The over arching theme is “can we trust the bible?” or do we need “New Revelation”? I will endeavor to painstakingly document these leaders and hold it up to the word of God.
Spiritual Formation How will the One World Religion come about, or is it here already? Ray Yungen discusses the advent of The Mystic Revolution. Mysticism is a bridge for all religions to coexist. Ray discusses how the mystical explosion is setting the stage for the One World Religion.
The “weapons” we have used against the LDS have been primarily the Bible, and also its own published material. It is evident that these weapons have indeed prospered against the Church. A List of False Prophecies!
It was this YouTube video I saw during the latest election with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright who pontificated this strange thing. Black Theology and Dr. Cone. I looked into it and was saddened to see the theology that was born out of centuries of oppression and hatred.
The Fez itself, is an example of this double meaning behind most of Freemasonry’s facade. Worn and even carried to the grave with pompous dignity, the history of the Fez is barbaric and anti-Christian. In the early 8th century, Muslim hordes overran the Moroccan city of Fez, shouting, “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.”
The popularity of Baha’i can largely be attributed to its attempts to unify all faiths, prophets and the entire human race. It embraces the humanist philosophy that all religions should be embraced equally because they are not contradictory and are merely successively updated versions of the same basic religious beliefs.
Postmodern liberalism, which has slithered into the Church with the Emergent movement, shares intellectual roots with fascism. One of the most popular postmodernist tendencies within aesthetics is deconstruction. Deconstruction is a postmodern and Emergent tactic of textual analysis…
This movement is worth looking into what they teach. Many well intentioned Christians are being duped by this emotional driven movement. Amos37 gives Joel’s Army its highest warning . There are many new revelations and new winds of doctrine sweeping the Church today. Sensationalism seems to be the guiding light leading souls into extremes
The Roman Catholic Church has been around for about 1700 years. With each passing year, they continue to grow more apostate. They are not a Christian denomination but instead could easily be categorized as a cult. In the Latin, the word “Vatican” means “Hill of Divination.” Actually, they are a cult of the virgin.
Jude warned the church to contend for the faith against apostates who attempt to steal away disciples. In verse 4 of his epistle, he wrote, “For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only sovereign and Lord.”
Pope Francis is in the role of ‘Holy Father,’ overseeing the religious lives of 1.2 billion people around the globe. However, he is a Jesuit; the first one to be elected Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. Not only is he a Jesuit, but he is a High Jesuit who ruled South America, and was already a very powerful man before becoming the Pontiff.
Rome denied salvation by faith in Christ without Church sacraments and good works and basically rejected everything the Reformers asked the Church to accept in submission to God’s Word. Then Trent pronounced more than 100 anathemas (excommunication/damnation) against all who accepted any Reformation teaching.