Apologetics

The Assumption

I started a conversation on the bus the other day and just before I got off the person handed me a copy of the newssheet from her local Catholic church. I put it in my pocket and forgot all about it. Findingitlater, I read an article entitled ‘Assumptions’, which raised some interesting issues that I felt I needed to be…read more →

Authority

Every cult has a founder, and founders have to have a reason for people to follow them. This is usually some form of vision or miracle, which gives them a special calling to serve God and start somethingnew.”Everyone has gone astray,” they say, “and I have been called to set it right.” The Mormon Church has a particularly formal and…read more →

The Bible

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy3:16.(NASB) But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them… –…read more →

Why Bother

Have you ever asked yourself why you bother? Have you ever wondered why the apologetic arguments you bring aren’t more effective? Have you ever become tired of repeating the same arguments until, eventoyou, they become less compelling and you wonder if there might be a better way, a more effective way? Of course, you still believe fervently but, after all,…read more →

The Celebration of Christmas

It is a widely accepted fact that Jesus was not actually born on December 25th but sometime in the September or October of our calendar. Although no one knows the exact date, a number of suggestions havebeenput forward, with seemingly good evidence, including this one for September 29th, 2 BC. We of course do not celebrate this date or any…read more →

The Question of Evil

How do we answer the person who asks why God allows incidents such as we saw in America on September 11, 2001? Surely if He were a God of love He would stop it.Furthermore, if He is an all supreme beingandin control of this world nothing bad would ever happen. As a foundation on which to build an answer et…read more →

The Problem of Evil and the Promise of Peace

In a previous article we looked at the question of evil. Why does God allow evil? We defined evil as the absence of good and saw that, in God’s original creation, everything was ‘very good’. Welookedat the role of Satan in the fall of man and woman, from a place where they walked with God to a place where they are…read more →

Works or Faith

A discussion on this subject will often come up in an attempt to witness about the gospel and surprisingly enough not only from cult members. Many other people feel they must do things to ‘be good’ orearnthe right ‘to go to heaven’. Indeed, there are some apparent indications in Scripture that on first reading would indicate that works are necessary…read more →

Son of God

Some weeks ago I received an email from a friend of mine sharing some thoughts on the sonship of Jesus. As I read, I realised that this is an area that, as Christians, we need to be able to explain toothers.The step prior to being able to explain to others, of course, is understanding the issue ourselves and I wonder…read more →

God in Three Persons

In dealing with the cults perhaps the subject for which we are called to give an apologia more than any other is that of God’s nature. Without exception, the traditional Trinitarian view is rejected,oftenridiculed, by the cults. There are three simple points I wish to make concerning the way we think about God, especially when speaking to a cultist. 1….read more →

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