Part 3 What does the word “apologetics” mean? The word “apologetics” is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology. Not an apology in the modern sense of the word – which is to say you’re sorry for something. But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word – which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone. In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client. Apologetics is about building the case for our Faith Basically, there are 3 types of apologetics: Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the “natural” light of reason. Truths that can be known without any divine intervention. Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon.
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God assuming a god exists does not, and cannot know the future, because the future does not exist. So even god cannot know something which does not exist yet. The future is just a concept in our mind. There is no predestination.
According to the Bible, God killed or authorized the killings of up to 25 million people. This is the God of which Jesus was an integral part.
Necessity and nature In what sense necessary Almighty God can and does give grace to men in answer to their internal aspirations and prayers without the use of any external sign or ceremony. This will always be possible, because God , grace , and the soul are spiritual beings. God is not restricted to the use of material, visible symbols in dealing with men ; the sacraments are not necessary in the sense that they could not have been dispensed with. But, if it is known that God has appointed external, visible ceremonies as the means by which certain graces are to be conferred on men , then in order to obtain those graces it will be necessary for men to make use of those Divinely appointed means.
This truth theologians express by saying that the sacraments are necessary , not absolutely but only hypothetically, i. In this sense the Council of Trent Sess. It is the teaching of the Catholic Church and of Christians in general that, whilst God was nowise bound to make use of external ceremonies as symbols of things spiritual and sacred, it has pleased Him to do so, and this is the ordinary and most suitable manner of dealing with men.
Writers on the sacraments refer to this as the necessitas convenientiae, the necessity of suitableness. It is not really a necessity , but the most appropriate manner of dealing with creatures that are at the same time spiritual and corporeal.
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Michael Gleghorn examines evidence from ancient non-Christian sources for the life of Jesus, demonstrating that such sources help confirm the historical reliability of the Gospels. Evidence from Tacitus Although there is overwhelming evidence that the New Testament is an accurate and trustworthy historical document, many people are still reluctant to believe what it says unless there is also some independent, non-biblical testimony that corroborates its statements.
In the introduction to one of his books, F. Nero fastened the guilt.
Frequently Asked Questions. Does the Bible say that women must obey their husbands? Is it a sin for a woman to speak in church? Does the Bible say women have lower standing than men?
Biblical Underpinning for Slavery For many centuries slavery was perfectly acceptable to Christians. Christians had no doubt that it was divinely sanctioned, and they used a number of Old and New Testament quotations to prove their case. Looking at the relevant passages it is clear that the Bible does indeed endorse slavery. In the Old Testament God approved the practice and laid down rules for buyers and sellers Exodus Men are at liberty to sell their own daughters Exodus Slaves can be inherited Leviticus And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: Time and time again the Old Testament confirms that slaves are property and their lives are of little consequence. To prove the strength of Job’s faith, God sends Satan to test him by visiting disasters upon him. Amongst these disasters is the killing of Job’s numerous slaves Job 1. Neither God, nor Satan, nor the story’s narrator finds it at all odd that people should be killed just to prove a point:
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The Day of Truth A young woman wrote me one day sincerely concerned for her marriage. She had ‘tried everything’, but her and her husband were just growing too far apart and she feared he would soon leave. Net website and began reading many of the articles in the FAQ section. She found the articles she read to be interesting and informative; however, what she didn’t find was anything about what the Bible says about how to have a good marriage. She then wrote me and asked if I would share with her some Biblical principles on marriage.
I wrote her back and told her that I would.
No matter how much you ‘have in common,’ it is never okay for a Christian to marry an unbeliever. Such a union binds Christ to the unbeliever and exposes the believer to the idolatry of the non-Christian.
Another example of this is God and The Sun at Fatima. She said that something really amazing is going to happen here at this certain date and they told everybody. Everybody showed up and they all saw it. This book is by Stanley Jaki, who is a physicist and a Catholic priest and a science historian. He goes into pages of interviewing people and documenting all this. This is as close as you can get to a scientific investigation of a miracle.
The lab was closed in , but for almost 30 years there was a lab at Princeton and they would investigate paranormal phenomena.
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JC replies to a royal fan! Useful, Not Truthful “It is usual for the sacred historian to conform himself to the generally accepted opinion of the masses in his time. Our Lady of Guadeloupe conveniently turned up to help the murdering conquistadors in the Americas. Jerome Epistle to Nepotian, Lii, 8. Would the partisans of Christ have set out deliberately to lie?
A young woman wrote me one day sincerely concerned for her marriage. She had ‘tried everything’, but her and her husband were just growing too far apart and she feared he would soon leave.
What is the difference between dating and courting? Dating and courtship are two methods of beginning relationships with the opposite sex. While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.
Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners. First and foremost, dating is a time when a Christian finds out if his or her potential marriage partner is also a believer in Christ. The Bible warns us that believers and unbelievers should not marry each other, because those living in the light of Christ and those living in the darkness cannot live in harmony 2 Corinthians 6: As stated before, during this time there should be little or no physical contact, as this is something that should wait until marriage 1 Corinthians 6:
Existence of God
Posted on July 9, By Scott Youngren Despite the scientific and philosophical arguments for the existence of God presented on this website and elsewhere, some readers may still be haunted by a persistent question: If he is more than just an imaginary big-daddy-in-the-sky, why does it seem that God is hiding from us? It stands to reason that the inability of anyone to produce a unicorn is a pretty good reason not to believe in unicorns. Varghese comments in The Wonder of the World:
May i ask a question you say that there is overwhelming evidence of gods existance and the christian bible says that he is most powerful and ruler of all things and that god is an all loving God but how can God send his children to hell and what kind of father does not communicate with his own children you cant expect people to believe blindly or by fear of being fried for eternity and God.
I listened to others talk about how God spoke to them, moved them, and led them to do this and to do that…but He never did the same for me. So I left the Church. The evangelicals are wrong. The voice they are listening to is their own. I was very sad and angry to find out—it is ALL nonsense. They were hearing voices. I was the sane one…who did not. Cheryl God does indeed speak to us!