Apologetics 101

Apologetics 101

Every day we run into people that either don’t know the Gospel or have reasons they choose not to believe it. It’s not always easy, in fact, it’s usually pretty hard to find a way to break through the hard shell of “spiritual resistance” and begin some dialogue concerning the Bible.

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I have found that, showing people the “trail” from everyday sayings and sights back to their origin in the scriptures helps to at least peak their curiosity and open some deeper dialogue.

“He couldn’t see (read) the writing on the wall”.  We’ve all heard this saying before but who has stopped to think, “where did that come from”?  Daniel 5:5  When the hand of God wrote a message to Nebuchadnezzar “on the wall”—the writing on the wall—around 600B.C. When you take someone back and show them this is actually a biblical “saying”, they will be quite surprised.

“Go the extra mile”.  We hear this all the time, to go the extra mile, especially in sports. People in business are always encouraged to go the extra mile—but where did it come from?  Matthew 5:41 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. When a Roman soldier was passing through a town, it was a law that he could hand off his gear to any citizen and they were required to carry it a mile for him. Jesus said, “Go 2 miles”—the extra mile. Jesus wants us to go above and beyond so others will “see” the difference and we will be able to give a testimony as to why we live to a higher standard. “Go the extra mile”.

The Rod of Asclepius also known as the asklepian, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. The symbol has continued to be used in modern times, where it is associated with medicine and health care—lapel pins, on ambulances, on hospitals…  Turn to Numbers 21:5-9  This is where Moses was instructed by God to put a brass serpent on a stick for the people to look at and be healed from the bites of serpents sent as a judgment by God. This took place during the Exodus, around 1447 B.C.—long before it showed up in Greek mythology.

I  hope this blesses and encourages you to dig deeper into Gods word and toward apologetics as a tool to greater witnessing for our Lord. – Steve Schmidt is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is a regular Freedom Fighter blogger

Daily Reading: 1 Samuel 30-31; 1 Timothy 4

Quote of the day: For the Christian church…. to ignore, euphemize, or otherwise mute the lethal reality of sin is to cut the nerve of the gospel. For the sober truth is that

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