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What Does it Mean to be an Apologist?

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May 23, 2022 5:30 am

What Does it Mean to be an Apologist?

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May 23, 2022 5:30 am

Chris Hughes talks about knowing what you believe and why you believe it as a Christian.

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This agreement almost from the masculine journey podcast where we discover what it means to be a wholehearted man your chosen Truth Network podcasts starting in just seconds. Enjoy it, share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and for choosing The Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network get ready. It's one of America's most important, influential and respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist Christian political advocate and author. Here is the founder and chairman of the America foundation, Dr. Chris, United interface talk about today me an apology. Should a Christian apologist grandpa's got a great show today you get God's word and understanding what God is called on Chris you to welcome to the Christian perspective, thank you so much Mid-America Baptist theological seminary for being the host of the Christian perspective studios are looking for college to attend. I want to tell you could not go wrong, you could not do much better than to attend the college of Mid-America.

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We want to educate and train Christians to develop a biblical worldview. What is a worldview, a worldview is simply the land for which we see the world and we want you to be able to see the world through the lens of the Bible, so we want you to understand what the Bible says on key issues there in the culture today and then take that education we provide you and him go out and apply it in your daily lives and particularly the selection Yuri we want you to apply to the arena, public policy and politics. I would encourage you to elect godly men and women to public office who rule and lead with a biblical worldview to take a stand on God's word and pass legislation laws and regulations that will honor God in all that they think they ended so check out citizens for America foundation.com citizens of America foundation are coming along great events coming up.

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Then this summer we got a couple tours coming up in June and again in September towards Washington DC. If you've never been to Washington DC, or even if you have encourage you to visit the citizens for America foundation.com visit our website come with me I'll be taking you places all over Washington DC might've been washed in before, but never been there with this perspective, the Christian perspective will say were God's word is all over Washington DC or hell of failing fathers upland our nation and they really did it. My Christian perspective I noticed that with Italian history books today, but you're gonna say it good attacking you tonight when their Bible verses engraved billings and all over the place all over Washington in order to show you just a fraction of those amines are hundreds of them. Maybe even the Baller more when I show you where a lot of the prominent ones are so you can see that our nation really was founded as a Christian nation, and then another great event coming up on December 26 if you never been to Israel. I would encourage you to join me in Israel December 26 for a nine day tour to get to spend Christmas with your family and the next day hop on a plane go to Israel.

You get a walk in the steps where Jesus walked all over the holy land, tell you what it will change your life and I hope that you will join me as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus in Israel this December.

What I want to talk about some got apologetics maybe don't know what apologetics is, and what I give you a lot of different definitions today, but really apologetics is this the ability to defend your Christian faith. I want to tell you that so important today because we really live in what some believe is a post-Christian world what you think about that you think live in a post-Christian world is certainly the number of people that believe in Jesus, percentagewise are decreasing, particularly in the United States of America today.

Many of our laws and regulations do not select reflect the honoring of God's word, and there is no better time than the day for us to tell other people about Jesus. If you listen to show any and all you know that I believe that one of the primary responsibilities of every Christian is to tell other people about Jesus. Why is that will one if we believe that the Bible is true and hopefully if you're Christian you believe the Bible is true. If you believe the Bible is true.

You believe that Jesus is going to return one day and you know we need to live our lives as if his Richar was imminent. If you read throughout the Bible at all, the Bible prophecies that talk about Jesus coming to get everything that the Bible never predicted has come true are few things that still need to happen, but throughout history things work were projected in and prophesied a prophesy just made predicted this guy come in the future and everything that the Bible says needs to happen prior to the rapture has happened. So were just waiting for Jesus to return it to be tomorrow could be a thousand years from now, nobody knows the day or hour. The Bible tells us Jesus himself said that anybody tell you, day or hour that they're lying and don't listen to so I don't know when it can happen, but I believe that it could happen at any time. I know what the Bible tells us will happen preceding Jesus return for the rapture of the church that all those things have happened. And then the other, different people to believe different things. Some people don't believe that the rapture happened for seven year period of time called the tribulation. Some believe that happened during the middle of tribulation and some believe it happens at the end of the tribulation, but the important thing is that you need to believe that Jesus is coming again because the Bible tells us that he's coming again, and you need to live your life with urgency that Jesus is coming, so when I say we have a primary responsibility tell other people about Jesus. If you believe that Jesus is coming again those people around you. Your luck with your family or friends or colleagues, your coworkers, you don't want to leave them behind know you want them to know about Jesus.

And when Jesus comes to rapture church and was a church. I don't mean the first Baptist Church or the first best buddy in church or anything like that. I mean followers of Jesus Christ the body of believers to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, which is not specific to a denomination. People have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ amassed him to forgive them of their sins and promised to serve him rest of their lives and to make him the Lord of their lives, those of the people that are not to be carried away. One day the Bible tells us that the bodies that we live in a really temporary body you live to be 70 or 80 years old. Your blessed on people with a little bit longer somewhat shorter but inside these bodies that have a finite time they're going to dwell upon this earth is a soul or a spirit and God tells us that that soul is going to live for all of eternity. In one of two places. So when you die or when Jesus comes again. You got a soul and that soul go to go one of two places you will either go to a place called heaven which is in the presence of God Almighty and place of great joy and happiness for all of eternity where there will be no more Senate, no more sorrow and no more pain and no more suffering or your soul will spend an eternity in a place called hell. I want to tell you that hell is real. Very few preachers preach on hell anymore. Very few people talk about hell that would offend somebody or make you feel uncomfortable all much I you I would much rather offend them.

Now that there be burning in hell one day and wonder why nobody told him about you need to tell your friends about hell and listen. Even your worst enemy that you may think you hate you don't want them to spend an eternity in hell for no other reason, held a terrible place because you'll be away from the presence of God.

The Bible tells us is also a place that were there be wailing and gnashing of teeth and terrible fire in pain and you will beg to die and you will not be able to die you will spend an eternity and eternal pain, anguish and suffering, and because of that you don't want to go there and we need to tell everybody we note that there is a way to get out of that and the only way to avoid that is through Jesus Christ. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life no man comes unto the father but by me meeting the only way to spend an eternity in heaven with God the father is by putting our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, but we live in a set a while ago. What many are calling a post-Christian era. Here the 21st century. You are Christians are defending their faith because fewer Christians have an understanding of God's word. My sacred is what you say.

Although the Bible says one telling you that the fact is that most Christians never read the Bible every day. In fact, you hardly ever read it, and some never ever read in a recent study by man named George Barnett is a Christian pollster found that less than 10% of pastors who claim to be evangelical pastors got all the others out there who don't even claim to be evangelical but less than 10% of those who claim to be evangelical pastors ever address issues like heaven and hell and the issues in the culture today. So if you never read your Bible and your pastor doesn't preacher, even if you go to one of those 10% they do preach. Bart also found the people to consider themselves to be faithful churchgoers may only go one in every three Sunday so if you only go once a month, basically one in every three Sundays and you have a pastor who never addresses the issue you don't read your Bible and you are one of those people were talking about your someone who doesn't defend their faith because you don't understand God's word enough to be able to defend your faith is amazing to me as I travel around the country and I meet with Christian particular youth and young people in college student.

They don't know what the Bible says are not comfortable defending their faith, they get uncomfortable when the discussions of religion come up in God's word because they don't understand it enough when they claim to be a Christian and don't know what it says. Look at your follower of Jesus Christ.

You need to get God's word and understand it. If you want to be a nurse you go to nursing school to study how to be a nurse if you want to be a lawyer you go to law school you study law. If you want to be a follower of Jesus Christ you profess to be a follower of Jesus Christ and you need to immerse yourself in God's word. You need understand what the Bible says need understand what it means and why it says what it says. A study by Barna research group. Remember, that was George Barnett the garbage just a minute ago for the loose in our ministries revealed that growing number of Christians don't see sharing the good news is a personal responsibility member what I'm telling you, if you listen to show it to you. Just about every day that one of the primary responsibilities of every Christian is to tell other people about Jesus. It is your responsibility is not the responsibility of your pastor, your Sunday school teacher or Chris Hughes or somebody else. It is all of our responsibility. It is your responsibility to tell other people about Jesus.

So what is apologetic, apologetic, and this is just one of another of many a definition that would give you today apologetic is the art and science of sharing and defending the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let me say that again apologetic is the art and science of defending the gospel of Jesus Christ, the wise, apologetic, important well in the world because more hostile to those who share their faith. Pastors need to begin teaching and preaching the whole word of God and inspire their members to the fate of Christian apologetics is also still relevant thought about that.

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Will apologetics made it basically is the rent of your faith. You know what you believe and why you believe it well want to share with you. There is a Christian company and they don't pay to sponsor the show but I just want to brag on them call patriot mobile patriot mobile is an incredible Christian cell phone company and their great alternative to Sprite as Sprite. Just bring it to Verizon AT&T to cricket mobile. They are the only Christian mobile company out there today.

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They believe as I do it every Christian has a primary responsibility tell other people about Jesus were talking about apologetic state and if you missed it. What is apologetic welder to be several definitions but one is apologetic is the art and science of sharing and defending the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Another word you need understand as a Christian, what you believe and why you believe it, be able to back it up in the Bible and God's work with some people think God's word is not relevant in America today. I want to tell you that God's word is always relevant when I say God's word may be, if you're not a Christian you don't understand what I'm referring to the Bible. Now the Bible is the book that we use as followers of Jesus Christ. As Christians, and note the Bible is divided into two sections, one is called the Old Testament, which is a period of time in history before Jesus Christ was born died on the cross and rose again from the grave in the New Testament is a story of his follower of Jesus life in the Gospels and then of his followers in the in the New Testament so the Bible is what we call the word of God. We believe it is the inspired word of one week mean by that we say that's inspired we meet.

We believe that even though the Bible was written by many different men that the Holy Spirit, meaning a form of God, there are three forms of God. We call it Trinity, God the father, God the son God the Holy Spirit. We believe the Holy Spirit inspired those men and told them what to write so might be written by different human individual and that he would vigil might have a different way of talking or speaking in the other person but the concept of the word written. We believe works inspired by the Holy Spirit because of that, we believe that the Bible is true. We believe that the Bible is in error, meaning everything in there is true, that's not what our society is today.

I heard a pastor yesterday said in a church that there is a new version. I haven't verified this yet of the NIV, which is a version of Bible is taking out all references to homosexuality being a sin that you can't pick and choose what in the Bible is either all true or none of it is true, and we live in a world today were many are believing that the Bible may not be relevant America. What do you think is relevant.

While I believe it is in a modern day world of constant changing and never ever developing new technologies, many water if the gospel still relevant in the 21st century and I'm telling you it is in a society where there is no clear definition of right wrong. I want to tell you that's a real problem today kids are being taught. Everything is relevant and and and you are what you believe is okay what I believe is okay the truth anymore. You just need to find your truth and that is not gonna work me. The truth is if you step in front of a moving train. You gotta get run over and splatter all over the place. There are laws of gravity. If you jump off a building.

It doesn't matter if you think gravity doesn't exist, it does exist, you're going to go splat when hit the ground in a society where in the society where there is no clear definition of right and wrong is a book with over 2000 years old still relevant and applicable to today's society, that's a question that you need to ask yourself is a Christian's do you believe in the word of God, and if so do you believe it is still relevant in our world today. Many argue today the Bible is outdated and is teaches don't apply to society where everyone defines her own true and I'm telling you, we cannot define our own truths we have to find the source of the truth.

Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life no man comes in with the father but by me. So if you want to know the truth. Gotta know Jesus and how do you know Jesus and what he taught was only one way and that's by reading and studying God's word, which is the Bible the 21st century is seen a rise of relativism the belief that there is no absolute truth. The truth is always relative to some particular frame of reference, such as language or culture that is just simply not correct. One way which the Bible remains relevant to the important life lessons found in stories of the lives of many important people in biblical history is one of the things I love about the Bible, to give you stories of interest when I say stories they are true stories are historically factual. They are accurate and they been proven true throughout time is the gives us examples of people in our lives that we can look back on and they went through many of the same situations that were going through the day. I was recently in Washington DC and and I went to the Museum of the Bible want to tell you if you've never been to the museum of the Bible you need to go is a huge building and they told us when we checked in, that it would take somebody if you would to every single exhibit and study every single exhibit. It would take you nine days. If you spend eight hours a day all day every day for nine days to see all the exhibits. It is an incredible incredible Museum. One of the things they had their is they they had scrolls that we call today at the Dead Sea Scrolls. If you've heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls Jan about 70 years ago there was a young boy who was a sheepherder who was tending a flock in this area not far away from the Dead Sea in which is aware of very salty body of water and the boy was he was guarding his sheep and hurting his flock and he was there with some rocks and rock fell through a hole and he heard this sound like if you dropped the ball in your kitchen or draw a piece of pottery and he climbed down in the hole and there were all these big pots down in that hole and inside those pots were grips were manuscripts of the book of Isaiah was significant about this is they were about a thousand years older than anything that we had and it proved that the documents that we have today that the basically parts of the Old Testament that we have today were hundred percent accurate as they were written nearly a thousand years earlier before anything that we had there a significant and a lot of those are in Israel today but you can go to the Museum of Bible of the Bible and see examples of the parts of that young boy found in of the scrolls that are rolled out, there were rolled up and and now they will a map and you can look at them and study them and see what they look like is incredible because that just goes to prove that the Bible was historically is accurate and in history is full of examples of people that keep making the same mistakes because they failed to lower the license lessons that life is teaching them that I failed to learn from what the Bible tells him. The Bible also shown to be relevant through its historical accounts of actual event and accurate historical record, and again everything in the Bible is been proven to be true. Archaeologist is studied three years and they found the things in the cities and the and references to the people that are mentioned in the Bible.

The Bible is a historic and architectural architectural treasure in which many of his facts have been confirmed by extra-biblical resources meeting people. It may not even be Christians but are just archaeologists or others have found that many of the things in the Bible are true archaeologists and biblical historians have proven the accuracy of many of the biblical accounts through extra-biblical record of the same events you just like I was recently studying the life of Jesus and some of the things that he didn't. And even though his back.

He was back at Easter time when I was thinking about the resurrection. So I was doing some research and reading about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and there were historians that were not followers of Jesus Christ that make mention of the tomb of Jesus and make mention that the body of Jesus was missing. You know that that Easter is the most important holiday in the Christian faith and some people want to say will there's no proof that Jesus rose again from the gray well is there is un-disputable proof that Jesus died on the cross on disputable proof that his body went missing from the tomb and historians that are not followers of Jesus and rock where she is eager for that time. Make note of the fact that there was a man of Jesus of Nazareth was hung on the cross you claim to be God and his body was missing from the tenant so many things like this in the Bible can be proven to be true, but we don't know we will study God's word and study other documents to understand what the Bible says scoffers of pushed aside his human archaeology is proven the existence of the Hittites, which originally Old Testament the Jewish captivity in Babylon. The pull shalom where I've been myself so much more, Marty. Modern archaeology has challenge the world of education to admit that the Bible factual archaeology is confirm without question. This also addresses the box is still relevant talk more about the relevancy of the Bible to be colleges well. America has a strong Christian heritage, most Americans don't know the truly important role in God and the Bible is indicated by American foundation, Dr. Chris were made in our nation will embark on a journey of discovering the hidden much of America's Christian heritage up close and personal, and how it evolved over the government and the men who helped forge this new kind of Republic acknowledge the creator, the truth about the creation of the mounting father Christian principles. American joint. This show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love or causes you care about the conservative Baptist network is a dynamic movement of Southern Baptist pastors and churches and Christians committed to standing for the sufficiency of God's word in the face of a culture of compromise. The passion and prayer of the conservative Baptist network is that God would help Southern Baptist staple for the gospel so that we might see revival in America and the Christ.

Visit our website today@conservativebaptistnetwork.com to learn how you and your church can join and support this exciting movement perspective today but cold apologetic. You might not know what apologetic. Basically you if you know something you should know why you believe in what you believe about is Christian. We should understand what we believe about the Bible is true we say is true. How do we know is true. How can we defend our faith to other people. If they ask this question only when talking about an argumentative context as your children.

You tell them about Jesus or people you come in contact with might have questions with mommy, how do you know there really was an orc with Noah.

How do you know that the earth is only a little over 6000 years old.

I do know we were created. The Big Bang explosion adding a note that we didn't evolve from monkeys. How do you know that there really was a man named Jesus how do you know that he died. How do you know that he will rose again from the great well if you get God's word and understand it, learn it you will learn those things and then you be able to explain them and then you will be what we call an apologist today but a lot of that revolves around whether or not the Bible is relevant in this post-Christian era.

Again, a lot of scholars think that we live in a post-Christian America not really just America but post-Christian world meeting the people don't really believe the Bible is true anymore than a majority of the people in the United States of America are not Christians anymore, so is the Bible even relevant because so many people even though many so-called pastors in Sunday school teachers and deacons. The leaders around the world really country claim. The Bible is not 100% true or hundred percent accurate and I want to tell you if you go down that path. If you start telling people the will know this part wasn't through this part didn't really happen or whether really a flood.

The Bible is wrong that God didn't create the world and have a seven days of creation and rest. None of those things really happen will if you don't believe they happen and how can you tell somebody the other parts of her troops. If that's not true. How can somebody believe that the stories about Jesus are true.

It's either all true or none of it is true whether primary responsibilities of every Christian is to tell other people about Jesus. So what makes the Bible relevant. The most important factor in determining the relevance of the gospel today.

The fact that the Bible provides the information needed for you to be able to obtain a personal connection with God when I say it.

I'm saying that we need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Christianity is not hear people talk about what what your religion will Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is a faith in Jesus Christ to develop a personal relationship is not about having a religion is about having a relationship with Jesus. That's what Christians are were followers of Jesus Christ we have a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Bible tells us exactly and directly and clearly I we can develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There's a verse and in the New Testament which the Bible is divided into two sections. The Old Testament, which is prior to Jesus birth in the old and the New Testament file which covers from Jesus for in one of the books of the New Testament. First Corinthians 1st Corinthians chapter 15 verse three. The Bible says Rod delivered unto you first of all that which I received, how that Christ died for our stand.

According to the Scriptures. He saying that the Bible is important because it tells us how Jesus died for said the Bible tells us in Romans 323 that all is Sandoval sure the glory of God. Romans 623 tells us of the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord's orders versus thing they're saying that we we all understand and sin separates us from God. And because we stand. We deserve to die. It's been an eternity in hell.

The good news is John 316 says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. We have that everlasting life.

Only through the free gift of eternal salvation that comes through Jesus Christ. That alone is why the Bible is relevant. It tells us how to accept the free gift of salvation for Jesus Christ to accept his substitutionary death, rust on the cross. What got me with member I just read you only 623 because we then we deserve to die and spend an eternity in hell with the Bible tells us that Jesus died for us what we call a substitutionary death. He was substituted for us by God as a penalty had to be paid for our sin. So what is the gospel. The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. The gospel also will refer to is the first four books in the New Testament Matthew Mark Luke and John Matthew Mark Luke and John are referred to as the Gospels in the Bible and they are also referred to as the good news of Jesus Christ because those four books tell the story of Jesus life is Bertha's life is death and his resurrection is the message that God sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for all mankind and the Jesus defeated death is resurrection. That's why Easter is so important is not just that he died on the cross that three days later he rose again from the grave, defeating death hell and the grave and gave victory over sin and over Satan forever and ever.

So why that message so important was their acceptance of the message God offers eternal life to all who believe in Jesus Christ this year just a minute ago. John 316 says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life everlasting life.

Remember I share with you earlier and earlier segment that we have in our bodies, our bodies might die euros 70 or 80 years old, or some other timeframe. These bodies are going to die Rod McKay but we have a soul in us, that will live forever in one of two places either in heaven and in the presence of God Almighty or in a place called hell of eternal torture, pain and damnation forever. In order for the church to redeem culture or when sold we as believers need to live for the good of our own towns and cities, not just for our internal church.

Jeremiah 20 977 Jeremiah 29 seven says and seek the peace of the city with aircraft cause you to be carried away captives and pray unto it, for the Lord is saying here was of what the Bible saying what I'm telling you is we need to be involved in our community. That's what we do what we do as citizens for America citizens for America foundation.com. You can learn what were doing to try to impact the culture for Jesus. When will Christians understand the Bible say about homosexuality are you born homosexual party choose to be one. What is the Bible say about divorce we ever divorce our spouse was meant to be is marriage meant to be a union between one man and one woman for our entire lives is what God said marriage is not some institution in the state marriage was an institution created by God and he defines what marriage is and he said marriage is a union between one man and one woman for life is not between two men is not between two women, not between a person and an animal is between one man and one woman, and that is what the Bible teaches what is about to teach about abortion. God tells us in his work that we are created at conception and that we have a unique and special soul in science back that up. Those babies are alive human being, so you can learn about what the Bible says about the issue of abortion about homosexuality, about transgender is him about marriage and divorce, and drinking and drugs and so many other things that are covered in the Bible. But if you don't get God's word you don't know what the Bible says in God also encourages us as Christians to be engaged in every arena of life USO Christian. I don't Chris I don't want to be involved in politics because I believe the separation of church and state.

The Constitution will leave that you are wrong and you never read the Constitution. Read it today take you less than 30 minutes is nothing in the Constitution of the desert.

Anything like a separation of church and state.

Now you can read other documents were is true that the founding fathers wanted the church to be free from torture and and oppression by the government but never the other way around. God created all the Saudi society. The Bible tells us in the beginning God created the heavens of the earth as you continue to read you see that God created everything around us including a form of government that is in our cities in the state and nation the world today, and he never ever told the church to abdicate the rulership of that we need to be involved. We need to be engaged in our community.

Do you know, I wonder how many of you could name even to members of your school boards to members your county commissioner to members your city Council you know the name, your mayor, you praying for them. More importantly, how many of them can name you and how many of them know you. That's what the verse in Jeremiah 29 verse seven tells us that we need to be gazed in our communities.

We need to be involved in our community as a dear friend of my better. Jack Turk was a great pastorate of angels used to say, we need to build a friendship bridge we need to be involved in our community so we can earn the right to share Jesus with others who live in our community was a message of important were the Bible challenges the church to use its influence in its energy to benefit the community.

God calls Christians as followers of Jesus Christ to engage the culture and to live their lives, truth and compassion.

It's been said that an apologist is to preach the gospel at all times and use words of necessary. What is that mean it means so one. Hope you got the clue here that we are all supposed to be a college were all supposed to be people who were able to defend our faith understand what we believe and why we believe it but what that that quote is telling us we need to be living like we are followers of Jesus Christ. Don't go to church on Sunday night like you love God and they live like the devil rest of the week. We need to liberalize her way that her witness for Jesus Christ, but also want to tell you not use that excuse, and I abortion very close to me one time told me that she didn't have to tell other people about Jesus because they could see how she lives her life and what you say I wanted tell you that hogwash. She can't name one person that came to Jesus by just watching how she lived her life. People have to be told about you. They have to understand the gospel of Jesus.

I need to understand who he is and what he was why he did what he did it or not I do that just watching you live. Yes, you need to live a godly life you lead. To live like Jesus to return at any time, but you need to be telling everybody that you know you need to intentionally tell them the saving grace of Jesus Christ quote charge of the modern day apologist to live a life that will attract others to want to hear about Jesus. We need to live our lives in a way that others are going to want to be like us, why are you different. They need to know that your different.

That's what I can't about the hogwash would be worse. I was just going out to bars all that now you know live your life differently. Let people see that your different that you have the courage to be different in this modern and simple society take a stand on the word of God. Christians are to communicate their faith. But not only in words but through good deeds and acts of Christ like compassion, but there is no substitute for telling other people about the saving grace of Jesus Christ where she was a regular talk about worship take them.

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The Bible talks about hunger talk about energy talk about homelessness. It talks about immigrants and borders yet received the walls of the Bible. And when you say the Christians would never have all that is just simply not true. God had walls built around his cities and around nations and there's a wall around Israel meet heaven one day and the only people getting into lightly crossing the border swim the river. There's only one way into that place in the place we call heaven and that's through the saving grace of Jesus Christ issues that affect every day people are issues that many do not think are being addressed by the church and I certainly do not want to listen.

The God who has no concern for the issues that concern them with the good news is we do serve a God who is concerned about every issue in our lives in his Word the Bible covered every issue in the world today.

Second modern day apologist must show the world that he is concerned about his fellow man. You let people know that we care about them and we level. There's a preacher.

The essays they'd written a great book and is called urban Christianity and Christopher Brooks Christopher Brooks is an African-American preacher and he said our mission is to present a Christianity that is as concerned with human flourishing, as it is with Dr. Orthodox was he saying is that we need to be involved in our communities. The people in our community evening know that we love them, and more importantly that Jesus loves. Third, the apologist must show the world that there is a need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is the most important thing we need to do. We need to help people understand all of us need to have a relationship with Jesus. The 21st century church lives in a world of cellular phones and Instagram and Facebook. You take that if the society that lacks many true personal relationships. You amaze me what young people today that we sit across the table just a little way of saying it with her texting each other snap jetting each other instead of talking. We live in a society where they don't have personal relationships but I want to tell you we all need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The challenge for the church is a find a way to teach the concept of having a personal relationship with Jesus to people who have little or no concept of what it means to have a personal relationship with anyone. So what about a post-Christian era Christians have much to say about sin and eternity to be a true apologist in a post-Christian era.

The church is going to have to learn what the Bible says about issues that concern most non-Christians. There a lot of those issues our world today. Issues like immigration reform issues like homelessness issues about poverty and yes, issues about human sexuality and I want to tell you that most churches today never ever address those issues.

Pastor don't talk about it I'll talk about what's on the news what's going all around the world today and there people don't know what the Bible says on these issues and pastors you should be ashamed of yourself.

You need to get educated on these issues and talk about them in the church in order to be true apologist in a post-Christian era, the church has to begin to think more about what truly matters to those of the church year. Jesus, we gotta be able to do in the best way for the church to recapture cultural relevance is to begin to talk about the issues of the heart that matter most of the world today. Those are just some of the issues in first Peter chapter 3 verse 15 the Bible charges all Christians to be ready to give a defense of their faith. If anyone ask will that right there is a biblical chart to be an apologist because remember I told you apologist is someone who has the ability to defend our faith in first Peter 315. Write it down first Peter 315 for the Bible tells us the description we need to be able to give it a defense of our faith at any time of day. When asked.

Therefore, Christians have a biblical mandate to engage apologetics. In fact, the very charge to make a defense come from the root word apology in the Greek word, or any apologist of the Bible. He left they will are you tell me to be an apologist today Christian Christopher. If you're not a reference to the Bible well with the greatest apologist to ever live with them in the apostle Paul, the apostle Paul wrote more books of the Bible than anybody else in the Bible states that Paul was what the word is used to describe myth was reasoned. He reasoned with unbelievers to explain the truth of Christianity. That's what we need to do is apologist we need to tell everyone we know about Jesus and we need to be able to reason with me and argue screen yell until and if you don't turn your Garber. We need to be able to explain what we believe a lie. We believe acts 1717 tells us that Paul used terms and arguments to provide reasoned responses to the objections of other people time and time again if you study the Bible, particularly Pastor Paul the apostle Paul. He was going places where other people and not been to teach people about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and he had to be able to explain himself and explain why he believed what he believed in and out like a Gemini Jesus in acts 1717 the Bible says therefore disputed he is talking about Paul in the synagogue with the Jews with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Paul told everyone he knew about the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He was one of the greatest apologist that ever lived not only to Paul serving apologist, but he charge other Christians to serve as apologist so in acts 1717 we see where he did it and then the first usually second Corinthians chapter 10 verse five. The second Corinthians chapter 10 verse five. The Bible says, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God in bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. The wild apologetics important for all Christians. Well, the church was never forget that apologetics are important because the Bible is important. The Bible important. Why is it important. The Bible is important because the Bible is the word of God is the inspired, infallible in error.

Word of God and is it it is sufficient for everything in your life. Too many churches today speak and only religious issues, listen true apologist needs to understand that God's word is relevant to every issue in a post-Christian era. Everything as I said, homosexuality, abortion, transgender is divorce, homelessness, immigration every issue is relevant to God's word and we gotta be able to understand in relation to God's word. God's word is just as relevant today as it was when it was written to fully understand what is the job of the apologist you listen, the task of an apologist is to make sure everyone understands the relevant of God's word in today's society by being able to give reasoned responses to others objections to the word of God when we can tell you that again in case one right now Grampian real quick. The task of the apologist is to make sure every one understands the relevant of God's word in today's society by being able to give reasoned responses to other people's objections to the word of God. In other words, what is saying is we need to be able to tell people God's word is relevant and explain why is relevant when people have injections asked questions in a nice and reasonable manner. We need to be able to respond doctrinally reestablish a biblical worldview. Well, a Chuck Colson or somebody that studied a lot and is a great hero of mine and the faith he said apologetics begins with developing a biblical worldview. All life. That's what his radio shows about the Christian perspective were trying to help you to develop a biblical worldview and everything that you do in life than what is it mean to have a biblical worldview and water apologetics worldview is a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world according to Maren American scientific affiliation. A worldview is a view of the world used for living in the world so worldview is a mental model reality.

A comprehensive framework of ideas and attitudes in the world of ourselves, our life is a system of beliefs, a system of personally customized theory about the world that you have in all of us have and how it works and answered within a wide range of questions. James Anderson said that a worldview is an overall view of the world that a physical view of the world is a philosophical view all of us have won their all-encompassing perspective that we have on everything that exists in everything that matters. That's why I reviewed need to be a Christian perspective, a biblical perspective from our worldview, a person's worldview represents his most fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the universe, inhabits worldview shapes and forms are experiences of the world around us. Apologetics are important because it helps us define what we believe and why we believe it helps us to understand the truth and the truth is that there's only one way to heaven, and that through Jesus Christ. What you need to do today is ask us what is your worldview.

We still need to repent.

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