What is Apologetics?

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as 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 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.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thank you for your prayers at this time...

I would like to take this time to say thank you for your prayers and encouraging words in the passing of my Mom this past early Friday morning. Mom suffered for a short time with Triple Negative cancer.

This past Thursday, all came in simultaneously to where it reminded me of those coming into Rivendell in the Fellowship of the Ring. It was totally an uncanny work of the Lord's grace. That evening we had a chance to go and visit Mom, spend some time with her and share Scripture, testimonies of her faith, and diligence throughout her life. Kathy sang a couple songs that she and Christine had worked on and even played over the phone in past conversations.

During that time, we saw signs of her awareness of what we were sharing with her. These were the bright spots of her foot moving in response to what was going one when my brothers and I were sharing with her.

Friday morning, my Aunt came into my room and let me know that Mom had passed into the presence of her Lord. If you would like to read the obituary, it can be read
here

Friday, September 11, 2009

What is the Law of Non Contradiction?

Law of Non-Contradiction: The fundamental law of logic that slam dunks cultural, moral, ethical relativistic thinking. To illustrate: A cannot equal non A (A not equal ~A). In other words, it is not possible for something to be both true and false at the same time and in the same context.

Practical Examples: A table cannot be both made entirely of wood and not made entirely of wood. A woman cannot be pregnant and not pregnant at the same time. Have you ever wondered why we use words like: yes, no, true, false, etc.? You cannot have an answer to a question that is true and false at the same time; nor the answer to a question being yes and no at the same time.

In order to get a glimpse of this in the practical setting where the law of non-contradiction is challenged check out this video.