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 25, 2010

UPDATE on the Dearborn Four: NOT GUILTY Verdict

All four of the defendants known in the media as "the Dearborn Missionaries" (Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla, and Negeen Mayel) were all found "not guilty" on the charge of "breach of peace" at the Arab Festival in Dearborn this past June.

There is however one more hurdle. Negeen Mayel was found guilty of the charge "Willfully Disobeying the Lawful Order of a Police Officer." She was sentenced to one day of jail, which had ALREADY been served in June. The credit was applied, and all four were free to go. Negeen's charge is under appeal and the appeal process will be underway soon with hopes of having the charge against Negeen dropped. Please continue to pray as this process rolls forward.

If you would like to read the posting from the Acts 17 Apologetics "Answering Muslims" blog. CLICK
To read the news article from the Michigan sources CLICK

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