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.

Friday, September 28, 2012

For the Record: This is an Election for the Destiny of our Culture and the Christian Worldview


Having had several discussions with like minded individuals, I am convinced that this election is one that will determine the destiny of our nation.  Overall, God allowed the people and the pundits that are occupying their offices at this time.  If you don't believe me, please read Romans 13.  However in light of all this, we as Bible believing Christians have a biblical responsibility for being active in the political process, despite what those who do not understand or make volitional leap to cripple the Establishment Clause of our Constitution.  All that said, I would like to share something that I have read, thoroughly, and conscientiously, about the direction my vote is going to take, agreeing with every reason as follows:

"I would like to make a statement in light of the fast-approaching presidential election and all the heated political discourse surrounding it: This election is the most important election in my lifetime and perhaps the lifetime of those who read this note.

I am NOT a Democrat. Neither, any longer, do I consider myself a Republican. I am, upon considered reflection, a Constitutional Conservative. For whom am I voting? This is a thorny question. I have serious matters of profound and fundamental disagreement with both candidates.  However, please note: I AM voting!  For whom you ask?

I am voting for the candidate who is least likely to engage in the promotion of infanticide. I am voting for the candidate most likely to actively support Israel and Jerusalem as her undivided capital. I am voting for the candidate whose party did not clearly and unmistakably boo God and Jerusalem three times at their convention.

I am voting for the candidate who is not an avid fan of Saul Alinski or the reverse racial Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Pivin Strategy. I am voting for the candidate who does not, even to this day, hang out with known, unrepentant terrorists and card-carrying Marxists, Communists, Socialists, Globalists and statists. I am voting for the candidate who respects and embraces our Founding Fathers and our Constitution and who will enthusiastically uphold and promote the principles of personal responsibility and Capitalism. I am voting for the candidate who has not deliberately undertaken the systematic undermining of our God-given liberties and freedoms, including the freedom of speech and religion.

I am voting for the candidate least likely to bow to Saudi despots and I am voting for the candidate who will be the least likely to incorporate shariah law into our courts while demanding that religious organizations violate their conscience in the name of governmental expediency. I am voting for the candidate whose first political instinct is not to abjectly apologize to terrorists who burn our embassies and murder our diplomats because someone in our country dared exercise his freedom of speech.

I am voting for the candidate most likely to support the 2nd Amendment, regardless of the pressure from the U.N. I am voting for the candidate who may still stand something of a chance of turning us from the brink of economic disaster...

Still, the fact is, no candidate is perfect or my first choice. It seems clear to me that our current leadership is part of God's judgement on our land. Unless He grants us true revival and genuine repentance, no change in leadership will save us from what is coming. This is the most important election of our lifetime. Not to vote this time around is simply not an option for those who love this land and the freedom we have taken for granted.

It is my prayer that true shepherds (pastors and church leaders) and watchmen on the wall will begin to have the courage to speak truth to their flock, rather than studiously protecting their politically correct posteriors. If they wait much longer, it will be too late. Ezekiel 34:1-13; Jeremiah 5:19-31; 18:5-12, 15; 19:4-5, etc."

(A very major portion of this text has been shared by Johanna Michaelsen, author of books such as "Lambs to the Slaughter: Your Child and the Occult".  Italics are edits and additions for enhancement.   Folks, our current commander in chief is the most radical and revolutionary President that this nation has ever seen in its history.  Johanna is a fellow saint battling on the front lines for truth for a biblical worldview in the church and in our culture.) 

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