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, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from The Real Issue!

When you think on Christmas and in particular that very first night, what do YOU think of?  Those experienced Christ's birth encountered a baby who was and is 
Infinite and yet an infant.
Eternal and yet born of a woman.
Almighty, and yet nursing at a woman’s breast.

Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother’s arms.
Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter’s despised son.

~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon ~

May the wonder of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ and all that it implies and means, overwhelm your soul and spirit with awe, as it did for the shepherds and those who were eyewitnesses to it that very first night. 

As we celebrate the virgin conception and Incarnation, may we continually be amazed and grateful at God's amazing grace toward all who believe. You see, it starts at the manger.  From his Incarnation to His Crucifixion to His Resurrection and Exaltation ....it is all start with the baby in the manger...God with us, for us: Jesus Christ is Lord! May you and yours continue to reflect on His finished work that all started that first night and have a very blessed Christmas Day.

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