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.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Is the Office of Apostle Alive Today?

There's a lot of talk about whether or not the office of apostle is still alive and well today. There are those who say that the office is closed, and I would say I agree. But others like Fred K C Price and those in the New Apostolic Reformation and groups aligned with them (International House of Prayer and Prayer Furnace groups) would disagree, saying that the office is alive today.

And let's not forget the mainstream Charismatic groups, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormons). Official Mormon doctrine attests that there are alway 12 living apostles. Doctrinally speaking, the aforementioned New Apostolic Reformation is entirely based upon the idea of modern day apostles and carrying the mantel of apostolic authority.