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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Do the Souls of Babies and Young Children Go to Heaven When They Die Too Early?

Incidents in recent news of a child being dragged into the lagoon at Disney World have sparked a great question from my daughter, which I am sure some may have asked or have yet to ask.  As we have seen in the media, the two year old child wanders away from their parents into an area of a lagoon that contained an alligator. As we read or heard on the news, the events of this situation were tragic in our hearing the the child lost their life. 

When my daughter and I were discussing this news piece this evening, it sparked in her mind a question, "did the child go to Heaven?" Whenever tragedy strikes, we often wonder where God is in the situation, and what about the victims?