We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, November 20, 2015

Apologetics Involves Much

Apologetics involves not only defending the Christian faith but also critiquing other faiths or worldviews.  Part of the task of evangelism is to free people from the power of false worldviews by diagnosing the points where they fail to stack up against reality.  Just as Isaiah had to argue against the wooden idols of Old Testament times, showing how silly it was to bow down to the work of one’s own hands (Isa. 44:6ff), so today we have to deconstruct the conceptual idols that hold so many people captive.

Nancy Pearcey, “Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity,” pg.134

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