Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Apologists Care About God's Truth
The bizarre thing is that true Christianity can be beaten up, bloodied, maligned, and laughed at, but true believers are not supposed to speak out against error and heresy. We cannot risk speaking the truth in love today lest we be called bigots, intolerant, shrill, nay-sayers, and a host of other things. Or we can risk it. Charismatic extremists fearing the loss of coin and constituency threaten detractors with spiritual machine guns, curses, and a flood of nasty names such as “heresy hunters.” Apologists are feared more that the devil. ...
The unsung heroes are really the apologists and Bereans of today. They may be ignored, marginalized, and criticized, but their voices will never be silent. They really care. They care for God’s truth. They care for God’s people. They care because they know the destruction that error and false teachings bring. What may not be obvious now will one day be obvious when the Lord issues the “well done” to those who have cared for His truth.
Editorial by G. Richard Fisher, PFO Journal, January-March 2011