The difference between the Jewish view of God and the Christian view is that while both believe in the same God, Jews reject the triune nature of God by rejecting Jesus as the Messiah. Both faiths believe God is personal, and loving and can be known in a relationship, Jews do not believe in a strong relationship. Both religions believe that God answers prayer, though there may be different understands of what that looks and sounds like.
If we look at these passages, we do not see the word, “hell” found anywhere in them. So what is the problem? The problem is that the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 9 states that Jesus “descended into the lower parts of the earth.” However, the Apostle Creed states that after Jesus died, He “descended into hell.”
When are we going to realize that something needs to change to bring the church out from out behind the eight ball of the culture? My objective for this post is to show that we need to bring in the handmaiden of evangelism, apologetics, into the church and into our evangelism. With our skeptical culture increasing, tracts will work in very limited contexts. We must engage people and be able to articulate our faith in an intelligent manner.
by Rob Lundberg A couple of years ago, I had a fellow coworker, who embraces a pagan religion, who had a habit of trying to
There are many people who have all kinds of different caricatures of God that are totally foreign to the real nature and essence of God. Not too long ago, at work, I had to clear the bushes and let a co-worker know that I don’t believe in the God that is a cosmic chess player, or one that is a cosmic grandfather who gives his children anything they want. Once this barrier was dropped, the second challenge for us as apologists rises to the surface.
By using this simple approach, I believe Christians should be able to discern whether or not a group or a teacher is rooted and grounded in biblical theology. And they will be able to do that by using four mathematical operations (+, -, X, and /).