Re: Apprehension with Entering Apologetics
First, I suggest you make your calling and election sure. Know what you believe. Then, stand for your beliefs, no matter what others may throw your way.
Originally Posted by Youssarian
Second, understand that it is certain ... there will ALWAYS be those who try to pull you away from what you believe. They will always be there to try and block your teaching! They did that when Nehemiah was trying to build his wall.
And third, you said their hatred is not towards you, but towards Christ. When actually, their hatred is toward YOUR BELIEFS as much as toward Christ. You know, I see apologics as the sorting through all the mess and all the claims, to get to the TRUTH. In this particular forum here, notice we have combined APOLOGETICS and EVANGELISM. They really do go hand in hand. Digging and standing for the truth goes hand in hand in showing others the way...God's way!
So I say you are headed in the right direction, friend. You seem to have a yearning for finding TRUTH, and for SORTING it all out, in order to convince others of the truth and the right way. Keep up your studies and your research and may God lead you to truth, no matter what the foes come up with.
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)