1. What about the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Kill"? 2. What about capital punishment & abortion (Acts 25:11)? 3. What about God's law versus man's law in human government? 4. Why is the Pope against the death penalty? 5. What about 1 Corinthians 14 and the "speaking in tongues" issue? 6. Is Jesus a "ransom for sin"? 7. Is God really holy & just? 8. What about human incest & genetics? 9. What about the origins of the universe? 10. Does world population numbers prove the earth was created in a short period of time? 11. Why was sex created & what about all the DNA mutations? 12. What about homosexuality & the gay lifestyle? 13. How do you overcome the fear of preaching the gospel & doing evangelism? 14. What about the death penalty in relation to Matthew 5:38-42 (turn the other cheek)?
Apologetics, simply put, is the defense of the Christian faith and message. We find the following instruction in 1 Peter 3:15, "but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect." (1 Peter 3:15, ESV)
"Brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you." (Acts 22:1, ESV)
And when the governor had nodded to him to speak, Paul replied: "Knowing that for many years you have been a judge over this nation, I cheerfully make my defense." (Acts 24:10)
"It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you kin my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel." (Philippians 1:7, ESV)
Larry Wessels graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas in 1981 with a degree in Advertising & on May 16 of that same year he had a supernatural "born again" experience (John 3:3-8, Romans 8: 8-17, etc.) by a sovereign act of the God of the Bible. Larry has been...