Apologists, Please Don’t Forget The Gospel

By Michael Sherrard

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. —ROMANS 1:16

As an apologist, let me encourage you to trust in the power of the gospel. Do not be ashamed to freely speak about the goodness of God’s mercy and kindness. I have said before that most people reject God because of emotional and volitional issues. Intellect merely hides these issues. Though we talk about evidence and logic and arguments, apologists must remember that the reason many people will not submit to God is their heart. But the loving-kindness of God’s grace can soften a hardened heart and will draw many to Him.

All people recognize two things: there is a God, and they have broken a standard of morality for which they should be judged (Rom. 1:18–2:16). All people struggle with guilt, and guilt is a powerful force that causes many people to run from God rather than to Him. Guilt often manifests itself in pride and the attempt to either rationalize sin or personally atone for it. Guilt sometimes results in depression, feelings of inadequacy, and the belief that no one should love them. Whatever it looks like, guilt is an obstacle to repentance.

But God is greater than our sin. His love is more powerful than our guilt. And His kindness will draw many to repentance. Don’t place your hope in logic, history, science, and argumentation. Trust in the beauty of the gospel and God’s mercy. Do not be ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for salvation (Rom. 1:16). Share it as often as you can.

The most overlooked part of apologetics is the gospel. Apologists tend never to get that far in conversations with nonbelievers. We sometimes think that people won’t believe in the foolishness of the cross. So we resort to talking only about that which seems reasonable. But do not shy away from preaching what this world will consider foolish. Remember that apologetics is a servant of the gospel, and sometimes the servant just needs to get out of the master’s way.

Apologists, share the gospel with others and tell them how God’s grace has transformed you. You can offer the hope of a changed life. Tell your story. Explain what it’s like to be forgiven. Talk about your anticipation of heaven. And joyfully speak about the peace of God that now fills your life.

Invite skeptics to meet God and enjoy all that comes from life in Christ. Feel the freedom to tell them you know Him, that you’ve experienced Him, and they can too. There is value in your experience and personal knowledge of God. Talk about it. Some people say that you cannot argue with a changed life, but you can; I argue with the good and changed Mormons all the time. But there is value in your conversion, in the reality that God can be known and experienced. So tell people your story and invite them to enter into one for themselves.

 


Michael C. Sherrard is a pastor, author of Relational Apologetics, and the Director of Ratio Christi College Prep. RCCP is an organization that seeks to equip the church for effective evangelism by teaching high school students apologetics, fundamental Christian doctrine, and biblical evangelism.

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  1. bob says:

    All people recognize two things: there is a God, and they have broken a standard of morality for which they should be judged (Rom. 1:18–2:16).
    So much for “apologetics”…

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    • Daryn Stockwell says:

      No the Good news is the Kingdom of God and Yeshua was the messenger. Acts 19:8 establishes which gospel he preached: “And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” In many of his epistles, he taught the kingdom to Gentile congregations. His message was always the same. He continually preached, taught and referred to the kingdom of God.
      “I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed” (Gal 1:6-9).
      Paul states in Acts 20:25, 21,
      “I have gone preaching the kingdom of God…repentance toward God, AND faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” He preached the same gospel to both Jew and Gentile.
      Acts 3 Verse 21 describes God’s kingdom as the “restitution of all things.” Peter stated that this “restitution” (Christ establishing His kingdom) is something “God has spoken by the mouth of all His Holy Prophets since the world began.”

      Acts 28:30-31: “And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, AND teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ.”
      First, Acts 19:8 establishes which gospel he preached: “And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” In many of his epistles, he taught the kingdom to Gentile congregations. His message was always the same. He continually preached, taught and referred to the kingdom of God.
      Mark 1:1 refers to this message, when it states, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The gospel of Jesus Christ was about the KINGDOM OF GOD—not something else! One must believe that gospel—not a humanly-devised counterfeit or substitute.
      The “truth of the gospel might continue with you” (Gal 2:5). So there is one true gospel—with all others false!

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  2. Brent Hurst says:

    Dear Mr, Sherrard,
    .
    The Gospel, the good news, grace, you have spoken of none of these. I so wished you would have spoken of how God called you even when you were dead, deaf, and blind, poured His Spirit upon you so as to open your ears to hear what others could not, touched your eyes to see what others are blind to by nature.
    .
    But all I see is you boasting about how righteous you are, so unashamed and obedient, and how those who are not Christians such as you DESERVE their destruction.
    .
    “””””Guilt often manifests itself in pride and the attempt to either rationalize sin or personally atone for it.”””””
    .
    And so as they experience the guilt for their sin they turn to pride, while you turned to humility, they rationalize, while you supposedly acknowledged your guilt. Yes, it is obvious you think yourself better qualified for salvation.
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    The Good News is that while we were yet sinner, while we were blind, while we were deaf, and while we were DEAD, God called us, breathing His Spirit into us so that we might see and hear, having been awoken by God’s grace. But you have stolen His grace to buffer your own self righteousness, choosing for yourself to become God’s servant, unashamed of His word.
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    Meanwhile those who suffer in their blindness and deadness, your have laid upon them even more guilt because they could not see when they were born blind, and they could not hear when they were born deaf. You have made it clear it is THEIR FAULT that they are lost, even though they were born dead to the Spirit and God has not called them to life by breathing upon them.
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    Even Jesus came only for those whom the Father had provided for them, to the rest He spoke in parables so that in hearing they would not hear, not because they were LESS obedient than you, but because they simply were not called to life.
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    I have no doubt you are a good apologist for Christianity, but the repetition of the statement “I am not ashamed” is simply a promotion of your own glory and self righteousness. And here is the blasphemy, the vanity of the Holy Spirit, when you have traded His Spirit, that which He has breathed into us to impregnate us with Spiritual LIFE, vision, and hearing,
    .
    and replaced it with your own righteousness as if there was anything good within us that would choose God to begin with. The Grace of God is that He has called a remnant, a chosen few for Himself, breathed His Spirit into them, opened their eyes and ears, and made them Children through His Spirit that became available through Christ and His death. Your God demands blood, and you have sold Christ to death so you might escape punishment.
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    My God demands Life and Holiness, so much so that He had to breath His own into me through His Spirit so that I might become alive in the Spirit, and thus be even capable of true repentance.
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    You have your choice, your free will, and a legal arrangement wherein God supposedly dumbed down His requirements so you might think you could choose your way into salvation.
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    I have the Spirit, God’s Spirit, which He breathed into the deadness of my natural being, His true grace as He has raised me from the dead into true Life by His Spirit, not of myself lest any man should boast of his own ability for it is not by might (actions), nor by power (of the will) but by HIS Spirit. And so I boast of what God has done and nothing I have done, His grace in that I DESERVED nothing.

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    • Daryn Stockwell says:

      Acts 19:8 establishes which gospel he preached: “And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” In many of his epistles, he taught the kingdom to Gentile congregations. His message was always the same. He continually preached, taught and referred to the kingdom of God.
      “I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed” (Gal 1:6-9).
      Paul states in Acts 20:25, 21,
      “I have gone preaching the kingdom of God…repentance toward God, AND faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” He preached the same gospel to both Jew and Gentile.
      Acts 3 Verse 21 describes God’s kingdom as the “restitution of all things.” Peter stated that this “restitution” (Christ establishing His kingdom) is something “God has spoken by the mouth of all His Holy Prophets since the world began.”

      Acts 28:30-31: “And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, AND teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ.”
      First, Acts 19:8 establishes which gospel he preached: “And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” In many of his epistles, he taught the kingdom to Gentile congregations. His message was always the same. He continually preached, taught and referred to the kingdom of God.
      Mark 1:1 refers to this message, when it states, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The gospel of Jesus Christ was about the KINGDOM OF GOD—not something else! One must believe that gospel—not a humanly-devised counterfeit or substitute.
      The “truth of the gospel might continue with you” (Gal 2:5). So there is one true gospel—with all others false!

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      • Brent Hurst says:

        Dear Daryn,
        .
        I’m trying to decide if you are seeking political office or just doing your best imitation of a parrot.
        .
        But at least you are consistently redundant

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        • Susan Tan says:

          Don’t be so hard on Daryn. He is only taking His God given spiritual mind for a spin.

          The Bible says it gives spiritual minds to people. That is a form of evidence. The spiritual mind in turn leads to action.

          The strange thing is atheist block their own spiritual development in favor of their natural mind and natural explanations.

          You have to obey God and be able to follow God’s directives to be able to prove God to yourself but atheists don’t because they are too busy validating their own natural minds.

          Validating our natural minds only keeps us spiritually blind unable to see God’s perspective.

          If you are spiritually blind then you cannot know unless Someone reveals Himself so the so-called blind evidence chase ensues.

          It is much easier to just acknowledge you are not greater than God and sit at His feet in the scriptures and learn than argue other people’s natural ideas.

          If you are spiritually blind and refuse to listen to God
          how can you make valid judgments about spiritual things.

          These are two different planes of existence.

          So why do we argue with atheists at all.

          It just gives them the false impression their false natural substitutions are valid.

          The Spirit of God says,

          “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Cor. 2:14

          Apologetics lets atheists run deeper and deeper into their natural minds all the time knowing God is the Revealer of Truth and He gave His Word to reveal Himself but some people are determined to refuse His Self-Revelation and you don’t humor the perverse minded by playing mind games with them.

          They need to stop their foolish error and learn to seek God for themselves.

          You can’t substitute the natural for the spiritual any more than you can substitute an apple’s nature for an orange and claim they are equal in nature. They are not.

          So I am working on my spiritual understanding with God so I can become a truly spiritual person like Jesus not out learning the world’s false substitutions to self sabotage my spiritual development like a lot of worldly people do.

          You can be in a state of arrested spiritual development if you are not obedient enough to God because sin still makes people prone to all kind of evil thinking. Evil means missing God’s mark.

          Why would someone intentionally miss God’s standard?

          But they do and I refuse to learn to naturally sabotage myself or genuflect to their idol which is man’s reason.

          Man’s reason does not control all circumstances.

          Only God does so I want to be reasoning along with God not learning man made rationalizations for rebelling and ultimately sabotage my own spiritual growth.

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      • Susan says:

        Daryn for ease of reference you might want to write down this article name with all the cross cites for olam and aion showing the translation errors.

        Context does not control all interpretation. There is a unified integrity to scripture which means you can do a verse check against other verses throughout the Bible.

        Here is the article with the extensive cross cites to verify the words are misused in certain passages.

        This is why people check for themselves. Once they surrender their thinking abilities to others then doctrines can become changed or corrupted like Wycliffe, Luther, Cranmer, Tyndall, Foxe, Wesley discovered.

        Time Periods of Salvation by Reid and Martin
        http://www.askelm.com/doctrine/d041101.htm

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        • Mark Heavlin says:

          “Context does not control all interpretation. There is a unified integrity to scripture which means you can do a verse check against other verses throughout the Bible. Here is the article with the extensive cross cites to verify the words are misused in certain passages.”
          .
          As you have claimed to be fluent in English other places during this discussion I have to wonder if it is actually true. Do you have any concept as to how to use a dictionary? I can say this because if you did you would not have written the first two sentences of your comment above as they are SELF CONTRADICTORY. If you do NOT believe me go look up the meaning of the word “CONTEXT”. The short answer is that it means exactly what you say in the second sentence but you say it can NOT mean in the first sentence. RIDICULOUS and RISIBLE.
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          .
          “Time Periods of Salvation by Reid and Martin”
          .
          As they begin by twisting the meaning of 1 Timothy 2:4-6 and then substituting a man’s word in place of the actual words of THE HOLY BIBLE I STOPPED reading because they can NOT be correct.
          .
          John 10:35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came — and the Scripture cannot be broken —

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          • Susan says:

            I am not submitting to scripture. I am submitted to God.

            And you had better start submitting to the Potter, too.

            You can dispense knowledge and deliver God’s messages but you cannot control other people like they are puppets.

            People have individual personhood like God does and you have to learn to love and respect their boundaries.

            Forcing a debate on someone who indicated they do not wish to debate is not giving a person made in the image of God the proper respect that image deserves.

            Peace Be With You!

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            “I am not submitting to scripture. I am submitted to God.”
            .
            Wow. You have an amazingly short memory. You were corrected on this very subject on March 30, 2018 at 7:39 am in another thread by “ANONYMOUSONE4JESUSCHRIST”. As a friendly reminder here is the link: https://crossexamined.org/qa-biblical-reliability-hebrews-64-6/.
            .
            As you will probably NOT go review what he told you then. Here is a short recap of the essentials.
            .
            John 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.
            .
            John 1:14-18 14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testified concerning Him. He cried out, saying, “This is He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me.’” 16 From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father’s side, has made Him known.
            .
            So my question to you is this: As the above verse proves SCRIPTURE IS THE WORD OF GOD – THE WORD IS JESUS – JESUS WHO BECAME FLESH – WHO IS HIMSELF GOD exactly what do you mean you are submitted to God but NOT to SCRIPTURE?
            .
            THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME.
            .
            Mark 4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”

  3. Susan says:

    I am not explaining anything further to you about my scriptural views.

    You reap what you sow. You sowed disrespect and tried to control me so you reap a lack of response now.

    And I do excuse you because I try to avoid grudges but I don’t think you learn from the error of your ways so find someone else to discuss religion with.

    It’s a no brainer. There are too many denominations not to examine the major theologies but assume you alone are right.

    As a man thinketh in his heart so he is (cf. Book of Proverbs).

    I don’t think men think so well so it is better to learn God’s perspective as closely and as error free as possible.

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    • Mark Heavlin says:

      “ANONYMOUSONE4JESUSCHRIST says:
      March 30, 2018 at 7:39 am
      Dear Susan Tan,
      I am quoting you here: “The Word is the truth but it isn’t everything. It could be some Christians make an idol out of the Bible but we’re not suppose to idolize anything because God sits on the altar of His people’s hearts. He is the only one that is supposed to be enthroned there.”
      You become santified by the Word of God. Which is the Truth.
      John 17:17 KJV Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
      If I understood your statement correctly. I DISAGREE !!!! Of course so does the bible Jesus God’s Word. As we shall see. You can’t have truth without Jesus you can’t have truth without the word. They are one in the same.
      A study on the word greek logos and how the greeks understood it and how God’s word opened it up to them is astounding. John couldn’t have expounded on the greek word logos. That wisdom came straight from God himself through John. This is the greatest wisdom you will ever hear or read upon. It is living breathing words.
      (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)
      For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
      The greek word for the word quick in that verse means to live, life, alive!!!!
      John 17:17 KJV Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
      HIS WORD IS TRUTH. Interesting cause JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. The comforter ( Holy Spirit ) guides unto all truth which is the bibld God’s word.
      I share this with you in love. As you have dangerously came close to stating the very words Pilot stated to Jesus ” What is Truth” Of which my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ summed it up for him.
      (John 18:37 KJV)
      Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
      Susan Tan said “The Word is the truth but it isn’t everything.”
      It is everything!!!! The word of the bible is JESUS CHRIST GOD IN THE FLESH from the beginning to the end and from everlasting. His Words shall not pass away. God shows us He is God by showing the beginning from the end.
      The Holy Spirit guides you to HIS WORD which is all truth. Jesus is the word. Jesus is the truth. Jesus is the Life. The word is life. The word is truth. In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with God and the word was God. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every WORD. It is part of the full armour of God. Heaven and Earth shall pass away but HIS WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY. His name is called the WORD OF GOD.
      It is everything!!!!
      John 17:17 KJV Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
      The word of the bible is JESUS CHRIST GOD IN THE FLESH from the beginning to the end and from everlasting.
      (John 1:1 KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
      (John 1:3 KJV)
      All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
      (John 1:14 KJV)
      And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
      (Revelation 19:13 KJV)
      And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
      Man shall not live by bread alone but by every WORD
      (Matthew 4:4 KJV)
      But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
      (Deuteronomy 8:3 KJV)
      And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
      Interesting cause all these words are prophetic. It is how God proves to man that He is the one and only true God. By determining the beginning from the end. In other words He is the only one who can tell the future and with extreme precision to the point if you take math to it , it becomes beyond human comprehension.
      As He states in HIS WORD.
      (Isaiah 46:9 KJV)
      Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
      (Isaiah 46:10 KJV)
      Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
      (Isaiah 48:3 KJV)
      I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
      (Isaiah 48:5 KJV)
      I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.
      His Words shall not pass away.
      (Matthew 24:35 KJV)
      Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
      The Holy Spirit guides us to all truth which is His words.
      Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
      John 17:17 KJV Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
      It is part of the full armour of God. In short and simple terms the full armour of God which protects us from the spiritual battle we are in with darkness is faith, the word of God and Praying always.
      Ephesians 6:11-18 KJV Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
      The very sword of the Spirit is The word of God.
      (Ephesians 6:17 KJV) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
      Again you are santified by the word , cleansed and washed clean.
      (Ephesians 5:25 KJV) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
      (Ephesians 5:26 KJV) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
      I could go on and on but to deny Gods word in any way is to deny the power of God. To deny Gods word is to deny truth.
      Once again God determines beginning from end, no one can do this but him so you will know. Jesus wears a vesture dipped in blood and His name is called THE WORD OF GOD.
      (Revelation 19:13 KJV) And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
      Jesus is the very word of God. From everlasting. The word can not be seperated from Him.
      John 17:17 KJV Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
      (John 4:23 KJV)
      But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
      (John 8:31 KJV)
      Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
      There is so much more then what I just shared about the word and how extremely important it is. But I leave you with these two verses:
      (John 17:17 KJV) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
      (John 8:32 KJV)
      And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

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    • Mark Heavlin says:

      MARK HEAVLIN says:
      May 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm
      “I am not submitting to scripture. I am submitted to God.”
      .
      Wow. You have an amazingly short memory. You were corrected on this very subject on March 30, 2018 at 7:39 am in another thread by “ANONYMOUSONE4JESUSCHRIST”. As a friendly reminder here is the link: https://crossexamined.org/qa-biblical-reliability-hebrews-64-6/.
      .
      As you will probably NOT go review what he told you then. Here is a short recap of the essentials.
      .
      John 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.
      .
      John 1:14-18 14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testified concerning Him. He cried out, saying, “This is He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me.’” 16 From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father’s side, has made Him known.
      .
      So my question to you is this: As the above verse proves SCRIPTURE IS THE WORD OF GOD – THE WORD IS JESUS – JESUS WHO BECAME FLESH – WHO IS HIMSELF GOD exactly what do you mean you are submitted to God but NOT to SCRIPTURE?
      .
      THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME.
      .
      Mark 4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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    • Mark Heavlin says:

      And my question to you from above still stands as asked. How do you answer it?

      So my question to you is this: As the above verse proves SCRIPTURE IS THE WORD OF GOD – THE WORD IS JESUS – JESUS WHO BECAME FLESH – WHO IS HIMSELF GOD exactly what do you mean you are submitted to God but NOT to SCRIPTURE?

      Reply

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