A message entitled ‘Is the Bible Sufficient for Apologetics?’ by Dr. Voddie Baucham
Amen, what Voddie said that I appreciate the most, is it is not necessary to know what the other person believes, to effectively witness to them. But it is more important to thoroughly know, understand, and apply what our Scriptures say. We must have a higher view of God, and His Scriptures; than of our own so called intellect.
As the Apostle Paul said;
Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us—and indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you! For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!1st Corinthians 4:6-10
Two of the five pillars of the reformation are “Sola Scriptura” (Scripture Alone), and “Soli Deo Gloria” (To God alone be the glory). It’s one thing to say that, or believe that, or post these Solas on the front page of this web site, but if we do not apply and practice them; then we are liars. But much worse, as Voddie said in the below video, “Is your apologetics calling God a liar?”
As I’ve said before, every born-again Christian is called to evangelize, but not every Christian is an evangelist (which I am). And the same goes with apologetics. Every Christian is called to engage in apologetics, but not every Christian is an apologist (which I am not).
All too often mans “apologetics” want to make me vomit. I just ‘tried’ to watch a video of an “apologist” (David Geisler) speaking at a church. Within the ‘first 2 minutes’ of his message, he said that we [in america] need to be “culturally sensitive,” he boasted about his “dissertation,” and that he’s been “doing this for 30 years,” that we need to get the lost “to take small steps,” and that “We want to try to build that common ground.” All in the first 2 minutes, I couldn’t watch the rest.
After further research, his Facebook timeline says “Conversational Evangelism, connecting with people, to share Jesus!”
A “common ground” with the lost? Being unequally yoked to the world by “connecting” to them? All with an unbiblical man-centered philosophy? I say HOG WASH to all this effeminate evangelicalism. Our primary tool of evangelism, must be the Sword of the Lord. Folks, most of today’s “apologetics” area all about the false deity of me, myself, and I. Mark them, and RUN from them, and never look back!