August 19, 2017

From Michael : 2/10/10: Real Apologetics

A brief word from Michael

The ultimate apologetic is to a dying man.

That is what all those “Where is God?” statements in the Psalms are all about. They are, at least partially, invitations to Christians to speak up for the dying.

All the affirmations to God as creator and designer are fine, but it is as the God of the dying that the Christian has a testimony to give that absolutely no one else can give.

We need to remember that each day dying people are waiting for the word of death and RESURRECTION.

The are a lot of different kinds of Good News, but there is little good news in “My argument scored more points than you argument.” But the news that “Christ is risen!” really is Good News for one kind of person: The person who is dying.

If Christianity is not a dying word to dying men, it is not the message of the Bible that gives hope now.

What is your apologetic? Make it the full and complete announcement of the Life Giving news about Jesus.

Comments

  1. Michael,

    Thankyou for your vital words.

    Tom

  2. Praying for Michael and Denise, as well as David Wayne and Matt Chandler, on a regular basis.

    There is an aspect of God’s love and nature that apparently can only be found during times of pain and suffering. God himself is most revealed in the suffering of the Cross. May his love and presence be with you as you go through this trial.

  3. IMonk…..you are most Christ-like in your approach to this life. I love you.

  4. Resurrection is ultimately one of the reasons I’m Christian. I have believed in the transmigration of souls in the past and the Christian vision of resurrection in and through a God of love beats it. Hands down. It’s a shame that it’s so often reduced to an afterthought in so many Christian discussions.