While Christians view the doctrine of divine election differently, we may find common ground by acknowledging that being called by God is one link in an unbroken chain of God's work of redemption, stretching from eternity past to eternity future. An excerpt from The Last Apologist.
All Muslims honor Muhammad as the
al-Insan al-Kamil, or "the person who has reached perfection." Further, they seek to pattern their lives after him. So, it's only fair to explore what Muhammad said about Jews and Christians, and how he treated them. The truth helps us understand why so many Muslim-majority countries practice institutional persecution of Christians.
The Book of Jude and 2 Peter 2-3 are quite similar. Did Jude borrow from Peter? Peter from Jude? Did both authors draw from a common source? Do we really need both books in the New Testament canon? This excerpt from
The Last Apologist addresses the issue.
When God instructs the Israelites to annihilate seven nations inhabiting the Promised Land to make room for His chosen people, He uses unambiguous terms: "You must completely destroy them ... you must not let any living thing survive." So, is God an ethnic cleanser?
Jonathan Hayashi is the newest member of the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network. He serves as worship and music pastor at First Baptist Church, Troy, Mo., and he joins the network with expertise in a number of apologetics disciplines.