The doctrine of hell is disturbing. Some atheists cite the horrors of hell as a reason to deny the existence of God, or at least a benevolent one. Some Christians downplay the graphic depictions of hell, or argue for universalism or annihilationism. For evangelicals who uphold the biblical reality of everlasting separation from God, hell remains an inconvenient truth.
Many local churches are using the MBC's latest resource,
What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife, for congregational or small-group study. View and share the new trailer that introduces the book, or order your copy now.
"Mess with our kids ... and we will demolish your arguments." That's the greeting you receive on the home page of a new website for moms called Mama Bear Apologetics. Julie Loos of the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network is a contributor to the site.
In his short epistle, Jude rails against ungodly men who have come into the church by stealth. But unlike some other New Testament writers, he doesn't call them out by name or identify their false teachings. What gives, Jude?
A doctrinal gem often overlooked in the epistle of Jude is a reference to the deity of Christ. The writer uses the word "Lord" twice in verses 4-5 to show that the same Lord who destroyed unbelieving Israelites in the desert is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ.