Volume 6 / Issue 4 | April 2019
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Who is the I AM? ... What Islam and the LDS Church have in common ... Jesus in the feasts of Israel ... What does it mean to be saved? ... and more!
Who is the I AM?
The New World Translation used by Jehovah's Witnesses curiously renders John 8:58 this way: "Jesus said to them: 'Most truly I say to you, before Abraham came into existence, I have been .'" Why do other English versions quote Jesus as saying, "I am," not, "I have been"? Is the NWT masking the deity of Christ?

What Islam and the LDS Church have in common
At first glance, it seems that Islam and the LDS Church have little in common. Their doctrines and rituals are distinctively different. Yet their claims to truth bear striking similarities, illustrating that Satan is clever but not original.

Jesus in the feasts of Israel
The feasts of Israel are religious celebrations remembering God's great acts of salvation in the history of His people. God established the timing and sequence of seven key feasts to reveal to us a special story -- the work of the Messiah in the redemption of mankind and the establishment of His kingdom on earth.

What does it mean to be saved?
Salvation is God's remedy for the sin that has ruined everything and alienated everyone from Him. In this excerpt from the MBC resource, What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation , we examine what Scripture means by the term "salvation."

Show Me Why
Missouri Baptists are blessed with local church leaders who take an active role in defending the Christian faith. A dozen of them have contributed chapters to a new book: Show Me Why: Thoughts from Missouri Baptists on Defending the Christian Faith.

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