Volume 7 / Issue 4 | April 2020
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Ten reasons we suffer ... Three simple truths about the Trinity ... Jesus in the feast of Passover ... and more!
Ten reasons we suffer
The agonizing trials of Horatio Spafford's life prompted him to pen the words to the now-famous hymn, "It Is Well with My Soul." How can we take a cue from Spafford's testimony and better appreciate God's sovereignty? A good start may be to examine 10 reasons we suffer.

Three simple truths about the Trinity
While we may wrestle with the biblical teaching of one God in three persons, we can start by establishing three simple biblical truths about the Trinity. The first truth is: There is only one true God.

A different kind of commentary
The epistle of Jude may be one of the most neglected New Testament books. That's unfortunate, because Jude speaks volumes about the value -- and urgency -- of Christian apologetics. The Last Apologist is a verse-by-verse commentary that explores key words and phrases and features thought-provoking questions for personal or group study.

Is the doctrine of the Trinity a late invention?
Some critics of the Trinity doctrine protest that it is a late invention, formulated only after the Roman Emperor Constantine, a convert to Christianity, decreed an end to all persecution of Christians in AD 313 and convened the first ecumenical council at Nicaea in AD 325. But is this true?

Jesus in the feast of Passover
With Easter approaching, as Christians celebrate the finished work of Jesus -- His death, burial, and resurrection -- it may increase our joy to see His earthly ministry in light of the Jewish feasts. The Passover is the first of Israel's seven major festivals.


Coming soon
In the next few weeks, the Missouri Baptist Convention releases a new resource for personal or group study: Jesus Before Bethlehem: What Every Christian Should Know About the Angel of the L ORD . This 335-page resource explores dozens of Old Testament Christophanies , or appearances of the preincarnate Christ. Written for pastors and laypersons, the study is designed to show how the eternal Son of God has always taken a personal interest in those He created to be His imagers on earth.

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