Volume 8 / Issue 7 | July 2021
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Call to Samaria Conference July 31 ... The letter to the church at Laodicea ... The mystery of the Incarnation ... The Christian's resurrected body ... and more!
Call to Samaria Conference July 31
When Mohammed Amjad trusted in Christ as Savior in 2002, his family disowned him and his Muslim community shunned him. But that didn’t stop Mohammed from proclaiming the gospel. He moved to Nepal and served a Nepali church as full-time minister.

Amjad is one of three once-devoted followers of false teachers serving as featured speakers at “Call to Samaria: Sharing the Christian Faith with Our Neighbors,” a one-day training event July 31 at Sonrise Baptist Church in Bonne Terre.

The letter to the church at Laodicea
Laodicea's water supply originates in hot springs six miles away. By the time it reaches the city via an aqueduct, the water becomes tepid -- a fitting backdrop for Christ's letter to this lukewarm church, which lays claim to being the most notorious of the seven churches in Asia Minor.

The mystery of the Incarnation
It's difficult to wrap our finite minds around the mystery of the Incarnation. Yet this much is clear: sinful, finite, and fallen people can never repay the debt owed a holy, transcendent, and eternal God. So, in the wake of Adam's sin, the triune God unveils his plan to rescue us from sin and its consequences.

The Christian's resurrected body
Glorification is the final act of God's redemptive work, in which he raises our lifeless bodies from the grave and fully restores us to a state that's better than the original. That's because the Lord gives us incorruptible bodies that never again experience pain, sickness, aging, or death.

Incarnational heresies
Docetism. Ebionism. Arianism. Apollinarianism. If these sound like exotic diseases, you're not totally wrong. They're heresies that sickened the early church. And in some respects, they are still alive today. What are these heresies? And how did the early church deal with them?

Join the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network
Nearly two dozen Missouri Baptist pastors and lay leaders make up the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network. Their wide-ranging expertise helps equip followers of Jesus across the Show-Me State to defend the Christian faith with gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15-16). Interested in joining the network? Inviting a member to speak at your church?

Coming this fall:
What Every Christian Should Know about Satan
Was Satan once an anointed cherub -- God's prime minister of the universe? When and how did he become the father of lies, tempter, accuser, and adversary? How do names like Beelzebul and Belial depict his heinous deeds? And what hope is there for followers of Jesus in knowing that God has prepared a special place for Satan and his messengers?

What Every Christian Should Know about Satan explores more than a dozen biblical names and titles that reveal the evil one's character, tactics, and ultimate destiny in hell.

This new resource from High Street Press is scheduled for release in September.

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