Volume 6 / Issue 5 | May 2019
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Did Jesus suffer in hell? ... the doctrines of foreknowledge and election ... a new, and free, resource on Jehovah's Witnesses ... and more!
Did Jesus suffer in hell?
One of the more puzzling questions about the redemptive work of Christ is where His soul went between death and resurrection. The Gospel writers confirm that His body was placed in a tomb after His crucifixion. But what about the immaterial part of Him -- His soul and/or spirit?

You are foreknown
God knows everything, which means nothing surprises Him. Every event in time and eternity plays out exactly as the Lord knows it will. His foreknowledge is more than perfect, however; it's personal. If you are a follower of Jesus, it is biblically faithful to say, "I am foreknown."

Majoring in the Minors
Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Christmas? Why don't they join the armed services, seek political office, or even vote? And why do they deny that Jesus died on a cross? Former JW Charles Smith answers these and other questions in a free new resource, Majoring in the Minors: What You May Not Know about Jehovah's Witnesses .

Did Jesus suffer in hell? (Part 2)
Where did Jesus go between His death and resurrection? Some mistakenly argue that the Son of God suffered in hell for our sins. In this article, we examine five key New Testament passages that address this important issue.

You are elected
Every Christian should readily acknowledge that the Bible teaches the doctrine of divine election. Disagreements arise, however, with respect to how this doctrine is understood and applied.


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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