Volume 6 / Issue 11 | November 2019
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Are ghosts for real? ... What "glorification" means ... Meet the original news fakers ... and more!
Are ghosts for real?
With Halloween comes a renewed interest in ghosts. And they seem to be everywhere, from popular television shows like Ghost Adventures to Geico commercials featuring Casper the friendly ghost. Are the spirits of the dead really all around us, as some suggest? The short answer is no. As Christians, we must gauge all truth claims by the Bible, the ultimate and unchanging measure of reality.

Glorification: Part 1
When the Bible speaks about glorification , it reveals the means by which God fully reverses the effects of the Fall, purging creation of sin and its stain. It involves the return of Jesus, the future resurrection and judgment of all people, and the creation of new heavens and a new earth. In Part 1, we see that there is glory now, glory in death, glory in resurrection, and glory in restoration.

Glorification: Part 2
Full glorification for followers of Jesus takes place when He calls our bodies from the grave and gives us incorruptible bodies similar to the body He bore when He rose from the dead. Physical resurrection is the apogee of personal glorification, for in it we shrug off the last vestiges of sin that have clung to our mortal bodies. In glorification, the effects of the Fall are fully and finally reversed.

The original news fakers
Fake news is everywhere. And one of the biggest breaking stories in recent years is the widespread impact of verifiably false news hosted on bogus websites and amplified through social media. That's why consumers of today's news should view everything with discernment. That goes for followers of Jesus who watch Christian television, listen to Christian radio, contribute to Christian web-based ministries, and follow Christian leaders on social media. Not everything calling itself Christian truly is. But this isn't really news. It's as old as Christianity itself.

What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity
The Missouri Baptist Convention has released a new resource for personal or group study. What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity explores the biblical foundation of belief in one true and living God, who exists as three distinct, but inseparable, co-equal, co-eternal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


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