Volume 5 / Issue 10 | October 2018
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Under the spell of false teachers; what do you know about the Incarnation; Jude's ironclad guarantee; Apolocon 2018 ... and more! Take the survey on suggested alternative names for the "Mormon Church," and see the results from last month's survey on false views of the Trinity.
Under the spell of false teachers
Near the end of his short epistle, Jude addresses three groups of people under the spell of false teachers: doubters, the deceived, and the departed. Jude also admonishes his readers to have mercy in fear, "hating even the garment defiled by the flesh." No doubt, it's a sobering task to reach out to those "defiled by the flesh."

What do you know about the Incarnation?
What do you know about the person and work of Jesus? Take this short quiz and test your knowledge.

To the only God our Savior
Jude's warning about false teachers is bold, raw, and convicting. But his epistle also comes with an ironclad guarantee. Yes, God judges the wicked, but He also remains faithful to His own. And in the end, He keeps them secure. No one is able to pry them from His loving arms.

Jude's doxology
Jude closes his short epistle with a wonderful four-part doxology, or word praise. To "the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord," Jude offers glory, majesty, power, and authority. This is the final excerpt from The Last Apologist: A Commentary on Jude for Defenders of the Christian Faith .

Don't miss Apolocon 2018
Immanuel Baptist Church in Springfield is hosting a Christian apologetics event Nov. 2-3 featuring Phil Roberts, director of International Theological Education for the Global Ministries Foundation, as well as members of the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network.

What every Christian should know about salvation
The MBC has released a new resource for personal or group study. What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation explores 12 Bible terms that describe God's work of redemption. Each chapter concludes with summary statements and probing questions that help individuals and groups dive deeper into the crucial doctrine of salvation.

The LDS Church no longer wants to be called "Mormon." Which alternative name appeals to you?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church
Church of Jesus Christ
Restored Church of Jesus Christ
None. I still plan to call it the Mormon Church
Results from last month's survey:
Which false definition of the Trinity do you encounter most often? Twenty-four responses:
A "freakish-looking three-headed god" (Jehovah's Witnesses) - 9
Three gods (LDS, Islam, polytheists) - 5
God, Jesus, and Mary (Islam) - 2
Three modes of divine revelation (Modalism) - 4
One god, but others exist (henotheism) - 4
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