Volume 8 / Issue 9 | September 2021
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Watch the new apologetics video ... Gehenna and the afterlife ... A look into Tartarus ... Afterlife book now available on Audible ... The deity of the Holy Spirit ... and more!
Just released from High Street Press:
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 now available in print and e-book formats.

Watch the new video on the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network
Missouri Baptist videographer Sean McMackins has just released a new video introducing the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network (MBAN). The video defines apologetics, emphasizes the importance of defending the faith, and profiles two MBAN members: Hanna Sims and Wil Hoffmann.

Gehenna and the afterlife
The ultimate destiny of the wicked is the same habitation prepared for Satan and his demons -- a place in English we call "hell," and a place Jesus and the New Testament writers describe variously as Gehenna, "outer darkness," "eternal fire," "eternal punishment," "lake of fire," and "the second death."

A look into Tartarus
If Sheol or Hades is the temporary abode of deceased people, is there a transitory place of punishment for some demons? It seems the answer is yes, in a place the New Testament refers to as Tartarus.

The apostle Peter writes that some evil spirits -- but not all -- are incarcerated as they await the day of judgment.

Afterlife book now available on Audible
High Street Press has just released an audio version of its popular resource, What Everyone Should Know about the Afterlife.

Published in 2017 as a softcover resource, the popular book is now available through Audible, the premier audio-book platform.

Afterlife explores key words and phrases used in Scripture to describe life beyond the grave, with an emphasis on the reader's / listener's eternal destiny.

The deity of the Holy Spirit
The Scriptures reveal the personhood of the Holy Spirit. That is, the Spirit is a he, not an it. Once the Spirit's personality is established, his deity is a logical, and biblical faithful, next step.

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?

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