Volume 6 / Issue 9 | September 2019
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: What about those who haven't heard? ... The doctrine of sanctification ... Paul and James in Thunderdome ... and more!
What about those who haven't heard of Jesus?
If faith comes by hearing, as the apostle Paul tells us (Rom. 10:17), then what about those who haven't heard the gospel message? Are they going to hell? Getting a chance to believe and repent in the afterlife? Is everyone saved in the end, anyway?

The Scriptures lack a single proof text that answers this question definitively. Yet, there are a number of biblical truths that help us come to grips with the issue.

The doctrine of sanctification
Sanctification is the work of God making Christians more like Jesus. But is it a completed act or an ongoing process? As we see in this brief excerpt from What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation , sanctification is both.

A commentary on the epistle of Jude
The epistle of Jude may be one of the most neglected New Testament books. Bible readers may be tempted to skip over Jude on the way to Revelation. That's unfortunate, because Jude speaks volumes about the urgency of Christian apologetics.

The Last Apologist is a resource from the Missouri Baptist Convention that offers a verse-by-verse commentary on Jude with insights to help followers of Jesus defend the Christian faith.

Paul and James in Thunderdome
You remember Thunderdome from the Mad Max films: Two men enter, one man leaves. What if we put the apostle Paul and James in there. They seem to have conflicting views about how a person is justified (compare Rom. 3:28 and James 2:24).

But are these two authors of Scripture really in conflict? Think again.

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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