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Come Visit Gospel Advocate at the 2014 Freed-Hardeman University Lectures!
The Freed-Hardeman University Lectures run from Feb. 2-6, and Gospel Advocate hopes to see you there. We will have book specials in our booth at Brewer Sports Center every day, and some great events that we hope you’ll be a part of.
Three Gospel Advocate authors will be signing books at our booth at different times during the lectures. On Monday, Feb. 3, stop by at 11:30 a.m. to meet Rachel Welborn, author of The Gift of Purity. She speaks on the topic “Living a Pure Life” Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 2:30 p.m. in Ayers Auditorium.
Also on Monday, Feb. 3, at 11:30, meet Gospel Advocate Editor Greg Tidwell. He’ll be signing his new book, The Effective Edge. Greg speaks in the Writer’s Workshop about “How to Write an Article” on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Auditorium A.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Cynthia Dianne Guy will be signing Struggle Seek Grow at 3:30 p.m. in our booth. She speaks Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30 in Ayers Auditorium, in a 3-part lesson titled “Living to Please God.”
We look forward to seeing you there!
Reprinted from the January 2014 issue of “Gospel Advocate” Magazine.
When I was about 10 years old, I asked my mother how we knew that the Bible is from God and other books are not. My mother gave me good reasons for our conviction that the Bible is from God. She did not tell me to stop asking, to repent for doubting, and to just assume that the Bible is from God. This would have been the presuppositionalist response. Such an answer would have helped me little as a child, and it would help me even less as an adult.
Presuppositionalists say that we should simply accept the truth of Christianity’s claims without any evidence (e.g., Frame, “God’s Revelation”). Allegedly, if you have a heart for the Lord, you don’t need reasons; if you don’t have a penitent heart, then no reasonable argument is going to help you be saved.
Apologetics, however, is about giving reasons for the hope we have as Christians (1 Peter 3:15). Clearly our attitude in presenting these reasons is to be gentle and respectful, but what is our apologetical method to be?
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Reprinted from the January / February 2014 issue of “Christian Woman” Magazine.
By Sybil Walker
Some 3,000 years ago, King Solomon considered the human condition and concluded that all people experience the same things. Each life has some joy and some sadness, some hope and some despair, some temptation and some triumph. Solomon was looking back at his own life when he said, “There is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NKJV).
Looking back was not a new thing. Many people before Solomon had looked back. Lot’s wife looked back even after God had told her not to, and she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:17, 26). We do not know why she looked back, but it always reminds us to obey God.
Soon after they were freed from Egyptian slavery, the people of Israel looked back and wished for foods like cucumbers and garlic (Numbers 11:5). They remembered the good things of their former life and ignored the misery. About that time, Moses realized the journey would be more difficult and longer than he had expected.
How often we want the easy, beautiful trip. How seldom do we think there will be sand in our eyes and pebbles in our shoes. We welcome the prospect of a new and better situation but fail to consider the effort required to achieve it (2 Timothy 3:12).