What Is A Christian Apologist?


What is a Christian apologist? What is apologetics? Why is it important for the Christian to know?No Apologies Apologetics is not giving an apology for what you believe and why you believe it and in the believer’s case, their belief in God and specifically, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Apologetics is not the need to apologize for believing in God and the Bible but aapologetics is from the Greek word “apologia” which means “to give a reason or defense.” Peter wisely wrote that “even if yo … [Read more...]

What Is A Devout Christian?


What is a devout Christian? Should all Christians be devout? Why is this important?What is the meaning of Devout? The word devout usually has deep religious significance but it could mean that someone stands firm in their allegiance to someone or something. Someone who’s devout will be loyal in what they believe with every bit of their strength. The military are devoted to the defense of the nation but it is also a particular belief in an organization, person, or in God. There are devoted s … [Read more...]

What Is An Evangelical Christian?


What is an evangelical Christian? Why are some called evangelicals? What is the meaning of this word?Evangelical What comes to mind when you hear the word “evangelic” or “evangelical?” Something that is evangelic pertains to the gospel of Jesus Christ but who are evangelicals and specifically, evangelical Christians? Are they different from other Christians or is every Christian an evangelical? Is it a denomination? Typically, Catholics are not referred to as evangelical Christians and only … [Read more...]

Will The Future Of America Lead To Increased Christian Persecution?


Does the future of America include an increased amount of persecution? Is it going to grow worse over time?Prosperity and Persecution Pastor Samuel Lamb of Guangzhou, China, spent twenty years in a Communist prison for refusing to stop preaching the gospel and he said that in America the church has experience prosperity but has grown weaker but in China, the church has experienced poverty and persecution but the church has grown larger and stronger. His conclusion is that persecution is … [Read more...]

Why Do Churches Have Steeples? Where Did This Tradition Begin?


What is the purpose of a church steeple? Is it purely aesthetics or is there a specific purpose behind them?Buildings and Communities Today churches are being put more and more on the fringe of cities. They are being pushed out of downtown sections. In my history classes in college I once heard that the tallest buildings in the community were what the community valued the most. For centuries, in most cities, it was the church steeple that was tallest. Today, in many of the communities in … [Read more...]

Should Pastors Have To Take A Vow Of Poverty?


Should pastors take a vow of poverty as some have in the past? Is there any value in this?Vows of Poverty One man once asked “why shouldn’t a Christian take a vow of poverty and give away all he has – after all, wouldn’t that be a mark of a true Christian” and I ask him, “Will you?” He was not sure how to answer. It seemed right to him for others to do this but he was uncertain if it was for him. Dietrich Bonhoeffer cautioned that even in our vow of poverty it can be laden with selfishness. … [Read more...]