A Closing Thought on Your Apologetic
by Jonathan Hamilton
I hadn’t originally planned a third post in this series (Part 1 and Part 2). However, last night I was reviewing a devotional journal entry from about a month ago and came across something brief that I wanted to add to the discussion. Hopefully at this point you are thinking something like, “Wow, Pastor Ham is spiritual! He keeps a devotional journal! And if that isn’t holy enough, he actually reviews it from time to time!”
That thought would show how charitable you are in your assumptions. However, it would be grossly in error. What actually happened was that I cracked the cover of my journal for the first time in a month. Which was one of two consecutive March entries….which were the first two entries since December’s two entries…..which were the first entries since August 2012. So I’m still trying to get the hang of this spiritual disciplines thing.
As I reviewed my last entry, it had the following to add to the apologetics discussion. I hope you find it a helpful final thought in the series.
3/2/14 – Sunday
On speaking with authority: Jesus spoke with the authority of God, and those who heard were amazed by it (a few were saved and many remained unchanged). In Acts 4:13, Peter and John, though “uneducated and untrained men” by worldly thought, amazed the religious rulers with the authority with which they spoke. In both cases, the amazement did not stem from an authority of human device, but of Heavenly, for that authority transcends all others and can be recognized even by the devils. The lesson? You don’t have to be a biologist to argue with one. You don’t have to sympathize with the atheist or evolutionist to win him. If he is to be won at all, it will only be by the glorious foolishness of the Gospel as we’re clearly told in 1 Corinthians 1:17-2:16.