April 16, 2016 Resources: Hell; Neutral Ground?; Christ Kept the Law; Apologetics Lesson

by Jonathan Hamilton

Interesting thought on the justice of hell.

There is no such thing as a neutral position of “biblicism” between Calvinism and Arminianism. Whether you realize it or not, you are one or the other. (Clarification: Like many words, the word “biblicism” can mean different things. Used rightly, it means that you rely on the Bible as the ultimate authority for faith and practice. But don’t use this as a bludgeon against doctrinal statements, creeds, or confessions of faith. Because, used poorly, “biblicism” becomes nothing more than an excuse for not clearly stating what you believe the Bible actually teaches.)

It is difficult to adequately express how vital it is to our salvation that Christ kept the law perfectly. Here are some reasons why it is so important.

Good Christians disagree about the best way to do apologetics. Some start by trying to find common ground with the unbeliever and working from there. I think a better way is to show the unbeliever that their worldview is completely untenable; to pull the rug out from under them, so to speak. Here is a basic starting point for this approach.