Introduction -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Christian Apologetics Journal
Volume: CAJ 12:1 (Spring 2014)
Article: Introduction
Author: Anonymous


Introduction

The Apostle Paul’s apostolic instructions to the Corinthian Christians (2 Cor. 10:3–5) extends the scope and breadth of Christian Apologetics to virtually every area of human knowledge and inquiry while at the same time reminding us that both our weapons and our warfare are ultimately spiritual. The Amplified translation brings this out particularly well:

For though we walk [live] in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical (weapons of flesh and blood), but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the (true) knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One.

Consequently, in this issue of our Journal, we explore a broad range of very relevant issues both among conservative Christians today and in Western culture generally.

Dr. Norman Geisler, the nonpareil Christian apologist of our era and co-founder of SES, has written a keenly insightful and deeply

informative article on how Thomism does not inevitably or even logically lead one to Roman Catholicism.

Donna Rice Hughes, the President and CEO of Enough Is Enough, a ministry that seeks to protect children from internet pornography, has written a comprehensive article both detailing the scope of the scourge of hard-core internet pornography and how we can take measures to protect our people from falling into the clutches of this spiritually pernicious addiction. I suspect many readers will find themselves turning again and again to this article for reference materials as they seek to sound the alarm about this mortal spiritual and emotional threat to Christians and their faith.

In this first half of a two-part article, H. C. Felder, an SES alumnus, current SES doctoral student, and founder of “Giving an Answer” apologetics ministry, has laid out clearly, concisely, and convictingly what Holy Scripture has to say about racism, one of the besetting issues that has wreaked havoc on the Church for centuries.

Dr. Mel Winstead takes us directly back to Holy Scripture, and using rigorous scholarship, illustrates vividly how scholarly analysis can enhance our understanding of God’s Word rather than denigrating it.

Finally, Donald K. Shaw and Douglas E. Potter, both SES doctoral graduates, come togeth...

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