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Apologetics vs. Evangelism?

For Gospel-minded Christians, sharing the Gospel must be the priority. So yes, evangelism is typically the driving approach. Apologetics is then a tool that can be utilised in evangelism when specific ...
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Why do Protestant Christians accept the Apostles' Testimony as Credible, Reliable, and Substantial for Dedicating their Lives to?

There are several reasons to believe that the Gospels faithfully record real events. Some well-known books have been written on the subject. The existence of Jesus is far better established than the ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

While it is certain that teaching, preaching, pastoring, evangelizing, etc., in an 'ordained' ongoing fashion are gifts of the Spirit within individuals particularly called from within local bodies of ...
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Why do Protestant Christians accept the Apostles' Testimony as Credible, Reliable, and Substantial for Dedicating their Lives to?

Credible, Reliable, Substantial The testimony of the Apostles of Christianity, who lived in the first century are credible, reliable, and substantial because of an abundance of reasons. Consider: 1. ...
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What could account for this 1990 radical change in belief about the German school of Higher Criticism (that began around 1860)?

From what I understand about the German school Tubingen of higher criticism, the "monstrous contradiction" refers to the Gospel dating of the death, burial, resurrection of Christ. The ...
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Apologetics vs. Evangelism?

Expanding the horizon of "evangelism" First, a note about how you frame evangelism. Evangelism is broader than "preaching of the gospel with Spirit and power" which smacks of the ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

The KJV obscures something here, by translating both διδάσκω and μαθητεύω as “teach”. Jesus is speaking to the “eleven disciples” (ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ), and commands them to “disciple” or “make disciples ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 go make disciple…..teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. The primary thing Jesus had commanded them to do was make disciples. So all those that ...
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What could account for this 1990 radical change in belief about the German school of Higher Criticism (that began around 1860)?

Due to the two helpful links provided in the comments, I have been enabled to understand what led Eta Linnemann to speak of a "monstrous contradiction" within historical-critical theology, ...
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What cautionary advice have evangelists given that address Gandhi's concern about "Rice Christians"?

What cautionary advice have evangelists given that address Gandhi's concern about "Rice Christians"? To what extent have evangelism-training leaders (or great evangelists) already noted ...
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If a person thinks there is no afterlife, why should he choose to be righteous?

Only an unrighteous person would think they are, or could aspire to be, righteous. Yet the question wants to know how a person who does not believe in any life after physical death could view this ...
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Apologetics vs. Evangelism?

Fallacy of Logic There is a fallacy of logic called the Either/Or Fallacy. Understanding of this reveals the fact that quite often there are more answers to a dilemma than "two" that were ...
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Which churches regularly give altar call (like "raise your hand if you accept Jesus") in their service?

Altar Calls The evangelist Charles Finney is said to have started the practice of having public "altar calls". A practice utilized by Billy Graham, and other modern evangelists, later on. ...
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Why do Protestant Christians accept the Apostles' Testimony as Credible, Reliable, and Substantial for Dedicating their Lives to?

Can we also say that credibility lays in the testimonies of James and Jude, (half) brothers of Jesus who gave their lives, not denying that Jesus was the Christ. Who would die for such if they, ...
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Which churches regularly give altar call (like "raise your hand if you accept Jesus") in their service?

The Churches of Christ offer what we call the "invitation" at every service where some kind of homily is spoken. Those present who wish to be saved, those who wish to make a public ...
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If a person thinks there is no afterlife, why should he choose to be righteous?

The optimal policy to prepare for eternity is exactly the same as the optimal policy for living a good life here and now. Russell M. Nelson, the prophet and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of ...
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What cautionary advice have evangelists given that address Gandhi's concern about "Rice Christians"?

Rice Christians and Modern Racism I come from that third world poor country, which ranks among the top starving nations. From what I have read from early Missionary books, and from experience, I can ...
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Because of Paul's use of "Evangelism" repeatedly in 1 Corinthians 9:16, did he consider himself an Evangelist as well as Apostle?

Of course, Paul considered himself an evangelist as well as an apostle, as did the Lord who ordained and commanded him to evangelize: Acts 9:15, 17 KJV 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for ...
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Are there any denominations that give official advice on how to win atheists for Christ who are very strong in philosophy, logic and skepticism?

Several Answers There are several answers to this question and lengthy introduction. (1) Seminaries First note that quite a few Denominations sponsor or support several Bible Colleges and Seminaries. ...
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