APOLOGETICS, LIMITATIONS, PRAYER AND THE LORD
I Thessalonians 2:13, Zephaniah 3:5, Matthew 4:4
The purpose of (Biblical Christian) Apologetics is not to explain everything as if knowing all.
As shown on this site, it is Scripture,
the Bible which is the sole, select, sovereign
attestation of God in written form to man,
that image of God almost extinguished (per flood - I Peter 3:5-6),
this creation of God,
who is a non-orphan (John 14:18)
except by bypass of divine provisions,
not only for existence but for eternal life.
To show that this is so is then part of the purpose of such Apologetics,
and of this site.
In summary, man was created and formed by words
(Genesis 1 and DNA emphatically agree).
It is not a matter of opinion in the slightest degree, as we show.
He was deformed by sin (Genesis 3),
his setting reformulated and re-assigned by mercy and judgment,
his soul freely reformable by regeneration
(Romans 5:1-5, John 1:12-13, Matthew 23:37),
his spirit conformable to that of his Creator by sanctification on this basis,
through faith in the sole Saviour, Jesus Christ.
His designed liberties, essentially those towards God,
available for him in this same incarnate Jesus Christ
(I John 1:8, Romans 6:14, Luke 19:42),
are essentially retained but since the Fall
their autonomy is lost (John 1:13, Isaiah 48:15ff.).
God now does the choosing of His own, but with all His principles,
including Colossians 1:19, and its many correlatives,
in mind and applicable as He does so, since His word is truth.
Biblical Christian Apologetics ? It means to nullify
alleged contradiction in biblical revelation (II Corinthians 10:5),
rebut all alleged evils in God,
exhibit the unique availability of truth
even to fallen man when in this world,
and to disentangle truth from futile other options or enticements.
It may also undertake, as in this site, to demonstrate logically
that there is and can be no other way (as in Isaiah 44-46).
It is the very nature of truth that it is one thing and not another,
the word of God and His works being assigned, operative and
discoverable as He has given them,
but not subject to the invention of man (John 14:6),
any more than are the laws of matter, which God alone can suspend, and logic.
They are there; you can abuse them or lose them, but they stay there.
This helps to clear the mists that gather around the biblical and simple
Gospel offer of salvation from sin
as well as from uncertainty and meaninglessness
(Acts 4:11-12, I Peter 3:15 with I John 3:19, 5:13).