“You are the salt of the earth…” Matthew 5:13
What if Christianity could be broken down to an exact science and perfectly illustrated like a mathematical equation? Well, it can’t… So we came up with Theologetics to make hard Biblical and theological concepts easier to understand and outline different apologetic arguments regarding tough questions of today by providing anyone who is interested the ability to submit their personally written papers on different theological topics here.
Our mission is to be a witnessing tool for believers, to provide answers for those who seek, and to help bring the truth to those who do not believe. Just imagine the impact we could have if every Christian submitted just one paper written about a theological issue they researched or even about their personal testimony. Or if every pastor, minister, and priest submitted some of their best sermons to be cataloged on our site for anyone to search.
So we are an online library of theological arguments and a “taken with a grain of salt” resource for Christian apologists. What this means is that every paper and resource presented on our site shouldn’t be taken as truth alone but we encourage our readers to compare everything they read to Scripture to reveal the truth (that’s kind of our life motto anyway).
What Our Name Means
Theology + Apologetics
Theology – the·ol·o·gy
The study of the (Christian) religious faith, practice, and experience: the study of God and God’s relation to the world.
Apologetics – a·pol·o·get·ics
A branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity.
“. . . but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence,” (1 Peter 3:15)
The Bible (Bibliology)
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. That it is inerrant in its original languages. We believe that the Scriptures were written by the hand of man, empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We believe the only authoritative Scripture is the 66 books given to us in the form of the Holy Bible.
God (Theology Proper)
We believe God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is eternally existing in 3 persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) consisting of the same essence and same substance (homoousia). We believe he desires a personal relationship with every human being. We believe God created the world in six literal 24 hour days as stated in Genesis 1.
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the Creator (John 1:1). We believe Jesus Christ was physically born of a virgin according to ancient prophecy (Matthew 1:18-25) and that He lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 3:5). We believe Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, and that he rose again on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4); that He was the Messiah, foretold by prophecy, presented as King of the Jews but rejected (John 1:11). We believe that he is equal with God yet humbled himself to the point of death, and that every knee will one day bow to him and declare him Lord (John 5:18, Philippians 2:6-11).
Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
We believe the Holy Spirit is a personal being. We believe that He is the third person in the Godhead (Acts 5:3-4). That He is given to all that are born again through Jesus Christ. We believe He is given as our Helper, to convict of sin, to sanctify us, and to lead us to all truth (John 16:8-13, 2 Thessalonians 2:13).
We believe all of mankind is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). We believe mankind was sinless until we disobeyed God in the garden. We believe all mankind since then has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory and stands condemned without faith in Jesus (Romans 5:12, 3:23). We believe that God designed marriage to be between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:3-6). We believe that human life (personhood) begins at conception.
We believe sin is the breaking of God’s laws (1 John 3:4). We believe all sin is equal in God’s eyes; that the breaking of one law is equal to breaking them all (James 2:10). We believe all sin is infinitely offensive to God because of God’s infinite holiness. We believe that the consequence of sin is death, not only physical death but spiritual death as well, which is eternal separation from God.
We believe in God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility. We believe that it is only through Jesus that anyone is saved (Acts 4:12). We believe the Father draws men to faith in Jesus (John 6:44). We believe it is only through faith and not good works that man receives salvation (Ephesians 2:8). We believe only those who have received salvation have been adopted as God’s children (Romans 8:15) which begins the process of spiritual growth evident by the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), a transformed life (Romans 6), and good works (Ephesians 2:10).
The End Times (Eschatology)
We believe that there will be a literal rapture of the church (1 Thessalonians 4:17), a 7 year tribulation, and a literal resurrection of the dead (Matthew 22:30-31, Luke 14:14, 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16). We are not dogmatic about the order these events occur, only that they have not yet occurred. We believe in a literal second return of Jesus (John 14:1-3, Hebrews 9:28, Revelation 1:7) after which He will reign on earth for 1000 years (Revelation 20:1-6).