Stand Firm in Faith
In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat admitted he did not have the answers and he prayed to the Lord. He trusted God that He would protect Judah and Jerusalem from a great multitude coming against them. They knew if help came that it would be from God. He commanded them to Stand Still or Stand Firm in some translations and see the salvation of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 20:17 says ‘You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’
God answered Jehoshaphat’s prayer and the people praised the Lord after the answer came to Jehoshaphat. They were not save yet but they trusted in Faith that they would be saved. The battle was lead by the people singing and worshipping as they went to face the multitudes. The Lord set against the people and they fought against themselves, and they were defeated. Just as God promised, the battle belonged to Him. He won the battle for the people. THEY STOOD FIRM in their FAITH!
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be a Atheist
This post is going to be a review of the book by Dr. Norman L. Geisler and Dr. Frank Turek. It will also be a blog about Apologetics. I was introduced to Apologetics and to this book a number of years ago when my husband and I took a class on Apologetics at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas. This was a semester long class and we were not taking it for credit but for our own knowledge, with no college credit expected.
The word ‘Apologetics’ immediately causes one to think that a Christian is ‘apologizing’ for their beliefs just based on the sound of the word. That is not the case at all. The word apologetics comes from the Ancient Greek word apologia. In a trial to deliver an apologia meaning to make an explanation or rebuttal to charges brought against someone or in short to provide a ‘defense’. That is exactly what it means in Christian terms.
In 1 Peter 3:15, Peter says in the ESV translation, ‘but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect’. In the NASB it says ‘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.’