The Bible is a very unique book. In fact, there is no other book remotely like it. The Bible is a sixty-six book library, written over 1500 years, by 40 plus writers, in various places, on three continents, in three languages, on numerous subjects, yet there is harmony from Genesis through Revelation.
John MacArthur once said, “I believe when I hold a Bible in my hands that I am actually holding the living Word of God. I believe my Bible is an accurate English translation of the original manuscripts written by the authors thousands of years ago. When I dig into the truths revealed in Scripture, it is abundantly clear I have a book that is obviously divine. That is why it must be taught verse by verse, phrase by phrase and word by word.”
I have just completed work on my new seminar booklet, Defending Your Faith, which will be taught in conference format. This Bible conference could be called an Apologetics conference. So what is apologetics? Dr. Walter Martin said, “Apologetics doesn’t mean arguing with people, but rather giving everyone who asks of you an answer for the hope that lies within you. Evangelism is the proclamation of the good news while apologetics is answering questions that grow out of its proclamation. The trouble with the church today is people know what they believe but they don’t know why. That is the function of apologetics – to answer the why.”
Apologetics was actually a first century concept. Peter wrote, “Always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you,” (I Peter 3:15). We have a responsibility to not only preach Jesus Christ, but to become so familiar with Him and His gospel that when someone asks us a question regarding His message, we have an answer. There is no more important job to be done than to share and defend the faith.
I’ll be sharing with you here the information that’s been compiled in my new booklet, Defending Your Faith, so that you might always have an answer “for the hope that is in you.”
Fred Overton Seminars is dedicated to teaching the timeless truths of God’s Word.
If you would like to schedule a seminar in your church, call 678-371-2949 or email Fred@FredOverton.com.