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This will serve as an introduction to this blog. The major theme of this blog will be Christian apologetics, and will be rooted in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (ESV), which states:

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’ Where is the one who is wise? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

In this blog I will strive to preach Christ crucufied in such a way to show that God’s “folly” is wiser than any man-made philosophy, and God’s “weakness” is stronger than any human effort. I hope to persuade unbelievers and strengthen the faith of believers through a reasonable defense for God’s wisdom and power. 1 Peter 3:15 says we should, “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you,” and Jude 1:3 commands us to, “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.”

In subsequent blogs, much of the information I present will be very similar to evidential apologetics you may have heard elsewhere from men of God such as Frank Turek, Lee Strobel, or Ravi Zacharias. Where I will probably differ from most apologists is that I will also argue that God has given believers power and authority through the baptism of the Holy Spirit to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, and perform other miracles, signs, and wonders as they are led and empowered by the Spirit.

I hope to be an effective apologist and witness of the Lord Jesus Christ through this blog.

~Jared

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