Be Fishers of men breathren
Beware of New Words, New Fads, and especially Status Quos that are generally created by the elites to control and corrupt the masses.
I heard a NEW word today over and over and over on YouTube. “Apologist”, since it is a new word that has popped up out of nowhere I naturally assumed it’s probably some kind of mind control manipulation to cause trouble. After all what better way to rationalize some negative behavior but by paining it with a pretty and positive new title? I looked the word up, “apologist”, granted if the English language was still in tact as it used to be once, the word would already have a clear meaning which would be “someone who apologizes” right?
However out English language seems to have fallen by the way side when it comes to accuracy and consistency.
APOLOGIST- Apologetics (from Greek ἀπολογία, "speaking in defense") is the religiousdiscipline of defending religious doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse. ... In 21st-century usage, apologetics is often identified with debates over religion and theology. You don't win people to Christ with intellect or argument. It just doesn't work that way.
Well well well, isn't that a sweet contradiction to what Apostle Paul taught us in Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Proverbs 16:32 32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. Proverbs 20:3 3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. Proverbs 29:22 22 An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins. Ecclesiastes 7:9 9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. 2 Timothy 2:23-24 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
I conclude whoever made up this new form of ministry “the apologist” was not a true christian with good intentions. apologist is a title that brings false justification to ongoing and intense conflict among Christians.
Be careful, for your adversary the devil walks too and fro across the Earth seeing who he may devour and devouring. Getting into fights over doctrine can only be done when we take off the armor of God. We must have our feet shod with the good news of the gospel of Peace, we are to be the peace makers it is our armor. Furthermore when we wear the helmet of salvation we are steeped in gratitude for what Jesus has done for us. Being grateful and in a state of Grace we are at peace and gratitude therefore arguing with so called brethren or unbelievers is opposite gratitude. But rather it shows fear and controlism. We are not arguing for there soul, we are arguing because we afraid of being wrong.
What other armor do we remove to become apologists?
Well so far we have taken off the helmet of salvation and the good news of the gospel of peace. Next, the breastplate of righteousness must be shed to be in a state of foolishness.
Proverbs 23:9 "Reprove not a fool lest he hate you". Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Proverbs 26:4
Shedding the rest of the armor of God.
So what? I have cause this guy to hate me now AND I have become a fool just like the unbeliever who mocks God. Yes I have shed the breastplate because the righteousness of Christ is far from the fool.
So what then? I still have the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and I have the belt of Truth by God! However the Sword of the Spirit is not me quoting scripture at someone else to rebuke them, put them down, and make them look bad in front of others.
The scripture and the double edged sword is not there for me to shove down anyone’s throat. in spite of popular belief. But rather the double edged sword that is the True Word of God besides Jesus Himself, is when believers in Christ take the word of God and put it into action by our own obedience, temperance, and loyalty to Christs precepts. And arguing is not one of them.
Quoting scripture is what you call words, like a politician could use at anytime. Until the speaker puts those words into action in our own life FIRST they are just words rolling off my tongue. The armor of God has nothing to do with me spouting demeaning or belittling accusations toward others in a formation of disrespect and self righteousness. So the apologist should apologize for such behaviors and misusing and perverting the sword of The Spirit.
Lastly, the belt of Truth. If I tell a lie I have taken off the belt of truth. I have compromised my armor which is very dangerous indeed. The armor of God protects me. I need to understand what that armor is and how or when I have compromised it. The Spirit is at odds with the intellect and the intellect can easily explain away spiritual truths. I must lean on the spiritual and not to my own understanding lest it lead me astray.