NOT STUPID

AGNOT AN EVANGELICAL APOLOGETIC

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

1 CORINTHIANS 13:4 Love suffers long and is kind; …5does not behave rudely,  is not provoked, thinks no evil;…7  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Apologetics (from Greek ἀπολογία, “speaking in defense”) is the discipline of defending a position (often religious) through the systematic use of information.

Jesus Christ wasn’t stupid and He wasn’t an evangelical apologetic. He didn’t buy into the doctrine of demons that by speaking nice words, using systematic information, displaying the right attitude, behaving properly, He would win the opponent to his point of view!  Rather He first judged people and discerned who were his enemies and called them names to their face and consigned them to hell by His curses of “woe to you” which meant exactly what He said. Woe would come to them in the fires of hell! 

Jesus never tried to win an argument with anyone by persuasive words like many evangelicals are prone to do and call themselves apologetic. He won people over by telling them to repent and by His miracles, signs and wonders and told His believers to do the same! And He  commanded them to shake the dust off their feet from those who would not accept and hear them and they would pay for it on judgment day :

Mark 6:7 And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
8  He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff — no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts —
9   but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.
10 Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place.
11  And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!
12  So they went out and preached that people should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.

Mark 16:15    And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16    He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
17    And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
18    they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Acts 2:22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know —

Acts 8
6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.

Acts 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles.

Acts 19:11 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,

1 Corinthians 12
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.

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