Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word "apologetics" derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense.

We are not Divine

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    We are not Divine

    Many today-- especially cultists--claim that humans are divine. From a scriptural perspective, nothing could be further from the truth.

    One must ask, if the essence of human beings is God, and if God is an infinite, changeless being, then how is it possible for people (if they are a manifestation of divinity) to go through a changing process of enlightenment by which they discover their divinity? The fact that people come to realize they are God proves they are not God. For if they were God, they would never have passed from a state of ignorance of their divinity to a state of awareness of it.

    Further, if people were divine, we would expect them to display the same qualities God does. However, when we compare the attributes of humankind with those of God, we find more than ample testimony for the truth of Paul's statement in Romans 3:23 that human beings "fall short of the glory of God." For example, God is all-knowing (Matthew 11:21), but man is limited in knowledge (Job 38:4); God is all-powerful (Revelation 19:6), but man is weak (Hebrews 4:15); God is everywhere present (Psalm 139:7-12), but man is confined to a single space at a time (John 1:50); God is holy (1 John 1:5), but even man's "righteous" deeds are as filthy garments before God (Isaiah 64:6); God is eternal (Psalm 90:2), but man was created at a point in time (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27).

    Pearl of Wisdom: If man is god, one could never tell it by his attributes.

    --5 Minute Apologetics For Today
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