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Gary Amirault:
I'm working on developing a new apologetics site for Universal Salvation. Tentmaker has gotten too large and covers too many subjects and was built piece-meal over many years. This site will be the definitive site in the world for proving Jesus is the Savior of the whole world. We need some real computer skills, especially on the initial layout of the site. It must be easy to use. The search features must be outstanding.

We will need people to participate in gathering all the information available to answer any and every question that is ever posed to those who believe in Universal Salvation. The site will be laid out in different ways to make it easier to find the answers to questions. We will have short and lengthy answers, in video, audio and various text forms.

We expect over the years many people will help put this all together. At the moment we are trying to find the best software package to use to create this huge directory of information. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful. I suspect we will need folks who are have been here a while to go through this discussion board to harvest good arguments.

At the moment, I'm just sending out a notice for anyone who thinks they might be interested in participating. Let me know your skills. Send me an email at info at tentmaker.org

I'm really excited about this new site. I think it will be a blessing to many people around the world. It's amazing to me how many people in other countries have embraced this glorious message because of the things we've posted on the internet so far. I don't know if you realize it, but most other countries and languages do not have very much information on the most important subject in the world...Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world world. Most countries must live with corrupted images of the Savior, a half-baked "Bread from Heaven." Well, it's time for true communion. The Bread of Heaven must come down to all the peoples of the world. It's time for a feast. It's time to party heaven style.

So, if you want to participate, send me an email. Peace, Gary Amirault

peacemaker:
I don't see apologetics, in and of itself, as the key to evangelism.

"Actions speak louder than words."

I believe it is a mistaken notion that if we just learn to say it intelligently, persuasively, or loud enough, per se, that people will have no choice but to agree with us, coming around to our way of thinking. I believe people today, perhaps always, have been looking for something a little more tangible than words. I believe they are looking for changed lives.

We must speak the truth in love from the heart; touching those in need.

Blessings to those who have an ear to hear. And to all who participate in this endeavor.

Gary Amirault:
I don't see apologetics, in and of itself, as the key to evangelism.

"Actions speak louder than words."

Gary: Typing IS action, doing a tape IS action, making a video IS action, quoting a scripture IS action, making a web site IS action and so is giving a child a cold cup of water. There are many ways to extend the kingdom of God. Someone many years ago took the time to write down words they felt God gave them to write. Those words became the Scriptures. We don't know much about the "actions" in the rest of their lives, but we have those words inspired by the Holy Spirit because he took the time to put them in writing. God can use many methods to open the kingdom to his children. Let's not put a limit on any of them, but use them all as each of us is gifted.

Seth:
As far as search functions go, http://tektonics.org/ (beware, an ET apologetics site) has a good one. They have two ways to filter info (by Bible book and by alphabetical according to topic.) A challenge for me in organizing UR info is that the sum of God's word is truth so it's hard to distinguish topics without them merging into eachother. That makes a bit of a challenge. That's something that can be handled with in-context cross linking.

Since there are very wide disagreements within UR as to just HOW people are saved, you might end up getting different apologetic responses from different people depending on how they see UR. Your differences between Carlton Pearson and yourself are a prime example. For example, if Pearson provided an apologetic response to a particular topic, it would probably be alot different than something you would write, since the topic of HOW people are saved, and what they are to be saved FROM is so intrinsic. I'm just saying that could work out so that it looks like the message doesn't agree with itself. Just something to watch out for.

I'd love to provide some apologetic material, but my conclusions would deal much with how salvation is from sin, not in sin, and how God's judgment factors into that. Tektonics is written pretty much by only a few people so their conclusions are pretty consistent with what they believe, at least generally and as far as I could tell.

Seth:

--- Quote from: peacemaker on September 26, 2009, 11:47:58 PM ---I don't see apologetics, in and of itself, as the key to evangelism.

"Actions speak louder than words."

I believe it is a mistaken notion that if we just learn to say it intelligently, persuasively, or loud enough, per se, that people will have no choice but to agree with us, coming around to our way of thinking. I believe people today, perhaps always, have been looking for something a little more tangible than words. I believe they are looking for changed lives.

We must speak the truth in love from the heart; touching those in need.

Blessings to those who have an ear to hear. And to all who participate in this endeavor.

--- End quote ---

Apologetics is a tool, like a pencil or scissors or a hammer to support evangelism, if not actually being evangelism. If anything it can help people who already believe but need foundational doctrinal support to share it with others. It doesn't necessarily need to convince a gainsayer, but it can be a comfort and a support for those who need food like that.

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