About Brains And Bibles
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. – II Timothy 2:15
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What Is Brains And Bibles?
Brains and Bibles is a ministry supporting local churches with Worldview Apologetics and Bible study skills through conferences, camps, curriculum, and media. This ministry was launched in March 2020. The Executive Director, Joel Willoughby, devoted himself full-time to this ministry in June 2022. Brains and Bibles has a Board of Directors to support the Executive Director’s
Apologia is a Greek word that is used in the New Testament eight times as a noun. It is where we get the word “apology” from. It is often translated as “defense” or “answer.” It can be used in a courtroom sense, such as Acts 22:1
Or it can be used more informally as your faith and hope in Jesus Christ is challenged, such as in I Peter 3:15
Apologetics is purposed to provide confidence and encouragement in the Person and Word of God for the believers. It can also be a tool, when used properly, for evangelism. As an example, if someone were to challenge your faith in the Creator God, then you can use apologetics to show good reasoning for your belief. I want to help your bolster your confidence in the Word of God. It has all the answers for life and godliness. It can show you what is right, what is not right, how to get right, and how to stay right.
A worldview is simply how you view the world. We view the world through the lenses of faith, culture, and experience. When we hear words or see drawings, there are thoughts, feelings, and images that come into our minds. There will be different things coming to your mind than other minds. Even though we are all seeing or hearing the same thing, we end up with different ideas. Why is that? It is because we have different worldviews. I want to help develop Biblical worldviews. A Biblical worldview helps us see the world correctly through the lens of the Bible.
“Gospel” means “good news.” The bad news is that Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, condemning the entire human race to an infinite existence in the Lake of Fire. Their sin was against an eternal and infinite Being – God the Creator. This means that sin is an eternal and infinite offense. This requires an eternal and infinite consequence. This is why only an eternal and infinite Being can absorb that consequence for us – Jesus Christ. The good news is that during the original condemnation of sin (this is all recorded in Genesis 3), before God even condemned a human being; He provided a way of salvation (Genesis 3:15).
God is faithful, just, holy, righteous, and good to condemn sin. He is loving to provide a way of escape. This is the gospel.
God has a good and perfect design for us. This design includes all aspects of our lives. When we break away from that good and perfect design, that is called sin. Sin only leads to pain, suffering, and brokenness. We try many ways to get ourselves out of that brokenness, but nothing works. The gospel is our only hope. Jesus Christ came as the promised Offspring mentioned in Genesis 3:15 (and many other places in the Bible) to live a life without sin and to take our place on the cross. He died, was buried, and rose again so that we may have new life in Him. His shed blood for us on that cross is the only currency that is able to pay the tremendous cost of sin.