Helpful definitions – polemicist

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Sometimes polemicists can sound cranky – get past this, they have work to do!


“Yes, pastors can be polemicsts. Furthermore, pastors must be polemicists.

“First, a definition. A ‘polemicist’ is one who does polemics, and polemics is the field of theological study in which we contend for the truth (Jude 1:3) by demolishing arguments raised against God (2 Corinthians 10:5), always being careful to train the powers of our discernment with constant practice (Hebrews 5:14). In particular, polemics – as opposed to the broader field of apologetics – is typically contending with those who claim to be Christians, recognizing that there are many anti-christs who all bear His name, but are opposed to His mission, message and purpose (1 John 2:18).”

J D Hall

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“A Pastor and a Polemicist?”


Jude 1:3

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

2 Corinthians 10:5

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

1 John 2:18 

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

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Evangelical lingo – Helpful polemics terms

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Downgrade

“Downgrade is a colloquial expression meant to convey a doctrinal dumbing-down or theological slide into apostasy. The term denotes a rapid decline in orthodoxy or the approval of heterodoxy that would not have been approved long before.”

J.D. Hall

http://polemicsreport.com/2016/09/29/polemics-terms-downgrade/

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Website orthodox

“‘Website Orthodox’ refers to a nefarious Bible-twister or false teacher having an orthodox statement of faith on their website, but ignoring it entirely in their body of work, sermons, books or teachings.”

J.D. Hall

http://polemicsreport.com/2016/10/04/polemics-terms-website-orthodox/

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Quote of the day – J.D. Hall on the SBC and Duck Dynasty

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“There’s more to conservatism than inerrancy.”

J.D. Hall

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Paige Patterson Embraces Campbellism, Baptismal Justification, at Chapel

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Reformation Saskatchewan – J.D. Hall


Dear reader, our salvation is according to Scripture alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone!


Message: Still Protesting – Sola Fide 2 – J.D. Hall

“The second of messages from JD at Reformation Saskatchewan, dealing with the topic of Sola Fide. JD explains why Roman Catholicism is not Christianity and why Protestants should still be protesting.”

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Christian Missionary Alliance Church Hosts Ramadan Meal, Members Pray Toward Mecca by JD Hall

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This is the denomination whose workers preached the Gospel to my husband and me.

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by the way, if you’re wondering…

What is polemics?

(from PolemicsReport)

po·lem·ics

(pə-lĕm′ĭks)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)

1. The art or practice of argumentation or controversy.
2. The practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.
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