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2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

The field within ministry that is case-making is better known as apologetics. Other good names for this are defence of the gospel (Philippians 1:17), and defending the faith. NIV gives 2 Cor 10:5 casting down imaginations as demolish arguments.

Main Notes

After reviewing this top 10 apo scriptures by New York Apologetics, I will order together what I think are a good top 10 verses set to stablish case-making theme. For some of these I'd say they are better placed in a spiritual warfare top 10. Then perhaps a list for x can be "next ten."

Colossians 2:8 is a very strong entry on case-making and appears also in worldly philosophy sets. Colossians 4:5-6 (speech seasoned with salt) is good for speaking and also appears in the early part (A-E) of Topical memory system. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 shows the link between defence and spiritual warfare. I will use only 2 of that list's top 10 and make a new one. Here is a Carm article to consider on intro to apologetics [1].

It would also be very easy to use 1 Timothy 6:20 (it perfectly describes evolution, though not relegated to evolution belief) to fill the last 2 of 10 space. I decided to round out with 2 from the four Gospels, which are two wonderful Easter verses. This pair I also published for our bulletin for cool Easter service that went great. It had a very strong salvation message by regular guest speaker who had a central, conversational core theme of Easter case-making.

Matthew 28:2 and John 20:1 include some of the minimal facts (moved boulder, empty tomb) and female prominent testimony and make a good segue. The Resurrection and miracle nature of the event really are essential to case-making and Easter is why we can be sure of our faith and on fire for love of the defence of the gospel.

Sometimes when arranging verses we see a theme weighted more toward certain books of the gospel, in this case it is Acts and 2 Timothy. Delighting in the testimony of the Word and defence of the gospel is one way that strong Christ believers delight in the law of the Lord per Psalm 1:2. Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, and Luke 10:27 urge us to love God with all our heart.

--Sheepdogged (talk) 03:27, 30 March 2016 (UTC) I dropped Matthew 28:2 in favor of 2 Timothy 2:24-26, which really is essential. I dropped John 20:1 in favor of 2 Cor 10:3-5.


Acts 17:11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 2:24-26

24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.



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