Monday, April 20, 2009
Apologist Profile: Dr. Ron Rhodes
This week we profile Dr. Ron Rhodes, founder and president of Reasoning from the Scriptures ministries. Dr. Rhodes is author of 35 books, regularly addresses current issues in the national media, and teaches cults apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary (Charlotte, N.C.) and Biola Univeristy (La Mirada, CA), and other well-known seminaries, when time allows. Dr. Rhodes has also been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences across the United States. In my opinion, Dr. Rhodes is one of the best apologists in responding and refuting the cults. Education
Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (1986). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with High Honors.
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (1983). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with Honors. Elected to Dean's List.
B.A., Houston Baptist University (1979). Recipient of the Greek Excellence Award.
Publications The Complete Book of Bible Answers The 10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Jehovah's Witness
The 10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Mormon
What Did Jesus Mean? Making Sense of the Puzzling Sayings of Jesus
When Cultists Ask (co-authored with Norman Geisler)
The Culting of America
To view a full list of Dr. Rhodes' books, or purchase one, go here.
Accuracy of the Bible
Manuscript Support for the Bible's Reliability
Rightly Interpreting the Bible
The Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority of the Bible
Responding the Cults/False Religions
Here, Dr. Rhodes offers a online e-book entitled Challenge of the Cults: Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Reponse
Responding to the New Age Movement
Strategies for Dialoguing with Atheists
Is Annihilationism Biblical?
A Biblical Perspective on Suicide
To view all of Dr. Rhodes' online articles, see here.
Quick-Answers- The "quick-answers" section deals with a variety of verses that are often misunderstood, taken out of context, or misused by cults. This section also covers numerous common questions asked about the Bible. A very helpful resource!
Can God's face actually be seen (Genesis 32:30)?
How could Jesus be made sin when He Himself was sinless (2 Corinthians 5:21)?
Did Judas die by hanging or by falling onto some rocks?
I encourage you to check out all the topics covered in this section here.
Dr. Rhodes, and his ministry website, provide great resources and I encourage our readers and team members to take a look!
Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross