ForthWrite For Christ

Writing to free the prisoner of one idea, crossing the bridge of paradox to truth, serving the legacies of Chesterton and Lewis who defended their faith in Christ

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I am a lover of our Lord Jesus Christ who also enjoys being a teacher and counselor in life. My focus is in Computer and Information Technology with a strong background in Liberal Arts and the Humanities which I use to help others through my Web development and design business, Switched-On-Sites.com. Though I am listed on paper as divorced, I am obeying my Lord, praying and standing for the restoration of my covenant marriage to His glory.

ForthWrite for Christ is a Christian apologetic blog based in biblical orthodoxy and the writings of G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis.

What are apologetics? Well, certainly we don’t need to or mean to “apologize” for God. But apologetics are a form of witness that differs from testimony by providing a scriptural defense of your belief to everyone “…who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” (1 Peter 3:15)

“But in your hearts set apart [sanctify,KJV] Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…”
Apologetics have always been needed. Both the apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul, were apologists, as were all the disciples of Christ and as are we today. Apologetics, then, is simply giving a defense of why you and I have hope in Christ and why you and I have accepted Christ’s invitation for salvation and been given the Holy Spirit to help us to live according to God’s Holy Word. Apologetics or witness-bearing of the full Gospel and Word of God, are very much needed in our Postmodern age when Relativism and Pluralism espouse that there are no moral absolutes, no definitive truth. That said, apologetics can appear intimidating to learn. But it is no more than you or I can handle with the help of God’s Holy Spirit. Any Christian is empowered to defend his or her belief. Love of truth is the foundation. Holy Spirit is your guide and counselor. Like anything, the way to feeling equipped is through reading, study, and practice. ForthWrite is dedicated to helping my readers to do just that: so that you can feel comfortable talking to the person next to you as God gives you a “burden” for the lost. (Luke 19:10)

I write two other blogs called “Reforming the Line” and “A Bird Sings in the Gray

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3 comments on “Author

  1. Bill n Janice LaRoche
    November 25, 2009

    Melanie,

    Just wanted to say this is very beautiful, and thank you for loving Christ so much you are willing to dedicate your life to Him.

    God created us all for a purpose in His Kingdom. And He created all of us man and woman, 1/2 for the other 1/2. Truth be told, when I asked Jesus to reveal His truth to me about who He created for me to be with, He brought us together in a small town and put our faith to the test. We strengethened our faith in Christ, got married as He revealed to us, and follow His guidance heartbeat by heartbeat.

    Happy Holidays and God bless you and your family very much.

    The LaRoche family-
    Blood bought, born again, children of Christ.

  2. djeter
    June 15, 2011

    Hi Mellie
    Thank you for your kind Tweets. Was disappointed to note that this blog tops out in 2010. Are you blogging elsewhere? We need all the intelligent literate voices we can find.

    • mereed
      June 15, 2011

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I have a couple of other blogs that I contribute to: Re-Forming The Line, The Simmer Pot Cafe, and NanoWeek. But I need to get back to my main ministry blog. Thanks for the encouragement to press on!

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