The Apologetics Forum (A Ministry of NJITS)


The Apologetics Forum (A Ministry of NJITS)

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What is Justification?

Started by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D. Last reply by James Bartlett Dec 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Understanding the difference between justification and sanctification can be as important as understanding the difference between salvation and damnation. Rightly dividing between the two is of…Continue

Are Mormons "Christians"?

Started by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D Jan 24, 2011. 0 Replies

The word “Gospel” comes from the Greek  eujaggevlion and means “good news."  The good news is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:3).  By this gospel we can be…Continue

Jesus The Priest, The King, and Prophet

Started by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D. Last reply by Dr. Joseph B. Howard, Sr. Jan 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Jesus is both divine and human at the same time.  Therefore, in the one person of Jesus are…Continue

How to Interpret Scripture

Started by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D Dec 19, 2010. 0 Replies

The Bible is God’s Word. But some of the interpretations derived from it are not.  There are…Continue

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Comment by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D on December 31, 2010 at 6:23am
Comment by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D on December 21, 2010 at 12:13am
How can I get you to come speak at my church or function?

NJITS Seminars Info

NJITS Seminars is about equipping believers for ministry. Online training and curriculum resources help. Sometimes, however, the personal touch of bringing in a professional Christian educator to speak to your group takes you a step further.
Mark Stevens, the founder and director of NJITS Seminars, is available to come to your location -- church, conference, Bible Institute.

As a Christian speaker, he is first and foremost a Bible teacher who enjoys communicating God's Word in creative ways that not only expound the truth but also drive home the application of the truth to life. As a Christian speaker, he is also a training instructor for people who want to learn "how-to" serve and "how-to" share God’s Word.

Schedule Mark or Stephanie as the seminar speaker for a special training event or as a guest speaker for a regularly scheduled meeting including a Sunday School class, men’s or women’s group, or other Bible study group.

• Chaplain Mark H. Stevens, M.Min • Evangelist Stephanie R. Stevens

Mark Stevens is an ordained Minister in the Church of God in Christ. He has a BA in Theology and an MA in Ministry from Freedom Bible College and Seminary. He also graduated from Philadelphia Biblical Universities Institute of Jewish Studies; he also is an ETA certified teacher with 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. He is the Dean of the Charles Harrison Mason Bible Institutes of NJ. Elder Stevens is a staff Chaplain at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Southern New Jersey. Mark has over 25 years of ministerial experience. He has been a prison minister, street preacher, retreat speaker, and revivalist. His wife Stephanie is an overseas Missionary that has traveled to Panama, The Philippines, Haiti, and South America. Together they have over 40 years of ministry experience to share with your church or group.
Mark’s heart's passion is to see the church operate according to God's plan. He sees Ephesians 4:16 as the blueprint for the spiritual growth of the Body --the body "builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." To this end he actively seeks to equip God's people for service. Emphasis is placed on helping people find their best fit in ministry through the identification of their spiritual gifts combined with their personality, experience, and heart passions.

The Frequently Asked Questions

What do you charge?
You could take into consideration the length of the seminar and cost of materials she may bring which would vary depending on how many people attended. While remuneration for actual teaching is negotiable (between you and God, that is), we must ask, however, that you take care of actual expenses for travel and lodging if required.

What is the minimum group size for which you are willing to come?
We will come for as few as five people or for fifty or more. Everyone needs equipping. Whether you are a small church or a big one, the need for equipping is the same.

How far are you willing to travel?
NJITS is willing to go where God leads. We reside in Southern NJ. As long as expenses can be paid when travel and lodging is involved, we would be privileged to come to wherever you are if it fits her schedule.

When can you come?
Saturdays work well to do anywhere from a couple hours to an all day session. We may be able to come during your normally scheduled meeting times including mid-week or the Sunday School hour. If you are within a reasonable driving distance (up to two hours from Browns Mills, NJ), regularly scheduled meeting times work well for a series.

How can I schedule a seminar?
You can e-mail Mark at with any further questions you have or to discuss possible dates. Or, you can call at (609) 436-8343, Anytime ask for Mark
Comment by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D on November 29, 2010 at 11:16am
If Jesus were not God, then explain...
If Jesus is not God, then explain...
1. Why Thomas calls Jesus God in John 20:28? (Note, Thomas addresses Jesus specifically.)
2. Why does God call Jesus God in Heb. 1:8?
3. Why does John the apostle state that Jesus was the Word which was God that became flesh (John 1:1,14)?
4. Why is the phrase "Call upon the name of the LORD" (Hebrew, YHWH, i.e., Psalm 116:4) used only of God on the OT, and translated into the Greek in the LXX as "Call upon the name of the LORD (Greek, KURIOS)," applied to Jesus in the NT (1 Cor. 1:2) if Jesus is not God in flesh?
5. Why does the apostle John say that Jesus was , "...calling God His own Father, making Himself equal to God," (John 5:18)?
6. What did Jesus say that caused the Pharisees to claim that Jesus was making Himself out to be God.
7. How was it possible for Jesus to know all things (John 21:17)?
8. How can Jesus know all men (John 16:30)?
9. How can Jesus be everywhere (Matt. 28:20)?
10. How can Jesus, the Christ, dwell in you (Col. 1:27)?
11. How can Jesus be the exact representation of the Nature of God (Heb. 1:3)?
12. How can Jesus be eternal (Micah 5:1-2)?
13. How can Jesus be the one who gives eternal life (John 10:27-28)?
14. How can He be our only Lord and Master (Jude 4)?
15. How can Jesus be called the Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6) if there is only one God
in existence (Isaiah 44:6-8; 45:5)?
16. How can Jesus be called the Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6) and "God" also be called the Mighty God in Isaiah 10:21?
17. How was Jesus able to raise Himself from the dead (John 2:19-21)?
18. How can Jesus create all things (Col. 1:16-17), yet it is God who created all things by Himself (Isaiah 44:24)?
19. How can Jesus search the hearts and minds of the people (Rev. 2:23)?
20. Why was Jesus worshiped (Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; 28:9; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6) when He says to worship God only (Matt. 4:10)? (same Greek word for worship is used in each place.)
21. In the OT God was seen (Exodus 6:2-3; 24:9-11; Num. 12:6-9; Acts 7:2), yet no man can see God (Exodus 33:20; John 1:18). It was not the Father that was seen in the OT (John 6:46). Who, then were they seeing? See John 8:58.
22. Then why did Jesus claim the divine name, "I AM", for Himself in John 8:58? see Exodus 3:14.
23. Then why did Jesus say you must honor him even as you honor the Father (John 5:23)?
24. Then why is it that both the Father and the Son give life (John 5:21)?
25. Then why did Jesus bear witness of Himself (John 8:18; 14:6)?

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