What and Why Apologetics
Apologetics (from Greek ἀπολογία, “speaking in defense”) is the theological science or religious discipline of defending or proving the truth of religious doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse.
In Christian, Circles Apologetics is for the purpose of defending your standpoint to be able to give a reason for what you believe.Today more than ever the Bible and the Christian faith is under attack from Atheists and Occultists of ever kind and we need as Christians to be able to back up what we say and to come against what they say.It also helps us to know more about our faith,To come against any bad doctrines and to bring people to Christ
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:1 Peter 3 v 15
Well have you…? we all have and if you haven’t come off your pew and witness.This is more than just a bruised ego if you can’t answer them it could be the difference between Heaven or Hell as you might be the only Christian to witness to the Person we are called to be ambassadors of Christ 2 Corinthians 5:20 and if you don’t give them a satisfactory answer someone might come along of another faith and you may have no other chance to talk to that Person in the situation given.For me, Apologeticscame out of asking Questions that a lot couldn’t answer and some of the answers given were way off the mark. So out of that I read and read any so-called contradiction i came across i would seek an Answer if not from Man I’d pray at times I’d wait a while but answered all the same. Apologetics you can bring into your Witnessing as things like Archeology,History and extra-Biblical sources Help Did Jesus Exist.. covers some of this but the biggest things are to know your bible I have in the past been labelled a know it all as people don’t like being corrected. I know nothing of all there is to know about the Bible I just read it and study it I can talk about Conspiracy to some truth to them who know and I’ll always bring it back to the Bible Some of us are called to this others that. Saying that all in Christendom could do with a course in apologetics like the Alpha they also incorporated some apologetics. We need to go out there and start head hunting for the Lord as the Harvest is Plenty and the Labourers Few.
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4 v 2
To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 2 Corinthians 2 v 16
Thanks and God Bless