What is Apologetics?

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense or an answer given in reply. In ancient Athens it referred to a defense made in the courtroom as part of the normal judicial procedure. After the accusation, the defendant was allowed to refute the charges with a defense or reply (apologia). The word appears 17 times in noun or verb form in the New Testament, and both the noun (apologia) and verb form (apologeomai) can be translated “defense” or “vindication” in every case.

Friday, September 11, 2009

What is the Law of Non Contradiction?

Law of Non-Contradiction: The fundamental law of logic that slam dunks cultural, moral, ethical relativistic thinking. To illustrate: A cannot equal non A (A not equal ~A). In other words, it is not possible for something to be both true and false at the same time and in the same context.

Practical Examples: A table cannot be both made entirely of wood and not made entirely of wood. A woman cannot be pregnant and not pregnant at the same time. Have you ever wondered why we use words like: yes, no, true, false, etc.? You cannot have an answer to a question that is true and false at the same time; nor the answer to a question being yes and no at the same time.

In order to get a glimpse of this in the practical setting where the law of non-contradiction is challenged check out this video.

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