Thursday, January 21, 2016

What is it About Apologetics That We Do Not Understand?

"What am I apologizing for about my faith?" "Don't you know that you cannot argue someone into the Kingdom of Heaven?" "I don't need apologetics!" "We don't need apologetics training in our church."  

Ever hear objections like these about apologetics? These are just a few of several that I will not answer in this posting.  All I will say is that when an objection is made against apologetics, the person making the objection now has the burden of proof on them to defend that position.  In other words they have to "give an answer back" as to why they believe their objection is true.

Now that my "health button" has been reset, I wanted to go back to the some basics and share with you a few ways to understand why apologetics is necessary in our present day.  For the purposes of this posting, I am going to address the subject by defining what we mean by apologetics and then show two important practical aspects for the believer and for the church at large.