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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Real Issue Podcast: What is Apologetics (Part 2)

If someone were to ask you what apologetics is good for and why it is necessary for the church today, would you be able to answer them?  Apologetics is not just for refuting bad truth claims  That is only part of the equation.  It is also for equipping believers to go out and give our culture Heaven, and to protect the Church from error. On The Real Issue Podcast, this week we address these issues and answer a couple of objections at the end. Join us on this episode of The Real Issue podcast.

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