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.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
The Real Issue Podcast Are Apologetics and Evangelism Necessary to Reach the American Culture and the Church?
There are a lot of questions about whether or not apologetics is compatible with today's evangelistic efforts in our post Christian culture. Does and can the Holy Spirit use reason to draw a person to saving knowledge of Christ? How does apologetics interact with today's evangelism? Find out the answer to these questions and more on this episode.