This is what I think summarizes the essence of how apologetics benefits our faith. Apologetics gives you the knowledge to reinforce your faith and defend it when it comes under assault from a skeptical world. But apologetics is also the “fertilizer” that grows your knowledge God gives us to demonstrate why the Christian faith is true; and provides you the roots to help you hold fast in times of difficulty to withstand whatever life in a fallen world throws your way.
by Rob Lundberg I am not sure we realize this or not, but 9/11 changed the religious climate of our culture. We were hit with
Dr. Norman Geisler became probably the greatest influence to show me that there was more to apologetics than Ken Ham and the popular creation versus evolution debate.
If you are holding to a liberal view of morality, you are going to vote for the candidate that best fits your views. If you are holding to more of a conservative stances on the aforementioned issues, then you are going to vote for the candidate that best fits you conservative values.
So please do not say, “Don’t push your morality on me!” Because when we do vote, we are voting for the candidate that best lines up with our moral underpinnings. And when you cast your vote, guess what you have just done?
There is no escape hatch for not legislating morality. We do it all the time. And the flip side of the coin is that I still thank God for those who don’t hold to an absolute standard and yet act morally.
Local Christian schools and high schools are not providing the equipping they need to insulate their students with solid reasons for the truth of the Christian faith. I will sometimes run into a student and ask them if I can survey them with three questions: Why are you a Christian and please do not use your testimony as the answer; why do you believe the Bible is true, and please do not tell that it says it is God’s Word; and is truth absolute or relative?
The answers that I get are nothing less than scary.
Whenever the word apologetics comes into a conversation, there are different connotations come to mind. One is “why do I have to apologize for what I believe.” Another thought comes to mind, in recent days, is about how we might defend the faith or respond to non-believers questions. In some situations we might be needing to apologize for HOW we present our case.