(adopted from the Bangor Statement on Christian Apologetics and the Church) RECOGNIZING that many Americans today either disparage religious belief altogether or are confused about
Rob Lundberg by Rob Lundberg Apologetics (or pre-evangelism) is far too important to remain isolated from most people in the Church. Christians today likely need
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
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.
The difference between the Jewish view of God and the Christian view is that while both believe in the same God, Jews reject the triune nature of God by rejecting Jesus as the Messiah. Both faiths believe God is personal, and loving and can be known in a relationship, Jews do not believe in a strong relationship. Both religions believe that God answers prayer, though there may be different understands of what that looks and sounds like.