Don't be Fooled by What You Hear and See in the Media and Culture
Apologetics Resource Center is here to motivate, equip and deploy radical change agents into our world to be salt and light.
Understanding the Times and the Alien Philosophies Opposed to God’s Truth
Become the antidote by knowing God’s truth and being the truth in your home, neighborhood, and culture.
Keith Craig Branch AUGUST 12, 1947 – NOVEMBER 4, 2023 IN THE CARE OF Southern Heritage Funeral Home & Cemetery Keith Craig Branch passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, and is now at home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through the faithful discipleship of Frank Barker, Craig came to know and love Jesus in … Read More
by James A. Herrick- We are only at the threshold of a new spiritual epoch.¹ ~ Carl Jung Marilyn Ferguson claimed in her bestselling book, The Aquarian Conspiracy (1980), that scientific breakthroughs would soon “thrust us into a new, higher order” of spiritual awareness.² The prevailing Western “paradigm” founded on the Judeo-Christian worldview had, she … Read More
by Craig Branch – Introduction to Areopagus Journal Vol. 6, No. 4- In 1969 I was still taking the scenic route through college at an urban university in Richmond, Virginia. The university was known for its radical hippie population. The Fifth Dimension had just released its award-winning gold record, “Age of Aquarius.” Its popularity was … Read More
by Roy Massie What should you know to help you navigate through smooth-talkers, deceptive advertising, pushy people in the PTA, cults that knock on your front door and other realities of daily living? Why can companies sell mil lions more cans of sugar water by suggesting that drinking it will make anyone more appealing than … Read More
Glossary of Terms Argument – A formal way to using supporting statements (premises) to draw a conclusion. Conclusion – The statement in an argument that the premises claim to support. Deductive Argument – An argument in which the arguer claims that it is impossible for the conclusion to be false given that the premises are … Read More
by Steven B. Cowan- “Isn’t logic the invention of human beings?” “Does reality really have to be rational or logical?” “Why can’t there be square circles?” These kinds of questions are frequently asked in our postmodern culture. There is a suspicion, given our relativistic and “tolerant” climate, that logic and rationality are optional; that … Read More
What is Apologetics?
Apologetics is a word derived from the Greek word apologia, which means to give a reasoned defense (1 Pet. 3:15). In its Biblical context, apologetics is a branch of Christian theology and philosophy through which the Christian mind expresses itself in the task of evangelism.
The vindication of Christian truth claims and philosophy of life against the various forms of non-Christian philosophies of life. It is the responsibility of every Christian to be equipped in some knowledge and use of apologetics.
The work of apologetics should include the following three dimensions: (a) Apologetics as proof – presenting a rational basis for faith that confronts unbelief in the believer as well as in the unbeliever; (b) Apologetics as defense – answering the objections and overcoming the barriers of unbelief; (c) Apologetics as offense – demonstrating or revealing the foolishness of unbelieving thought and world-views in conflict with the Christian faith.
Seek the Truth
Apologetics seeks to provide rational grounds for believing the truth claims of Christianity in whole or in part and to respond to objections raised against the true knowledge of God in whole or in part in the Christian faith (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
We Have a Passion for Christ
Apologetics should stress that God is interested in the character of the Christian and in the manner in which truth is communicated. The Christian must speak the truth in love, not being quarrelsome, able to teach, correcting the error with gentleness, kindness, patience, and humility. (2 Timothy 2:24-26)