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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.

A Trojan Horse Parked at the State House

July 15, 2024

by Clete Hux I could say I told you so. Understand, I’m not a prophet nor the son of one, but I knew that when the ban on the practice of yoga in public classrooms K – 12 in the state of Alabama was lifted a couple of years ago that it would be a … Read More

What’s Wrong with Evolutionary Psychology?

July 9, 2024

By Angus J. L. Menuge After studying his environment man has begun to study himself. Up to that point, he had assumed his own reason and through it seen all other things. Now, his reason has become the object: it is as if we took out our eyes to look at them. Thus studied, his … Read More

A Philosophical Case for Mind-Body Dualism

June 27, 2024

By James S. Spiegel When it comes to the nature of the mind, philosophers tend to fall into one of two camps: mind-body dualism and physicalism. Mind-body dualists affirm that human beings are composed of both a material body and a supernatural aspect—the soul. Historically, Christians have favored this perspective, and it was the dominant … Read More

Body and Soul: A Biblical Case for Dualism

June 27, 2024

By R. Keith Loftin Are humans strictly material beings (the view known as physicalism), or do they possess both material and immaterial parts (the view known as dualism)? The Bible is neither a philosophy nor a theology textbook, though it certainly places constraints on both Christian philosophy and theology. Consider, for example, the Incarnation of … Read More

Veritas: The Mind-Body Problem

June 27, 2024

By Craig Branch When our staff was planning future journal themes some time ago, the topic of the “Mind-Body Problem” was added, and I was a bit ambivalent about it. The reason was that I thought this topic not only seemed abstract, but was a bit too intellectual for the average person, or even the … Read More

Disputations: Gabriel’s Vision and the Resurrection of Jesus

June 27, 2024

By Gary R. Haberman Archaeological artifacts often add relevant background information to particular topics, sometimes bear directly on certain events, and occasionally contribute some intrigue. The original “Gabriel stone” measures three feet high by one foot wide. Written on the stone in ink, rather than being engraved into the rock, are 87 lines of Hebrew … 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.

Christian Apologetics

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)