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Understanding the Times and the Alien Philosophies Opposed to God’s Truth

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Blaise Pascal: An Apologist You Should Know

June 13, 2024

by Douglas Groothuis One of the great mathematical, philosophical, rhetorical, and apologetical geniuses of the 17th Century was a chronically ill Frenchman who died young and lost the major theological battle of his life with Roman Catholicism. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was affiliated with no major academic institutions, but was a lively contestant in the world … Read More

The Apologetics of Thomas Aquinas

June 13, 2024

by Norman L Geisler Thomas Aquinas was born near Aquino, Italy probably around 1224-5. He attended the University of Naples in 1239 where he encountered the writings of Aristotle which was to have a great impact on his thinking. Aquinas joined the Dominican Order of Preachers around 1243—in spite of the violent opposition of his … Read More

Silencing the Fool: The Apologetic Contribution of Anselm

May 29, 2024

by Steven B. Cowan The Medieval period in Western history (roughly A.D. 400-1600) was dominated by Christianity. Most people in Europe claimed allegiance to the Christian faith, and the ideas of the Christian worldview permeated society at every level. Even the discipline of philosophy was conducted within the parameters of Christian thought. Philosophers did their … Read More

Augustine: Christian Champion of the First Millennium

May 29, 2024

by Kenneth D. Boa & Robert M. Bowman, Jr. In the fourth and fifth centuries, pagan religions were on the wane and Christianity was on the ascendancy throughout the empire, particularly after the edict of Constantine in 313.  Christian apologists, both Latin and Greek, wrote with pride of the progress and life-changing effects of Christianity. … Read More

Apologetics in the Ancient Church

May 23, 2024

By B. Dwain Waldrep From its earliest stages of development, Christianity suffered internal attacks from false teachers and external attacks from Jewish nonbelievers, pagans, and the Roman government.  The Apostles set precedents in defending the faith and warned Christian leaders about future threats that would require diligent responses from them to maintain the purity of … 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)