Why Apologetics? (Part 1)

Why and how is the study of apologetics beneficial to the church?

Apologetics is beneficial in 3 ways:

1) First, apologetics encourages the believer to develop a distinctively Christian theory of knowledge.

2) Second, it strengthens, confirms, and emboldens Christians in their faith.

3) Third, apologetics serves as a vital aid in the work of missions, evangelism, and cultural engagement.

Keep these general answers in mind, because I plan to briefly develop them in the upcoming entries.

Posted on July 22, 2007, in Apologetics. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I enjoyed reading this post! I am a Christians apologist based in India.

  2. I was shocked to discover that some Christians DIDN’T believe that we should use apologetics. I assumed it was part of being a Christian. This is a short post, but so very precise and helpful. Thanks so much for explaining the need for this crucial area.

  3. Great thoughts. Have you also explored Jesus’ use of the philosophy of demonstration?

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