THE CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST ANSWERS: “Why Should I Trust the Bible?”

Christian apologetics is important because it provides evidence and rational arguments for the truth of the Christian faith. This can help to strengthen the faith of believers, and can also be used to persuade non-believers to consider the claims of Christianity. Additionally, apologetics can help to defend the faith against objections and criticisms. It can also help to foster deeper understanding and appreciation of the faith for both believers and non-believers alike.

1 PETER 3:15: When Others Demand an Explanation, How Do We Explain Our Beliefs?

Sometimes we are called on to explain our beliefs without the opportunity for advance preparation. Anyone has a right respectfully to ask another on what grounds he regards his true Christianity as true; for every man has a common interest in true Christianity and in knowing what is the truth on the subject. If any man, therefore, asks us candidly and respectfully for what reasons we have been led to embrace the gospel and on what grounds we regard it as true, we are under obligation to state those grounds in the best manner that we are able.

The Scope, the Range, and the Spirit of Christian Apologetics

APOLOGETICS is concerned with the previous questions of Christianity. It is that important branch of theological inquiry that investigates the great questions that lie at the Christian system's very foundations. At times, it ventures into the very heart of that system and undertakes to unfold its inner reasonableness and sufficiency.

ACTS 4:31: Speak the Word of God with Boldness

Acts 4:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness. Just three days before Jesus was executed, Jesus told his disciples, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the inhabited earth[1] as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14) Jesus would speak on this again just before he ascended to heaven, Jesus said to his disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations … teaching them to observe all that I commanded you …” (Matt 28:19-20)

What Is Apologetics?

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The simplicity of this definition, however, masks the complexity of the problem of defining apologetics.

APPENDIX 8 Christian Evangelism

Evangelism is the work of a Christian evangelist. All true Christians are obligated to partake to some extent, which seeks to persuade other people to become Christian, especially by sharing the basics of the Gospel and the more profound message of biblical truths.

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