What is Christian Apologetics
According to Wikipedia, Christian Apologetics is the following:
“Christian apologetics (from Greek ἀπολογία, “speaking in defense”) is a field of Christian theology that aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defend the faith against objections, and expose the perceived flaws of other world views.
Christian apologetics has taken many forms over the centuries, starting with Paul the Apostle, including writers such as Origen and Augustine of Hippo, and continuing currently with the modern Christian community through the efforts of many authors in various Christian traditions such as G.K.Chesterton and C. S. Lewis. Apologists have based their defense of Christianity on historical evidence, philosophical arguments, scientific investigation, and arguments from other disciplines. Christian polemic is a term used for apologetics which primarily criticizes or attacks other belief systems.”
Typical questions being defended by Apologists is the divinity of Jesus Christ, His literal crucifixion, burial and resurrection, His death of atonement and His Godly incarnation as a man. Many remarkable apologists, each specializing in their own field, are defending the faith today. Some that are worthy of note is Dr. Michael Brown – Jewish Messianic, Matt Slick – veteran apologist, Kent Hovind – creationist and John Piper – Muslim expert.
Some Christian Apologists which are experts in their own field, whether it is Islam, History, Science or the New Testament, take on challenges in debates from scholars with different views. Some of their opponents might be other Christians with different interpretations on certain topics or fields of expertise, while most opponents are from a completely different religions background.
A great way of learning to defend your faith, is by listening to some of these debates. Every Apologist has his own way of defending their faith and believes, as some are highly technical in argument and can put an argument up and by reason and logic, defend it, while others again, take a Scriptural approach and defend everything by applying the Word of God in the correct context.
There is no right and wrong way of defending our faith. By being aware of your own personal strengths and weaknesses, you will be able to work out what works best for you and what strategy has the best reaction from your “opponents” when testifying and defending the faith. Just keep in mind that the mission of apologetics in not to win an argument, but to bring souls to Jesus by defending what you believe in.
The concept of this section of the website is to give you the opportunity to search for an answer in defense of your faith.