Thank God for Apologetics

Not everyone appreciates apologetics. That is fine. Not every Christian needs to be involved in an apologetics ministry, although we all need to be able to provide a defence for the reason for the hope within us (1 Peter 3:15).

When I became a Christian, I did not know there was such a thing as apologetics. I had to navigate my skepticism and doubts on my own. Thankfully, I did stumble on to apologetics, beginning with C.S. Lewis and Josh McDowell.

Here are some reasons that I am thankful that there is such a thing as Christian apologetics.

  • ApologeticsThere are seekers who have sincere questions about Christianity.
  • Other worldviews, whether religious or atheist, do apologetics for their own beliefs.
  • New Christians need to be discipled by learning how to accurately articulate the faith.
  • Some new Christians have faith, but struggle with doubts.
  • Our culture needs to see that Christianity is a rational and reasonable alternative.
  • There are many misconceptions about what Christianity is.
  • Challenges come to our faith at unexpected times during our faith journey.
  • Emotional feelings toward God, while very important, are not always consistent.
  • Being involved in apologetics can be a rewarding experience and often strengthens one’s faith.
  • There are many great people, both famous and not, who are involved in apologetics and there are opportunities for fellowship and encouragement.

When I look at all of these things, I can only thank God that there is such a thing as apologetics.

If you are interested in learning more about apologetics, I suggest I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist. (USA) (Canada)

I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist

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