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Apologetics

Apologetics is the area of Christian theology which focuses on the defense of the Christian faith, particularly through the rational justification of Christian belief and doctrines. (Alister McGrath, Christian Theology: An Introduction, pg 579) 

The goal of the Apologetics Ministry is to train and equip MBC church members on all apologetical issues.

What is Christian Apologetics?

Simply put, Christian apologetics is the defense or the rational justification for the truth claims of Christianity.

From where did the term “apologetics” come?

The English term “apologetics” comes from the Greek word, apologia, which means the defense of a position against an attack. It is important to realize that it does not come from the English word, apology, as it is so often misunderstood as, which is meant as a defensive plea for forgiveness for an action that is subject to blame.

Is there Scriptural support for Christian Apologetics?

Yes, in 1 Peter 3:15, it says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Why study Christian apologetics?

It is important to study apologetics because the Bible commands all believers to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” and to do it “with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). In addition, if one is to be effective in sharing one’s faith and reaching out to the lost for Jesus Christ, it is imperative that one knows what one believes and why he/she believes. It also is instrumental for grounding one with a strong foundation for his/her faith.

What topics are studied within Christian apologetics?

While there are many topics that are studied within the field of Christian apologetics, the following is a list of the most common: Arguments for God’s existence and the coherence of theism The historical reliability of the Bible The historical Jesus Scientific Apologetics (Creation vs. Evolution) Cultural Apologetics (Shift in thinking from Enlightenment and responding to pop culture with a Christian worldview) Responding to the Problem of Evil Defense of Resurrection Defense of Miracles Defense of Soul Defense of Moral Absolutes Why Jesus is the only way Essential Christian Doctrine so one can spot error Defense Against World Religions (Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.) Defense Against American Cults (Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.) Church history so one can respond to the Church’s involvement in the Crusades, the Witch Hunts, the Holocaust and Slavery. Defending Christianity in the “three way World-view struggle” against Scientific Naturalism and Post Modernism

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Apologetics
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Apologetics Ministry Coordinator
Chuck Sickels
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