Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Article: The Need for Apologetics by Norman Geisler
Hello everyone! As I have written about in the past, it is many times the job of the apologist to not only demonstrate the rationality of the Christian faith to the skeptic, but also to effectively communicate the body of Christ why apologetics is vital in their own walk with Christ and to the Christian faith itself.
Admittedly, I have received many objections from Christians regarding the role that apologetics should, or should not play, in the life of the Christian. The Bible is very clear that each of us are to be "ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15b; CSB).
In this article, Dr. Norman Geisler explains The Need For Apologetics.
As Geisler rightly points out:
"Christianity is under attack today, and it must be defended."
Geisler looks at 1) objections to defending the faith: biblical and extra-biblical 2) objections to apologetics outside the Bible, and 3) the reasons for defending the faith.
I encourage our readers to take the time to work through this article and be reminded of why we must be prepared to defend our faith and to intelligently explain what it is we believe to the best our ability.
You can read it here.
Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross