Friday, January 09, 2015

William Dembski on Apologetics

"...many Christians now take a dim view of apologetics, dismissing it as merely 'arguing people into faith.'  But this misses the point.  Arguments, in the sense of sustained reasoned reflection, can be vehicles for either helping bring about faith or destroying it.  Many young people, as they go off to school, lose their faith because they are presented with arguments declaring that Christianity is false. Sound arguments that show the reasonableness of Christianity can be of immense help to struggling students trying to determine whether their faith is true.  Yes, our salvation is ultimately  due to the grace of God.  But every act of divine grace presupposes the means of grace by which God makes His grace real to us.  Christian apologetics is one such means of grace." [1]

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. Dr. Rick Cornish, 5 Minute Apologist, Intro., p. 12.

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