Defending the Christian Faith
by Jack Wellman
What exactly is apologetics? You might have heard this word used in Christian articles, by Christian authors, in a Sunday school lesson, or perhaps by some pastors in a sermon. I can tell you that apologetics is not an apology for a belief in God. On the contrary, it is substantive proof for creation, for the existence of God, and for the veracity of the Bible.
The original Greek word for apologetics is “apologētikos”. Apologetics, far from being an apology, it is a wide array of conclusive, empirical, and quantifiable evidence that is suitable for defense in believing in God and Him as Creator. Apologetics is a branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines; evidence for Creation, for Jesus Christ’s historicity and His resurrection, and for a refutation for the theory of evolution.
Christian Apologetics is a consummation of empirical evidence which includes the realms of; science, biblical manuscripts, philosophy, logic, moral arguments, biology, astronomy, mathematics, paleontology, prophecy, archeology, and history. It is Christian Apologetic’s answer to the theory of evolution and scientific hypothesis of the origin of life and of the universe. Apologetics examine the hard evidence of what we do have, as opposed to what is assumed. It is living out Peter’s command to “…always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is within you” (I Pet. 3:15).
The Cosmological Argument
The general approach for those who don’t believe in a Creator, the argument or theory is an equation: Space + Time + Chance = Everything. How can, in what in reality is, 0 + 0 + 0 = everything!? The space did not cause matter to come into existence, nor did time. Neither is it possible that chance can influence or create events.
Can being come from non-being or can spontaneous generation of matter from nothing? Can chance actually do anything or cause something to happen? Not in the least. Chance is only the likelihood of something occurring. By necessity, there must first be a “cause” before any effect can occur. And a cause logically demands a cause. Chance is powerless in and of itself. It can not make something happen or create something from nothing. It is a non-being…
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