Christian Apologetics QuotesThe loss of objectivity in moral thought does not lead to liberation. It leads to oppression. Secular ideologies preach liberty, but they practice tyranny. — Nancy Pearcey (from, Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning)

Christian Apologetics QuotesDawkins asserts that final causes and design don’t really exist. Unguided evolution explains it all. Francis Crick thought the same thing but was afraid people would be misled by what they actually saw. So he issued this warning: “Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved.” What? A warning to ignore the obvious? Absolutely. Because if we don’t ignore the obvious, we might be tempted to follow common sense and attribute the “appearance” of design to actual design. — Frank Turek (from, Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case)

Christian Apologetics QuotesChristianity is not only to be believed; it must be lived—and not just for our own benefit, but for the good of our neighbors. And now of all times, we must increase our work of restoration in our communities. But that doesn’t mean be silent. Like Jesus, let’s be about the business of sharing it, both in word and in deed. Even when others tell us to keep it to ourselves…If Christians were to pack up their faith and go home, so to speak, the social consequences would be enormous. Despite the growing public hostility to our faith, we must continue to love our neighbors and serve our communities by preaching Christ in word and deed. — John Stonestreet (from, You Really Want Us to Keep Our Faith to Ourselves?)

Christian Apologetics QuotesWhile we are often willing to spend time reading the Bible, praying, or participating in church programs and services, few of us recognize the importance of becoming good Christian case makers. Prosecutors are successful when they master the facts of the case and then learn how to navigate and respond to the tactics of the defense team. Christians need to learn from that model as well. We need to master the facts and evidences that support the claims of Christianity and anticipate the tactics of those who oppose us. This kind of preparation is a form of worship. When we devote ourselves to this rational preparation and study, we are worshipping God with our mind, the very thing He has called us to do (Matt. 22:37). — J Warner Wallace (from, Cold-Case Christianity)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe problem is that underexamined beliefs often sound right because they’ve been arrived at based on personal preference (what people would like to be true) rather than critical investigation. If kids have underexamined Christian beliefs, they can easily be swayed. What do you think they’ll go with—the “unattractive” beliefs of mom and dad or the “attractive” beliefs that are accepted by an ocean of online peers? — Natasha Crain (from, 4 Reasons the Internet May Influence Your Kids’ Faith More Than You)

Christian Apologetics QuotesApologetics can be relational because honest, heartfelt questions are relational open doors. Done well, apologetics can lead people towards thinking about Jesus. Good apologetics invites us to transcend ideology. I want to invite people to discover not a new set of beliefs or ideas, nor simply a new vision for life, but rather the living man: Jesus Christ. I want to help them start a loving friendship with him. —Tom Price (from, ‘Apologetics sermons rarely work’ – True or False)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe most fundamental decision we all face over the course of our lives is what we will recognize as the ultimate reality, the uncaused source and cause of our existence. Everything else in our worldview depends on that initial decision. The Bible speaks of this foundational choice in terms of who or what we worship. We must all answer the challenge Joshua issued to the Israelites as they were poised to enter the Promised Land: “Choose this day whom you will serve” (Josh. 24:15). — Nancy Pearcey (from, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes)

Christian Apologetics QuotesYou have a role and not all of our roles are the same. We are not all preachers, but we are all called to proclaim God’s truth. We are not all teachers, but we are all called to disciple others. We are not all evangelists, but we are all called to do our part, giving the good news of Jesus the best we can. Know this. You are not Billy Graham. But you are responsible to evangelize and give a reason for the hope that is in you. So, what kind of evangelist/ apologist are you? Hopefully, if you have only been a benchwarmer, you don’t desire to remain one. — Donnie Griffin (from, Get Into the Game of Apologetics and Evangelism)

Christian Apologetics QuotesAs soon as we ask what faith is and what sort of mistreatment of faith causes doubt, we are led to the first major misconception about doubt—the idea that doubt is always wrong because it is the opposite of faith and the same thing as unbelief. What this error leads to is a view of faith that is unrealistic and a view of doubt that is unfair. — Os Guinness (from, God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt)

Christian Apologetics QuotesWe have solid grounds for thinking that Jesus of Nazareth not only claimed to be the divine Son of Man and the Son of God and the Jewish Messiah, claims which provoked his condemnation by the Jewish court and led ultimately to his crucifixion, but also that those claims were true because God raised him from the dead. As the early apostles preached, “God would not allow his holy one to see corruption” (Acts 2.27). God has acted in history, and we can know it. — William Lane Craig (from, Jesus and His Passion)

Christian Apologetics QuotesIf Christians continue to rely on emotion and ignore evidence, they will continue to lose their children to secularism. As Ravi Zacharias points out, a tepid Christianity cannot withstand a rabid secularism. And make no mistake—secularism is rabid. The world isn’t neutral out there. Today’s culture is becoming increasingly anti-Christian. — Frank Turek (from, Stealing from God)

Christian Apologetics QuotesFaith is not a blind thing; for faith begins with knowledge. It is not a speculative thing; for faith believes facts of which it is sure. It is not an unpractical, dreamy thing; for faith trusts, and stakes its destiny upon the truth of revelation. — Charles Spurgeon (cited in, Everyone Has Faith)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe role of apologetics is essential. We need to intellectually challenge the fashionable philosophies and ideologies of our day. Because Augustine came to faith as a result of apologetics, he was committed in turn to persuasively lead others to faith. He was convinced that God uses argument and evidence to help people turn from falsehood to truth. As a result at different times over the course of his life, Augustine fought various opponents to the Gospel. He was an intellectual boxer who adjusted his tactics and arguments depending on his opponent. We need a new generation of Augustines who are eager to explain the word of truth to today’s world. —Greg Pritchard (from, What is Apologetics? Explaining Why the Gospel is True and Reasonable)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe person who demands a sign and at the same time has already determined that anything that cannot be explained scientifically is meaningless is not merely stacking the deck; he is losing at his own game. — Ravi Zacharias (from, Jesus Among Other Gods)