Christian Apologetics QuotesThe territory we’re climbing in may be rough, but danger it presents is nothing compared to the deceitfully comfortable paths along which many of our contemporaries are descending, through sensuality and self-centeredness into death. The dark tragedy of their destruction should occupy our attention, or so it seems to me… Christianity was never about standing on a culture’s high places. Jesus Himself rejected the temptation to go there. He did interact with leaders, teaching them, warning them, aiming to guide them toward the truth. We have every reason to follow him in that. When they turned their power toward destroying him, though, He remained confident in his Father’s plan, and He walked through his trial and crucifixion with pure other-oriented love. Through that He set the example. Then He died on the Cross, securing our own eternal freedom and safety, giving us good reason to remain confident, no matter what.— Tom Gilson (from, Everything Looks Different from Here On)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThose who believe in the existence of God, yet reject Christianity, can still be reached for Christ. I sometimes think this group of “nones” has rejected their experience in the Church rather than their belief in Jesus. That may simply be a reflection of the sad, non-evidential nature of the Church rather than a reflection of the strong evidential nature of Christianity. Some of those who have left our ranks may never have heard anything about the evidence supporting the Christian worldview in all the years they were attending church with us. My own anecdotal experience, as I speak at churches around the country, supports this uncomfortable hypothesis. Most churches are still uninterested in making the case for Christianity, while more and more Christians want to know why Christianity is true. — J Warner Wallace (from, Why the Case for Christianity Is More Important Than Ever)

Christian Apologetics QuotesIt wasn’t the promise of peace, or joy, or salvation that brought me to Christ, but the promise of truth. ― Holly Ordway (from, Not God’s Type)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe Kingdom of God is not limited to the land of my birth. God’s ways will not be thwarted, since the gates of hell will not prevail against the church. But nations come and go. God sets them up and knocks them down. I fear the worst for these United States. My hope is in the Kingdom and power of the God of the Bible. But I will go down fighting for the best of the American system. — Douglas Groothuis (from, Why I Think American Civilization is Crumbling)

Christian Apologetics QuotesIronically, Christians who shun politics to supposedly advance the Gospel are actually allowing others to stop the Gospel. How so? Because politics and law affects one’s ability to preach the Gospel! If you think otherwise, visit some of the countries I have visited—Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. You cannot legally “preach the Gospel” in those countries—or practice other aspects of your religion freely—because politically they’ve ruled it out as they have in North Korea. In fact, politics affects virtually every area of your life through the laws made by government. So if you care about your family, business, church, school, children, money, property, home, security, healthcare, safety, freedom, and your ability to “preach the Gospel,” then you should care about politics. — Frank Turek (from, You Can’t Preach the Gospel without Freedom)

Christian Apologetics QuotesChristians know what is coming, not only because we see it in the Bible, but because we have tasted the sorrowful fruit of our own sins. We do not escape the truth that we reap what we sow. Our marriages, our children, our churches, our institutions — they are all troubled because of our sins. The difference is: We weep over our sins. We don’t celebrate them. We don’t institutionalize them. We turn to Jesus for forgiveness and help. We cry to Jesus, “who delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10). And in our best moments, we weep for the world, and for our own nation. In the days of Ezekiel, God put a mark of hope “on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in Jerusalem” (Ezekiel 9:4). This is what I am writing for. Not political action, but love for the name of God and compassion for the city of destruction. — John Piper (from, So-Called Same-Sex Marriage—Lamenting the New Calamity)

Christian Apologetics QuotesWhat is painstakingly ironic about religious pluralism…is that the moment you have evidence for religious pluralism you can no longer have religious pluralism. The evidence would point to its religious claim being right, which leaves many other religious claims to be wrong. It becomes exclusive. It makes a claim about God that should be believed and thereby states that all opposing beliefs are wrong. When religious pluralism has a good reason to be believed that causes one to reject other religious claims, namely the religious claim that there is only one way to heaven, it ceases to be pluralistic. — Michael C. Sherrard (from, Relational Apologetics)

Christian Apologetics QuotesAtheists, we are told, merely acknowledge one less God than theists. If believers understood why they reject Zeus, the argument goes, they would understand why atheists reject their God. Unfortunately, dismissing theism on such grounds betrays a paltry acquaintance with the very idea of God, let alone the God revealed in the Bible. It is true that many concepts of God present us with entities that are nothing more than glorified human beings. But anyone who is familiar with the relevant religious and philosophical literature on the subject does not need to be told that such untutored notions of God are just pointless red herrings. Popular level atheism may be fodder for invigorating debates on the Internet, but it has little, if anything at all, to do with God. — John M. Njoroge (from, Spaghetti Monsters and One Less God)

Christian Apologetics QuotesJesus is for making judgments between good and evil, what is morally right and wrong, and what is true and what is false. What he was completely against was people using knowledge of the truth to beat people up with, belittle, or make themselves appear morally superior. Once we look at the context of [Matthew 7:1-6], it becomes obvious that we need to grow in our ability to make judgments. But we need to be aware of our hearts ability to become self righteous. There is no room for arrogance in the Christian life. — Jonathan Morrow (from, A Quick Response To The “Who Are You To Judge?” Objection)

Christian Apologetics QuotesIf you’re searching for that perfect line of logic capable of subduing any objection, you’re wasting your time. There is no magic, no silver bullet, no clever turn of thought or phrase that’s guaranteed to compel belief…We have very limited control over how other people respond to us.That’s largely in God’s hands. We can remove some of the negatives or dispel some of the fog—and we ought to try to do both. But at the end of the day, a person’s deep-seated rebellion against God is a problem only a supernatural solution can fix.—Greg Koukl (from: When Your Argument Lacks Impact)