Why “No One is Argued Into The Kingdom of God by Apologetics” is Incorrect
by Marc Loving
The statement “No one is argued into the Kingdom of God by Apologetics” is incorrect.
The statement misrepresents Apologetics
It redefines Apologetics as arguing.
It redefines the intent of 1 Peter 3:15 as argumentative and contentious.
It redefines as argumentative the word “logos”* (reason) from the original Greek text.
It therefore redefines reason and thinking as arguing.
It associates the negative connotations of arguing with Apologetics, reasoning and thinking.
Let’s be reasonable
We live in a rational universe that is constructed of and operates by cause & effect.
Reasons are an explanation of cause and effect.
Our thoughts are an integration of those reasons into conclusions.
Apologetics is communicating the reasons for the conclusion that there is hope in the death and resurrection of Christ.
It’s called thinking…
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