7 Reasons Every Christian Needs to Learn Apologetics Immediately
1. THE BIBLE SAYS SO
1 PETER 3:15 tells us, “In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer (the original Greek word translated as answer is the world apologia which is where we get the term apologetics from) to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
But this passage is not alone. Repeatedly the Bible points out that Christians are “appointed for the defense (apologia) of the gospel.” However, contrary to the Bible’s teachings, this field has been left to a few academic Christians. What is the result?
For every one person being evangelized into the Church, three are leaving. Unlike past generations that we polytheistic or indifferent and had never heard the Gospel, this generation has heard the Gospel and been trained from youth to reject it. They have been inoculated against Christ – given just enough of the Gospel to refute it, but not enough to be overcome by the presence of God. Apologetics trains you how to respond to a resistant generation. It addresses many reasonable questions that people have, while giving you the tools to recognize manipulations and unrelenting skepticism.
Apologetics is also a great foundation for true discipleship. Currently somewhere between 70-90% of youth are leaving the Church. Apologetics prepares believers to withstand the lies of secularism, paganism, and more. It equips believers with a total worldview, empowering them to see the Gospel in a broader context for their life…
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