Christian Apologetics QuotesYou can speak of the ethical foundations of science, but you cannot speak of the scientific foundations of ethics. — Albert Einstein (cited in, Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life)

Christian Apologetics QuotesIn a very real sense, every person who denies God is living off borrowed capital. He enjoys living as if the world is filled with morality, meaning, order and beauty, yet he denies the God whose existence makes such things possible. When you start with theism – “in the beginning God”- these destinations make complete sense. When you start with materialism though – “in the beginning, the particles” – that route takes you over a cliff of absurdity and despair. ― Greg Koukl (from, Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions)

Christian Apologetics QuotesJust as a detective builds a case by adding evidence, or a physician arrives at a diagnosis by considering multiple symptoms and tests, anyone can arrive at a meaningful conclusion based on a cumulative case. One of the strongest evidences that Christian theism’s truth-claims are correct rests in its ability to account for and justify the many diverse and undeniable realities of life. — Kenneth Samples (from, 7 Truths That Changed The World: Discovering Christianity’s Most Dangerous Ideas)

Christian Apologetics QuotesWhile it’s true that no intellectual argument could ever substitute for the act of sovereign grace necessary for sinners to come to their senses, in Paul’s mind that didn’t rule out debate. And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead. . . . And some of them were persuaded. (Acts 17:2 – 4, [emphasis added]) You might also be able to think of examples from your own life where taking a thoughtful approach with someone made a big difference in his response, maybe even a decisive difference. Simply put, you can argue someone into the kingdom. It happens all the time. But when arguments are effective, they are not working in a vacuum.— Greg Koukl (from, Sharing Your Faith with Atheists Doesn’t Have to Be Scary)

Christian Apologetics QuotesAt the heart of the human condition, we might say, is an epistemological sin—the refusal to acknowledge what can be known about God and then to respond appropriately: “Although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him” (Rom. 1:21). They engage in willful blindness. ― Nancy Pearcey (from, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes)

Christian Apologetics QuotesIn a world congenial to skepticism, skeptics love to play the skeptic’s card nonchalantly as if it were the royal flush that trumped all other cards and could not be countered. For many, it has become the skeptics’ way of hanging out a “Do Not Disturb” sign. Simply raise a skeptical objection and retire from all argument. ― Os Guinness (from, Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion)

Christian Apologetics QuotesWhen morality is reduced to personal preferences and when no one can be held morally accountable, society quickly falls into disorder. Charles W. Colson (from, How Now Shall We Live?)

Christian Apologetics QuotesChristians know that we are constrained by reality. Though we don’t always put it this way, we don’t believe we hold the truth. We believe the truth holds us. It would be so simple to ride with the flow of the age, to relax and let go of the truth about abortion, gay marriage, sexual freedom and so on. We can’t. If we bow before the truth, we must be led by it, even if doing that costs us. I have spent years studying viewpoints contrary to Christianity. I continue to find that God’s word is solid and nourishing, and ultimately makes more sense than the alternatives. The truth holds me. As Martin Luther said (or was reported to say, at least), “Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders.” (“Here I stand, I can do no other.”) —Tom Gilson (from, We Don’t Hold the Truth, The Truth Holds Us)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThese views are so extreme (that Jesus did not exist) and so unconvincing to 99.99 percent of the real experts that anyone holding them is as likely to get a teaching job in an established department of religion as a six-day creationist is likely to land on in a bona fide department of biology. —Bart Ehrman (cited in, 26 Powerful Reasons Why Scholars Know Jesus Existed)

Christian Apologetics QuotesMany Christians do not share their faith with unbelievers simply out of fear. They’re afraid that the non-Christian will ask them a question or raise an objection that they can’t answer. And so they choose to remain silent and thus hide their light under a bushel, in disobedience to Christ’s command. Apologetics training is a tremendous boost to evangelism, for nothing inspires confidence and boldness more than knowing that one has good reasons for what one believes and good answers to the typical questions and objections that the unbeliever may raise. Sound training in apologetics is one of the keys to fearless evangelism. —William Lane Craig  (from, Christian Apologetics: Who Needs It?)