The Word of God is not something weak that must be defended.  However, in another way there is a great need to respond to the attacks of critics.  When I respond to attacks, my concern is not to protect the Bible but to address confusion and misunderstandings of people.  There are people who reject the Bible over some rumour they have encountered and I seek to keep the Bible on the table as something that needs to be considered.  What I do does not strengthen the Bible or change it in any way.  It is only about helping people to see the Bible clearly and allowing them to make sound decisions. — Stephen J. Bedard (from, Why We Defend the Bible)