Christian Apologetics QuotesIt’s exceedingly difficult to see how we move from a valueless series of causes and effects from the big bang onward, finally arriving at valuable, morally responsible, rights-bearing human beings. If we’re just material beings produced by a material universe, then objective value or goodness (not to mention consciousness or reasoning powers or beauty or personhood) can’t be accounted for. ― Paul Copan (from, Passionate Conviction: Modern Discourses on Christian Apologetics)

Christian Apologetics QuotesOne should always be careful to record all the evidence against one’s theories; indeed, one should bend over backwards to consider it, since the easiest person to fool is oneself. ― John Lennox (from, God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?)

Christian Apologetics QuotesSure, some people learn apologetics and become haughty. There’s no question about that! But the problem is not with apologetics per se, but that it is often not coupled with grace. Here’s the bottom line: we Christians often get defensive because we don’t really know why we believe what we believe. If we want to be confident ambassadors of the faith, who can interact with both kindness and substance, we must get training in apologetics. — Sean McDowell (from, Why Are Christians So Defensive?)

Christian Apologetics QuotesIt is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything. ― G.K. Chesterton

Christian Apologetics QuotesIf the church loses the intellectual battle in one generation, then evangelism will become immeasurably more difficult in the next. The war is not yet lost, and it is one which we must not lose: souls of men and women hang in the balance. For the sake of greater effectiveness in witnessing to Jesus Christ Himself, as well as for their own sakes, evangelicals cannot afford to keep on living on the periphery of responsible intellectual existence. — William Lane Craig (from, Hard Questions, Real Answers)

Christian Apologetics QuotesRegardless of one’s point of view, it’s quite easy to see that Darwinism is not in the same league as the hard sciences. For instance, Darwinists will often compare their theory favorably to Einsteinian physics, claiming that Darwinism is just as well established as general relativity. Yet how many physicists, while arguing for the truth of Einsteinian physics, will claim that general relativity is as well established as Darwin’s theory? Zero. — William Dembski (from, Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe book of Acts gives us several examples of people who used reason and argumentation to persuade people of the truth of Christianity. For example, Acts 19:8 tells us that “Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.” Acts 18:27-28 tells us that “When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.” — Jonathan McLatchie (from, Does the Bible command its readers to think and use reason?)

Christian Apologetics QuotesAtheism is too simple because it explains away pain and suffering as artifacts of evolution rather than confronts them. Yet if one explains away the problem of evil, the problem of good follows along. It is all a useful fiction. The world does not need a belief system that depicts suffering as merely some sort of randomly generated survival mechanism for it makes a mockery not only of our pain but of our highest aspirations to knowledge, goodness, kindness, excellence, and love. The beauty of our Christian creed, with its dying and rising Savior, is that it is large enough to contain all of these – the good as well as the evil. It reminds us that there is a world of objective “meaning, truth, beauty, and goodness” outside the groans of this world.— Rebekah Valerius (from, The Burden of Doubt: A Cross to Bear)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe 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)

Christian Apologetics QuotesThe moment you have a s
elf at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first – wanting to be the center – wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race. Some people think the fall of man had something to do with sex, but that is a mistake…what Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they ‘could be like gods’ – could set up on their own as if they had created themselves – be their own masters – invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come…the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
― C.S. Lewis (from Mere Christianity)

Christian Apologetics QuotesUnless you’ve worked a lot with eyewitnesses and have become familiar with the nature of apparent contradiction in eyewitness accounts, it’s easy to assume that people are lying (or are mistaken) simply because they don’t agree on every detail or have ignored some facts in favor of others…While we might complain about two accounts that appear to differ in some way, we would be even more suspicious if there were absolutely no peculiarities or differences. If this were the case with the Gospels, I bet we would argue that they were a result of some elaborate collusion. —J Warner Wallace (cited in, Inconsistencies In The Gospels Prove Their Veracity)

Christian Apologetics QuotesOne reason Christianity has failed to exert much influence on the major intellectual institutions of America is that too many Christians hold their beliefs in an uninformed and precarious fashion. Instead of pursuing answers to the toughest questions an unbelieving world can marshal, they attempt to preserve certainty through ignorance and isolation, relying on platitudes rather than arguments. — Douglas Groothuis (from, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith)