Why Apologetics is Important
by Stephen Bedard
I believe that apologetics is important but not because of some book that I read or a speaker that I heard. I believe that apologetics is important from experience. Let me share a bit of my story.
I was raised as a child in the Anglican Church. My faith was very nominal. In my mid-teens I left the church and became an atheist. This was based on both a desire to party and because of intellectual doubt about the truth of Christianity. In my early-twenties, I became a theist although I was still very skeptical about the truth of Christianity. Through the combination of being witnessed to by charismatic employers, spending a night in a Mexican jail, reading the Bible and watching Billy Graham on television, I became a Christian.
I was a Christian, but I was not a strong Christian. There were many times that my faith felt like a leap in the dark. My atheistic past would call to me, suggesting that Christianity was an illusion. I needed something solid that I could build my faith on…
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