5 Reasons why Christians should learn apologetics
By Kim Kurtz
Several months ago, when my Sunday school class learned that we were going to study apologetics, there was an audible groan in the room. Most people were less than enthusiastic.
I just don’t understand it. Maybe I am a nerd, but I am excited about apologetics!
Can apologetics can be boring? Sure. But so can anything else. Literature, politics, science, current events, even music or movies can be boring. Heck, this blog post is probably boring!
Often, it isn’t the subject that’s boring, it’s the delivery.
I’m not a big fan of history. However, I have watched some fascinating documentaries. And, lo and behold, I learn something! Also, historical movies that are true stories are some of my favorites.
So, when it comes to apologetics, let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater!
Why do you believe in God? Why are you a Christian? How would you answer these questions if you were asked? Most of us would be stumped.
What if someone called you closed minded for believing that Christianity was true and all other religions were false? The exclusivity of Christianity is its greatest criticism today. How would you defend a faith that claims there is only one truth?
The majority of us would have difficulty addressing these subjects.
As followers of Christ, most of us tend to have an experiential and emotional relationship with God. We feel Him. He is in us.
However, feelings tend to be hard to articulate, and, they are less than convincing to an outsider. Answering skeptics questions based on feelings or an experience might not always be effective.
There are 5 reasons why Christians should study apologetics…
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