Why Apologetics?

The Bible commands it, the culture demands it, the Church needs it, and the results confirm it.

by Tim Barnett

We are presenting an absolute truth to a relativistic culture, an exclusivist message to a pluralistic culture, and a supernatural view to a naturalistic culture. It is no surprise that Christians are confronted with questions like, How can Jesus be the only way? Has science proven that miracles are impossible? and Who are you to force your morality on me? These questions grow out of the soil of a secular worldview. Apologetics responds to these questions at the worldview level.

As we approach the start of another year, I thought it might valuable to revisit why we do what we do. That is, why do we invest so much time, energy, and resources into an apologetics ministry? Why is apologetics so important?

For those unfamiliar with apologetics, it might be helpful to define what apologetics is before looking at why it’s important…
 

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