How should we use the Bible in apologetics?
by Dan DeWitt
‘Apologetics’ is a word from the Bible that means “to give an answer or defense for the hope of the gospel” (1 Pet. 3:15). Every person whose life has ever been transformed by Jesus is necessarily an apologist, someone called to proclaim, explain, and defend the Good News. As apologists, we stand on the shoulders of faithful Christians from previous generations.
We must be careful to follow in their footsteps and avoid pitfalls and compromises in our witness. That’s because there is a cosmic gravitational pull away from the authority of God’s Word. It’s as old as the third chapter of Genesis. Apologists are not immune to this temptation…