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is Appologetics anyway?
love the idea of discussing and finding out the real meanings
and truths about the Bible - about which parts are regarded
as fact - and which parts are regarded as illustrative or combinations
of both. Of course there are those that believ that the entire
Bible - every word is literal and straigh from the mouth of
God. Appoogetics takes all the theories of science, philosophy
and Biblical knowledge and attempts to explain the truth of
the Bible and present its historical accuracy. Here's an extract
of the definition of apologetics from another site, the full
article of which can be read by clicking the page at the end.
If you go to the Scriptural texts, Christians
were called upon to refute error. The apologists in the early
church were required to answer false charges against Christians.
In First Peter, you have the classic verse for apologetics -
always be prepared to give an answer for the reason of the hope
that is within you, yet do it with gentleness. That is an imperative
in Greek, and it is not just applied to pastors and theologians.
It is for everybody. It is a command.
The Church has always made a distinction
between things that were most central and really worth defending
and everything else. Or, fundamental and non-fundamental truths
- the primary and the secondary. I am not going to go to the
wall against the guy down the street who has a wrong interpretation
of what it means to be baptized for the dead or that a woman
is going to be saved by her child-bearing. But if you are talking
about something that has to do with the plan of salvation or
how a person is going to become righteous before a holy God,
if we love people enough we will fight for that truth.
Read more on appologetics from this article here >>
- Christian appologetics misnistry