Should Christians care about apologetics?

Should Christians care about apologetics?

Should Christians care about apologetics?

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Christians may say, “I know what I believe, I don’t need to know about apologetics.” Why should we have a more positive attitude toward understanding apologetics? Summit faculty and professor of apologetics, Mary Jo Sharp, shares more.

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10 thoughts on “Should Christians care about apologetics?

  1. WulfMeister

    Christian Apolegetics is basically fancy lying

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  2. Theo Skeptomai

    Hello. I am an atheist. I define atheism as suspending acknowledgement of the existence of gods until sufficient evidence can be presented. My position is that I have no good reason to acknowledge the existence of gods.

    And here is the evidence as to why I currently  hold to such a position.

    1. I personally have never observed a god.
    2. I have never encountered a person whom has claimed to have observed a god.
    3. I know of no accounts of persons claiming to have observed a god that were willing or able to demonstrate or verify their observation for authenticity, accuracy, or validity.
    4. I have never been presented a valid logical argument which also employed sound premises that lead deductively to a conclusion that a god(s) exists.
    5. Of the 46 logical syllogisms I have encountered arguing for the existence of a god(s), I have found all to contain multiple fallacious or unsubstantiated premises.
    6. I have never observed a phenomenon in which the existence of a god was a necessary antecedent for the known or probable explanation for the causation of that phenomenon.
    7. Several proposed (and generally accepted) explanations for observable phenomena that were previously based on the agency of a god(s), have subsequently been replaced with rational, natural explanations, each substantiated with evidence that excluded the agency of a god(s). I have never encountered vice versa.
    8. I have never experienced the presence of a god through intercession of angels, divine revelation, the miraculous act of divinity, or any occurrence of a supernatural event.
    9. Every phenomena that I have ever observed has emerged from necessary and sufficient antecedents over time without exception. In other words, I have never observed a phenomenon (entity, process, object, event, process, substance, system, or being) that was created ex nihilo – that is instantaneously came into existence by the solitary volition of a deity.
    10. All claims of a supernatural or divine nature that I have encountered have either been refuted to my satisfaction, or do not present as falsifiable.

    ALL of these facts lead me to the only rational conclusion that concurs with the realities I have been presented – and that is the fact that there is no good reason for me to acknowledge the existence of a god.

    I have heard often that atheism is the denial of the Abrahamic god. But denial is the active rejection of a substantiated fact once credible evidence has been presented. Atheism is simply withholding such acknowledgement until sufficient credible evidence is introduced. It is natural, rational, and prudent to be skeptical of unsubstatiated claims, especially extraordinary ones.

    I welcome any cordial response. Peace.

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  3. Anon Amos

    If someone was made the director giving the direction to follow.
    Then one is higher than the director.
    A Creator who left his Will for who you inherit the promise.
    The Bene-ficiary
    Fit to Bene-fit

    Those who misinterpret this only talk babble, they don't understand
    There is Only One True.
    God his will, his promise and those who inherit it.
    Trinituarian ism is just seeing the actual truth out of focus.

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  4. Kali is souledout 4Jesus

    Give a defense pray share do all that! He NEVER EVER SAYS APOLOGIZE? We apologize when we’re wrong for something. Never apologize or call yourselves apologetics! That’s blasphemy. I have a wonderful full relationship with Christ and the last thing I’m gonna do is apologize my dear sister. This totally twists the scripture. I pray you seek Christ on this one.

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  5. HAPPY KIDS PRODUCTION

    I agree with you. I support apologetics

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  6. Connor G

    Sad and pathetic.

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  7. Juunae Daire

    Yesss 🙌🏽 Exactly!

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  8. Dori Sandilands

    Yes it's definitely necessary. Rationality and logic are not always obvious. People do things most of the time out of feeling, or group think.

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  9. Nikhil Raj Gupta OFFICIAL

    On spot

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply
  10. David La Deau

    You mentioned a lack of reasoning. My question is if God really did answer prayers or in any way did intercede in the affairs of man wouldn't it be obvious. If God really did exist why would apologetics be necessary? If something is obvious and real why would anyone have to justify anything?

    December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm Reply

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