Why Is Apologetics So Important? | Why Apologetics?

Why Is Apologetics So Important? | Why Apologetics?

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Tim Barnett of Stand to Reason introduces a series of videos he’ll be presenting called “Why Apologetics?” that explains what apologetics is and why it’s so vital.

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11 thoughts on “Why Is Apologetics So Important? | Why Apologetics?

  1. Des Gardius 2012

    If you really want to know if the Biblical claims are supported by evidence, you should consort actual historians and scientists, not Christian apologists. Going to a Christian apologist is like asking a 12-year-old Justin Bieber groupie for an honest, unbiased critique of the latest Justin Bieber album.

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  2. Geoff Schnoogs

    Because you have to keep the sheep dumb

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  3. King of the Multiverse

    I think we often get the whole "Apologetics" thing wrong, there is this 'militant' or 'combative' form of apologetics that is dangerous and I disagree with, there isn't even such a thing as an "apologist" in the Bible, Ephesians 4:11-12 says "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up" where is the word "apologists" here? Of course 1 Peter 3:15 does say we must "always be prepared to give a (verbal) defence ( Apologian) to anyone who asks us for the reason for the hope that is in us" but it's NOT specific to "apologists" it is for ALL Christians generically and the purpose of it is to give people an opening to share the Gospel with, not trying to argue or debunk thier beliefs, so the more accurate term would be "evangelism" instead of "apologetics", also I'd like to add that this kind of "apologetics" is often misplaced and misdirected, what I mean is that "apologetics" should be conditional according to 1 Peter 3:15 we are to give a defence ONLY IF someone "asks us" and not to deliberately go into war with just about any non-christian who doesn't even care about the truth and just wants to debate and argue, that's why I also don't believe in street preaching or door-to-door missionary service,
    because it attracts the wrong kind of people like the stubborn athiests, hostile haters who are also keyboard warriors that come to Christian videos only to bash Christianity and poison the place, when they're not even welcome or needed, Christianity is not for them, I don't even listen to thier criticisms, they can "debunk" Christianity all they want let God take care of them, but if someone is genuinely ASKING us questions with good intent it surely means that the Holy Spirit is drawing them, another thing is, I believe "apologetics" should only be directed towards GENUINE skeptics not toward critics, there's a difference between a "skeptic" and a "critic", a skeptic is somone who is seeking answers, they're still seekers, whereas a critic is someone who is already CONVINCED in his/her mind that Christianity is false such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Cosmicskeptic etc. they have already arrived at a conclusion, they're 'proponents' not "skeptics" so we needn't give them any attention, even watch thier videos, we need to focus more on THE CHURCH, rectifying and edifying CHRISTIANS, we need to focus more on our spiritual growth by fasting, prayer, worship and meditating on the word also we often leave out the most important part of 1 peter 3:15 "but respond with gentleness and respect"

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  4. Gal220Life

    Thank you, Tim!

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  5. Chris Math

    So…maybe I misunderstood but if I am making an argument against a philosophy I am a proponent of that philosophy now since I am interacting with it? Forming an argument against something would not make me a member of that I am arguing against. Also, if Christian apologetics attempts to provide a reason for being Christian, then stating that apologetics is not needed would not make the author of the mentioned book an apologetic in my humble opinion.

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  6. saved by my love, GOD the LORD JESUS CHRIST

    yes apologetics is very important it makes the Christian faith logically acceptable

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  7. saved by my love, GOD the LORD JESUS CHRIST

    praise the only true living LORD and GOD bless you all glory be to the HOLY TRINITY forever and ever amen 💖✝️✝️✝️

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  8. G S Sommerville

    With all due respect, when there is enough evidence for a claim, there is no need for apologetics.The evidence is usually very clear. If your doctor says you need more vitamin C and you don't get enough you may get scurvy Evidenct. Your plants don't get enough sunlight the won't grow or they die.
    Evidence. How many people have died who couldn't read, furthermore heard of a God or a Jesus. How many millions of (God's)people are starving to death from lack food, diseases natural disasters and manmade wars usually over religious and political ideology, while our god wait for us to repent and change our ways. Isn't he omniscient! I thought he was! There are thousand of religions all claiming to be the ONE. We need humans to love and care for each other.
    With evidence my brother, you don't to an apologist. We would all bow down and pray to the one true GOD.
    Pease and love.

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  9. Kevin Hinds

    Awesome video bro. Apologetics is such a necessary tool of our faith. Every believer should be able to defend or give biblical reasons for their faith. Praise God for persons like yourself who are gifted or just share a greater desire for this specific use of theology.

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  10. Stephen Streit

    Second comment!! Also I like this video and agree! Just because no one else said that yet.

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply
  11. Steven James

    No such thing as apologetics it's a new movement ment to distract. The Holy Spirit will guide people with out them even knowing it. Without a shot fired.

    August 7, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply

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