The term “Christian apologetics” doesn’t refer to apologizing (or saying “sorry”) for being a Christian. The confusion arises because the English word apology now has a rather different meaning from the Greek word from which it was derived: απολογια (apología). The latter meant defense. The Greek term comes from words meaning “out of logic/reason,” so refers to a reasoned defence that would be given in a court of law. The classic example is Plato’s Apology, Socrates’ defence against the charges of atheism and corrupting the youth.
Christian apologetics is the reasoned defense of the Christian faith against objections, but also includes the setting forth of positive grounds for Christianity. It is the duty of all Christians, because:
The articles linked below cover various topics and should aid Christians in following the above commands.
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