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The word apologetics, originates from the Greek word apologia.
Though it sounds like the English word ‘apology’, the meaning is significantly different. Apologia was the term used when making a legal defense in an ancient court. It is a careful defense of one’s beliefs or actions. It is not a regretful acknowledgement of an offense or failure. Christian apologetics then, is the defense of the Christian faith. We defend the faith through logic and evidence based arguments.
We are called to love God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our mind. Therefore, if we are to love Him with our mind, we need to know and have the ability to articulate why we believe what we believe.
As we embark on this year long series, we will explore the world of apologetics one small bite at a time. In the hope that parents will begin to teach young children more than just stories, and guide them to the feet of the Father.
In this month’s apologetics posts, we will discuss the following topics:
- The Delightful Marriage Between Faith And Reason
- Am I Really Called To Defend My Christian Faith?
- Why Young People Are Loosing their Faith, And How We Can Prevent It
The purpose of this study is to teach us how to think critically, understand opposing viewpoints, and ultimately make a case for the Christian faith. For a brief article on the history of apologetics, check out this article on Bible.org.
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