"The technical subject of this book is Biblical Apologetics. Webster's Dictionary defines "apologetics" as: "The branch of theology having to do with the defense and proofs of Christianity." Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologeia. The Greek meaning is "from reason." Apologetics presents logical reasons and evidences that support the Christian's faith. Some people might ask, "Do God and Christ really need to be defended?" Some would say they do not need to be defended; it just needs to be preached. However, Paul told the Philippians:
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me...It is rue that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel (Philippians 1:7, 15-16).
Paul used the word apologeia to confirm his right to defend the Gospel. In 1 Peter 3:15 Peter said, "...Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.." The word "answer" in this verse is apologeia. Peter said Christians are to be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks to give thm a reason for the hope that they have. Therefore, every Christian is commanded to learn something about apologetics to defend his or her faith to those who request answers."
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SKU 4101 Subtitle No Author/Speaker Ted Stewart ISBN No Translator No Language English Pages No Binding Hardcover Publisher Sunset International Bible Institute Copyright No Edition No Print Date No