Biblical Basis for Apologetics
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Does the bible command us to share our faith? Is there basis for doing Apologetics in the bible? That is the questions we will be looking at during this presentation.

Does the bible command us to share our faith? Is there basis for doing Apologetics in the bible? That is the questions we will be looking at during this presentation.

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  • BIBLICAL BASIS FOR APOLOGETICS
  • THE SPIRITUALITY OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS • Why are we learning about apologetics
  • THE SPIRITUALITY OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS • Why are we learning about apologetics • Humility is the cardinal virtue of the apologist
  • THE SPIRITUALITY OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS • Why are we learning about apologetics • Humility is the cardinal virtue of the apologist • (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • THE SPIRITUALITY OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS • Why are we learning about apologetics • Humility is the cardinal virtue of the apologist • (2 Timothy 1:7) • So, the virtues of love-patience, kindness, endurance, truthfulness and so on-should animate all apologetics
  • THE SPIRITUALITY OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS • Why are we learning about apologetics • Humility is the cardinal virtue of the apologist • (2 Timothy 1:7) • So, the virtues of love-patience, kindness, endurance, truthfulness and so on-should animate all apologetics • "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" (Galatians 6:14)
  • PRAYER IN APOLOGETICS • Humility embraces prayer and lives within its embrace.
  • PRAYER IN APOLOGETICS • Humility embraces prayer and lives within its embrace. • Paul requested prayer for his outreach to unbelievers (Colossians 4:2-4)
  • PRAYER IN APOLOGETICS • Humility embraces prayer and lives within its embrace. • Paul requested prayer for his outreach to unbelievers (Colossians 4:2-4) • Prayer enters deeply into every aspect of apologetics.
  • PRAYER IN APOLOGETICS • Humility embraces prayer and lives within its embrace. • Paul requested prayer for his outreach to unbelievers (Colossians 4:2-4) • Prayer enters deeply into every aspect of apologetics. • The apologist must pray for:
  • PRAYER IN APOLOGETICS • Humility embraces prayer and lives within its embrace. • Paul requested prayer for his outreach to unbelievers (Colossians 4:2-4) • Prayer enters deeply into every aspect of apologetics. • The apologist must pray for: 1. Wisdom
  • PRAYER IN APOLOGETICS • Humility embraces prayer and lives within its embrace. • Paul requested prayer for his outreach to unbelievers (Colossians 4:2-4) • Prayer enters deeply into every aspect of apologetics. • The apologist must pray for: 1. Wisdom 2. for the right words and spirit in an apologetic opportunity
  • PRAYER IN APOLOGETICS • Humility embraces prayer and lives within its embrace. • Paul requested prayer for his outreach to unbelievers (Colossians 4:2-4) • Prayer enters deeply into every aspect of apologetics. • The apologist must pray for: 1. Wisdom 2. for the right words and spirit in an apologetic opportunity 3. and for the audience to receive the truth and respond positively
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Biblically understood, conversion is a radical turn away from sin
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Biblically understood, conversion is a radical turn away from sin • there is no reason to follow and obey the God of the Bible unless Christianity is true and worth obeying.
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Biblically understood, conversion is a radical turn away from sin • there is no reason to follow and obey the God of the Bible unless Christianity is true and worth obeying. • conversion is necessarily intellectual.
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Biblically understood, conversion is a radical turn away from sin • there is no reason to follow and obey the God of the Bible unless Christianity is true and worth obeying. • conversion is necessarily intellectual. • we must understand what the gospel requires of a person
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Biblically understood, conversion is a radical turn away from sin • there is no reason to follow and obey the God of the Bible unless Christianity is true and worth obeying. • conversion is necessarily intellectual. • we must understand what the gospel requires of a person • One cannot be a Christian without knowing what Christianity actually is.
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Any candidate for conversion should believe that:
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Any candidate for conversion should believe that: 1. God exists as a holy being before whom all humans are held morally accountable for their transgressions (sins)
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Any candidate for conversion should believe that: 1. God exists as a holy being before whom all humans are held morally accountable for their transgressions (sins) 2. the malady of sin is so deep and pervasive
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Any candidate for conversion should believe that: 1. God exists as a holy being before whom all humans are held morally accountable for their transgressions (sins) 2. 3. the malady of sin is so deep and pervasive God, the loving and just author of salvation, sent his only Son, Jesus Christ
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Any candidate for conversion should believe that: 1. God exists as a holy being before whom all humans are held morally accountable for their transgressions (sins) 2. 3. the malady of sin is so deep and pervasive 4. his death on the cross and his death-defeating, life-affirming resurrection from the dead. God, the loving and just author of salvation, sent his only Son, Jesus Christ
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • Any candidate for conversion should believe that: 1. God exists as a holy being before whom all humans are held morally accountable for their transgressions (sins) 2. 3. the malady of sin is so deep and pervasive 4. his death on the cross and his death-defeating, life-affirming resurrection from the dead. 5. only by faith alone and only through the finished work of Jesus God, the loving and just author of salvation, sent his only Son, Jesus Christ
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • While a call to repentance might be thought more the job of evangelism, it factors into apologetics for two reasons.
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • While a call to repentance might be thought more the job of evangelism, it factors into apologetics for two reasons. 1. First, apologetics labors to present the Christian worldview.
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • While a call to repentance might be thought more the job of evangelism, it factors into apologetics for two reasons. 1. 2. First, apologetics labors to present the Christian worldview. Second, apologetics should show that repentance makes sense because Christianity is true, rational and, in Pascal's sense, "attractive"-it promises our "true good.”
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • While a call to repentance might be thought more the job of evangelism, it factors into apologetics for two reasons. 1. 2. First, apologetics labors to present the Christian worldview. 3. Apologetics also equips questioning or doubting Christians to find the intellectual confidence to be a wise witnesses to the truth of the gospel. Second, apologetics should show that repentance makes sense because Christianity is true, rational and, in Pascal's sense, "attractive"-it promises our "true good.”
  • THE GOAL OF APOLOGETICS: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION AND INTELLECTUAL CONFIDENCE • While a call to repentance might be thought more the job of evangelism, it factors into apologetics for two reasons. 1. First, apologetics labors to present the Christian worldview. 2. Second, apologetics should show that repentance makes sense because Christianity is true, rational and, in Pascal's sense, "attractive"-it promises our "true good.” 3. Apologetics also equips questioning or doubting Christians to find the intellectual confidence to be a wise witnesses to the truth of the gospel. 4. The Christian's goal should be to gain "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" concerning the Christian worldview (Colossians 2:3)