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  • I came to faith in Christ as a result of apologetics, so it has always been important to me. Since science is an integral part of apologetics, it only seemed reasonable to name the company \"Apologia,\" as learning science from a Christian world view helps students defend their faith.
  • I came to faith in Christ as a result of apologetics, so it has always been important to me. Since science is an integral part of apologetics, it only seemed reasonable to name the company \"Apologia,\" as learning science from a Christian world view helps students defend their faith.
  • I came to faith in Christ as a result of apologetics, so it has always been important to me. Since science is an integral part of apologetics, it only seemed reasonable to name the company \"Apologia,\" as learning science from a Christian world view helps students defend their faith.
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  • 1. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + Types of apologetics + Why should we do apologetics? + Limits of apologetics + Goal of apologetics = The proper role of apologetics
  • 2. = How “apologia” came to be + Science from a Christian worldview/apologetics
  • 3. = How “apologia” came to be + Science from a Christian worldview/apologetics + Continuing “Apologia”
  • 4. = How “apologia” came to be + Science from a Christian worldview/apologetics + Continuing “Apologia” + Apologetics: Why me?
  • 5. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + not an apology, but “reasoned defense” Apologetics is the branch of Christian theology that attempts to give answers to people who ask questions about or object to Christianity. 1 Peter 3:15:
  • 6. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + summary: - lawyer, legal defense - 9 times in NT - Plato, etc. - Positive/Negative
  • 7. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + Four Types of apologetics 1. Evidential - mss - archaeological - scientific truths
  • 8. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + Four Types of apologetics 1. Evidential 2. Historical - Seutonius, Tacitus, Josephus - historical accuracy of text
  • 9. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + Four Types of apologetics 1. Evidential 2. Historical 3. Presuppositional - truth of Christianity assumed - “proofs” unnecessary: simply state the truthfulness of Christianity and show the weaknesses of other worldviews.
  • 10. 4. Classical Apologetics - provide well-reasoned answers to persons who ask about or object to Christianity: 1. establish the reality of absolute truth
  • 11. 4. Classical Apologetics - provide well-reasoned answers to persons who ask about or object to Christianity: 1. establish the reality of absolute truth 2. evidence of existence of God
  • 12. 4. Classical Apologetics - provide well-reasoned answers to persons who ask about or object to Christianity: 1. establish the reality of absolute truth 2. evidence of existence of God 3. miracles are possible
  • 13. 4. Classical Apologetics - provide well-reasoned answers to persons who ask about or object to Christianity: 1. establish the reality of absolute truth 2. evidence of existence of God 3. miracles are possible 4. historical evidence supporting deity of Christ: - sinless & miraculous life - fulfillment of prophecy - resurrection
  • 14. 4. Classical Apologetics - provide well-reasoned answers to persons who ask about or object to Christianity: 1. establish the reality of absolute truth 2. evidence of existence of God 3. miracles are possible 4. historical evidence supporting deity of Christ: - sinless & miraculous life - fulfillment of prophecy - resurrection 5. Superiority of the Christian worldview
  • 15. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + Types of apologetics + Why should we do apologetics?
  • 16. Why are we doing Apologetics? Because Reason demands it and the Bible commands it . . .
  • 17. Reason Demands It “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates We say: “The unexamined faith is not worth believing.”
  • 18. The Bible Commands It Apologetics: Worshiping God with our minds! The First & Greatest Commandment: Love the Lord . . . with all your mind (Matt. 22:37).
  • 19. We are Commanded to Defend the Christian faith
  • 20. We are Commanded to Refute False Ideas About God
  • 21. We are Commanded to Discern True from False Prophets
  • 22. Jesus Corrected Error
  • 23. He Rejected False Teachings
  • 24. Paul Rebuked Those in Error
  • 25. Paul Reasoned With People
  • 26. Paul Refuted Those who Opposed the Truth
  • 27. Paul Defended the Gospel
  • 28. Jude Urged that We Contend for the Faith
  • 29. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + Types of apologetics + Why should we do apologetics? + Limits of apologetics + Goal of apologetics = The proper role of apologetics
  • 30. What is Apologetics? 1. 1 Peter 3:15 – apologia - defense 2. Isaiah 1:18 - reason together 3. The short answer: That branch of Christian theology which has as its aim the reasoned advocacy of the Christian faith. It includes both positive arguments for the truth of Christianity and rebuttals of criticisms leveled at it.
  • 31. = How “apologia” came to be = Things you should know about apologetics + Types of apologetics + Why should we do apologetics? + Limits of apologetics FAITH „THAT‟ GOD EXISTS FAITH „IN‟ GOD -Is an area of apologetics -Is an area of evangelism -Addresses the mind -Addresses the will -Uses reasons and evidence -Requires the