What is Apologetics?

Posted by on 03/18/2014 in: ,

Apologetics gives us a rational, reasoned defense of the Christian faith. While apologetics can’t prove anything (which is true of all systems of belief, such as humanism, atheism, and other religions), it does show us that we don’t have to put our brain on the shelf when we become followers of Jesus.

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Bill Mounce as he explains what Apologetics can and can’t do.

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  • Thanks for your comments. I particularly appreciate the statement that we really can’t prove anything. I realize you are not throwing rationality out the window, but the candor is great and often missing in Christian teachers. I also appreciate that we can’t prove/force/argue people into the Kingdom.

  • Fred & pam Bailey says:

    Thank you for such a clear reasoning on apologetics, really helped Gson and others,
    God Bless

  • paulette noel says:

    No one can prove or disprove if there is a creator.The only thing we can prove is not true is that the sun was created first,way before the earth and way way before the plants!If we seperate evidence of a creator from man made books like the bible,then we can look for truth.

  • Jonathan says:

    The bible is very clear that we can indeed know for a FACT that Jesus is the savior and creator of the world. Romans chapter 1 says “… What may be known about God is plain to them since God has made it plain to them…”. As Christians don’t we know that Christ raised from the dead? Isn’t that proof that Jesus is our God and the Savior of the world? If The Lord can’t get the first page of the bible right (Genesis) why should any of the bible be trusted. Is it really necessary to do a review of all other world religions in order to know the truth? This author seems to intimate such a thing but in fact what is necessary is a relationship with Christ. Christ says he will speak to us (The reason you don’t hear his voice is because you don’t know him-John) and once you hear from him how can you not believe? Faith isn’t just an unfounded hope in some fairy god but is the trust developed from first hand knowledge of The Lord working in your life.

  • Ryan says:

    Just a heads up, I think you meant to say Descartes and not Kant at 2:00. Unless I am missing something here, you may want to add in a caption to correct that. 🙂

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