“but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;” 1 Peter 3:15 (NASB)
One of the greatest ills in Christendom of the recent era has been an abandonment of apologetics. What was once a foundational skill – even if you didn’t call it by that name – seems to be relegated to professional theologians and philosophers. For many of the laity the discipline of apologetics seems to be taken as indicative of having a lack of faith.
Nothing can be further from the truth. In fact, to not engage in apologetics is patently unbiblical. The 1 Peter 3:15 passage above is the most well known, but Paul not only encouraged apologetics, as with the Bereans (more…)