Apologetics 101

Apologetics….

First thing that comes to mind is usually the word apologize right? Although the words today have almost nothing to do with each other, they do indeed share the same roots. The pair both come from the late latin and earlier greek word apologia, meaning, “speaking in defense” or “an explanation or justification of ones motives, conviction, or acts.” Today, apologetics is defined as “the branch or theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity.” Believe it or not, this epic battle of wits, logic, and reason is one to which people devote their entire lives. It is also the topic of debate for many mental giants, as is seen in the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham. This is one of the topics that has evaded man throughout the ages, and might be one of those essential questions which will never be truly answered. My purpose is not to attempt to change your mind about choosing a faith. Rather my purpose is to change your mind about the many misconceptions that have arisen in society due to today’s education about science and the logic behind the existence of a being beyond the time and space that we know. As the late, great C. S. Lewis wrote in his book, Mere Christianity, this debate “…is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If I can bring anyone into that hall I shall have done what I attempted” (20).

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/04/271648691/watch-the-creationism-vs-evolution-debate-bill-nye-and-ken-ham

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