Define: Apologetics
Apologetics, Dictionary

Define: Apologetics




1 : systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)
2 : a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity


Define: Apologeticsbut 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)

And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. (Acts 18:4)

holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. (Titus 1:9)

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. (Jude 3)


“Some Christians tell those who inquire that we simply take a leap of faith with no bother about the credibility or the rational character of the truth claims of the Bible, but that response goes against the teaching of this text. The only leap of faith we are to take is out of the darkness and into the light. When we become Christians, we do not leave our mind in the parking lot. We are called to think according to the Word of God, to seek the mind of Christ and an understanding of the things set forth in sacred Scripture. The Bible is a big book, and every bit of it, I believe, has been inspired by God the Holy Spirit. Ultimately, the author of this Book is God. He gave it to us to be understood, and we cannot understand it if we close our mind to the careful study of it.” ~ Dr. RC Sproul (Ever Ready)

“You can’t stop people from misusing the truth. You just have to make sure you are speaking the truth.” ~ Dr. James White

A Narrow-Minded Woman Articles:

What is Apologetics?

Why Should We Practice Apologetics?

How to Study for Apologetics

3 Common Methods of Apologetics

How to Practice Apologetics

Other References and Articles:

Define: ApologeticsTheopedia: Apologetics

Rebecca Writes: Apologetics

Dr. RC Sproul: Apologetics of the Early Church

Dr. John Gerstner: Handout Apologetics

Classical Apologetics

Dr. RC Sproul: Defending Your Faith

Ligonier: A Gentle Defense

Ligonier: Contend for the Faith

BB Warfield: Apologetics

John Frame: Apologetics

Dr. RC Sproul: The Task of Apologetics

Dr. RC Sproul: The Most Valuable Aim of Apologetics

Dr. RC Sproul: Ever Ready



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