The meaning of the word Apologetics comes from the Greek apologia which means a ‘defense’ or ‘answer.’ Christian apologetics is the body of knowledge that defends the philosophical, historical and doctrinal truth of true Christianity against attacks by others who possess (usually) a very different belief system. Apologetics attempts to respond to questions or assaults on Christianity using rational and logical arguments, rather than ones based on faith alone. Some of the questions tackled include – Who IS God? Is the Bible the word of God? Can miracles happen? Is the theory of evolution true? Why does a good Creator allow evil to exist? Did the doctrines in the New Testament come from paganism? If the Eternal can do ANYTHING can he LIE? Apologetics routinely makes rational arguments for God’s existence, such as the famous five proofs the great Catholic theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas gave near the beginning of his “Summa Theologica.” It may also deal with specific attacks on various doctrines, such as whether Jesus is God (and not just the Son of God).
Come out and let’s fulfill 1 Peter 3:15-16 and always be ready to give an answer for the hope we have and do so with gentleness and respect!! We will take the challenges to the Christian world view head on.