Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Everyday Apologetics: "Why Beleive in Christianity"

Philippians 1:7: "...and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel..."

1 Peter 3:15: "...and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you..."
Christian Apologetics = apologia (Greek): To offer a reason, defense of the Christian faith.
  • It helps a believer better understand and share his faith with others.
  • It removes intellectual barriers and helps non-believers know why to choose Christianity over religions and Atheism.
Christians tend to compartmentalize their lives into separate areas: home and family, work, school, recreation, friends. American Christians add the compartment of "church", but many fail to see the connection between what they say and do at church and the other compartments of life. These type of Christians have not yet grown into a biblical mind-set in which the Lord is at the center of everyday life, so that every compartment revolves around Him.

Everybody longs for dignity and legacy. Atheism can't answer for this. Atheism has no ground for objective morality or human dignity.

Christianity is not based on what Jesus taught but on who Jesus is. If Jesus is truly dead, then Christianity collapses.

Christianity is based on the person of Christ. It can be reasonable even with the Bible closed.
The problem of unbelief is not an intellectual matter but moral choice.

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