Christianity 201

December 12, 2011

Apologetics in Action

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I could write pages and pages about apologetics, but unless you have seen a skilled apologist in action, you don’t really know what it is.

First of all, apologetics is not evangelism, but it may be a thread that runs through evangelism. In the example below, Tony Miano shares with a student. In many ways, Tony is guiding and leading the conversation.

In apologetics, the other person is guiding or leading the conversation; it is the non-Christian that is asking the questions or making the challenge. There is no time for advance preparation in the sense of knowing ahead of time where the dialog is going, but there is perhaps a greater need for preparation of the broadest type. Ravi Zacharias takes questions from the widest mix of people — you can order his Q&A sessions online — and in this particular case, answers questions from Muslim university students.

The body of Christ needs people following both callings. But every Christian is called to always be ready to give an account for those who ask you concerning the hope within you. Or as the NLT has it

I Peter 3:15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. (NLT)

Today’s question: Where does your greater calling  lie, as an evangelist or an apologist?

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