Popular Survey of Apologetics for Today | September 25, 2023

We live in a world where many people are claiming to have their own truth.  As believers in Christ, we’ve been given the unshakable truth that comes from God alone.  However, simply knowing this truth is not enough.  We must be able to communicate it and when necessary, to defend it.  The task of apologetics is for all believers to be able to give a defense for anyone who asks for the reason for the hope that is in us and then do that with meekness and fear.  

How do we do this and where do we begin?  To answer that question, Crosstalk welcomed back Dr. Ron Rhodes.  Ron is president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries.  They are a teaching and resource ministry that specializes in defending Christianity against atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the cults, world religions, and any group teaching false doctrine.  Ron is a researcher, author and apologist, having written over 60 books.  He joined Jim to discuss his recently released book, A Popular Survey of Apologetics for Today: Fast Facts Every Christian Should Know.

The word “apologetics” in the Greek means “defend.”  Ron believes defending the faith is necessary because we’re living in confusing times where there are many different religions and belief systems that are vying for supremacy.  While that’s going on, all of those individuals who believe in those false views are defending them.  So what happens if those people defend their views but Christians remain silent?  They win!

What’s needed are Christians that are involved in the process of apologetics.  It doesn’t mean you have to go out and obtain a seminary degree or that you have to learn Greek or Hebrew.  It means that as you’re led by the Lord, you progressively become equipped to share the truth from Scripture with others and defend that truth.  What if you are asked a question you can’t answer?  In that case you simply acknowledge that they’ve asked a good question, you’ll research it and you can discuss it the next time you see each other.

A Popular Survey of Apologetics for Today deals with 365 issues that are likely to come up in your discussions with people.  This isn’t a devotional book.  It’s apologetics in “bite size pieces,” one for each day, so that over a period of one year, you can become progressively equipped to share the truth with others.

Join Jim as he has Ron answer the following:     

  • What’s the difference between an atheist, agnostic and a skeptic?
  • How critical is it for believers to have an understanding of Genesis chapters 1-11?
  • How does Ron deal with abortion and polygamy in the book?
  • How can we use the authority of Scripture with those who don’t feel it has any authority?

Ron’s done the “heavy lifting” for you.  So if you have a heart to reach people who have honest questions about Scripture, review this informative broadcast and consider buying his book, A Popular Survey of Apologetics for Today, for your personal library. 

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