As much of Christianity cannot be proven and may not be accepted on faith alone, one must be brought to understand Christianity. The compelling arguments in the Bible are used by Biblical apologists who employ the art of persuasion to defend the Christian faith. The role of an apologist is to study, practice and demonstrate the truth of Christianity in an effort to bring a non-believer to the table of believers with the hope that those converted will also share the gospel of Jesus Christ. There have been many notable apologists since the first century, all of whom had a historical impact on how Christianity is perceived today. This writing will note the reason apologetics proved to be necessary, provide a brief history of selected apologists and describe their literary contributions to the Christian movement.
How would they even know the answers to the most basic questions: Is God good? Who is God? What is the goal of living? The scripture states that Jesus Christ started a religion and founded an authoritative and visible church with a worshiping community. “And saith unto him, all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me” (The Holy Bible, Matthew 4:9).
In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy. And then, before concluding this paper we will discuss how the answers to these questions provide structure to how we as Christians should live our lives. To a Christian who has accepted God as their personal Lord and Savior the Bible has authority. The same should not be said for someone who hasn’t made that confession. As a Christian we have accepted that the Bible contains the true Word of God written by apostles who received divine inspiration to guide the recorded works.
Evidential Apologetic also called Natural Theology emphasizes reason and rational truth and logic as the reasons why a person faith must exist in Christianity. The epistemological questions that come forth in ordinary religious life tend to focus on the epistemic evaluation of the most basic tenets of the religious worldview in question; the existence of God, the creation of the world and God's relation to it, and the possibility of recognizing divine action in the world and divine revelation. An Evidentialist defense of religion typically relies
The Bible teaches and illustrates Christian key beliefs and ideas. It is known to be the inspired Word of God, which sees the detailed formation of Christians key beliefs, most notably the nature of God, revelation, salvation, the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, as well as the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ. Major principle beliefs include: God created all that is seen and unseen. Christians believe that God is the creator of the universe. This is based on various Bible passages.
This is something that needs to be addressed in order for the furthering and advancement of our Trinitarian understanding of God’s redemptive story. A thorough examination of Scripture with the commentating aid of evangelic theologians is how I plan on approaching this topic. However, just like in the interpretation of any Scripture, context is key. Thus a chronological examination of the role of the Holy Spirit in the redemption of mankind is in order: beginning with the life and ministry of Christ, transitioning to his death, the time in which He was dead, and ending with His glorious resurrection. In order for us to properly interpret the roles of the Holy Spirit some context is necessary, which leads us to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Religion is seen as mans attempt to reach God. Christianity teaches that the Bible is God’s way of trying to reach mankind. John 17:3 says that God wants to have a personal intimate relationship with man through His Son, Jesus Christ. What is right and wrong and how should I live? Right and wrong is based upon God’s holy standard, not
Educating yourself in the knowledge and the Fear of GOD is a biblical mandate. The Christian Education goals, I think would better the students entering the pre-k school level more so than an adult entering school, by this time the adult student should already have their beliefs and Fear of GOD. Because there is only one God and One Christ, there is only one Truth. The truth is the center and Criterion of Christian Education. Christian Education is a part of God’s purpose to put everything in Creation under the feet of Christ; it serves as part of His purpose to subdue people from all nations to the glory of God.