A well-circulated YouTube video showed some footage from Africa in which a baby water buffalo was rescued from the mouths of three hungry lions. The people whose camcorder captured this could be heard cheering as one adult water buffalo courageously fought off the lions. The video reminded me that within the world are predators, prey, and protectors. Believers need to be equipped for the intellectual questions and spiritual challenges that inevitably come. Apologetics content helps by demonstrating that Christianity is credible, reasonable, and relevant. Some churches seem to shy away from teaching apologetics, possibly assuming that their people will not understand it or that it is a pursuit for just the super intelligent. To such sentiments, I respectfully object! For nearly 20 years I have witnessed people of all ages and economic strata react to apologetics content with enthusiasm and appreciation. One of the reactions that I often hear (especially from young people) is, “Alex, all of this has helped me see that that Christianity really makes sense.” Yes, it does. The best part is that once people get a handle on understanding, explaining, and defending the faith, they are more likely than ever to reach out to their friends. Apologetics encourages (and equips) the saved, and is often used by the Holy Spirit to persuade the lost. Alex McFarland is founder of “Truth For A New Generation” truthforanewgeneration.com,
an apologetics ministry dedicated to proclaiming and defending the Christian faith.
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