“Does God exist?” This isn’t a bad question to ask. If you don’t know something, ask a question. The use of apologetics isn’t being sorry – or apologizing – for our faith. Apologetics is the defense of our faith. If we are using Law and Gospel in our apologetic arguments, then the Spirit can use our witness to create and change faith. However, it’s not a waste of time to learn apologetic arguments that don’t use Law and Gospel. Just understand that if there is no Law and Gospel (you’re a sinner/Jesus died for your sins) then the purpose for your apologetic argument is to gain an audience for Law and Gospel. In other words, apologetics is useful because Christianity isn’t irrational. People can dismiss what you say, but there is nothing wrong with you saying it.
This Sunday we begin a study of apologetics. Most of the arguments presented in this series will us Law and Gospel. The vast majority of the content will be based on the two book series written by Mark Paustian, Prepared to Answer. You check out a list of the topics the books address HERE and HERE.
How do we know that God exists? Where can we start in the Bible? Watch and find out!
Who are we to impose our will upon the next generation? Shouldn’t the next generation have the right to make their own choices in life? Using the apologetic approach to this question we’ll offer a Christian defense.