So for the last week we were taught on apologetics, the defending of our faith and what we know to be true. My whole perspective on the “How” of defending my faith has changed.
I always thought that all you had to do is show them some proof for why their view is wrong and a few points why my faith is right… However it is clear that that is no way to show someone truth.
To show someone truth you have to first understand what they believe, specifically what worldview they hold. Theistic worldview, naturalism worldview, and pantheistic worldview. We have to start at the basics. Do they believe in a god, believe in no god, or do they believe that god is all and all is god?
Once we have this knowledge we can begin to show people truth. The next step is to then prove the existence of a God. We can do this by many means; one of the most common ways is to do it by proving it with creation. We can show that there must have been a beginning of the earth so there must be a purpose, so there must be a god.
Once we get people to the theistic worldview we can truly make a case for Christianity. We show the validity of the Bible, its contents, and Jesus.
Apologetics is something that we are all called to do and should all strive for.
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence