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Summary: The world in rebellion against God and worldly people under the influence of Satan seek to destroy our faith. In light of this, and the times that we live in, it is important that Christians not only know what we believe but why we believe what we believe

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1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

Introduction: Many books claim to be the word of God. The Koran, The book of Mormon. The Hindu’s believe that the Bhagavad Vita is the source of eternal truth.

Even Karl Marx with his atheistic worldview claimed that his writing "The Communist Manifesto, was the ultimate truth.

I believe that the Bible is the Word of God and the eternal source of truth to live by. Can we actually prove that the Bible is the word of God. The answer is yes.

Let me share with you two verses before we continue.

Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

What is vital about these scriptures is that we understand the world’s attitude towards those who follow Christ, and stand on the Bible as the ultimate authority. The world in rebellion against God and worldly people under the influence of Satan seek to destroy our faith. In light of this, and the times that we live in, it is important that Christians not only know what we believe but why we believe what we believe.

It has been indicated that 80 percent of college-bound students who profess to be Christians leave for school and return home no longer believing as they did. Why ? It is because students are incapable of defending their faith against the onslaught of professors who try and discredit the Bible.

These things happen because believers know what they believe, but can’t express why they believe it !

Luk 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

The word that is translated for us as answer is the greek word Apologia which is where we get our word apologetics. It is defined as a (verbal defence, speech in defence ) Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology that aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defend the faith against objections, and expose the perceived flaws of other world views.[1] Christian apologetics have taken many forms over the centuries, starting with Paul of Tarsus, including writers such as Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas, and continuing currently with the modern Christian community, through the efforts of many authors in various Christian traditions such as C.S. Lewis. Apologists have based their defense of Christianity on favoring interpretations of historical evidence, philosophical arguments, scientific investigation, and other disciplines.


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