Friday, February 03, 2006

Who are apologetics for?

People say the strangest things. I was just thinking about something I have heard more than once from more than one person. It's an objection people have to apologetics. They'll say something like, "God doesn't need apologetics."

Silly people! Apologetics are not for God. They are for us. Apologetics deals with epistemological issues that we face. Christianity may be entirely true, and God may be all knowing, but that says nothing about the state of our knowledge. How do we know any of it is true? We certainly aren't all-knowing.

3 Comments:

At 2/03/2006 9:42 PM , Blogger Steve said...

i often consider myself all-knowing.

there was this ONE time that I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

 
At 2/09/2006 6:40 PM , Blogger Paul said...

I find that the people who are most opposed to apologetics are those who believe the least in the objective truth of orthodox Christianity. Liberals have no use for it, and the Emergent Church types seem to have a grudge against it too. However, I do know some sincere believers who think it leaves "no room for faith." They've just bought into the lie that the secular culture has pushed on us which insists that faith is blind wishing. Of course, that's all it can be because "everyone knows the Bible is full of myths."

 
At 2/25/2006 7:48 PM , Blogger ephphatha said...

Paul, I have noticed the same thing. The objection to apologetics comes from every side, but for different reasons.

 

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