Apologetics

 

Apologetics = (giving a reason, making a defense) (not apologizing!)

Evangelism is like offense and apologetics is like defense. I would rather spend a whole conversation talking about what God has accomplished through Jesus but when someone comes against the message then it’s time for defense.

 

Books  

I would recommend a beginner to start with Jason Lisle’s book or Voddie Baucham’s below.

Every Thought Captive – Richard Pratt, Jr.

Ultimate Proof of Creation – Jason Lisle

Expository Apologetics – Voddie Baucham

Always Ready – Greg Bahnsen

Covenantal Apologetics – K. Scott Oliphint

Presuppositional Apologetics – Greg Bahnsen     pdf here

You should consider studying the textual history of the NT and the concept of canon as well. This is not the easiest subject to study but it will be greatly beneficial to you both personally and in your conversations with others. Here are some excellent books that deal with these subjects.

The King James Only Controversy – James White

Canon Revisited – Michael Kruger

The Heresy of Orthodoxy – Andreas Kostenberger & Michael Kruger

The Question of Canon – Michael Kruger

 

YouTube Videos

 

 

Audio

Westminster’s Apologetic Course. Click to launch iTunes link

 

 

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