Apologetics deals with the reasoned, logical, verbal defense of Christianity. As you continue to study, you will grow stronger in your ability to explain and defend a position whether it be in the area of creationism or explaining a Bible passage. You’ve probably already practiced it but possibly without much success. Many Christians attempt to defend the Bible without the Bible, which isn’t wise. There are plenty of secular documents that support the Bible, but the Bible is the foundation while everything else is the topping.
“Blind faith” – Sounds nice, but I don’t believe we’re called to have blind faith. That’s hoping something will happen but not having certainty that it ever will. It’s practically impossible to believe in something you don’t even know exists.
There are a few things that we need to know as Christians, and one is why we believe the Bible. Is it reliable, complete, and accurate with its 66 chapters, or are we missing documents (ex. the gnostic gospels – gnosticism isn’t Christian) and believing some huge multi-millenial lie? Why do we believe the Bible and reject certain teachings by “religious experts” or what the majority around us accept? Is the Bible true?
This is, by far, one of the best explanations of why we can trust and believe the Bible as the Word of God.
Dr. Voddie Baucham – “Decoding Da Vinci”