Introduction to Apologetics – Why We Can Trust the Bible

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”


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Introduction to Apologetics – Why We Can Trust the Bible — 2 Comments

    • I’m not sure why this is posted here. I’m guessing you meant to post on one of our MDR posts. We don’t ask for anyone’s personal experiences. We ask that you consider what’s written and study for yourself. So, I’ll just leave this video here with these verses.

      “6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.” – Mark 10:6-10

      God is the One Who joins the two to become one. This video shows a similar process of two becoming one. Once the two pieces are joined, no piece of paper or judgment will make them two single pieces again. It’s in another language, but it was one of the better videos to illustrate how we are joined to our spouses. Just as the pieces do not join themselves but are joined by the welder, God is the One doing the joining of spouses (v. 9). It is a mystery and is used to illustrate God’s relationship with His people – husband as Christ and wife as the Church (Eph 5:31-33).

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