Why We Must Learn From A Day And Age With The Gospel Today Essay

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Before we dive into the subject of Apologetics in conversation, we must understand why we must practice apologetics and the answer is simply because God commands us to do so. In 1 Peter 3:15 God tells us, 'But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. ' Even though many of us may never come across someone who will question our faith, we must always be ready to respond. We live in a day and age with so many unanswered questions. While some seek for answers, many stop looking for answers due to confusion. How do we dissipate that confusion as Christians? Our advantage as Christians is that we can learn not only from Jesus’ interactions with other people, but also the Apostles’ interaction. We must learn from these interactions to help us share the Gospel today. A specific example that we can learn from is Paul’s practice of Apologetics in Acts 17:16-34. Paul finds himself visiting Athens and when he sees all the idolatry, the Spirit in him was stirred. Paul decides to go the synagogue and debate with the Jews and gentiles, most of which were devout people and philosophers. They encounter Paul about his teachings and call him a babbler. This reaction is born from the fact that Paul is teaching a new and strange doctrine to them about Jesus and the resurrection. How does Paul practice apologetics in this scenario? Led by the…

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