Christian Apologetics In Humanity

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WENDY KARANI
APOLOGETICS MIDTERM OPEN SOURCE PAPER.
1. What is Christian Apologetics and why should we do it
Apologetics is defined as "reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine." It is to be specific with this class, a branch of Christianity that deals with the aspect of defending the Christian faith against those who care to attack us. Apologetics comes from the Greek word “apologia” or in Greek: ἀπολογία which when translated mean a “defense especially of one's opinions, position, or actions”. Apologetics is therefore in reference to Christianity is a field in which apologists provide rational arguments with adequate information in order to defend their faith against objects provided by members of the secular society.
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one must stand firmly in christ and in understanding him, lest fall for anything. The bible says that christians must ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.’ (1 Peter 3:15) Furthermore understanding and being able to explain christian thought allows christians to evangelize to non believers. Matthew 16:15 says "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" Finally, better understanding one's beliefs strengthens faith and relationship with God.
2.Discuss the relationship between Faith and Reason.
Faith can be defined as a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. Hebrews says “Now faith is the conviction concerning those things that are in hope, as if it were these things in action, and the revelation of those things that are unseen”
Reason can be defined as a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event. the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of
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