It’s sometimes helpful to remember why we start things. We get so deep into a project that we can forget why we’re doing what we’re doing.
As I began to write this post I thought about why I started this series a year ago. Here’s how I explained it then:
“Some pastors I’ve talked with through the years about emphasizing apologetics in their church (especially with children, teens and young adults) either chuckle, roll their eyes or get upset with me at some point in our discussion. They tell me that apologetics should not take the place of evangelism. It’s unfortunate they see apologetics that way because biblical apologetics is evangelistic – thus the name of this series of studies.”
After writing this series for a year, let me strengthen that statement a bit by saying that the discipline of apologetics MUST have evangelism, the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of eternal souls, at the center of its purpose. Anything less than that misses the primary message of the Bible – Redemption.
We are currently answering seven questions about the spiritual battle Christians find themselves fighting every day and have answered questions 1 and 2:
We’ll now look at question 3 – Are you really involved in fighting this spiritual battle?