The Bedrock of Christianity - Episode Introduction (1 of 8)


Video from Sentinel Apologetics


"This might come as a surprise, but I don't think Christians should engage in apologetics. Though Hunter and I run Sentinel Apologetics (and that title sounds ironic/hypocritical), our goal is the scientific method, and not gotcha games. I've seen this on both sides in theist vs. atheist debates, regardless of how informed both sides are. In other words, debates are for the lazy. Also, I am being loose with that term scientific. What I mean is that Christians must be critical, must engage peer-review, and if anything is to be learned or evaluated, the so-called debate tactic that apologists utilize will only lead to the use of filters and narrow-minded bigotry.

But, you might immediately react and respond with the use of 1 Peter 3:15, stating that Peter urges Christians to make an "apologia" for their faith. I hate to burst your bubble, but that verse isn't about what apologists do. The context of that verse is about suffering and persecution, and the "reasons" why a Christian ought to continue in that way of life. In other words, the "reason" is the resurrection, and Peter is reiterating what Paul says elsewhere (negatively): "if the Messiah has not been raised, your faith is worthless and you are still imprisoned by your sins." (1 Corinthians 15:17).." from the article: Christianity and Apologetics: Why They Should Never Meet


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