How are persecution and apologetics related?
Apologetics is the defense of the Christian faith using evidence, reason, and logic.
When should apologetic arguments be turned loose?
– Whenever Christians have doubts or questions about the Christian faith. Evidence and logical reasoning will remove doubts and satisfactorily answer nagging questions. (See Why Apologetics?)
– When unbelievers attack.
1 Peter 3:15 is probably the most famous apologetics verse in the Bible. But it’s context is almost always overlooked. The preceding verses are especially crucial:
Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to…
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