Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men… (2 Cor. 5:11).
I‘ve been interacting a bit with a self-described classic apologist. Because my challenger advocates for the apologetic methodology the average church-goer hears on Christian radio and reads in popular level books, my key objective has been to highlight dissenting fundamentals between his methodology and mine and then offer my critique. I provide more background HERE if the reader would like to get up-to-speed.
I stated in that first post that I found the practice and application of classic apologetics in real life encounters with the unbelieving world to be both problematic and offensive. Those are rather bold words, but I am prepared to back up my claim.
Let me begin my evaluation with some introductory remarks.
First, I understand evangelism and apologetics to be one and the same as an endeavor. In other words, I do…
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