Apologetics and Polemics

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Know how to defend your Faith and discern your Faith

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Apologetics The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word  apologia , The accused would attempt to “speak away” ( apo — away,  logia— speech) the accusation

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“Apologetics is the branch of Christian theology which attempts to give a rational defense of the Christian faith.”

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[1Pe 3:14 ESV] But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, [1Pe 3:15 ESV] but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

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ἀπ ολογί α  apologia make   a   defense

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[ Luk 12:11 ESV] And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say ,

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[ Phl 1:7 ESV] It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.

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What is Polemics? the art or practice of disputation or controversy : the branch of theology dealing with the history or conduct of ecclesiastical disputation and controversy.

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[Act 17:10 ESV] The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. [Act 17:11 ESV] Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. [Act 17:12 ESV] Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men.

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Coelacanths We used to think that coelacanths went extinct around the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago . But their "re-discovery" in 1938 off the coast of South Africa reset our notions of how durable some species truly are . Coelacanths have been traced as far back as 80 million years ago , and were at one time a large group comprising about 90 different species. Today, there are two known species living in populations that have been separated for at least several million years. Example of Apologetics:

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https://answersingenesis.org/age-of-the-earth/how-old-is-the-earth /

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After 65 Millions years. . . this fish should have changed into FISHMAN!

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Example of Polemics http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/08/17/pastor-jeff-lasseigne-of-harvest-asks-statue-of-pope-francis-to-pray-for-harvest-crusades/

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Why learn this? [Jas 1:2 ESV] Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, [Jas 1:3 ESV] for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. [Jas 1:4 ESV] And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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[ Eph 4:12 ESV] to equip the saints for the work of ministry , for building up the body of Christ , [ Eph 4:13 ESV] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God , to mature manhood , to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Chris t ,

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[ Eph 4:14 ESV] so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

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build yourself up, become strong, have a logical & rational reason to offer. It’s for you. ** Lost people don’t and can’t use logic. The best way to defend the faith is simply quote Bible verses. Impale them the Sword of The Lord. Why, it’s a heart/sin issue. Lost people can’t think straight until their heart has been renewed.

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to mature manhood , to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Chris t,

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