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Christian Apologetics – defense of the Christian faith against falsehood, heresy and inconsistency.

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense[“Greek: apologia”] to

everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” 1 Peter 3:15 NKJV.

2 Types of Apologetics

1. Negative of Defensive Apologetics

2. Positive of Offensive Apologetics

5 Views on Apologetics

1. Classical Apologetics

2. Evidential Apologetics

3. Cumulative Case Apologetics

4. Presuppositional Apologetics

5. Reformed Epistemology Apologetics

Methodology: Tests of Truths World Views Theistic Apologetics

1. Agnosticism 1. Deism 1. Naturalism and Supernatural

2. Rationalism 2. Pantheism 2. Objectivism and History

3. Fideism 3. Panentheism 3. The Historical Reliability of NT

4. Experientialism 4. Atheism 4. The Deity and Authority of Jesus Christ

5. Evidentialism 5. Theism 5. The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible

6. Pragmatism

7. Combinationalism