Talking about religion is one of the world’s faux pas so imagine not just talking about but defending and proving that God is real. This is a very intense and strategic part of theology many people don’t know about called apologetics. Apologetics by definition is the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity. Apologetics Press has taken on the task of not just telling people about Christianity, but also proving that it is real. “A proper understanding of apologetics is vital for Christians in today’s skeptical, secular climate. The basic foundations of Christianity, such as God’s existence and Jesus’ deity, are being attacked on a regular basis. It is important for Christians to be able to give rational, sound reasons for why they believe what they do,” Kyle Butt, editor and staff writer in the Bible Department
Apologetics Press is a non-profit organization that helps the public by teaching the truth about God and creation and encouraging critical thinking
and open dialog with those who are searching for the truth. They do this by giving out tens of thousands of dollars of printed materials away annually and providing a free-access Web site that contains thousands of Scripturally and scientifically accurate articles, books, videos, and audio lessons.
The organization has been around for 32 years and once the Internet became popular they found a new platform. Kyle mentioned, “We realized it would provide an excellent tool to further our work.” Some might assume that the Internet would help with spreading the word on apologetics but it is considered more harmful because of all the false information. Because of this, Apologetics Press and similar organizations have now moved to web, YouTube, etc. There is a more urgent need to teach apologetics. Technological outlets provide a way for people wanting to learn more to quickly get the correct information.
After being active for 32 years it is certain that AP would have affected some people who have used this site. “God has used our materials to strengthen the faith of Christians, convince nonbelievers of the truths of Christianity, and empower young people with the truth they need to stand against error,” Kyle mentioned. One specific situation was how after a nine year old boy read an article from AP, he wrote his congressmen and got his letter in the newspaper. Young or seasoned, this organization is there to help with the understanding of a very complicated subject.
For more information about Apologetics Press: www.apologeticspress.org
September 29th at 7pm EST Apologetics Press has a debate with atheist Blair Scott from the American Atheist
group. For more information: http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=12&article=3760
For the Facebook event page for the 29th: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=235723089796924