Die lees werd ! ( al is dit om net weer daai apologetika spiere oefening te gee )
Dit gaan oor die gebruik van hierdie tekste om die Christen geloof te verdedig :The Apostle Peter was emphatic that every Christian needs to be ready to defend the faith (1 Peter 3:15). In fact, defending the faith is an essential component of evangelism. Yet Christians often find this command difficult and intimidating because some highly educated people have argued that scientific evidence refutes the claims of the Bible. How can we answer such people unless we know a lot of science?
Pro 26:4 Antwoord ‘n dwaas nie na sy sotheid nie, sodat jy ook nie net soos hy word nie.
Pro 26:5 Antwoord ‘n dwaas na sy sotheid, sodat hy nie wys is in sy eie oŽ nie.
Die 4 sleutels van effektiewe apologetika volgens 1 Pet 3:15 word ook behandel :
Maar heilig die Here God in julle harte en wees altyd bereid om verantwoording te doen aan elkeen wat van julle rekenskap eis omtrent die hoop wat in julle is, met sagmoedigheid en vrees;
- “Sanctify Christ as Lord in your heart.” Remember that all knowledge is in Christ (Colossians 2:3), and so our defense (apologetic) should be based unashamedly on the person of Christ as revealed in His Word. We can show that any system of thought, if it’s not based ultimately on biblical revelation, is inherently irrational.
- “Be ready always to give a defense.” In obedience to our Lord, we should continually study the Bible and read about the common issues in apologetics so that we will be prepared. Thinking through the issues and studying the Scriptures is a lifelong process that will continually improve our defense of the faith.
- “To everyone who asks a reason of the hope that is in you.” Remember that our job is to give a good defense for those who ask. We should not be discouraged if the person is not persuaded, as long as we have given a good, biblical faithful reason for our faith. Conversion is the job of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3).
- “With gentleness and respect." Our defense should never be emotionally charged or derisive. Remember, even those who are in rebellion against God are made in His image and deserve respect.