Talbot philosophy professor William Lane Craig visited Royal Oak Missionary Church Saturday night November 8. Prepare for the Battle! was Dr. Craig’s talk as he challenged Christians to equip themselves to defend their faith.
Craig said apologetics strengthens believers and prevents apostasy (abandoning faith). Many non-Christian worldviews assault us and our children. Knowing good answers to questions and sound reasons for what we believe can help prevent people losing their faith when challenged by evolutionist claims—whether by friends, by the media, or in college classrooms.
For life in today’s culture, training in sound doctrine and rigorous apologetics is vital. “Apologetics should be part of parenting classes,” said Craig. “We’ve got to train our kids for war. The time for playing games is over.”
Apologetics is a tremendous boost to confidence. Students tell Craig how proud and confident they are as Christians after hearing his debates, because they realize their faith is intellectually sound and eminently defensible.
©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
Thursday December 11, 2008 A.D.
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. (1 Peter 3:15)