What Are the Three Great Apologetic Issues?

This article is from Hank Hanegraaff, The Creation Answer Book (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012)
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There are three great apologetic issues—origins, resurrection, and biblical authority. Chief among these is the issue of origins.

First, how you view your origins will determine how you live your life. If you suppose you are a function of random processes, you will live life by a wholly different standard than if you know you are created in the image of God and accountable to him.

Furthermore, in a Christian worldview, the transcendent God who laid the foundations of the earth condescended to cloak himself in human flesh. The God-man Jesus not only died so that we might live, but he demonstrated that he was the Creator of life by raising himself from the dead. As such, Christ does not stand in a line of peers with Abraham, Buddha, or Confucius.

Finally, we can know with certainty that the Book, beginning with the words “In the beginning God” is the infallible repository of redemptive revelation. As Christians we do not accept this truth by blind faith but rather by faith rooted in fact.

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Pet er 3:15

 


For further study, see these Hank Hanegraaff titles: The FACE That Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001); Resurrection (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2002); and Has God Spoken? Proof of the Bible’s Divine Inspiration (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011).

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