for christians: apologetics is not evangelism
January 8, 2008 8:51pm CST
hi! got this from Christianity today.com...i think this will really help us reconsider what evangelism is not. will post this in a series for easier read. for more articles, log into chrsitianity today. com and subscribe to their newsletter. take care everybody and God bless! :-) ************* Other people mistake apologetics for evangelism. Like the activities we've considered above, apologetics itself is a good thing. We are instructed by Peter to be ready to give a reason for the hope that we have (1 Pet. 3:15). And apologetics is doing exactly that. Apologetics is answering questions and objections people may have about God or Christ, or about the Bible or the message of the gospel. Answering questions and defending parts of the good news may often be a part of conversations Christians have with non-Christians, and while that may have been a part of our own reading or thinking or talking as we came to Christ, such activity is not evangelism.