Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics
Christian Apologetics
Excerpt from Christian Apologetics: The Lectures Constituting the Course in Ethics and Apologetics"To believe in Christianity, without knowing why we believe it, is not Christian faith, but blind credulity." - Whately."Though we cannot always give a reason for what we believe, we should give a reason why we believe it." - Boyle."Be ready always to give an answer to every one that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you." - 1 Peter iii, 15.To him who would approach the subject of Christian Apologetics, two introductory questions suggest themselves:1. Why do I believe that I am a Christian?2. Why am I a Christian in my belief?These questions differ more in meaning than in language. The first looks for its answer to the past: and personal and sacred experiences are recalled. We may answera. From the remembrance of sudden conversion; of a gradual tendency towards Christ from early education: From something which has opened the blind eyes, or softened the heart.b. Our present love and obedience give us an additional source of faith in the fact that we are Christians. To the second question, why am I a Christian in belief? and not a Jew, Pagan, Atheist, various answers may be given.a. Providential reasons may have decided; early education or circumstances.But you must be able to point to some elements of Christianity which have secured your deliberate choice. You cannot say as a rational believer, that you merely follow the faith of your fathers.b. You may say, I have adopted the faith of Christendom as that of the enlightened part of the world.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.