"For the Sake of the Gospel": Paul's Apologetic Speeches

Sunday, 01 Mar 1998

Paul's apologetic will be firmly grounded both in general revelation through that which God has created, and in the redemptive acts of God in Christ which are, therefore, necessarily grounded in ordinary history.
The contemporary debate over apologetic methodology, however unpleasant, can be a vital and healthy exercise for it is crucial to have a biblically based and carefully honed apologetic methodology in place before confronting the learned paganism of our age. When this is the goal of an evidentialist-presuppositionalist-classical apologetics debate, it ought to be greatly encouraged. It is perplexing, however, that the parties to this in-house debate appear to spend little time studying the Apostle Paul’s apologetic speeches in the Book of Acts. (1) For it is here, in Luke’...

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