Reason as Starting Point: The Rationality of Classical Apologetics

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007

Given that the reprobate mindset does not accept the truth of God, the question is how ought it to be approached? There are truly only two options available: reason with the person or ignore the person.
Anyone starting with his or her own reason and the data of creation will be inevitably drawn to conclude that God exists. One's own consciousness and reason is not only the appropriate starting point of all inquiry, it is the only conceivable starting point of any inquiry. Anyone exposed to the Christian Scriptures who has sufficient opportunity to use his or her reason to investigate the evidence for its inspiration will inevitably draw the conclusion that it is the true Word of God. The Christian apologist is called to demonstrate the truth of the faith through rationally compelling ...

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