Apologetics is about building the case for our Faith...learning how to explain and defend our Faith.
Basically, there are 3 types of apologetics: natural apologetics, Christian apologetics, and Catholic apologetics.
Simply respond, "I don't know, but I will find out and get back to you." Then find out and get back to them. If you keep these things in mind, you have started down the road to being a very effective apologist for the Catholic Faith.
Back to top If you want to call yourself Catholic, but you want to pick and choose for yourself which of the Church's teachings to accept and which to reject, you give everyone else who calls themselves Catholic the right to do the same thing.
Typically, these separations become evident when couples talk about: Genesis 22:2-3 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah.
Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey.
by investigative journalist and author Ian Halperin.
I wanted to make sure these points were said upfront, as some are missing the point of this article altogether, happy reading!
Christian apologetics, on the other hand, builds the case for divinely revealed truths - truths that cannot be known by reason apart from faith. Will you get into tight spots..you start sharing your Faith with others? Before you can answer one question, you're asked another.
Truths such as the reality of biblical miracles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Just keep firmly, but gently, guiding the discussion back to one topic until you've said all you want to say..move on. Never be afraid to say, "I don't know," when asked a question about your Faith. there is nothing in the Catholic Faith contrary to anything in the Bible! This is important to keep in mind because a lot of times folks will quote a passage from the Bible that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong.
Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? ” He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. ” Hmm, if someone we love was struck with some horrible disease I would hope that we would pray for them non-stop, but instead Job’s wife gives him the amazing advice to “curse God and die” Now wouldn’t that would be the best “Get Well” card to send someone, I wonder why Hallmark hasn’t swooped in on that “We heard you were sick, so from all of us at the office: “Curse God and Die!