2 Timothy 3:16-17:All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
“Christian Apologetics” means to give a reason or a defense of the faith because it helps Christians to grow in their faith.This is something that is lacking among believers. Most don’t know much about their faith, let alone be able to describe doctrines. Apologetics also helps to prepare Christians to give answers to non believers to questions they may have.
Christians are commanded in scripture to not only know why they believe what they believe, but to defend the faith with gentleness and respect.The main verse promoting apologetics (the defense of the Christian faith) is 1 Peter 3:15, We are all commanded to be ready and equipped to proclaim the gospel and defend our faith (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15).
Apologetics does not however undermine the value of Faith in salvation.Many people who oppose Apologetics may say things like “the Word of God does not need to be defended!” But which of the world’s books are the word of God? As soon as someone answers that, he or she is doing apologetics.
1 Peter 3:15:But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect
As the Scripture above says,we always should be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks.
Apologetics, then, is the reasonable defense of Christianity anytime, anywhere, to anyone, using whatever material is suitable for the occasion not and is just for an elite group of scholars.
Apologetics of course cannot be free from the guidance of the Holy Spirit.But it does not have to be “Sprit vs. Logic.” Why not both? We must not forget that the Holy Spirit is required to move one into believing.The Holy Spirit can choose different ways for different persons.With some people God uses trials; in others it is an emotional experience; in others it is through reason. God can use whatever means He wants.
If there was ever a time that apologetics is needed, it is now.