Land: Apologetics a timely topic in dark times

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Bible 1The need for Christian apologetics is greater than ever, says a seminary president, because attacks against the truth of Christianity continue to grow.

Citing the instructions of the Great Commission, Dr. Richard Land says born-again Christians have been commanded to share the gospel.

"So I believe that if you're going to be an obedient Christian," he tells OneNewsNow, "you're going to be learning how to defend the faith, how to share your faith, how to share your faith confidently and effectively with others."

The more people understand Christianity, he continues, the less likely they will attack it.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)To that end, North Carolina-based Southern Evangelical Seminary is hosting an apologetics conference Feb 23 that includes breakout sessions and a debate over the topic, "If God, Why Evil?"

The debaters will be SES associate professor Dr. Brian Huffling and author Dr. Michael Shermer, an atheist and skeptic.

A recent annual study reported persecution against Christian believers across the globe is up 14 percent, and Land says a defense of the Christian faith helps explain the problem of evil around the world. 

"This seems to be a worldwide phenomenon: people killing people, and persecuting people, and imprisoning people, because they disagree with their beliefs," he observes. "We have to understand why it is that people act this way and what the antidote is."

That "antidote," he says, is the gospel.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is your opinion over President Trump declaring a 'national emergency' on U.S.-Mexico border?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency
Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups
Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border
Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago
Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave
Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020
Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall
New questions raised in Smollett attack claims

LATEST FROM THE WEB

McCabe reveals the 'one thing' that stood out from his fateful call with Flynn
House Dems blame GOP for 'gutted' tax refunds
Report: Trump administration launches global initiative to end criminalization of homosexuality
The 2 things that hold back blacks
Get woke, get fired

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Abortion – a reproductive right ... or a moral wrong?

debate (illustration)If the idea of a "Christian abortionist" makes your head spin, you may want to take the opportunity this week to listen to a debate between abortionist Willie Parker and pro-life author Mike Adams.