Classical Apologetics

Following the historic tradition of the church, from the New Testament and Patristic writings, Augustine through to Aquinas, Luther, Calvin and the Reformers through Pascal and Paley, and into the modern era, the Christian church has been responding to the objections of skeptics and unbelievers concerning the truth that is in Christ, most especially the knowledge of salvation. The truth of Jesus Christ is able to stand up to reasonable scrutiny in the arena of ideas, and Peter’s mandate to “always be prepared to give an answer” (1 Peter 3:15) remains, ensuring that we learn to do this “in gentleness and respect”. We must not simply learn to be critical of our culture, but also to respond to our culture with a biblical alternative to whatever worldview has made those in it captive to Satan’s lies.