Welcome to Berean Perspective Apologetics. This is part 1 of a 3 part video series on Christian Apologetics. In this video teaching we will be looking in the Bible at 1 Peter 3:15 and explaining what Apologetics is and what Apologetics is not.
Apologetics comes from the Greek word “apologia,” which has the meanings of: to give an answer for, a reason for, to give an account, to make a defense, to testify,
There are 3 teachings of 1 Peter 3:15 explained in this video.
1. To sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. (Romans 10:9-13) What is important is knowing Jesus personally, believing in His death and resurrection, having and knowing that you are saved from your sins, have eternal life, and that He is LORD.
2. To make a defense, to give an account of the hope within you. This is in reference to Jesus’ death and resurrection, and why Jesus matters. (John 3:16; John 10:10; John 20:31; Luke 24:44-46; 1 Peter 1:6-12)
3. When sharing your faith with those who ask of the hope within you or with those you are witnessing to it should be done with grace, gentleness and reverence. (John 1:17; Colossians 4:5-6) As believers we are saved, set free, and this is the hope of salvation in which we want to share with the world so they can have eternal life in Christ Jesus.
True Christian Apologetics is knowing what you believe and why you believe, in regards to Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. This is a way of life, a lifestyle, on following Jesus, sharing Jesus, and demonstrating Jesus’ love to those we talk with.
Part 2 will be Why Christian Apologetics Is Important, and part 3 will be How To Learn Christian Apologetics. If you wish to share comments or ask a question, please do so with respect. Thank you for coming.
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence
(1 Peter 3:15)