I’ve been without internet for the past couple of days. No worries. I’m alive, but…
One of my loves is philosophy and the other is theology and the other is destroying apologetics. I just don’t much care for apologetics. One may say that philosophy and apologetics go hand in hand, but they are wrong. Philosophy teaches us to think through theological issues. Apologetics insist on a line in the sand – or at least how I see it.
This article in Revelant Magazine does a pretty good job and describing the issues that many are facing today with apologetics. The bit about idolatry – yup.
But “faith,” unfortunately, is becoming Christianity’s new F-word. More and more, apologists are succumbing to cultural norms. They trade “the mystery that has been hidden” (1 Corinthians 2:7) with “human traditions and the elemental spiritual forces of this world” (Colossians 2:8).
Yet if our apologetics is driven not by our love for God, in whom we place our faith, but by our fear of labels, then our apologetics is just idolatry, making our defense of Christianity an idol to man. We must replace this worship of man with a proper worship of Christ (remember, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”) Only then will we have the proper mindset to defend the faith for the glory of God, not man.
I have faith in God. Maybe that is wrong. Maybe that is crazy for someone who wants to be a scholar one day to say, but I do. I have no need to qualify it, nor quantify it, only to live it. I have Faith in God.