This is a powerful testimony from Bishop Panton Okon after completing our course on Apologetics -
I have learned a lot as well as have been reminded of...This is a powerful testimony from Bishop Panton Okon after completing our course on Apologetics -
I have learned a lot as well as have been reminded of a lot of things about apologetics. It seems to me that the best way to engage with skeptics, atheists, agnostics, evolutionists, etc. is to focus on the indisputable facts about Jesus. If Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead as He did; if so many prophecies about Jesus, far beyond mathematical probability, have been fulfilled; if the fearful disciples were emboldened after the resurrection and willingly died for their faith in Jesus, refusing to renounce their faith; if the Church is still growing as the Holy Spirit is still being poured out even in the 21st century; if the words spoken by Jesus came to fulfillment, for example, the destruction of the temple, then the Bible is unquestionably accurate and reliable.
In addition, the authenticity of the Bible purely from a historical perspective is mind-boggling, judging by the sheer number of manuscripts and the proximity of writing to the events in the New testament.
What all this does is reinforce my confidence, trust, and belief in God and His Word. I firmly believe that apologetics is intertwined in evangelism and discipleship, and I will be teaching our members not to be intimidated by secular and godless arguments against their faith. We have a very strong case, in fact, an airtight one that cannot be scrapped. Since God is alive and Jesus our Lord and Saviour sits at His right hand and the Holy Spirit is ever present, we can boldly say that Jesus is the Way,the Truth and the Life.
This course is an absolute necessity for every Christian. If it is okay, I will be using some of the material to teach our members about Christian Apologetics and its need. Show more