Why do you believe?

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)

15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to GIVE AN ANSWER (apologia) to everyone who asks you to give the REASON (logos) for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

Apologetics from the Greek-

ἀπολογίαapología, ap-ol-og-ee'-ah; a plea ("apology"):—answer (for self), clearing of self, defence

Reason from the Greek- 

λόγοςlógos, log'-os;remove, say(-ing), shew, × speaker, SPEECH, TALK, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, WORD, work.


English definition... 

Apologetics- . Christian apologetics can be summarized in two parts:

  1. objective reasons and evidence that Christianity is true (it corresponds to reality) and,
  2. the communication of that truth to the world.

Some links to my favorite apologetic websites:

  1. apologetics315.com
  2. RZIM.org
  3. answersingenesis.org
Doug McAllister