Needing the Truth in a Postmodern World

Today, we’re talking about why apologetics is important. You may ask, “Carl, why do we need apologetics? Aren’t most people in America already Christian?” Well, according to researcher George Barna, ONLY 17% of those who consider themselves believers and attend church regularly actually have a Christian worldview. And that doesn’t even include people of other religions or atheists!

So, how could most people who claim to be Christian not think “Christianly”? Well, most Americans today have been influenced by postmodernism. “What is postmodernism?” you may ask. It is a false philosophy that teaches there is no objective right and wrong, and it has permeated education, entertainment, and social media. 

This is where apologetics comes in! Romans 10:14 asks, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”

People in our postmodern culture need to hear the truth in a convincing, articulate way. God’s plan is for us to tell them. Apologetics – the giving of sound reasons for our faith – is a way to earn a hearing, a way to share the Gospel, and a way of declaring God’s TRUTH!

There’s another reason that apologetics is important, but we’ll have to address that at another time. Until then, find more apologetic resources at Stay bold! 

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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