Attitude in Apologetics: Compassion for the Lost

Today, we’re talking about having the right attitude in using apologetics. “Carl,” you might say, “is it really THAT important what kind of attitude we have when using apologetics?”

The answer is … YES!

You know, sometimes it’s easy to look at people who we disagree with as the enemy. When we share with others the sound reasons for our faith, we should remember that we aren’t trying to win an intellectual boxing match … we’re trying to help people who are spiritually blind see the light of God’s truth.

Jude had this attitude when he wrote in his epistle, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”

We can make a difference in others’ lives using apologetics, but we need to realize that those we are contending with are lost people who need Christ. A heart of compassion will motivate us to reach others and make them more willing to listen to what we have to say. 

But what are the apologetic tools to reach people for Christ? We’ll address that 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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