Apologetics, as we know it today, derives from the Greek ἀπολογία, meaning "speaking in defense." Apologetics is usually exercised in religious discourse to defend the faith and offer explanations in systematic fashion.
Christian apologetics is a branch in the field of Christian theology. Apostle Paul is considered one of the first apologists, as he often described "defending the Gospel," or debating with others about His faith in Jesus Christ, (Phil. 1:7; Acts 26:2).
In 1 Peter 3:15, Apostle Peter writes, "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have," (NIV, emphasis added.)
Apostle Peter also adds, "but do this with gentleness and respect."
As Christians, we have the responsibility to share our faith and explain why we believe what we believe. However, in the end, Christianity is not also consistent with human logic or reasoning. There is always a step of faith and the touch of the Holy Spirit to truly accept and experience God's life-changing presence in our lives.
The writers at AM International do hope that this page can serve as a help in your daily walk as an apostle and in fulfilling the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ.