There are two functions of apologetics. The first is internal to the people of God in keeping doctrine pure and clarifying it in the light of Scripture. The second is to refute the claims of unbelief. Both are necessary. The first defines the ground that is to be defended and the second a) gives reason for our faith for the purpose of evangelism, b) leaves the unbeliever without excuse and c) confirms the hearts of believers.
In this episode we do both on a practical level, looking at arguments that are commonly encountered and using actual examples from recent internet media. First is A response to the video “Why I hate religion, but love Jesus” and the second is a refutation of the claims of Dr. Isaac Richmond regarding Christianity as “the slave-holder’s religion”. Host Lindsay Brooks is joined by Joe Young and Minister Arthur Daniels.