by John Ellis
When my editor at PJ Media sent me the link to a video of comedian Ricky Gervais having a quasi-debate with comedian Stephen Colbert and asked if I was interested in writing a response, I jumped at the chance. I did so, knowing the limitations of the format. With a word-count limit of 1,200, it’s difficult to adequately interact with complex issues and insert the gospel, too. You see, I’m a firm believer in the fact that Apologetics and Evangelism go hand in hand. Convincing someone of the existence of God shouldn’t be the endgame. Showing someone that they are dead in their trespasses and sins, cut-off from their Creator, and under His just and eternal wrath if they don’t repent of their sins and place their faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ should be the endgame.
However, as much as possible, I also wanted to present a Christian apologetic in a winsome and robust manner. Ignoring people’s doubts, questions, and charges against our faith disobeys 1 Peter 3:15 which commands Christians, “always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that is in you.” By God’s grace, I pray that I managed to honor both objectives – present the gospel and argue Christian apologetics well. If you’re interested in reading my latest article for PJ Media, please click the link below.
Soli Deo Gloria
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