Christian Apologetics: Evidentialism

apologeticsby John Ellis

The oft repeated phrase “faith is by definition irrational” is as irksome as it is untrue. It’s irksome because it has contributed to a lack of robust faith among many American Christians. It’s untrue because, well, it’s untrue. Faith, specifically faith in the God of the Bible, is not irrational because, first and foremost, God is not irrational and neither is His revelation of Himself. The Evidentialist school of Apologetics recognizes this beautiful truth about God, the Bible, and the faith Christians place in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Christian faith stands on the sure foundation of Jesus Christ. Narrowing it down even further, the Christian faith is dependent on the resurrection of Jesus. Writing to the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul plainly stated, “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”[1]

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