Apologetics- Dr. Norman Geisler

Apologetics- Dr. Norman Geisler

Apologetics

On April 27 and 28, 2012, Dr. Norman L Geisler presented an Apologetics seminar on Saturday morning concerning the necessity for apologetics. We must always be prepared to give a defense (Acts 24:10), give an answer (1 Cor. 9:3), or give a reason (1 Pet. 3:14) for our faith.

“Set apart the Lord God in your hearts and be ready always to give a reason (Gk. apologia) for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).

Dr. Geisler taught: “Apologetics is giving a reason or defense for our Christian Faith.”

He discussed the reasoning behind belief in God and how “Atheists say with their lips that there is no God, but they show with their lives that there is a God. Those who deny God with the top of their minds, nevertheless, cannot avoid Him in the bottom of their hearts.”

Biblical Inerrancy

He also preached Sunday morning on why there are no errors in God’s Word, which is the Bible. He gave three compelling reasons for why there this is so: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Do you have difficulty with the idea of God using errant humans to write an inerrant book? Think of it this way: Martin Luther said, “God can draw a straight line with a crooked stick.”

For those who say the New Testament has too many errors, think of it this way:

nt vs other booksThe New Testament Has:
–More Manuscripts
–Earlier Manuscripts
–More Accurately Copied Manuscripts

–than any other book from the ancient world!

 

 

 

 

Dr. Norman L. Geisler is an evangelical scholar, Christian apologist, and the author/coauthor of over fifty Christian books defending the Christian faith by means of logic, evidence, and philosophy. He has also authored many scholarly articles on a wide range of theological and philosophical topics. Dr. Geisler has taught at the university and graduate level for over fifty years.

Dr. Geisler has graciously allowed his visual presentations to be available here on our website:

 

May we pursue the passionate proclamation of the truth of God’s word so diligently as Dr. Geisler, and may we uphold God’s word for a lifetime.

Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
(Psa 119:34-38 NIV)