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Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by FaithRemains, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. FaithRemains

    FaithRemains New Member

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is an apologetic? And why are some early Christian writings refered to as apologies?
     
  2. Miss Bobbie

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    I can't answer your questions, but a friend of mine can. He's registered here on the Baptist Board but hasn't posted yet - I'll refer him to your topic! [​IMG]
     
  3. rlvaughn

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    Apologetics is defense of the faith, or as Webster puts it: <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>systematic argumentative discourse in defense of a doctrine or doctrines<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>In this sense, to make an apology means to give a formal justification of or make a defense of what one believes. Quite a bit different from the usual meaning of the way we use the word!
     
  4. FaithRemains

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    rlvaughn- thank you.

    The way the word is normally used is what was throwing me off.
     
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    tyndale1946 Well-Known Member

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    When I first heard that word until Brother Robert cleared it up I thought I was to apologize for being a Christian! Since he clarified the meaning I told him I've been doing this for 33 years and didn't know I was one!... Brother Glen [​IMG]
     
  6. got2liv4him

    got2liv4him New Member

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    It comes from the greek word "apologia" which means a plea, answer for self, clearing of self, or defense, according to the lexicon in the back of Strong's.
     
  7. Dr. Bob

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    Think this is what the Webmaster envisioned when he set up the BB two years ago. Where we could help one another and learn from one another in a free atmosphere.
     
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