Apologetics Evidence

Atheists, skeptics, and other critics of the Bible have raised a variety of objections and questions about the existence of God and the reliability of the Bibleobjections and questions that Christians should be prepared to answer. The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia found in 1 Peter 3:15 and means "defense." The Bible says that Christians should always be ready (thus the name of this ministry) to give a "defense" (an apologia) to people who ask us about the hope we have as Christians. Why does God want us to "defend the faith"? Shouldn't we just preach the gospel? What Biblical examples are there of people defending the faith? You'll find answers to these questions in the resources below.


ARTICLES:

"Apologetics Definition" a simple definition of the word

"Introduction to Christian Apologetics" by Charlie Campbell

"Can We Trust the Bible?" by Charlie Campbell (more on this topic here)

"Evidence for God" by Charlie Campbell (more on this topic here)

"Concise Answers to Atheists' Objections to Jesus" by Charlie Campbell

"Six Enemies of Apologetics Engagement" by Douglas Groothius

"8 Proverbs for Apologists When Talking With Unbelievers" by Carey Bryant

"The Importance of Teaching Apologetics to Our Youth" by Dr. Randy Douglass

Suggestions on "Teaching Apologetics to the Next Generation" by Sean McDowell


RECOMMENDED RESOURCES IN OUR ONLINE STORE:

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EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (Part 1): Ten Reasons You Can Trust the Scriptures 
(DVD or On-Demand Video
by Charlie Campbell

Was the Bible written by deceitful men? Is the Bible out-of-sync with scientific discoveries? Has the Bible undergone corruption as it was translated down through the centuries? Are the persons, places and events mentioned in the Bible mythological? What sets the Bible apart from other religious writings like the Quran, Hindu Vedas, or Book of Mormon? Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for more than twenty years. In this updated, expanded DVD he answers these questions as he builds a compelling ten-pronged case for the trustworthiness of the Bible. You’ll learn about:

  • Scientific Discoveries
  • Archaeological Evidence
  • Fulfilled Prophecies
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Extrabiblical Historical Sources
  • The Martyrdom of the Disciples
  • Problems in the Quran
  • Problems in the Book of Mormon
  • And more!  

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EVIDENCE FOR GOD: Reasons to Believe from Cosmology, Biology, Philosophy, History and the Bible
(DVD) by Charlie Campbell

Did the universe just pop into being from nothing, like Richard Dawkins and other prominent atheists say? Did human beings with 206 bones and 640 muscles come into being by unguided natural causes? Searching out answers to questions like these led Charlie Campbell to abandon his atheism in 1990. In this DVD, he shares some of the evidence from cosmology, biology, philosophy, history, and the Bible that changed his mind. If you have doubts about God, watch this with an open mind! DVD length: 68 minutes.


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NEW! THE BIBLE'S SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY AND FORESIGHT 
(DVD or On-Demand Video)
 by Charlie Campbell

Has the Bible been disproved by scientific discoveries? Is the Bible hopelessly out-of-date? Critics of Christianity say yes. But the evidence says no. In this 50-minute video, Charlie Campbell lays out a case for the scientific accuracy of the Bible by looking at several ancient revelations in the Bible that revealed amazing facts about the Earth and the universe thousands of years before the invention of telescopes, satellites, deep-diving submarines, and all the other technology that finally allowed scientists in the last century or two to verify these revelations were correct! This video will surely strengthen your confidence in the accuracy and trustworthiness of the Bible!


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ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE 

(DVD or On-Demand Video) by Charlie Campbell

Is the Bible a collection of fables and myths? Are the persons, places, and events in the Bible just fabrications by deceitful men? Many critics of Christianity think so, but archaeological discoveries show otherwise. Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have made thousands of discoveries that have helped to verify the exact truthfulness of the Bible's detailed records of various events, customs, persons, cities, nations, and geographical locations. This DVD by Charlie Campbell will introduce you to several of these fascinating Bible-affirming finds, both old and new. Length: 53 minutes.


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SCROLLS & STONES: Compelling Evidence the Bible Can Be Trusted 
(Book) by Charlie Campbell

Can we trust the Bible? Isn’t the Bible just “ancient fiction” written by fallible, perhaps even deceitful men? Haven’t books of the Bible been lost and even tampered with down through the centuries? Isn’t the Bible out-of- sync with scientific discoveries? What about the apparent contradictions in the Bible? What makes the Bible any different than the Hindu Vedas, Quran, or Book of Mormon?  Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for nearly twenty-five years. It was his initial research that led him to become a follower of Jesus in 1990. In Scrolls & Stones he shares some of the evidence that changed his mind back then but also fascinating new discoveries...all confirming the reliability of the Bible. You’ll learn about:

  • Extrabiblical Historical Sources that Verify Biblical Events
  • Scientific Discoveries
  • Archaeological Evidence
  • Fulfilled Prophecies
  • Ancient Scrolls and Manuscripts         
  • Answers to Skeptics’ Objections and Questions
  • And more!

Contains questions for further reflection and small group discussion. Also contains full subject index.


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ANSWERS TO ATHEISTS' ATTACKS ON JESUS

(DVD or On-Demand Video) by Charlie Campbell

When it comes to Jesus, atheists commonly say:

  • There’s no credible evidence Jesus existed
  • The authors of the Gospels stole their ideas for Jesus’ life from other ancient religions
  • The earliest Christians didn’t believe Jesus was God
  • The Gospels contradict one another
  • There are scientific errors in the Gospels
  • The “Gospel of Thomas” and the “Gospel of Judas” give us a more accurate understanding of who Jesus was
  • Accounts of Jesus’ miracles are fabrications

Charlie Campbell, an author and Christian apologist, responds to these charges and lays out a compelling case that Jesus really did exist and the Gospels are trustworthy accounts of His life (52 minutes).

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