A non-profit informational theistic center whose purpose is to affirm and defend the existence of God, the divine origin of the Bible, and the deity of Jesus Christ.
 
 
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   I am happy that you named your Center after Thomas B. Warren. He taught with us at Harding University for about 10 years, while I was president, and did a very fine job. We appreciated him, his ability, his love for the Lord and his faithfulness to God''s word. Your continuation of Warren''s relentless search for and defense of the truth of our heavenly Father is so important.
   We live in an age in which Secular Humanism runs rampant and Postmodernism floods the Earth. It is comforting to know that there are yet some bright lights of truth and fidelity in our land. Thanks for being one of them. May the God of Heaven bless your efforts as you serve Him."
Dr. Clifton L. Ganus Jr.
Chancellor
Harding University
Warren Christian Apologetics Center
P.O. Box 5434
Vienna, WV 26105
What Is Apologetics?
The field of study relating to the positive defense of the Christian faith and the refutation of unbelief is apologetics. The word apologetics is derived from the Greek word apologia (a-pə-lō-gē-ə). It appears in the following biblical passage: ". . . [A]lways be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in you . . .  (1 Peter 3:15). The word defense in this passage is from apologia. Rogers and Rogers say, "The word was often used of the argument for the defense in a court of law. . . . [I]t can also mean an informal explanation or defense of one's position" (575). “. . . [A]pologetics is the working out and presentation of intellectual, scientific, and philosophical arguments . . ." (Brown 51). All of this, by the very nature of the case, entails a logical (correctly reasoned) defense.
 
Apologetics is also called Christian Evidences because it involves the study of the evidence that provides the foundation for the case for the Christian faith. The foundation of the case for Christianity is concerned with the available evidence for (1) the existence of God, (2) the divine origin, and thus ultimate credibility, of the Bible, and (3) the deity of Jesus of Nazareth. These are the three primary areas with which Christian Apologetics is concerned.
 
Charles C. Pugh III
Director
Warren Christian Apologetics Center
 
 
Works Cited:
Brown, Colin. The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. Vol. 1 Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.
 
Rogers, Cleon L. Jr. and Cleon L. Rogers III. The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998.
 
 


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