How important is apologetics. According to the late defender of the Christian faith, C.S. Lewis, it’s very important:
· Nearly everyone I know who has embraced Christianity in adult life has been influenced by what seemed to him to be at least probable arguments for Theism…Even quite uneducated people who have been Christians all their lives not infrequently appeal to some simplified form of the Argument from Design. (God in the Dock, 173)
This doesn’t mean that we are saved through a good argument. Instead, Lewis’ observations testify to the fact that God uses evidences to save and to build His Church. In fact, the Bible records many instances of this:
· He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:3)
The Apostles had abandoned their faith and needed these proofs, and so do we.