Thursday, May 03, 2007

The problem with apologetics

What's the problem with apologetics? Here's David Fitch in The Great Giveaway (via Caught in the Middle):
In the earliest stages of a person's evangelism, evidentiary apologetics endorses the authority of science. The logic goes like this: if I can prove it scientifically, then Scripture must be true. In the earliest moments of one's conversion, science and historiography are set up as final arbiters of truth, not the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit, or the church.... Evidentiary apologetics shapes the new believer to forever look over one's shoulder at science as the authenticating truth test rather than Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit working in his people


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