Editor’s Picks: Best Articles on Apologetics
All of us have grappled with doubts and questions about God.
Why should I believe in God? How can I trust the Bible? If Christianity is true, how do we make sense of the brokenness that we see?
These questions reveal our deepest fears and struggles, as well as the deepest desires of our hearts—for purpose, identity and belonging. For some, these questions make it difficult for them to trust God. For others, these questions help strengthen their faith as they examine the evidence for what they believe in.
We may never get the answers to all our questions—but there are some fundamental truths that we can be certain of. Here are our top articles on Apologetics, exploring some of the biggest and most common questions we all have about Christianity.
What If Christianity Was A Lie?
Although I’ve been a Christian for a long time—and brought up as one—I must admit that I have occasionally toyed with the questions: What if Christianity was a lie? What if everything I believed in turned out to be untrue? What if there was really no God or Jesus, and I had been believing in nothing all this time? What would it mean for me? What would I do?
Why Did God Create A World That He Knew Was Going to Go Wrong Eventually?
Why didn’t God “delete” the earth and start all over again? After all, another six days’ work wouldn’t have been too difficult, would it? Of course, you could argue that knowing man, Creation 2.0 would probably have gone down the same route, anyway. So the question is, why did God bother at all? Why create a world that He knew was going to go wrong eventually?
If God Is Good, Why Is There So Much Evil and Suffering?
The question about evil and suffering has no easy answer because it is not about logical possibilities or impossibilities. Rather, it is an issue of the heart—we want to understand why people go through various difficulties. In fact, to hear the cries of help and feel burdened is a good thing, because it reveals a side of our humanity.
Why Do Some People Believe All Religions Lead to the Same God?
The idea that truth is exclusive is deeply upsetting to many. We cherish the liberty to decide for ourselves what is true and what is not; at the same time, we demand that others be truthful to us. We tend to place more value on how we feel, or whether something works for us, than on whether it is actually true. What then are some of the reasons that have led many to conclude that all religions lead to the same God?
Why Do We Even Need A Savior?
We are more technologically, academically, intellectually, and financially advanced than ever before in human history. Yet the indicators of human flourishing are in free-fall. Suicide, depression, divorce, anxiety and social dislocation are at all-time highs globally.
What has gone wrong?
Why Did Jesus Have to Come As A Man?
“Why must I see God?” you may ask. There are many good reasons why. The simplest, and most crucial, is that ignorance fuels irreverence.
When we don’t know the truth about who God is, we either end up dismissing God as a figment of human imagination, or make God up as we imagine Him to be. Only when we see (know) God for who He truly is, will we be able to respond to Him as we must.
What Difference Does Jesus Make?
When Paul writes that he has suffered the loss of all things, he really means it. Status, security—all of it gone. And all because he has spent much of his adult life in the single-minded proclamation of salvation through faith in Jesus.
So the big, gaping question for us has got to be: How could he consider that “gaining Christ” was of “surpassing worth” when compared to the loss of literally everything?
If God Is Real, Why Doesn’t He Make Himself More Obvious?
Anyone who has believed in God for any extended period of time shares something in common. Disappointment.
It seems having a relationship with an all-powerful and all-good God isn’t always what we imagined it would be. Why can’t we feel God when we seem to need Him most? Why does He hide from us?