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Introduction to Apologetics

Course Description

This course teaches the scientific, historical, and philosophical basis for a Christian worldview, and shows how the Christian faith is consistent with reason and reality.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach students to:

  1. Understand the relationship between apologetics and the gospel

  2. Respond to common misconceptions about apologetics

  3. Understand the evidence for the existence of God

  4. Appreciate the evidence for creation

  5. Memorize the general argument for the truth of Christianity

  6. Recognize the evidence for the reliability of the New Testament

  7. Appreciate the importance of fulfilled prophecy as a testimony to Jesus’ deity

  8. Evaluate evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

  9. Understand Jesus’ claims to deity, and the appropriate response to those claims

  10. Answer questions about the uniqueness of the Christian faith, the doctrine of the Trinity, animism, and the fate of those who have never heard the gospel

Course Overview

Lesson 1:

Introduction To Apologetics

Lesson 2:

Misconceptions About Apologetics

Lesson 3:

Is There A God?

Lesson 4:

Creation Apologetics

Lesson 5:

The General Argument For The Christian Faith

Lesson 6:

The Reliability Of The New Testament

Lesson 7:

Messianic Prophecy And The Resurrection

Lesson 8:

Jesus' Claim To Be God

Lesson 9:

The Uniqueness Of Christianity In A World Of Religions

Course Author

Dr. Mark Bird