Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Power of Scripture for Defending Our Faith
Oliphint, K. Scott
“An excellent primer on apologetics. Unlike others writing in this are, Oliphint underscores how God's revelation is at the heart of apologetics. He demonstrates how we are to use reason, logic, and persuasion in reliance on the Word and Spirit. Defending the Christian faith is not something that only a privileged few can do. Readers will reap much benefit from this extremely readable book.”See All
“Many think that we should leave our Bibles at home when we engage in apologetics, that we should reason with unbelievers only on the basis of "common ground." Scott Oliphint, to the contrary, rightly emphasizes that the Christian can never set his Bible aside, for Scripture sets the standards for everything we do, including apologetics.”See All
Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
Apologetics is not just for philosophers. We all need wisdom for defending our faith. This book equips us to answer unbelief by means of our most powerful weapon.
Hoping "to get us to open our Bibles again when we think about apologetics," K. Scott Oliphint probes six Scripture texts on the subject. He summarizes their message as follows:
- Since Christ is Lord, and the battle is his, we are always ready to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
- We are to use the weapons, not of this world, but of the Lord.
- We are to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ as we demolish the arguments, with gentleness and reverence, of those who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, exchanging the truth of God for a lie, worshipping created things, rather than the Creator.
Includes study questions for each chapter.