Christians curious about apologetics first need to understand what apologetics is not, Jim Denison, theologian-in-residence for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, told a conference.
‚ÄúApologetics isn‚Äôt apologizing. ‚Ä¶ We‚Äôre not here to teach you how to apologize for your faith. Apologetics is simply defending your faith‚ÄĒexplaining why you believe what you believe. It‚Äôs what the Gospels were written to do,‚ÄĚ said Denison, president of the Center for Informed Faith.
‚ÄúIf you sell anything, you do apologetics. If you try to convince anybody of anything, you‚Äôre doing apologetics. Christian apologetics is simply learning ways to defend our faith in Jesus....
The excerpt from the article does really cover the topic of apologetics quite well!
Webster's 1913 Dictionary wrote: APOLOGETICS:
Apologetics /A¬∑pol`o¬∑get¬īics/ (?), n. That branch of theology which defends the Holy Scriptures, and sets forth the evidence of their divine authority.
2 Timothy 4:1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.---NASB