Are Christian Apologetics Counter-Intuitive?

The principles that Christ taught and the precepts attested to by prophets for ages do not need to be defended or proven; they need to be lived! Apolegetics may actually hinder our ability to perceive spiritual things the more they direct us to empirical, logical, or even ontological “proof,” as though such endeavors yield real knowledge about God. Where, then, is reason valuable? Williams explains, “Once we know what is true, reason provides a wonderful tool for sorting out our obligations, anticipating consequences, and persuading others that what we know is true. Truth, I am convinced, can be rendered reasonable, but it does not arise from reason.”

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