by Michael L. Gowens
First Peter 3:15 is frequently cited as the biblical basis for the science, or formal discipline, known as Christian apologetics. “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15, KJV).
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(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in a modified form here.)
By Andy White
I am often asked, when discussing religion, if I take the Bible literally. People intend different things by this question, and a terse answer may not always hit the mark. In fact, even the definition of “literally” may be somewhat controversial, so I find it best to use the question as an opportunity to explore the matter further.
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