Apologetics Press

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Apologetics Press is a site that focuses on Christian apologetics. The site's editors compile topics related to Christianity, throw out the ones that don't agree with them, and makes the ones that do look trustworthy.

Apologetics Press seems to be written from a fundamentalist point of view, as they hold that there are no biblical contradictions. The site seems to enjoy archiving debates in which atheists have lost. They think this will make them more respectable because rhetoric is better than evidence. Who needs empirical evidence and consistent observation when you can just play on the audience's ignorance and persuade them that there is a magic man who'll take them to heaven if they believe in him?

Unlike other fundamentalists, Apologetics Press believes that baptism is necessary for salvation.[1]

Purpose[edit]

The logo of Apologetics press.

Apologetic Press's purpose is to make the scripture of their Oh So Holy and Truthful Divine Graceful All-Loving Merciful Christian God seem scientifically accurate. The site has stated what its authors believe, and then tries to bend logic and evidence to fit their faith.

Teachings[edit]

Apologetics Press is written from the perspective of the Churches of Christ denomination. It rejects the mainstream protestant doctrine of sola fide (salvation by faith alone) and believes that works are involved in salvation. As a result, it is poorly received by the Evangelical Christians whose websites dominate internet resources on religion. For instance, Matt Slick of CARM calls the website "outside Christian orthodoxy."[2] However, because Apologetics Press looks and feels like any other fundie website and emphasizes criticism of atheism and other commonalities with other fundies, we'd assume your average fundie web browser wouldn't notice the difference at a first glance.

Effect[edit]

Christian apologists will sometimes use Apologetics Press to damage what credibility they originally had; they will occasionally cite it as a source when debating a godless heathen, and then seriously wonder why said heathen starts laughing at AP's preposterous claims and assertions. The site can be a useful tool to examine various apologist oxymorons, such as "Reason and Revelation", and can also sometimes be used as a murder weapon, as its exploded and ridiculous claims can kill you with laughter. The site has a sleek design, having recently been revamped. All that being said, it still contains obvious bias and reversals of scientific method, the site is also a good place where one can practice one's knowledge of logical fallacies. The site's most popular ones are: the false dichotomy, non sequitur, argument from design, argument from authority and the typical straw man.

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External links:[edit]

Apologetics Press

  1. http://apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=11&article=5314
  2. Slick, Matthew. "Apologetics Press". Christian Apologetics Research Ministry. Accessed August, 2019.