Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the "natural" light of reason.Truths that can be known without any divine intervention. Because if we are sincere in our desire to share the truth with others..share Jesus Christ with others..Jesus will find a way to make something good come out of even our mistakes.Christian apologetics, on the other hand, builds the case for divinely revealed truths - truths that cannot be known by reason apart from faith. Will you get into tight spots..you start sharing your Faith with others? Before you can answer one question, you're asked another.Truths such as the reality of biblical miracles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Just keep firmly, but gently, guiding the discussion back to one topic until you've said all you want to say..move on. Never be afraid to say, "I don't know," when asked a question about your Faith. there is nothing in the Catholic Faith contrary to anything in the Bible! This is important to keep in mind because a lot of times folks will quote a passage from the Bible that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong.The cross that bears the beaten, battered, and bloodied body of Jesus Christ, however, that cross is the "power of God".This is why, we "keep Jesus on the cross," because we, too, preach Christ crucified.But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.
Back to top First of all, you would want to check out 1st Corinthians, chapter 1, verse 23.There is actually a good bit in the various Protestant faith traditions that does indeed contradict the Bible.So, do not be afraid to engage non-Catholics in a discussion of the Bible.Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #4: Always view a question about your Faith, or even an attack on your Faith, as an opportunity - an opportunity to share the truth.Truths such as the existence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong...truths that our faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #3: Luke , "Do not be afraid, henceforth Will you make mistakes? Stay calm and stay determined to bring light into darkness. Quite often Catholics get frustrated by what I call the doctrinal dance..get asked about Purgatory, Mary, the Pope, the Sacraments all in rapid fire succession.However, I don't agree with of the time that you are presented with a verse that "proves" the Church wrong, either: a) the verse has been taken out of context, or b) the verse simply doesn't say what they are trying to make it say.#2) And this flows right from #1, the Catholic Church can be defended from the Bible better than any other Christian faith tradition can be.is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology.Not an apology in the modern sense of the word - which is to say you're sorry for something.For example, you believe women should be priests..the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1577 states, "Only a baptized man validly receives ordination...For this reason the ordination of women just tear that page out of your Catechism..just made it a Catechism of your Catholic Church..mine.