2 - Foundations - Christian PhDs

December 20, 2020

2 - Foundations - Christian PhDs

There is a certain stigma prevalent in the media which is that smart people don't believe in God.  This is completely false of course.  

Some of the greatest minds in human history have been believers, people like Pascal, Galileo, and even Isaac Newton.

Newton, Galileo and Pascal - Ultimate Guide to Christian Apologetics

The idea today that is being pushed is that people who believe in God are just superstitious, or kind of wacky, and there are no actual scholars or doctors who believe in Jesus.

Well that's wrong, very wrong.  

There are numerous Christian Ph.Ds, who are some of the smartest people in the world, including Dr. Hugh Ross who is an astrophysicist, and Dr. John Lennox who has 3 earned doctorates and is a professor at Oxford. 

John Lennox and Hugh Ross

And on the topic of Christian apologetics, I would like to give you a list of some of the top apologists in the world.  Some debate at universities, and others write influential books.

Our list includes (in no particular order) Frank Turek (CrossExamined.org), Lee Strobel, (LeeStrobel.com) J Warner Wallace (ColdCaseChristianity.com) and William Lane Craig (ReasonableFaith.org).

Here is a video that talks about some of these top apologists in the world:

OK, now that you are somewhat familiar with what apologetics is, and who some of the top apologists are, let's get into some apologetic content.

We will start basic, addressing what the different belief systems are.

What does it mean to be an atheist, or an agnostic?  We break down these different belief systems in this quick video below:

Fundamental Definitions - Ultimate Guide to Christian Apologetics

In this next section, we will break down the difference between Young Earth Creationists (YECs (those who believe the universe is 6,000 to 10,000 years old)) and Old Earth Creationists (OECs (those who believe the universe is OLDER than 6,000 to 10,000 years old)).