It’s been said, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” In the area of Christian apologetics, this is most certainly the case.

Looking back at the Christian leaders who defended the Bible’s teachings in the past, we are reminded that the profession of the truth of redemption has remained the same even as cultures have changed. Irenaeus (120-202/3), one of the earliest apologists for Christianity, found himself defending the truth claims of the Bible in a culture that was idolatrous and mixed Christianity with other philosophies and religions in various cults. He gave a powerful refutation of the religions of his day by stating the ways in which those religions were illogical, making clear the truth claim of the Bible story. It’s a simple yet beautiful story.

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