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A New Apologetic (1 Peter 2:11-12)

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Merriam-Webster defines apologetics as "a systematic argumentative discourse in defense of a doctrine."

The Apostle Peter wrote to several congregations in need of an apologetic-a defense of their Christian faith-that they could share with their pagan neighbors. They were living in a culture that viewed Christianity as odd at best, dangerous as worst…maybe not unlike our culture today.

But Peter did not instruct them on how to debate or argue Christianity. His instruction to those early believers was to adopt an unusual attitude and a particular lifestyle.

Perhaps Peter's apologetic might work still work for us nearly two thousand years later…

Related Topics: Apologetics, Spiritual Life

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