Differences between Apologetics and Evangelism

Apologetics Evangelism
Agenda Set by the unbeliever Set by the proclaiming believer
Content Tough questions about specific topics, some less important than others Centred on Jesus Christ – his death and resurrection, he is Lord and Saviour
Goal Remove sincere obstacles and hindrances in the persons mind AND expose shallow excuses for dismissing Christianity Repentence and faith (trusting obedience) in the Lord Jesus Christ
Results Person becomes more open to Christianity and ready to hear the gospel – considering Christianity becomes an option Conversion to faith in Christ

or a rejection of Christ

Attitudes Often intellectual questions Deals with the head and heart

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