Why Should Christians Study Apologetics? | A Podcast with Dr. David K. Bernard

Dr. David K. Bernard discusses his latest book, Anchor Points: Essays in Apostolic Apologetics, and why Apostolics should “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks” (1 Peter 3:15, NKJV). Anchor Points is available at Pentecostal Publishing House. If you enjoyed this video, subscribe to this channel so you’ll never miss another episode. You can listen to the audio version of this podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other podcast platforms.

Anchor Points is written twofold: (1) for an audience who may not believe in God and to help readers identify the doctrine of Apostolic faith, and (2) to help readers describe faith in terms an unbeliever or someone who is questioning could understand. Christians should be equipped to always give an answer.

The first part of the book discusses seven anchor points. We need an anchor of the soul. (Hebrews 6:18). Each anchor point lays a foundation for biblical teaching: why we believe Bible is the Word of God, why we believe Jesus is the revelation of God, the new birth, the life of holiness, the life in the Spirit, the life to come, eternal life.

In this book, you can find answers to questions like:

• How do we know what is true?
• Why should we believe in God?
• How should we interpret the Bible?
• Why should we follow the Bible’s teaching on human sexuality?
• How should the church address racism?
• How should the church address multiculturalism?
• Why is there suffering?

If you are interested to learn more or to read an excerpt from Anchor Points, click here.

Resources and Links by Dr. David K. Bernard

To see Dr. Bernard’s books, click here.

Anchor Points Securing a ship to a dock requires several mooring lines, or anchor points. Spiritually speaking, these anchor points represent the essential beliefs to which we secure our lives as well as the personal experiences that confirm these beliefs. In this series of essays David K. Bernard reexamines core Christian beliefs through the branch of theology termed “apologetics,” or a defense of the faith.

The New Birth – This book encourages all to receive the fullness of salvation that God has provided in Jesus Christ. The author presents biblical truth in an understandable yet scholarly way.

Spiritual Leadership in the Twenty-First Century – Spiritual Leadership in the Twenty-first Century provides a comprehensive introduction to spiritual leadership drawn from David K. Bernard’s extensive experience as a church planter, teacher, pastor, college and seminary president, and superintendent. Suited to preachers, pastors, or any leader in the local church, this book will be valuable as a training tool for those who are developing their ministry, a resource for those who are active in ministry, or as a general guide to exploring the possibility of a ministerial call.



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