Apologeet?Apologeet is Dutch for apologist and originated from the Greek apologia (απολογία).
Phonetic Spelling: ap-ol-og-ee'-ah The dictionary states the following:
Apologist:a person who offers a defence by argument;
-logeticsthe branch of theology concerned with the defence and rational justification of Christianity;
a defensive method of argument
An apologist is a person who defends the faith. The school example was the apostle Paul. The picture on the right shows Paul on the Areopagus, which was the highest court in the old Athens.
- Paul knew, like no other, what was writtenasn—he was brilliant in defending and explaining the Scriptures.
- For people who did not know the Scripture that well he used examples from their every day life to explain who the Creator was (Acts 17: 23).
- He used tangible proof in front of critics (1 Corinthians 15: 4- 7).
In our modern day we still need apologists. Many Christians are overwhelmed by the fast amount of tales, religions, and different explanations of the supernatural. The shock is complete when they discover that many people earnestly belief in their own 'grab together what you like' faith. The Westerner seems not to be bothered by the fact that they mix aspects of contradicting beliefs—they often tell the Christian that he or she is doing the same. It is the beautiful task of the apologist to show that Christians are not foolish or confused if he or she states that Jesus is the Saviour.
1 Peter 3: 15 (KJV) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:
and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
The purpose of this website is to help Christians by giving them some answers. It started with the refutation of a chapter in a biology book of a secondary school in Holland. This book, 'Biologie Voor Jou' (trans: Biology for You), covers the evolution theory in one big chapter.
The whole chapter was build up with old arguments which were mostly refuted years ago. Still the students had to memorise these 'facts' for their exam.
This 19 page long document is written in the Dutch language thus not easy accessible for English speaking people. After this document the website expanded with more aspects of apologetics.
Apologeet.nl started to make English content after several requests. Most content is not in the English language yet. Nevertheless, there are already some very interesting topics available to read and see.
Hopefully, you will feel encouraged and strengthened by browsing through this website.