It  is quite bad and noteworthy when you have to
convince church members of this century of  the very
fundamental Bible doctrine of the FALLING AWAY, and
this is the newest aspect of Christian Evidences and
Apologetics; that is to convince Christians and church
members, from the Bible, from world news, and from the
present sociology of their church membership, that
Christianity is now well into the 40-80 year FALLING
AWAY, the great apostasy, not from church attendance or
church membership, but from God, Christ, and Bible.  
This generation is not the first time in history God's
people have been deceived between signs of revival and
religious renewal while "abominations" dominated the
scene.  Case in point, read the famous Temple Message
of Jeremiah 7 where God's people of that generation had
to nerve to chant in praise songs of their daily worship,
"we are delivered to do all these abominations", just
before the destruction and desolation of Jerusalem.
{See "Bible Studies in Jeremiah and Prophesy" and
"Advanced Bible Studies in Jeremiah and Prophesy".}

Classical Christian Apologetics is represented at the
highest level by Elton Trueblood's PHILOSOPHY OF
RELIGION, a book used in many college and seminary
Bible or religion departments, also very reputable in
Philosophy circles where religion is also important.  
Among many other thought patterns, this Quaker and
teacher for many years, has given us the concept of
"intellectual honesty".  Also popular from Trueblood is
YOUR OTHER VOCATION, a treatise book that has much
to do with Ephesians 4:1, "I, therefore, the prisoner of the
Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with
which you were called."  His thesis is that your primary
vocation is to be a Christian, and your other vocation is
the way you make a living.

Classical Christian Evidences, the more pragmatic and
less philosophical sub-field of Christian Apologetics is
best represented by Bernard Ramm's books like   THE
CHRISTIAN VIEW OF SCIENCE AND SCRIPTURE.  
However, many books especially by lawyers and when
lawyers were much more popular, have been written
such as A LAWYER EXAMINES THE BIBLE, by Irwin
Linton who practiced law before the Supreme Court; THE
TESTIMONY OF THE EVANGELISTS by Simon
Greenleaf, the former Dean of the Harvard Law School, in
which he supports the conclusion that the testimony of
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John would stand up as a
prima facie case in any court of law.

Christian Evidences actually started with the Apostle
John as he wrote the Gospel of John with the stated
apologetic purpose of:

"And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of
His disciples, which are not written in this book; but
these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have
life in His name."  (John 20:30,31)

NOTE:  This is both evangelistic and apologetic.

Taking the clue from John, SunGrist_Bible has written a
sort of commentary on the Gospel of John, at least the
first third of the book is foundational on the 7 miracle
signs of John, which illustrates the goal of this website
for CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS FOR THIS CENTURY.  A
paperback copy is available to the public at Amazon.com.  
You can use the link below or look up Jerry V. McMichael,
the author, under books on Amazon.com.

BIBLE REPORTS FOR BELIEVING, The Way of Continuing
Faith.
WARNING:  this book is unique in that you can use the Table
of Contents to reference all in the book! Please read the
"Remote Preface to REPORTS" on this website.

Or look for the picture below with the title of BIBLE
REPORTS FOR BELIEVING, The Way of Continuing Faith.












Most Christians are unaware of:  (1) the vast field of studies
in Classical Christian Apologetics; (2) how many good books
on the broad subject that have been written in the history of
American Thought; (3) what it can do for them to strengthen,
protect, and defend their Christian faith; and (4) surprised by
an approach to Christian Apologetics unique to this century
and these present generations.  If you desire to submit
specific questions related to these subjects on Christian
Apologetics, please use the submit form below.  Obviously
your phone number is not required, as the only answer to you
will be by email.  All these pastors you have heard about on
TV who have lost their faith, one could not help but think how
much Apologetics could have helped them.  {No, every future
minister does not take a course in College and Seminary, and
many tend to consider it a weakness while temporarily
overlooking the Apologetic nature of the Gospel of John.}

And we must mention the great books by C.S. Lewis like
PLAIN CHRISTIANITY, MERE CHRISTIANITY, and THE
PROBLEM OF PAIN, and many others.

Also for you with historical questions of Biblical accuracy,
you will enjoy BIBLICAL BACKGROUNDS and THE BIBLE
AS HISTORY.

As for evidences of the present real historical fact of the
FALLING AWAY from God, Christ, and the Bible, you are
offered the world and current events, you know about, in
your churches where (1) God's pattern for marriage is
ignored by the most active of Christians; (2) Even
worship leaders take God's name in vain; (3) the gospel
of prosperity has become the "idol" or "alternate god" for
prime loyalty and committment; and (4) those hideout for
bad habits of church members recorded in II Timothy
3:1-9 have become the norm in church membership in
spite of the admonition in that context to "avoid such
church members"
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Christian Evidences and
Apologetics