Given that, because it is the case that we are to win arguments, it follows that this demolishing arguments is a means by which the Holy Spirit brings people to Christ. Apologetics has a good track record at winning souls.
Dr. Criswell is not the first preacher to shy away from preaching on the most difficult passage in Hebrews and what some interpreters would label the most difficult passage in the New Testament.
If left unchecked by Southern Baptist laypersons, the very same organizational system that would have placed us under liberal control in the 1980s will place us under Calvinist-Evangelical control today.
“Apologetics is relatively unknown in the majority of Southern Baptist churches” Johnathan Pritchett.
“And today, 40 years later, I’m just as excited about working with students. But as with any job, I wish I’d known back then what I know today.”