Jesus was the greatest apologist who ever lived. Probe’s Patrick Zukeran examines some of His apologetic methods.
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Accepting the Lord’s testimony of himself would seem unreasonable to some people but since Jesus made every effort to affirm his identity as God’s son, and proceeded to offer irrefutable evidence of his claims, it is not unreasonable to take him at his word since he proved that his word could be trusted.
Christians are often characterized by unbelievers as stupid, blind, unthinking, irrational people but actually the reverse is true. Jesus does not ask us to abandon reason or logic, in fact he challenges our thinking and reasoning with His truth.
Jesus confronts our rationales with persuasive arguments if you bother to engage in such pursuits. Jesus knew that being made in the image of God we were capable of rational and intellectual thought thus he commanded us to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.
Being a Christian does not mean you abandon reason and logic, on the contrary Jesus encourages and welcomes intellectual pursuits. How else are you going to be able to love him with all your mind if you are supposed to ignore reason and rational thought?
Try him and see if he is who he says he is. Pilot did, Caiaphas did, the religious leaders of his day did, and they all were proven to be wrong since Jesus did exactly what he said he was going to do. Die and be resurrected and then ascend into heaven from whence he will come again to judge the living and the dead.