II Apologetics is needed because all Christians throughout their earthly sojourn live on the frontlines of a spiritual warfare against an invisible enemy.
Paul teaches us that “though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Cor. 10:3-6).1
Strongholds are essentially fortresses, or walled fortifications for troops, weapons and other supplies. This war imagery points to the reality that Christians are in a spiritual battle against the antichristian ideas that captivate the minds of unbelievers, and that the believer has access to a divine power to defeat the opposing forces. The endgame for Paul is for Christians to “not only…demolish false arguments but…
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