What would happen if every Christian that is involved in a local church was prepared and equipped to answer the hard questions that are being asked about our faith? The local church has the opportunity, not to just help people collect information, but to become conduits of truth.
During his Doctoral Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Cutchins wrote a Christian Apologetics curriculum designed to be used in the local church. This content is the inspiration for Dr. Cutchins first book, PROVE IT – Defend The Christian Faith and also serves as the backbone for the apologetics curriculum offered at Fruitland Baptist Bible College.
Prove it. This is the cry of a generation that is both skeptical of truth and hostile toward Christianity. Too many people are turning away from Christianity, and God, because they have questions and challenges that go unanswered. Because of this, Christianity is viewed by many as an insanity that is only for the weak-minded and misguided.
The purpose of these lessons is to introduce the basic concepts, contenders, and criticisms of Christianity and prepare the participants to provide a defense for the hope that is in them (1 Pet. 3:15). The local church has a serious responsibility to defend the basic concepts of the Christian faith but cannot keep up with the attacks without basic tools and training that will equip Christians to love people enough to answer their hard questions.