a-pol-o-get-ics (-pol-jetiks)n. n (used with a sing. verb). 1. The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines. 2. Formal argumentation in defense of something, such as a position or system.
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JN 18:37 So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
JN 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.
MT 10:16 "Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.
LK 9:5 And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them."