The term “apologetics” doesn’t mean apologizing or saying “sorry” for being a Christian. It comes from the Greek word “apologia” meaning “defense”. While Christian apologetics is often viewed as an evangelistic tool for converting non-believers, its primary effect is on the individual believer. When a believer understands not only what they believe but why they should believe it, they find that their faith can actually “hold water” during times of testing.
The educational system does not exist to encourage faith in the Bible. In fact, public schools challenge belief in the Bible. The public school curriculum teaches that evolution, not God, created the universe.
Many young Christians feel discouraged when they have no answer for skeptical arguments like “Evolution is a fact”, or “Science has disproven the Bible”. But when equipped with a true understanding of the of the scientific method, these arguments aren’t quite so intimidating.