At the Florida School of Discipleship, we prepare you for life with excellent academics, a deeper relationship with God and real-world ministry experience.
The goal of our apologetics curricula is to present the discipline as a integrated, third-order training item (behind Biblical and Theological training / overt implementations). Our training coordinates and presents roughly 80-100 authoritative resources on a variety of basic apologetics subjects/challenges that are most utilized by our skeptical culture to shake and then dislodge inherited Christian belief.
For instance, we cover reasons for theism/reasons to believe God is not imaginary, reasons for Biblical trust, reasons for defending and standing for truth, reasons for Christ-centered epistemology, reasons to be deeply skeptical of naturalism, atheism & agnosticism, reasons for Christian exclusivism, et al.
Some of our other apologetics teaching is spread through our New Testament study, discipleship courses and Apologetics-based Sunday school classes.
Reasoning through evidence and arguments that underwrites the faith commitment of students is more important than ever now in a post-Christian cultural context.
Evidence of God's existence
The Bible does not promote blind faith. Instead, Christian faith should be based on reason.
Popular culture claims that belief in God is an outdated, unnecessary fiction. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is plenty of evidence to argue for God's existence.
Evidence of Biblical reliability and authority
Can you give an answer to this statement? "Even if the Bible was inspired by God, the message was probably skewed over time and translation. It's not a reliable book." From Jewish scribes, Dead Sea scrolls and archeological evidence.
Get ready to learn why the Bible is the most accurate historical document in existence. Can we trust it? Yes, we can.
Evidence that faith is reasonable
Is faith really just for the uneducated and superstitious? Don't count on it.
In fact, it could be argued that it takes more faith to believe that NO God exists.
Evidence that Christ was God
If Jesus was not fully God and fully man, the Christian's faith is in vain. Get ready for the compelling evidence that supports whom Christ claims to be.
Evidence of religious exclusivity
Why can't everyone just believe what they want and be right?
At FSOD you will compare religious positions and discover there can only be one truth
Defenses against the problem of evil and suffering
"If God is so loving, why does he allow evil and suffering to exist?"
The Problem of evil is one of the most difficult attacks against the Christian faith to defend. As we study the qualities and characteristics of God it becomes clear why evil is permitted to exist.
Faith vs. Evidence
We have all heard that evidence, reason, and science stands opposed to the Christina position. You may be surprised to find out there is a large body of evidence that supports Christianity is consistent with science
Many anti-Christian scholars in the last few decades have made claims the the problem with the world is Christianity.
In this section, we look at what results the Christian faith creates in individual lives and in larger groups of people
20 scientist in China were funded by their government to find out why western culture out developed the east even though cultures in the east were far older. After decades of research, the group unanimously agreed that the influence of Christianity on government and society was the reason for the success of the western world.