Would you please explain what is 'apologetic writing'? I have noticed this phrase before and do not understand it. Thank you.

Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, which means to defend a position against an attack. It should not be confused with the English word "apology," which means to plea for forgiveness. Therefore, apologetic writings are documents that gives a detailed defense regarding an idea or position in a systematic manner.

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear" (I Peter 3:15).

"Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).

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