Too often Christians suppose the task of apologetics to be the exclusive domain of scholars and theologians. Not so! The defense of the faith is not optional. It is basic training for every Christian. And that means you! apologetics is necessary for the preservation of the faith. Not only must the church defend herself against objections from without, but she must also guard against false teachings from within. Also, in a post-Christian society in which theism is no longer in vogue and belief in the possibility of miracles is viewed as simpleminded superstition, apologetics creates intellectual room for the acceptance of the gospel. Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the 𝘉𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘯 broadcast and the 𝘏𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘜𝘯𝘱𝘭𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘥 podcast, says that the defense of the basic tenants of the Christian Faith is an essential aspect of being a believer.