The other day I was going to write a blog post on Justin Martyr’s First Apology. I was reading this early text and noticed that he divided up forms of prophecy as coming from the Father, Son or Spirit. I was going to blog on how even at this early stage, Christians were thinking in terms of these three. This is true.
The problem is that as I continued reading, I saw that Justin had an unorthodox view of the Trinity. While I could have made my original claims with little fear that people would have looked into Justin’s full beliefs, I chose not to. The one thing worse than no Christian apologetics is bad Christian apologetics. I could not in good conscience misuse a text just to make a point. My advice to other apologists is to do your homework, be thorough and do not leave your self open accusations in being unfair in your interpretations.