3. What is the aim of apologetics?
This question is answered by Paul in his letter to Timothy, when he says: “And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.” (2 Timothy 2:24-26)
From this we can clearly see: the aim of apologetics is to gently correct those who oppose the faith with the goal of leading them to repentance, if God grants it to them.