As of 9/2019 the questions for the 2019-2020 Apologetics Event have been changed.

You can find the new OFFICIAL list of questions here on the NCFCA website.

While this does not change our topics, it does change the questions you are responsible for. We have listed the dropped questions below sorted in two different ways: by topics in the Fearless System and by the NCFCA list.

Removed Questions sorted by the Topics in Fearless Apologetics Table of Contents

  • Topic 3: God is All-Knowing and Eternal
  • Removed: Explain the meaning and significance of the eternality of God.
    Topic 5: God is Holy
  • Removed: Explain the meaning and significance of the holiness of God.[Removed: Analyze and respond to the statement, “If God understands my humanity and sin nature better than I do, why does He still hold me accountable for what I cannot help doing?” -Anonymous
  • Replaced with: Analyze and respond to the statement, “If God understands my humanity and sin nature better than I do, why does He still hold me accountable?” -Anonymous]
  • Removed: Evaluate and respond to the following statement, “He’s only human.” (as a justification for sin and the need for leniency).- Anonymous
    Topic 7: God Exists
  • Removed: Analyze and respond to the statement, “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.” -Voltaire
    Topic 8: Mankind’s Image and Purpose
  • Removed: If God is invisible (1 Tim 1:17), how can man be made in the image of God?
  • Removed: What is the essential duty of man?
    Topic 9: Mankind’s Sin and Fall
  • Removed: Explain the meaning and significance of the sin nature.
    Topic 10: Mankind’s Destiny
  • Removed: What is the destiny of man?
    Topic 11: Mankind’s Suffering
  • Removed: How does a Christian account for natural disasters?
    Topic 14: Jesus is Both God and Man through the Incarnation
  • Removed: Why is the virgin birth essential to Christianity?
    Topic 15: Jesus Rose From the Dead
  • Removed: Analyze and respond to the following statement, :Heaven is only a state of mind.” -Anonymous
    Topic 16: What did Christ Accomplish on the Cross?
  • Removed: Explain the meaning and significance of propitiation.
  • Removed: What is the meaning and significance of Jesus as the Lamb of God?
    Topic 17: What is the Gospel? (Is Heaven Earned by Good Works?)
  • Removed: Analyze and respond to the following statement, “Every charitable act is a stepping stone to heaven.” -Henry Ward Beecher
    Topic 18: Is There Only One Way to Heaven?
  • Removed: Analyze and respond to the following statement, “It is arrogant to claim to know the truth.” -Anonymous
  • Removed: Analyze and respond to the following statement, “I don’t need Jesus. I can just relate to God myself.” -Anonymous
    Topic 20: God Reveals Himself
  • Removed: In what ways has God revealed Himself to man?
    Topic 21: Scripture is Inspired and Inerrant
  • Removed: Explain the meaning and significance of higher (historical) criticism and lower (textual) criticism.
    Topic 22: How Did We Get Our Bible?
  • Removed: How did the church decide what should be included in the canon of Scripture?
    Topic 23: The New Testament is Reliable
  • Removed: How does the reliability of Biblical manuscripts compare to other ancient texts?Removed: Analyze and respond to the statement, “The Bible was written to look like Jesus fulfilled prophecy.” -Anonymous

The following is a list of the updates based on the NCFCA order of questions.

Category 1:

  • Definitions 6&7 removed.
  • 6. Explain the meaning and significance of the eternality of God.
  • 7. Explain the meaning and significance of the holiness of God.
  • General Questions 1&6 removed
  • 1. In what ways has God revealed Himself to man?
  • 6. How does a Christian account for natural disasters?
  • Statement Analysis 2&5 removed
    2. Analyze and and respond to the statement, “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.” -Voltaire
  • 5. Analyze and respond to the statement, “If God understands my humanity and sin nature better than I do, why does He still hold me accountable for what I cannot help doing?” -Anonymous (Moved to category 3)

Category 2:

  • Definition 5 removed
  • 5. Explain the meaning and significance of higher (historical) criticism and lower (textual) criticism.
  • General Questions 7&8 removed
  • 7. How does the reliability of Biblical manuscripts compare to other ancient texts?
  • 8. How did the church decide what should be included in the canon of Scripture?
  • Statement Analysis 5 removed
  • 5. Analyze and respond to the statement, “The Bible was written to look like Jesus fulfilled prophecy.” -Anonymous

Category 3:

  • Definition 4 removed
  • 4. Explain the meaning and significance of the sin nature.
  • General Questions 3,6,8 removed
  • 3. If God is invisible (1 Tim 1:17), how can man be made in the image of God?6. What is the destiny of man?
  • 8. What is the essential duty of man?
  • Statement Analysis: 2 removed,
  • 3 replaced with the following: “Analyze and respond to the statement, “If God understands my humanity and sin nature better than I do, why does He still hold me accountable?”
  • 2. Analyze and respond to the statement, “Heaven is only a state of mind.” -Anonymous3.Analyze and respond to the statement, “He’s only human,” as a justification for sin and the need for leniency. -Anonymous

Category 4:

  • Definition 3 removed
  • 3. Explain the meaning and significance of propitiation.
  • General Question
  • 5 the word “Church” has been changed to lower case.
  • In question 4 the word “man” has become “many” (likely a typo)
  • Statement Analyses 2, 5 have been removed. 
  • 2. Analyze and respond to the statement, “Every charitable act is a stepping stone to heaven.” -Henry Ward Beecher
  • 5. Analyze and respond to the statement, “It is arrogant to claim to know the truth.” -Anonymous

Category 5:

  • Definition 6 removed
  • 6. What is the meaning and significance of Jesus as the Lamb of God?General Question 1 removed
  • Why is the virgin birth essential to the Christian faith?
  • Statement Analysis 3 removed
  • 3. Analyze and respond to the statement, “I don’t need Jesus, I can just relate to God myself.” -Anonymous