In 1 Corinthians 3:6, Paul wrote “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase”– our evangelism, our planting and watering, must be equipped to defend against the attacks and lies of a world that denies the truth of the gospel. Salvation is of God, and we cannot ‘convince’ someone into His kingdom, but in our watering and planting of the word of truth we must be prepared to face the objections we meet, with gentleness and respect.