Why do some Christian apologists say that we should give evidence to believers in order to convince them?

This is what I hate about evidential apologetics. Where do you find evidence? In a courtroom. What is the evidence used to do? To render a judgment. Who is the judgment rendered upon? The defendant, or the criminal. By making evidentialist arguments for God to an atheist in order to convince him, we are... show more This is what I hate about evidential apologetics.

Where do you find evidence? In a courtroom. What is the evidence used to do? To render a judgment. Who is the judgment rendered upon? The defendant, or the criminal.

By making evidentialist arguments for God to an atheist in order to convince him, we are putting God in the criminal's box! But God isn't on trial. He's the Lord of glory, and he will judge the living and the dead.

God isn't a God you can reason to, he's a God you can't reason without. The evidence for God is that without God, you couldn't make sense of anything. The absolute laws of logic require an absolute lawgiver.
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