So I have a fellow philosophy student who shames me by memorizing almost all of the Pauline texts and yet is agnostic. Last night while discussing apologetics with him he stated that one of the antinomies that causes him to find Christianity to be not rationally provable is the issue of positive (classical) apologetics. As stated by him: A rational approach to unbelief is irrational given that the source of regeneration and belief is faith which is inherently non-rational. Now my immediate response to him was that I agreed that the regeneration of the spirit as done by the Holy Spirit was not done for rational reasons from our perspective and that the reason that a positive apologetic is used is because God commands us to evangelize and has chosen to regenerate people upon hearing the words of Christ (Rom 10:17 "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.") Comments or suggestions on a reply?