This is a post that has some good tips on the limitation of apologetics. I can identity with many of the authors points- especially #4!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Make sure you read the entire post. Don’t judge it by the title. And please note the author is not speaking against apologetics.
Apologetics seldom works.
Notice that I italicized the word “works”. What I mean by “works” is that the answers given do not always eventually lead that person to faith in Jesus. Why? Because of the effects of sin on the unbelieving mind. Consider,
“. . . the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:7b-8 NASB)
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV)
“For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” (Romans 1:21 NASB)