Have you ever noticed how people that don’t attend church or those that don’t have a relationship with Jesus act and they seem as if they know more about the bible than most that attend church on a regular basis?
Why is it that they seem to be effective at shutting ppl down that try to mention Christianity?
At times we face certain people that want to challenge what we believe about the Bible.
Sometimes people who don’t want to believe in the Word of God throw out questions that either try and make us feel stupid, look stupid or make us doubt what we believe.
So how do we handle those kinds of people?
First, you have to be secure on what you believe about the bible and also who/what you have your faith in. You have to have the understanding about what true Christianity really is.
- What do we have to believe about the bible?
- Ø 2 Timothy 3:16- Who wrote it= God “Breathed” what needed to be written to faithful, God fearing men who could be trusted with writing what they heard or saw.
- Ø John 17:17- Can we believe what was written= Trust is a choice. God created and allowed certain events to take place so that we would believe that He was who He said He was.
- Ø John 20:30- What’s the point of the writings= God wants us to live in a way that is pleasing to Him and His Word is the ONLY way we can know exactly what He wants
- What do we have to believe about Jesus?
- Ø Matthew 3:17= Who is He= God declared Him as His Son
- Ø John 4:25-26=What’s His Position= He declared Himself as the Messiah.
- Ø Luke 19:10= Why did He come= To seek and to save the lost- Hebrews 9:22b
- Ø Luke 24:50= Where is He now= We must understand that He had to go and be with the Father but while He is there, He is preparing a place for the ones who have believed in this Word and Jesus(who is the Word, John 1)
What is Biblical Christianity:
- the knowledge that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world as a man (John 3:16; 1 Tim. 3:16),
- the belief that in His sacrificial death, He satisfied God’s righteous demands for sin (Rom. 6:23),
- the trust that through Him and Him alone, salvation is provided from the condition of being lost (John 14:6; Acts 4:12),
- the assurance that because of His grace, our faith in Him guarantees that we will spend eternity with Christ when this life is over (Rom. 8:16; 1 John 5:13).
You have to settle on the fact that you have to trust/believe/have faith in (all by which are a physical choice) that all this that is written is true and you must understand that these things were not second and third hand information 1John 1.
Have you chosen what you believe?
Know what you believe and live on it so that those who question or ask you will believe your answer.
Second, you have to train yourself with the right answers to the questions that arise.
Even though you may not know the answer to the tough questions, you still need to be familiar with the basics of Christianity.
Take a moment and right down a question that you have been asked or confronted with that you didn’t know or was unsure of what the Bible said about and we will study those and have answers from the bible.