Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 25:8 NASB

“Do not go out hastily to argue your case; otherwise, what will you do in the end, when your neighbor humiliates you?” Proverbs 25:8 NASB

 

Dr. Paul Little wrote a pair of books that helped me greatly as a young minister called “Know What You Believe” and “Know Why You Believe.” Both gave me a foundation to be able to talk knowledgeably about my young faith. Josh McDowell’s definitive work, “Evidence That Demands A Verdict” took me through college in a faith hostile environment. Many believers are beat up these days because they do not know the reasons that the Christian faith is not intellectual suicide. I came to learn early on in my faith story that it takes more faith not to believe in God than to believe in Him. This of course is true only if someone studies the facts of why they do or don’t believe in Him. A lot of believers won’t discuss their faith because they know as soon as they are questioned, they will fold. Being unprepared when sharing your faith is inexcusable and harmful not only to your reputation and the Kingdom but potentially to a listener’s eternity. We have a responsibility and no lack of resources to be prepared to speak knowledgeably and kindly about our Savior.   Certainly, many don’t want to hear the logical rationale for your faith, and ultimately it still is a matter of faith. But it is not blind faith. Today, learn the answer to the questions you have about your faith and prepare for those the world asks. #BeTheEdge

 

“…always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;” 1 Peter 3:15b NASB

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