As A Christian, Are You Prepared To Answer Any Basic Questions From The Opposition Or From Those Who Are Sincere?

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A couple of nights ago, I watched a video on YouTube of a Muslim who asked a Christian why he believes that the Bible is the Word of God. Sadly to say, his response was less than satisfactory. His answer to the Muslim was, “the same way you believe in the Qur’an.” I think that the hardest questions are the easiest because we never spend time in trying to understand the deeper meaning of it. This is why many Christians today have a hard time answering simple questions especially when the question is spontaneous, not expecting it. 

How about you Christian, why do you believe that the Bible is God’s Word?

I started to think about this question and what I said was, I believe it is God’s Word because…

  1. The Bible declares that about itself
  2. It proves it through fulfilled prophecies

After I said that, not to myself but to my wife who was next to me, I didn’t feel satisfied. In the morning when I woke up and went downstairs to pray, God answered my question that was in my heart. I say this because, in prayer, I didn’t ask Him, He just answered it seeing my heavy heart on the topic. When I was praying like so, “Father in heaven, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thank You Lord for Your death and resurrection” When I said the word resurrection, God opened my understanding. I immediately understood that the Bible we as Christians hold on our hands is the Word of God (Not that I didn’t believe it but it gave me more understanding) because Jesus rose from the grave. Everything Jesus said about Himself, the Father, the Holy Spirit, heaven, angels, and hell is true because when He died, He didn’t stay dead like everyone else who has died but came back to life to show 500 plus witnesses that He was God and everything He said can be trusted. 

When the Lord told me the deep meaning of the resurrection that it substantiates His Word, I thought about 1 Corinthians 15:13-14 which says, 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is without foundation, and so is your faith.

I would like to challenge all of my brothers and sisters in Christ to study these questions and be prepared to answer them.

  1. If God is so good why is there so much evil in the world?
  2. I was born gay because God made me this way, why is it sinful?
  3. Show me an evidence of God’s existence?
  4. If God really exists, why don’t I hear from Him when I pray?
  5. If God is in control of everything then all these troubles that have come my way were from God so God is not really all good.
  6. Why did God command Joshua to kill men, women, and children?

These are some of the questions that roam around WordPress from Atheists, New Agers, Agnostics and the ones who are truly sincere in finding out the answers. You must study, study, and more study so you won’t be caught off guard and at the same time give a Godly Biblical answer to their questions. Allow the Holy Spirit to use you in a mighty way. But, you must first give God time by being in His Word and desire to be taught by Him or else how can you answer their questions. 

 

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Three Things Believers Must Understand Before Telling Someone About Jesus

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Exodus 6:28-29

28 On the day the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 He said to him, “I am Yahweh; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I am telling you.”

The verses above reveal three important things that we as believers must understand in light of our walk with the Lord.

1. “The Lord spoke to Moses” Before God sends you on His mission, He will speak to your heart and reveal what He wants you to do. Be patient and wait for His direction.

2. “I am Yahweh” According to Exodus 3, the name Yahweh means “I Am” which in turn simply means “eternal, having no beginning.” In John 8:58, Jesus said:Before Abraham was, I am.” Jesus called Himself Yahweh, illustrating that He had no beginning and He was the one who sent Moses to Egypt. We have to preach and declare to those who the Spirit of God sends us to, to reveal the true nature of Christ.

3. “tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I am telling you.” If you notice, God instructs Moses to make sure to proclaim everything that He had told him. Simply put, God told Moses to tell Pharaoh, the Word of God. This is vital when we are sent by the Holy Spirit to an individual that God wants to reach, to solely preach God’s Word with no extra-biblical sources. 

My conclusion:

  • We must understand that God only wants us to use that which contains His very Words when telling people about Him.
  • We must Proclaim and defend Christ’s divine nature, that He is God and apart from Jesus, “there is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”John 4:12 –MEV

Fundamentalism: Holding On To The Word Of God

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What is Biblical fundamentalism?

It is the fundamentals or core teachings of the Christian faith which is solely found in Holy Scripture. Without it, you will not be in the truth (in Christ) but will be led astray.

2 Timothy 3:12-17 (emphasis added)

12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, (Satan will send his students like atheists, agnostics, those in the new age religion, humanists, to attack the Word of God and try to steer God’s people away from the truth) 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (Those who are trying to take you away from God’s Word are pure evil who themselves have been misled, being guided by demonic entities in the spiritual realm, Ephensians 6:10-18). 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus (We must stay the course, trusting in God’s Word and living a life of transformation by it, for the glory of God the Father and Jesus Christ). 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work (Why is the Bible attacked continuously? Because it came directly from God and all that is evil will without exception loathe it. Satan’s envoys are trying to destroy that which is eternal because it has the power to bring salvation through faith in Christ to the reader).

Titus 1:9

He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

Keywords:

  • Trustworthy
  • Sound Doctrine (teachings)

The Bible can be trusted 100% of the time. It is trustworthy because it will never lead you astray but will always guide you into God’s truth and righteousness.

Without sound doctrine, you cannot know the real God. It will teach you the nature and character of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will only use Scripture to bring you into a personal relationship with the Son of God, Christ Jesus. Any other type of literature that claims to bring you enlightenment (false truth) will actually bring you into deeper darkness.

Isaiah 8:20

Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. 

All those opposed to God’s Word are without light but remain in darkness. That is not enough for them to choose to be blind but they go out and try to deceive more souls to be like them, heaping upon themselves more condemnation. 

Finally…

2 John 1:9

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Those who are hostile to sound teachings found in Scripture are devoid of God. Anyone who follows them will end up in Hell where the fire does not end causing the individual to weep and gnash their teeth in unimaginable pain because they despised and rejected the truth of God’s Word.