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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Verse By Verse Through Revelation (17:1-5)

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The false Church in connection with Satan

1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me: “Come, I will show you the judgment of the notorious prostitute who sits on many waters.

Here, the angel who had one of the seven last plagues came to John to reveal the outcome of the prostitute which in Scripture refers to a group of people claiming to be from God but in actuality is teaching false doctrine.

Exodus 34:15

15 “Do not make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land, or else when they prostitute themselves with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, they will invite you, and you will eat their sacrifices.

Once a person spiritually prostitutes him or herself with a false deity by way of believing in their teachings they will embrace and exchange the Truth for the lie and end up teaching it to others.


2 The kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and those who live on the earth became drunk on the wine of her sexual immorality.”

This false church had a lot of influence with many nations and deceived them. 


3 So he carried me away in the Spirit to a desert. I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and 10 horns.

The Holy Spirit took John to see a vision of the woman (the prostitute) to reveal who she was really in cahoots with.

“scarlet beast” is a reference to the Antichrist who is a demon in high ranking, very powerful.

The word “scarlet” shows that the one controlling the false church is Satan himself, as the word is connected with the beast. Their clothes resemble Satan’s color who is called the RED Dragon.

Revelation 18:16

16 saying: Woe, woe, the great city, dressed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls

“The great city” is in reference to the woman sitting on the beast which shows her wearing scarlet (red).

“blasphemous names and had seven heads and 10 horns.” For an in-depth explanation click on Revelation 13:1-5


4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls. She had a gold cup in her hand filled with everything vile and with the impurities of her prostitution.

This church is very wealthy but what she’s intaking into her heart is full of vile things which means that her teachings are in conflict with God’s Word because this church embraces doctrines of demons as 1 Timothy 4:1-2 declares, Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, 2 through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.


5 On her forehead a cryptic name was written:
BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE VILE THINGS OF THE EARTH.

The word “BABYLON” is not the modern day place which is in Iraq but is used as a spiritual meaning in the sense of worshipping false idols and gods (demons) while using Christian vocabulary.

“THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES” This false church spearheaded one of the worse false doctrine known today by twisting God’s Word in its early-stage, not long after the death of the Apostles in around the 4th century. The church said that its teachings are from Christ Jesus but in reality, it contradicts the very Scriptures that they profess to follow, thus the deception. 

 

Verse of the Day Q&A: How Does One Get Led Astray?

Psalms 1:1

How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path of sinners or join a group of mockers!


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A person is blessed when they avoid walking in the path of the wicked. Who exactly are the wicked?

1. A person who rejects Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
2. A person with a twisted and unbiblical view of Jesus Christ (Religious cults)
3. A person who rejects the existence of God
4. A person who dabbles with the occult

Do not take their advice because they will lead you away from the truth and into darkness. They mock and blaspheme the truth which they do not understand. They loathe those who follow the way of righteousness that’s found in Christ.

Have you ever taken the advice of someone mentioned above? What was your life like after living according to their advice?