Newsletter February 2020

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Does God exist?  And if He does what kind of God is He?  It seems like questions like these have been asked of me a lot lately by several different sources.  How do I believe the Bible when science proves it false? (It doesn’t).  If God is so loving, why does He punish good people?  (He doesn’t).  How can I believe in a God that I can’t see?  (I can see). 

 

Those are not simple questions, nor do they have shallow answers.  However, they should not stump the believer.  1 Peter 3:15 says that as we honor Christ as Lord, we are “always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.”  Are you prepared to give a defense?  Most of us don’t feel prepared!

 

There are two reactions to 1 Peter 3:15.  The first is defeat.  Many Christians retreat from intellectual conversations out of fear of being humiliated.  They don’t have answers so they don’t like questions.  The second reaction is investigation.  Questions are not our enemy!  Questions lead us to seek out answers.  Read the Bible.  Talk to Godly friends.  Study what faithful theologians are saying.  Learn answers so that you are better prepared!

 

The second reaction is the only appropriate reaction for the believer.  Instead of cowering at the question, “is Christ Lord?”, it places in our hearts, “Christ as Lord.”  So get in your Word.  Talk to unbelievers and let them ask questions.  And use those questions as motivation to study for yourself and grow in your faith.

 


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