Today’s Reading: 1 Peter
Ever heard of Christian apologetics? No it’s not being sorry for your faith; it’s giving a defense of it, as we read today, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).
Why study (or at least learn about) Christian apologetics? Well, first, it’s a good tool to use when talking to people about Jesus (and you can better understand their doubts and fears). Secondly, it can give you more confidence to discuss hard questions with non-Christians that you might normally be afraid to be asked. Thirdly, it can give you a broader knowledge of what you believe (instead of just sticking to pet topics and passages). Fourthly, it can greatly encourage you in your walk with God as you learn more about the Lord and the enormous amount of evidence that points to Him (I know this from personal experience).
Some questions to get you started:
- Is there a God? How do you know?
- Is the Bible truly God’s word? How do you know?
- Was Jesus truly the Son of God? How could God become a man?
- Did Jesus really rise from the dead? How do we know?
- Is there such thing as absolute truth?
- Why are you a Protestant, Evangelical Christian? Why don’t you believe everything the Catholics believe?
The possibilities of what you can learn from apologetics are endless! Happy studying 🙂