“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” – 1 Peter 3:15-16
When someone challenges your faith, don’t be insulted or defensive. This situation is an opportunity to answer the questions that they bring. It is a time to listen to what they say and what they ask. Don’t respond in negativity, no matter what their attitude may be.
If you remember the questions asked of Jesus in ridicule and accusation, he was asked if He was the King of the Jews, He responded, “You say that I am.” He didn’t argue or launch out in anger. He simply answered the question.
When skeptics ridicule your faith or challenge your intelligence, simply answer the question. This message will give instruction in answering the challenges that will come. You will be reminded that Jesus died for skeptics too. Wouldn’t it be better to win them than to defeat them?
Do you answer challenges to your faith with the attitude of Christ? Will those who challenge you find you to be loving, patient, kind, intelligent and very-much like the Jesus you believe in?