I am saddened that I have to write this post….
I am saddened that I have to write this post. In the past few days scrolling through the comments on many a post, I have noticed a disturbing trend. Some of the comments that are meant as an argument or a defense of their beliefs are nothing more then a one word answer, in fact I saw one this morning that was just “bull” on a post. These comments produce no sort of proof, or defense of your beliefs to anyone involved. If you see someone that you believe is lost in a false doctrine, then it should break your heart, it should cause you to provide a defense from Scripture, a defense of the truth, that answers them point to point, if all Paul, Apollos, and the early Christians did was say “bull” when someone debated against Christianity, how many people wpuld they have won to Christ? Or when the Spirit of God fell on the Church in Acts 2, and some accused them of being drunk, if they just said “not true” how many people that day would have been added to the Church? The Bible records a defense given by Peter, and after his defense 3,000 people came to know Jesus. This is the goal of apologetics, it is not to win an argument, it is not to gain glory for ourselves, it’s not even to look smart, but it is to win someone to Jesus.
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
1 Peter 3:15