When I was a little girl, like most kids, I had a curious mind. I questioned a lot in regards to my spiritual beliefs because I simply could not understand the whole concept of someone rising from the dead and living, freeing us from sin. Not that I failed to believe, it was just hard to comprehend as a child. Realistically speaking, it reminded me of something that would be on television. Not something that actually occurred in real life. The flesh as we call it now. Imagine telling your kids that a man will die, but he will rise from the dead and rise with all power in his hands. Then when you dive deeper (as a kid), and neurons get to moving, you begin desiring to know more and someone says well hey, you are NOT supposed to question God. Pretty weird huh? Historically speaking, our cultural, “Christian culture”, has always been to simply believe. And we did just that, believe.
However; now, there’s an army of youths and adults who cannot grab hold to the mere action of believing without seeing because the foundation of Christ was never laid. Or maybe it was but no one was ever BOLD enough to explain or guide them all because “they had questions”. When did a question become so morally wrong to a person who does not know what YOU know? Let us flip this theory, in terms of education, we push the notion of “asking questions”. There’s even a public service announcement broadcast “The more you know” … But in regards to Christianity, you can’t ask questions? That’s not practical, logical, or humanly possible. Questions are how we elevate our understanding.
People WILL have questions… And as a Christian, you will need to answer the questions that they have. For this reason, you will need to KNOW the word. 2 Timothy 2:15 states “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth”. It further denotes in verse 16, “avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior”. In explaining, I always recommend doing so in the form of parables, just like Jesus did. We all know that Jesus was famous in using parables. If you are unsure what a parable is, it is a story used to illustrate a spiritual lesson in a story.
Now that I am an adult I find myself believing the word because I believe in God and in the Holy Spirit. I have personally seen the manifestation of his word. But reality is this, not everyone will be easily convinced no matter how much churching takes place in society. How do you respond when you encounter unbelievers? Do you listen to their views, or do you simply attack them with scriptures? Have you ever considered that the scriptures do NOT mean the same to a person who don’t know the creator? I’m just asking. I have another question. Do you live like you quote? I could be wrong but I believe 90% of society’s problem when it comes to “Christianity” is that there are more people speaking of the scripture and using the famous “Well the bible says…” instead of exhibiting Christian like behavior. It’s being used to conveniently convict instead of building up a body of believers AND non-believers. We have to consider the fact that maybe just maybe we should examine our lives and behavior while representing our Father in Heaven. I see so much going on around the globe, and while it appears that Christians are losing, let us consider the word. Consider this, 2 Timothy 2: 19 states “But God’s truth stands firm like foundation stone with this inscription: “The LORD knows those who are his, and all who belong to the LORD must turn away from evil”. If we turn away from those things that we KNOW are wrong, and stand up for what we KNOW is right, we may win over souls.
In Romans, we learn in Chapter 2:13 that merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight. If you continue reading, it states in verse 14, even gentiles who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without hearing it. WOW! Now that’s powerful. So, now we have confirmation that good deeds speak louder than words. I want to encourage you to embrace those who have questions, build up those who don’t understand, and pray for those who are lost.
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