Our Defense of Faith
Peter admonishes the Christian to be “always ready to defend the hope and faith that is within us.” (1 Peter 3:15) This scripture implies that we are to be prepared at any moment to give an answer. How can we do this confidently?
The Christian life is our defense! The Christian life is proof of our faith! The Christian life is worth the living because He lives. “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) Our lives have meaning if we know where to find it. “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b)
“The foundation of the Christian faith is the word of God. Christianity is built on fundamental facts, not feelings.” (Celicia Grider)
To wear the name Christian implies that we should be consumed with Him. He should be the totality of our lives, our decisions, our actions and reactions. We are His children. We wear His name.
The defense of the Christian faith is seen by the life we live! We serve a living Savior! Instead of being greedy people, we are giving people; instead of being mean people, we are kind people.
When we choose to live the Christian life, and live it to the fullest, the words of Acts 4:14 will apply to us... “they could say nothing against it.”
Selected from “The Christian Life” by Celicia Grinder, Bear Valley Lectures – Wayne Bacon - Shepherd