Ready to Give an Answer

“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

We are commanded to be sure to have an answer for anyone who asks us for a reason for the hope we have in Christ. I read this devotion this past week from the late Pastor Adrian Rodger and I wanted to share it with you. I trust this will be an encouragement to your hearts.

Pastor Rodgers wrote…

Sometimes during an interview a reporter may ask me, “Do you think a Jew without Jesus is lost?” If I say, “Yes,” then I will look like a racist or a bigot. If I say, “No,” then, I have dishonored the Lord Jesus Christ who died for the sins of all people. So, how do I answer?

I say, “Friend, I believe that one of my own children without Jesus would be lost. It doesn’t matter whether he’s a Jew or a Gentile. You see, God demands absolute perfection and none of us can provide it. That’s why we need the gospel. We need Jesus. We need the
righteousness of God that comes by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.”

What would you say if someone asked you that question? Ask the Lord to prepare you.

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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