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Friday, April 23, 2010

Unworthy Arguments by Believers for the Defense of Scripture

I was listening to this sermon on the truth of Scripture and was mediating on what Christians should NOT say and what they should say when trying to defend their faith. Believers need to use worthy arguments from Scripture when defending their faith. Unworthy arguments only open the door for logically follies and complicated debating that is always ends in circular reasoning. Therefore, do not give a weak answer for your faith, but have a good, solid defense, based solely on Scripture to prove the trustworthiness of the Bible and Christianity.

The Apostle Peter completely understood this principle and penned this statement in 1 Peter 3:15 that says, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear."

Here are three arguments that believers should NEVER say when trying to defend the Bible:
1. Uncertain-Translation Argument - The Bible has so many translations that we do not know how correct Scripture is but I believe it is the Word of God.

2. Born-into-Religion Argument - The Bible was what I was raised up with from birth so I believe it.

3. It-Works-for-Me Argument - The Bible worked for me when I tried to live by it and I am sticking to it.

Here are three arguments from the Bible that believers should ALWAYS say when trying to defend the Bible:
1. 2 Peter 1:16-21 - The word is authored by God

2. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The word is inspired by God

3. John 17:17 The word is declared truth by God

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