Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Does Your Defense Give Offense?

See Jerry.

See Jerry proclaim that Jesus is Lord of all and his personal Savior.

See Jerry jump into online conversations about politics, abortion, sexual preferences, and gun control.

See Jerry call people who don't agree with him idiots...and worse.

See Jerry assume that anybody who calls themselves a Christian agrees 100% with his views and his arrogant way of espousing those views.

See Jerry freely give any atheist within earshot unlimited ammunition against considering the claims of Christ.

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Truth is...Peter does indeed tell us to be ready to give a defense when someone asks us about the hope we have within us (I Peter 3:15), but living a life of hope and being asked about what makes us different from the naysayers and doom-and-gloom proclaimers is vastly different from trying to equate religious faith with a specific view of the 2nd Amendment or a particular political party's platform.

And let us not forget HOW Peter told us to give our answer to those who ask: "with gentleness and respect".  

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