Defending the faith–how to do it (part 2)

When I wrote earlier about defending the Christian faith, I mentioned that what we say (content) is important, but so is how we say it (delivery).  I read a blog recently by John Stonestreet that spoke to that very issue.  (“Against the World, Part 2” http://www.summit.org/blogs/the-point/against-the-world-part-2/ )

Besides what Mr. Stonestreet suggests, may I suggest another tactic: ask questions.  For instance, when issues come up, ask, “What do you mean by that?”  Or, “How do you know that to be true?”  Or, “What if you are wrong?” 

No matter when you live in time, God calls us the speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).  He also said in Proverbs 12:18 that “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”  When you defend the Christian faith, you have to know your stuff, but you have to know how to share it as well.  Asking questions can get people to think critically, and then open a door for you to share what the Bible says.

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