|Artwork: Billy Frank Alexander|
Being prepared to answer questions about our faith is Scriptural (1 Peter 3:15). That's why I'm writing the Be Prepared series.
But we must be prepared for negative feedback.
Some people don't want to hear truth; they want to crucify it:
They aren't open-minded so they ask insincere questions hoping to trap us. That's why Jesus didn't answer questions at His trial (see Mark 15:3-5
and 2 Corinthians 4:4).
Other people don't have time for the truth:
They won't see it even when it's staring them in the face. Pilate asked Jesus "What is truth?" but walked away without the answer (John 18:37-38). Imagine asking this question of the Author of Truth but not waiting for the answer!!
We should be respectful and gentle when sharing with unbelievers, but we shouldn't take it personally when someone refuses to listen.