What’s the point of all this “Follow Jesus” stuff?
Wow! With this blog post, we complete a full year of blogging about the evidence for Christianity — from its historical roots (Jesus really lived!), to why Jesus calls us into relationship with Him. The purpose of this series was simply this: to give you historically accurate information about Christianity, so that you grow your faith and confidently share it with others.
We’ve answered many of the challenging questions that skeptics tend to ask, including “But the Bible was written by lots of people over a hundred years. How can it be authentic?” and “Christianity appears to be a copy-cat religion. Can you prove otherwise?”
Let’s recap other big questions typically asked by skeptics. Our goal is not to “win” a discussion, but to be prepared. Let’s be knowledgeable, so that are conversations are productive and helpful for those seeking to know about Jesus.
Answers for Questions About Christianity
My truth is my truth, your truth is your truth. How can you say otherwise?
Why does Jesus consider me a sinner?
The Bible was created to manipulate people. How can you be okay with that?
How can you possibly believe in miracles?!
The Bible is full of contradictions. Doesn’t that make it silly to say it’s the Word of God?
You want me to believe that all the scribes that copied the Bible over the centuries got it right?
If you believe in the Bible, you think Science is all wrong, right?
How do you know that Jesus really lived?
What makes you believe that Jesus really resurrected?
How can you believe that God exists?!
You expect me to believe that we all originated from Adam and Eve?!
The Bible is just moral stories. Why do you think the stories are real?
How could a loving God send people to hell?!
Why do I need Jesus?
Go Share the Good News!
The Bible tells us to always have a ready answer for the question “Why do you believe in Jesus?”
We all have our unique reason(s) for responding to and loving Jesus. Check out this guy’s very authentic answer! Just one tiny paragraph of his powerful testimony:
So, Why Am I A Christian? Because I know I’m a train wreck in a dumpster fire. But I also know that God loves me 100% as is, right now, in the midst of the burning carnage that is often my life. I know that if I were to stack up my cards against most church people, I’d fold every time. I’m not that good at following rules, and I run my mouth a lot. And yet, God loves me and is cheering for me as I get better and especially when I fall down. Where I see failure, he sees opportunity for growth. Where I see addiction, he sees an opportunity to take a step. Where I’ve given up, he whispers, “You can make it.”
What’s your answer for why you follow Jesus?
This blog post highlights Josh and Sean McDowell’s updated and revised apologetics classic, Evidence That Demands a Verdict. We are certain this resource will be an effective evangelism tool for you, and strengthen your faith by answering the toughest questions tossed to you by skeptics. Know what you know, because it’s true.
If you’d like to start from the first blog post in this series, click here: Apologetics: Apologizing for Believing in God?.