Can you defend your faith?
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (1 Peter Ch. 3 verse 15).
Be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your faith. In seminary, we call this apologetics. Contrary to what you might think, this does not mean you are to apologize for your faith! Instead, apologetics comes from the Greek word (apologia) that means, to give a defense, as in front of a judge.
Can you defend your faith? Sometimes it is too late for you to demonstrate your faith; you must also defend your faith. Remember who your opponent is in this hostile and ungodly culture. The devil has 1000 reasons why a person shouldn’t get saved. If you encountered someone who was dying, and they asked you questions about your faith, could you? Could you share what Jesus has done for you? Could you answer basic questions using the right words so that a lost person can understand the gospel message?
You need to always be ready. The question could you, must be answered before you answer the question, would you? You must also be available and willing. You need to study and learn what God’s Word says about salvation, sin, forgiveness, and the eternity of heaven and hell. Are you ready? Will you?
If not, get ready today through prayer and study. There’s no better time. It’s too late at the grave site.