I Don’t Apologize for Being Christian. Do You?
I was offended. But I had nothing to apologize for! I’m a Christian and proud of it. (Ignorance really can put one at a disadvantage) I had no clue what a Christian Apologetic was, but I decided I’d better find out if people were categorizing me as one.
So I did a quick Google Search and discovered I shouldn’t have been offended, but honored someone found my writing worthy of being in the category of “Apologetics”.
Per Wikipedia, a Christian Apologetic, “aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections.”
While honored people would think I’m able to defend my faith in Christ in a rational way, I’m perplexed that ALL Christians aren’t Apologetics. Yes, I know, we each have various gifts. I know each Member of the Body of Christ has a different calling and function. However, each Member is tasked with the Great Commission.
We are all supposed to share the message of Christ with the world- no matter where we live or what profession we are in.
Therefore, if we are all supposed to do this, shouldn’t we all be able to defend our faith?
The problem I think many Christians have is fear. Fear they don’t know enough scripture. Fear of rejection. Fear of how people will respond. Fear they can’t answer people’s questions. Fear of whatever. Fear makes us silent. Christian Silence is deafening.
But there really is nothing to fear!
One doesn’t need a degree in theology to witness.
One doesn’t need to be called into the ministry to share the Good News.
One doesn’t have to have the Bible Memorized (or even parts of it) to be able to share what God is doing in their lives.
All one must do is be WILLING. God isn’t looking for the most equip or knowledgeable, He’s looking for those who are willing to trust Him and obey. He promises He will give you the words to say (Matt 10:19-20).
I’ll be honest, I don’t have all the Scriptures memorized and there are times I don’t have an answer.
But I don’t rely on MY knowledge, I rely on God’s. He guides me. I also don’t pretend to know something. I’m honest with people. And sometimes there are NO human answers. Some things really do take faith, and trust, in WHO GOD IS. But to have that kind of trust, one must KNOW Him.
Get into His Word (BIBLE) and find out what He has to say on topics, find out what’s on His heart. Discover how much He loves you.THEN you can’t help breaking your silence! You’ll be excited and the words will just come. Like a sports fan. They don’t worry if they know all the stats (though many avid fans do know them by heart) or can explain all the plays. They just shout support for their team.
That’s what Christian Apologetics is to me: An enthusiastic fan of Christ, willing to look foolish in order to get more people to follow (and be passionate about) team God.
In my new book, The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends, I show readers why it’s imperative to have a deep and personal RELATIONSHIP with God.
Relationships take time to build. Relationships require trust and dedication. They also require devote love to the other.
Do you love God?I mean really love Him?
Are you a Christian who is able to defend your faith? Or are you apologetic when confronted with your belief in Christ and deny your devotion to Him?
What definition of “Apologetic” do you use regarding your faith?
My book will help you analyze your walk with Christ and challenge you to go deeper.
It’s divided into three short stories describing a chaotic world trying desperately to maintain order… and it comes at a price for those who call themselves “Christian”.Each story is paired with Modern Events challenging believers around the globe. Next are Discussion Questions to help you break your silence so this world can hear the Good News.
While I’d love it if you read my book, I’d much prefer you read God’s Word (BIBLE).
He will guide you into much truth. Ask Him for revelations for your life and He will answer.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matt 7:7-8 NIV
TC Avey is a Christian devoted to God, family and friends. She is passionate about encouraging Christians to live a life dedicated to Christ as well as helping them understand the importance of preserving our national freedoms through knowledge and love. She blogs at Wisdom of a Fool (tcavey.blogspot.com). You can also follow her on Twitter (TCAvey1). You can check out her book on GoodReads. The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends, is available on Amazon, April 7th.
If you purchase The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends April 7-14 and email TC a copy of the receipt, you will receive a FREE book as a Thank you!