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Always Be Ready

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, -1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)

I was thinking this morning about how important it is for Christians to always be ready to explain and defend their faith. How often do we think of apologetics as some stale, over-thought area of ministry that has little relevance to us? Isn't that better left to the realm of intellectuals? In reality, it is an urgent and vital piece of Christian ministry and a wonderful tool for winning souls to Christ-- to be employed by all believers as the Holy Spirit directs.

If you are a Christian, there's a pretty good chance that you believe in the authenticity of the Bible as the infallible, inspired Word of the living God. Do you know why? Can you explain it to the non-believer or perhaps the new Christian, who is getting hammered with questions and tauntings by evil forces to prevent their growing in the faith? We all should be ready, willing and able to do so. That is why I think that ministries like Charlie Campbell's are so important. We need all the resources we can get to learn as much as we can about the Bible and how it is that we know it is the infallible Word of the living God.

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