Should I Apologize?
By Jesse Scott
Okay, the title of this article is more of a play on words than anything. Guilty.
However, at the heart of the matter is one of the most important aspects of being a Christian that we all need to understand.
The Greek word apologia translates as a “formal defense of one’s opinions or conduct.” To apologize in regards to Christianity literally means to give a defense of your beliefs. This is called apologetics.
1 Peter 3:15 says, “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.”
Know Why You Believe
Do you know why you believe what you believe? Is your faith a little foggy? Dare I say blind?
The foundation of Christianity was built on truth; truth about God and His interaction as a personable being with humanity. Taking the truth about Christianity and substituting it for legends and myths is not real faith but rather a personal liking of the stories found in the Bible.
I like the Wizard of Oz but I don’t see any reason to defend it as truth.
Too many of us fall into this trap by taking the stories found in the Bible and turning them into something of fiction. 1 Peter 3:15 begs you, the reader, to know why you believe. Beyond the typical “I’m a Christian” response, you will come across people who will simply ask…”Why?” And, I’m sorry to say “because the Bible says so” is not going to cut it…At all…
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